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Nasa probe will still be circling Sun at end of Solar System say scientists

Nasa's new solar spacecraft is so indestructable that parts of it will be circling the Sun until the Solar System ends, eight billion years from now, scientists have said.<p>The US space agency launches its Parker Solar Probe on Saturday, which will travel closer to the Sun than any mission before, to …

Astronomy

NASA is about to launch the fastest manmade object ever

You’ve already heard plenty about the Parker Solar Probe over the past year or so, and with good reason. It’s NASA’s long-planned attempt to “Touch …

Astronomy

Past the "Alfvén Point," the Parker Solar Probe Officially Touches the Sun

Thank heavens the Parker Solar Probe isn’t made of wax, because its about to fly closer to the sun than even Icarus dared. On August 11, NASA is …

Astronomy

The idea that everything from spoons to stones is conscious is gaining academic credibility

Consciousness permeates reality. Rather than being just a unique feature of human subjective experience, it’s the foundation of the universe, present in every particle and all physical matter.<p>This sounds like easily-dismissible bunkum, but as traditional attempts to explain consciousness continue …

Consciousness

Huge, glowing ‘rogue’ planet spotted ‘drifting’ through space

A huge “rogue” planet with an unexplained “glow” lurks beyond our solar system, scientists claim.<p>The monstrously large world is 12 times bigger than …

Universe

Trump is what happens when postmodernism goes too far, Michiko Kakutani argues

Courtesy Tim Duggan Books<p>In Michiko Kakutani’s new book, <i>The Death of Truth</i>, out July 17 from Tim Duggan Books, the former chief book critic of the New York Times puts forward an intriguing argument: The American right’s discarding of truth is a descendent of the postmodern movement, which ruled …

Donald Trump

Astronomers blown away by historic stellar blast

Imagine traveling to the Moon in just 20 seconds! That's how fast material from a 170 year old stellar eruption sped away from the unstable, …

Cosmology

Mysterious signal sent from an unknown source in deep space and picked up by a new £12 million telescope in Canada is one of 'only two dozen' fast radio bursts ever detected

A brief burst of radio sent from an unknown source across the universe has been picked up by the state-of-the-art CHIME telescope in Canada.<p>The …

Space

Fun STEM Activities To Do At Home With Your Kids This Summer

The days are longer and hotter this time of year. Just walking a few blocks can tire you out in the summer heat.<p>If only it worked that way for kids.<p>For parents, summertime presents the classic conundrum: “I love my kids so much, and yet I have so much time with them.” It’s like the inverse of that …

Kids

Researchers report long hidden properties of Polaris

Two Villanova University astrophysics professors led a research team that has discovered the long hidden physical properties of Polaris, popularly …

Universe

The Peculiar Math That Could Underlie the Laws of Nature

In 2014, a graduate student at the University of Waterloo, Canada, named Cohl Furey rented a car and drove six hours south to Pennsylvania State …

Physics

New dolphin-whale hybrid sea creature is the spawn of an unholy union

While surveying whales and dolphins off the Hawaiian Islands, scientists spotted a creature they've never seen before: a peculiar hybrid between a …

Dolphins

A 7th-Grader Built an Underwater Rover to Save Oceans From Microplastics

'She has all of the qualities — all of those essential ingredients — to be a great scientist.'<p>Billions of pieces of plastic pollute the ocean, make …

Tweens

What Is the Most Massive Star?

The sun may be the most massive object in the solar system — it contains 99.8 percent of the mass of the entire system — but on a stellar scale, it's …

Universe

New map reveals just 13% of the world’s oceans are still ‘wild’

“Wilderness” might bring to mind sprawling forests in national parks like Yosemite and Yellowstone, but there is a second wilderness—the world’s …

Biodiversity

A 12-mile, underground lake may have been found on Mars. What could live there?

The red Martian surface may be barren and arid, but about a mile underneath Mars' south pole, scientists think they've found something …

European Space Agency

Liquid water spied deep below polar ice cap on Mars

Far beneath the deeply frozen ice cap at Mars’s south pole lies a lake of liquid water—the first to be found on the Red Planet. Detected from orbit …

Mars Express

The 5 kinds of sci-fi space travel, ranked by realism

<i>This post is part of Science of Sci-Fi, Mashable's ongoing series dissecting the science (or lack of science) in our favorite sci-fi movies, TV</i> …

Science Fiction

Shark shocker: 20-foot great white 'Deep Blue' caught on camera

You'll definitely need a bigger boat.<p>The great white shark known as "Deep Blue" is nearly 20 feet long and is thought to be the largest great white ever caught on film.<p>Shark conservationist Mauricio Hoyos Padilla captured footage of the massive beast nearly three years ago, while doing work for …

White Shark

How Scientists Discovered a New Shark Species Near Florida

Meet Genie’s Dogfish.<p>Marine biologists have a reason to celebrate this Shark Week. A team of scientists from the Florida Institute of Technology has …

Florida

Propelling deep space flight with a new fuel source, Momentus prepares for liftoff

Mikhail Kokorich, the founder of Momentus, a new Y Combinator-backed propulsion technology developer for space flight, hadn’t always dreamed of going to the moon.<p>A physicist who graduated from Russia’s top-ranked Novosibirsk University, Kokorich was a serial entrepreneur in who grew up in Siberia …

Space Travel

No more zigzags: Scientists uncover mechanism that stabilizes fusion plasmas

In the PPPL simulations, magnetic flux pumping develops in "hybrid scenarios" that exist between standard regimes—which include high-confinement …

Physics

‘Eighth Grade’: Why 13-Year-Olds Aren’t Allowed to See a Movie About Themselves

The MPAA giving Bo Burnham's new film an "R" was never in doubt, which is part of the problem.<p>The creators of Bo Burnham’s lauded new indie …

Middle School

Philosopher of the Month

In order to commemorate the countless philosophers who have shaped our world by exploring life's fundamental questions, we're celebrating a different …

Scientist Perplexed by His Discovery of Powerful Quasar From Early Universe

A newly discovered supermassive black hole, 13 billion light-years away from Earth, might eventually provide us with valuable information about the …

Learn the History of Indian Philosophy in a 62 Episode Series from The History of Philosophy Without Any Gaps: The Buddha, Bhagavad-Gita, Non Violence & More

The belief in a singular, coherent “Western tradition” in philosophy has led to a very insular, Eurocentric view in philosophy departments, as Jay L. …

An Astrophysics 'Breakthrough' Will Be Unveiled Thursday. Here's How to Watch.

An international team of astrophysicists will reveal a "breakthrough" discovery Thursday (July 12), and you can watch the announcement live.<p>The U.S. …

Watch 5 Levels | Biologist Explains One Concept in 5 Levels of Difficulty - CRISPR | WIRED Video | CNE

Biologist Explains One Concept in 5 Levels of Difficulty - CRISPR<p>CRISPR is a new biomedical technique that enables powerful gene editing. WIRED …

CRISPR

Disney's 'Moana' production assets now available for the public

Disney has released two production assets from the film Moana to be used for computer graphics research, software development and educational …

Scientists Say They've Found a Way to Make an Object Invisible From Every Angle

"Our work represents a breakthrough in the quest for invisibility cloaking."<p>Researchers from Montreal's National Institute of Scientific Research …