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Wormhole to another galaxy may exist in Milky Way

A space-time tunnel could exist in the middle of the Milky Way and we could travel through it, say scientists<p>A giant doorway to another galaxy may exist at the centre of the Milky Way, a study suggests.<p>Scientists believe that dark matter at the centre of our galaxy could sustain a wormhole that we …

French Comedians Are Roasting Fox News' 'No-Go Zones' Coverage

Yann Barthès — host of a French television program ("Le Petit Journal"), which is a satirical news program akin to the "Daily Show" was among those to push back on Fox.<p>The American cable news channel, Barthès pointed out, has higher ratings than its competitors.<p>"Two million Americans have heard …

Mathematician Suggests New Way Get To Mars On A Budget

Sometimes the cheapest distance between two points is not a straight line<p>In 1991, Japan's budding space agency sent its first spacecraft to the moon: Hiten, alongside a smaller orbiter named Hagamoro. Hagamoro was supposed to orbit the moon, but mission control lost contact with it after it …

Mountain-sized asteroid is heading towards Earth, says scientist

A Russian scientist has discovered a huge asteroid '2014 UR116' passes Earth every three years<p>A mountain-sized asteroid which crosses paths with the Earth every three years has been discovered by a Russian scientist.<p>Vladimir Lipunov, a professor at Moscow State University, said the space rock, …

Sizing up a new particle accelerator, and the 'cosmic stupid' limit | Jon Butterworth | Life&Physics

Even if you assume you have the technology and the money to do it, how big should any successor to CERN’s Large Hadron Collider be? Physicists are trying to work it out<p>Somehow, you have to like a paper which contains the phrase<p>Now, let us assume that the effective cross section for the inelastic …

26 Pictures That Will Make You Re-Evaluate Your Entire Existence

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'Solar Sneezes' May Trigger Auroras Around Venus

European spacecraft Venus Express catches glimpse of lights while using Venusian atmosphere to brake its orbital speed.<p>TUCSON—Green-tinted northern lights may bloom even on Venus, astronomers said on Tuesday, reporting the first hints of auroras unleashed deep within the atmosphere of the …

Europe's Philae Lander Makes Historic Touchdown on Comet

Space<p>DARMSTADT, Germany — After a suspense-packed, seven-hour descent, the European Space Agency's Philae lander made an unprecedented touchdown on the surface of a comet Wednesday — marking the high point of a $1.3 billion, 10-year mission.<p>Officials confirmed early Thursday that Philae was sending …

DIY: How To Light Up Your Bike Wheels [Video]

Crafty, safe fun<p>As the winter months approach, darkness is falling earlier and earlier. Do not bike gently into that good night! By spending a few hours tinkering with LEDs, you can outfit your dull wheels with hypnotically glowing rings.<p>Some kits on the market use customizable circuit boards to …

Week's Best Space Pictures: Hercules Poses, California Gleams, and a Pulsar Puzzles

Purple robes swath a galaxy, shepherds dance above Saturn's rings, and fishing fleets outshine cities in this week's best space pictures.

US faces intel hurdles in downing of airliner

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — A series of unanswered questions about the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 shows the limits of U.S. intelligence gathering …

A Solar Storm Almost Ended Life As We Know It In 2012

"If it had hit, we would still be picking up the pieces," said Daniel Baker of the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics at the University of Colorado in a NASA press release. Luckily for us, it missed our home planet.<p>The GIF below shows the storm on July 23, 2012, as captured by …

We could travel to new worlds in NASA's starship Enterprise

NASA announced in 2012 that it was working to build a "warp drive" that could enable "faster-than-light" travel. Two years later and the space agency hasn't built a spaceship capable of such speeds yet — but thanks to artist Mark Rademaker, we now know what one could look like. The result is the …

Ebola called 'out of control' in West Africa

The deadliest-ever outbreak of the Ebola virus has surged in West Africa after slowing briefly, and the pandemic is now "out of control," according to Doctors Without Borders.<p>Nearly 600 infections and 340 Ebola-related deaths have been recorded in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia, the most since …

Solar Roadways and No-New-Impact Energy Development

Great Energy Challenge<p>You’ve probably seen or heard something about solar roadways, or as one promotional video puts it, “solar freakin’ roadways!” The bold idea to turn roads into solar generation infrastructure has captured the imagination of millions in recent weeks.<p>The concept is an example of …