Izzy Medeiros

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NASA’s new gold-covered telescope will put the Hubble to shame

The universe's biggest space telescope is as tall as a three-story building and as wide as a tennis court. Its main mirror, a collapsible honeycomb of 18 gleaming, gold-covered hexagons, is large enough to collect light from the very first, most distant stars and sensitive enough to capture the …

Telescopes

The NSA has no idea how many Americans it’s spying on

The National Security Agency (NSA) is watching the electronic communications of hundreds of millions people, allegedly to find foreign threats. But before Congress reauthorizes laws allowing this, it has a question: How many Americans are caught up in the government’s digital dragnets?<p>The answer, …

Surveillance

Could the Color Blue Be the Key to Finding Life-Filled Planets Like Earth?

On the hunt for a fingerprint of creation.<p>One of the Earth's most distinctive features is its color, a beautiful light blue. Iconic photo after iconic photo has been taken highlighting the planet's place of the color spectrum, from NASA's various "Earthrise" photos to <i>Voyager One's</i> "Pale Blue Dot." …

Want to Be Truly Wealthy? Science Says to Do This | Inc.com

What's the one thing that sets apart the overwhelmingly wealthy from the rest of the world--other than money, of course? They read--and they read a lot.<p>Business tycoon and famed investor Warren Buffett is said to devote at least 80 percent of each day to reading. In the early days of his investing …

Bill Gates

Earth Has Mystery Gas Delivered from Space

Xenon from deep within the Earth’s mantle has shone a light on the planet’s formation and early evolution. The isotopic signature of this earthly …

Gut check: Population diversity in humans is tallied

Taking a census of the microbes that live in the human gut is not glamorous work, but it's important, given our new understanding of the gut microbiome's role in human health. And a full picture of humanity's microbial gut population has been a mystery. Until now.<p>After combing through thousands of …

Biology

Sober is the new drunk: why millennials are ditching bar crawls for juice crawls

Is being sober finally trendy? Juice crawls are just one of many booze-free events in the US catering to millennials who are ditching the hooch in favor of clarity<p>On a Saturday afternoon in Manhattan, Rachel Floyd and her boyfriend Paul Isham take a shot of a dark yellow liquid called Mother …

Alcohol

The Biggest Question About The Beginning Of The Universe

Our Universe is expanding, getting less dense and cooling today, teaching us that it was hotter and denser in the distant past. If we extrapolate backwards in time, we can reach epochs where:<p>gravitation hadn’t yet had time to collapse matter into clusters, galaxies or even stars,<br>• the temperature of …

Universe

A Brief History

The land of ancient Egypt was alive with the spirit of the gods. The sun god Ra broke from the darkness every morning in his great boat, bringing the …

This Mockumentary Imagines the World Without Men — and Men Are Pissed

Struck a nerve, have we? <i>No Men Beyond This Point —</i> a mockumentary that imagines a world in which the male population is dying off — premiered at the …

Scientists Just Discovered This Giant Galaxy Orbiting The Milky Way

In your daily reminder that all of the existing matter in the known, vast universe is difficult to discover, confirm and categorize, researchers have announced the discovery of the Crater 2 dwarf galaxy which is currently orbiting the Milky Way.<p>The <i>Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society</i> …

11 incredible women in law promoting social justice for all

While activists and leaders of social movements create conversations and awareness, it's the work of politicians, lawyers and judges that reinforces …

Traveling Faster Than Light? Four Phenomena That Put the Cosmic Speed Limit to the Test

The Cosmic Speed Limit<p>The speed of light is widely known to be the absolute pinnacle of movement. When Albert Einstein first entwined mass and energy …

FBI hacks iPhone: Does this make your phone less private?

A legal battle weighing privacy rights against the government's need to investigate terrorism came to an end Monday when the<p>FBIsaid it found a way to gain access toSyed Rizwan Farook'siPhone 5c.<p>The announcement may have staved off a historic court battle, but questions still linger about how the …

Privacy

NASA Just Released This New Hubble Image of Two Galaxy Clusters About to Collide

When worlds collide, literally.<p>NASA has just released a new image captured by the Hubble space telescope, revealing what it looked like moments …

3tags.org

There's A Powerful And Mysterious Signal Coming From The Core Of The Milky Way

Dark matter is one of the greatest revelations in modern physics. Even though it hasn’t been directly detected yet, we know that it makes up around …

Dark Matter

Unicorns really existed, science says

Unicorns really did once walk the Earth, and more recently than we thought, according to new research. However, the unicorns aren’t like the ones you …

Black hole smashup generated yottawatts of power

Yottawatt \YOT-ah-wat\ n.: <br>1 million billion billion watts<p>That’s a lotta watts. And a lot more — 3.6 x 1049 watts, or 36 septillion yottawatts — …

Ask Ethan: How Do Black Hole Jets Carve Out Bubbles In Space?

If you want to accelerate particles close to the speed of light, you need an intense energy source. In space, stars can get particles up to modestly high energies, while explosions such as supernovae create even stronger bursts. The strongest, sustained sources of high-energy emission are the …

Universe

13 gorgeous pieces of space jewelry we need immediately

Though the idea of space travel causes us something we’ll refer to as “extraterrestrial anxiety,” we have to admit: The universe is fascinatingly …