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Surprise! The Universe Has A Third Way To Form Black Holes

When a massive enough star runs out of fuel in its core and collapses, the resulting Type II supernova will produce a black hole.<p>Supernovae that aren’t quite massive enough will produce neutron stars instead, which themselves will make black holes if they either accrete more matter or collide with …

Universe

Get Ready For Low-Cost Jet Engines That Reach Space Without Burning Fossil Fuels

Plasma Jet Engines<p>Imagine a jet engine that could propel an aircraft faster than a traditional engine, taking all the way to the edge of the …

The sound of a spacecraft passing between Saturn and its rings is straight out of 'Alien'

On April 26, NASA's Cassini spacecraft shot between Saturn and its innermost ring, going where no human-made object has gone before.<p>Cassini has …

This Browser Extension Will Help You Read Paywalled Science Papers for Free

Probably the suckiest thing about science is the fact that lots of the time you can’t read the research yourself. If it’s not open access and you’re …

Physicists create mind-bending 'negative mass' that accelerates backwards and could help explain black holes

Scientists have created a fluid with "negative mass" which they claim can be used to explore some of the more challenging concepts of the cosmos.<p>Washington State University physicists explained that this mass, unlike every physical object in the world we know, accelerates backwards when pushed.<p>The …

Physics

Whatever, We're Probably Living in a Hologram Anyway, Says Neil deGrasse Tyson

Look around you. Your shoes, that tree, the Starbucks cold brew you're clutching — it's all very much right here in the real world. But what if the …

Why This Part of the Universe Makes No Sense to Scientists

New data from NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope and the Herschel Space Observatory is undoing a century of scientific evidence, boggling astronomer’s …

Panpsychism is a crazy theory about consciousness — and it's probably true

Common sense tells us that only living things have an inner life. Rabbits and tigers and mice have feelings, sensations, and experiences; tables and …

Quantum Mechanics

NASA Just Released a Bunch of Its Software For Free

Here's what's worth downloading.<p>NASA has just released its 2017-2018 software catalogue, and everything is available for free download, without any …

HDEV

High Definition Earth-Viewing System (HDEV)<p>The High Definition Earth Viewing (HDEV) experiment aboard the ISS was activated April 30, 2014. It is …