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Use Science To Make Better Nachos On Super Bowl Sunday

Planning on making nachos for Super Bowl Sunday? The American Chemical Society has advice for you on making a nice, smooth nacho cheese mix in the video below.<p>Normally when you melt cheese, the video notes, you end up with “an oily, gritty mess.” But that can be avoided by adding a simple …

Extremely Rare Gemstone Could Prove That There's an Ocean Hidden Deep Inside Earth

Researchers believe that deep below the Earth's surface lies an ocean of water. This might sound like something straight out of a science fiction movie, but thanks to a tiny, extremely rare gemstone, there's cause to believe the seemingly impossible exists. The special stone is called ringwoodite, …

Want to Help Design an Actual Space Robot? Here's How You Can.

NASA wants your input on the Astrobee.<p>It's not every day that the world's most prominent space agency puts out a call for ideas on how to design …

Stephen Hawking’s New Black Hole Theory Might Reveal The History Of The Universe

The black hole is famously so dense, not even light can escape it. But something can, or at least it can linger at the edges. This is the centerpiece of Stephen Hawking’s new theory about black holes.<p>For a long time, the general theory about black holes explained that they have no particular …

Physics

Crash Course Astronomy: The death of the Universe.

I’ll be honest with you, folks: I’ve been anticipating this moment with some trepidation.<p>I’ve always been fascinated with big explosions, doomsday …

Animal brought back to life after spending 30 years frozen

The waterbears were retrieved from frozen moss sample collected in Antarctica in 1983<p>Researchers have successfully revived microscopic creatures that had been kept frozen for 30 years.<p>Tardigrades, also known as waterbears or moss piglets, are tiny water-dwelling organisms. They're segmented, with …

Black holes: Bubbles of space-time open gateway to a new universe, linked to our own

Bubbles of space-time cropped up during the early stages of our universe, eventually forming black holes that were connected to us by wormholes …

Physicists Are Closing In On an Elusive State of Metallic Hydrogen

Hydrogen, that most simple of elements, is a gas—at least at the typical temperatures and pressures found here on Earth. But many scientists believe …

There are Sharks Living in a Volcano. Seriously.

Just when you thought it was safe to swim in a volcano, there comes a terrifying discovery of nature’s infinite cruelty: shark-cano. In what’s sure …

Alert: Evil On A Whole New Level, Inter-Dimensional Teleportation is Now A Reality

Cloning, teleportation, inter-dimensional beings; the very concepts of these topics remain on the fringe side of science and technology. However, the …

Ask Ethan: Is Interstellar Travel Possible?

For generations, when we looked out at the distant stars, we could only wonder whether there were planets and the conditions for life-as-we-know-it around them. The past 25 years have brought forth a revolution in planet-finding, with thousands of known, confirmed planets, including many of …

Distant star's surface gravity can be calculated, edging us closer to finding a habitable planet

A new method has been discovered to measure the pull of gravity on the surface of distant stars. Researchers say the new discovery significantly adds …

Stephen Hawking Explains How You Could Escape a Black Hole

Well, your existence could. Physically you would be so dead.<p>Stephen Hawking has described a new theory for how our existence could escape a black …

General relativity caught in action around black hole

<b>GENEVA</b> — An effect of general relativity that is barely measurable on Earth has been spotted in full force around a black hole.<p>Physicists detected …