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Two Physicists Say Time Travel Is Mathematically Possible

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A Colossal Wave of Burning Gas Was Just Discovered Rippling Through Space

Great Big Wave<p>Scientists have found a huge wave of ultra-hot gas rippling through the nearby Perseus galaxy cluster. And when we say huge, we mean …

Getting to Grips With Infinity

What is infinity? In basic terms, infinity is the state of being infinite – something that goes on and on forever and has no end. To understand …

Key Einstein principle survives quantum test

Particles with mind-bending quantum properties still follow a standard gravitational rule, at least as far as scientists can tell.<p>The equivalence …

Confounded By Quantum? Try Bohmian Mechanics On For Size.

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Physicists 'Breed' Schrödinger’s Cats To Shed Light On Boundary Between Quantum And Classical Worlds

Nothing exemplifies the weirdness of the quantum realm than Erwin Schrödinger’s famous (or infamous) cat-killing thought experiment. Now, a team of …

Are We Too Sitting a Too Close To an Alternate or Parallel Universe?

Astronomers have known about the electromagnetic radiation of the Universe known as Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) since the 1960’s. This …

Dark Matter

How Much Do We Really Know About the Speed of Light?

Light-Speed, Explained<p>In one of his videos from earlier this year, YouTuber Joe Scott, host of “Answers With Joe,” takes on the <i>glaring</i> question of …

The Higgs Boson: A Not-So-Godlike Particle

<i>Paul Sutter is an astrophysicist at The Ohio State University and the chief scientist at COSI science center. Sutter is also host of Ask a Spaceman,</i> …

Is Time Travel Possible, According To Science?

Have you ever dreamed of traveling through time? Not at the standard, “boring” rate that we normally do — at one second per second — but either:<p>faster, so that you wound up far into the future while remaining the same age,<br>• slower, so that you could accomplish much more than anyone else over the same …

Physics

The Weirdness of String Theory

Quantum mechanics is a difficult subject to get your head around and the more you think you know about it, the more you discover you don’t look much …

Donald Trump asked astronauts in space a question only he can answer

President Donald Trump called up to the International Space Station on Monday to congratulate NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson on her record-breaking …

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 …

Science Proves There's a Right Way to Tie Your Shoes. You've Probably Been Doing It Wrong

UC Berkley researchers spent two years studying how shoelace knots fail.<p>How many years have you been tying your own shoes? Chances are, you've been doing it wrong all this time. That's the result of extensive research conducted by a team at UC Berkeley led by Oliver O'Reilly, professor of …

Our Machines Now Have Knowledge We’ll Never Understand

The new availability of huge amounts of data, along with the statistical tools to crunch these numbers, offers a whole new way of understanding the …

Scientists create negative-mass fluid that flows against the force

If you push an ordinary ball, it moves away from your hand. No surprise there. But if you pushed a ball with negative mass, it would actually …

Captured: First 'Image' of the Dark Matter That Holds Universe Together

For decades, scientists have tracked hints of a thread-like structure that ties together galaxies across the universe. Theories, computer models, and …

Have Scientists Finally Uncovered the Origin of the Universe’s Matter?

While most of nature’s laws treat particles and antiparticles equally, when it comes to stars and planets there’s an exception as these are made of …

Physics

Filling in the Missing History of the Universe

Jack Burns is interested in the Dark Ages of the universe. His primary research team—consisting of 22 scientists from CU, UCLA, NASA Goddard, Arizona State and more—wants to know how things began. Specifically, they are working to investigate the time when the universe's very first stars were born, …

Earth-like planet with atmosphere discovered just 39 light years away

In a development that has astronomers giddy with excitement, a new study published in <i>Astronomical Journal</i> has confirmed the existence of the first …

Genetics 2.0: Scientists Have Officially Created a New Kind of Child

When Three People Make a Baby<p>The long-held belief that we get half our genes from our father and the other half from our mother may not be as …

Scientists may have evidence to confirm mysterious ‘Planet Nine’

It’s been a while now since astronomers began openly discussing the possibility of a ninth planet in our solar system — and no, it’s not Pluto. Now, …

Is Matter Conscious? - Issue 47: Consciousness

The nature of consciousness seems to be unique among scientific puzzles. Not only do neuroscientists have no fundamental explanation for how it …

Consciousness

This Unseen Form of Radioactive Decay Could Help Explain Where All The Antimatter Is

Seriously, where is it.<p>The mystery of where all the antimatter is gets to the heart of why you and I, and everything else in the known Universe, …

Is There Really Such a Thing as Dark Matter or is Gravity Wrong?

Dark matter is a subject that’s brought about many a debate in all the time it’s been proposed. The idea behind the dark matter is that normal matter …

Dark Matter

Astronomers just turned on a planet-size telescope to take a picture of a black hole

Every image you’ve seen of a black hole is an illustration. A giant “virtual” telescope may change that.<p>The closest astronomers have come to directly “seeing” a black hole happened last year, when the LIGO observatory detected the spacetime-warping gravitational waves radiating from a pair of black …

Scientists Unfold a New Quantum Theory of Gravity

An area of physics that’s been observed in black holes since the 1970’s, called the entanglement area law, has just been seen in cold helium atoms. …