Jill Gilford

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Stephen Hawking: In 50 years, we'll be living on the moon

I can just imagine the ads.<p>One-hundred-twenty-year-old Richard Branson would like you to be one of the first to live in the Virgin Moon Residences.<p>There will be three Virgin Galactic (or perhaps Virgin Lunartic) flights there daily and the residences will be all-inclusive properties with the option …

The Tantalizing Quest For Gravity Waves

From the April 1981 issue of Popular Science: "When scientists finally detect a form of energy they have never seen, they will open a new era in astronomy."<p><i>Today, March 17, 2014, scientists announced they had detected gravitational waves using a telescope at the South Pole—the first direct evidence</i> …

WATCH: Physicist Gets 'Smoking Gun' Proof Of His Theory

When the news of a lifetime finally arrived at their door, Stanford physicist Andrei Linde and his wife wondered aloud if one of them was expecting a delivery.<p>In a manner of speaking, that's just what they got. The messenger was fellow physicist Chao-Lin Kuo, a member of the BICEP2 team; the …

NASA-Sponsored Study Warns Of Possible Collapse Of Civilization

Two scenarios of how it may all come crashing down<p>We've heard many times that if we don't change our ways, our civilization may be doomed. But such suggestions are often pushed aside. Nobody likes a whiner, as they say. And our society isn't big on long-term thinking. Well, a new NASA-funded study …

Ecology

Science Deniers Are Freaking Out About "Cosmos"

<i>This post first appeared at</i> Mother Jones.<p>Still from <i>Cosmos</i>. Courtesy of FOX.<p>If you think the first episode of the new Fox <i>Cosmos</i> series was …

The Known Universe by AMNH

Universe

Big Bang's "Smoking Gun" Confirms Early Universe's Exponential Growth

Observations confirm "inflation" of early universe to cosmological sizes in early instant.<p>Surprisingly strong gravitational waves rippled through the fiery aftermath of the Big Bang, astronomers announced Monday, a finding that confirms the cosmos grew to a stunningly vast size in its very first …