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The Legacy Of Hard Science Fiction

Hard science fiction may not be the galactic core of sci-fi, but its pull can be felt across the spectrum of cosmic novels.Hard-science fiction …

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Rosetta mission: Philae finally spotted on comet

The Rosetta probe Philae was finally spotted on comet 67P Churyumov-Gerasminko as it bounced away from the original landing site<p>It is the image that the world has been waiting for, but today the European Space Agency finally spotted Philae on comet 67P Churyumov-Gerasminko.<p>Although the fridge-sized …

How This 25-Year-Old Made $66,000 In A Month By Teaching An Online Course

"When I got home, my dad was super nice and bought me an iPhone 4, and it was my first introduction to apps," the 25-year-old remembers. "I was like, 'These things are crazy! They can do anything!'"<p>Since that first introduction, Walter, who graduated from Brigham Young University with an …

Walmart Stores Are Now Price-Matching Amazon.com

Black Friday is exactly two weeks away and the holiday season is just around the corner, which is causing the competition between retailers to intensify. Now Walmart executives are telling managers at its stores across the U.S. to price-match Amazon.com and other online retailers.<p>Greg Foran, the …

Note To Failed Democrat Candidates: Obamacare Worked, And Americans Like It

The Affordable Care Act, known colloquially as “Obamacare,” is President Barack Obama’s signature law. And just as Democrats abandoned Obama on the …

Watch the Leonid Meteor Shower for a Weekend Spectacle

The Leonids will put on a show of shooting stars Sunday night into Monday morning.<p>Sky-watchers are getting ready for a meteor shower from a celestial lion: The Leonids peak this weekend.<p>While this year's performance is expected to be dampened somewhat by the partially illuminated moon, there will …

Mystery solved? Scientists think they know why Juptier’s giant spot is so red

One of the more enduring questions that kids ask when they learn about astronomy for the first time is why Jupiter has such a gigantic red spot on …

'Quantum Weirdness' and 'Many Interacting Worlds'

Recently, the new "many interacting worlds" (MIW) theory of quantum mechanics has received a lot of popular press, in venues such as <i>Nature</i>, <i>New Scientist</i>, and The Huffington Post. This theory provides one possible explanation or interpretation of the "weird" phenomena observed in quantum experiments.<p>…

Liberal media's not ready for Hillary

She has no viable opponent, so progressive outlets are trying to create one.<p>Elizabeth Warren says she’s not running. Kirsten Gillibrand and Amy Klobuchar have said the same. Even Martin O’Malley has refused to take shots at Hillary Clinton.<p>So the liberal media is taking matters into its own …

Frenemies: Hillary Campaigns with Potential Rival after Warren Pries Door Open to POTUS Run

Frenemies Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Hillary Clinton campaigned together for struggling Massachusetts gubernatorial candidate Martha Coakley on …

GOP to fix the economy? Good luck.

American voters on Tuesday sharply rejected President Barack Obama and the Democratic Party and voiced a strong desire for a fresh approach to lift stagnant wages and reverse a deep and abiding sense of national economic anxiety.<p>There is a very good chance these voters will be disappointed once …

The Disunited States of America: Why demographics, Republican obstructionism, and election cycles may lead to a generation of political stagnation.

The Republican Party scored a landmark victory on Tuesday night. The GOP didn’t just win the safe bets in South Dakota and the mildly competitive …

Stunning Snapshot Shows Birth of Alien Solar System

A Chilean observatory catches a protoplanetary disk in action.<p>Talk about your ultimate baby picture! Astronomers have snapped the best image ever seen of the actual birth of new planets around a young, sunlike star.<p>The astonishingly detailed photo reveals the planet-forming dust disk around the …

Is string field theory the basis of all physics? - Futurity

Physicists propose it could be possible to use a broader version of string field theory, called M-theory, as the basis of all physics.

The 'Feynman Lectures on Physics' Are Now Online, So Go Be a Genius

Thanks to CalTech, all three volumes of Feynman's landmark textbooks are now freely available.<p>Richard Feynman quotes get thrown around a whole lot. And it's true, he has a lot of good ones, like the bit about no physicist really, truly understanding quantum mechanics. I use that one probably too …

Check out the 60 complex questions that confused Cortana more than Siri and Google Now

The three main mobile operating systems all have their respective voice-based virtual assistants to help users with various tasks during the day. …

10 Creative Careers That Rely on Science and Math

Knowledge of STEM subjects isn't just essential for physicists or computer engineers. Fashion designers, zookeepers, and deep-sea divers also use it every day.<p>You probably know someone working in science: People in STEM fields accounted for about 6 percent of American workers in 2011. That may not …

The World's Smallest 3D Printer Costs Less Than $300

The two biggest factors when it comes to choosing a printer are price and capacity. The bigger an item you want to print, the more expensive the …

Best Useful Android Apps That Work With A Stylus

While Steve Jobs has designed the stylus useless in the iPhone, New samsung has made it useful once again with the S-Pen. In case you have gotten …

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A quantum leap in nanoparticle efficiency

New research has unlocked the secrets of efficiency in nanomaterials, that is, materials with very tiny particles, which will improve the future …