Kevin Kasper

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Confirmed: A Huge Gravitational Wave Announcement Is Happening

What a time to be alive.<p><b>Update 27/09/17:</b> The biggest rumour did not pan out, but the LIGO team announced something just as amazing - the most …

N. Korean missiles add urgency to Hiroshima A-bomb appeals

HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) — Hiroshima's appeal of "never again" on the 72nd anniversary Sunday of the world's first atomic bomb attack has gained urgency …

North Korea

Netanyahu's former aide turns state's witness in bribery cases | Reuters

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A former chief of staff to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has agreed to provide testimony on behalf of the state in two graft cases in which the Israeli leader has been questioned as a suspect, court papers showed on Friday.<p>Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends …

Israel

This NASA Image of a Nebula is as Cool as Photos Can Get

On Wednesday, NASA scientists released an incredible photo they’ve taken of the famous “Crab Nebula,” the gaseous remains of a huge supernova …

Astronomers discover musical link to survival of newly discovered solar system

Some 2,500 years ago, the ancient Greek thinker Pythagoras pondered the "music of the spheres" – the notion that the orbital periods of celestial objects like the moon and the planets represent a mathematical harmony that is equivalent to a pleasing sound.<p>Now astronomers at the University of …

5 Reasons Why The 21st Century Will Be The Best One Ever For Astrophysics

It’s been a staple of science throughout the centuries: the arrogant thinking that we’ve almost arrived at the ultimate answers to our deepest questions. Scientists thought that Newton’s mechanics described everything, until they discovered the wave nature of light. Physicists thought we were …

Physics

Comments of the Week #158: from event horizons to time travel

“Time travel used to be thought of as just science fiction, but Einstein’s general theory of relativity allows for the possibility that we could warp …

Physics

Hubble just delivered one of the most gorgeous space photos ever

The past few weeks have been jam-packed with stunning imagery from Saturn, delivered courtesy of the Cassini spacecraft. Now, almost as if to say …

Feast your eyes on this gorgeous Hubble photo of a star dying

Just like us, stars are born, live, and die, and while plenty of sci-fi movies have taken artistic liberties with their own depictions of stars …

Universe

Researchers Design DNA With Completely New Shapes and Structures

And they're going to 3D print it.<p>​ The shape of DNA is a double helix, right? That's what we are taught. Well, now the answer is "not always." Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology have discovered how to program DNA so that it's shaped like a bowl, or a spiral, or a ring, or a tile, …

How Geometry Can Help Visualize Space and Time

PBS Space Time host Matt O’Dowd demonstrates how geometry can help visualize space and time, and also explains how causality, distance, and time are …

Stray black hole in Milky Way could be a cosmic bullet

Think "Milky Way" and "black hole," and the supermassive pit of gravity at the center of our galaxy is bound to come to mind. But there are a …

Physicists 'See' Location of 23,000 Single Atoms for First Time

For the first time, scientists have seen the exact locations of more than 23,000 atoms in a particle that's small enough to fit inside the wall of a …

Quantum Mechanics

Samsung lets inspectors into its factories following deaths

Samsung has agreed to allow inspectors into its plants as part of a deal with plant workers who contracted cancer and other workplace maladies. The company signed the document with two groups that represent ailing workers and their families. All three sides chose a labor law professor as ombudsman …