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New Theory Suggests That We Live In The Past Of A Parallel Universe

Whether through Newton's gravitation, Maxwell's electrodynamics, Einstein's special and general relativity or quantum mechanics, all the equations that best describe our universe work perfectly if time flows forward or backward.<p>Of course the world we experience is entirely different. The universe …

Goldilocks planet: Deep in space, we may have found our 'twin’

The discovery of an Earth-like planet raises the question: are aliens also looking at us?<p>The starry sky is now far more fascinating to us than it ever was to our forebears. Stars may seem just points of light, but we’ve learnt recently that most are orbited by retinues of planets, just as our Sun …

Record-breaking flare from Milky Way’s black hole detected by NASA's Chandra project

Chandra observations of the Perseus and Virgo galaxy clusters suggest turbulence may be preventing hot gas there from cooling, addressing a …

Kepler 438b: Most Earth-like planet ever discovered could be home for alien life

An alien world that orbits a distant star in the constellation of Lyra may be the most Earth-like planet ever found outside the solar system.<p>The planet, named Kepler 438b, is slightly larger than Earth and circles an orange dwarf star that bathes it in 40% more heat than our home planet receives …

Astronomy

Farm Fresh? Natural? Eggs Not Always What They're Cracked Up To Be

You're in the supermarket gathering ingredients for eggnog and a Christmas Bundt cake, and you're staring at a wall of egg cartons. They're plastered with terms that all sound pretty wonderful: All-Natural, Cage-Free, Free-Range, Farm Fresh, Organic, No Hormones, Omega-3. And so on.<p>And yet the …

Jamaica’s fastest sprinters have symmetrical knees

What gives the world’s most elite sprinters—those that compete in the 100, 200, 400, and 800-meter races—their speed? It’s all in the …

The cutting edge of a knife is totally invisible to the naked eye

That's a red blood cell on top of a knife's cutting edge. Now, we know we can't see a red blood cell with our naked eyes. It's too tiny. But we think …

NASA Kepler Finds Milky Way's Oldest Known Earth-Mass Planets

Intelligent life in our Milky Way Galaxy may have gotten a gigantic head start, say astronomers who confirmed the detection of low-mass, rocky planets around a star that’s at least 11.2 billion years old, or more than twice the age of our own solar system.<p>In a paper recently published in <i>The</i> …

Is There a Parallel Universe That's Moving Backwards in Time?

Time, as we understand it, moves from the past to the future irreversibly. But now, an international trio of theoretical physicists is suggesting …

Interstellar: behind the VFX

In an exclusive interview, Interstellar's visual effects supervisor Paul Franklin describes how he created the black holes and alien worlds of Christopher Nolan's film<p><b>Interstellar</b>'s Paul Frankin, who founded visual effects company Double Negative in 1998, has a working relationship with director …

Left-Handed? Prepare to Earn Less

When our son was born two years ago, my right-handed wife prayed he would be a lefty, because she believed lefties were disproportionately talented. …

Nasa's Orion spacecraft prepares for launch in first step towards manned Mars mission

Nasa’s quest to send astronauts out into the solar system will begin this week with a two-laps-around-Earth test flight.<p>The new Orion spacecraft is not going to Mars just yet; Thursday’s debut will be unmanned and last just four and a half hours. But it will be the farthest a built-for-humans …

Searching for Earth Life, from Venus

<b>Venus Express Searching for Life – on Earth</b><p>Scientists using ESA’s Venus Express are trying to observe whether Earth is habitable. Silly, you might …

Lionel Messi v Neymar in keepy-uppy showdown

Barcelona’s Lionel Messi and Neymar went head-to-head in a keepy-uppy showdown to see who could perform the most touches within a certain timeframe.<p>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I2vrCUFAaSo<p>Set up by Barcelona sponsor Audi to determine which of the two could touch the ball the most number of times …

How first-person shooter fatigue led to the serene beauty of Adrift

Serene, thought-provoking, almost meditative at times — the first video game from fledgling studio ThreeOneZero owes its impetus not to the lingering space drama <i>Gravity</i>, of which it bears a striking resemblance, but to a complete opposite: the white-knuckled gunplay of virtual war.<p>Medal of Honor …

Starlight - Mobile Planetarium for iPhone & iPad

[ This app is no longer available for download ]<p>NEW - PLANETARY SOUNDS PACK. Listen to eerie sounds captured by the Voyager II and Cassini …

Exo-Earths and the search for life elsewhere: a brief history

<i>The criteria for life on other planets is the focus of the 4th Australian Exoplanet Workshop, hosted by the University of Southern Queensland this</i> …

Why there could be life on Venus

A new study published in the online journal Life says a hotter, pressurized form of carbon dioxide could harbor life in a similar way water does on Earth. This is an interesting find, theoretical though it is, because it might obviate the need for water to be present for life to exist on other …

Stunning new image of Jupiter's icy moon Europa

Another day, another stunning image from deep in our solar system.<p>Reprocessing images from the late 1990s, NASA on Friday released a sumptuous color image of Jupiter's icy moon, Europa, which the space agency has called a "very likely place ... to look for evidence of life" as we know it on Earth.<p>A …

NASA Thinks Life May Lurk Beneath Europa's Surface

Forget moonmen and those old “canals” on Mars, if you want to find life in our solar system, your best bet might be to set your sights beyond the asteroid belt to Jupiter’s moon Europa, which appears to be frozen stiff at first glance.<p>But appearances can be deceiving, and scientists now believe …

26 Pictures That Will Make You Re-Evaluate Your Entire Existence

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Universe

Striking Pictures From International Space Station Reveal Gorgeous Earth

The science of Interstellar: 5 TED-Ed Lessons to help you understand the film

Thanks to physicist Kip Thorne’s influence, the latest space-travel film <i>Interstellar</i> features some remarkably scientifically accurate depictions of …

5 Time-Consuming Tasks Small-Business Owners Should Outsource

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Overhead can overtake small businesses in a hurry. But too many business owners impede their revenue growth doing <i>everything</i> just to save a few bucks.<p>Strategic outsourcing solves this dilemma.<p>Many entrepreneurs reject outsourcing because …

10 Ways Entrepreneurs Think Differently

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurs are a unique breed of people. While some people sit and fantasize about the glamor of being their own boss and creating their own business, those in the thick of business ownership understand that even considering all its …

3 Questions Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Asks Before Hiring Anyone

His hiring strategy helped build the company from tiny startup to e-commerce titan.<p><i>This story first appeared on The Muse, a web destination with exciting job opportunities and expert career advice.</i><p>Amazon has forever changed the way people shop online, but it wasn't always the juggernaut that it is …

4 Strategies For Remembering Everything You Learn

• knowledge about the subject at hand, like math, history, or programming<p>• knowledge about how learning actually works<p>The bad news: Our education system kinda skips one of them, which is terrifying, given that your ability to learn is such a huge predictor of success in life, from achieving in …

The Five Best Places In The World To Start A Company (Infographic)

When considering where to startup, you might want to consider Hong Kong.<p>But if you’d like to stay closer to home, there’s good news. The U. S. is still one of the most attractive places to start a new business.<p>When it comes to things like workforce education, low cost of living, and economic …