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Watch: World-Renowned Physicist Explains How Our Universe Will End

The Nature of Black Holes<p>A world-renowned theoretical physicist and professor at the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) has a theory on how the world …

Physics

Astronomers Just Found a Planet They Didn’t Know Was Possible

Warm and Unusual<p>The easiest way to make sense of the various unfamiliar objects we find floating around in the cosmos is by thinking about them in …

Universe

Here's Stephen Hawking's Epic Response to Criticism on the Origins of the Universe

An Inflated Discussion<p>The players: 36 of the world’s top physicists. The arena: the entire cosmos, sort of. For physicists and cosmologists, the …

Physics

NASA has been quietly working on a Mars rover concept that looks like a Batmobile

Since late 2016, NASA's privately-run Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, an unnamed cable television network, and a company that builds concept vehicles have been quietly collaborating to build a full-size rover for exploring Mars.<p>Video and images of the completed vehicle started appearing on …

NASA Just Released a Bunch of Its Software For Free

Here's what's worth downloading.<p>NASA has just released its 2017-2018 software catalogue, and everything is available for free download, without any …

Software

How evolution turned ordinary plants into ravenous meat-eaters

Meat-eating plants the world over, separated by thousands of miles and millions of year of evolution, share the same sneaky flesh-grabbing tricks …

Our Galaxy Is Being Shoved Across the Universe by a Large Unseen Force, So There's That

Rude!<p>As if things weren't bad enough, an unseen force is pushing the Milky Way across the universe. What an asshole.<p>According to new research published in <i>Nature Astronomy</i>, the force is called the "Dipole Repeller," and researchers believe it's the reason why the galaxy has been moving across the …

Billionaire closer to mining the moon for trillions of dollars in riches

Moon Express, the first private company in history to receive government permission to travel beyond Earth's orbit, announced Tuesday that it raised …

Anti-Trump petition to stop UK state visit passes 1m signatures

As online campaign gathers support, Downing Street confirms PM will not be withdrawing invitation to US president<p>An online petition calling for Donald Trump to be prevented from making an official state visit to the UK has passed 1m signatures.<p>The petition, on the government’s official petitions …

Downing Street

'He's Going to Continue to Create Chaos'

Dan P. McAdams, the author of The Atlantic’s June 2016 cover story “The Mind of Donald Trump,” shares what he learned about Trump and what might be expected during his presidency.<p>Months before the 2016 U.S. presidential election took place, Dan P. McAdams, a psychology professor at Northwestern …

Starbucks Just Admitted It's Got a Big Problem (and It's the Company's Own Fault)

Have you noticed something different about your local Starbucks lately?<p><i>Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>Too many people worship at the Church of Technology.<p>There's a sense that technological "progress" is always good and that …

employment

Donald Trump’s plan for China relations is to be unpredictable, adviser says

Since his election, Trump has confused Beijing with comments on South China Sea, Taiwan and the yuan<p>Donald Trump’s game plan for relations with China is to use unpredictability as a means of wrong-footing the country’s Communist party leaders and extracting economic concessions, a prominent adviser …

9 Things You Can Do to Take Better Photos of the Milky Way

One of my favorite memories growing up was laying out on the deck with my dad, gazing up at the stars.Under that vast ocean of space, it was hard not …

Can a Powerful New Quantum Computer Convince the Skeptics? - MIT Technology Review

The quantum computing company D-Wave Systems has announced that its latest device features twice the computing capacity of its previous model, which …

The Many Scandals of Donald Trump: A Cheat Sheet

One of the women who accused Trump of sexual misconduct has sued him for defamation after he labeled her claims false.<p>Donald Trump is now president and not just a private citizen, but that doesn’t mean he’s free of the controversies that dogged him in his former life.<p>Last week, a few days before …

Stacking: How To Reduce Noise In Photoshop For Astrophotography Like a Pro

We've established that the best method to reduce noise in your images is stacking. There's just no match to layering multiple exposures and taking …

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies to open up facility in Toulouse, France

One of the two companies working on Hyperloop trains just held a press conference in Toulouse to announce that the company is going to have a 3,000 square meter facility (roughly 38,000 sq ft) in the French city of Toulouse. While Hyperloop Transportation Technologies seems to be lagging behind …

High-speed Rail

NASA is close to figuring out how to put space crews in cryostasis on long space journeys

Longer trips to say Europa, Titan or even the Outer Oort cloud will almost certainly require some form of suspended animation, in the form of …

Astronomers reveal never-before-seen features of a ‘hole’ on the sun that could swallow 2 Earths

Images from the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) reveal amazing details of the sun, including a giant sunspot that is almost twice as large as the diameter of Earth.<p><i>Video courtesy of National Radio Astronomy Observatory.</i><p><b>Follow Tech Insider:</b>On Facebook

Something mysterious is killing 11,000 nearby galaxies

New research published January 17, 2017 by a global team of researchers focused on 11,000 relatively nearby galaxies and asked why their gas — their lifeblood for the formation of new stars — is being violently stripped away on a widespread scale. The answer, according to these scientists, relates …

You are probably showering far, far too much, according to science

Should we be showering every day – or should we just learn to enjoy the rich array of pongs which cling to our armpits and hairy groins?<p>Some …

A discovery about the movement of tectonic plates will have scientists rewriting textbooks

Plate tectonics is the widely accepted theory that the Earth's crust is divided into several sections that float around on the mantle — the mostly solid layer between the core and the crust. But how they move around has been a subject of much debate among scientists since the theory was first …

U.S. regulators say driver in fatal Tesla crash had 7 seconds to react

U.S. auto safety regulators said on Thursday they found no evidence of defects in a Tesla Motors car involved in the death of a man whose Model S collided with a truck while he was using its Autopilot system.<p>The case has been closely watched as automakers race to automate more driving tasks without …

This is the closest-ever photo of a 'wavemaker moon' that hides out in Saturn's rings

While trucks across the northwestern US pushed around snow this week, a Mount Everest-size rock near Saturn continued a multicentury effort of clearing its own lane in the planet's expansive disc of icy rings.<p>On Monday, the nuclear-powered Cassini spacecraft flew by the moonlet, called Daphnis, …

Lasers Could Generate Shields Out Of Thin Air

Lasers could turn Earth's atmosphere into a defensive, or offensive, tool in the future of warfare. Proposed by BAE Systems, a defense and aerospace …

Something Silent But Deadly Is Killing Galaxies

Across the universe, unsuspecting galaxies are literally getting the life sucked out of them. Though the culprit is still at large, a team of …

NASA planning mission to an asteroid worth $10,000 quadrillion

NASA is sending a spacecraft to a giant metal asteroid that may hold the secret to how our solar system was formed.<p>The fact-finding mission led by Arizona State University researchers is focused on the ancient, giant metal asteroid 16 Psyche. NASA wants to know whether the asteroid, thought to be …

Space

Simple text message crashes almost any iPhone

Apple makes iOS more secure with almost every update it rolls out, but there’s always a glitch somewhere that slips through the net.<p>The latest is a bug in iMessage that allows any iPhone running iOS 10 to iOS 10.1.1 to be crashed with a simple text message.<p>This may sound familiar; we’ve seen …

Text Messaging