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GoPro attached their camera to a sub-orbital rocket — and the results are stunning

In a giant leap for the company, GoPro has released footage of a suborbital rocket launch that climbed to 396,000ft (120,700 meters) and hit speeds up to Mach 5.5 (3800 mph or 6115 km/h) at engine burnout.<p>The launch in the video took place at Spaceport America in New Mexico on November 6, 2015, …

Space Exploration

The Biggest Problem With The Expanding Universe

And why it might spell trouble for dark energy as we know it.<p>“That’s all regular matter, just five percent. A quarter is “dark matter,” which is …

Could a black hole send you to another universe? Stephen Hawking talks the cosmos

CAMBRIDGE — Black holes aren’t as black as they have been described, and though light can’t escape them, there may be a way out — potentially through …

Dinosaurs weren’t driven to extinction by that meteorite after all | Ars Technica

New evidence shows that dinosaurs were dying out 24 million years before bolide impact.<p>It's the most dramatic mass extinction in the history of …

Paleontology

Brain Study May Shed Light On How We Fall Asleep And Wake Up

When we fall asleep at night and wake up in the morning, our brain switches between opposite modes of consciousness -- but scientists know surprisingly little about how these key transitions work at a neural level.<p>Now, though, we may have some answers. Research published last week in the journal …

Neuroscience

Atomic Theory, Physical Science Lesson PowerPoint

This PowerPoint is one small part of the Atoms and Periodic Table of the Elements unit from www.sciencepowerpoint.com. This unit consists of a five part 2000+ slide PowerPoint roadmap, 12 page bundled homework package, modified homework, detailed answer keys, 15 pages of unit notes for students who …

Brain caught 'filing' memories during rest

Memories formed in one part of the brain are replayed and transferred to a different area of the brain during rest, according to a new study in …

The science of revision: nine ways pupils can revise for exams more effectively

Ditch the highlighter and teach a friend. Psychology shows us a lot about how to improve our memory and avoid distractions – here are some dos and don’ts<p>Six ways students can prepare for success on the day of an exam<p>The weeks and months leading up to exams can be challenging for students (and …

Pedagogy

NASA Has Detected Strange Signals Coming From The Gravitational Wave Source

This could change everything.<p>Less than half a second after the first direct evidence of gravitational waves was recorded on 14 September 2015, a very …

Black Holes

New Evidence Suggests That Limbs and Fins Evolved From Fish Gills

Over a century ago, scientists discarded a proposed theory that human limbs evolved from gills, given the lack of evidence in the fossil record. That …