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Ecuador's Weirdest Wildlife

Save Place<p>Tena, Ecuador<p>A highlight while staying in the Ecuadorian Amazon was our visit to a private wildlife preserve that also houses an animal …

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Out of Sight, Out of Mind

<b>Research indicates the brain’s frontal cortex controls vision; it leaves out things in plain sight.</b><p>A sportscaster lunges forward. “Interception! Drew …

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Ask Ethan: How Does Dark Matter Interact With Black Holes?

Black holes are some of the most extreme objects in the Universe: a concentration of mass so great that it collapses, under General Relativity, into a singularity at its center. Atoms, nuclei, and even fundamental particles themselves are crushed down to an arbitrarily small thickness in our …

The Real Reasons Quantum Entanglement Doesn't Allow Faster-Than-Light Communication

My colleague-in-blogging Ethan Siegel does a regular reader-request feature, and this week’s edition drifts into my territory, answering a question about using quantum entanglement for faster-than-light communication. As I jokingly said on Twitter, Ethan’s answer is pretty good for an astronomer, …

Quantum Physics

Scientists win $3 million for detecting Einstein's waves

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Researchers who helped detect gravitational waves for the first time, confirming part of Albert Einstein’s theory in a landmark moment in scientific history, will share a $3 million Special Breakthrough Prize, according to the prize’s selection committee.<p>Dr. Kip Thorne of …

Possible new particle from LHC has physicists cautiously excited - ExtremeTech

By on May 3, 2016 at 12:30 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>For now it’s just a couple of errant …

10 Interesting facts about human brain you may not know

The human brain is the command center for the human nervous system. It receives input from the sensory organs and sends output to the muscles. The …

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The Physics of Peacock Tail Feathers Is Even More Dazzling Than We Realized

Male peacocks shake their brilliantly-hued, long tail feathers to attract females in a courtship display known as “train-rattling.” But scientists …

Einstein's Theory of Relativity to be Tested

NASA is preparing to put Albert Einstein's Theory of General Relativity to the test. The Gravity Probe B (GP-B) spacecraft will use four …

Space-based relativity experiment is crucial to the search for gravitational waves - ExtremeTech

By on April 27, 2016 at 9:49 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>You’ve probably heard this sort of …

Did LIGO's Gravitational Waves Really Come from Merging Black Holes?

We can't give up on gravastars yet, argues a new paper.<p>Producing the gravitational waves observed by the LIGO experiment last fall should take a cosmic event of nigh unfathomable extremity: the cataclysmic merger of two black holes, each about 30 times that of our Sun, in the distant universe. …