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10 Beautiful Villages To Visit In The Scottish Highlands

The Scottish Highlands are one of the more remote places in not just Scotland, but in the UK, to visit but you definitely shouldn’t let that stop you …

Scottish Highlands

“Impossible” Time Crystals May Actually Be Real, Say Physicists

Cutting edge physics research gives us another remarkable idea that sounds like something out of a science fiction novel. In 2012, Nobel-Prize …

Quantum Mechanics

How big is the universe? Attempting to answer one of astronomy’s most complex questions

The universe is a <i>big</i> place, and it’s hard to fathom the immense size given our finite ideas of distance here on Earth. Because of this, determining …

Space Science

This Data Scientist Has Mapped the Ultimate National Parks Road Trip

Just in time for the National Park Service's 100th anniversary.<p>We already know the most efficient and sight-packed route to drive to see all the continental states, but what if you only wanted to focus on seeing the most beautiful nature in America? A map for that exists now too.<p>Randy Olson, senior …

National Parks

This Awesome Video Shows The Scale of The Universe in The Best Way Possible

I mean, we knew the Universe was big, but...<p>We get it. The Universe is epic, vast, and unknowable, and Earth is tiny. There are black holes billions …

New Theory of the Higgs Boson Could Explain Why Gravity Is So Weak

A new theory suggests that missing extra copies of the Higgs boson might explain why gravity is so much weaker than it should be.<p>Something is seriously wrong with gravity, and nobody's quite sure why.<p>The problem is that gravity is too weak. Out of the four fundamental physical forces in the …

Physics

The App That Aims To Gamify Biology Has Amateurs Discovering New Species

It's dusk at a park in Dallas, and white sheets are pinned up next to tall trees, fluttering like ghosts in the wind. They've been lit up with ultraviolet lights to attract moths.<p>A handful of people are holding up their smartphones, zooming in on the small dark specks that fly to the cloth.<p>"Bugs …

Nature

Astronomers estimate Perseid meteor shower will be twice as spectacular in 2016

“Under perfect conditions, rates could soar to 200 meteors per hour,” NASA said<p>The annual Perseid meteor shower will be particularly spectacular in 2016, NASA announced Thursday, thanks to a welcome assist from Jupiter's gravity.<p>Although it appears as if the showers visit Earth each year, that's …