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600-year-old starlight addressed a loophole in quantum theory

Quantum entanglement, where two particles are separated by space and yet inextricably linked by the laws of quantum mechanics, has already been proven to be real, but something called the "freedom-of-choice loophole" has so far made it impossible to definitively prove the theory. That is, until …

The Moon May Be Formed From Many Tiny Moons

New research suggests the moon was the result of a series of smaller collisions rather than a single catastrophe, contradicting a theory that has been widely accepted for over 30 years.<p>When the Apollo astronauts flew to the moon in the 1960s, scientists eagerly awaited the return of lunar rocks …

Astronomy

How to make your own video game: Guide to using Twine, GameMaker: Studio and Unity engines

But whether you prefer console or PC gaming, chances are at some point you've wondered about making your own game — even if all you managed to do was …

Game Development

Watch Humans Destroy the Earth in 30 Years With Google Earth Time Lapse

Humans do not treat the Earth kindly, and now we have even more evidence. Google just updated the Google Earth Engine to include four years of …

Maps

Physics has a dizzying array of subdisciplines. This short video breaks it down.

An 8-minute history of the giant field of physics.<p>Physics can be defined simply as the study of matter and energy. But that simple definition covers an enormous range of topics.<p>There’s the classical physics you learned about in high school: It can explain how much force it takes to slide a box …

Physics

Google Timelapse shows how any location on Earth has changed over the past 32 years

Launched in 2013, Timelapse is a global, zoomable map built on top of the Google Earth Engine that allows you to explore how a location has changed from 1984 to 2016. A huge update today adds petabytes of new data and an additional four years of imagery that makes for sharpest historical view of …

The Dino-Chickens Are Coming

"I'm not talking half a century here; I'm talking decades. It's going to happen."<p>A few years ago Bhart-Anjan Bhullar, then a Ph.D. student in Arhat …

Dinosaurs

Get Involved in The World's Biggest Quantum Physics Experiment Happening Right Now

Play games for physics.<p>What could be the world's largest quantum physics experiment is happening today, 30 November 2016, and researchers need people …

Quantum Mechanics

The Best Science Sites Of 2016 – Part Two

Here’s my latest end-of-the-year list.<p>You might also be interested in:<p>Here are my choices for The Best Science Sites Of 2016 – Part Two (not in any …

Women in Science

Rogues' Gallery: Who Is The Ultimate Marvel Cosmic Villain?

A hero is defined by their villains, and the world of comic books is filled with some of the scariest and silliest bad guys around. Rogues’ Gallery …

Comics

New Zealand quake upended geology, harming tourism, farmers

In terms of human life, the magnitude 7.8 earthquake that hit New Zealand this month was relatively merciful: two fatalities. But geologically, it moved roads and mountains and even displaced the sea, leaving a formidable mark from which tourism, farming and life in general may need years to …

New Zealand

Why Do Dogs Have Tails?

A dog's tail is used for communication and much more.<p>Sooner or later everybody who lives with a dog finds himself asking the question "Why does my …

Dogs

What If We Do Find Aliens?

Time to talk about my favorite topic: aliens.<p>We’ve covered the Fermi Paradox many times over several articles on Universe Today. This is the idea …

Paranormal

Why Don’t We Grieve for Extinct Species?

An impassioned group of artists and activists is creating rituals for coping with extinction and environmental loss

Extinction

In first since 1914, 'extremely rare' dodo skeleton sold

All that's left of the dodo bird is a smattering of bones—a nearly complete set of which has just sold for $431,000 at auction. This "extremely rare" version is one of the most complete with about 95% of bones present, reports the BBC.<p>Only a portion of the skull and a set of claws are lacking, …

Paleontology

Let's Colonize Titan

The idea of a human colony on Titan, a moon of Saturn, might sound crazy. Its temperature hovers at nearly 300° below zero Fahrenheit, and its skies …

Astronomy

[VIDEO] A mysterious fireball has been sighted in the skies over Florida

The sighting of this giant, luminous fireball striking through the sky was observed by the people of Alabama and Georgia too.<p>This week has seen a …

The Universe Lights Up on Your Wrist

You must face the fact that it’s time to start your holiday shopping. Some folks dawdle, then run out on Christmas Eve to buy buy buy.<p>But if you wish …

Hubble Space Telescope

What we're reading: ExtremeTech's favorite books about space - ExtremeTech

What we’re reading: ExtremeTech’s favorite books about space<p>By on April 3, 2017 at 12:25 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on …

3tags.org

Under the Stars: Photographer Captures Stunning Taurid Meteor

Taurid meteors dot the sky above as a skywatcher captures the gorgeous night sky in his tent below.<p>Astrophotographer Jeff Berkes took this image from …

How Climate Change Makes Bioconservatism the Most Relevant Ideology

(Image: Pixabay)<p>The parallels between the computer models of climate scientists and what is happening in everyday experience around the world -- …

Habitats

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NASA May Upend Space Travel With Experimental Research

NASA’s Sonny White and his collaborators have published experimental confirmation that the so-called EM drive produces thrust. If this technology …

So, a huge asteroid will pass Earth in 2036 but here's why we're not freaking out about it

We hate to be the party poopers who put a damper on your holiday weekend, but since a gargantuan asteroid is heading towards earth, we figured you’d …