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Star Trek TV series to begin filming in Toronto this fall, CBS confirms

Heads up, Trekkies — filming for the new <i>Star Trek</i> television series is slated for Toronto, where local fans hope it will live long and prosper.<p>The …

Star Trek

Star Trek Online’s next expansion takes players back to the original series

It’s time to boldly go back to the past.<p>Publisher Perfect World revealed Agents of Yesterday today, the third expansion for Star Trek: Online. It allows players to create a captain and command a ship in the same timeline as the original Star Trek series (you know, the one with Spock and Kirk from …

Markus & McFeely Discuss "Captain America: Civil War's" Implications for "Avengers: Infinity War"

At the end of “Captain America: Civil War,” the Avengers were split into two separate teams: Iron Man’s United Nations-approved group and Captain …

Marvel Universe

NASA Just Detected Oxygen in The Martian Atmosphere

Amazing!<p>For the first time in 40 years, NASA researchers have detected atomic oxygen in Mars' atmosphere, thanks to the Stratospheric Observatory for …

Astronomy

Pluto Is More Like a Planet Than We Thought, New Flyby Data Reveals

"We've never seen anything like this."<p>It might have been demoted from planet to dwarf planet some 10 years ago, but Pluto has remained firmly in our …

Solar System

A team of astronomers found 3 Earth-sized planets orbiting a star just 40 light years away

That search took a cool turn this week … literally. A team of astronomers announced they have found not one but <i>three</i> Earth-size planets orbiting a red dwarf, a tiny and cool star just 40 light-years away!<p>This is very interesting for many reasons: This is the lowest mass full-fledged star ever seen …

Universe

Google made a 'Star Trek'-inspired wearable — and then killed it

Singhal told TIME that he had "always wanted the pin" that Captain Jean-Luc Picard, the character played by Patrick Stewart, wore in the series and so Google built it. "You just ask it anything and it works. That's why we were like, 'Let's go prototype that and see how it feels,'" he said.<p>The …

Wearable Tech

Why a Physics Revolution Might Be on Its Way

The field of physics may be turned on its head soon, said renowned physicist Nima Arkani-Hamed during a live lecture from the Perimeter Institute for …

Dawson's New Directions

It's been a long time since television viewers saw Roxann Dawson on their screens, and there's a good reason for that. <i>Star Trek: Voyager</i>'s B'Elanna …

Scientists Just Saw a Black Hole Eat a Star And Spit Some of It Back Out For The First Time Ever

Some things CAN escape a black hole.<p>For the first time, researchers have spotted a star being swallowed up by a black hole, and then watched as some …

Universe

Astronomers just saw a black hole blow something incredible into space with tremendous force

Until now, astronomers could only theorize.<p>But after an exciting observation recently announced in the journal Science, an international team has witnessed first-hand the violent battle between a sun-like star and supermassive black hole — and its incredible aftermath.<p>What they observed is an …

Universe

Scientists detect the magnetic field that powers our galaxy’s supermassive black hole

The Milky Way, like most galaxies, has a supermassive black hole sitting right in its center. Now, for the first time, scientists have detected a magnetic field just outside the event horizon — or outer boundary — of that black hole. Why do we care? Because that magnetic field is probably what …

Universe

Ask Ethan: How Do Black Holes Really Evaporate?

Perhaps the greatest thing Stephen Hawking ever discovered — and the reason he’s so renowned among physicists — is that black holes don’t live forever.<p>Rather, they radiate their energy away over extraordinarily long timescales through a process discovered in 1974 that’s now known as Hawking …

Physics

Antimatter Protons Stick Together Just Like Normal Particles

What’s the difference between matter and antimatter? Sometimes nothing, a new study finds.<p>Scientists at Brookhaven National Laboratory’s Relativistic …

Physics

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Self Defense

This Space Mission Could Upend Our Basic Notions of Newtonian Gravity

Stanford physicists offer an intriguing proposal.<p>Sir Isaac Newton probably didn't get conked on the head by a falling apple, but by many, if not most accounts, there was an apple and it did fall in his presence. Having witnessed such an event, the natural philosopher dared wonder why the apple, …

Physics

You Need To See This "Dirty Thunderstorm" Over Mount Etna

Fire and ash and lightning, oh my.<p>Etna sits on the east coast of Sicily, Italy, and is one of the most active volcanoes in the world. On Wednesday 2 December its Voragine crater, one of five craters at the volcano's summit, began erupting.<p>Scientists think volcanic lightning – also known as a “dirty …

Surprise: The Third Most Common Element In The Universe Isn't What You Think

One of the most remarkable facts of existence is that every material we’ve ever touched, seen, or interacted with is made up of the same two things: atomic nuclei, which are positively charged, and electrons, which are negatively charged. The way these atoms interact with each other — the ways they …

Helium

Earth Could Be Surrounded By Long Hairs of Dark Matter

Our planet may be surrounded by filaments of dark matter stretching away from its surface, according to a new study published by NASA researchers.<p>In …

Leading Antibiotic Doomsayer Mellows on Infection Armageddon

A new realm of narrow-spectrum antibiotics offers new hope, Richard James explains.<p>In 2007, Richard James, then a microbiologist at the University of Nottingham in the UK, began raising some of the first warnings of an impending cataclysm. The antibiotics that have largely enabled the modern …

Medicine

Zombie physics: 6 baffling results that just won't die

To celebrate Halloween, Nature brings you the undead results that physicists can neither prove — nor lay to rest.<p>When a scientific result seems to …

Physics

Closest rocky exoplanet yet discovered | Ars Technica

Its proximity will allow a more detailed study of its atmosphere than before.<p>It’s a new era in exoplanet science, according to Paul Hertz, director …

Abraham Lincoln Was a Science Champion, Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson Says

Abraham Lincoln is best known for abolishing slavery and keeping the United States together through the Civil War, but he also helped the country …

New York City

Ask Ethan: Can We See Our Galaxy's Supermassive Black Hole?

One of the most exciting discoveries in astrophysics was that black holes aren’t only made from the core collapse of very massive stars, containing anywhere from a few times up to over 100 times the mass of our Sun, but that giant behemoths of black holes — supermassive black holes — exist as …

Universe