Michael Fuller

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Astronomers discover densest galaxy ever

9/24/2013 01:00:00 PM<p>Imagine the distance between the sun and the star nearest to it -- a star called Alpha Centauri. That's a distance of about 4 …

Physicists find black holes in globular star clusters

11/04/2013 11:00:00 AM<p>A Texas Tech University astrophysicist was part of a team of researchers that discovered the first examples of black holes in …

20 Years On, Future Bright for Exoplanet Science

Humanity's understanding of its place in the universe began changing in a big way 20 years ago this month.<p>On Oct. 6, 1995, Michel Mayor and Didier …

Planetary Habitability

What Are the Odds of an Alien Megastructure Blocking Light From a Distant Star?

A strange star located 1,500 light-years from Earth is exhibiting strange flickering behavior that’s leading some scientists to speculate that an …

Universe

The Ethics of Exercise Pills

Medications designed to mimic the health benefits of exercise could help the disabled or immobile—but they might also keep the rest of us on the couch.<p>In his 1932 novel <i>Brave New World</i>, Aldous Huxley described a fictional drug called Soma. In the novel, a soma was something akin to an opiate, which …

Weight Loss

Awesome foursome in Australian skies

The moon, planets Saturn and Venus, and the bright star Spica on September 9, 2013 as captured by master astrophotographer Colin Legg.<p>One more photo …

Astronomy

Bermuda Triangle 1817 Tsunami Triggered by Earthquake: Report

A Bermuda Triangle 1817 tsunami that tossed ships as far away as the Delaware River near Philadelphia was triggered by an earthquake.<p>At the time, …

New Bird Discovered in Philippines Described as Ventriloquist Bird

A new bird has been discovered in the Philippines by Pete Hosner, a Kentucky University (KU) graduate student in ecology and evolutionary biology. It …

NATO Tests Electromagnetic Beam To Stop Suicide Bombers

The non-lethal weapon stops vehicles by turning off their engines.<p>NATO is developing a device that stops suicide bombers' vehicles before they can reach their targets. In a video released today, NATO researchers in Norway demonstrate the effectiveness of the weapon against cars, a jet ski, and a …

New ultra-thin glass is just two atoms thick, earns Guinness World Record

A new record for the world's thinnest sheet of glass has been set, and it comes in at just two atoms thick. The ultra-thin glass, now recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records, was an accidental discovery by scientists at Cornell University and Germany’s University of Ulm. As they were …

Understanding the Universe’s invisible elements

Our solar system extends a lot further than we first thought. Astrophysicist Charles Alcock says exploring its outer reaches may shed light on the Earth’s beginnings.<p>Most of the Universe is invisible. Understanding these unseeable elements can be an important step in working out how the entire …

Space

Patent Suggests Google Is Designing A More Normal-Looking Google Glass

An unearthed Google patent, originally filed in March 2012, documents a new variant on the Google Glass headset. In the patent, Google described a Glass edition built into a traditional-looking set of eyeglasses. Perhaps soon, users with who already have spectacles won’t need to hack Google …