Michael Robison

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Scientists Are Pissed That NASA’s Only Robotic Moon Mission Just Got Canceled

Don't expect another moon landing anytime soon.<p>Shocking many scientists, NASA has canceled its Resource Prospector, the agency’s only planned robotic …

Space Exploration

How dense is the Universe?

Although we are able to calculate the density of the Universe, the source of most of that matter is still a mystery.<p>By making observations of …

Dark Matter

Flight Safety Foundation Calls for Sweeping Changes to Pilot Training

The pilot training system in the United States has remained essentially unchanged for the past 50 or 60 years, with just a few notable exceptions. …

Tether Confirms Its Relationship With Auditor Has ‘Dissolved’

Tether, the issuer of the dollar-pegged cryptocurrency USDT, said its relationship with audit firm Friedman LLP has ended.<p>The statement, provided …

Cryptocurrency

Washington State Changes Driver's License Requirements To Foil ICE

Another West Coast state moves to protect undocumented immigrants.<p>The Washington State Department of Licensing has issued an emergency rule to change driver’s license requirements to help protect undocumented immigrants from a crackdown by federal authorities. Drivers no longer have to identify …

EPR Paradox in Physics

How the EPR Paradox Describes Quantum Entanglement<p>The EPR Paradox (or the <i>Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen Paradox</i>) is a thought experiment intended to …

Quantum Mechanics

A tiny droplet of the early universe?

Particles seen by the ALICE experiment hint at the formation of quark-gluon plasma during proton-proton collisions. About 13.8 billion years ago, the …

Our Universe is too vast for even the most imaginative sci-fi

As an astrophysicist, I am always struck by the fact that even the wildest science-fiction stories tend to be distinctly human in character. No …

10 Amazing Facts You Should Really Know About Black Holes

Imagine matter packed so densely that nothing can escape. Not a moon, not a planet and not even light. That’s what black holes are — a spot where …

blackholes

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This theory explains how there could be different dimensions of time

String theory, one of the most complex theories in the scientific community, may also be the "Theory of Everything" — a framework that explains everything in the universe. While still theoretical and highly debated, the mathematics of string theory suggests that there could be multiple dimensions …

Researchers claim time travel is possible

There are multiple timelines playing out in parallel universes, according to a team of researchers.<p>The sensational claim was made by a team of …

Quantum Mechanics

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A riddle for our time

One of the most remarkable successes of astrophysics in the last century was its discovery that the age of the universe as measured by its oldest …

Physics

Aliens & UFO Sightings: Four Extraterrestrials Allegedly Abducted Woman; Mysterious Flying Object Spotted in Las Vegas

A 16-year-old girl claimed to have been abducted by aliens when she was just four and said she is still unable to get over the whole experience.<p>She …

WATCH: Why The Speed of Light Is NOT About Light

More like speed of causality.<p>The Universe is pretty nuts when you think about it. All that matter zooming around space, colliding into each other and …

Physics

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A 'Cosmic Miracle': Indications Of Early Forming 'Direct Collapse' Black Hole Seen

Astronomers have been finding some extremely old supermassive black holes, ones that formed when the Universe was quite young. But they were puzzled …

Universe

A Gravitational Waves Explanation Even a Five Year Old Can Grasp

It has stick figures!<p>Earlier this year, scientists detected gravitational waves for the first time in history and nerds around the globe cried with joy. (Seriously, I got a little choked up that day and I'm not even the biggest astro-geek at Motherboard.)<p>The phenomenon, first predicted by Albert …

Gravitational Waves

'Planet X' Might Trigger Periodic Mass Extinctions On Earth

For over 30 years scientists have been collecting evidence of the chilling regularity of mass extinctions on Earth. Two researchers now think the …

Keith Emerson of Emerson, Lake and Palmer found dead aged 71

Keith Emerson, the keyboardist with the progressive rock supergroup Emerson, Lake and Palmer, has died at the age of 71.<p>Emerson was known as one of the most successful and experimental musicians of his era, with most of his work with the band being released in the 1970s.<p>Police found Emerson’s body …

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Astronaut Scott Kelly retires from NASA, but is he done with space for good?

Little more than a week after he arrived in Houston, fresh from his 340-day stay on the International Space Station,<p>NASAastronaut Scott Kelly says he is retiring from the agency, effective April 1.<p>The astronaut landed in Kazakhstan on March 1 after participating, together with Russian cosmonaut …

Experiment confirms quantum theory weirdness

The bizarre nature of reality as laid out by quantum theory has survived another test, with scientists performing a famous experiment and proving …

What is Einstein's cosmological constant?

From World Science U, Science Unplugged provides hundreds of short video answers to a wide range of questions from "What is a Higgs Particle?" to …

Black Holes

Big Ideas Gets a Bit Bigger

Inside Flipboard / June 23, 2014<p>We’ve got a special place for people aspiring to make the world better: it’s called Big Ideas. This category, which …