Mitch Helten

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Unlocking the secrets - and possible uses - of dark matter

"Dark matter is the scaffolding that holds galaxies together, they spin way too fast to hold themselves together," she said.<p>"The stuff that makes up …

Venezuelans in Canada want Canada to take notice of crisis in their homeland

Venezuelan-Canadians who are scrambling to help their family and friends are asking Canadians to take notice of the escalating political and humanitarian crisis in their homeland.<p>Alessandra Polga, the human rights director for the Canadian-Venezuelan Engagement Foundation, says few Canadians seem …

With the sequel to his blockbuster documentary An Inconvenient Truth about to be released, Al Gore tells Carole Cadwalladr how his role at the forefront of the fight against climate change consumes his life<p>In the ballroom of a conference centre in Denver, Colorado, 972 people from 42 countries have …

Climate

How to Travel in Time

<i>“Time did not so much elapse as grow less relevant.”</i><p><i>— Thomas Pynchon</i><p>¤<p>IF YOU WERE to travel to the Altiplano plateau in the Andes and speak with some …

Time Travel

Ask Ethan: How many black holes are there in the Universe?

You know what a black hole is, and we’ve found a few so far. But oh, are there ever so many more out there!<p><i>“Black holes are the seductive dragons of</i> …

The first time Einstein's theory was confirmed

Scientists announced Wednesday that they had observed starlight as it was warped by the gravity of another, more distant star - one of the key …

General Relativity in a Supermassive Black Hole

Einstein’s theory of general relativity is possibly one of the most talked about subjects of physics there is. The majority of society seem to have …

Black Holes

Snowball Earth: Explaining a ‘once-in-a-billion-year event’

<b>What caused the largest glaciation event in Earth’s history, known as ‘snowball Earth’? Geologists and climate scientists have been searching for the</b> …

Geology

Is Evolution Yielding to Newer "Algorithmic Forces"?

1. “The 21st century will be dominated by algorithms,” says Yuval Harari. That makes “‘algorithm’ arguably the single most important concept in our …

The science-backed way to actually hack your DNA—and slow aging

When it comes to gracefully getting older, most women have a few regular habits they swear by, like drinking collagen-spiked beverages and slathering …

Incredible New Image Shows the Earth and Moon From Mars

During a recent calibration exercise, NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter captured a remarkable view of Earth and its moon from a distance of 127 …

Mars Orbiter

10 Photoshop alternatives that offer powerful editing and photo management controls

One could argue that, as an image editor, Adobe Photoshop is in a class by itself — a unique industry standard. So perhaps it’s counterintuitive to suggest alternatives or replacements for it.<p>Still, some people who bought Photoshop in the past did so because it was the best image editing app, even …

Tutorials