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You’ll be able to see a hidden planet during the total solar eclipse

On August 21, as the moon passes in front of the sun, casting its dark shadow along a 70-mile-wide path of the total solar eclipse across the United …

The most spectacular meteor shower of the year peaks this weekend — here's how to watch

Right now, Earth is plowing through a cloud of tiny bits of comet dust, turning the rice-grain-size debris into what many call shooting stars.<p>Known as the Perseid meteor shower, this recurring astronomical event is easily the most watched — and beautiful— shower every year.<p>The Perseids in 2017 is …

The 7 Biggest Unanswered Questions in Physics

Physicists have solved some of the universe's biggest mysteries. But they're not done yet.<p>If Isaac Newton suddenly popped out of a time machine, he’d be delighted to see how far physics had come. Things that were deeply mysterious a few centuries ago are now taught in freshman physics classes (the …

Physics

I've held 1,000 interviews, and I've found only 4 questions truly matter

Hiring the best talent is a massive and never-ending challenge. It's hard to hire your first employee, it's hard to hire your 50th employee, and it's still hard to hire your 500th employee.<p>If you're just starting your company, you may as well get over the fact that you'll likely lose sleep over …

5 Lessons From a Former Navy SEAL That Will Change the Way You View Leadership Forever

These hard-won Navy SEAL leadership lessons from the height of the Iraq War can help you become a better leader, entrepreneur, and business owner.<p>During the height of the Iraq War, thousands of US Navy SEALs lead some of the toughest and most dangerous missions across insurgent-held cities in Iraq …

Leadership

This Quantum Theory Predicts That The Future Might Be Influencing The Past

No, seriously.<p>One of the weirder aspects of quantum mechanics could be explained by an equally weird idea – that causation can run backwards in time …

Here's The Real Reason Why We Still Haven't Found Alien Life

We're already going extinct.<p>The Milky Way Galaxy alone is home to between 100 billion and 400 billion stars, and each is potentially orbited by …

11 Scientific Advances Of The Past 100 Years Gave Us Our Entire Universe

Exactly 100 years ago, our conception of the Universe was far different from what it is today. The stars within the Milky Way were known, and were known to be at distances up to thousands of light years away, but nothing was thought to be further. The Universe was assumed to be static, as the …

Universe

Big Bang Confirmed Again, This Time By The Universe's First Atoms

The Big Bang is the leading theory as to where our Universe came from. The Universe was hotter, denser, more uniform, and smaller in the past, and is only as vast as it is today due to the fabric of expanding space. This idea was extremely controversial for many decades, until detailed observations …

Physics

The Universe Itself May Be Unnatural

When it comes to the physical Universe, we fully expect things obeying the same fundamental laws to unfold in similar fashions, and to be comparable to one another today. By the same token, if they obey vastly different rules, we expect them to be different from one another today. If aspects of the …

Physics

Discovery Of A Young, Dead Galaxy Creates A Huge Puzzle For Astronomers

The life-cycle of a galaxy is straightforward and inevitable: normal and dark matter gravitationally attract, creating a large collection of mass.<p>The normal matter collects in the center, forming stars and pancaking into a disk.<p>Over time, more gas falls into the core and smaller, young galaxies …

Can We Ditch Dark Energy By Better Understanding General Relativity?

David Wiltshire and Alan Coley, <i>Dalhousie University</i><p>A renewed suggestion that dark energy may not be real — dispensing with 70% of the stuff in the universe — has reignited a longstanding debate.<p>Dark energy and dark matter are theoretical inventions that explain observations we cannot otherwise …

A letter to … my husband, who copes with my anxiety disorder

The letter you always wanted to write<p>You have always known that I struggle with anxiety. At some stages of our life together, I have been paralysed by it, living it, breathing it but seeing little else, including you. My anxiety can stifle our time together. In my worst moments I constantly seek …

How to change anxiety into excitement

Found on The Kid Should See This: "Neuroscientist Ian Robertson explains the trick behind these perception-changing actions: Rather than trying to …

Zip-lines

10 Personality Disorders You Need to Know About

People who have been diagnosed with antisocial personality disorder aren’t just your friends you consider less-than-social. Sometimes referred to as …

What If Other Planets Were as Close as the Moon?

Many people have tried to visualize how big the planets are in relation to each other and to large objects we’re more personally familiar with. Space …

All of NASA's out-of-this-world images are now in one place

NASA first announced that all of its photo archives would be made available on one easily searchable website in late March. But an interview with some of the minds behind the merger, courtesy of ArsTechnica, rekindled our memories and reminded us just how amazing the archive really is.<p>The new site …

A New "CRISPR Pill" Makes Bacteria Destroy Its Own DNA

Targeted and Edible<p>As antibiotic resistance continues to grow, scientists are desperately trying to figure out how to best fight bacterium like</i> …

Physicists observe 'negative mass'

<b>Physicists have created a fluid with "negative mass", which accelerates towards you when pushed.</b><p>In the everyday world, when an object is pushed, it accelerates in the same direction as the force applied to it; this relationship is described by Isaac Newton's Second Law of Motion.<p>But in theory, …

Physics

Newly discovered 'super-Earth' may be the 'most exciting exoplanet'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Over the last year, researchers have found nearby exoplanets that could potentially support life, like Proxima b and the seven TRAPPIST-1 planets. Now, a "super-Earth" has been found 39 light-years away, according to new research in the journal Nature.<p>Researchers believe it may be one of …

Astronomy

Filaments Of Dark Matter Are Seen Between Galaxies

Dark matter is difficult to study. Since it doesn’t interact with light, it is basically invisible. But it does have mass, and that means it deflects light ever so slightly, an effect known as weak gravitational lensing. By observing the way light from distant galaxies is distorted, we can map the …

Watching magnets morph liquid rocket fuel is hypnotically beautiful

This liquid rocket fuel becomes magnetised when near a magnetic field. So it dances and morphs when magnets are moved around it.<p>It is called ferrofluid and it was invented by NASA's Steve Papell to be a rocket fuel that could work in zero gravity due to its magnetic qualities.<p>Magnet Expert Ltd …

Astronomers may have taken the first photo of a black hole

The Event Horizon Telescope project's astronomers can now breathe a sigh of relief. They finally managed to observe Sagittarius A* for five sleepless nights after switching on the array on April 4th. In other words, the team might have taken the first picture of a black hole ever. There were nights …

Black Holes

Scientists capture first ever image of dark matter web that connects galaxies

For the first time ever, scientists have captured an image of a dark matter bridge, confirming the theory that galaxies are held together by a cosmic …

Dark Matter

Is there a nature of time?

As time goes by we realize that there seems to be only one direction. In our retrospective view of events time moves from past to present to future, …

Physics

New Simulations Suggest Dark Energy Might Not Exist

68 percent of the Universe might not exist.<p>Ever since the late 1990s, physicists have been fairly certain that the Universe isn't only getting …

Dark Matter

5 Vital Lessons Scientists Learn That Can Better Everyone's Life

Scientific breakthroughs may be rare, but they never take place in an intellectual vacuum. Newton’s recognition that he was standing on the shoulders of giants has never been more true than it is today, where the titans of the past have laid the foundations for our vantage point today. Yet the …

Physics

Astronomers to Peer Into a Black Hole for 1st Time with Event Horizon Telescope

<i>This article was originally published at The Conversation. The publication contributed the article to Space.com's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & …

The big mistake most people make when they receive negative feedback

Nobody enjoys getting negative feedback. When we receive an unflattering performance review from our boss or get turned down by a date, it’s human nature to try to feel better by dismissing the judgment as unreasonable or biased. And so, last month, when a federal judge blocked US president Donald …

Psychology