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2 Futures Can Explain Time's Mysterious Past

Physicists have a problem with time. <br>Whether through Newton’s gravitation, Maxwell’s electrodynamics, Einstein’s special and general relativity or …

Dark Matter

The Large Hadron Collider sets its sights on dark matter

After finding the Higgs boson, the LHC has had a refit to enable it to operate at even greater extremes – and to solve more questions about the beginnings of the universe<p>There is no shortage of superlatives that can be applied to the Large Hadron Collider near Geneva, though many are strange and …

Physics

Supernova in the Superwind Galaxy

This is a Type Ia supernova. A white dwarf pulls matter from its companion star until it begins to collapse. Suddenly .. bam! It explodes as a …

Quadrantids meteor shower to peak over Britain on Sunday

Up to 80 meteors are expected per hour but astronomers warn that near-full moon will obscure most<p>The first meteor shower of 2015 is set to peak over Britain on Sunday.<p>But astronomers warned that the annual Quadrantids shower, which could boast 80 meteors per hour during its peak, could prove a …

Two astronauts to spend a year in space

Like characters in a sci-fi movie, two astronauts will soon learn what it is like to spend a year orbiting Earth on board the International Space Station.<p>An American and a Russian will undertake the mission together to test the physiological and psychological effects of long-term space flight.<p>The …

Space Exploration

Watch A Soft Robot Play Beer Pong

Sure, but how good is it when it's drunk?<p>On a table arrayed with Solo cups is a taste of the future that 2015 brings us. Humanity has taught a robot to play beer pong, a game normally reserved for frat house living rooms or undergrad backyards.<p>Made by Empire Robotics, Versaball is a robotic arm …

Asteroid theory crashes and burns | Letters: Professor Ian Stewart and Jack Winkler

John Bowler (Letters, 31 December) is puzzled why the European Space Agency keeps saying that 67P is a comet. He claims it is an asteroid and objects to the ESA’s poor science.<p>A few clues. The ESA has access to expert astronomers, and might just know what it’s talking about. The name …

Space