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Write Science Fiction? Here's Your Chance To Learn Real Physics from the Experts

When you’re writing science fiction, getting to hear from actual scientists can be worth its weight in gold. So if you’ve got some free time in late …

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Gravitational waves will show the quantum nature of reality

LIGO was just the beginning of this new field of science, but a different experiment will lead the quantum breakthrough!<p><i>“If you are not completely</i> …

See the world through the eyes of a scientist

<b>(CNN) —</b> Instagram can provide a window into a whole new world of discovery.<p>For many, it's a showcase of beauty and inspiration, or a chance to view the world -- or universe -- through other people's eyes. This can include the eyes of a scientist.<p>By picking the right accounts, you could tailor what …

6 Things You Might Not Know About Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity

<b>1. Einstein relied on friends and colleagues to help him develop his theory.</b> <br>Though the theory of general relativity is often presented as a work of …

Physicists prove energy input predicts molecular behavior

The world within a cell is a chaotic space, where the quantity and movement of molecules and proteins are in constant flux. Trying to predict how …

What Bill Nye Got Wrong About Quantum Entanglement

The website “Big Think” is running a series of videos featuring science popularizer Bill “The Science Guy” Nye taking video questions about science. One of the latest of these is a question from Australia about quantum entanglement. And while I have a great deal of respect for Nye as an advocate …

General relativity caught in action around black hole

<b>GENEVA</b> — An effect of general relativity that is barely measurable on Earth has been spotted in full force around a black hole.<p>Physicists detected …

‘The Cosmic Web’ weaves tale of universe’s architecture

Gravitational waves explained

A century after Albert Einstein rewrote our understanding of space and time, physicists have confirmed one of the most elusive predictions of his …

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‘Black Hole’ traces 100 years of a transformative idea

<b>Black Hole</b> <i><br>Marcia Bartusiak</i><i><br>Yale Univ., $27.50</i><p>Almost a century before Einstein was born, the English polymath John Michell speculated that a star of …

Solar storms ignite Jupiter’s auroras

For the first time, Jupiter’s auroras have been studied in X-ray light when a giant solar storm arrived at the planet.<p>Solar storms trigger X-ray …

Einstein's genius changed science's perception of gravity

Albert Einstein opened humankind’s eyes to the universe.<p>Before Einstein, space seemed featureless and changeless, as Isaac Newton had defined it two …

NASA's Kepler telescope captures exploding star's shockwave

Astronomers have used NASA’s Kepler space telescope to capture for the first time the incredible flash from an exploding star’s shockwave.<p>The shockwave, known as the “shock breakout”, was identified by a team led by Peter Garnavich, an astrophysics professor at the University of Notre Dame in …

The best tabletop RPGs of 2015, finalists from Board Game Geek

The year's best games featured Sherlock Holmes, Bronze Age fantasy and troublesome rabbits<p>The members of BoardGameGeek.com, the go-to source for tabletop gaming community and information, announced the winners of their annual Golden Geek Awards over the weekend. The Golden Geeks are voted on by …

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Comic Book Reviews for March 23, 2016

Batman is back, and it feels so good.<p>This was an especially great week for comic fans. Batman #50 welcomed Bruce Wayne back into the cowl and wrapped …