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NASA probe makes history by snapping the most distant photos taken away from Earth

Breaking Voyager 1’s record<p>New Horizons, the first NASA spacecraft to fly by Pluto, is still making history as it cruises deeper into the distant edges of the Solar System. Late last year, the little probe used one of its cameras to take a picture of a galactic star cluster — officially snapping …

"Breeding" Schrödinger's Cat Could Unlock the Boundary Between the Quantum and Classical Worlds

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The Social Bubble of Physics

Sabine Hossenfelder is on a tear this week, with two excellent and highly provocative pieces about research practice in theoretical physics, a topic …

4 Stunning Comets Are Close to Earth Now—How to See Them

Starstruck<p>This may be your best time to see one of these icy visitors, as a cometary quartet graces our skies over the coming weeks.<p>This month is shaping up to be a comet-lover’s bonanza: Four icy interlopers are racing through the inner solar system right now, and they are all relatively easy to …

These Are the Wildly Advanced Space Exploration Concepts Being Considered by NASA

Earlier today, NASA announced funding for 22 projects as part of its Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) program. From a planet hopping laser-driven …

A mega-telescope is trying to take the first image ever of a black hole, hell yeah

This week, a massive international array of the most powerful radio telescopes on the planet set its sights on the most camera-shy subject of all, the black hole. Badassly known as the Event Horizon Telescope, the global web of telescopes seeks to capture the first image of the supermassive black …

The LHC Just Discovered A New System of Five Particles

A Unique Find<p>The Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the latest addition to CERN’s accelerator complex, is the most powerful particle accelerator ever …

New Pokemon are coming to 'Pokémon Go'

It's really happening, trainers.<p>It's only been a matter of weeks since Ditto arrived in Pokémon Go and captured our hearts with his sweet little …

Pokémon

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Why Does Time Go Forward Instead of Backward?

It's a more complicated question than you might think.<p>Why does time go forward and not backwards? This might seem like a simple question, but it's actually really complicated. Physicist Sean Carroll explains in a new video for Minute Physics.<p>Most of the laws of physics, like gravity and quantum …

Leicester City news: Jamie Vardy pre-match port ritual branded 'irresponsible' and 'unprofessional'

Former England striker Chris Sutton has branded Jamie Vardy’s admission that he drank port on the night before every match last season as …

Soccer

NASA tested a rocket engine — and did something unusual in the process

NASA recently released slow-motion footage of an SLS booster rocket engine being tested. Part of the Space Launch System scheduled to launch in 2018, NASA left the nozzle plug inside the booster — creating an incredible on-camera effect.<p><i>Video courtesy of NASA</i><p><b>Follow TI:</b>On Facebook

Watching a Rocket Plug Explode Is Very Satisfying

NASA fits foam plugs inside of booster rockets to protect the innards ahead of ignition. And boy, they sure do put on a show, when they’re blown out …

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Mars Rover Views Spectacular Layered Rock Formations

The layered geologic past of Mars is revealed in stunning detail in new color images returned by NASA's Curiosity Mars rover, which is currently …

5 Scientific Theories That Will Melt Your Brain

People think science is all tedious testing and complicated calculations, but those only happen after someone points at the Sun God and screams, "I …

Physics

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Are Tiny Black Holes Created During the Big Bang Floating Around Causing Havoc?

Ever been attacked by a cadre of tiny black holes? Few of the well-adjusted would answer yes seriously. And yet, according to physicists the …

A Brief Explanation of the Kardashev Scale: How Far Can Humanity Really Advance?

by Jolene Creighton September 1, 2016 Hard Science 142612<p>Let’s be honest, we have our fair share of problems on planet Earth: war, floods, disease, …

Universe

The Multiverse Idea Is Rotting Culture

What looks at first glance like an opening up of possibilities is actually an attack on the human imagination.<p>You might not like what I’m about to say about the multiverse. But don’t worry; you’ve already had your revenge. If there are an infinite number of parallel universes, there will be any …

Alien hunters detect 'strong signal' from star 95 light years away

A "strong signal" detected by a radio telescope in Russia that is scanning the heavens for signs of extraterrestrial life has stirred interest among the scientific community.<p>"No one is claiming that this is the work of an extraterrestrial civilisation, but it is certainly worth further study," said …

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How Will We Travel to That Promising New Planet?

With an Earth-like planet orbiting our closest neighbor star, it's about time we start talking about how we could send a spacecraft there.<p>In case you didn't hear, there is an Earth-sized planet orbiting the closest star to us—the red dwarf Proxima Centauri—and it is within the star's habitable zone …

Dinner in 20: Herb-Packed Lemon-Garlic Grilled Chicken Skewers

More<p>Dinner in 20<p>The best quick and easy recipes to help you get dinner on the table fast.<p>We need only the slightest of excuses to cook outside in the peak of heat-wave summer. Turn the stove on? Ah, no, thank you. Making a quick-marinated chicken dish that we can throw on the grill is an ideal …

BBQ

Ask Ethan: How Small Can A Piece Of The Universe Be And Still Expand?

Galaxy-sized? Human-sized? Atom-sized? Even smaller? How tiny can a bit of space be and still expand?<p><i>“We now have the best picture of how galaxies</i> …

Why refilling your water bottle is more unhygienic than licking a dog toy - and what to use instead

A human can go more than three weeks without food. But water? A week is the absolute maximum we can last without it.<p>Being composed of roughly 60 per …

How Scientists Created A Wormhole In A Lab

Wormholes don't only exist in space. Scientists have just created one in the lab...with magnets!<p><b>Related on TestTube:</b><br>How Do Wormholes Actually …

Reading Makes You Carsick Because Your Brain Thinks It's Being Poisoned

<i>(Photo: Toni Barth/EyeEm)</i><p>By Melissa Dahl<p>There are those who can happily while away a long road trip with the companionship of a good book, their minds flying away with the plot even as their bodies remain motionless in the passenger seat of a car plowing along a freeway. And then there are those -- …

Scientists Spot Rare Arabian Sand Cat for the First Time Since 2005

Cats are elusive creatures, but there's one species in particular that's so mysterious, even biologists don't know much about it: the sand cat. Turns …

Three Recipes for Healthy Rainbow Food

Rainbow-hued food is all over Pinterest and Instagram—mostly, though, in the relatively unhealthy form of ROYGBIV bagels and pretty tie-dye lattes (yes; a thing). But there are health benefits of a real fruit-​and-veggie-based rainbow meal, even more than you probably know. Fresh produce is home to …

Food

Scientists Discovered a New Type of Fire

When they appear in the wild they can be devastating, but in a controlled environment fire tornadoes are not only mesmerizing to watch, it turns out …

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