Percy Bodgener

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What will happen when Earth's north and south poles flip

Earth's magnetic field is what protects our planet from harmful space radiation. But our protective shield might soon go into a transformation that could threaten the lives on Earth. This video shows what will happen when Earth's magnetic poles flip. Following is a transcript of the video.<p>Did you …

Weeks of preparation made this “impossible” shot National Geographic’s best travel photo of 2017

National Geographic announced the winner of its popular Travel Photographer of the Year contest this week, awarding Mexican photographer Sergio Tapiro Velasco the top honor. His stunning photo of a lightning bolt crackling over an erupting volcano earned him the first prize. Thanks to Velasco’s …

Nature

New image of B.C. smoke from space taken today

A NASA satellite has captured another image of the smoke blanketing southern B.C. and Washington State looks like from space.<p>The wildfire smoke has …

Victoria, BC

If gravity is a "curvature of space" rather than a force, why do a ball and bullet follow different paths? (Intermediate)

<i>If gravity can be defined as the curvature of space rather than a force of attraction, why does not a bullet shot out of a gun, say perpendicular to</i> …

New theory of secondary inflation expands options for avoiding an excess of dark matter

Standard cosmology — that is, the Big Bang Theory with its early period of exponential growth known as inflation — is the prevailing scientific model …

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Space Archaeologists Search For Dead Alien Civilizations

Extraterrestrial life might exist, but there’s no guarantee that it hasn’t destroyed itself. Here’s how to detect an apocalypse on another world.<p>Archaeology has gone interstellar.<p>The peculiar behavior of KIC 8462852—a star 1,500 light-years from Earth that is prone to irregular dimming—has prompted …

Aliens Might Just Not Exist Yet

Earth life: an early arrival at the party<p>The world is in a tizzy over the mysterious fluctuations astronomers are seeing in light from a distant star. While those variations could turn out to have a perfectly non-alien explanation, the excitement over them shows just how badly we want there to be …

Planetary Habitability

Star-Crossed Lovers? Two Suns Caught Smooching

It's a make-out session on a cosmic scale: Two incredibly hot stars, spinning in a tight orbit around one another, appear to be "kissing." The …

50 groundbreaking scientists who are changing the way we see the world

We compiled a list of 50 scientists from across the globe who are doing just that — changing the world for the better.<p>These scientists' revolutionary research in human happiness, evolutionary biology, neutrino physics, biotechnology, archeology, and other fields is helping to advance our lives in …