Phil Gallop

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The Absolutely Amazing Theory of Almost Everything

The Standard Model. What dull name for the most accurate scientific theory known to human beings.<p>More than a quarter of the Nobel Prizes in physics …

Newfound Space Object With A Peculiar Orbit Points To The Elusive Planet Nine

Known as 2015 BP519, this rocky body is big enough to be a dwarf planet and has landed into a tilted orbit that can only be explained through the …

We Have No Idea How This Racer Did A Backflip And Walked Away

Russian race car driver Matevos Isaakyan was heading up the hill on the famous Eau Rouge corner during the Six Hours of Spa last weekend when his car …

This Timeline Shows The Entire History of The Universe, And Where It's Headed

This is how we'll die.<p>If you're the type of person who sometimes wakes up at 3am and lies in bed trying to wrap your tiny mind around the achingly …

Universe

The Yellowstone supervolcano is a disaster waiting to happen

Yellowstone National Park sits squarely over a giant, active volcano. This requires attention.<p>Yellowstone has been a national park since 1872, but it was only in the 1960s that scientists realized the scale of the volcano — it's 44 miles across — and not until the 1980s did they grasp that this …

How our bodies react when we DON'T have sex revealed

The ways NOT having sex affects the body make grim reading for Brits going through a dry spell.<p>The good news is that statistics show that the average …

Immune System

Venus may be home to a new kind of tectonics

Venus’ surface seems to be divided into jostling blocks of crust, defying conventional wisdom about how the surfaces of rocky planets work.

Astronomy

Blind mystic Baba Vanga 'who foretold 9/11 and Brexit' also made a chilling prediction about Russia and Vladimir Putin

A blind mystic who correctly predicted Brexit, 9/11, the rise of ISIS and the Boxing Day tsunami also made a chilling prediction about …

Burning coal may have caused Earth’s worst mass extinction | Dana Nuccitelli

Earth has so far gone through five mass extinction events – scientists are worried we’re on course to trigger a sixth – and the deadliest one happened 252 million years ago at the end of the Permian geologic period. In this event, coined “the Great Dying,” over 90% of marine species and 70% of …

Earth Science

The science of landslides, and why they're so devastating in PNG

A magnitude 7.5 earthquake struck the Southern Highlands region of Papua New Guinea on February 25, 2018. This was followed by a series of …

Geology

The Real Story Behind Disney's Mulan

Mulan is seen as one of the most inspirational Disney feature films because Mulan isn't some helpless and demure princess who has to be saved by a …

5 periods of mass extinction on Earth. Are we entering the sixth?

Our earth is very old. Based on the estimation of the oldest rock, it’s around 4.5 billion years of age.<p>Scientists from all over the world use …

Earth Science

Advanced Plumbing and Metalwork Found on Ancient Greek Island

Thousands of years ago, the Greek island of Keros was a sprawling metropolis.<p>During the dawn of the Cycladic Bronze Age, a gleaming white monument rose up out of the Aegean Sea. A manmade network of terraces and buildings constructed out of more than 1,000 tons of imported white stone, the massive …

Six volcanoes to watch in 2018

Scientists weigh in on where things will heat up.<p>The eruption of Mount Agung on the island of Bali has sparked worldwide media interest, yet volcanic eruptions in Indonesia are nothing new. Of the country’s 139 “active” volcanoes, 18 currently have raised alert levels, signifying higher than normal …

This is the law on leaving your baby in the car whilst paying for petrol

We've all been there before.<p>Many parents across Birmingham and the West Midlands will hop out of their car and head into the garage to pay for their …

He Struck It Rich in Ecuador. Now He’s Looking for the Lost Cities of Gold

Keith Barron is deep inside a Vatican library, hunkered over a 17th century tome bound in Moroccan red leather. “The country is the richest in gold …

Meteorite that hit Isle of Skye 60,000,000 years ago discovered on Scottish island

Geologists have found evidence that a meteorite hit the Isle of Skye around 60 million years ago.<p>They made the discovery while exploring volcanic …

Disney and Fox

It’s always a risk writing about a deal before it is official: CNBC reported a month ago that Disney was in talks to acquire many of 21st Century …

Color Change Chemical Volcano Demonstration

Volcanic Eruption that Changes Colors<p>There are several chemical volcanoes that are suitable for use as a chemistry lab demonstration. This particular …

Geology

What Makes Metamorphic Rocks So Unique?

Metamorphic rocks are the third great class of rocks. They occur when sedimentary and igneous rocks become changed, or metamorphosed, by conditions …

China small modular pebble beds will be $400 million for 200 MW and $1.2 billion for 600 MW

The OECD Nuclear Energy Agency’s (NEA’s) calculation of the overnight cost for a nuclear power plant built in the OECD rose from about $1900/kWe at …

The 25 Greatest ‘South Park’ Moments – Updated

25<p>Cartman Falls in Love With Smurfette (Season 13, Episode 13)<p><i>South Park</i> is often at its most brilliant when it’s merging elements that most folks …

Reality TV

Zealandia: What secrets does the world's hidden eighth continent hold?

A team of scientists will today set sail from Australia on a two-month expedition to discover the secrets of the mysterious, largely submerged continent of Zealandia.<p>With increasingly detailed seafloor maps available, scientists are now wondering what secrets the lost eighth continent, which is …

This Mineral Discovery Ended An Age-Old Debate About Meteor Crater

In 1902, Daniel Barringer, a lawyer-turned-geologist and successful businessman, heard about a large crater located forty miles east of Flagstaff, in the desert of Arizona. Around this strange crater of unknown origins, chunks of iron had been found. Since 1871, nearly 2,000 fragments of an almost …

Geology

How Star Wars Super Graphic Brilliantly Explains and Connects the Saga | StarWars.com

<i>Star Wars</i> is a visual experience through and through, with so many characters, ships, locations, and scenes that immediately scream “This is <i>Star …

Infographics

Interactive Periodic Table Shows the Uses of Every Element

The Periodic Tables of Everything<p>Explore the Best Brews of 2016 With This Interactive Periodic Table of Beer<p>This Table of Exercises Shows You How to …

Everything you need to know about the explosive science of fireworks

Light 'em up.<p>It’s an age-old tradition: Millions of Americans, from infants to the elderly, attend fireworks shows for the Fourth of July. There’s nothing quite as patriotic as sitting out on a blanket and watching hundreds of explosions light up the sky in honor of your country’s birthday. But how …

Fireworks

This Amazing Map Fills a 500-Million Year Gap in Earth's History

Tectonics of our ancient world.<p>Earth is estimated to be around 4.5 billion years old, with life first appearing around 3 billion years ago. To …

How does the Earth move through space?

Now we know, on every scale.<p><i>“There is no such thing as perpetual tranquillity of mind while we live here; because life itself is but motion, and can</i> …

Universe