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No alien radio signals detected in space anomaly, SETI says

<b>(CNN) —</b> A star system that has been a source of speculation about extraterrestrial intelligence has offered only radio silence.<p>The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence Institute (SETI) has been monitoring an unusual light pattern in a star system for more than two weeks.<p>The system, KIC 8462852, …

Universe

Scientists May Have Found Evidence of a Parallel Universe

Who's out there?<p>Ranga-Ram Chary, a researcher at Planck's U.S. Data Center in California, might have found evidence of another universe.<p>Chary …

Dark Matter

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10 Facts Everyone Should Know About Dark Matter

And if you know all ten, you’ll understand just what it is… and isn’t.<p>Dark matter may be one of the most unsettling concepts that modern physics has …

Scientist warns the world to 'think twice before replying to alien signals from outer space'

A scientist responsible for finding signs of life on other planets has warned that human beings should probably think twice before making contact …

How Many Stars in the Milky Way?

• By Maggie Masetti<br>• July 22, 2015<br>• Comments Off on How Many Stars in the Milky Way?<p>Recently I was asked to help someone answer the question of how many …

Time-traveling photons connect general relativity to quantum mechanics

Scientists have simulated time travel by using particles of light acting as quantum particles sent away and then brought back to their original …

Quantum Mechanics

Universe of Quantum Strangeness --The 'Reality' Boundary Grows Foggier

For the past 60 years, the best guide to that boundary has been a theorem called Bell's Inequality, but now a new paper shows that Bell's Inequality …

Science vine: the Large Hadron Collider and what happens inside

Over the next few months we’ll be breaking down scientific concepts into six-second vines at #guardianscienceinsix. This week we look at how the Large Hadron Collider works<p>With the exciting news that the Large Hadron Collider has discovered firm evidence for pentaquarks (a previously unseen class …

Scientists implant teeny, tiny lasers into human cells

A few years back, a pair of researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital made human cells glow by impregnating them with a molecule that's normally found in jellyfish called green fluorescent protein (GFP) and packing them into a resonant cavity that amplified the amount of light each cell …

Three Experiments That Show Relativity Is Real

Having written up three of my favorite experiments demonstrating quantum phenomena, the next logical step is to do the same for the <i>other</i> great theory of modern physics, relativity. Like quantum mechanics, relativity predicts some strange phenomena, but also like quantum mechanics, it’s …

Physics