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Our Quest to Find a One-Sided Magnet Just Took an Unexpected Turn

Why do all magnets have two poles?<p>Of the many 'white whales' that theoretical physicists are pursuing, the elusive magnetic monopole - a magnetic …

Inventions and Discoveries in India- Part 4

Welcome to the <b>Part 4</b> of Inventions and Discoveries in India. If you haven’t read the before published parts, kindly find the link below to read them….<p>…

Hubble Views The Final Frontier For Dark Matter

When you look out into the distant Universe, in most locations, you’ll find a field of faint, distant galaxies: beautiful, but nothing special.<p>However, in a few select locations, you’ll find massive clusters of galaxies, containing hundreds or even thousands of galaxies the size of the Milky Way …

Universe

A Wave of Ultra-Hot Gas Twice as Big as The Milky Way Has Been Found Rippling Through Space

This thing is a monster.<p>Scientists have found a huge wave of ultra-hot gas rippling through the nearby Perseus galaxy cluster. And when we say huge, …

The Mystery of Pluto's Beating Heart

<i>Paul Sutter is an astrophysicist at The Ohio State University and the chief scientist at COSI science center. Sutter is also host of Ask a Spaceman,</i> …

Solar System

Mysterious Moving Rocks in the Desert Stumped Scientists for 70 Years

Death Valley’s ‘sailing stones’ are able to move thanks to unique environmental conditions.<p>Have you ever seen a rock move? I mean move independently—not, like, roll after someone kicked it or knocked it over—just sliding across a flat surface of its own accord. With the exception of certain …

Here’s how an asteroid impact would kill you

Most deaths caused by an asteroid impact would result from shock waves and winds generated from the blast, rather than effects such as earthquakes …

We May Have Uncovered the First Ever Evidence of the Multiverse

Too Cold<p>For years, scientists have been baffled by a weird anomaly far away in space: a mysterious “Cold Spot” about 1.8 billion light-years across. …

Universe

World’s First Commercial Fusion Reactor Takes First Steps Towards Generating Energy

• Date: 28/04/17<br>• Energy Voice<p>Britain’s newest fusion reactor has been fired up and taken the UK one step further towards generating electricity from the …

NASA just got its closest look at Saturn yet — here's what it saw

On April 26, NASA flew its Cassini spacecraft closer to Saturn than ever before. In fact, it's the closest any spacecraft has ever come to Saturn — just 1,900 miles from the beautiful planet's cloud tops.<p>Even more exciting, Cassini has already transmitted images of what it saw from its deepest dive …

Photos: what Cassini saw as it dived in between Saturn and its rings

The spacecraft survived its first “grand finale” dive. These pictures prove it.<p>On Wednesday, April 26, the Cassini spacecraft did something extraordinary: It slipped through the gap between Saturn and its rings, becoming the first spacecraft ever to explore this region.<p>The trip took it closer to …

Is Another Universe Sitting Too Close To Us On The Multiverse Bus?

Since the 1960s, astronomers have been aware of the electromagnetic background radiation that pervades the Universe. Known as the Cosmic Microwave …

Dark Matter

We've Lost Sight Of The Most Important Rule In Debating Science

It was almost 100 years ago that the most famous debate in science history took place. The topic up for consideration was the nature of the spiral objects in the sky: were they proto-stars in the process of forming, or were they island Universes, similar to and far outside of our own galaxy? …

Universe

Scientists Think We Could Reach The Brightest Star in The Sky in 69 Years

Sirius, we are coming for you.<p>If you're going to send a nano-spacecraft powered by photons across the galaxy – travelling at a fraction of the speed …

Farewell From Saturn: Cassini's Dazzling Photos of Ringed Planet

Astronomy

This Asteroid Will Be Earth's Second Moon

Does Earth have two moons? In April 2016, scientists discovered a new neighbor that appears to have been around for a hundred years and will remain …

Scientists Have Discovered a New Quantum State of Matter

Quantum liquid crystals exist.<p>Caltech physicists at the Institute for Quantum Information and Matter have discovered the first 3D quantum liquid …

Quantum Mechanics

Isro's planned Venus mission is now official; scientists to submit proposals for experiments

The Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) has formally announced plans for heading to the second rock from the sun, Venus, and study it.<p><b>The Hindu</b> …

Astronomy

The Failed Experiment That Changed The World

In science, we don’t simply perform experiments willy-nilly. We don’t put things together at random and ask, “what happens if I do this?” We examine the phenomena that exist, the predictions our theories make, and look for ways to test them in ever-greater detail. Sometimes, they give extraordinary …

Physics

The first Mars astronauts may be trapped inside of a tube for 3 years with no chance of escape

For years, NASA has talked about sending people to Mars with its gigantic new rocket, the Space Launch System, and a new spacecraft called Orion.<p>But NASA hasn't said exactly how it plans to use this hardware, which it's spending $40 billion to develop — not even with the publication of a 36-page …

Space Science

Secretive X-37B military space plane marks 700 days in orbit

The U.S. Air Force's robotic X-37B space plane has now been circling Earth for 700 days on its latest hush-hush mission.<p>That mission — known as Orbital Test Vehicle 4, or OTV-4 — began on May 20, 2015, with a liftoff atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Florida's Cape Canaveral Air …

Huge exoplanet with the density of styrofoam discovered

If the Stay Puft marshmallow man from <i>Ghostbusters</i> were a planet, it would probably be the newly discovered super gas giant, KELT 11b. The highly …