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The Surprising Reason Why Neutron Stars Don't All Collapse To Form Black Holes

There are few things in the Universe that are as easy to form, in theory, as black holes are. Bring enough mass into a compact volume and it gets more and more difficult to gravitationally escape from it. If you were to gather enough matter in a single spot and let gravitation do its thing, you’d …

Physics

Center Of The Milky Way Has Thousands Of Black Holes, Study Shows

The supermassive black hole lurking at the center of our galaxy appears to have a lot of company, according to a new study that suggests the monster is surrounded by about 10,000 other black holes.<p>For decades, scientists have thought that black holes should sink to the center of galaxies and …

Black Holes

Read This and You'll Never Want to Drain Pasta in the Sink Again

One day, a particularly stern culinary school instructor asked my dear friend Holly if she knew how to boil water. My forty-something mama-to-three …

Pesto

Can Motorcycle Makers Build Cooler Cars Than Real Car Companies?

Or should they just stick to two wheels?

Can You Name Every Alien in This All-Encompassing Scifi Cantina?

If you like Easter eggs, posters, and genre movies, today is your lucky day.<p>Artists Vance Kelly and Kevin M. Wilson (also known as Ape Meets Girl) …

'Ready Player One' VR games show the future is now

<i>Ready Player One</i> imagines the year 2044 as an industrial wasteland where people escape the perils of modern life by strapping on virtual-reality headsets and disappearing into a vast digital playground called the OASIS. The book, written by Ernest Cline, was published in 2011 -- a year before …

Virtual Reality

All 11 Versions of the U.S.S. Enterprise, Ranked

The <i>Enterprise</i> isn’t just quintessential to the long history of <i>Star Trek</i>, it’s alsoone of the most iconic starships of all time. It was the star of …

Science Fiction

Astrophysicists release IllustrisTNG, the most advanced universe model of its kind

Novel computational methods have helped create the most information-packed universe-scale simulation ever produced. The new tool provides fresh …

Mystery Radio Bursts From Space Just Got Even Weirder

Oxon Hill, Maryland<p>Astronomers are transfixed by twisted waves seen coming from an odd object three billion light-years away.<p>There’s a new twist in the tale of one of the strangest objects in the sky.<p>About three billion light-years away, that mysterious object continually hurls humongous blasts of …

Universe

We’re about to see a black hole for the first time

While astronomers have long seen the fallout of the presence of black holes on the stars and gas clouds around them, none have ever actually stared …

Black Holes

A body double, CGI skull, and secret filming sessions: Inside the yearlong process to bring this beloved character to the 'Blade Runner' sequel

With a total of 1,200 visual effects shots in "Blade Runner 2049" — that comes out to 1:45 of the movie's total running time of 2:43 — Oscar-winning VFX supervisor John Nelson and his team logged in major hours to go a step beyond the 1982 original movie's legendary sci-fi look.<p>But there was a …

Exploding binary stars will light up the sky in 2022

Stellar collisions are an amazingly rare thing. According to our best estimates, such events only occur in our galaxy (within globular clusters) once …

New Intergalactic Discovery Could Be Biggest Supernova Ever

The Earth, the Sun, Andromeda galaxy, they’ve all been around for as long as you can remember and as long as humanity has been around. So when a new …

The Subatomic Discovery That Physicists Considered Keeping Secret

A pair of physicists announced the discovery of a subatomic event so powerful that the researchers wondered if it was too dangerous to make …

We may finally understand the speed of gravity

Advent of Astronomy<p>The ability to detect gravitational waves is rapidly propelling us into a new era of both astronomy and physics. New instruments …

Physics

A space rock from another star is spotted in our solar system — a cosmic first

For the first time, a space rock from another solar system has been spotted cruising through our corner of the universe.<p>The asteroid is about 400 meters across and moving at a clip of nearly 27 miles a second, according to NASA. For months, this interstellar interloper — a fragment of an alien …

Astronomy

Incredible Galactic Photographs by NASA

Everyday NASA is publishing on its website photographs taken from outer space. From Mars, Jupiter and star constellations, NASA is showing us the …

Ask This 1 Question at Every Job Interview to Increase Your Chances of Being Hired | Inc.com

Imagine it's zero hour and the administrative assistant calls you in for the job interview. It took you a long time to land this interview and you don't want to go home without the job.<p>The process of interviewing can be intimidating. There are so many things you need to know. What should you wear? …

How Monster Black Holes Grew from the Big Bang's Leftovers

New computer simulations reveal how supersonic gas streams left over from the Big Bang could fuel some of the largest and oldest black holes in the …

Mattis Was Asked About the National Anthem Protest — His Next 4 Words Define American Patriotism

Politics has quickly made its way into sports as former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick led the charge by kneeling during the …

This Is the Least-visited Country in Europe and It's Absolutely Gorgeous

The micro-nation is only 23.6 square miles.<p>There are a seemingly endless number of destinations and attractions to visit in Europe, both for …

Mysterious signal from deep space goes hyperactive

The unexplained signals from the other side of the universe known as fast radio bursts are a rarely observed phenomenon and only one of them has been picked up more than once. Now scientists engaged in the search for extraterrestrial intelligence say that lone repeating fast radio burst (FRB) is …

UC Berkeley

NASA Just Released This Absolutely Breathtaking Image of The Solar Eclipse in Infrared

Our eyes only saw a fraction of the beauty.<p>While millions across the continental US turned their eclipse glasses to the sky to watch the Sun …

The best PC games right now

Not sure what game to buy next? On this list you'll find the best PC games we're playing right now—recent singleplayer hits, thriving esports, and a …

Confirmed: Electrons Flowing Like Liquid in Graphene Are Insanely Superconductive

???<p>Electrons have been caught flowing through graphene like a liquid, reaching limits physicists thought were fundamentally impossible.<p>This type of …

These 14 Places Will Let You Learn Photoshop for Free | Inc.com

But, with all its power comes a steep learning curve. And that's intimidating.<p>Simply loading up the software and trying to figure things out on your own doesn't work as well when you want to learn Photoshop as it does for other pieces of software.<p>And, while you could try and read the manuals (which …

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You Probably Won't Survive the Same Workouts Brad Pitt Used to Get Shredded for 'Fight Club'

If you're envious of how much easier it appears to be for Hollywood movie stars to transform their bodies, keep in mind they have access to chefs, …

Fight Club

Astronomers spot best views ever of gamma-ray burst

A massive star dying in a titanic explosion in deep space allowed astronomers to capture the best views yet of a gamma-ray burst — one of the most energetic and explosive events in the universe.<p>Using a wide array of ground- and space-based telescopes, astronomers were able to put together one of …

Universe