Roberto Castellanos

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The End of the Universe as We Know It

What if the world around us is just a shadow of reality? Imagine, for example, that you wake up one cold winter morning and look out your window to find that the view is completely obscured by beautiful ice crystals, forming strange patterns on the glass. You might see something like the image …

A Major Surge in Atmospheric Warming Is Probably Coming in the Next Five Years

The oceans have been absorbing the lion's share of global warming in recent years, sparing land dwellers the worst of the heat. That's about to change.<p>Forget the so-called 'pause' in global warming—new research says we might be in for an era of deeply accelerated heating.<p>While the rate of …

Warp Speed Won't Get Us to the Stars, but This Just Might

People have dreamed about interstellar travel for decades. Wouldn’t it be nice to escape political turmoil, climate change, overpopulation, and nuclear proliferation? Wouldn’t it be nice to move, with a few family members and friends, to a welcoming virgin world?<p>Hollywood makes it seem easy. We …

Space Travel

Researchers Just Found Evidence of an Ancient 'Lost Continent' Under Mauritius

Earth still has some massive secrets.<p>Newly discovered crystals expelled from volcanic eruptions on the island of Mauritius are billions of years …

Scientists have confirmed a brand new phase of matter: time crystals

For months now, there's been speculation that researchers might have finally created time crystals — strange crystals that have an atomic structure that repeats not just in space, but in time, putting them in constant oscillation without energy.<p>Now it's official — researchers have just reported in …

This Could Be The First Observational Evidence That Our Early Universe Was Once a Hologram

Wha??<p>For decades, scientists have been toying with the idea that our Universe is - or once was - a giant hologram, where the laws of physics require …

Physics

An Unexplained 'Void' Appears to Be Pushing The Milky Way Through The Universe at 2 Million Km/h

We're fleeing from a mysterious 'dead zone'.<p>You can’t feel it, but our planet is orbiting the Sun at speeds of roughly 100,000 km/h (62,000 mph), and …

Atomic scientists move Doomsday Clock ahead to 2½ minutes to midnight

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists has moved the Doomsday Clock ahead 30 seconds, taking the world to 2½ minutes to midnight.<p>This clock was first …

4-million-year-old genes resurrected and put in modern insect to test evolutionary theory

Scientists got a surprise when they put ancient genes into fruit flies to test an old theory.<p>Modern fruit flies have been genetically engineered with …

Watchdog probe to bring new scrutiny for FBI's Comey

WASHINGTON (AP) — FBI Director James Comey, already under fierce public scrutiny for his handling of the election-year probe of Hillary Clinton, …

Government

Wild Tarantula Eats a Foot-Long Snake in a First

When scientists in southern Brazil turned over a rock while looking for tarantulas, they came across something they never expected: a spider eating a …

An asteroid just flew by Earth about 50% the distance to the moon, and we barely saw it coming

Early Monday morning, while people on the East Coast were making coffee, dropping kids off at school, and cursing in traffic, a space rock as big as a 10-story building slipped past Earth.<p>The asteroid, dubbed 2017 AG13, was discovered on Saturday by the University of Arizona's Catalina Sky Survey, …

Wall Street Clearinghouse to Adopt Bitcoin Technology

After months of talk and hype, the world’s biggest banks have taken the first steps toward moving a significant piece of financial infrastructure onto a so-called blockchain — the technology introduced to the world by the virtual currency Bitcoin.<p>The company that serves as the back end for much …

Asymmetric structure in the supermassive black hole at the galaxy's center

The supermassive black hole candidate at the center of our Galaxy (associated with the radio source Sgr A*) is a prime candidate for studying the …

Black Holes