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'Black Hole Apocalypse' Premieres on PBS Tonight

A new NOVA documentary takes viewers on a virtual journey into a black hole and delves into the exciting new things scientists have learned about the …

Two suns? No, it's a supernova drawn 6,000 years ago, say scientists

Indian team say the drawings may be the oldest depiction of a supernova, the final explosion of a dying star, ever discovered<p>For decades, stone carvings unearthed in the Himalayan territory of Kashmir were thought to depict a hunting scene. But the presence of two celestial objects in the drawings …

Swarm of hydrogen clouds flying away from center of our galaxy

A team of astronomers has discovered what appears to be a grand exodus of more than 100 hydrogen clouds streaming away from the center of the Milky …

Studies find evidence of a fourth dimension

We live in a three-dimensional reality. Because of that, it’s pretty hard to imagine what a four-dimensional reality might be like, but that isn’t …

Oddball Object Tumbling among the Stars Could Disrupt Planetary Science

Our solar system’s first-known visitor from another star, the recently discovered object called ‘Oumuamua, could be a bonanza for researchers. With …

How to watch the Leonid Meteor Shower 2017 TONIGHT for the best views in the UK

The Leonid Meteor Shower occurs annually around the middle of November and will give observers the chance to see up to 15 meteors streak across the …

An interstellar interloper in the solar system

On October 19 astronomers with the Pan-STARRS facility in Hawaii spotted an otherwise unremarkable small object tumbling through our solar system, …

Astronomy

Two Black Holes Dancing in 3C 75

What's happening at the center of active galaxy 3C 75?

Big History

Astronomers measure Milky Way with radio waves

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A collection of radio telescopes that spans thousands of miles and is remotely operated from central New Mexico has measured a span of 66,000 light-years (one light-year is equal to 6 trillion miles) from Earth across the Milky Way's center to a star-forming area near the …

The Best Photos from the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse

The 2017 solar eclipse has caused all sorts of commotion: a flight chasing the eclipse; a cruise hitting the seas just to celebrate the celestial event; all sorts of Airbnb and private home bookings to experience the very majestic-sounding "path of totality." And, of course, Bonnie Tyler singing …

Forecasters put the total solar eclipse into a weather model and the result is amazing

The weather wizards at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have added the effects of the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse to one of …

New look at archaic DNA rewrites human evolution story

Hundreds of thousands of years ago, the ancestors of modern humans diverged from an archaic lineage that gave rise to Neanderthals and Denisovans. …

University of Utah

The Most Intense Cosmic Explosion Out There Has Been Captured as It Happened

Cosmic Explosions<p>The most powerful kind of cosmic explosions known to science are called gamma-ray bursts – aka ‘death from space’ – galactic events …

Universe

We are past the point of innocent explanations on Trump and Russia

Imagine if the Clintons had done what the Trumps did on Russia.<p>Imagine the names were different.<p>Imagine Chelsea Clinton had taken Bill Clinton and campaign chair John Podesta to a meeting set up by a Chinese government intermediary who claimed to have damaging information about Donald Trump’s tax …

This Quantum Theory Predicts That The Future Might Be Influencing The Past

No, seriously.<p>One of the weirder aspects of quantum mechanics could be explained by an equally weird idea – that causation can run backwards in time …

Milky Way's Supermassive Black Hole Ate Its Last Big Meal 6 Million Years Ago

Most galaxies in the observable universe contain a supermassive black hole at their center, one that is either active and surrounded by an accretion …

White House Staffers Leak News of Spicer’s ‘Phone Check’ Targeting Leaks

Last week, White House press secretary Sean Spicer conducted a surprise phone check on his staff in an effort to stamp out leaks, according to a new</i> …

Donald Trump

Merging Galaxies Have a Violent Black Hole Particle Accelerator at Their Core

Two billion light-years away, two galaxies have collided and a supermassive black hole has been seen deep inside the collision, blasting a funnel of …

Astrophysics

IC 4406: A Seemingly Square Nebula

How can a round star make a square nebula?

Big History

Scientists Found Two Black Holes Right Near the Milky Way

NASA's x-ray telescope gives us a glimpse into the centers of nearby galaxies.<p>Filed Under Milky Way, NASA, Satellites & Stars<p>The revolution will not …

New extremely rare double-ringed galaxy discovered by researchers

Researchers reveal that the blue outer ring could be the remnants of a gas-rich dwarf galaxy swallowed by PGC 1000714<p>A new galaxy, situated 359 …

Dunkirk, Beauty and the Beast, The Young Pope: A guide to entertainment in 2017

The year gone by was a difficult one, and some of us managed to get through the political and sociocultural sh*tstorm of 2016 by tuning into the …

Christopher Nolan

Statements on Climate Change from Major Scientific Academies, Societies, and Associations (January 2017 update) [Significant Figures by Peter Gleick]

<b>(Updated January 2017 by Dr. Peter Gleick, Pacific Institute)</b>Scientific understanding of the role of humans in influencing and altering the global …

Climate Change

Map of the entire visible universe released to the public

In 2010, the Panoramic Survey Telescope and Rapid Response System (Pan-STARRS) was fired up and pointed towards the heavens. Equipped with the …

LG combines webOS, lasers, and lumens into another reason to replace your TV

Say hello to the ProBeam projector<p>Today LG launched another salvo in the war against giant ugly televisions with the announcement of the ProBeam laser projector. It's rare to find a projector this bright that's small enough to hold in one hand — and this one runs webOS. Unlike most projectors, LG's …

Russia

Bella Hadid Says She Eats a Grilled Cheese Every Single Day

I mean, same.<p>Bella Hadid is a woman of simple pleasures, and her apparent favorite meal is proof of it: In a post to Snapchat on Monday, the Victoria's Secret model claimed that she eats a grilled cheese with fries and ketchup <i>every single day —</i> which pretty much sounds like the diet of everyone's …

Bella Hadid

Bill Gates Talked To Donald Trump About The Importance Of Climate Change

Between his time campaigning and his time spent as President Elect, Donald Trump has made it pretty clear that he doesn’t believe in climate change. Or at the very least, doesn’t give it enough merit to prioritize things like the survival of the EPA or thinking twice before he appoints the CEO of …

Clean Technology

Get Involved in the World's Biggest Quantum Physics Experiment Happening Right Now

What could be the world’s largest quantum physics experiment is happening today, 30 November 2016, and researchers need people from all over the …