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Why Black Holes Could Delete The Universe

Black holes are more powerful than we ever imagined. Kurzgesagt drives that point home with frightening words in a calm voice. Then they go on to …

How Humans Will Finally Reach Interstellar Space

Four decades ago, Voyager 1 and 2 began their journey to the stars. When will humans follow them?<p><i>Editor's note: This is a companion piece to the science fiction short "Dark was the night, and cold the ground," published Thursday in Terraform.</i><p>As the summer of 1977 drew to a close, twin siblings bid …

This Bizarre Interstellar Observation Could Unlock the Mysteries of Dark Matter

“I don’t know!” is among the most scientific phrases you can utter. “I don’t know” is the reason you do science, after all. “I don’t know” means more …

Neil deGrasse Tyson Demonstrates the Physics-Defying Rattleback

The rattleback--it's been intriguing us since prehistoric times. Seeming to defy the laws of physics, it spins in one direction, "rattles" to a stop, …

Ancient species of giant sloth discovered in Mexico

Mexican scientists said Wednesday they have discovered the fossilized remains of a previously unknown species of giant sloth that lived 10,000 years …

Paleontology

The 5 Biggest Questions About the Universe (and How We're Trying To Answer Them)

From the discovery of gravitational waves to locating our nearest Earth-like planetary neighbor, 2016 was a banner year for astronomy. In fact, it’s not only been a good year for space science, but a great few decades. Many of the biggest puzzles in astronomy and cosmology have been solved.<p>Take the …

Universe

A new 3D-printed cannabis inhaler lets doctors administer medical marijuana remotely

While marijuana is increasingly recognized for its medicinal and therapeutic effects, prescribing the drug—”take two hits and call me in the morning”—has long been a tricky proposition for doctors.<p>Perhaps until now. Syqe Medical—a startup out of Tel-Aviv, Israel—has created a cannabis inhaler that …

Cannabis

Why You and the Universe Are One

<i>By Deepak Chopra, MD, Menas Kafatos, PhD,</i><p>It takes a lot to overturn the accepted view of reality, but it doesn't take a lot to begin. The accepted view of reality holds that human beings exist in the context of a vast physical universe "out there." Only an extreme mystic would doubt this …