Sean Terrance Hutchison

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Nasa announcement: How to watch the major breakthrough as it is announced live, and when it will happen

The company has set a date for the press conference at which it will reveal all about the mysterious discovery.<p>There's very little information about …

Cassini Detected Something Weird as It Passed Through The Shadow of Saturn's Rings

A noticeable atmospheric shift.<p>Although Cassini's demise was the end of an era for unprecedented Saturn observation, it also went out on a high …

Have Scientists Found The Gay Gene?

The hunt for a “gay gene” has been controversial for a while, both in politics and in entertainment. That controversy is likely about to flare up again with new reports of genetic factors in sexuality being uncovered.<p>But the headlines are obscuring what’s really in the science, which is much more …

Genetics

Nuraphones: headphones reinvented?

This groundbreaking device claims to tune your audio to your hearing – do they work?<p>The Nuraphones are something to be cherished: a genuinely new …

A huge asteroid called 3200 Phaethon is heading towards Earth and it’s named after a Greek god who almost caused the apocalypse

It’s named after an ancient god who nearly wiped out humanity – so you be forgiven for feeling pretty nervous to hear about a gigantic …

Earth Is Getting Hit by Too Much Anti-Matter, And Nobody Knows Why

What is going on?<p>Amid the high speed cosmic rays raining down on us from the depths of space are a handful of antimatter particles called …

This Mesmerising NASA Footage Set to a 'Sound of Silence' Cover Will Give You Chills

Hello darkness, my old friend...<p>The vast majority of humanity can only imagine what it's like to spend your days travelling around the planet and …

Nobel Prize-winning detectors revealed a cosmic cataclysm

<b>(CNN) —</b> Every time a new telescope has been turned on, we have learned something fundamental about our universe.<p>Galileo's first telescope saw the moons of Jupiter and forever destroyed the idea that the Earth was at the center of the universe. Edwin Hubble used the Mount Wilson Observatory in 1917 …

Physics

Futurama returns — but there's a twist

Do you want to return to the 31st century? Better listen up. Literally.<p>After a four-year hiatus, <i>Futurama</i> is indeed making a comeback, but there’s a …

Breaking: An Entirely New Type of Quantum Computing Has Been Invented

"It's amazing no one had thought of it before."<p>Australian researchers have designed a new type of qubit - the building block of quantum computers - …

Quantum Computing

Don’t believe this insane ’15 days of darkness’ rumor that NASA has already debunked

Ah, the internet. It’s given us complete freedom to communicate with basically whoever we want and provides a wealth of information to anyone who …

This Dark Matter Theory Could Solve a Celestial Conundrum

For years, dark matter has been behaving badly. The term was first invoked nearly 80 years ago by the astronomer Fritz Zwicky, who realized that some …

Space and time inside a black hole: What happens beyond an event horizon?

One of the biggest problems when studying black holes is that the laws of physics as we know them cease to apply in their deepest regions. Large …

Black Holes

The seven most extreme planets ever discovered

Scientists recently discovered the hottest planet ever found – with a surface temperature greater than some stars. As the hunt for planets outside …

Astronomy

A New State of Matter Is Discovered — and It's Strange

New State Of Matter<p>Duke University postdoctoral fellow Sho Yaida has just solved a 30-year mystery in the physics world with 30 pages of …

Quantum Physics

Scientists Have Recorded the Sound of Two Black Holes Colliding, and You Can Hear It Too

Something happened 3 billion years ago that changed the makeup of our prodigious universe forever. Two enormous black holes collided, resulting in an …

Scientists Finally Witnessed a Phenomenon That Einstein Thought "Impossible"

Celestial Warping<p>According to Einstein’s general relativity theory, spacetime bends or gets distorted when it crosses a massive object due to its …

Humans, the entire Earth and the sun all exist in a giant void of nothingness

You've probably heard the cliché that humans are just tiny specks in the universe. It might literally be true. A recent study gives more evidence to …

Universe

Ask Ethan: What does the edge of the Universe look like?

There’s a point beyond which we cannot go, there are things beyond that we cannot know. But here’s what we expect.<p><i>“The Edge… there is no honest way</i> …

Star Trek

First beam for an important new physics experiment

An anomaly in the tiny magnetic field of a fundamental particle could be the loose thread that lets us unravel a new layer of physics. A new experiment has started to take a closer look<p>A new experiment at the Fermi National Laboratory near Chicago, USA, has just taken an important step. The first …

We live in a parallel universe! Wow! Wait, what?

By now you may have seen them: Breathless headlines flowing through the viral ether declaring that a new study has found the "first" evidence that we …

What the Higgs Is Going on with Mass?

<i>Paul Sutter is an astrophysicist at The Ohio State Universityand the chief scientist at COSI Science Center. Sutter is also host of Ask a Spaceman,</i> …

Physics

Prepare to worship the deities of 'American Gods'

Belief is power in the world of <i>American Gods.</i> In Neil Gaiman's beloved novel — and the lavish new Starz adaptation from Bryan Fuller and Michael …

TV

Filling in the Missing History of the Universe

Jack Burns is interested in the Dark Ages of the universe. His primary research team—consisting of 22 scientists from CU, UCLA, NASA Goddard, Arizona State and more—wants to know how things began. Specifically, they are working to investigate the time when the universe's very first stars were born, …

Universe

The most important fossil you've never heard of

<b>It's not a household name, but an ancient creature found in the Scottish borders fills a crucial period in the evolutionary record. It sheds light on how four-limbed creatures became established on land.</b><p>An ancient animal found in rocks from the Scottish borders is thought to be the earliest known …

A Freakishly Big Asteroid Is About to Zoom by Earth

Over the years, asteroids have gotten bad rap, probably because of that terrible Michael Bay movie or incessant stream of hyperbolic articles written …

Asteroids

Earth Prepares To Snap First-Ever Image Of A Black Hole's Event Horizon

Perhaps gravity’s oddest prediction is the existence of black holes: regions of space where gravity is so strong that nothing, not even light, can escape.<p>Only through gravitational effects, such as by influencing stars, have they ever been seen.<p>X-ray signatures can locate and be used to weigh black …

Black Holes

Supertall skyscraper hangs from orbiting asteroid in Clouds Architecture Office concept

In a bid to get around terrestrial height restrictions, Clouds Architecture Office has proposed suspending the world's tallest skyscraper from an …

Skyscrapers

New telescope can detect the ancient history of the universe

Learning the secrets of the universe demands that humanity study its most ancient star-building regions, and the HERA radio telescope allows …

Finally, an Astrophysics Model Even Your Stoner Friend Will Love

The Milky Way isn’t just stars orbiting a black hole—it’s loaded with dust and debris, floating with reckless abandon in the space between solar …

Universe