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At least a trillion alien civilizations have 'almost certainly existed' in the universe

On Sunday, his convictions about the existence of extraterrestrial life got a boost — this time from an article in the New York Times by astrophysicist Adam Frank, which is provactively titled "Yes, There Have Been Aliens."<p>Frank's research suggests (emphasis his own) that "unless the probability …

Astronomers say they’ve found the biggest structure in the universe and they named it the BOSS

The BOSS is big. Really big. <i>Yuuuuuge</i>.<p>So big that when a star is born on one side of the BOSS, it takes a billion years for the light to reach the other side.<p>So big that comparing the BOSS to the next biggest thing like it is like comparing Andre the Giant to your 3-year-old nephew.<p>What is the BOSS? …

Universe

Astrobiology - The Hunt for Life Beyond Earth

Astrobiologist Kevin Hand prepares to deploy a rover beneath the ice of Alaska's Sukok Lake. When a probe finally reaches Europa, its search for life may be modeled on trial runs like this. And with the powerful SLS rocket NASA is designing, he says, "we could potentially get to Jupiter and Europa …

Universe

Scientists Confirm "Impossible" EM Drive Propulsion

Coming straight out of the sci-fi series Star Trek, the prospect of the EM Drive that are now wrongly assumed as ‘the warp drive‘, is getting real …

Danish director Michael Madsen asks a parade of military, scientific and philosophical talking heads to reveal how we would treat an alien encounter<p>Not to be confused with the actor of the same name who appears in Quentin Tarantino films, Danish documentarian Michael Madsen casts an amused but …

United Nations

Supersymmetry? --"Standard Model of the Universe Fails to Explain Dark Matter or Dark Energy"

However, in a new blow for the futuristic "supersymmetry" theory of the universe's basic anatomy, experts reported fresh evidence Monday of subatomic …

Ask Ethan #103: Have We Solved The Black Hole Information Paradox?

Or is this an example of the media hype surrounding Hawking going nuts?<p><i>“Thus it seems Einstein was doubly wrong when he said, God does not play dice.</i> …

Physics

The tumultuous heart of our Galaxy

This new image of powerful remnants of dead stars and their mighty action on the surrounding gas from ESA's XMM-Newton X-ray observatory re...