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Watch a Simple Experiment Make Sense of Quantum Mechanics

“No One Understands Quantum Mechanics”<p>Quantum mechanics: a branch of physics that is, to many, confusing and misunderstood. It encompasses and deals …

Army Unveils 3-D Printed Grenade Launcher

The U.S. Army’s Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC) recently revealed that it had successfully 3-D printed almost all of the …

Researchers Say They've Figured Out What Makes People Reject Science, And It's Not Ignorance

Why some people believe Earth is flat.<p>A lot happened in 2016, but one of the biggest cultural shifts was the rise of fake news - where claims with no …

5 Scientific Myths You Probably Believe About The Universe

The Universe is a vast, mysterious place, encompassing everything we’ve ever known, observed or could ever hope to come into contact with. For millennia, a look up at the sky — our window into the cosmos beyond our world — was met with wonder, awe, and a fascination with the unknown. Thanks to all …

Ask Ethan: What’s so ‘spooky’ about quantum entanglement?

It might have puzzled Einstein right up until his death, but that doesn’t mean you can’t understand it!<p><i>“As far as the laws of mathematics refer to</i> …

Watch: Dave Chappelle’s SNL Monologue Shows Why He Needs to Be Back on TV

Coincidentally (and thankfully), days after Donald Trump was elected president of the United States, Dave Chappelle hosted <i>Saturday Night Live</i> for the …

5 strategies for remembering everything you learn

• Knowledge about the subject at hand, like math, history, or programming<p>• Knowledge about how learning actually works<p>The bad news: Our education system often skips one of them. This is problematic, given that your ability to learn is such a huge predictor of success in life, from achieving in …

This BBC documentary is the spookiest thing you'll see today

Since the 1970s, thousands of people across the globe have reported hearing a strange humming sound incessantly pulsating in their ears – and we’re not talking about tinnitus.<p>In fact, some claim the weird sound has persisted for so long that it has started driving them nuts, disturbing their …

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Forget the Big Bang, our universe may have formed from a Big Bounce

The universe is in a constant state of expansion and the general consensus is that this began as a ‘Big Bang’ – the universe bursting into existence …

Telescopes catch the aftermath of a black hole swallowing a star

Astronomers have observed a supermassive black hole swallowing a star 3.9 billion light years from Earth. The group used the European VLBI (Very Long Baseline Interferometry) network of telescopes, so big it's described as "Earth-sized", to observe the phenomenon.<p>Thanks to the scale of the …

Black Holes

What are black holes? WIRED explains

There are many strange things in our universe – from supernovas to neutron stars – but nothing is more mind-blowing than a black hole.<p>Black holes are …

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The most nerve-wracking moment of the mission to Jupiter, in the words of NASA scientists

This week, NASA announced that its solar-powered spacecraft successfully entered orbit around Jupiter, against daunting odds. As the Juno craft begins to collect information about the planet, some of the scientists behind the mission took to Reddit to answer the public’s questions. We have …

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