Soham Kanvinde

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Proxima, our sun’s nearest neighbor

Proxima Centauri, one of three stars in the Alpha Centauri system, is our sun’s nearest known neighbor among the stars. It’s 4.22 light-years …

Astronomy

There’s one key difference between kids who excel at math and those who don’t

“I’m just not a math person.”<p>We hear it all the time. And we’ve had enough. Because we believe that the idea of “math people” is the most self-destructive idea in America today. The truth is, you probably <i>are</i> a math person, and by thinking otherwise, you are possibly hamstringing your own career. …

Mathematics

A Very Simple Explanation Of The Higgs Boson

François Englert and Peter Higgs just received the Nobel Prize in Physics for laying the groundwork for the discovery of the Higgs boson. But can someone please explain what a Higgs is? Like, really simply.<p>François Englert and Peter Higgs have won this year's Nobel Prize in Physics, as was pretty …

A better intro to Black Holes

Hi guys. I recently saw this post: http://imgur.com/gallery/QEP34 hit the front page. While I appreciate the OP's effort to make astrophysics …

Computer grading will destroy our schools

<b>(DNY59 via iStock)</b><p>Feeding essays into a computer program tells students: No one cares what you have to say<p>Benjamin Winterhalter<p>September 30, 2013 11:45am (UTC)<p>As you know if you teach at a U.S. public school – or even if you just read the June 2013 New York Times feature about it – a consortium of …

Goodbye Big Bang, Hello Black Hole? A New Theory Of The Universe's Creation

Could the famed “Big Bang” theory need a revision? A group of theoretical physicists suppose the birth of the universe could have happened after a …

Android vs. iOS: The race has never been closer

The next stage of the smartphone wars has been set with the release of the iPhone 5S, which joins high-end phones like the HTC One, Galaxy S 4, and Moto X for the final battle — of 2013, at least. But in the big competition between iOS and Android, the choice is harder than ever, because the two …

How to pick up women (with science)

It's a sad fact, but women lack free will. Although they appear as complex and individual as any male (often much more so), it seems women are slaves to inherent biological "programming" which means they will be physically intimate with any man who employs a specific set of behaviours and phrases. …

NASA probe hears "shriek" in space as it leaves solar system

Sep 16, 2013 Source: uk.news.yahoo.com<p><b>A strange, unearthly “shriek” greeted NASA’s Voyager I spacecraft as it became the first man-made object to</b> …

Collapsing 4D Star Could Have Spawned Universe — NOVA Next | PBS

There could be a gaping hole in the Big Bang theory. Or rather, a giant, colossal black-hole caused by the collapse of a four-dimensional star.<p>One of …

Everything You've Ever Been Told About How You Learn Is A Lie

Three myths your teachers told you about how your brain learns, debunked<p>When I was in middle school and high school, teachers loved to impart various tidbits of wisdom about the way students learn during lectures, always couched in such a way as to indicate these were scientifically accepted facts.</i> …

Doomsday particle? The universe may end in another 10 billion years or sooner if the heaviest of all the known elementary particles, the top quark, is even heavier than previously thought, researchers say. http://oak.ctx.ly/r/c20k If not, then an even stranger fate may await the cosmos: disembodied brains and virtually anything else could one day randomly materialize into existence.

Why music is good for the heart

Doctors have discovered what music-lovers always guessed – music touches places nothing else can reach, says Ivan Hewett<p>In its onward march, science is always trampling over folk-wisdom. But sometimes a piece of research comes along which shows folk-wisdom might have a point after all. There’s been …

Friday 13th travellers take chance on flight 666 to HEL

Would you board flight 666 to HEL on Friday the 13th? For superstitious travellers, that might be tempting fate. But Finnair passengers on AY666 to Helsinki apparently were not too bothered. Friday's flight was almost full.<p>"It has been quite a joke among the pilots," said pilot Juha-Pekka Keidasto …

How far is a light-year?

How can we comprehend the distances to the stars? This post explains light-years in terms of a scale of miles and kilometers.<p>Stars other than our sun …

Spot Exoplanets With Your Home Telescope, Using Free NASA Software

The new software measures varying light phenomena, accounting for distortions from the Earth's atmosphere and any stray clouds.<p>Well, this is what you bought that new telescope camera for, right?<p>NASA is releasing, for free, a bit of software that allows those with telescopes to detect planets …

Why we might not be able to live on the Moon

The suggestion that regions of the Moon have ancient ice triggered much hope that we could colonise it. Sadly, it’s looking ever less likely that it’s possible.<p>The US space agency Nasa sells dreams. There’s nothing wrong with that – after all, space and its exploration have always been a source of …

Astronomy