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The Best Space Documentaries on Netflix

The truth is out there -- and on Netflix.<p>So far, space travel has been restricted to only a few select people who are lucky enough to convince a …

Space Exploration

Planning your weekend? Here are 5 new restaurants you can try in Mumbai

Brewpub

Remembering Stephen Hawking

<i>Astronomy</i> editor David Eicher remembers the great physicist in words, and the Starmus Advisory Board shares a short video tribute.<p>Wandering star …

The Milky Way panorama

Black hole caught devouring star for an entire decade

It’s the longest feast we’ve ever seen, and it’s still going on! But why?<p><i>“Put two ships in the open sea, without wind or tide, and, at last, they</i> …

EmDrive: UK scientist claims 'new physics' explains galaxy rotation and theoretical space propulsion

Dr Mike McCulloch says his theory explains why galaxies are not ripped apart, without needing dark matter.<p>British physicist Dr Mike McCulloch, who …

Juno Drops the First Images of Jupiter's South Pole

The alluring mysteries of Jupiter continue to come to light thanks to NASA’s Juno spacecraft, which continues to orbit the solar system’s biggest …

Astronomy

Ancient signals from the early Universe could unlock secrets of the Big Bang

For the first time, physicists have revealed what the gravitational waves produced at the start of our Universe would have looked like.<p>Models show …

Physics

Earth - How the Universe can expand if there is no extra space

The Universe can expand without there being anything outside it for it to expand into, says science writer and astrophysicist Adam Becker. He explains this mind-bending idea to BBC Earth's Michael Marshall and Melissa Hogenboom, with help from the animators at <b>Pomona Pictures</b>.<p><i>Join over six million</i> …

Universe

Scientists spotted a supernova just hours after it exploded

Its dying gasps could reveal what makes stars go out with a bang<p>Talk about going out with a bang. Stars that are about 10 times more massive than the Sun tend to die in colossal explosions called supernovae.<p>Scientists aren't sure why or how these stars detonate near the end of their lives, but …

Universe

NASA has found out that a human colony on Mars could be wiped out in minutes! - IBTimes India

Mars' atmosphere is said to be 100 times thinner than that of the Earth.<p>NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) has found that the odds of a human …

Here's why NASA researchers claim exoplanet Proxima b is not habitable! - IBTimes India

Discovered in 2016, this exoplanet was guessed to have the ability to be habitable by the scientists.<p>NASA researchers have found that the exoplanet …

With eyes on Venus and Mars, ISRO attempts mega world record

India will boldly go to Venus for the first time and re-visit the Red Planet very soon.<p>Buried and hidden in the hundreds of pages of the new format …

Space Exploration

Researchers have found 10 faint galaxies that kick-started the whole universe! - IBTimes India

This technique will help the researchers in better understanding of the cosmic history a billion years post Big Bang.<p>A new technology has been …

MIT scientists estimate new timeline for our solar system

Astronomers have estimated the new lifetime of the solar nebula which suggests that the gas giant planets Jupiter and Saturn formed within the first …

Universe

How To Experience The Best Of East Sikkim And Darjeeling In Just 5 Days

Day 1<p><b>When you get out of Bagdogra Airport, head straight out and take an auto to Siliguri, and ask the driver to drop you at the shared taxi stand.</b> …

Humanity's First Nuke Has Revealed Strange Similarities to The Formation of Our Moon

The answer is in radioactive glass.<p>The Moon is our closest companion in the vast, unknowable expanse of the Universe, and yet, after centuries of …

Earth Science

Beyond Science Fiction: the Alternative Realism of Michael Whelan

Michael Whelan's artwork is some of the most instantly recognizable, and iconic in the world of science fiction and fantasy. He is practically his …

Science Fiction

Astronomers Just Found More Evidence of a New Type of Black Hole

Black holes keep getting stranger.<p>Black holes are among the most mysterious objects in the Universe. But they have one thing in common - most of the …

Universe

Explosion Hits Nuclear Power Station In Northwest France

An explosion at the compound of the Flamanville nuclear power plant was "a significant technical event but it is not a nuclear accident," an official tells local media. A fire that was also reported in the engine room where the explosion hit is now reportedly under control.<p>The plant has two …

Why Colin Hanks Turned to a Painful Story for His Second Documentary

Hanks directed Eagles of Death Metal: Nos Amis, which covers the aftermath of the November 13 Paris terrorist attack.<p><b>Colin Hanks</b> was in New York City for the Tribeca Film Festival when he decided to visit the 9/11 Memorial Museum last April. “What really resonated with me—the thing that made me …

Blackmagic Web Presenter makes it easy to use any camera for live webcasting

Have you ever wanted to use your DSLR, mirrorless, or other high quality camera for live video streaming on platforms like Facebook Live, Skype, or …

The 10 best destinations for big ski areas

These vast playgrounds are perfect for racking up the miles or exploring huge swathes of untouched backcountry. All you have to do is choose where to set up base camp.<p><i>Unless stated otherwise, prices are per person, half board, based on two people sharing a double or twin room for seven nights,</i> …

New Dead Sea Scrolls cave discovered

<b>Archaeologists have found a cave that once housed Dead Sea scrolls in a cliff in the Judean desert - the first such discovery in over 60 years.</b><p>Israel's Hebrew University said the ancient parchments were missing from the cave, and were probably looted by Bedouin people in the 1950s.<p>Storage jars, …

3 Smartphone Camera Settings You Should Try Out

It wasn’t all that long ago that simply having a phone with a camera in it was relatively rare. Not so today!Now, the cameras on our smartphones are …

Why is the sky blue? A parent's guide to common questions kids ask

If you're a parent, your child has likely asked you a question that caught you off-guard. Whether it was about death or sex or why Grandpa smells …

The Strangest Eclipse Fact Of All: The Moon's Shadow Isn't A Circle

The Earth is nearly a perfect circle, and when the Sun strikes it, it casts a shadow. That circle, during a perfect alignment between the Earth, Sun and Moon, is visible on the lunar surface, and what we see lines up exactly with what we expect: a near-perfect circle. The Moon, too, is nearly a …

6 Tech Courses You Can Take Online Right Now to Freshen Up Your Resume

Learn something new from your couch.<p>These days, everyone needs a solid range of tech skills, regardless of the industry you're working in. But it can …

Justice League of America: Rebirth #1 Review

Batman goes on a recruitment drive.<p>This issue marks at least the fifth time since 2011 that I find myself reviewing a comic titled "Justice League …

Eerie wind turbine prototype flaps its wings like hummingbirds

Is this the creepiest turbine design ever?<p>It’s turbine time. Last month, New York gave the green light to what will become the country’s largest offshore wind farm. Then, Denmark’s ginormous turbine design broke energy-production records. Now, designer Anis Aouini at Tunisian company Saphon Energy …

Renewable Energy