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A Magnetic 'Wormhole' That Connects Two Regions of Space Was Created in The Lab

Two years ago ... this was weird.<p>Back in 2015, researchers in Spain created a tiny magnetic wormhole for the first time ever. They used it to connect …

Newly Discovered "Super-Deep Diamond" Reveals a Rare Earth Mineral Inside

"It's what most natural scientists dream about."<p>The Cullinan mine, located on a diamond-bearing kimberlite pipe in the Gauteng province of South …

Earth Science

The Moon is about to do something it only does once every 28 years

The total solar eclipse that occurred this summer drew incredible excitement from even casual sky gazers, but our moon is about to perform a feat …

Cassini's Last Photos Will Be Spectacular

NASA's Saturn probe has advanced scientists' search for life in the universe.<p>If you see a space scientist looking forlorn this month, it's probably because NASA's Cassini mission to Saturn is about to end. There's nothing anyone can do about it; the spacecraft has already been kept operational for …

Astronomy

Voyager at 40: ‘The Search for Life in Space’ puts big question on the big screen

What better way to celebrate 40 years of NASA’s interplanetary Voyager mission than with an eye-filling movie that brings the decades-old story up to …

Space

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ES News Email<p>Patients with Parkinson’s disease could take part in the first clinical trial of a new stem cell treatment before the end of next year, …

Medical Research

Scientists Bust Up Black Hole Theory Using World's Most Powerful X-Ray Machine

Should you find yourself inside a black hole, you will die. Should you find yourself near a black hole, you will also die. Aside from the fact that …

Physics

Time Travel Isn't Possible…Or Is It?

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

Physics

How to Solve the Information Paradox In the Event a Black Hole Deletes the Entire Universe

In a highly informative yet somewhat terrifying animation, design house Kurzgesagt explains the concept of black holes (see previous video), the …

Netflix isn’t giving up on streaming ‘Star Wars’ and Marvel movies

Disney a few days ago announced a move that makes perfect sense for the company: it will launch two standalone streaming services, including one that …

Televisions

Time Travel Is Possible Through the Whorfian Time Warp

It's the next best thing to a time machine.<p>The long-hypothesized time machine still eludes scientists, but that doesn’t mean they don’t know how to</i> …

Physics

Cosmic information: Scientists make breakthrough in dark energy research

Current observations suggest that the nature of dark energy can be explained by invoking a term in Albert Einstein’s equations of gravity, called the …

Dark Matter

Watch NASA test the monster engine that will launch the most powerful rocket in history

On July 25, NASA tested one of its RS-25 engines. The RS-25 engine isn't just any engine — it's a rocket engine that will launch the most powerful rocket in history — the Space Launch System (SLS) — in 2019.<p>This was the third successful test of the RS-25 engines. When SLS launches, there will be …

Space Travel

Civilization-Destroying Comets Are More Common Than We Thought

There are seven times as many long-period comets as we previously believed, which means a seven times greater chance of impact.<p>While we go on with our daily lives, it's worth remembering that we could all die instantly if a giant space rock hits our planet. If a meteor large enough impacts us, it …

Astronomy

NASA needs your help during the August eclipse

Don’t worry, it's not rocket science.<p>On August 21, a shadow will fall across North America—and we can’t wait. Towns along the eclipse path of totality are eagerly making plans to accommodate the thousands of visitors expected to trek out for the celestial marvel.<p>NASA scientists are finalizing their …

Solar Eclipse

Basic Assumptions of Physics Might Require the Future to Influence the Past

One of the most well-accepted physical theories makes no logical sense. Quantum mechanics, the theory that governs the smallest possible spaces, …

Quantum Mechanics

NASA's Juno spacecraft just buzzed Jupiter's Great Red Spot

The hulking, fascinating storm known as Jupiter's Great Red Spot gets a close flyby from Juno, but we'll have to wait a bit for the visuals.<p>NASA's Juno mission just hit a high point with a buzzing flyby on Monday night of one of Jupiter's most notable features: the Great Red Spot, a massive …

Astronomy