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Get That Life: How I Became an Astrophysicist

Sara Seager is searching for life on other planets — and she's confident she'll find it.<p><i>Growing up in Toronto, Sara Seager was a curious child but never much cared for math or science — until she had to. During her junior year in high school, Seager realized she'd better start paying attention in</i> …

In science we trust… up to a point

Science is emphatically not a belief system. It doesn’t require faith, and it works: civilisation is built on science working. But it’s a full-time job to keep on top of one subject, and impossible to stay up to date across a range of fields. We have to trust that the system works. But does it?<p>This …

Same-sex Marriage

America's 21 Most Beautiful Campsites

From Death Valley to Glacier Bay, Alaska and back down to the Grand Canyon, we've got the country covered.<p>With 3,794,100 square miles of soaring mountains, pristine beaches and crystal clear lakes, the United States offers endless options for those looking to spend a few nights under the stars. But …

National Parks

Rare 'fire rainbow' lights up US skies

Described as a “multi-coloured angel hovering overhead” by some viewers, the halo-forming cloud known as a circumhorizontal arc is said to require a strict set of conditions and occur only in “high-level cirrus clouds [thin, wispy clouds] made up of tiny ice crystals”, meteorologist Justin Lock …

10 train journeys to dream about

There’s nothing quite like travelling by train, listening to the rhythmic rumble as the wheels clack over the tracks and the world flashes past the …

22 Of The Most Secluded Hotels In The World

Perfect for people who hate people!

Swimming Pools

United Arab Emrates leads way with planned mission to Mars

The ambitions of the United Arab Emirates run high, way above the skyscrapers. The tiny emirate is thinking big and aims to take the lead in space exploration. Or, as they say … the new goal is the planet Mars.<p>The UAE Space Agency was born as recently as July 2014, but it has already presented last …

Astronauts are finally eating vegetables grown in outer space

NASA announced a few days ago that astronauts on the International Space Station will for the first time get a taste of lettuce that wasn’t grown on …

Those Veggies Grown on the ISS Get Humans Closer to Mars

Author: Shara Tonn. Shara Tonn Science<p>Date of Publication: 08.11.15.<p>Time of Publication: 7:00 am. 7:00 am<p>The menu in space has grown a lot since John …

Science vine: the Large Hadron Collider and what happens inside

With the exciting news that the Large Hadron Collider has discovered firm evidence for pentaquarks (a previously unseen class of particles that demonstrate there is a new state of matter) it seems a good time for a quick reminder of how the LHC actually works.<p>What does a pentaquark mean for …

Physics

America's 21 Most Beautiful Campsites

From Death Valley to Glacier Bay, Alaska and back down to the Grand Canyon, we've got the country covered.<p>With 3,794,100 square miles of soaring mountains, pristine beaches and crystal clear lakes, the United States offers endless options for those looking to spend a few nights under the stars. But …

Slender 'Alien' Recorded Watching Family In Mexico

This report was sent to me via Twitter and I have to admit its interesting. Mexico is the most active country in the world for UFO and alien …

Now That We've Explored All The Planets, What's The Next Frontier?

Pluto is just the beginning<p>When I was growing up, there were nine planets in the solar system: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto. By 1989, all of those planets had been explored … except Pluto. Though it's no longer classified as a planet by some folks, Pluto …

Astronomy

Physicist Finds COMPUTER CODE In String Theory Equation

James Gates is a renowned theoretical physicist who has devoted himself to the incredibly complex and fascinating mathematics of string theory, …

Goodbye International Space Station, Hello Moon Village

ESA’s new director general lays out his vision for an international community on the dark side of the Moon.<p>The International Space Station has been occupied for nearly 15 years, but the astronauts' lower-Earth orbit home away from home won't be around forever—or even that much longer.<p>So while NASA …

Can quantum mechanics explain homeopathy?

Homeopaths are quick to evoke physics in their defense. I’m guessing they actually believe there is a connection and there is an added bonus of using …

Quantum Physics

Flight delays: What are your rights as a passenger?

TORONTO — Dealing with a flight delay can be one of the most frustrating experiences for travellers. So what exactly are you entitled to as a …

The Potential $100 Trillion Market For Space Mining

Emily Calandrelli Contributor<p>Emily Calandrelli is a producer and the host of FOX's Xploration Outer Space.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>A brief history of SpaceX<br>• SpaceX’s Next Steps Toward Rocket Reusability<p>Who owns the asteroids in our solar system? It may seem strange, but Congress hopes to …

When jazz collided with physics

A unique combination of man and machine - the first concert performance by a pianist and the Large Hadron Collider.<p>A team of scientists at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland has turned live data from an experiment at the LHC into music, and a jazz pianist has been playing along.<p>Juliana …

The Large Hadron Collider Returns in the Hunt for New Physics

Desperately seeking SUSY.<p>In 2012, researchers at the world's largest particle accelerator announced they had discovered a particle that resembled a key missing piece in our fundamental understanding of physics: the Higgs boson.<p>It was a Nobel Prize-worthy moment. But what comes next could be even …

These Will Be The First Astronauts To Fly In A Private Spaceship

Going to space in a way that no one has gone before<p>It’s weird timing, but today NASA revealed the astronauts who will make history by becoming the first to launch into space in a commercial vessel. Astronauts Robert Behnken, Sunita Williams, Eric Boe, and Douglas Hurley will train to fly on SpaceX …

The One Thing Everybody Should Know About Relativity

Yesterday, I wrote about the core concepts needed to understand quantum physics, which is one of the two pillars of modern physics. The other, of course, is the theory of relativity, the full and complete version of which celebrates its 100th birthday this November (we usually talk about relativity …

Physics

Hibernating bears could hold the key to long-distance space travel

Astronauts could protect themselves against bone wastage by harnessing a unique biological process that allows black bears to maintain their skeletons during hibernation.<p>A study has revealed that bears protect their bones from degrading, despite hardly moving for up to six months, by suppressing …

Space Travel

NASA wants to terraform the moon with a fleet of autonomous robots

There are few things as thoroughly fascinating as outer space and robots, and NASA just decided to give half a million dollars to a project combining …

'No fear' as astronauts gear up for delayed trip to ISS

Russian Oleg Kononenko, NASA astronaut Kjell Lindgren and Kimiya Yui of Japan -- fans of the "Star Wars" saga who had posed in Jedi robes ahead of their mission -- said they stood by Russia's space engineers and the veteran Soyuz rocket that will take them aloft.<p>Lindgren, 42, who will be making his …

How do you produce a single photon?

A source of photons is a very convenient tool for physicists

Physics

CERN, JADE, AI, & The Human Domain – Manifestation Of The Spiritual War

<b>We live the greatest Science Faction story ever imagined.</b> <b><br>We are conditioned (by the Social Engineer Priest Class) to live in the base normality of</b> …

These 10 Hiking Trails Will Blow Your Mind

Hiking

Dark matter mapped in 3-D detail - Technology & science - Space | NBC News

SEATTLE — The most detailed 3-D map of the universe ever made, stretching back over billions of years, provides the best evidence yet that mysterious "dark matter" serves as the unseen scaffolding on which everything we can see is hung, astronomers reported Sunday.<p>The findings are based on years' …

Dark Matter

Visiting Iceland: 14 dos and don'ts

The number of visitors to small, ravishingly beautiful Iceland is soaring – and Iceland’s news has been busy with stories of tourists getting into difficulties. When travellers get things wrong, it can be a matter of etiquette, or the destruction of the pristine environment. But it can also be …