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The Untold Story of the First Atoms in the Universe

Exactly when and how were the original hydrogen atoms destroyed? A new telescope may provide an answer.<p><b>By Aaron Parsons,</b> <i>Associate Professor of</i> …

This is the way the world ends: not with a bang, but with a Big Rip

New model suggests that as the universe expands everything from galaxies to space-time itself will be torn apart - but not for about 22 billion years<p>Everything we know, and everything else besides, burst into existence at the Big Bang. Now scientists have concluded that we could be heading for an …

Universe

17 Facts About Time That Will Hurt Your Brain

"Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so."<p><b>1.</b> Time passes faster for your face than for your feet (assuming you're standing up). Einstein's theory of relativity dictates that the closer you are to the centre of the Earth, the slower time goes – and this has been measured. At the top of Mount …

Black Holes: Facts, Theory & Definition

Black holes are some of the strangest and most fascinating objects found in outer space. They are objects of extreme density, with such strong …

30 Albert Einstein Quotes that will Blow Your Mind Wide Open

Native American tribes and other ancient cultures have used totems to represent spiritual symbols and identify their tribe. Totems are meant to be …

Spirituality

Here's How Our Night Sky Would Look If Celestial Bodies Were Closer To Earth

From breathtaking nebulae to spectacular galaxies, the cosmos is chock-full of stunning celestial objects. But think how stunning those objects might look if they were much closer to Earth -- close enough for us to see them in the night sky without having to use a telescope?<p>The Russian space agency …

Black Holes

How to Travel Faster Than Light Without Really Trying (Synopsis)

It’s one of the cardinal laws of physics and the underlying principle of Einstein’s relativity itself: the fact that there’s a universal speed limit …

Physics

100 weird objects sent into space

"Send my love to the aliens. All the best, Paul."<p>That was the message from Paul McCartney when, in 2008, Nasa beamed into space the Beatles song Across the Universe via its Deep Space Network.<p>The Beatles song is travelling across the universe at a speed of 186,000 miles per second to reach North …

Ferrari F355 Spider – Road Test

The Perfect Sports Car Just Got Better<p>It’s tough enough to build a perfect sports car. The essentials include a frame that’s both lightweight and superrigid, a racetrack-ready suspension, brakes more tenacious than those on a mile of Santa Fe freight train, and an engine that combines high-drama …