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Aliens May Be Rearranging Stars to Fight Dark Energy, Awesome Study Suggests

How to dominate the universe in three easy steps …<p>Step 1: Harvest all of your planet's resources.<p>Step 2: Harvest all of your nearest star's …

Chandra :: Photo Album :: GW170817 :: May 31, 2018

The spectacular merger of two neutron stars that generated gravitational waves announced last fall likely did something else: birthed a black hole. …

Browsing porn in incognito mode isn't nearly as private as you think | Dylan Curran

When you use incognito mode, it doesn’t mean that your activity disappears forever – it’s just hidden on the incriminating device<p>Ctrl-shift-N: the wondrous keyboard shortcut to start an incognito tab in Google Chrome. You hesitantly type in your odious search, and find the porn site which in that …

Google

17 Stephen Hawking Quotes That Will Inspire You (and Leave You Dreaming of the Stars)

Sadly, Stephen Hawking has died at the age of 76. But his words are timeless.<p>Stephen Hawking was one of the most famous and influential scientists of our time. Sadly, Hawking has passed away at the age of 76 -- fully 55 years after doctors gave him just two years to live with a diagnosis of …

We Still Don't Understand Why Time Only Flows Forward

Every moment that passes finds us traveling from the past to the present and into the future, with time always flowing in the same direction. At no point does it ever appear to either stand still or reverse; the “arrow of time” always points forwards for us. But if we look at the laws of physics — …

Physics

Bionic leaf turns sunlight into liquid fuel: New system surpasses efficiency of photosynthesis

New system surpasses efficiency of photosynthesis<p>Scientists have created a system that uses solar energy to split water molecules and hydrogen-eating …

Harvard

Elon Musk Says We're Likely Living In a Video Game. Are We?

Everything you know is probably a simulation. And that's ok.<p>Quick. Stop what you’re doing and look around. Everything you see, think and feel is fake. You’re living in a video game coded by intellectually elite robot overlords.<p>Don’t laugh. It’s entirely possible, so says billionaire futurist Elon …

Space Exploration

The best book of physics brain teasers

I bought Thinking Physics, by Lewis C. Epstein in 1984. It's one of my favorite books of brain teasers. They are designed to help you gain a …

NASA's Fermi Satellite Completes Map Of The Sky; Finds Mysterious, Unknown Monster

For a long time, astronomy was limited to the light we could see. Telescopes were huge improvements over the human eye, capable of gathering much greater amounts of light due to their large apertures. As our technology progressed, we realized that the light our eyes are sensitive to is just a <i>tiny</i> …

All of These Restaurants and Stores Are Open on Christmas Day

Sometimes, Christmas dinner just doesn’t come out like you thought it would. Or, worse, it doesn’t come out at all.<p>Traditionally, your best bet has …

A Human Face Transplant, Saturn's Beautiful Moons, And Other Amazing Images Of The Week

Astronomy

Distant Pluto Comes To Life

Pluto is not dead. That's the bottom line, according to new research published in the journal <i>Science</i>. The dwarf planet is home to mountains, glaciers and a hazy atmosphere that stretches for a hundred miles above the surface.<p>"It is this really active dynamic world," says Cathy Olkin, the deputy …

Nasa Curiosity rover takes selfie on Mars

The Curiosity Rover has taken a panoramic selfie after stopping to drill into rocks at the Marias Pass on Mars<p>Nasa’s Curiosity rover used its inbuilt ‘selfie stick’ to capture this 360 degree image of itself sitting in the Marias Pass region of Mars.<p>The robot has been in the area drilling into rock …

April 2015

The Looming Threat of Artificial Unintelligence

Stop fantasizing about super-smart A.I., and start worrying about dumb algorithms<p>Brace yourself. In these crucial weeks before the May release of <i>The Avengers: Age of Ultron</i>, editors and writers are going to unleash an onslaught of think pieces about the real-life threat of artificial intelligence …

University of Washington

For $250K You Can Buy Citizenship in an Island Paradise—and a 0% Tax Rate

Several other countries, including Cyprus and Antigua, also sell citizenships.<p>From beachy Antigua and Barbuda to snowy Bulgaria, a handful of nations …

Milky Way above Navajo sandstone in Arizona

Those who’ve been there say the drive to White Pocket – a swirling, twisted, multicolored landscape in northern Arizona – is an adventure in its own …

Rosetta Spacecraft Suggests Asteroids, Not Comets, Birthed Earth's Oceans

Ice on comet 67P displays chemistry unlike seawater, the spacecraft circling overhead reveals.<p>Asteroids, not comets, likely delivered Earth's ancient oceans from space, concludes a Wednesday study from the Rosetta spacecraft, now in orbit around a comet that is a frozen relic from the dawn of the …

The Fastest Stars in the Universe May Approach Light Speed

Our sun orbits the Milky Way's center at an impressive 450,000 mph. Recently, scientists have discovered stars hurtling out of our galaxy at a couple …

Did the Big Bang create a parallel universe where time goes backwards?

Radical new research suggests that at the same time the Big Bang created our universe, another where time goes in the opposite direction was also born<p>A scientific breakthrough could redefine how the universe is understood.<p>Radical new research led by a British scientist has suggested that there may …

Have scientists found first sign of Dark Matter?

A signal picked up by Dutch and Swiss scientists is thought to be the first phsical evidence of Dark Matter<p>It was first theorised more than 70 years ago, but after decades of searching, scientists believe they have seen the first sign of elusive Dark Matter.<p>Researchers have picked up unexpected …

10 Reasons Our Universe Might Actually Be Virtual Reality

Physical realism is the view that the physical world we see is real and exists by itself, alone. Most people think this is self-evident, but physical …

26 Pictures That Will Make You Re-Evaluate Your Entire Existence

The universe, man... THE UNIVERSE.

Watch a Black Hole Get Evicted From a Galaxy

A couple of years ago, astronomer Michael Koss was searching the heavens for active galactic nuclei (AGN). In plain English, those are giant black …

Study says gravity and Higgs boson interacted to save the universe

One second after the Big Bang, the Higgs boson should have caused a Big Crunch, collapsing the universe to nothing. But gravity saved the day.<p>Since …

Physics

New video emerges as removal of MH17 wreckage begins in Ukraine

<b>(CNN) —</b> As the huge plume of black smoke fills the sky, people react with shock and confusion.<p>Some run to try to tackle small blazes, others stand and stare.<p>Captured on what appears to be a cellphone video, the scene is believed to be the immediate aftermath of the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight …

Dark energy, a mysterious cosmic force, is behind physics Nobel prize-winning scientists’ discovery

For decades, physicists had assumed the expansion of the universe was getting ever-slower.<p>But when Saul Perlmutter, Brian Schmidt and Adam Riess in the 1990s discovered that light from exploding stars was far weaker than expected, they came to a startling realization — the expansion of the universe …

Interstellar: the truth about wormholes

Christopher Nolan's new film, Interstellar, sees astronauts leaping across galaxies via a 'wormhole'. Could it one day be possible?<p>The universe wasn't designed to make life easy for science-fiction writers. Nowhere is this more obvious than if you are trying to write a grand space opera.<p>You know …