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Opinion: Stephen Hawking’s catastrophic end for Planet Earth

Yes, Stephen Hawking says Planet Earth is headed for a “catastrophic ending.” The good news, he wants you to become a hero, save the world. Maybe …

Climate

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

Giant heart spotted on Pluto in closest ever pictures of dwarf planet

Next week the probe will arrive at the dwarf-planet carrying the ashes of Clyde Tombaugh<p>It has been a labour of love for scientists who have waited nine years for Nasa’s New Horizons spacecraft to get close enough to Pluto to take these pictures.<p>And it appears that the dwarf-planet shares their …

Scientists have taken a high energy x-ray of the sun and the results are stunning

NASA pieced together high energy X-ray images from three of its telescopes around the world to create a stunning mosaic of the sun.<p>The image shows the star's flaring, active surface regions which contain material heated to several millions of degrees. And it's absolutely stunning.<p>Here it is:<p>The …

Astronomy

Ancient Egyptian Royalty Wielded Serious Weapons

Elite members of ancient Egypt, including the pharaoh himself, likely wielded ornate daggers, swords and axes in battle, or to personally execute …

Ancient History

Here's What The Future Of Energy Might Look Like. And It's Pretty Amazing (VIDEO)

You're already familiar with solar power, wind power, and even water power. But when it comes to the future of energy, those renewable power sources soon could be old news. Scientists and engineers are now building mashup versions of the renewable sources we're using today with the goal of …

Renewable Energy

These are the research projects Elon Musk is funding to ensure A.I. doesn’t turn out evil

A group of scientists just got awarded $7 million to find ways to ensure artificial intelligence doesn't turn out evil.<p>The Boston-based Future of Life Institute (FLI), a nonprofit dedicated to mitigating existential risks to humanity, announced last week that 37 teams were being funded with the …

Artificial Intelligence

12 Dalai Lama quotes that will make you think differently about happiness

He fled his home during the Chinese occupation of Tibet and soon set up a government in exile in India.<p>The monk has been the spiritual leader of his people and his religion since he was 15 years old. He's also one of the foremost authors and philosophers within Tibetan Buddhism, having authored …

Spirituality

What NASA's Cameras Caught On Tape After A Failed Mission Is Truly Shocking

This week's big news was the explosion of a new SpaceX rocket that was on a mission to resupply the International Space Station. Of course, getting …

Humans will find evidence of alien life within 10 years, says top NASA scientist: ‘We know where to look’

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A Visual Guide To All Of Those Unpronounceable Ingredients In Processed Food

What do those mystery chemicals actually do? Take a tour of the most common additives to find out how food scientists modify what you eat.<p>If you’ve ever perused an ingredient list and wondered why there’s polyglycerol polyricinoleate in your candy bar or tertiary-butylhydroquinone in your cereal–or …

RebelMouse vs. WordPress VIP

After building the product for Huffington Post, and owning the product and engineering groups at AOL after we were acquired, it was clear to me there …

Google Analytics

Elon Musk calls Falcon 9 explosion 'a huge blow to SpaceX'

For the first time since last week's Falcon 9 explosion, Elon Musk has spoken in more detail about what the loss means for his spacefaring company. This morning he appeared on stage at the International Space Station R&D conference in Boston, saying "the accident was a huge blow to SpaceX."<p>Musk was …

Space Travel

6 Life-Changing Decisions Successful and Happy People Make | Inc.com

While luck certainly plays a part, success is usually the result of making a number of smart choices.<p>And so is happiness.<p>Here's a guest post from Ryan Robinson, an entrepreneur and marketer who teaches people how to create meaningful self-employed careers. (His online courses "Launching a Business …

Entrepreneurship

Meet NASA's latest plane it wants to fly on Mars to study the planet like never before

To date, rovers on Mars have driven less than 40 miles on the Red Planet. The surface of Mars is almost 56 million square miles, and while satellites orbiting the planet like the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter have helped, there is still a lot of ground left to cover up close.<p>One faster way to do that …

San Mateo County

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Supermassive Black Holes, ‘Up To A Billion Times More Massive’ Than Steller Black Holes, Located

Five supermassive black holes containing “between a million and a billion times more mass than regular stellar black holes,” per <i>Sputnik …

Black Holes