You’re probably familiar with lasers and you might even have a laser pointer lying around at home which fits nicely in your hands. But now, imagine a laser that is the size of three (American) football
Updated at 9:45 a.m. ET Tuesday Interest in "Properties of Expanding Universes" is at an all-time high: Stephen Hawking's doctoral thesis of that name crashed Cambridge University's open-access repository
Try to swat a fly and it will soon become clear that they're faster than you. Much faster. But how on Earth do these tiny creatures - with their minuscule brains - outwit us so easily? You've probably
In the 1960s, intellectuals such as Aldous Huxley were fascinated by the effects of LSD, but today most professors are far too worried about respectability and tenure to investigate psychedelics themselves.
Does humanity exist to serve some ultimate, transcendent purpose? Conventional scientific wisdom says no. As physicist Lawrence Krauss puts it in his latest book, our evolution on this planet is just "cosmic
Once something falls into a black hole, it can never get out. No matter how much energy you have, you can never move faster than the speed of light, and yet you’d need to in order to exit of the event
NASA has been a household name for Americans since the '60s when it achieved the seemingly impossible, landing humans on the Moon. Since then, NASA has explored other alien surfaces like, Mars and Saturn's