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Warp Speed Travel Is Theoretically Possible, Says Astrophysicist

Einstein’s theory of relativity allows it.<p>Despite all the intergalactic hopping in science fiction and the occasional extraordinary research claim, …

Physics

We finally know why Virgin Galactic's spacecraft disintegrated in mid-air

Pilot error.<p>Investigators blamed the crash on a premature deployment of the craft's "feather" air brakes by the co-pilot, Michael Alsbury, who tragically died in the crash.<p>Pilot Peter Siebold was seriously injured, but survived.<p>Scaled Composites — the company that built SpaceShipTwo— was also …

What if a Black Hole Met an Antimatter Black Hole?

<i>Would shooting a black hole into an antimatter black hole destroy them both?</i><p>I’ve wondered out loud how it might be possible to destroy a black hole …

Physics

How To Check If Your Windows PC Contains Hacking Team Malware

It was only a couple of weeks ago that the ominously named Hacking Team were the ironic victim of an external hack themselves, leaving approximately …

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Actress-turned-TV-director on why B.C. is ‘so darn good’ at sci-fi

They make romantic comedies, dramas, action movies and television in British Columbia, but there's no denying science fiction has been very, very good for the thousands of workers in the province's bustling production sector.<p>Consider actress-turned-TV-director Amanda Tapping, whose 10 seasons …