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Massive Sunspots and Solar Flares: The Sun Has Gone Wrong and Scientists Don’t Know Why

<b>This article was originally published on The Conversation as "Massive sunspots and huge solar flares mean unexpected space weather for Earth."​</b> <b>Read</b> …

Surface Pro 4, Surface Book Sales: Microsoft Deal Offers Up To $250 Off

If you’re shopping around for a new Microsoft tablet right now, the company is currently featuring discounts for several models. Via Paul Thurrott, …

Here's a tiny slice of the largest-ever 3D map of the cosmos

Each of these dots marks a galaxy<p>Each of the nearly 50,000 dots on this map swatch represents a galaxy. That sounds like a lot, but it’s only about 3 percent of the 1.2 million galaxies that the Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey (BOSS) recently mapped. BOSS is helping astronomers figure out …

Universe

Why Do So Many Diners Look Like Train Cars?

<i>Why do rockets need so much fuel if, in space, there is nothing to slow them down once they are up to speed?</i><p><b>Robert Frost:</b><p>The propellant is primarily …

Food & Dining

What Are the Chances of Finding Two Identical Snowflakes?

Not good.<p>Do you know how many possible snowflake shapes there are? 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000, 000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000, …

Inside the Experimental Search for Dark Matter

Although dark matter is believed to exist in large quantities, the best way to find and measure dark matter continues to elude scientists.<p><i>By</i> <i>Anthony</i> …

Don't Panic, but Physicists in Australia Just Proved Reality Doesn't Exist

Quantum physics is weird.<p>Get ready to have your mind blown. According to an experiment led by two physicists in Australia, reality doesn’t exist. …

A Debate On The Pros And Cons Of Aging And Death

At age 74, I have already experienced many of the indignities of aging and before very long will also confront the inevitability of death. Although neither prospect is particularly pleasant, I strongly believe in the normality and necessity of both. Claims that science will soon prevent aging and …

Ask Ethan: Could We Reach The Speed Of Light By Christmas?

So, you want to head on an interstellar voyager, and reach your destination as quickly as possible. You might not have a chance of getting there by this Christmas, but if you had the right tools and technology — and got a little help from Einstein’s relativity — could you get there by next …

Boeing Looks Ahead To China, Which Could Become Its First Trillion-Dollar Market

Donald Trump might have a problem with Boeing, but the U.S. aviation giant is looking ahead—towards China.<p>In 2016, China bought 164 airplanes from Boeing, amounting to about $11 billion, and making the country its largest customer. Boeing hopes to keep it that way.<p>“This is a great opportunity to …

There's going to be a leap second on December 31

That means your day and year - and everyone's day and year - will officially be one second longer.<p>Leap seconds have been added 26 times since 1972. They're inserted at the end of the last day of either June or December. The leap second will be added to the world's clocks at 23 hours, 59 minutes and …

Earth Science

6 More Mysterious Radio Signals Have Been Detected Coming From Outside Our Galaxy

They're all coming from the one place.<p>Back in March, scientists detected 10 powerful bursts of radio signals coming from the same location in space. …

A universe made for me? Physics, fine-tuning and life | Cosmos

The deeper we look at the universe, the simpler it appears to be. We know that everyday matter is built from about 100 different atoms. They, in …

Physics

Scientists simulate an asteroid impact in the ocean, and it’s not good

If you’ve ever had a nightmare about an asteroid or other large extraterrestrial object crashing into the Earth, you probably imagined it hitting …

To Find Aliens, We Should Hunt For Alien DNA

Life on Earth passes down information from one generation to the next through one very basic but fundamental property: DNA. But there’s no reason by …

This amazing tiny animal has sex for an hour. Yes, there's video.

Tardigrades can survive 100 years in hibernation. They also have marathon sex.<p>Scientists don’t know much about how tardigrades have sex.<p>That’s a shame. Tardigrades — microscopic animals that primarily live in water — are some of the most fascinating creatures on Earth, with biological powers of …

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Hubble Space Telescope Photographs IC 3583 — A Distant Type II Irregular Galaxy

Nearly 30 million light-years from Earth, in the direction of the constellation Virgo, lies an irregular galaxy named IC 3583. On Friday, NASA and …

When religion (Pope Francis) met science (Stephen Hawking)

The meeting was cordial, in spite of their diametrically opposed views regarding the existence of God.<p><i>[A surprising encounter took place between the</i> …

Why Do I Always Miss Deadlines? Your Childhood Routine Has A Lot To Do With It, According To Research

If deadlines and to-do-dates seem to escape your mind on a regular basis, don't beat yourself up; it may actually be the fault of circumstances …

NASA continues to research warp-drives; reveals starship design

The impact of a functional warp-drive will be on par with man first discovering fire<p>The picture depicted above is not some secret NASA project built …

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So, a huge asteroid will pass Earth in 2036 but here's why we're not freaking out about it

We hate to be the party poopers who put a damper on your holiday weekend, but since a gargantuan asteroid is heading towards earth, we figured you’d …

How Astronomers Found Our Cosmic Address

Imagine visiting a far distant galaxy and addressing a postcard to your loved ones back home. You might begin with your house on your street in your …

Is there another ‘you’ out there in a parallel Universe?

Even if the Universe grows to infinity, there might not be enough space to hold all the possibilities.<p><i>“We are actually living in a million parallel</i> …

Why Our First Alien Encounter Could Happen Soon

We could discover life on the nearest Earth-like planets within the next ten years.<p>It’s one of the great questions of our age: Are we alone in the universe? A long line of films—from <i>Contact</i> to <i>Close Encounters of the Third Kind</i> to the latest entry, <i>Arrival</i>—have explored whether intelligent life is …

Solar storm: A massive 2012 CME just missed the Earth.

In July 2012 the Earth dodged a bullet. Or more accurately, the bullet was misaimed. But had it hit, we’d have been in big trouble.<p>Phil Plait writes</b> …

Great Discoveries Channel

Catastrophic end-of-our-universe scenarios proposed by physicists at Kazan Federal University include the Big Rip during which matter of the Universe …

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