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Earth Could Be Surrounded By Long Hairs of Dark Matter

Our planet may be surrounded by filaments of dark matter stretching away from its surface, according to a new study published by NASA researchers.<p>In …

Dark Matter

Eoghan Macmillan: Nuclear fission or fusion? Why the energy debate must find nuance

Activist Eoghan Macmillan says the green energy debate must have more nuance to make sure ideas are given a fair hearing<p><b>LET'S make one thing clear</b> …

There's a Hidden Connection Between Pi and Quantum Mechanics

Physicists have uncovered a hidden connection between a famous 350-year-old mathematical formula for <i>pi,</i> everyone’s favorite irrational number, and …

Did the Kepler telescope just find the first signs of alien life?

A recent paper published in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society describes a star more than 1,400 light years away that dims and glows in a strange flickering pattern. A number of theories have been suggested to explain why this might be happening, but one of them has gained outsized …

Marie Curie radioactive papers

Marie Curie, known as the "mother of modern physics," died from aplastic anemia, a rare condition linked to high levels of exposure to her famed discoveries, the radioactive elements polonium and radium.<p>Curie, the only woman to win a Nobel Prize in two different fields (physics and chemistry), …

12 best news and reading apps

Whether you're at home or on the go, it's always handy to have something to read.<p>Smartphones are fast becoming our go-to way to consume all types of media, but sometimes it's hard to know which apps are worth our time.<p>From e-books to Reddit to breaking news, these are the best apps to help you stay …