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Proof Of 'God Playing Dice With The Universe' Found In The Sun's Interior

Deep inside the Sun’s interior, the fusion of lighter nuclei into heavier ones causes a tiny amount of mass to be lost, converted into energy via the famous <i>E = mc2</i>. At temperatures of 4,000,000 K or above, all the way up to 15,000,000 K in the Sun’s very center, hydrogen and helium isotopes build …

Physics

Does Dark Matter Exist, Or Is Gravity Wrong? The Answer Lies Billions Of Years In The Past

When we look out at the luminous matter in the Universe — stars, galaxies, clusters of galaxies and the hot gas in and between them — it tells a couple of different stories. One is the story of how normal matter (based on atomic nuclei and electrons) comes together to emit, absorb and otherwise …

Dark Matter

Can Dark Energy Kill Galaxies? - Issue 46: Balance

The universe is not just expanding; it’s accelerating. When cosmologists first realized this in 1998, it was alarming. The attractive gravitational …

Euclid: ESA's Search for Dark Matter & Dark Energy

Euclid is a mission planned by the European Space Agency (ESA) that aims to learn more about the parts of the universe we can't see — specifically, …

Dark Matter

Parallel Universes and the Truth Behind Them

The possibility of there being parallel universes out there like our own is quite high if you think about it. At a fundamental level, the idea of …

Earth - Why we do not know what the Big Bang looked like

Science writer and astrophysicist Adam Becker explains why we cannot see the Big Bang to BBC Earth's Michael Marshall and Melissa Hogenboom, with help from the animators at <b>Pomona Pictures</b>.<p><i>Join over six million BBC Earth fans by liking us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter and Instagram.</i><p><i>If you</i> …

How Big Was The Universe At The Moment Of Its Creation?

You might think of the Universe as infinite, and quite honestly, it might truly be infinite, but we don’t think we’ll ever know for sure. Thanks to the Big Bang — the fact that the Universe had a birthday, or that we can only go back a finite amount of time — and the fact that the speed of light is …

Dark Matter

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5 scientific myths you probably believe about the Universe

How a little knowledge can bring about some huge misconceptions… and how to fix it.<p><i>“Because philosophy arises from awe, a philosopher is bound in his</i> …

Physicists measure the loss of dark matter since the birth of the universe

Russian scientists have discovered that the proportion of unstable particles in the composition of dark matter in the days immediately following the …

Dark Matter

The Absolute Easiest Ways To Improve Your Finances In 2017

So we’ve already established that we suck at money. But what can we do about it? If your answer is: “Just tell my parents to dip into my trust fund!” Congratulations! You’re an assh*le. (But one that we’re very, very jealous of. Enjoy Coachella worry free, friend.)<p>For the rest of us, we need to get …

Research: The Best Strategy for Paying Off Credit Card Debt

Many Americans struggle to pay down their credit card debts, a challenge exacerbated by the holidays when credit-card spending balloons. The Federal Reserve estimates that nearly half of U.S. households are unable to pay their credit card bills in full each month. These households owe more than …

Personal Finance

Scientists say radio signals from deep space could be aliens

Scientists may have found proof that E.T. really is phoning home — in the form of powerful radio signals, which have been detected repeatedly in the …

Where Is Dark Matter? Fresh Analysis Of Fermi Telescope Data Fails To Reveal Traces Of Elusive Particles

If our eyes could see gamma rays, the sky would never appear dark. No matter where we look, this high-energy radiation is always present, making it …

A New Hypothesis That Challenges Einstein's Physics Could Soon Be Put to The Test

Is the speed of light really a constant?<p>The speed of light in a vacuum, or <i>c</i>, is pretty much the most fundamental constant in physics – and according …

Physics

The Universe Could Be One Giant Alien Claims Scientist

Are we living inside an alien?<p>A scientist has put forward the extraordinary idea that one of the reasons we haven’t found alien life yet is because …

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A Naked Black Hole Is Streaking Across the Universe

Black holes are mysterious cosmic monsters, shrouded in a thick veil of gas and dust. They lurk in the heart of galaxies, waiting to gobble up stars …

Universe

Pilot Wave Theory Video Will Make You Totally Rethink Quantum Mechanics

Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman has been quoted as saying that it’s safe to say “that nobody understands quantum mechanics.” But even …

A Naked Black Hole Is Screaming Through the Universe

Millions of years ago, B3 1715+425 was just an ordinary supermassive black hole. It had a comfortable life, of devouring stars and belching deadly …

Universe

Humans and supernova-born neutron stars have similar structures, discover scientists

As atoms in our bodies were made in stars millions of years ago, it’s been common to propose that we are, in fact, made of stars. Another …

Physics

Everything That Made Daniel Craig's Bond Great Is Now Bringing Him Down

Spectre shows the limits of the iconic spy's gritty reinvention. Time for another reboot?<p>Daniel Craig's James Bond is my favorite James Bond, because he's the first one to really strive to seem dead inside.<p>It's something he pulls off while still doing everything a Bond should — wearing the hell out …