WL Davis

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The Physics of When, Exactly, Star Wars Takes Place

WHEN<p>Episode IV, opening scene<p>WHERE<p>The galaxy<p>CHARACTERS<p>Before their time<p>PHYSICS CONCEPTS<p>Gravity, big bang theory<p>When watching a Star Wars film, you …

Fossils of Some of Our Oldest Mammal Ancestors Found

Tiny teeth found in England belonged to the earliest known eutherian mammals—the group that includes dogs, elephants, and humans.<p>Two ancient teeth found in southern England are some of the oldest known fossils from the group of mammals that gave rise to humans. The teeth likely belonged to ancient …

Some of the World’s Rarest Wildlife Live in This Mountain Refuge

Australia’s Greater Blue Mountains Area is home to more than 400 animal species and approximately 1,500 plant species.<p><b>Site</b>: Greater Blue Mountains Area <b><br>Location</b>: New South Wales, Australia <b><br>Year designated</b>: 2000 <b><br>Category</b>: Natural <b><br>Criteria</b>: (ix), (x) <b><br>Reason</b>: This dramatic landscape of sandstone cliffs, …

Musk: SpaceX 'Aiming' to Break Rocket Landing Record This Weekend

Elon Musk has an ambitious goal in mind.<p>Elon Musk is planning something incredible. On Wednesday, the SpaceX CEO set his company a new big challenge: …

Space Travel

Researchers Discover Possible Clue to Identity of Dark Energy

The new study could change what we know about how the universe works.<p>Right after the Big Bang, the universe was very small. Now it's very big, and it's not exactly clear how we got from there to here. For some reason, the universe is expanding, and that expansion appears to be accelerating over …

15 Stunning Photos Of The Solar Eclipse That Will Take Your Breath Away

I know, I know, you've probably seen the awesome news everywhere, but guess what? The solar eclipse is Monday. Everyone seems to be talking about the …

Solar Eclipse

Astronomers have uncovered evidence of "dynamical dark energy"

Baffling Matter in the Universe<p>For several decades now, since Albert Einstein first posited his general theory of relativity, astronomers have come …

Are Space, Time, And Gravity All Just Illusions?

The Universe, as we know it, has a fundamental flaw staring us right in our faces, letting us know that our knowledge is incomplete. The four fundamental forces are described by two different and mutually incompatible frameworks: General Relativity for gravitation, and Quantum Field Theory for the …

Quantum Mechanics

One of the Nobel Prize winners for chemistry lists “no longer scared of the dark” on his amusing résumé

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry has just been awarded jointly to Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank, and Richard Henderson for developing cryo-electron microscopy that images the molecules of life.<p>But while the scientists’ work on cryo-EM is incredibly serious—it allows scientists to freeze biomolecules …

Chemistry

TV opening sequences better than the show itself

TV show opening sequences that were way better than the TV show<p>A snappy, dazzling TV show opening sequence can outlast even a classic TV show in our …

TV

Movies you should never watch alone

Generally speaking, friends make life better. With them around, you laugh harder, smile wider, and can finally see the bright side of that one really …

Horror