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Black Holes: Facts, Theory & Definition

Black holes are some of the strangest and most fascinating objects found in outer space. They are objects of extreme density, with such strong …

These Stunning Hubble Images Show Us The Secrets Of The Universe

This telescope, which uses a series of high-resolution cameras to observe the visible universe, has captured the hearts of the public with its stunning images and the hearts of the scientific community with its wealth of data collected over the last 24 years.<p>Many wonders of our universe, including …

Atomic Scientists Say Humanity Is Closest to Destruction Since 1984

According to the Doomsday Clock, calamity is two "minutes" closer. We were farthest from disaster in 1991.<p>Doomsday has always been at least seven minutes away. That's according to the "Doomsday Clock," a symbolic timepiece that ticks off humanity's proximity to, well, doom. (Doom!)<p>The clock, …

Saudi prince: $100-a-barrel oil 'never' again

<i>Saudi billionaire businessman Prince Alwaleed bin Talal told me we will not see $100-a-barrel oil again. The plunge in oil prices has been one of the biggest stories of the year. And while cheap gasoline is good for consumers, the negative impact of a 50% decline in oil has been wide and deep,</i> …

Oil

The Top 10 Best Business Lessons Of 2014

From Netflix to Facebook, we learned a lot from some heavy hitters in 2014. Here’s the Best of the Best.<p>This year, we got down to the tough questions. Where can personal lives, family, and career intersect? How can businesses impact the world–and their bottom lines–for the better? Where do we find …

The Fastest Animal On Earth Is Not A Cheetah

It might be a falcon, a shrimp, or even the humble jellyfish. We go deep on the surprisingly complicated question.<p>What is the fastest animal on Earth?<p>Did you say a cheetah?<p>You’re wrong.<p>For some reason, the idea that the cheetah is the planet’s fastest creature has hardened into fact through years …

The Best Mobile Apps Of 2014

Have all these apps downloaded? If not, you should!<p>There are a lot more to mobile apps than just Angry Birds. The best apps of 2014 are rethinking the way we consume news, socialize, create and consume art, call for help, comprehend scientific principles, and of course, approach our daily work. …

Apps

Why 90-Day Goals Are Better Than Year-Long Ones

Trade shorter goals for year-long ones, for greater success in keeping new habits.<p>Most people who set New Year’s resolutions don’t follow through on them.<p>Annual business goals often fall by the wayside as well. Consequently, late December brings a crush of articles on why we fail, and how we might …

British Columbia

OPEC: Saudi Prince says Riyadh won't cut oil unless others follow

Saudi Arabia's former spy chief Prince Turki said world's biggest oil exporter won't surrender market share to anyone<p>Saudi Arabia's influential royal Prince Turki al-Faisal al-Saud has said the kingdom would only consider cutting oil production if Iran, Russia and the US agreed to match those cuts …

Why oil prices will bounce back … eventually

When an asset class takes a swan dive off the cliff, fortunes can be lost trying to call the bottom. It's often impossible to tell whether the asset in question is on a suicide run or undergoing a short-term correction. And so it is with oil.<p>Oil prices are down by a third since June and are less …

How to Settle, Once and for All, the Whole "What's a Planet?" Debate

When I was a kid, I knew exactly what a planet was: It was something big and round, and it orbited the sun. There were nine such beasts in the …

How Do Planets Form? Semarkona Meteorite Shows Some Clues

It may seem all but impossible to determine how the Solar System formed, given that it happened roughly 4.5 billion years ago. Luckily, much of the …

Why Does the Earth Spin?

In a classic episode of this video series, I did the calculations for how fast the Earth is spinning.<p>We know the Earth is rotating, but why? Why is …

After The Sun Incinerates Earth, Life Could Evolve On Titan

In about 4 billion years, our sun will become a red giant star, engulfing the inner planets and basking the outer planets in its ebbing heat. When …

A Mathematical Proof That The Universe Could Have Formed Spontaneously From Nothing

Cosmologists assume that natural quantum fluctuations allowed the Big Bang to happen spontaneously. Now they have a mathematical proof<p>That’s …

Space-time loops may help explain black holes

Physics cannot describe what happens inside a black hole. There, current theories break down, and general relativity collides with quantum mechanics, creating what's called a singularity, or a point at which the equations spit out infinities.<p>But some advanced physics theories are trying to bridge …

Quantum Mechanics

What is a Wormhole and Will Wormhole Travel Ever be Possible?

Science fiction’s favorite method for exploring the universe, most recently in the movie Interstellar, won't be easy.<p>As a curious species, humans have long dreamed of traveling to the farthest depths of space. That's the major theme of the upcoming science fiction epic <i>Interstellar</i>, which will take …

'Interstellar' Animators Made A Physics Breakthrough While Creating A Black Hole For The Movie

The movie-making business has, unintentionally, helped make something more: a scientific discovery. One that you can experience first-hand in the film "Interstellar," coming out in US theaters everywhere on Friday, Nov. 7.<p>In the film, a crew of explorers travel through a wormhole to reach distant …

The Futuristic Technology That Could Enable Interstellar Travel

Technically savvy scientists and engineers have put much effort into conceiving far-future technologies that might make possible near- light-speed …

Astronomers Are Mystified By This Rare, Flickering Jet of Matter From A Black Hole

Black holes are mostly known for gobbling up everything that gets near them, including light.<p>But there are also jets of matter rushing away from many black holes — like cosmic fire hoses.<p>Two years ago, the MAGIC telescope, located in the Canary Islands, happened to catch a black hole jet doing …

All the planets in the Solar System fit between the Earth and the Moon

I never thought of this, but you can fit all the planets in the Solar System back to back into the distance from the Earth to the Moon—about 238,900 …

Astronomy

All the asteroids found to date in one cool animated visualization

Here's a cool visualization that, even knowing how much empty space is out there, still freaks the hell out of me: All the ~600,000 asteroids …

A Brief History Of Stephen Hawking

A new film tells the story of how the great scientist transformed the field of cosmology while fighting a degenerative disease.<p>Stephen Hawking is one of the greatest scientists ever--comparable to Darwin, Einstein, and Newton. Yet few people know the story of his life. In a new biopic, <i>The Theory of</i> …

Your science questions answered

Q Given the fact that the atom consists mainly of empty space and glass has a much higher density than paper, why is it that I can’t look through a sheet of paper but easily through centimetre-thick glass? asks Thoralf Schubert<p>A As Professor Philip Moriarty from the University of Nottingham …

ISIS : A CIA Creation to Justify War Abroad and Repression at Home

<b>Through terrifying headlines and shocking videos, ISIS is being used as a tool to justify war in the Middle East and to cause fear and panic</b> …

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