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Live webcast: The New Nuclear Landscape and its Implications for International Security at 6 p.m. CDT on Oct. 1

A conversation with <b>Michael Morell</b>, former Acting Director of the United States Central Intelligence Agency, <b>Congressman Bill Foster</b> of the 11th …

Ask Ethan: Why Don't We Build A Telescope Without Mirrors Or Lenses?

For hundreds of years, the principle behind the telescope has been as simple as it gets: build a lens or mirror to collect a large amount of light, focus that light onto a detector (like an eye, a photographic plate, or an electronic device), and see far beyond the capabilities of your unaided …

Telescopes

How Would We Talk To Aliens About Size, Mass, and Time?

What we consider obvious measurements might be unintelligible by an alien race.<p>Measurements here on Earth make sense to us because of our surroundings--that's the point made in this video from MinutePhysics. If we were trying to communicate with an alien race on a distant planet, our style of …

When Will Voyager Stop Calling Home?

The twin spacecraft still send data back to the planet they left 40 years ago.<p>Forty years after they left Earth, the Voyager twin spacecraft are still chugging along, logging 35,000 miles an hour as they zoom farther and farther into the cosmos.<p>“I’ve had people ask me, you mean the mission is still …

Space

Gravitational Lensing Provides Rare Glimpse Into Interiors of Black Holes

The observable Universe is an extremely big place, measuring an estimated 91 billion light-years in diameter. As a result, astronomers are forced to …

Universe

You Can Reprogram Yourself to Be a Positive Person and You Should

Rational optimists are much more in touch with reality than chronic pessimists.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The end of a relationship or the failure of your business can make you feel negative. <i>Life</i> can make you feel negative. We all have to persevere through …

Happiness

What Is Space? - Issue 49: The Absurd

Ask a group of physicists and philosophers to define “space” and you will likely be stuck in a long discussion that involves deep-sounding but …

Physics

Finally, NASA has its universe of images in one happy, searchable place | Ars Technica

Stars. Galaxies. Planets. Astronauts. But still no alien photos.<p>When the Internet came along in the 1990s, like a lot of government agencies, NASA …

Universe

The Best Space Documentaries on Netflix

The truth is out there -- and on Netflix.<p>So far, space travel has been restricted to only a few select people who are lucky enough to convince a …

Space Exploration

Neil Gehrels (PhD '82), 1952–2017

Neil Gehrels, a Caltech Distinguished Alumnus who earned his PhD in physics in 1982, passed away on February 6, 2017, at the age of 64.<p>Gehrels, a …

Can You Have It All? 5 Powerful Techniques to Achieve Work-Life Balance

If you’d asked me ten years ago whether or not I could have a fulfilling family life and achieve work-life balance, I’d have told you that it might …

Russian Government Ratifies Huge China Gas Pipeline Deal

Oil and gas are bringing China and Russia closer together.<p>President Vladimir Putin ratified a gas supply agreement with China on Saturday that allows for a Siberia pipeline known as the East-Route to supply gas to China. The move is part of Gazprom’s pivot to China which has been amplified since …

Oil & Gas Industry

The Making of Vladimir Putin

In late January 2000, William Safire wrote a column in the <i>New York Times</i> under the headline “Putinism Looms.” Vladimir Putin had been acting president of the Russian Federation for only a month but Safire had already seen that the new Kremlin leader was bent on developing a “cult of personality,” …

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