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Real Scientists Say There Might Be an Actual "Alien Megastructure"

Ever since NASA discovered water on Mars, where we could be heading to within the next 20 years, it seems anything is possible, including the …

Penn State

NASA Probes Giant Magnetic Explosions Around Earth

Nine months after launch, NASA’s MMS probes return "promising initial results."<p>We tend to think of space as this totally empty vacuum, although the reality is that it's bubbling over with activity from electrically charged particles and electromagnetic fields.<p>The interplay of these electrically …

Physics

Hubble Telescope Spots A Double-Bladed Celestial 'Lightsaber'

How does one bring down a fully armed and operational battle station?<p>Maybe try a celestial, double-bladed lightsaber.<p>NASA's Hubble Space Telescope spotted the "lightsaber" above inside a star birthing ground known as the Orion B molecular cloud complex a mere 1,350 light-years away from Earth -- …

Universe

7 Workouts To Try When You're Feeling Too Lazy To Move

Sometimes all we want is to stay in bed or on the couch when we know we <i>should</i> get up for a workout. When the urge to veg hits, the powerfully lazy mood seems as though it could take over your entire day.<p>However, this lethargy doesn't have to cancel out your ability to partake in and reap the real …

Exercise

Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs: Harvard Physicist Lisa Randall on the Astounding Interconnectedness of the Universe

A thrilling cosmological detective story of how the universe evolved and what made our very existence possible.<p>Every successful technology of thought, be it science or philosophy, is a time machine — it peers into the past in order to disassemble the building blocks of how we got to the present, …

Scientists just caught a black hole swallowing a star — and burping a bit back out

Astronomers have caught black holes in the act of murdering stars before. But a study published Thursday in Science claims to have caught a step in the crime that has remained elusive until now.<p><i>[This is what it looks like when a black hole tears a star apart]</i><p>In addition to catching evidence of the …

Black Holes

My daughter won't ever know of TV commercials – and I'm surprisingly sad

My daughter had an interesting “first” the other day, a milestone that may be obsolete one day soon: at five years old, she watched her first television commercial.<p>We were at her pediatrician’s office, where there was a newly installed television set hanging from the ceiling of the waiting room set …

TV shows

Here's what Microsoft has planned for Windows in 2016

Microsoft is busy working on the update to Windows 10 — internally codenamed "Redstone"— that will refine many of the features and improvements that were introduced in 2015.<p>Here's everything you need to know.<p><b>Release date</b>: It is rumoured that "Redstone" will be released in two halves: One in June …

Windows Apps

This trick from a famous physicist can help you learn anything faster

Feynman was not yet the famous physicist he would soon become (as his biographer James Gleick put it, "His Feynman aura...was still strictly local"), so he took his preparation seriously.<p>Feynman drove up to MIT, a campus familiar from his undergraduate years, and a place "where he could be alone." …

Richard Feynman

SpaceX will attempt a potentially historic rocket landing like never before this weekend

This weekend, SpaceX will attempt a rocket landing unlike anything they've tried before. Elon Musk, who is the company's founder and CEO, just tweeted the exciting news earlier this morning:<p>What makes this potential landing so exciting is that it will be the first time SpaceX will try to retrieve a …

Space Travel

7 Mindfulness Habits That Lead To 365 Days of Happiness

Would you like to become smarter, healthier, be in better shape, feel more relaxed, and have more energy than you thought possible? Of course you …

Slovenian startup Toshl reinvents its popular budgeting app for the modern banking era

Slovenia doesn’t often hit the mainstream startup radar, but one company from the small south-central European nation has built up a user base of 2.5 million people since its inception in 2010.<p>Available on the Web, Android, and iOS, Toshl helps its users track how much money they spend and what …

What type of strength training is best for you?

If you want to bulk up and get huge, CrossFit wouldn't be the best form of strength training for you. If you're a beginner and just looking to get in …

Here's how Albert Einstein destroyed the myth of the planet Vulcan

From the mid-1800s through the early 1900s, many scientists were convinced that a mysterious planet "Vulcan" lurked between Mercury and the sun.<p>Einstein eventually proved them all wrong.<p>National Geographic interviewed Tom Levenson, author of "The Hunt For Vulcan: … And How Albert Einstein Destroyed …

Physics