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A radical new study has pinpointed the most compelling locations where we could soon discover intelligent aliens

NASA, along with other space agencies around the world, are making impressive strides toward uncovering the first one — life within our solar system. But until now, the prospects of finding intelligent ET have been low.<p>Two astrophysicists have recently developed a radical new approach in the search …

How ISIS Spread in the Middle East

And how to stop it<p>“It is perfectly true, as the philosophers say, that life must be understood backwards. But they forget the other proposition: that it must be lived forwards.” This observation was made in 1843 by the Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard in a journal entry, but it might have been …

A crazy new theory solves 40-year-old mystery about what happens inside of a black hole

What happens once you cross this threshold is a long-standing mystery that the world's leading scientists have been pondering for decades with little headway.<p>Now, a recent paper presented at a conference in Paris this week has proposed a solution by looking at black holes in a completely different …

The universe is going to collapse in on itself ‘imminently’

The universe is about to collapse in on itself ‘imminently’ scientists warn – and the signs of ‘impending doom’ are already here.<p>We should point out …

Fact or Fiction?: Dark Matter Killed the Dinosaurs

Every once in a great while, something almost unspeakable happens to Earth. Some terrible force reaches out and tears the tree of life limb from …

Dark Matter

The physicist who inflated the Universe | Cosmos

<b>Alan Guth still finds it</b> amazing that he can understand anything about the first moments of the Big Bang. But he shouldn’t – he was there.<p>About 13.8 …

Big Bang, Deflated? Universe May Have Had No Beginning

If a new theory turns out to be true, the universe may not have started with a bang.<p>In the new formulation, the universe was never a singularity, or …

Download a Free Copy of the $60 Perfect Effects 9 by onOne Software

Heads up: you can currently download a free copy of onOne Software’s Perfect Effects 9. It’s a $60 program that can be used as a Photoshop or …

Software

Tales From the Superbowl of Astronomy

<i>SEATTLE — Each January, thousands of astronomers get together and spend four days talking about stars, galaxies, planets, the cosmos, and everything in between. This year’s winter meeting of the American Astronomical Society was held in Seattle from Jan. 4-8, and it was so stuffed with science that</i> …

Ten unique tech gift ideas for less than $100

Price: $98 (some models $88 on Amazon.ca)<p>Crosley X UO Cruiser Briefcase Portable Vinyl Record Player<p>Yes, vinyl records sales are on the rise again and it is a fun wave to ride. Record labels are releasing many new albums on vinyl (often with a digital download), secondhand stores are reporting a …

The Macropod is a $20,000+ Rig That Makes Macro Photography Stupidly Easy to Do

Macro photography is a wonderful tool for scientists and researchers, but the complex nature of capturing detailed, focus-stacked macro images of …

Backreaction of Hawking radiation on a gravitationally collapsing star I: Black holes?

Abstract<p>Particle creation leading to Hawking radiation is produced by the changing gravitational field of the collapsing star. The two main initial …

Astronomers Found a Star Inside a Star, 40 Years After It Was First Theorized

Such Thorne–Żytkow objects promise to open up a whole new side to the universe that we’ve never known.<p>The universe is massive, and we can't see nearly all of it. That's the most exciting thing about space: The potential to find something completely unknown, something that brings fiction into fact, …

Physicists To Test If Universe Is A Computer Simulation

Physicists have devised a new experiment to test if the universe is a computer.<p>A philosophical thought experiment has long held that it is more …

Why Our Universe is Not a Hologram

<i>Editor’s note: This article was originally published by Brian Koberlein on G+, and it is republished here with the author’s permission.</i><p>There’s a web …

August 2013