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Neymar suspended for remainder of Copa America tournament

Brazil captain Neymar will miss the remainder of the Copa America after CONMEBOL increased his suspension to four matches on Friday.<p>In addition to …

What is a Wormhole?

A wormhole is a theoretical passage through space-time that could create shortcuts for long journeys across the universe. Wormholes are predicted by …

Gossip column: Pogba, De Gea, Firmino, Clyne, Otamendi

<i>For a list of all the latest deals, check out the</i> transfers page.<p>Chelsea may have to play their home matches away from Stamford Bridge for at least two seasons as part of plans to increase the stadium's capacity to 60,000.(Guardian)<p><b>Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri says it would be "difficult</b> …

Sports stars behaving badly: Have they lost touch with reality?

<b>Outrage upon outrage. An England footballer, clearly drunk, sings an obscene song in public. A rugby star assaults two female police officers. Three young Premier League players are sent home from a tour after allegedly appearing in a racist sex tape.</b><p>Out of control, out of touch. Spoiled by …

New NASA photo shows Mercury bursting with colors

For the average stargazer, Mercury might look like a dull, grey blob in space.<p>But up close, it's a different story. Thanks to images from NASA's …

Women's World Cup: Who is the best-paid women's footballer?

<b>Would it surprise you to learn the best-paid player in women's football earns as much as a Premier League star?</b><p>Alex Morgan, currently hoping to steer the United States to a third Women's World Cup triumph, earns up to $3m (£1.9m) a year, the bulk of that from sponsorships and endorsements.<p>That puts …

Quantum Physics Experiment Confirms: Reality Doesn’t Exist Until You Look At It

Scientists have given a new twist to thinking regarding the reality of existence. Scientists state that reality truly does not exist unless it is …

The latest leak of the Arsenal home kit for 2015/2016 [picture]

By Ben Green Last Updated: June 13, 2015 7:15 pm<p>Puma are clearly not very good at hiding Arsenal’s new home strip.<p>We have seen so many Arsenal …

Multiverse or Universe? Physicists Debate

NEW YORK — Whether you believe our universe is unique or one of many coexisting realities, there's a scientific model that backs up your views. …

Dark Matter

New pictures of dwarf planet Ceres which could hold alien life

Nasa's spacecraft Dawn has sent back the closest images ever taken of the dwarf planet Ceres<p>The closest pictures ever taken of the dwarf planet Ceres show that its surface is so peppered with crater marks that it looks like a giant golf ball.<p>Ceres, the largest body in the asteroid belt between Mars …

Black Hole Winds Quench Star Formation in Entire Galaxies

Giant winds from black holes can blast gas through galaxies at extraordinary speeds, pulling the plug on star formation, researchers say.<p>This finding …

NASA finds hidden water ocean in Saturn moon, may contain alien life

NASA has found a subterranean ocean in Enceladus, <i>“a large underground ocean of liquid water.”</i> According to the space agency, this may be a potential …

Hidden in Plain Sight: The Milky Way's New Companions

When we think of cosmology, we often imagine the largest telescopes peering into the deepest space, collecting the feeble light from exploding stars …

Scan of 100,000 galaxies finds no evidence of advanced alien life

In 1950, famed astronomer Enrico Fermi made a passing remark that has stuck with astronomers and SETI researchers ever since. It boils down to this: …

NASA probe snaps first color image of Pluto while promising more to come

NASA's New Horizons mission to Pluto has returned its first color image of the dwarf planet and its largest moon, Charon.<p>The new photo, taken on …

Solar System

Einstein's Theory of General Relativity

In 1905, Albert Einstein determined that the laws of physics are the same for all non-accelerating observers, and that the speed of light in a vacuum …

Warp in Space-Time Swallows Pulsar

Astronomers have watched a pulsar some 25,000 light-years from Earth slip from view, swallowed by a warp in the fabric of spacetime. This wacky …

A Mysterious Plume Over Mars Confounds Scientists

A strange cloud or haze rising extremely high above the surface of Mars has astronomers struggling to come up with an explanation for the phenomena that fits with the existing scientific understanding of the Martian atmosphere.<p>A paper examining a pair of 2012 observations of the large, bright plume …

Interstellar VFX research leads to scientific paper on wormholes

Christopher Nolan's sci-fi epic, nominated for an Oscar for Best Visual Effects, has led to new scientific discoveries<p>When it comes to the movies, science fiction and science fact are usually world's apart. Films might be based on real-life research and theories, but the truth is often stretched to …

Barns Are Painted Red Because of the Physics of Dying Stars

Have you ever noticed that almost every barn you have ever seen is red? There’s a reason for that, and it has to do with the chemistry of dying …

NASA Pluto photos arrive after 9 year mission

The New Horizons mission has sent back its first photos here after 9 years and 1 month since launch. Onboard the LORRI craft, an 8.2-inch …

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Rare Jupiter triple-moon conjunction spotted by Hubble

The last time I saw a major celestial conjunction, it involved three suns in the movie "The Dark Crystal." On January 24, a rare conjunction happened in real life, involving three moons and Jupiter. NASA's Hubble Space Telescope captured a series of beautiful images of moons Europa, Callisto and Io …

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Earth's Sun: Facts About the Sun's Age, Size and History

The sun lies at the heart of the solar system, where it is by far the largest object. It holds 99.8 percent of the solar system's mass and is roughly …

New proposed particle may help detect dark matter

Researchers have proposed a new fundamental particle which could explain why no one has managed to detect the elusive ‘dark matter’ that makes up 85 …

Naked Titan Viewed For First Time

Starstruck<p>As Saturn swans into sight for stargazers, the sun blasts its largest moon.<p>Saturn’s largest moon, Titan, looks more like Venus and Mars than astronomers ever suspected—at least when it comes to suffering a severe strike from the solar wind.<p>NASA’s Cassini spacecraft made a flyby of Titan …

Magnetism

Interstellar travel ‘could be possible using wormhole at centre of galaxy’

Interstellar travel could be more than Hollywood fiction after scientists suggested a wormhole exists at the centre of our galaxy.<p>Experts believe it …

Our Expanding Universe: Age, History & Other Facts

The universe was born with the Big Bang as an unimaginably hot, dense point. When the universe was just 10-34 of a second or so old — that is, a …

'Faster-Than-Light' Illusion Could Help Unveil Cosmic Secrets

An experiment that creates the illusion of an object traveling faster than the speed of light could be a real-world tool for studying the cosmos, …