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The Biggest Question About The Beginning Of The Universe

Our Universe is expanding, getting less dense and cooling today, teaching us that it was hotter and denser in the distant past. If we extrapolate backwards in time, we can reach epochs where:<p>gravitation hadn’t yet had time to collapse matter into clusters, galaxies or even stars,<br>• the temperature of …

200 years after Darwin, this is how the iconic Galapagos finches are still evolving

By Sarah Kaplan<p>, Reporter<p>When Darwin watched his famous finches flit about the craggy cliffs and lush forests of the Galapagos, he observed that something essential was at work in this remote part of the Pacific — some force of nature that, over the course of millennia, pushed each type of bird to …

Biology

B&N Readouts

When Myers finally made contact, he told Lacy to meet him at the same marina in St. Augustine. Everything was the same—same sweltering heat and …

Entanglement: Gravity's long-distance connection

When Albert Einstein scoffed at a “spooky” long-distance connection between particles, he wasn’t thinking about his general theory of …

Why Isn't Edward P. Tryon A World-famous Physicist?

<i>Creative</i> <i>Commons via Wikimedia Commons, The History of the Universe</i><p>Why is there a Universe? Scientists simply don't know how to address why questions. They are out of the present formulation of modern science....Nor do we know, or have any prospect of ever knowing, why there is a Universe.<p>Eric …

Physics

You Could Help Develop a Quantum Computer by Playing a Game

By trying to rearrange shapes into the smallest volume possible, you could provide data to help researchers develop quantum circuits.<p>The RIKEN Center for Emergent Matter Science in Saitama, Japan, would very much like you to play their new puzzle game. The game, meQuanics, pits players against each …

Astronomers say they’ve found the biggest structure in the universe and they named it the BOSS

By Sarah Kaplan<p>, Reporter<p>The BOSS is big. Really big. <i>Yuuuuuge</i>.<p>So big that when a star is born on one side of the BOSS, it takes a billion years for the light to reach the other side.<p>So big that comparing the BOSS to the next biggest thing like it is like comparing Andre the Giant to your 3-year-old …

Universe

General relativity caught in action around black hole

<b>GENEVA</b> — An effect of general relativity that is barely measurable on Earth has been spotted in full force around a black hole.<p>Physicists detected …

EA Sports Awards Lionel Messi Purple 'FIFA' Card After 300th La Liga Goal

Lionel Messi has been bestowed with the honour of a purple <i>FIFA 16</i> card by the game's maker, EA Sports, after the Barcelona superstar netted his 300th La Liga goal on Wednesday.<p>The Argentinian became the first player to reach the landmark, prompting EA Sports to celebrate his achievement.<p>300 La Liga …

What goes on inside a black hole

Ever wanted to peek inside a black hole, even if just in theory? Kip Thorne, the physicist behind "Interstellar" and "Contact," takes us on a …

The Awesome Physics Behind How Mirrors Work

Don't believe your eyes.<p>With mirrors around us every day, we tend to take them for granted, but what exactly is happening on a scientific level when …

Only one city in the world gets more tourists than London

The UK capital is the second most visited city in the world, according to Euromonitor, but one resilient residence pips it to the post<p>London has grown its tourist count to become the second most visited city in the world, overtaking Bangkok and Singapore.<p>However, the British capital could not catch …

Micro-gravity gardening: first flower blooms in space

Major Tim Peake has demonstrated his green fingers, coaxing a wilting zinnia flower into bloom on board the International Space Station<p>Britain is known as a nation of gardeners, so it seems appropriate that the first flower in space was coaxed into bloom by Major Tim Peake.<p>The UK’s first official …

Ronaldo, Messi or Neymar - who should win the Fifa Ballon d’Or?

Vote in the below poll to have your say on which of La Liga's superstars deserves to be crowned as the best player in the world for 2015<p>Fifa is set to announce the winner of the 2015 Ballon d'Or on Monday, with Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar vying for the top individual prize in …

This is what the entire universe looks like in one image

The universe is so vast it's almost impossible to picture what it might look like crammed into one field of view.<p>But musician Pablo Carlos Budassi …

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

Understanding the basics of quantum computing [Q&A]

Computers have been growing more and more powerful for some time now and, as processors become faster and memory more plentiful, we’re reaching the …

What's the Total Energy In the Universe?

Considering the amount of energy packed in the nucleus of a single uranium atom, or the energy that has been continuously radiating from the sun for …

What do world football's top stars earn?

OnePlus launches the $50 OnePlus Icons earphones: Hands-on

OnePlus unveiled its latest smartphone at an event last month, and after some hands-on time with the device, we called the OnePlus X a premium-looking phone that comes close to “flagship.” But at the same London event, the China-based smartphone maker also teased a new set of “premium” earphones, …

Earth Is Surrounded by Strings of Dark Matter

New computations from NASA suggest that long strings of mysterious dark matter form around planets like Earth.<p>The solar system is hairy? Thanks to …

Best Gaming Headsets for You | Polygon

Table of Contents<p>Corsair Void Wireless RGB Gaming Headset<p>The Voids are a PC exclusive wireless headset, and I like them enough to wish they worked for both the Xbox One and PS4<p>Polk Striker Pro<p>Corsair Void Stereo Gaming Headset<p>Polk Striker Zx<p>Astro Gaming A50<p>PDP Afterglow AG 9 Wireless Headset<p>Turtle …

Gaming

Physicists set quantum record by using photons to carry messages from electrons almost 2 kilometers apart

"Electron spin is the basic unit of a quantum computer," Yu said. "This work can pave the way for future quantum networks that can send highly secure …

UCL: Barça 6-1 Roma: Player Ratings

Marc-Andre ter Stegen<p><i>8.2</i><p>Minutes played: <b>90</b><p>Touches: <b>30</b><p>Passes: <b>20</b><p>Pass Accuracy: <b>90</b><b>%</b><p>Shots Faced: <b>4</b><p>Saves Made: <b>3</b><p>Interceptions: <b>1</b><p><i>Bostjan says:</i> <b>8.0</b><p>You could …

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 …

Quantum Mechanics

Champions League review: Barcelona unstoppable, Manchester United unremarkable

Real Madrid go wobbly at the back, Barcelona still bubbly in attack, Iker Casillas is Porto’s weak link and Zlatan Ibrahimovic gets dreamy<p>Lionel Messi doesn’t appear to have lost any sharpness after missing two months with a knee injury. After coming off the bench in the second half of the clásico …

FC Talking Points: Benitez's future, Klopp's Liverpool, MLS Cup, Serie A

Diego Godin showing he's the world's best defender<p>World Cup 1 day ago<p>Read<p>How the biggest clubs could lure Ronaldo to sign for them<p>Ronaldo Sweepstakes …

It's Official: The Universe Is Dying Slowly

The most comprehensive assessment of the energy output in the nearby universe reveals that today's produced energy is only about half of what it was …