Christian Rosario

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This Blue Alien Planet Is Not at All Earth-Like

The alien planet HD 189733b is a beautiful blue dot in a sea of inky blackness, just like Earth. But that's where the similarities between the two …

Gravitational wave mission passes 'sanity check'

<b>A European Space Agency effort to try to detect gravitational waves in space is not only technically feasible but compelling, a new report finds.</b><p>A panel of experts was asked to perform a "sanity check" on the endeavour, which is likely to cost well in excess of one billion euros.<p>The Gravitational …

Michio Kaku: Mr Parallel Universe

<b>Our universe is doomed, says Professor Michio Kaku. Fortunately, he's working on several escape routes: time travel, wormholes, and another universe entirely. The physicist on a mission to 'read the mind of God' shares his (very) deep thoughts with Nigel Farndale. Photograph by Rick Giles</b><p>There is a …

Physics

Did Deadly Gamma-Ray Burst Cause a Mass Extinction on Earth?

A gamma-ray burst, the most powerful kind of explosion known in the universe, may have triggered a mass extinction on Earth within the past billion …

Extinction

Humanist chaplain John Figdor: “Religion introduces moral problems that wouldn’t exist otherwise”

Let’s start with this one: “There is no God”<p>When students come to John Figdor, the humanist chaplain at Stanford, they’re often comfortable with their atheism. Big questions about God aren’t necessarily on their minds. Big questions about ethics are. “I began to notice that students were less …

HIV/AIDS Presents an Unprecedented Challenge to Developing a Vaccine

As the world focuses on Ebola, we must not forget that HIV/AIDS presents a far greater challenge in the world of vaccines.<p>Thirty years ago this past April, my colleagues and I reported that a new retrovirus, now known as HIV, was the agent causing AIDS. At the time, it was a pandemic with far …

Parkinson's stem cell 'breakthrough'

<b>Stem cells can be used to heal the damage in the brain caused by Parkinson's disease, according to scientists in Sweden.</b><p>They said their study on rats heralded a "huge breakthrough" towards developing effective treatments.<p>There is no cure for the disease, but medication and brain stimulation can …

'Bubble Boy' Disease Cured With Stem Cells

Alysia Padilla-Vaccaro and Christian Vaccaro owe their daughter’s life to stem cells. Evangelina, now two, is alive today because she saved herself …

HIV Is Evolving To Be Less Deadly

HIV is rapidly evolving into a less-dangerous bug and could one day become a disease that’s “almost harmless”.<p>Scientists have observed a surprising increase in the ability of some patients in Africa to live with the virus without getting Aids, the deadly syndrome in which their immune systems …

10 Reasons Our Universe Might Actually Be Virtual Reality

Physical realism is the view that the physical world we see is real and exists by itself, alone. Most people think this is self-evident, but physical …

8 ways to see Einstein's theory of relativity in real life

No need to go into space to experience Einstein's most famous theory. The concept can be explored right here on Earth.<p>Relativity is one of the most …