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A Planet Skywatching Guide for 2017: When, Where & How to See the Planets

Photo Credit: ESO/Y. Beletsky<p>Slide 1 of 15<p>Introduction: Look Up in 2017!<p>When can you see the planets at their best during 2017? This guide tells you …

Astronomy

Ask Ethan: What’s the deal with the speed of light?

Three simple questions; an amazing story that goes way beyond Einstein!<p><i>“Each ray of light moves in the coordinate system ‘at rest’ with the definite,</i> …

Is there a Stranger Thing than Your Brain on Virtual Reality?

November 25, 2016If you are UX designer and have not yet taken a Saturday to binge watch Netflix’s latest series, <i>Stranger Things</i>, it is highly …

Virtual Reality

Why Stephen Hawking is light years from the truth about ‘dangerous aliens’ | Seth Shostak

Hawking fears that if we made contact with unearthly beings, they could respond with hostility. It’s a bit late to worry about that<p>The physicist Stephen Hawking is convinced that intelligent extraterrestrials populate space, a view shared by many scientists. But his ruminations on this prospect …

Stephen Hawking

Death Note director says live-action film will be full of nudity, swearing and violence

It’s not for children<p>Adam Wingard is just coming off a press cycle for <i>Blair Witch</i>, his 16-year follow up to the iconic 1999 cult film, but took some time to talk about his upcoming movie, <i>Death Note.</i><p>Based on the Japanese manga and anime of the same name, the series follows a high school student who …

30 Great Chicago Restaurants & Bars To Hear Live Music, Mapped

A variety of musical and culinary genres<p>The street closures began over the weekend, as <b>Lollapolooza</b> arrives on Thursday at Grant Park. As guests descend on Chicago before the 25th installment of the musical festival starts, perhaps they'll need some suggestions where to find restaurants and bars …

The science of how to successfully approach a woman in a bar

We've all been there. Several drinks in on a night out and you spot someone across the crowded bar. Your eyes meet and you realise that your body is moving on its own accord. Without really thinking about it, you're sidestepping between your fellow revellers, edging your way towards her. In fact, …

Senate Republicans' Letter to Iran And What It Means For U.S. Presidential Authority - Diane Rehm

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) talks to the media March 10 about the GOP letter sent to Iran, outside the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. Photo by Mark …

Will nuclear-powered spaceships take us to the stars?

In the 1950s, rocket scientists dreamed of atomic-powered spaceships. Now these far-fetched designs might help a new generation explore the cosmos.<p>Project Orion has to be the most audacious, dangerous and downright absurd space programme ever funded by the US taxpayer. This 1950s design involved …

Unlocking the mysteries of the earth

James Lovelock is the 94 year old scientist behind the Gaia hypothesis, which claims that the earth is a self regulating, single organism.<p>He has evolved his theory over 35 years and is now publishing Rough Ride to the Future .<p>The BBC's Nick Higham talked to him about what he believes the future …

Titanfall's Anti-Cheat System Activates, Is Beautiful And Hilarious

Respawn Entertainment, the developer of <i>Titanfall</i>, has activated the anti-cheat countermeasures for their online-only multiplayer game, and has done so in a way that matches the punishment to the crime.<p>Repawn software engineer John Shirer promised in a tweet on March 17 that anti-cheating measures …

Will we ever… travel in wormholes?

Leaping between galaxies through tunnels in space may sound crazy, but physicists have yet to rule it out. So how could this possibly work, asks Marcus Woo.<p>The universe is huge. Travelling at light speed to the nearest star would take more than four years. Venturing to the other side of the galaxy? …

Tech and Science

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Is this whale-shaped plane the future of airliners?

Airliners have become steadily bigger in an effort to take fit in more passengers and drive down the cost of tickets. Could a new outsized design change the way we fly?<p>Spotting an Airbus A380 at an airport can still create great excitement. The giant, double-decker plane can seat between 500 and …

Why Does White Noise Help People Sleep?

A white noise machine is the simplest solution to blocking out noise.<p>On its face, flipping on white noise before hitting the sack must be the most counterintuitive idea out there. Want to sleep better? Simple solution: make a bunch of noise. Sweet dreams ahoy.<p>And yet, not only do some people swear …

Mathematics

Quantum Microscope Uses Spooky Entangled Photons To See Better

Crisper images through physics<p>There's a new experimental microscope that visualizes incredibly difficult-to-see things with incredible accuracy via entangled photons, MIT Technology Review reports. You know, for those moments when unentangled photons just aren't enough.<p>The new microscope's creators …

Quantum Physics

Australian astronomers discover oldest known star in universe

A team of scientists at the Australian National University has discovered the oldest known star in the universe.<p>The discovery of the heavenly body, which formed about 13.6bn years ago, has allowed astronomers to study the chemistry of the first stars.<p>Lead researcher Dr Stefan Keller of the ANU’s …

NASA is now accepting applications from companies that want to mine the moon

NASA is now working with private companies to take the first steps in exploring the moon for valuable resources like helium 3 and rare earth metals.<p>Initial proposals are due tomorrow for the Lunar Cargo Transportation and Landing by Soft Touchdown program (CATALYST). One or more private companies …

Vector boson fusion?

This week another paper emerged from the internal approval process of ATLAS, blinking into the light of day. (ATLAS is the experimental collaboration at the LHC of which I am a member.) This one has a lengthy title, <i>"Measurement of the electroweak production of dijets in association with a Z-boson</i> …

Stephen Hawking Says There Are No Black Holes

The physicist offers a new theory that allows energy to escape.<p>Stephen Hawking has a big announcement. No, it's not that aliens exist or that humans won't survive another 1,000 years on Earth. The physicist claims, in a paper posted online Wednesday, that the idea of an event horizon—the point of …

Stephen Hawking

Astronomers Wonder at Sight Never Seen Before—The Web That Holds Galaxies Together (Photo)

A stunning light shone from a quasar like a galactic flashlight, illuminating a wondrous sight never before observed—the filaments that bind galaxies …

Universe

Noah's Ark Blueprints Found—4,000-Year-Old Detailed Instructions

Irving Finkel, British Museum curator and author of “The Ark Before Noah,” has found a 4,000-year-old tablet that describes the materials and …