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Supermassive Black Hole Kicked Out Of Galactic Core By Gravitational Waves

If really big numbers don’t make sense to you, this story may leave you confused. But when supermassive black holes are involved, especially one that …

How Big Was The Universe At The Moment Of Its Creation?

You might think of the Universe as infinite, and quite honestly, it might truly be infinite, but we don’t think we’ll ever know for sure. Thanks to the Big Bang — the fact that the Universe had a birthday, or that we can only go back a finite amount of time — and the fact that the speed of light is …

Dark Matter

Solar eruptions have a direct impact on Earth’s global temperature

A team of scientists from the National Space Institute at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU Space) and the Racah Institute of Physics at the …

Chemists Will Be the First to Feel the Benefits of Quantum Computing

The first batch of commercial quantum computers are close to being released now. According to both Google and IBM, we’ll see these systems in place …

Quantum Computing

Hopping rockets and flying washing machines in Google's wacky race to moon

Five competitors remain in a $20m Google contest to land a probe on the lunar surface by the end of the year, but all their craft are untested, rudimentary, or look like R2-D2<p>By the end of the year, space engineers hope to fulfil one of their greatest dreams. They plan to land a privately funded …

Space Exploration

Planet or Dwarf Planet: All Worlds are Worth Investigating

<i>This article was originally published at The Conversation. The publication contributed the article to Space.com's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & …

NASA's Juno Preps For Fifth Jupiter Flyby, All Science Instruments To Be Switched On

NASA’s Juno spacecraft is being prepped for its fifth close flyby of Jupiter. The solar-powered spacecraft, at the time of its closest approach of …

One of the biggest mysteries in science: why is the universe dominated by matter?

<b>Why the universe is dominated by matter today, instead of being comprised of equal parts matter and antimatter, is one of the most intriguing</b> …

ALMA Captures Dying Red Giant Star in Its Final Moments

The phenomenal site of a dying red giant star’s final act was captured by a team of international astronomers using the Atacama Large …

Cosmology

Scientists turn spinach leaf into working heart tissue

Researchers have managed to turn a spinach leaf into working heart tissue and are on the way to solving the problem of recreating the tiny, branching networks of blood vessels in human tissue.<p>Until now, scientists have unsuccessfully tried to use 3D printing to recreate these intricate …

Spinach