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How will shared parental leave work? Q&A

New rules allowing parents to share their maternity/paternity leave will come into force next year. What can working mothers and fathers-to-be expect?<p>The government has announced plans to let parents share leave for a year after a child is born. The change is designed to "challenge the …

1st Black Holes Discovered in Milky Way Star Clusters --"May Produce 'Ripples' in Spacetime"

Black holes in globular clusters may provide a way for them to get close enough to one another to merge into bigger black holes that may produce the …

The 20 big questions in science

From the nature of the universe (that's if there is only one) to the purpose of dreams, there are lots of things we still don't know – but we might do soon. A new book seeks some answers<p>1 What is the universe made of?<p>Astronomers face an embarrassing conundrum: they don't know what 95% of the …

35 Random Corners Of The Internet You Should Visit When You Need A Break

Bookmark this for when you're having a bad day or when you just need a distraction and want to play. There's something so soothing about these single-serving sites.<p>Major h/t to this post by Tumblr user Writing Weasels and the website The Useless Web for providing me with endless hours of amusement.

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'Holographic Duality' Hints at Hidden Subatomic World

According to modern quantum theory, energy fields permeate the universe, and flurries of energy in these fields, called “particles” when they are …

The Otherworldliness of Quantum Mechanics

Some of the coolest physics research never makes the headlines. Instead, it remains buried deep in the academic literature, and hunting after it is a …

You're Interacting With Dark Matter Right Now

... But scientists have no idea how.<p>Here's a little experiment.<p>Hold up your hand.<p>Now put it back down.<p>In that window of time, your hand somehow interacted with dark matter -- the mysterious stuff that comprises the vast majority of the universe. "Our best guess," according to Dan Hooper, an …

How Far Have Our Radio Signals Traveled From Earth?

The expanding sphere of radio signals traveling outward from the earth is often portrayed in TV shows and Hollywood movies to be like a time machine. …

How does spacetime get bent?

In Einstein's universe, spacetime is supposed to be some crazy rubber sheet full of folds and bends. But the idea of curved space is not the most …

Roll over Einstein: meet Weinstein | Alok Jha

There are a lot of open questions in modern physics.<p>Most of the universe is missing, for example. The atoms we know about account for less than 5% of …