Alexandre Delcourt

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Meteor explosion in Michigan: Meteorite hunter discovers 3 space rock pieces that are the size of pecan

On Tuesday, the large meteor, which was categorised as bolide meteor, exploded in a fireball over Michigan and Ontario.<p>On Tuesday night, a meteor …

How the most distant black hole ever could rewrite the history of the universe

Supermassive black holes lurk in every galaxy. As if their voracious appetite for matter and insane gravitational forces weren’t enough to make them …

Universe

So that’s where all the missing matter in the universe went.

With scientists trying to illuminate the mystery that is dark matter, half the universe’s missing baryonic (normal) matter stayed in the shadows. Had …

Dark Matter

Physicists just discovered that some elements don't follow the normal rules of quantum mechanics

Conflicting Theories<p>Physicists have found order in the complex world of minuscule particles through the theory of quantum mechanics. But team of …

Quantum Mechanics

Space industry CEO is ‘absolutely convinced’ that aliens have visited Earth

Robert Bigelow thinks the truth is out there<p>On Sunday, Robert Bigelow — real estate mogul and founder of the space habitat company Bigelow Aerospace — did an interview with <i>60 Minutes</i>, in which he touted the strengths of the commercial space industry and how private companies would pave the way for …

Jupiter is the gigantic, stormy hellscape we always feared

Jupiter looks like hell.<p>The huge planet in the middle of our solar system has giant Earth-sized storms, a powerful magnetic field, and extreme …

Astronomy

Oddities start to emerge from deeper analyses of LHC data

Strange quarks showing up often, muons not as frequently as expected.<p>The Large Hadron Collider has generated a staggering amount of data in its years …

Can Facebook Fix Its Own Worst Bug?

In early January, I went to see Mark Zuckerberg at MPK20, a concrete-and-steel building on the campus of Facebook’s headquarters, which sits across a desolate highway from the marshy salt flats of Menlo Park, Calif. The Frank Gehry-designed building has a pristine nine-acre rooftop garden, yet much …

Journalism

How Elon Musk learns faster and better than everyone else

How is it even possible that Elon Musk could build four multibillion companies by his mid-40s — in four separate fields (software, energy, transportation, and aerospace)?<p>To explain Musk’s success, others have pointed to his heroic work ethic (he regularly works 85-hour weeks), his ability to set …

Learning

Jupiter's 'Antarctica' Swirls in New Flyby Photo

NASA's Juno spacecraft caught this mesmerizing image of cyclones on Jupiter's south pole during a close flyby on Thursday, Feb. 2 — one specific …

Why the Higgs Boson Found at the Large Hadron Collider Could Be an ‘Impostor’

An Iowa physicist intends to find out.<p>In 2012, researchers at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in Switzerland famously found a particle that acted like the Higgs boson, an elusive and long-theorized particle that imbues mass to matter. Usha Mallik, a University of Iowa physicist, thinks that they …

Experiment Reaffirms Quantum Weirdness

Physicists are closing the door on an intriguing loophole around the quantum phenomenon Einstein called “spooky action at a distance.”<p>There might be …

NASA is close to figuring out how to put space crews in cryostasis on long space journeys

Longer trips to say Europa, Titan or even the Outer Oort cloud will almost certainly require some form of suspended animation, in the form of …

Nobody Knows Where A Black Hole's Information Goes

According to Google, Stephen Hawking is the most famous physicist alive, and his most famous work is the black hole information paradox. If you know one thing about physics, therefore, that’s what you should know. Before Hawking, black holes weren’t paradoxical. Yes, if you throw a book into a …

Physics

Physicists Say They've Manipulated 'Pure Nothingness' And Observed The Fallout

In the quantum vacuum, no one can hear you scream.<p>According to quantum mechanics, a vacuum isn't empty at all. It's actually filled with quantum …

Quantum Physics

Tempeh Reubens

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Place Greek yogurt, ketchup, 2 tablespoons sauerkraut, and mustard in a mini food processor; process until smooth.<p>Step 2<p>Cut …

Soysauce

The Most Detailed View of Black Holes in the Universe Will Blow Your Mind

Stare into the abyss, my friends. The image above features the highest concentration of black holes humans have ever seen. So dense are the merciless …

How Certain Are We Of The Universe's 'Big Freeze' Fate?

Ever since the expanding Universe was first discovered by Hubble himself, one of the greatest existential questions of all — what will the fate of the Universe be? — suddenly leaped from the realm of poets, philosophers and theologians into the realm of science. Rather than an unknown mystery for …

Astronaut Captures Gorgeous Image Of Volcanic Eruption In Russia

The smoking mountain<p>Astronaut, noted photographer, and current ISS resident Tim Peake took this gorgeous picture of an plume of ash and gas billowing out of an erupting volcano earlier today.<p>The star of the shot was identified on Twitter as Klyuchevskaya Sopka or Klyuchevskaya volcano, located on …

Will we know extraterrestrial life when we see it?

In a 1967 episode of <i>Star Trek</i>, Captain Kirk and crew investigated the mysterious murders of miners on the planet Janus VI. The killer, it turned out, …

Astronomers: Our Sun Is Likely Capable of Producing an Apocalyptic 'Superflare'

But we'll probably be OK.<p>It would be make for an impressive doomsday. One moment, here we are gardening or walking to lunch in the mellow light of a spring Sun, and the next moment said Sun has shredded Earth's atmosphere and twisted up our power grids, radio communications, GPS, and most anything …

How Misfits Like Elon Musk and Richard Branson Become the World's Best Leaders | Inc.com

<i>Here's to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers</i> ... somehow when Steve Jobs narrates the Think Different campaign created for his own company, it feels like the perfect tribute to the unconventional thinker himself. And witnessing the parade of successful athletes, inventors, …

West Island residents say they hear 'strange trumpets in the sky'

Residents of Dollard des Ormeaux were distracted Sunday night by an eerie noise they said sounded like trumpets somewhere in the sky.<p>“All the dogs in …

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 …

Apollo 10 astronauts heard eerie ‘outer spacey’ music when they were on the dark side of the moon, declassified Nasa audio shows

Apollo 10 astronauts heard “eerie” and unexplained “outer spacey” music as they passed around the dark side of the Moon, it has been revealed.<p>New …

Space Exploration

Nasa's laser-powered engine could get us to Mars in 72 hours (if it works)

For all its real-life benefits and future potential for saving our entire civilisation, space travel is still a long-term effort. Current estimates …

Ask Ethan: Do Gravitational Waves Exhibit Wave-Particle Duality?

Now that LIGO has detected their first gravitational wave signal, the part of Einstein’s theory that predicts that the fabric of space itself should have ripples and waves in it has been confirmed. This brings up all sorts of interesting questions, including this one from reader (and Patreon …

Physics

Being Wrong About Fundamental Physics Is Pretty Exciting Too

New antineutrino results from China don't yet have an explanation, which is maybe a good thing.<p><i>Correction: An earlier version of this article identified the Daya Bay research as originating in Japan, while the researchers and institutions involved are from China. The post has since been updated.</i> …

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Why Neutrino Detectors Look So Damn Cool

Brilliant arrays of golden photomultiplier tubes amount to astrophysical ghost detectors.<p>Neutrino detectors don't even look real—or they at least don't look like utilitarian instruments for doing fundamental physics research. They look like elegant sci-fi art installations that one might expect to …