Liam Skiles

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Planet Nine Could Be Our Solar System's Missing 'Super Earth'

Planet Nine is out there, and astronomers are determined to find it, according to a new statement from NASA. In fact, mounting evidence suggests it's …

Ocean winds could power the entire planet, but harnessing them could also kill us

Okay, I’ve got some good news and some bad news, which one do you want first? Let’s start with the good news: New research into the winds over the …

IBM Has An Unusual Strategy For Advancing Quantum Computing

We're entering a new technological epoch<p>In 1946, John Mauchly and J. Presper Eckert completed the development of the ENIAC, the world's first publicly announced digital computer. Yet it was still essentially a prototype. It wouldn't be till 1952, when the pair debuted the UNIVAC during the …

Quantum Computing

Is fusion energy humanity’s last hope?

<b>(Getty/Generalfmv)</b><p>Filmmaker Mila Aung-Thwin spent two years following around the scientists at the world’s largest fusion experiment<p>Keith A. Spencer<p>June 10, 2017 7:00pm (UTC)<p>For an energy source that has never been successfully harnessed, fusion has a remarkable grasp on our culture. The idea that …

‘Naked Singularity’ Can Exist In 4D In A ‘Saddle’-Shaped Universe, Undermining General Relativity

If found outside a black hole, a singularity — a place where the intensity of gravity breaks down the laws of physics governing space and time — …

Gravitational Waves Might Leave Permanent Tears in Space-Time

Source: NASA<p>Since their first confirmed observation last year, gravitational waves have been shaking up the world of astrophysics. This time, …

Gravitational Waves

Researchers find dozens of genes associated with measures of intelligence

Lots of genes, but a cumulatively small impact.<p>We don't know a lot about the biological basis of our mental abilities—we can't even consistently …

Cold War Nuclear Testing Teaches Us About Space Weather [Infographic]

The Earth’s magnetosphere helps protect us from high-energy particles from the Sun. Occasionally, these particles get through the magnetosphere and cause problems with electronics on Earth as well as create dangerous situations for satellites and astronauts. It is commonly referred to as space …

Scientists Subject Quantum Entanglement to Extreme Levels of Acceleration

It’s been an exciting month for science this week as for the time ever scientists have managed to subject quantum entanglement to extreme levels of …

Watch a Simple Experiment Make Sense of Quantum Mechanics

“No One Understands Quantum Mechanics”<p>Quantum mechanics: a branch of physics that is, to many, confusing and misunderstood. It encompasses and deals …

Scientists Have an Experiment to See If the Human Mind Is Bound to the Physical World

Spooky Action<p>Perhaps one of the most intriguing and interesting phenomena in quantum physics is what Einstein referred to as a “spooky action at a …

Quantum Physics

A New And Unusual Force in The Universe Just Got Even Stranger

The blackbody force is real.<p>New research has expanded on the discovery of a strange phenomenon called blackbody force, showing that the effect of …

Physics

A New Type of Planetary Object Has Been Proposed - And It Could Explain Earth's Origin

Introducing: synestia.<p>Scientists have proposed that an unknown type of planetary object has been lurking in our Universe this whole time, and it …

Universe

What Street Food Looks Like in 30 Countries Around the World

And why it's so important for the liveliness of our cities<p>“It really is a type of haute cuisine,” says Krishnendu Ray, associate professor and …

20 of the best Earth and space documentaries to watch on Netflix in 2017

Humans have been gazing up at the stars since before the dawn of civilization. We intrinsically seek to know the unknowable and discover the …

Universe

Showdown looms as Trump demands funding for wall on U.S.-Mexico border

President Trump and White House officials pressed congressional Republicans on Sunday to use the looming threat of a government shutdown to win funding for a wall along the border between the United States and Mexico, a top priority for the administration as it nears the symbolic 100-day mark.<p>Trump …

Scientists Have Observed Epigenetic Memories Being Passed Down For 14 Generations

The past lives on.<p>The most important set of genetic instructions we all get comes from our DNA, passed down through generations. But the environment …

Supermassive Black Holes Suggest We May Be Very Wrong About How Our Universe Formed

Riddled with Holes<p>The universe can be thought of as one big, continuously expanding space. An interesting theory about this expansion assumes that …

Universe

The Phoenix Cluster Is A Record-Breaking Galaxy Cluster

<i>Our editors delve into Curiosity's top stories every day on a podcast that's shorter than your commute. Click here to listen and learn — in just a</i> …

Universe

Is the World Ready for a New Kind of Physics?

A new video available shows CERN physicist John Ellis describing how the standard model of the universe relies upon the Higgs Boson. He also takes a …

U.S. spacecraft to take slingshot dive inside Saturn’s rings

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - NASA's Cassini spacecraft soared past Saturn's biggest moon for the last time on Saturday, tapping its gravity to slingshot into a series of exploratory dives inside the planet's rings, followed by a final fatal plunge into the gas giant.<p>After nearly 20 years of …

The first Mars astronauts may be trapped inside of a tube for 3 years with no chance of escape

• NASA has finally revealed details about its plan to send astronauts to Mars.<br>• The plan calls for building an outpost to orbit the moon and test Mars …

Ask Ethan: What Should A Black Hole's Event Horizon Look Like?

Earlier this month, telescopes from all around the world took data, simultaneously, of the Milky Way’s central black hole. Of all the black holes that are known in the Universe, the one at our galactic center — Sagittarius A* — is special. From our point of view, its event horizon is the largest of …

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10 Stellar Resorts Perfect for Stargazing

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Latin America

Space Junk is Getting Out of Control

Humans are so disgusting that it’s not enough to create literal mountains of landfills on Earth, we have to go and trash our own orbit, too. The …

Space Exploration

We May Finally Find out If Deep Space Travel Would Melt Astronauts

Forty years ago, Canadian physicist Bill Unruh made a surprising prediction regarding quantum field theory. Known as the Unruh effect, his theory …

Physics

Meet the skunk-sized predator that topped the food chain 34 million years ago

When we think of apex predators, we usually think of large, fearsome beasts that can strike fear into the hearts of their prey with a single roar. So …

Dinosaurs

Trump Realizes Being President Is Hard

The 45th president’s journey of discovery could be a public service, if it helps bring his supporters to greater understanding of the complexities of governing.<p>Let the betting pools begin: What will be the next policy issue that Donald Trump suddenly discovers is way more complicated than “anyone” …

Trump’s Syria strike clearly broke international law — and no one seems to care

President Donald Trump’s surprising decision to launch a cruise missile strike on Syria was sharply criticized by Russia as a “flagrant violation of international law.” While it might be tempting to dismiss this claim as mere Putinesque propaganda, on this question at least, Russia is almost …

Middle East