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Astronomers Observe a Supernova Colliding with Its Companion Star

Type Ia supernovae, one of the most dazzling phenomena in the universe, are produced when small dense stars called white dwarfs explode with …

15 Social Skills That Will Make You Successful In Every Aspect Of Life

Self-improvement

Large Hadron Collider makes first proton collisions in two years

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) has smashed its first particles together since the machine restarted after a two years hiatus for crucial maintenance and repair work.<p>The giant subterranean accelerator at Cern near Geneva collided bunches of protons at low energy for several hours on Tuesday …

Physics

Photographing the stars—the story of the Hubble telescope, told by its chief scientist

When it comes to iconic images of astronomical pillars of gas and dust, views of galaxies soon after they were formed, or glimpses of the accelerating universe driven by Dark Energy, the public can’t seem to get enough. The Hubble Space Telescope is undoubtedly one of the most popular science …

Telescopes

World’s Most Powerful Telescope Set to Launch in 2018

This is, well, HUGE.<p>NASA is building the biggest telescope the world has ever seen, and it will give scientists the opportunity to 'see' cosmic …

'A God That Could Be Real' In The Scientific Universe

<i>Part One Of Two. (Read Part Two here.)</i><p>"God" is a word. If we define it, even subconsciously, as something that cannot exist in our universe, we banish the idea of God from our reality and throw away all possibility of incorporating a potent spiritual metaphor into a truly coherent big picture. But …

Dark Matter

Here’s why we should be really excited about quantum computers

But recent breakthroughs in the field suggest these crazy fast computers might be coming sooner than we think.<p>And we have a lot of reasons to be excited about their arrival.<p>Ray Johnson, a board member at the startup quantum computing company QxBranch, one of many companies working to move quantum …

Einstein's Universe Turns 100

One hundred years ago, a 36-year-old Albert Einstein presented the complete formulation of the General Theory of Relativity to the Prussian Academy of Sciences. Across the world, events and conferences will be celebrating what is considered, without hyperbole, the most beautiful of physical …

Physics

NASA Telescope Finds Planet Deep Within Our Galaxy

<b>Washington:</b> NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has teamed up with a telescope on the ground to find a remote gas planet about 13,000 light years away, …

A Behind-the-Scenes Look at That Amazing GoPro Footage From Space

Recently, NASA released some pretty spectacular footage captured by an astronaut wearing a GoPro camera while spacewalking around the International Space Station. In the videos, Earth slowly rotates below the space station while astronauts fiddle with cables, install antennae, and work on the …

Space Science

Two mysterious bright spots on dwarf planet Ceres are not alike

The unidentified bright spots on dwarf planet Ceres have become more mysterious. The spots on the surface were first glimpsed close-up just a month …

Years after shutting down, U.S. atom smasher reveals properties of 'God particle'

In a scientific ghost story, a U.S. atom smasher has made an important scientific contribution 3.5 years after it shut down. Scientists are reporting …

Mars in 39 days? US company wins NASA grant to try & reach Red Planet

Published time: April 03, 2015 16:25<p>Original link: http://rt.com/usa/246581-mars-39-days-rocket/<p>Lunar Tug with 200 kW Solar Powered VASIMR®<p>(Copyright …

LHC reboot: the world's largest particle accelerator is now active

'What we’ve put together is almost a new machine.'<p>The Large Hadron Collider is reborn — on Easter weekend, of course. After shutting it down for two years in February 2013, the world's biggest and most powerful particle accelerator is up and running again. That doesn't mean that it's going at full …

Fear of spiders in our DNA, according to new study

Researchers claim our ancestors developed an ability to spot and identify spiders quickly as part of a necessary survival instinct<p>A fear of spiders could be something we are born with rather than something we learn, according to a new scientific study.<p>Research suggests that arachnophobia could be …

How ion thruster technology will power future NASA missions

For its crazy 2020 asteroid capture mission and other projects, NASA is developing next-gen "Hall effect thrusters" to corral an asteroid and put it into the moon's orbit. At the same time, the European Space Agency (ESA) is trying to improve its own Hall thrusters to power future missions. If …

Physicists Warming Up the LHC Accidentally Create a Rainbow Universe — NOVA Next | PBS

After two years of extensive upgrades, the Large Hadron Collider was warming up on March 21 for another round of experiments when a circuit …

Physics

Space radio waves align in mysterious mathematical pattern, could be produced by alien technology

Mysterious bursts of energy coming from space align in a mathematical pattern, and so could be emanating from alien technology, according to …

Universe

Large Hadron Collider helps scientists confirm existence of the Force

Physics. You never know what's next — first we had gravity and electromagnetic force, then scientists told us about the strong and the weak force, …

Japanese Star Wars toys make Darth Vader and Boba Fett look fiercer than ever

Square Enix, the Japanese video game publisher behind the <i>Final Fantasy</i> series, has developed a range of <i>Star Wars</i> toys. Darth Vader, Boba Fett, and the generic Imperial stormtrooper have all been given a miniature makeover by the Japanese company, shrunk down to action figure size and released as …

NASA To Study A Twin In Space And His Brother On Earth

<b>Updated at 4 p.m. ET</b><p>A Russian rocket has carried a Russian cosmonaut and an American astronaut to the International Space Station, where they will live for a full year, twice as long as people usually stay.<p>No American has remained in space longer than 215 days. Only a few people have ever gone on …

Space Science

Living on Other Planets: What Would It Be Like?

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live on the moon? What about Mars, or Venus or Mercury? We sure have and that's why we decided to …

'Star Trek' Tale Of Parallel Universe To Come True? Large Hadron Collider Would Soon Prove Its Existence

Galaxy (Photo : REUTERS)<p>There might soon be proof that parallel universe does exist after all, according to the latest report by the Escapist …

Physics

Huge Space Explosion Is Farthest Thing Ever Seen

<i>This story was updated at 3 p.m. ET.</i><p>BOSTON — A short, extremely bright explosion of light recently spotted in the night sky may be the most distant …

NASA Employee Saw 9-Foot Tall Alien With Astronauts in Space Shuttle — Evidence Of Military Alliance With Alien Race?

Some online UFO websites are revisiting the strange case of Clark C. McClelland, a man who claimed in 2008 that he was a retired spacecraft operator …

Paranormal

The universe is going to collapse in on itself ‘imminently’

The universe is about to collapse in on itself ‘imminently’ scientists warn – and the signs of ‘impending doom’ are already here.<p>We should point out …

Big Bang theory could be debunked by Large Hadron Collider

Scientists at Cern could prove the controversial theory of ‘rainbow gravity’ which suggests that the universe stretches back into time infinitely, with no Big Bang<p>The detection of miniature black holes by the Large Hadron Collider could prove the existence of parallel universes and show that the …

Physics

Boeing's 'plasma shields' would block explosion shockwaves

"Captain, magnetic seals in the anti-matter chamber are decaying!" "Shields up!" Now that we have <i>that</i> out of our systems, let's start by saying that unlike a <i>Star Trek</i>-style deflector, Boeing's plasma "shield" could never block shells or bullets, let alone anti-matter explosions. But if its patent …

Detection of mini black holes at the LHC could indicate parallel universes in extra dimensions

(Phys.org)—The possibility that other universes exist beyond our own universe is tantalizing, but seems nearly impossible to test. Now a group of …

Physics

Quantum sensor’s advantages survive entanglement breakdown

<b>Preserving the fragile quantum property known as entanglement isn’t necessary to reap benefits.</b><p>The extraordinary promise of quantum information …