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The Most Important Equation In The Universe

Last week, Perimeter Institute ran a feature where they asked 14 scientists what their favorite equation was, and why. There were many great answers from many different areas of research, from thermodynamics to pure mathematics. Many people went with fundamental equations, like the law of gravity, …

Alien or Natural: Strangest Sounds & Signals Detected from Space

Space is filled with noise; inaudible frequencies of radiation that carry the secrets of the universe. The question is, are they alien or are they …

Physicists: Time Might Only Exist in Your Head

The Nature of Time<p>Out of all the pressures we face in our everyday lives, there’s no denying that the nature of time has the most profound effect. As …

26 Pictures Will Make You Re-Evaluate Your Entire Existence - Alien UFO Sightings

Most of the people on Earth are completely unaware of everything that’s around us. When you look at the night sky, you see the moon, vague reflection …

A Fake Black Hole In A Lab May Have Proved Stephen Hawking Right

"Hawking radiation" has been detected in a strange model black hole, and it may explain a few mysteries.<p>Scientists have seen “Hawking radiation” for the first time in a sort-of model black hole constructed in a laboratory.<p>It was Stephen Hawking who first proposed, in 1974, that small amounts of …

Frightening Fiber Artist Makes Gnarly Knits

Fiber artist Tracy Widdess reveals the origin of her macabre masks and woeful weavings.<p>Most knitters reach for their needles when they’re in need of a calming fix, but fiber artist Tracy Widdess isn’t satisfied unless she’s knitting the most unnervingly intricate and disturbingly detailed projects …

Conspiracy Theory Thursday — Area 51 Really IS Used For Shady Alien Experiments

Conspiracy Theory Area 51<p><b>Area 51</b>. The remote location in <b>Nevada</b> some 83 miles outside of <b>Las Vegas</b> has proved to be one of the most intriguing places …

Paranormal

Photos from NASA that will change the way you look at the planet

The City of Light never looked brighter than in this extraordinary image, captured from NASA’s Earth Observatory at the International Space Station.<p>We have clear view of Paris’s trademark Haussmanian avenues and boulevards and the neat loop created by the famous Périphérique ring road that …

Live NASA Video Feed Goes Dead Just As UFO Passes Through

Edited video featuring a close-up, slowed-down version of the portion of the NASA feed containing the object in question.<p>On July 9, a live video …

NASA's Gorgeous Timelapse of the Mercury Transit Will Make You Feel So Small

If a whole planet is just a tiny black dot, what does that make us?<p>Yesterday, Mercury's orbit passed in front of the sun for the first time since 2012 and the last time until 2019. Obviously, staring at the sun to watch this happen is not a great idea unless you are taking great pains to do it …

Astronomers find a supersized black hole in a cosmic small town

The humongous black hole in the center of a galaxy called NGC 1600 took the MASSIVE Survey astronomers by surprise. It's not only almost as big as the largest one we've discovered, it's also located in a sparsely populated region of only 20 or so galaxies, 200 million light years away. To note, …

Universe

Finally, The Golden Ratio Gets Its Own Coloring Book

Venezuelan artist Rafael Araujo creates meticulously detailed drawings of the Fibonacci spiral in nature–now, you can color along.<p>When it comes to design, the golden ratio is mostly bullshit. Though designers sometimes use it, there’s just no proof people prefer that precise spatial ratio in their …

Gravity waves from black holes verify Einstein’s prediction

<b>WASHINGTON</b> — Tremors in the cosmic fabric of space and time have finally been detected, opening a new avenue for exploring the universe.<p>The historic …

Most images of black holes are illustrations. Here’s what our telescopes actually capture. - Vox

Soon, we may get to see one up close for the first time.<p>Impossibly dense, deep, and powerful, black holes reveal the limits of physics. Nothing can escape one, not even light.<p>Even though black holes excite the imagination like few other concepts in science, the truth is that no astronomer has …

What would happen if aliens contacted Earth

For decades we’ve been listening out for a message from space. Organisations like Seti analyse unusual radio signals to catch potential transmissions from an intelligent alien civilisation. But what would happen if they really heard one?<p>Nearly 40 years ago, radio astronomer Jerry Ehman was scanning …

Loneliest known exoplanet and its star

The exoplanet labeled 2MASS J2126 has the widest orbit of any planet ever found. Its “year” is nearly 1 million Earth-years long.<p>The planets in our …

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How did we miss Planet 9? — Bob McDonald

While scientists are excited about the latest evidence of a new planet beyond Pluto, actually seeing it will be more difficult than spotting galaxies …

Art History Detective Uncovers the Real Location From a Famous Vermeer Painting

The amount of research that went into figuring out the exact real life location of Johannes Vermeer's 1657 painting "Het Straatje" ("The Little Street") is almost as impressive as the painting itself—Frans Grijzenhout, an art history professor at the University of Amsterdam, analyzed a 1667 ledger …

This is what the entire universe looks like in one image

The universe is so vast it's almost impossible to picture what it might look like crammed into one field of view.<p>But musician Pablo Carlos Budassi managed to do it by combining logarithmic maps of the universe from Princeton and images from NASA. He created the image below that shows the observable …

Universe

What is Installation Art? | History and Top Art Installations Since 2013

Like most movements that make up modern and contemporary art, installation art exhibits an interest in innovating. Though similar to sculpture and related to a range of recent artistic genres, the immersive practice offers a unique way to experience art. In order to grasp the significance of such a …

Art

The Loneliest Galaxy In The Universe

One hundred years ago, Einstein put forth his theory of General Relativity, replacing Newton’s concepts of absolute space and time with a dynamic fabric — spacetime — that would not only curve dependent on the matter-and-energy present within, but would expand or contract depending on some global …

Photographer’s Visual Diary Reveals Vulnerabilities That Transcend Reality

We've featured glimpses of Robby Cavanaugh's portfolio in the past, but now this creative photographer has invited us to take a closer look at his captivating work.<p>For Robby, photography is a way to cope, using friends, family, and even himself as the model for each of his stunning portraits. His …

These are the 4 likeliest places we'll find alien life

Distant moons, asteroids, and mysterious objects drifting beyond Pluto have yet to be explored.<p>There's no telling what we may yet discover — but life beyond Earth is a distinct possibility.<p>During a recent live TED Talk in New York, NASA planetary scientist Jim Green described the four most likely …

Astronomy

Saturn's largest moon Titan is bursting with color

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has managed to penetrate the haze of Saturn’s moon Titan, revealing a world basking in blues, greens and even reds.<p>During this Titan flyby in November, the spacecraft's closest-approach altitude was 6,200 miles. That is considerably higher than those of typical flybys, …

Damien Hirst Unveils 5 New Prints

The controversial artist returns with a continuation of his “Kaleidoscope” series.<p>Other Criteria has announced that it will be unveiling five new …

Scientist says huge clumps of dark matter may lie just beyond the Moon

The physicist predicts densities of up to 1 billion times greater than normal.<p>There are few fields like theoretical astrophysics, where public …