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NASA Discovery of 'Lonely' Planetary Mass Object Sheds Light on Galactic Mystery

Space<p>NASA Discovery of 'Lonely' Planetary Mass Object Sheds Light on Galactic Mystery<p>By Anna Norris<p>April 21 2016 12:00 AM EDT<p>weather.com<p>Not all …

NASA Has Detected Strange Signals Coming From The Gravitational Wave Source

This could change everything.<p>Less than half a second after the first direct evidence of gravitational waves was recorded on 14 September 2015, a very …

Black Holes

Meet The 'Rocket Girls,' The Women Who Charted The Course To Space

In the 1940s, an elite team of mathematicians and scientists started working on a project that would carry the U.S. into space, then on to the moon and Mars. They would eventually become NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (or JPL), but here's what made them so unusual: Many of the people who charted …

Computer Science

All the space missions you should be hyped for this year

Space is the place in 2016<p>This year is filled with important test flights, as private companies like SpaceX get new orbital rockets and vehicles ready for space travel. Space tourism ventures like Virgin Galactic and Blue Origin will continue testing their sub-orbital vehicles too, which could …

Space Exploration

11 Space Movies to Watch In 2016

The year 2016 won't be much of a year for realistic space movies, but apocalypse, beloved franchises like "Star Wars" and "Star Trek," and romance on …

Movies

Why haven't we found aliens yet? Maybe they're all dead

If the universe is so full of the building blocks for life as we know it, why haven't we found any? Because all the aliens are extinct, a new paper proposes.<p>The number of stars in the universe is uncountable. The number of planets potentially even higher. Earth is just one small, pale blue dot …

Biology

Europe wants to build a village on the moon

The International Space Station, as amazing as it is, isn’t going to be around forever—or even for very long. Sometime in the 2020s, the program will come to an end. Europe has been thinking about where it will carry out space research after this date, and it’s aiming high. At the moon.<p>We’ve known …

Space Exploration

4 cosmic phenomena that travel faster than the speed of light

AP Photo<p>When Albert Einstein first predicted that light travels the same speed everywhere in our universe, he essentially stamped a speed limit on …

How Can Space Travel Faster Than The Speed Of Light?

Light speed is often spoken of as a cosmic speed limit … but not everything plays by these rules. In fact, space itself can expand faster than a …

The brain’s miracle superpowers of self-improvement

We used to believe our brains were hardwired at birth. Now we believe we can will them to change. Is that true? Will Storr analyses the truth and hokum about 'neuroplasticity'.<p>For years she had tried to be the perfect wife and mother but now, divorced, with two sons, having gone through another …

The Brain