Matthew James

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Stephen Hawking Says There Are No Black Holes

The physicist offers a new theory that allows energy to escape.<p>Stephen Hawking has a big announcement. No, it's not that aliens exist or that humans won't survive another 1,000 years on Earth. The physicist claims, in a paper posted online Wednesday, that the idea of an event horizon—the point of …

WIRED Space Photo of the Day 2013 | WIRED

Jan. 19, 2014: Solar X-Flare<p>The largest sunspot group of the solar cycle unleashed a large (X1.2 class) flare just when it was facing right towards …

Where's The Best Of What's New?

<b>We're still adapting our Best of What's New pages from prior to 2014--thanks for your patience!</b><p><b>Until then, take a look at our 2014 BOWN winners.</b>

A Brief History Of Octopi Taking Over The World

In honor of the totally-not-evil logo for the National Reconnaissance Office's latest space mission.<p>Octopuses, octopi, octopodes: whatever plural form used, the surprisingly smart eight-tentacled underwater cephalopods are a popular symbol of something far-reaching and sinister, both on earth and, …

Peter Higgs interview: 'I have this kind of underlying incompetence'

Forty-nine years after Peter Higgs identified the Higgs boson particle, he won the 2013 Nobel prize. Here he reveals he has never sent an email or browsed the web – and reckons no one would employ him nowadays<p>The story of the physicist who gave his name to the Higgs boson particle is a charming …

Absolutely Stunning 3-D View of a Cosmic Cloud

To call Finnish astrophotographer J-P Metsävainio a magician is definitely not an exaggeration! Take a look at his latest handiwork, this amazing 3-D …

Astronomy

Could we harness power from black holes?

It might seem like an absurd idea, but physicists have long pondered whether black holes could one day be tapped for energy, says Phil Ball. But how possible is it?<p>Imagine the scene: highly advanced civilisations get enormous amounts of energy from black holes, be it extracting it from collapsed …

Physics

1st Black Holes Discovered in Milky Way Star Clusters --"May Produce 'Ripples' in Spacetime"

Black holes in globular clusters may provide a way for them to get close enough to one another to merge into bigger black holes that may produce the …

It may be easier to find alien life on Europa than we thought

Astronomy
Neutron Stars