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Can the future influence the past? The scientific case for quantum retrocausality

Quantum physics gets real weird real fast, and one idea gaining more currency of late is the concept of quantum retrocausality, where a decision made …

Particles Have Been Entangled 'on Demand' For The First Time, And It's a Game Changer

40 entanglements in a single second.<p>Quantum technology promises big things for digital security and computing power, but the very thing it relies …

Traumatic Memory Study Reveals How Our Darkest Fears Can Be Rewritten

They may not have to plague us forever.<p>Deep-seated fears, like the memory of a death or war-time trauma, can be crippling. They’re also notoriously …

Incredible Video Shows Blue Whale and Calf Playing with Dolphins in San Diego

<b>For surfers in the northern hemisphere,</b> summer means shedding neoprene, longer days, and (hopefully) southern hemi swell in the west and hurricane …

The Large Hadron Collider Is Getting an Upgrade

Today, workers at the world’s largest atom smasher are breaking ground on a performance-enhancing upgrade that will allow scientists to conduct even …

Study: Antarctic Ice Loss Has Accelerated

In a study published in Nature on Wednesday, a joint European Space Agency / NASA research group reported that Antarctica is shedding ice into the …

Juno solves lightning mystery, gets mission extension

Juno arrived in orbit above Jupiter on July 4, 2016. Since that time, the spacecraft has revolutionized humanity’s knowledge of the gas giant. Image …

In 1968, scientists thought they were close to detecting gravity waves

<b></b> Gravity waves evidenceThe long search for gravitational waves … may be in the final lap…. Rotating binary stars or, perhaps, other galaxies like the …

Are Space and Time Quantized? Maybe Not

Throughout the history of science, one of the prime goals of making sense of the Universe has been to discover what's fundamental. Many of the things …

Particles

Got $55 million? You can now take a space vacation

Because luxury accommodations on Earth may get boring after a while, one company is making it possible to book your next getaway in space.<p>That’s …

Russia Wants to Blast Space Junk with Laser Cannon

Russian. Space. Lasers. That's right, Russian scientists are developing cosmic guns capable of blasting some of the half-million bits of space junk …

Black Holes Can Maybe Turn Into Dark Matter Lasers

Black holes are already some of the strangest objects in the universe, and scientists sometimes dream up some pretty wild theories about their …

Are there any stars between galaxies?

There may be a cosmic game of gravitational billiards going on, flinging stars into intergalactic space.<p>Although stars cannot form in the voids …

Black Holes

Scientists discover ancient stardust older than the sun

Everything you see around you — from the birds flying above to the grass below your feet and even the digital display you’re reading this on — is …

Model of the ESO Very Large Telescope

Cosmology

The right rocket for the moon and Mars

Apollo astronaut Jack Schmitt makes a detailed case for why NASA's Space Launch System beats the commercial alternatives.<p>Almost fifty years ago, Apollo and the Saturn V Moon rocket demonstrated both that deep space could be an accessible frontier for human endeavor and that being there permanently …

The Minimum Crew Needed for a Generational Ship

Humanity has long dreamed about sending humans to other planets, even before crewed spaceflight became a reality. And with the discovery of thousands …

Supermassive black hole shreds star, astronomers capture the aftermath

Our Galaxy Might Be Teeming With Habitable Exomoons

There are eight planets in our Solar System (sorry Pluto), but collectively, these planets host over 175 moons, one or two of which may even harbor …

Stephen Hawking Was Just Given The Most Beautiful Farewell. Now The Whole Universe Will Know His Voice

So fitting.<p>The universe that Stephen Hawking spent a lifetime studying now knows his voice.<p>Following Hawking's death in March, the renowned British …

Here's When China's Space Station Will Fall Back to Earth

Scientists have finally determined when China’s oldest space station will crash back to our planet.<p>In 2016, the Chinese announced they had lost …

I Am An Astrophysicist. Here's What Stephen Hawking's Final Paper Was Actually About

On March 14, 2018, the most famous and celebrated scientist known to humanity, Stephen Hawking, died at the age of 76. He left a rich legacy behind in the fields of astrophysics and cosmology, sharing the wonders of the Universe with not only his colleagues but the general public as well. Best …

A Star Grazed Our Solar System 70,000 Years Ago, and Early Humans Likely Saw It

Some distant objects in our solar system bear the gravitational imprint of a small star's close flyby 70,000 years ago, when modern humans were …

Physicists Are About to Attempt The 'Impossible' - Turning Light Into Matter

E=mc2 becomes m=E/c2.<p>Theoretically, it should be possible to turn light into matter. In practice, well - "easier said than done" is an understatement.<p>…

Testing Einstein's Theory With A Triple Play

Einstein’s theory of gravity has been tested in lots of ways, from the slow precession of Mercury’s orbit, to the detection of gravitational waves. So far the theory has passed every test, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s completely true. Like any theory, general relativity is based upon …

Black Hole Jets Might Be Sending Trio of High-Energy Particles at Earth

Black hole jets may have birthed three different forms of cosmic rays.<p>Scientists on Monday shared a new theory about one of the universe’s biggest …

First Ever Lab-Made Gamma Ray Burst Could Unravel The Mysteries Of Black Holes

One of the brightest events ever observed in our Universe are gamma-ray bursts. Gamma-ray bursts can be thought of as really, really, bright, light explosions that typically last from a few milliseconds to a few hours. Although they are one of the brightest events in our cosmos, scientists cannot …

Here’s Something Strange, the Afterglow From Last Year’s Kilonova is Continuing to Brighten

In August of 2017, a major breakthrough occurred when scientists at the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) detected …

This Picture of Jupiter's South Pole is Beyond Mesmerizing

It's like a kaleidoscope.<p>Though we here at <i>Inverse</i> are firmly Team Saturn, it would be negligent, even outright <i>disrespectful</i>, for us not give a …

Earth is slowly drifting away from the sun as its grip on our planet loosens

The sun is slowly losing its grip on our planet as it sheds mass in the form of solar wind – and we’re drifting away from our home star.<p>So could …

Space Travel