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Stephen Hawking has found a way to escape black holes

Professor Stephen Hawking has proposed a new solution for how information might be able to escape a black hole.<p>The problem has confounded physicists …

Mesmerizing Macro Photos of Cats' Eyes by Andrew Marttila

Philadelphia-based photographer and self-described “crazy cat man” Andrew Marttila specializes in capturing beautifully expressive portraits of adorable felines. His latest work includes a series of macro shots that zoom in on cats' eyes, showing every minute detail of the creature's colorful iris …

Pets

16 of the world's most enormous statues

Taking up to 20 years to build and millions of dollars to create, these 16 enormous creations do just that. They'll stand for centuries as icons of history and culture for visitors to enjoy. From the world's largest reclining Buddha to a 105 foot tall sculpture of Mao Zedong, keep scrolling for a …

Art

11 Science Fiction Concepts NASA Wants to Make Reality

NASA’s Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) program, carefully selects participants from a broad range of studies and grants them each $100,000 to …

Expose: Samsung Galaxy Note 5 fully leaked, packaging and all

There are secrets, and then there are <i>secrets</i>. Samsung sure knows how to keep them given the design and definite details of last year’s Galaxy Note Edge remained a total secret until the launch event. <i>This year</i> however, the Galaxy Note 5 can’t seem to stay out of the limelight. While the past few …

Phones

Meet the Solar System's Dwarf Planets

Photo Credit: David Aguilar/Center for Astrophysics<p>Slide 1 of 11<p>Introduction<p>For three-quarters of a century, schoolkids learned that our solar system …

Great Books For Non-Physicists Who Want To Understand Quantum Physics

A few times last week at the Schrödinger Sessions workshop, I made reference to books that I think do a good job with particular aspects of quantum physics (in addition to the one that I wrote, that is…). At the end of the workshop, some of the writers asked if I had a list of those. A couple of …

Quantum Mechanics

It's not Earth 2.0, but our new rocky neighbour is a planet worth watching

The recent discovery of Earth-like exoplanet Kepler 452-b has caught people’s imagination, with some calling it “Earth 2.0”. But this has led to …

Astronomy

A look inside the world's superhouses – in pictures

A new book and exhibition looks at some of the world’s most extraordinary houses, including a transformed cement factory outside Barcelona, a prefabricated house in the Netherlands, a restored 12th-century castle in England, and a futuristic seaside escape on the coast of Victoria.<p>• McCartney’s …

Republic of Ireland

Will Human Beings Ever Reach ‘Earth 2.0’?

Kepler-452b is the most Earth-like planet ever discovered, a place with just enough sunlight to possibly support the crops and house plants of life forms like ourselves.<p>But don't pack your bags just yet. While the planet might seem like a tantalizing target for NASA's next mission, it's extremely …

Universe

Strawberry-Cucumber Salad with Lemon Cream

Strawberries and cream…and cardamom. The cooling spice and cucumbers give berries an element of intrigue.<p>Ingredients<p>1 pound strawberries, hulled, quartered<p>3 Persian cucumbers, sliced<p>½ teaspoon ground cardamom<p>Kosher salt<p>3 teaspoons sugar, divided<p>½ cup crème fraîche<p>1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice<p>¼ cup …

Lemon Juice

The Week in Review: NASA’s New Horizons’ Pluto Discoveries

NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft returned first-time images of Pluto this week, revealing “huge mountains” on the surface that scientists have deduced are made of ice—a sign of water on the dwarf planet—and a high-resolution photo of Charon, its largest moon. The photos proved Pluto has no impact …