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NASA's tribute to Stephen Hawking will make you smile like he did in microgravity

NASA paid tribute to cosmologist Stephen Hawking following his death early Wednesday morning.<p>NASA shared a video on Twitter that Stephen Hawking …

Stephen Hawking

Here's Stephen Hawking's Incredible Solution to His Black Hole Information Paradox

His mind was truly incomparable.<p>Stephen Hawking, one of the greatest minds of our lifetime, has passed away - leaving behind a lot of heartbroken …

Physics

10 forbidden places that no one is allowed to visit

Conspiracies

SpaceX successfully launches the world’s most powerful rocket

At long last<p>SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket took off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, this afternoon and soared to space, carrying its payload — CEO Elon Musk’s red Tesla Roadster — into orbit. The Falcon Heavy’s first flight is finally over, and despite a fudged landing in the ocean, the rocket has …

6 Sci-Fi Books You Need to Read ASAP

Not too long ago, if someone asked me if I liked sci-fi novels my immediate answer would be no. However, after reading the books on this list and …

Books

We All Nearly Missed The Largest Underwater Volcano Eruption Ever Recorded

Wha?<p>She was flying home from a holiday in Samoa when she saw it through the airplane window: a "peculiar large mass" floating on the ocean, hundreds …

These Birds of Prey Are Deliberately Setting Forests on Fire

Even more proof Australian wildlife is nuts.<p>It's pretty hot in Australia right now. A brutal heatwave that's incinerated temperature records …

Battery-powered air taxis and bigger hybrid planes poised to change aviation<p>Trains, ships and automobiles have all been swept along in recent years by the electric power revolution – and planes are next.<p>Passenger jets are poised for an electric makeover that could fundamentally change the economics …

Aviation

Hurricane Irma: This Is Why It Was So Destructive

I’m sure all of you reading this have heard about the horrible, destructive effects of Hurricane Irma on the Caribbean countries all the way up to the US states of Florida, Georgia and South Carolina. If you haven’t heard about this then I’ll assume you’ve been living under a rock or something. …

Weather

Astrophotographer of the Year Awards

The Royal Observatory Greenwich announced the winners of the 9th annual Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year contest. Russian photographer …

Goodbye Cassini: The best images of Saturn, its rings, and moons captured by Cassini-Huygens

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Here Are All The Video Games Coming To Nintendo Switch

There’s a ton of games coming to Nintendo’s latest and greatest video game console. The Switch is getting some expected first party titles like <i>Super Mario Odyssey</i> and exclusives like <i>Xenoblade Chronicles 2,</i> but it’s also getting some pretty cool surprises, like <i>Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus</i> and …

These breathtaking images of Saturn were taken by Cassini as it crashed into the planet

These are the closest-ever images of Saturn.<p>They were taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft just days before it crashed into Saturn. The results are spectacular. Shortly after Cassini took its final image, it flew into Saturn's atmosphere where it burned up and disintegrated.<p>Cassini is now a part of …

Forget What You Heard: Jupiter Does Not Orbit The Sun

Jupiter, the fifth planet from the sun, gas giant, and subject of the Juno mission, is huge. <i>Huge.</i><p>It's so huge, in fact, that it doesn't actually …

Astronomy

City of the future sinks into the ocean

Japanese firm devises plan for an Ocean Spiral community that descends nine miles to the seabed<p>With dry land increasingly at a premium, a Japanese construction company has come up with a plan to sink a spiralling city into the depths of our oceans.<p>Each Ocean Spiral will be home to about 5,000 …

26 Pictures That Will Make You Re-Evaluate Your Entire Existence

The universe, man... THE UNIVERSE.

Four Weird Ways Animals Sense the World

Creatures like crabs, butterflies, snakes, and octopuses sense the world in unusual ways.<p>When humans sniff in order to smell something, we draw a quick puff of air into our nostrils and over chemoreceptors in our nasal cavity. But octopuses, butterflies, and other animals don't have noses like …

Ten Video Game Trends That Need To Go Away

There are lots of little, annoying game design elements and practices that have come up over time. Some have lived out their welcome and disappeared into memory. Others, like the ever-irritating Quick-Time Events (QTEs) we see in so many titles, remain.<p>Lots of others, too, that I won’t get into …

Nuclear Fusion Just Got a Little Closer to Becoming a Reality

When physicists first split the atom in 1938, in the process known as nuclear fission, the feat led very quickly to the bombs that destroyed …

The 2014 Sony World Photography Awards

The Sony World Photography Awards, an annual competition hosted by the World Photography Organisation, has recently announced its shortlist of winners. This year's contest attracted more than 140,000 entries from 166 countries. The organizers have been kind enough to share some of their shortlisted …

Why is South Korea plugging unification?

<b>Unification has become something of a buzzword in South Korea this month. President Park Geun-hye emphasised it in her New Year press conference, the opposition Democratic Party did likewise, and journalists, pundits and government officials have followed suit.</b><p>But with relations on the peninsula as …

6 Famous Thought Experiments Explained in 1 Minute Each

Einstein once said, “If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.”<p>The Open University, an online educational institute, took …

Black holes should be redefined, says Stephen Hawking in new paper

Black holes don't actually exist in the way we traditionally think of them, renowned physicist Stephen Hawking has proposed in a short but potentially revolutionary paper.<p>Classical theory holds that no energy or information can ever escape a black hole, but the principles of quantum physics suggest …

Noah's Ark Blueprints Found—4,000-Year-Old Detailed Instructions

Irving Finkel, British Museum curator and author of “The Ark Before Noah,” has found a 4,000-year-old tablet that describes the materials and …

KickSat: The smallest spacecraft in orbit

A swarm of 100 tiny satellites is poised to launch into orbit, owned by schoolchildren and space enthusiasts. Richard Hollingham finds out what it took to make these tiny travellers fly, and how they avoid posing a risk to bigger spacecraft.<p>As I type this, there’s a satellite sitting on the desk in …

The Style Has Spoken: See the Top Trends

See the prevailing looks captured by Diego Zuko.<p>Like a well-preserved eco-system, the world of fashion can work like a machine. See a stellar trend on the runway one season and watch it come to life outside the shows the next. See which catwalk styles were embraced by the finest on the street and …

Street Style