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What Chevy Gains By Using a Pushrod Engine in the Corvette

Before you call a pushrod engine old-fashioned, know that there's inherent greatness in its design.<p>The Chevrolet Corvette is the last true sports car to use a pushrod V8, and you might not think that's a good thing. After all, overhead-cam engines have been the standard for decades at this point, …

Sports Cars

The illusion of time

BOOKS AND ARTS<p>Andrew Jaffe probes Carlo Rovelli’s study arguing that physics deconstructs our sense of time.<p>Andrew Jaffe<p>Andrew Jaffe is a cosmologist …

Quantum Mechanics

The World's Largest Cruise Ship Has 20 Restaurants, a 10-story Slide, and a Robotic Bar (Video)

The world’s largest cruise ship is preparing to set sail, even earlier than expected.<p>Royal Caribbean’s <i>Symphony of the Seas</i> cruise ship is nearing …

Travel

A probe detected a mysterious signal that physics can't explain

China’s Dark Matter Foray<p>Amidst seemingly endless advances in quantum physics and the hunt for dark matter by American and European scientists, China …

We may finally understand the speed of gravity

Advent of Astronomy<p>The ability to detect gravitational waves is rapidly propelling us into a new era of both astronomy and physics. New instruments …

'Monster' planet discovery stuns scientists

Astronomers have discovered a planet the size of Jupiter orbiting a star that’s only half the size of the sun — a celestial phenomenon that contradicts theories of planet formation.<p>NGTS-1b, a massive, 986-degrees-hot ball of gas revolving around a red M-dwarf star 600 light years from Earth, is the …

Universe

What the '2%' actually means in 2% milk — and why the name whole milk is misleading

Skim, 1%, 2%, whole, half and half, cream — what do these different names actually mean? It's all about the fat content. But titles like 1% and 2% are a little misleading.<p>Contrary to popular belief, they don't mean that all but 1% or 2% of the fat has been removed. Rather they refer to what …

We’re closer then ever to understanding how matter interacts on the tiniest scale

It’s been a big few weeks for physics. First, in what is probably the announcement of the year, we managed to see the birth of a black hole in real …

The physics of time travel isn’t just the stuff of science fiction

We’re all time travelers nowadays. We project ourselves mentally into the misty past and the risky future. We revisit and revise our memories. We invent possible futures and explore them with anticipation and desire. We’re temporal experts and manipulators; we have flashbacks and flashforwards and …

Einstein Worried That Science Can't Explain "The Now"

You're reading these words right now.<p>We can say that even though we don't know when you'll read this. We can't say you read them yesterday, or will …

What if our universe is a hologram?

A Physics Illusion<p>We, as humans, have a variety of senses that we use to experience the world around us. But perception can be a tricky thing. It can …

Quantum physicists conclude that existence cannot possibly be a computer simulation

Are we real? It is a philosophical question dating back to ancient times that has been revisited in popular culture over and over. The movies …

Are we living in the Matrix? Scientists bust theory that our world is a computer simulation

Sorry Elon Musk, it appears life is not a video game created by aliens.<p>From scientists, philosophers and tech CEOs it is believed by some of the …

FRB: Mysterious space signals are likely firing off every single second across the universe

Fast radio bursts continue to pose a mystery to scientists, with questions surrounding where they originate from.<p>Ever since fast radio bursts (FRBs) …

Winds reach 62mph in parts of UK as new warnings issued

<b>Wind speeds reached up to 62mph after an area of low pressure caused strong gusts across the UK on Monday.</b><p>The Met Office had issued a yellow "be aware" weather warning for wind in parts of Wales and south-west England, which has since been lifted.<p>Fresh yellow warnings for rain and wind are now in …

Weather

Nobel laureates cite top dangers to human survival -- overlook gravest one

Fifty Nobel Prize winners recently listed what they believe are the greatest risks to humankind. What I find significant is that most of them unwittingly pointed the finger at the unintended consequences of our science and technology.<p>Of the top 11 dangers the Nobel laureates flag, fully seven …

Zendure A8 Portable External Battery

$99.99 USD<p>By<p>Editor's Rating:<p>5<p>You no longer have to choose between power and durability when you have the Zendure A8 Portable External Battery. This …

Crowd Funding

7 Ways to Keep Your Brain Sharp As You Age

Things like managing blood pressure, controlling cholesterol, and losing extra weight are good for your brain too.<p><i>This article originally appeared on</i> …

NASA satellite peers at Hurricane Irma's churning eye

A weather satellite delivers a close-up look at the frightening eye of Hurricane Irma.<p>Sometimes the eye of a hurricane looks anything but calm.<p>Hurricane Irma is tearing across the Atlantic Ocean, striking Caribbean islands and heading towards the US coast. It's classified as a Category 5 storm with …

Weather

New research could challenge our fundamental laws of physics

Extreme Gravity<p>Scientists have spent centuries studying matter and energy to uncover the fundamental laws of physics. Now, an international team of …

Sun Unleashes Monster Solar Flare, Strongest in a Decade

<i>This article was updated at 5:44 p.m. EDT to indicate that a coronal mass ejection was observed coming from the site of the solar flare.</i><p>Early this …

Burning fuel hits crowd at Australian motoring event

<b>Twelve people have been injured after a car sprayed burning fuel over fans during a burnouts competition in central Australia.</b><p>The incident at Red CentreNATS - a popular festival of drag racing and other motoring activities - sent lit fuel into the crowd in Alice Springs.<p>Footage showed flames …

Australia

Mysterious signal from deep space goes hyperactive

Scientists searching the cosmos for signs of intelligent alien life pick up the only known repeating "fast radio bursts" again and are asking others to tune in too.<p>The unexplained signals from the other side of the universe known as fast radio bursts are a rarely observed phenomenon and only one of …

UC Berkeley

An adopted 6-year-old was locked in a basement and forced to eat carrots, police say

When the Tobiassons believed their 6-year-old adopted son needed discipline, authorities said, they would put him in a small room in the basement, often in the pitch dark, with only a mattress and blanket.<p>The child, who was 5 at the time, would be locked inside in the evenings and not let out until …

Crime

Mind-Bogglingly Detailed Image of a Nearby Star Introduces an Unexpected Mystery

There are few downsides to new observations, but confusion might be one of them. New stellar images bring mysteries that will take more time and …

Astronomers Might Have Finally Taken the First Image of a Black Hole

The Point Where Nothing Escapes<p>Finally, scientists have captured an image of a black hole…sort of. The subject of the picture isn’t a black hole per …

Fruitcake From Robert Scott Expedition Is ‘Almost’ Edible at 106 Years Old

Consider the fruitcake.<p>Long maligned for its questionable taste (what did Grandma <i>put</i> in this thing?), its ubiquity (stubbornly appearing at any or every celebratory event) and its toughness (the fridge gives it life), the dessert may have further cemented itself in food lore after a discovery in …

Acquainted

Why is a Limited-Slip Differential so important?

In automotive marketing hubbub and journalistic reviews, you’ll quite often see the term “Limited-Slip Differential” thrown around with great verve. …

Time Travel Is Possible Through the Whorfian Time Warp

It's the next best thing to a time machine.<p>The long-hypothesized time machine still eludes scientists, but that doesn’t mean they don’t know how to</i> …

Physics

Secrets of the universe may lie in an old gold mine in South Dakota

The universe as we know it shouldn’t exist. Unlocking the reasons why may depend on once again striking gold in a mine buried a mile underground in rural South Dakota.<p>The largest U.S.-based particle physics experiment ever is now under construction in the old mine in Lead, S.D., breathing new life …

Physics