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11 mind-melting photos will make you realize how shockingly small Earth is

But we rarely, if ever, stop to think about the vast beyond. And we should!<p>Former astronomer Carl Sagan wrote in his book "Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space":<p>There is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world. To me, …

Astronomy

Theoretical Physicist Proposes Radical New Hypothesis For Why Humans Exist

Dark matter.<p>Where do we come from? Well, it depends on who you ask. For example, an astrophysicist might say that the chemical components of our …

The Loneliest Galaxy In The Universe

One hundred years ago, Einstein put forth his theory of General Relativity, replacing Newton’s concepts of absolute space and time with a dynamic fabric — spacetime — that would not only curve dependent on the matter-and-energy present within, but would expand or contract depending on some global …

This Timeline Shows The Entire History of The Universe, And Where It's Headed

This is how we'll die.<p>If you're the type of person who sometimes wakes up at 3am and lies in bed trying to wrap your tiny mind around the achingly …

How do we "see" dark matter?

Every now and again, you'll read a science story claiming the "best picture of dark matter" ever. If it's so dark, how can you see it? In this week's …

There's a Mystery Lurking in Curiosity's Latest Drillholes

In its slow ascent up Mount Sharp, NASA’s Curiosity Rover has stumbled upon a mystery fit for the robot’s name: silica. Lots and lots of silica. And …

Wolf 1061 exoplanet: 'Super-Earth' discovered only 14 light-years away

<b>(CNN) —</b> Alien life could be closer to us than previously thought. Scientists have just discovered the nearest habitable planet to Earth.<p>The new world is one of three surrounding a red dwarf star called Wolf 1061, which is just 14 light years away. It was detected by scientists at the University of …

Best space photographs of 2015

Discovery of habitable planet could mean alien life is 'incredibly close', say scientists

Australian researchers have found a potentially inhabitable planet - called Wolf 1061c – which is 14 light years away, about a third closer than the nearest such planet<p>Alien life could be closer than previously thought after Australian scientists found the closest potentially habitable planet to …

Alien Messages From Another Universe? The Strange Physics Of Cyclic Cosmology

The big bang is the preeminent theory of modern cosmology. The model is strongly supported by evidence. But if the big bang caused the Universe, what caused the big bang? Everything from God to nothing has been proposed as an answer, but there are some who think our Universe could have formed from …

Dark Matter Mystery May Soon Be Solved

The hiding spots for the particles making up dark matter are narrowing, and the answer to this cosmic mystery could come within the next three or …

A Mesmerizing Animation Shows Just How Weird Our Solar System Is

NASA’s Kepler space telescope spotted thousands of worlds during its four-year mission, proving that our galaxy is filled with planets. But even more …

‘Alien megastructure’ star KIC 8462852 shows no sign of life

Searches for signs of extraterrestrial intelligence have come up empty-handed, forcing astronomers to think the ‘alien megastructure’ may be a natural phenomenon<p>The star KIC 8462852 exploded into the public consciousness in October when it was suggested that mysterious signals could be explained by …

Is Our Universe a Fake?

<i>Robert Lawrence Kuhn is the creator, writer and host of "Closer to Truth," a public television and multimedia program that features the world's</i> …

15 Breathtaking Astronomy Images Highlighting the Cosmic Beauty of Our Universe

Since 1995, Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD) has been serving up daily doses of cosmic beauty through breathtaking photos of our fascinating universe. Maintained by Robert Nemiroff (MTU) and Jerry Bonnell (UMCP), two professional astronomers who met at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, the …

Astronomy

New NASA Photos Show Pluto's Surface In Eye-Popping Detail

These are the sharpest images yet of the dwarf planet.<p>Craters and mountains and glaciers. Oh my!<p>New images taken by NASA's New Horizons spacecraft offer the clearest, closest view yet of Pluto's stunning surface.<p>The photos were taken as the spacecraft made its closest approach to the dwarf planet …

Solar System

These baby ‘monster’ galaxies are swaddled in dark matter

By Rachel Feltman<p>, Freelancer, Editor at Popular Science Magazine<p>Scientists have discovered a nursery full of monstrous cosmic babies. In a study published Friday in the Astrophysical Journal Letters, researchers report nine so-called monster galaxies — ones bursting with rampant star formation — …

Dark Matter

Amazing Final Images Of Stars Right Before They Die

The future of our Sun is very clear: someday it will run out of hydrogen in its core, expand into a red giant, where it will fuse helium until it runs out of that. Afterwards, it blows off its outer layers, forming a planetary nebula, while its core contracts down to a white dwarf.<p>This fate, common …

Universe

Rare mark from biblical king's seal found in Jerusalem

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli archaeologists have discovered a mark from the seal of biblical King Hezekiah, who helped build Jerusalem into an ancient metropolis.<p>A projected image of a clay imprint, known as a bulla, which was unearthed from excavations near Jerusalem's Old City, and later …

Company Plans To Resurrect Humans With Artificial Intelligence By 2045

A company has announced its intention to resurrect the dead by storing their memories and using artificial intelligence to return them to life. In …

Artificial Intelligence

A Prehistoric Murder Mystery: Earth's Worst Mass Extinctions

<i>Paul Wignall is the author of "</i>The Worst of Times: How Life on Earth Survived Eighty Million Years of Extinctions<i>" (Princeton University Press). He</i> …

What Triggered the Big Bang? It's Complicated (Op-Ed)

<i>Paul Sutter is a visiting scholar at The Ohio State University's Center for Cosmology and AstroParticle Physics (CCAPP). Sutter is also host of the</i> …

Create Your Ideal Conscious Life

Many people are so busy worrying about what is happening in their lives, that they never actually sit down and define what it is that they WANT most in their lives. Your ideal life includes much more than your job and your responsibilities. You probably also desire to enjoy the fulfillment that …

Consciousness

Isaiah and the There-ness of God

Now that I'm firmly located in the second half of my life -- okay, okay, the third third of my life (and no, I'm not calling it the last third of my life; I'm not ready to go there -- yet) . . . now that I've moved along in my life, past the time when I have to make my mark on the world, produce …

Pills Kill More People Than Guns and Car Crashes

These numbers make it the leading cause of injury-related death in America, killing more than 46,000 people in 2013 alone.<p>In a now-viral video, New …

3 secrets to dealing with anger the right way, according to neuroscience

And all you want to do is scream and yell back. But you know that's not going to be good for anyone…<p>I've talked before about how to deal with others who are angry and irrational, but how can you control those emotions in <i>yourself</i>?<p>Looking at the neuroscience, there's a right way and a wrong way to do …

Anger Management

Before Dr. Seuss Was Famous He Drew These Sad, Racist Ads

Less well celebrated are Theodor Seuss Geisel's early advertising and political cartoons from the 1920s through the 1940s, which feature a decidely racist streak.<p>In the ads (from the collection of the library of the University of California, San Diego), black people are presented as savages, living …

University of California

Getting Ready to Move to Mars

Scientists are hard at work preparing to create humanity’s second home.<p>One day, when earth is destroyed by war or rising seas or a wayward asteroid, humanity will be extinguished—and along with it reality television, baseball stadiums, and thousands of recipes for guacamole, with and without …

Space Exploration

This Magnet Can Change Your Faith in God

When researchers used magnetic energy to shut down the brain’s threat perception, nearly a third of patients were more tolerant to immigrants. More …