Victor Soule

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Mysterious Hydrogen Clouds Have Been Mapped Moving at Incredible Speeds Through The Milky Way

Where do they even come from?<p>There are an awful lot of peculiar mysteries in space, made all the more enigmatic because we can't get a close, …

Small object visits from beyond solar system

This small asteroid (or comet) passed under Earth’s orbit on October 14 at about 60 times the moon’s distance. Now it appears to be heading toward …

There’s a giant egg floating in our solar system with a ring around it

Some of the most exciting new discoveries in space come from far, far away, thanks to telescopes capable of detecting exoplanets that are so distant …

Astronomy

Worrying New Research Finds That The Ocean Is Cutting Through a Key Antarctic Ice Shelf

Here's why that matters.<p>A new study published Tuesday has found that warm ocean water is carving an enormous channel into the underside of one of the …

Global Warming

The detection of ripples in the fabric of spacetime just won a Nobel Prize

Making waves in the physics community.<p>Three American physicists won the 2017 Nobel Prize for work that enabled the first observation of gravitational waves—ripples in the fabric of spacetime. Rainer Weiss, Barry C. Barish, and Kip S. Thorne were each instrumental to LIGO, the massive pair of …

Elon Musk unveils plans to use SpaceX's mega-rocket to travel anywhere on Earth in under an hour

SpaceX's founder, Elon Musk, presented his vision for getting people to Mars within five years at the International Astronautical Congress in the South Australia city of Adelaide on Friday.<p>The spaceship, dubbed the BFR, would carry about 100 people into outer space, but at the end of his …

Black holes could delete the Universe

In their latest video, Kurzgesagt takes a look at black holes, specifically how they deal with information. According to the currently accepted …

Black Holes

Introducing ‘dark DNA’ – the phenomenon that could change how we think about evolution

Some animals seem to have missing genes – but the reality is a lot more intriguing.<p>DNA sequencing technology is helping scientists unravel questions …

The basis of the universe may not be energy or matter but information

There are lots of theories on what are the basis of the universe is. Some physicists say its subatomic particles. Others believe its energy or even …

Quantum Physics

Black Holes Outside Our Galaxy Work Differently From Ours

Black Hole Birth-Gaze<p>Physicists recently narrowed the origin story for black holes beyond our galaxy down to two possibilities, according to a study …

Microbes May Rig Their DNA to Speed Up Evolution

In 1944, a Columbia University doctoral student in genetics named Evelyn Witkin made a fortuitous mistake. During her first experiment in a …

Zealandia Is the Lost, Sunken Continent at the Bottom of the Pacific Ocean

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Earth Science

When Black Holes Collide

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Universe

The Moral Question That Stanford Asks Its Bioengineering Students

It’s about the capacity to print a human genome.<p>When students in Stanford University’s Introduction to Bioengineering course sit for their final exams, the first question that they have to answer is about our ability to write DNA.<p>Scientists have fully sequenced the genomes of humans, trees, …

The Quantum Rule That Makes Existence Possible

A new podcast, to cover an incredible story of why we can exist at all.<p>“Already in my original paper I stressed the circumstance that I was unable to …

Solving the mystery of evaporating black holes: What happens to its stuff when it vanishes?

For all their extraordinary power, black holes are not immortal.<p>They have a life cycle just like we do. Forty years ago Stephen Hawking, the world’s …

Energy from black holes can be stolen, shows an elegant new physics experiment

Water swirling down a drain has exposed an elusive phenomenon long believed to appear in black holes.<p>Light waves scattering off a rotating black hole can bounce off with more energy than they came in with, by sapping some of the black hole's rotational energy.<p>But the effect, predicted in 1971 and …

The Next Particle Collider Will Be Three Times Bigger Than the LHC

LHC Pt. 2<p>The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) still has plenty of good work left to do in the field of particle acceleration, but scientists are already …

Physics

Climate change in B.C.: Here's how 2050 could look

Climate change has been blamed for raging forest fires, devastating floods and shrinking glaciers, but scientists have determined the effects will …

Climate Change

General Relativity in a Supermassive Black Hole

Einstein’s theory of general relativity is possibly one of the most talked about subjects of physics there is. The majority of society seem to have …

Black Holes

X-ray laser turns molecule into tiny ‘black hole’

When scientists focused the full intensity of the world’s most powerful X-ray laser on a small molecule, they got a surprise: A single laser pulse …

Black Holes

Comments of the Week #163: from the edge of the Universe to the Milky Way’s demise

“Humanity has won its battle. Liberty now has a country.” -Marquis de LafayetteThere’s so much science to talk about in any given week here at Starts …

The World's Most Powerful X-Ray Laser Just Gave Rise to a 'Molecular Black Hole'

We've never seen anything like it.<p>Imagine you took all sunlight that hits our planet at any given moment, and focussed it on one (unfortunate) piece …

Black Holes