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7 Maps That Explain The United States' Strategy

What is striking about American strategy is its paradoxical nature: The fact that each solution to a threat poses a new threat.<p>Since its birth, the United States has sought to defend itself. The US approaches each threat with a constant outward movement of attention and resources… and now, it …

Geopolitics

The 'great smoky dragon' of quantum physics

University of Vienna physicists have, for the first time, evaluated the almost 100-year long history of quantum delayed-choice experiments—from the …

Physics

Ask JJ: Protein Bars

<b>Dear JJ: I know you emphasize whole, real foods, but with my hectic schedule that's not always possible. Whether I'm at the airport or at a gas station, I'll usually grab a protein bar to tide me over, but so many are filled with junk ingredients. What are your suggestions for making the right</b> …

Neanderthals Used a Chemistry Trick to Start Fires 50,000 Years Ago

Figuring out how to ignite fire has long been considered one of humankind's most monumental achievements. While pop culture often depicts our …

Anthropology

The origins of the universe

An in-depth look at the origins of matter and the environmental conditions that helped shape the universe today.

The history and shenanigans that really happened on Air Force One

<b>(CNN) —</b> There he was, the leader of the free world, President Lyndon Baines Johnson, aboard Air Force One standing in front of reporters, naked as a jaybird.<p>To be fair, it was a hot, sunny day.<p>Johnson, who wasn't a shy man, had just finished delivering a stump speech during his 1964 presidential …

Military

Physicist Brian Greene clearly, joyfully explains gravitational waves to Stephen Colbert, and us

If you have Brian Greene as your teacher, count yourself lucky. The Columbia professor of physics and mathematics was Stephen Colbert's guest on …

Stephen Colbert

Professor Brian Greene answers everything you wanted to know about string theory and the multiverse

Lateline asked you to send in science questions for famed physicist Professor Brian Greene.<p>Professor Greene is the author of The Elegant Universe, a …

Physics

Hold Up, Did We Just Crack Time Travel?

Astrophysicists famously proved Einstein’s theory on the existence of gravitational waves last week. Here’s the less covered part of it all: It …

Everything you need to know about the groundbreaking gravitational waves discovery

A LIGO experiment has confirmed Einstein’s theory of ripples in spacetime, ushering in a new era of astrophysics<p>About 1.3 billion years ago two black holes swirled closer and closer together until they crashed in a furious bang. Each black hole packed roughly 30 times the mass of our sun into a …

Major Einstein Theory Proven Correct — and Theorist Says the Discovery Is as Important as Galileo’s Telescope

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists say they have finally detected gravitational waves – the ripples in the fabric of space-time that Einstein predicted a century ago.<p>Volume 2, Page 114, Picture 6, Portrait of German born US physicist and mathematician Albert Einstein (Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images)<p>The …

Physics

The Bay Area's Massive Wetlands Restoration Project Is Working

Vast stretches of industrial salt ponds are slowly creeping back to natural, wildlife-friendly state.<p>Fly over the southern finger of the San Francisco Bay and you’ll encounter a bizarre sight: vast pens of vividly colored water, some rusty like Martian soil and others as deep crimson as …

Physicists Say They’ve Finally Confirmed The Existence of a 'Four Neutron-No Proton' Particle

But it's theoretically impossible.<p>Physicists have found the most convincing signs of a tetraneutron - a four neutron-no proton particle - to date, …

Physics

Have Einstein's gravitational waves finally been found?

Announcement due on Thursday on efforts to pinpoint the existence of gravitational waves that transport energy across the universe<p>Scientists are expected to announce that they have found gravitational waves, 100 years after they were predicted by Albert Einstein's General Theory of …

Physics

Was Einstein right? Ripples in space-time may have been found

Are the rumors true? Whispers about a possible detection of actual ripples in space-time have been swirling for weeks, and on Thursday, the world may …

LIGO

Enormous beam found streaming from black hole in distant galaxy

Imagine spotting the laser beam from the fictitious Death Star of “Star Wars” fame as you scan a distant galaxy.<p>That comes close to what an international team saw as they surveyed the Pictor A galaxy. Not only did they find a supermassive black hole in the galaxy about 500 million light years away …

Universe

How many ways can you arrange 128 tennis balls? Researchers solve an apparently impossible problem

Researchers have solved an apparently overwhelming physics problem involving some truly huge numbers. In summary, the problem asks you to imagine …

Particles

Giant supernova in the sky smashes previous record, stuns scientists

There's breaking a record, and then there's blowing it to smithereens. Astronomers using relatively small telescopes around the globe have spotted the brightest supernova ever seen, shining about 20 times brighter than the 100 billion stars in the entire Milky Way galaxy — or, put another way, as …

Universe

Gravitational wave rumors ripple through science world

Rumors are rippling through the science world that physicists may have detected gravitational waves, a key element of Einstein's theory which if …

Physics

Scientists may have just discovered Einstein’s gravitational waves

Rumors are circulating that scientists have finally discovered gravitational waves – one of the most important variables in Albert Einstein’s …

8 Debunked Science Myths

Much to the frustration of grade school science teachers everywhere, there are a few stubborn science myths that just keep making the rounds. Why …

The Beauty of Eintein's General Theory of Relativity

Physics is so beautiful.<p><i>This article was written by Margaret</i> <i>Wertheim from the University of Melbourne. It was originally published by The</i> …

11 Tricks for Saving Major Money Shopping on Amazon

Just when you thought you knew everything about the online superstore.<p>Hunting for books, paper towels, speakers, and everything in between? Amazon is …

Shopping

The Greatest Unsolved Problem In Theoretical Physics

How the “hierarchy problem,” or why gravity is so much weaker than everything else, might be the key to the entire Universe.<p><i>“I just think too many</i> …

These 9 Discovered Species Made 2015 A Dinomite Year

One species has been described as "feathery, fluffy, winged Chickens from Hell."<p>Most of us can only name a handful of dinosaur groups and species, namely those that were represented in "The Land Before Time."<p>Dinosaurs like the Apatosaurus (aka Little Foot), Triceratops (aka Cera), Stegosaurus (aka …

Dinosaurs

We Finally Know What’s Inside These Mysterious Black Hole Clouds

Black holes are some of the strangest objects in the universe. But, just as impenetrable a mystery? The heavy cloud cover encircling some black …

12 lies to stop telling yourself about money

When it comes to your finances, it's much easier to lie to yourself than admit your shortcomings.<p>But whether you have a bad habit of putting off retirement savings or ignoring your debts, little everyday lies can have long-term consequences. If you want to climb out of debt and save for the future, …

The First Image Ever of a Hydrogen Atom's Orbital Structure

What you’re looking at is the first direct observation of an <b>atom’s electron orbital</b> — <i>an atom's actual wave function</i>! To capture the image, …