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A Classic Formula For Pi Was Discovered Hidden in Hydrogen Atoms

Two years ago ... this was an amazing find.<p>Back in 2015, scientists found something amazing for the first time - a classic formula for pi hidden in …

Stellaris smashes every Paradox day-one record

To 200,000, and beyond!<p>Sprawling 4X-grand strategy mash-up Stellaris released yesterday and promptly broke every day-one record at Paradox. It …

What Are The Odds Of Finding Earth 2.0?

Just a short 25 years ago, if you had asked astronomers and astrophysicists whether there were planets around other stars, the answer would have been, “probably, but we don’t know for sure.” Thanks to a number of new techniques and advanced equipment, we’ve now discovered thousands of stars within …

Universe

The Gender Paradox: Why both Misogyny and Feminism are on the Rise

<i>Elana Sztokman is an award-winning Israeli author, sociologist, educator, activist and thinker in the field of Orthodox Jewish feminism. She will be</i> …

Israel

Free Will Is An Illusion: The Brain Tricks Us Into Thinking We Are In Control - PsyBlog

For anyone who has ever done something and then immediately wondered why, this study is for you…<p>Free will may actually be an illusion created after …

Bolivia's cholita mountaineers climb to new heights in the Andes, in pictures

Colliding black holes could warp space-time itself In a galaxy far, far away,...

Gotta watch out for that high intensity gamma ray burst at the north and south poles of the black hole. Even light years away that would be disaster …

The Black Holes We See in Space Might Already Be White Holes

So far, however, warped spacetime is keeping the events a secret.<p>Image: black hole artist's conception/Wikimedia<p>Black holes aren’t eternal. Like everything else in the cosmos, they have a lifespan: birth, life, death. In this sense, the galaxy-scale infinity represented by a black hole is something …

Physics

Black Holes Might Make Dark Matter Shine

Dark matter circling the drain of a massive black hole could radiate gamma-rays that might be visible from Earth, according to new research.<p>Dark …

Dark Matter

If Earth Were Swallowed By A Black Hole, We Might Not Even Notice

That's the latest theory, at least<p>Black holes get a bad rap. Sure, they're the dark, unknown, unforgiving vacuum cleaners of space. But a new study suggests they may not be all doom and gloom after all.<p>There are several theories as to what would happen if you fell into a black hole: that you would …

Black Holes

NASA simulation suggests black holes may make ideal dark matter labs

A new NASA computer simulation shows that dark matter particles colliding in the extreme gravity of a black hole can produce strong, potentially …

We May Have Dramatically Misunderstood the Shapes of Black Holes

Even if you didn’t see Interstellar, you’ve probably heard about how black holes have an “event horizon” — and once you pass it, you’re mashed into …

Slumbering black hole in Milky Way roars back to life

A black hole that hasn't been heard of since 1989 has suddenly become active again and is now the brightest object in the X-ray sky.<p>About 8,000 light-years from Earth, a black hole and a star dance around each other in the constellation Cygnus, the swan. Black holes emit energy as matter heats up …

Black Holes

Massive V404 Cygni Black Hole Wakes Up And Swallows A Star

A black hole has woken up... and it's hungry.<p>The European Space Agency says V404 Cygni, a binary system of a black hole and a star, has gone from practically invisible to one of the brightest objects in the high-energy sky (space as seen with instruments that detect gamma rays and X-rays).<p>The …

Black Holes

Black Holes Could Turn You Into a Hologram, and You Wouldn’t Even Notice — NOVA Next

Few things are as mysterious as black holes. Except, of course, what would happen to you if you fell into one.<p>Physicists have been debating what …

The Universe might contain millions of hidden black holes

Black holes are, by definition, impossible to see by conventional methods and are often further obscured by thick blankets of dust or gas. But that's not an issue for NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR). It can peek through the obscuring layers and monitor the black holes via the …

Radio Imaging Unravels Mysterious Alignment Of Distant Black Holes

A recent interesting discovery about black holes may reveal how the universe we know today has evolved from its earliest configuration when the …

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What's your epistemology?

Ever wondered how well you might get along with Francis Bacon if you were having dinner together? Ever thought, "Wow, Jane Addams was AMAZING; …

Philosophy Of Education

Entropy

Information theory sits comfortably in between electrical engineering and statistics / machine learning. It’s founding came from the 1948 masters …

Mathematics