Nicholas Fordney

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Impressive Stephen Hawking Quotes That Can Change The Way You See The World

The Stephen Hawking’s story is one of amazement. If you have never read his books or watched the film based on his life I strongly encourage you to …

Physicists have spent decades trying to reconcile two very different theories. But is a winner about to emerge – and transform our understanding of everything from time to gravity?<p>It is the biggest of problems, it is the smallest of problems. At present physicists have two separate rulebooks …

Physics

If we live in one of multiple universes, here's how we could find out

The existence of parallel universes may seem like something cooked up by science fiction writers, with little relevance to modern theoretical physics.<p>But the idea that we live in a "multiverse" made up of an infinite number of parallel universes has long been considered a scientific possibility — …

Neil deGrasse Tyson explains a fake Mars mission so well it almost hurts

If you aren't excited for the film adaptation of "The Martian," a bestselling sci-fi novel by Andy Weir, this new video starring Neil deGrasse Tyson may do the trick.<p>Complete with epic music, stunning animations, and poetic narration from Tyson, it's clear the team behind the upcoming movie created …

Mars Mission

New Large Hadron Collider study may overturn Standard Model of physics

US scientists have conducted potentially revolutionary research that could force a rewrite of the Standard Model, the theory for how particles …

Has Stephen Hawking solved a huge black hole mystery?

Stephen Hawking may have just solved one of the most vexing mysteries in physics — the "information paradox."<p>Einstein's theory of general relativity …

Stephen Hawking

What would you see in a black hole?

What would it be like to fly a spacecraft into a black hole? Marcus Woo investigates.<p>Something about a black hole just pulls you in. Sure, its gravity is so strong that not even light can elude its grasp. But, there's something else, something harder to pinpoint. Maybe it's a black hole's absolute …

Einstein's Theory of General Relativity

In 1905, Albert Einstein determined that the laws of physics are the same for all non-accelerating observers, and that the speed of light in a vacuum …

The Most Extreme Human Spaceflight Records

On April 12, 1961, humanity became a spacefaring species when cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin blasted into orbit on a 108-minute flight high above Earth.<p>So …

Space Exploration

Wait, There’s Life On Saturn’s Moon, Titan? We Explain.

We’ve been looking for alien life for quite a while, pretty much as soon as we discovered outer space. But while the headlines you’ve seen about life on Saturn’s moon, Titan, are a bit misleading, the discovery they’re talking about is enormously exciting.<p><b>Why would we even care about a moon …

Astronomy

Homer Simpson almost discovered the Higgs boson before any scientist

Some may refer to <i>The Simpsons</i> as "genius" but nobody expected this.<p>A new book titled <i>The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets</i> claims that …

Physics

Warp Drive & Transporters: How 'Star Trek' Technology Works (Infographic)

The original "Star Trek" television series featured technology that had first appeared decades earlier in science fiction stories. Pulp heroes had …

Black Holes: Facts, Theory & Definition

Black holes are some of the strangest and most fascinating objects found in outer space. They are objects of extreme density, with such strong …

Shocking Or Intriguing? NASA Challenges Physics, To Build Faster-Than-Light Spaceship ‘Warp Drive’

NASA scientist Harold White has stunned the world with his announcement that he and his team has begun work on the development of a faster-than-light …

8 Baffling Astronomy Mysteries

Photo Credit: Courtesy of KIPAC<p>Slide 1 of 18<p>The Wonder of It All<p>The universe has been around for roughly 13.7 billion years, but it still holds many …

Planet Saturn: Facts About Saturn's Rings, Moons & Size

Saturn is the sixth planet from the sun and the second largest planet in the solar system. Saturn was the Roman name for Cronus, the lord of the …

What Mathematics Reveals About the Secret of Lasting Relationships and the Myth of Compromise

Why 37% is the magic number, what alien civilizations have to do with your soul mate, and how to master the “negativity threshold” ideal for Happily Ever After.<p>In his sublime definition of love, playwright Tom Stoppard painted the grand achievement of our emotional lives as “knowledge of each …

8 Ways You Can See Einstein's Theory of Relativity in Real Life

Photo Credit: Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty<p>Slide 1 of 15<p>Profound implications<p>Relativity is one of the most famous scientific theories of the 20th …

The 'Non-Common Core Math' Questions That Stump Kids on Jeopardy are Baffling for the Wrong Reasons

For Kid's Week, Jeopardy included one category that may surprise some: “Non-Common Core Math.” The kids were given basic math problems that many …

15 Ongoing Space Missions You Should Know About

Last month, the European Space Agency (ESA) landed a robot on a comet. While the exciting news seemed to come out of nowhere, you can be forgiven for …