Nikki Hill

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The Objects in Space That We Really, Really Can't Explain

Forget UFOs — there are a lot of objects and events in space that are identified, but still completely incomprehensible. From planets in our solar …

Absolutely Stunning 3-D View of a Cosmic Cloud

To call Finnish astrophotographer J-P Metsävainio a magician is definitely not an exaggeration! Take a look at his latest handiwork, this amazing 3-D …

Will Betelgeuse explode someday?

Yes, it will. Someday the star Betelgeuse will run out of fuel, collapse under its own weight, and then rebound in a spectacular supernova explosion. …

Astronomy

Extreme Power of Black Hole Revealed - Astronomers have used NASA's Chandra X...

Extreme Power of Black Hole Revealed - Astronomers have used NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and a suite of other telescopes to reveal one of the …

Jumping stars hold clues to Milky Way's past

Stuart Gary<p>Related Stories<p>RAVE study finds Milky Way moves like a dance crowd, Science Online, 30 Oct 2013<br>• Massive galactic cloud survey begins, …

Hidden Oceans on Jupiter's Icy Moon Europa May Explain Strange Terrain

Churning seas beneath the icy surface of Jupiter's moon Europa might explain the chaotic jumble of cracks and ridges around its equator, scientists …

Astronomy

Scientists Discover a Jewel at the Heart of Quantum Physics

Physicists reported this week the discovery of a jewel-like geometric object that dramatically simplifies calculations of particle interactions and …

KABOOM! Nearby Galaxy M82 Hosts a New Supernova!

I woke up to some <i>great</i> science news: A supernova has gone off in the nearby galaxy M82!<p>This is terribly exciting for astronomers. M82 is pretty close …

Colossal 'Hole' in Space Could Be Link to Universe Beyond Our Own

Leave this world, travel 6 billion–10 billion light years toward the Eridanus constellation, and you’ll run into a giant cosmic wall of nothingness.<p>A …

Physicist proposes a thermodynamic explanation for the origins of life

A 31-year-old researcher from MIT believes he's figured out the basic physics behind the origin and evolution of life in the universe, a provocative …

Physics

Stephen Hawking says there are no black holes

At least, not as we've defined them. In a new paper, Hawking says that one of the defining features of black holes — the complete inability of even …

Stephen Hawking

Amanda Knox Found Guilty Again: Why the Court Could Be (Sort of) Right

The latest verdict from an Italian Appeals court finding Amanda Knox and her then boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito guilty of murdering her roommate …

Fighting continues as Syria talks wind up

Syrian opposition activists say military helicopters have dropped barrels packed with explosives in the government's latest air raids on rebel-held areas of the northern city of Aleppo, killing at least 23 people including a family trapped in a burning car.<p>In Aleppo, the raids with barrel bombs, as …

Ukraine unrest: EU and US clash with Russia in Munich

<b>Ukraine's future has sparked angry exchanges at a summit in Munich.</b><p>European Council President Herman Van Rompuy said the "future of Ukraine belongs with the EU" while US Secretary of State John Kerry said the US backed Ukraine's "fight for democracy".<p>Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov accused …

Russia