Christopher Paul Bettridge

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Watch a Black Hole Get Evicted From a Galaxy

A couple of years ago, astronomer Michael Koss was searching the heavens for active galactic nuclei (AGN). In plain English, those are giant black …

Simpsons creator is spending his last months giving away his fortune before dying of colon cancer

The producer of The Simpsons has decided to give his vast fortune away before he dies from colon cancer.<p>Sam Simon, 58, is spending his final months …

Mental illness and sexual abuse: the shocking link

Some years ago, the Mufti of Australia got into hot water when he likened women who failed to wear the hijab to “uncovered meat”, at risk of being devoured by cats. In other words, if a woman who dressed “immodestly” were to be raped then she should share, if not take all, the blame.<p>Sadly, despite …

Remembering The Great War: The Outbreak

100 years ago, Popular Science marked the start of WWI with a collection of anti-war essays.<p><i>This year marks the centennial of the start of the First World War. To honor it,</i> Popular Science_ is combing through our archives to bring you the best of our original war coverage--from the emergence of …

Mapping What You Cannot See, Cannot Know, Cannot Visit

When I was a boy I had a globe. I could take it in my hands, rest it on my lap, give it a spin and look down on Africa, Europe, North America and Asia spinning by.<p>In 1961 (I was 13), cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin left the planet and got high enough to look down on the real Earth spinning beneath him. He …