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What Would Happen If Earth Fell Into A Black Hole?

Black holes have long been a source of much excitement and intrigue. And interest regarding black holes will surely grow now that gravitational waves …

Astrophysics

Outnumbering Humanity: Super-Intelligent A.I. Will Roam The World Within 20 Years

Artificial Intelligence has gained a lot of traction in the last couple of months alone. Speculation and expectation are rising constantly with one …

Artificial Intelligence

Research Team Has Discovered A New Way Of Probing The Hypothetical Fifth Force Of Nature

There are four known forces in the universe: electromagnetic force, strong nuclear force, weak nuclear force, and gravitational force. Physicists …

Physics

New Ideas For The Mysterious Tabby’s Star: A Gigantic Planet Or A Planet With Rings

KIC 8462852 (aka. Tabby’s Star) captured the world’s attention back in September of 2015 when it was found to be experiencing a mysterious drop in …

Astronomy

New Simulations Show Proxima B May Be Comfortable For Life As We Know It

We have long waited for an opportunity to send robots on missions to explore Earth-like planets with Starshot projects. So, people were really …

Exoplanets

The Mind-Matter Duality: Is The Human Mind Capable Of Manipulating Our Physical World

Lucien Hardy is a theoretical physicist from the Perimeter Institute in Canada. Hardy was always asking questions, gathering information, looking for …

Quantum Mechanics

The Venus Project: A Blueprint For A Sustainable Society

Nothing is ever what it seems:<p>Imagining the world without hunger, war or energy dependance seems so impossible. People tend to believe that there’s …

in order to

Scientists Propose That Europe Was The Cradle Of Humanity, Not Africa

Charles Darwin believed that humans evolved in Africa, because that’s where our closest ape relatives the chimpanzees and gorillas live. And during …

Evolution

Cheap And Clean: How This Breakthrough In Plasma Engines Could Fly Us To The Edge Of Space

Are the words hot and dense familiar to you? Yes, these words sound a lot like the first line from the famous Big Bang Theory’s Theme song. Most of …

Engineering

Smart Genes: Scientists Identify Genes Linked To Intelligence

Exactly what constitutes intelligence, and to what extent it is genetic, are some of the most controversial questions in science. But now a new study …

Biology

Do Gravitational Waves Permanently Alter The Nature Of Spacetime?

On February 11th, 2016, scientists at the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) announced the first detection of gravitational …

Living Longer Without Genetic Manipulation Just Became Far More Likely

Mice have been used for myriads of scientific experiments and no matter how we like that approach some of the latest results are just astonishing.<p>Now …

Biology

A Star That Vanished Before Astronomers' Eyes Could Mark The First Time The Birth Of A Black Hole Has Been Directly Witnessed

Astronomers have watched as a massive, dying star was likely reborn as a black hole. It took the combined power of the Large Binocular Telescope …

The World's Biggest Eye On The Sky: Construction Begins On First 'Super Telescope'

Scientists are a step closer to understanding the inner-workings of the universe following the laying of the first stone, and construction starting …

Universe

A.I. To The Rescue: Scientist Confirms All Building Blocks Are Complete To Fight Death As A Disease

What is life all about? Did you ever ask this question? One can be pretty sure that we all have pondered it once in a while. Life has always been the …

Longevity

In GIFS: How A Mars Colony Would Work

<b>To suggest that space is a harsh environment is an understatement.</b> It’s a place of extreme and unusual temperatures, unpleasant atmospheric toxins, …

European Space Agency

Star Wars At 40: Still Inspires Real-Life Space Junkies

It was 40 years ago today, on May 25, 1977, that Star Wars first burst onto cinema screens, and from that time the world changed for the better.<p>Star …

Star Wars

Jupiter's Mysteries: The First Science Results From NASA’s Juno Mission Are In

Ten months after its nerve-wracking arrival at Jupiter, NASA’s Juno mission has started to deliver – forcing scientists to reevaluate what they …

Space Exploration

The Largest Primate To Walk The Earth Lived Alongside Humans

<b>A gigantic ape, measuring about 10 feet tall and weighing up to 1,200 pounds, co-existed alongside humans, a geochronologist at McMaster University</b> …

Evolution

Investigation Concludes ‘Unexpected High Rotation’ Caused Schiaparelli To Plunge To Its Destruction

The inquiry into the crash-landing of the ExoMars Schiaparelli module has concluded that conflicting information in the onboard computer caused the …

Space

Out Of This World: How We Could Actually Build A Space Colony

If the human race is to survive in the long-run, we will probably have to colonise other planets. Whether we make the Earth uninhabitable ourselves …

Carbon Dioxide

Journey To A Metal World: The Psyche Mission

Psyche is both the name of an asteroid orbiting the Sun between Mars and Jupiter — and the name of an ASU mission to visit that asteroid. The mission …

Space Exploration

This Is What It’s Like To Be Struck By Lightning

If you’re hit by lightning, there’s a nine in ten chance you’ll survive. But what are the lasting effects of being exposed to hundreds of millions of …

Hiking

Astronomers Have Discovered A New Kind Of Galaxy Which Creates Stars More Than A Hundred Times Faster Than Our Own Milky Way

A team of astronomers including Carnegie's Eduardo Bañados and led by Roberto Decarli of the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy has discovered a new …

Universe

Researchers Discover Way To Boost Solar Cell Efficiency By Up To 700 Percent

When it comes to improving the efficiency of solar cells, a group of University of Wyoming professors has discovered a way to do so by adding …

Clean Energy

Here’s How We Can Detect Plants on Extrasolar Planets

The past year has been an exciting time for those engaged in the hunt for extra-solar planets and potentially habitable worlds. In August of 2016, …

Exoplanets

Time Travel: A Conversation Between A Scientist And A Literature Professor

<i>Literature professor Simon John James and physicist Richard Bower were both involved in the curating the exhibition, Time Machines – the past, the</i> …

Time Travel

Surviving Mars: The Space Simulation With A Sense Of Humor

Paradox Interactive published some high-quality games the last couple of years, most notably Cities: Skylines and Tropico. All of their games feature …

Space Science

Whales Only Recently Evolved Into Giants, Study finds

The blue whale, which uses baleen to filter its prey from ocean water and can reach lengths of over 100 feet, is the largest vertebrate animal that …

Oceans

Researchers Solve Mystery Of How Most Antimatter In The Milky Way Forms

A team of international astrophysicists led by The Australian National University (ANU) has shown how most of the antimatter in the Milky Way …

Universe