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Our Brains Are Too Puny to Fully Understand The Scale of The Universe

This will blow you away.<p>As an astrophysicist, I am always struck by the fact that even the wildest science-fiction stories tend to be distinctly …

In Sutherland in the Karoo, a unique telescope link-up scans deep space

Sutherland - Scientists in South Africa on Friday launched the world's first optical telescope linked to a radio telescope, combining "eyes and ears" …

Can Integrated Information Theory Explain Consciousness?

Understanding the biology behind consciousness (or self-awareness) is considered by some to be the final frontier of science. And over the last …

This Video About The Scale of Black Holes Will Crush Your Poor, Tiny Brain

We were not prepared for this.<p>Black holes are vast, matter-annihilating objects that seem to defy physics by their very existence. They're so weird, …

blackholes

21 Facts That Will Remind You How Complex The Universe Really Is

"The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper."

What Stephen Hawking taught us about black holes

Turns out, black holes aren't so black.<p>By living an extraordinarily rich, productive life despite his profound disability, Stephen Hawking inspired millions around the world. But Hawking, who died on Wednesday at the age of 76, made his greatest contributions as a theoretical physicist.<p>Over the …

Physics

17 Stephen Hawking Quotes That Will Inspire You (and Leave You Dreaming of the Stars)

Sadly, Stephen Hawking has died at the age of 76. But his words are timeless.<p>Stephen Hawking was one of the most famous and influential scientists of our time. Sadly, Hawking has passed away at the age of 76 -- fully 55 years after doctors gave him just two years to live with a diagnosis of …

Stephen Hawking

What Stephen Hawking Taught Me

How could someone write a history of time? And how could that person possibly make it brief? Time is a dimension; it is the fabric of reality. …

Stephen Hawking's Most Intriguing Quotes on the Future of Humanity, Aliens and Women

Though the famed physicist and cosmologist Stephen Hawking could speak only through a device in his cheek muscle, he had plenty of intriguing, and …

Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking Will Explore Humanity's Future in One of His Last Film Appearances

Stephen Hawking has earned a place in humanity's collective memory as a brilliant astrophysicist, an inspiring science communicator, and a role model …

Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking's Best Books: Black Holes, Multiverses and Singularities

Photo Credit: Thomas Lohnes/AFP/Getty<p>Slide 1 of 24<p>Introduction<p>Physicist Stephen Hawking, whose death was announced March 14, wrote prodigiously for …

Stephen Hawking

How Stephen Hawking Transformed Our Understanding of Black Holes

There's a lot we still don't know about black holes, but these light-gobbling behemoths would be even more mysterious if Stephen Hawking hadn't …

Why Ravens and Crows Are Earth’s Smartest Birds

Year of the Bird<p>Their brains may be tiny, but birds have been known to outsmart children and apes.<p>Until the 21st century, birds were largely dismissed as simpletons. How smart can you be with a brain the size of a nut?<p>And yet the more we study bird intelligence, the more those assumptions are …

Birds

A stunning discovery about the start of the universe

<b>(CNN) —</b> For millennia, humans have sat under a clear midnight sky and marveled at the spectacle emblazoned across the heavens. The stars seem eternal, as if they have always been there. But there's just one problem.<p>It isn't so.<p>The universe was once entirely dark, with nary a light anywhere …

Universe

Let Stephen Hawking blow your mind with what happened before the Big Bang

Stephen Hawking is a smart guy.<p>The famed cosmologist has reinvented the way we understand the universe, from black holes to the dawn of time.<p>He also …

Zzp'ers kunnen even ademhalen

Wél gaat het kabinet al vanaf juli actiever jacht maken op mensen die niet aan de regels voldoen. Zij krijgen dan direct een waarschuwing te stoppen …

China's Quantum-Key Network, the Largest Ever, Is Officially Online

China has the quantum technology to perfectly encrypt useful signals over distances far vaster than anyone has ever accomplished, spanning Europe and …

Quantum Physics

All Your Memories Are Stored by One Weird, Ancient Molecule

We actually borrowed our ability to form memories from viruses.<p>How does memory work? The further we seem to dive in, the more questions we stumble …

2 Bizarre Ancient Galaxies Found in a Colossal Sea of Dark Matter

Two enormous galaxies seen merging in the distant universe have astronomers rethinking the leading theory of how galaxies form.<p>When the universe was …

Science Uncovers The Origin Of The First Light In The Universe

When we look out at the Universe today, highlighted against the vast, empty blackness of the sky are points of light: stars, galaxies, nebulae and more. Yet there was a time in the distant past before any of those things had formed, just after the Big Bang, where the Universe was still filled with …

Dark Matter

What is quantum entanglement? Part 2: Randomness and measurement

<i>This is part 2 in a lengthy series of posts attempting to explain the idea of quantum entanglement to a non-physics audience. Part 1 can be read …

Hot baths are the new exercise, according to science

Hot baths are the new exercise, according to science<p>Most of the time, hitting the gym after work is a nice way to break a sweat, refocus your brain, …

Unbridled

Prawn / Shrimp Pad Thai (Spice I Am Restaurant)

4.74 from 23 votes<p>Print<p>Shrimp / Prawn Pad Thai (Spice I Am Restaurant Recipe)<p>Prep Time<p>10 mins<p>Cook Time<p>10 mins<p>Total Time<p>20 mins<p>This is an authentic …

18 Classic Stir-Fries Everyone Should Learn How to Make

Learning how to make classic stir-fries means you don't have to resort to takeout every time a craving strikes. You might be surprised by how easy beef and broccoli, chicken lo mein, shrimp pad Thai, and more restaurant favorites are to cook at home. Ditch the delivery fee and stay in with these 18 …

How to master the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus

Making sense of Apple’s latest mobile refresh<p>The iPhone 7 is a lot like its predecessor. It looks identical, save a slightly different camera on the standard model and an additional lens on the iPhone 7 Plus. And when put in a case, you wouldn’t be able to tell this year’s Apple product from last …

The Universe expands equally in all directions -- and this is bad news for Einstein's equations

Researchers analyzed the background radiation left over from the Big Bang to put an end to a long standing debate: Is our Universe expanding the same …

Try this barbecue shrimp recipe, plus great tips for buying shrimp at the market

If you're a shrimp fan, you'll love this recipe. Jumbo shrimp are cooked in a sauce full of bold, bright flavor in a dish that comes together in mere minutes. This may not be a traditional dish when you think of "barbecue," but this Louisiana barbecue shrimp shrimp dish channels the flavors and …

Why Time Seems To Go By More Quickly As We Get Older

When we were children, the summer holidays seemed to last forever, and the wait between Christmases felt like an eternity. So why is that when we get …