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Why Are We In Denial About The Black Knight

Can Andrea Rossi's Infinite-Energy Black Box Power The World--Or Just Scam It?

Rossi--a lone Italian inventor with no real credentials and a history as a convicted scam artist--has convinced a small army of researchers that his box can harness a new type of nuclear reaction. What if they're right?<p>On January 14, 2011, a 61-year-old Italian inventor named Andrea Rossi staged a …

LG unveils 21-inch all-in-one Chromebase desktop

New Chrome-powered desktop will debut at CES 2014<p>LG has taken the wraps off their latest project, and announced the Chromebase. It's a 21-inch …

The Largest Discovered Structure in the Universe Contradicts Big-Bang Theory Cosmology (Weekend Feature)

This LQG challenges the Cosmological Principle, the assumption that the universe, when viewed at a sufficiently large scale, looks the same no matter …

From One Collapsing Star, Two Black Holes Form and Fuse

<b>Black holes—massive objects in space with gravitational forces so strong that not even light can escape them—come in a variety of sizes. On the</b> …

Incredible Technology: How to Launch Superfast Trips to Mars

<b>Editor's Note:</b> <i>In this weekly series</i><i>, SPACE.com explores how technology</i> <i>drives space exploration and discovery.</i><p>New propulsion technologies may blast …

Mysterious Box Contains Detailed Drawings of Winged Aliens; WWII Vet Presumed Owner

A box has been found containing detailed drawings of alien beings, an unidentified flying object, and transcripts exploring the link between alien …

Jealousy: it's in your genes | Daniel Freeman and Jason Freeman

The green-eyed monster of jealousy may be hardwired into our DNA, but there is a lot we can do to keep it under control<p>How would you feel if you suspected your partner had enjoyed a one-night stand while away on holiday without you? What if, instead of having sex on the trip, you believed she or he …

The Black Knight Satellite

Skeptoid Podcast #365<br>June 4, 2013<br>Podcast transcript<br>Also available in Russian<p>Thermal blanket debris photographed from <i>Endeavor,</i> STS-88. <i><br>Image courtesy</i> …

Top 10 Space-Themed Watches

Be it space or spaceship, the watches below are some of the coolest modern watches which honor or make actual use of elements far from the Earth. …

What Humans Can Learn From A Simple Kiss

At a basic level, kissing is a biohazard. What is love then, if not the willingness to expose yourself to a host of nasty diseases lurking in your partner's mouth?<p>But could kissing also be a tool with a purpose?<p>Psychology graduate student Rafael Wlodarski, from the University of Oxford, wanted to …

Everything You've Ever Been Told About How You Learn Is A Lie

Three myths your teachers told you about how your brain learns, debunked<p>When I was in middle school and high school, teachers loved to impart various tidbits of wisdom about the way students learn during lectures, always couched in such a way as to indicate these were scientifically accepted facts.</i> …

Mission to colonise Mars: 'Columbus didn't wait; nor should we'

The £4bn project, founded in 2010 by engineer Bas Lansdorp, is set to recoup its costs by selling the broadcasting rights to the mission.<p>"The biggest media event in the world," said Paul Römer, the co-creator of Big Brother and ambassador of the project, on the Mars One website. "Reality meets …

Dual SLS launch campaign required for NASA’s Lunar return

A return to the surface of the Moon would require two Space Launch System (SLS) rockets launching over half a year apart, with a four person crew …

Meet the NASA scientist devising a starship warp drive

<i>To pave the way for rapid interstellar travel, NASA propulsion researcher Harold “Sonny” White plans to manipulate space-time in the lab</i><p><b>The idea that</b> …

Hubble Surprise: Shows Early-Universe Red Galaxies as Oddly Old

This accurately describes what we see in the region of space around us, but how does galaxy morphology change as we look further back in time, to …

"The Universe is Shrinking" --Bold New Theory Challenges Standard View of an Expanding Cosmos

In his paper: <i>A Universe Without Expansion</i>, Wettrich discusses a cosmological model "where the universe shrinks rather than expands during the …

"Einstein's Prediction" --Proof of Gravitational Waves' Existence Imminent

David Blair is a Winthrop Professor of Physics at The University of Western Australia and Director of the Australian International Gravitational …

Evolution Punishes Selfish People, Game Theory Study Says

How long can you get ahead by screwing other people over?<p>Contrary to our Darwinian inclinations, evolution may not be as dog-eat-dog of a world as we thought it was. The selfish can survive for a while, but according to new game theory research, long-term survival requires cooperation.<p>Game …

Scientists love to hate greens, because what greens say matters

If a relationship therapist sat the UK's scientists and the green movement on their couch and asked them how they felt, the discussion, I suspect, would be heated. There is something about environmentalists that manages to irritate and aggravate many scientists.<p>In Mark Henderson's Geek Manifesto, …

No Edge: The Shape of the Universe. (Part 1: Flat Models)

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