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Who Were The First Organisms To Live On Land?

Most scientists give the credit to a group of mossy swamp-dwellers that originated underwater, but new evidence points to a mysterious life-form that lived--and died--millions of years earlier.<p>A new paper out in the journal Nature this week has stirred up an old debate among geologists about when, …

How Giant Concrete Balls Could Make Wind Power More Efficient

Great balls of power!<p>Wind power is pretty great: One doesn't need to do much but build turbines and capture the energy from a passing breeze. But, like what happened to the Ancient Mariner, still air means trouble. Intermittent energy is not useful for a grid that requires a continuous supply.<p>To …

The Math: What Life On Kepler-62e Would Be Like

It's just like living on Earth, only you weigh 90 pounds more!<p>Scientists recently located two exoplanets orbiting in the Kepler-62 star system 1,200 light years from Earth. Though much further away than other exoplanets possibly conducive to life—Gliese 581g is only 20 light years from …

The first fractions of a second after the Big Bang

<b>"I'm hoping there's something surprising there for them. If they just say, 'well, other people were right' - that's not exciting; the last decimal places are never very interesting. What we want is some new phenomenon."</b><p>American Nobel Laureate John Mather believes the bar has been set very high for …

Physics

Supersymmetry: is it really too good not to be true?

Supersymmetry is a beautiful theory that might explain dark matter – now particle physicists at Cern are putting it to the ultimate test<p>The origin of dark matter remains a mystery. It is thought to dominate the mass of the universe and the evidence is very hard to refute. Probably the best …

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South Pole Lab Detects Elusive Deep-Space Neutrinos For The First Time

After two years of searching, the icy observatory has finally found evidence of the high-energy particles, which may have come from a distant black hole or supernova.<p>It looks like the IceCube Observatory neutrino detector at the South Pole has found what it was looking for just two years after …

Twin Stars Are Closer to Earth Than Thought - D-brief

By Bill Andrews | May 23, 2013 4:49 pm<p>An artist’s concept of Z Camelopardalis (Z Cam), a stellar system similar to SS Cygni. The white dwarf, the …

WIRED Space Photo of the Day 2013 | WIRED

Jan. 19, 2014: Solar X-Flare<p>The largest sunspot group of the solar cycle unleashed a large (X1.2 class) flare just when it was facing right towards …

What is a Dyson sphere?

Are some advanced civilizations in our galaxy now collecting all of the energy emitted by their stars? If so, we would call their energy-collecting …

Universe

New Type Of Pulsing Star Discovered

Scientists' current understanding of stars says these stars shouldn't vary in brightness, but they do.<p>Astronomers have discovered a new type of pulsing star. There are 36 of the new type, located in a cluster about 7,000 light-years away from Earth.<p>Based on their brightness and temperature, they …

Black hole bonanza in 'next door' Andromeda galaxy

Black holes contain the keys to a deeper understanding of the universe. So finding 26 in our neighbouring galaxy is a big deal<p>Twenty-six new black hole candidates have been discovered in the neighbouring Andromeda galaxy. According to the astronomers involved, these could be just the tip of the …

When it comes to exoplanets, science fiction lags way behind science

Sometimes scientific reality surpasses science fiction. That's especially the case today, given all the planets we've discovered beyond our solar …

A theory of everything ... has physics gone too far?

Science's hunt for a unifying account of how the world works requires us to entertain everything from hidden dimensions to multiple universes. But are these ideas based on fact or fiction? Jim Baggott and Mike Duff debate the limits of physics<p><b>Jim Baggott, author of Farewell to Reality: How</b> …

Tiny Submersible Could Search for Life in Europa's Ocean

1 / 3<p>Artist concept of a miniature submarine exploring under the ice.<p>One of the first visitors to Jupiter's icy moon of Europa could be a tiny …

Astronomy

Planets like Earth could be hiding in space dust - Futurity

U. ARIZONA (US) — Astronomers are working on a new technique to detect dust clouds …

NASA finds “unprecedented” black hole cluster near Andromeda’s central bulge | Ars Technica

Spotted by the Chandra X-ray Observatory.<p>NASA has discovered an unprecedentedly large cluster of black holes in our nearest galactic neighbor, …

Mysterious Subatomic Particle May Represent Exotic New Form of Matter

In the course of exploring the properties of a strange subatomic particle, physicists may have stumbled upon something even stranger: a mysterious …

Physicists Find New Particle, Look for Answers

Researchers say that they've discovered a new subatomic particle - one that appears to contain four quarks bound together. Physicist Sean M. Carroll describes the significance of the find, and talks about the ongoing effort in physics to explain why the universe is the way it is.<p>Transcript<p>IRA …

NASA Will Join Japan And Italy On Mission To Mercury

A third trip so close to the sun<p>The U.S. is joining Italy and Japan on a trip to Mercury. Once there, the joint mission will determine the makeup and history of a planet that's been difficult to study because of its proximity to the sun.<p>NASA Administrator Charles Bolden visited Rome last week and …

Mercury Colonization

Voyager 1 Entered Weird Region In Space Last Summer

New papers describe an unexpected boundary region at the edge of the influence of the Sun.<p>Voyager 1 entered a strange and unexpected part of space within the solar system last August, scientists announced in three papers published yesterday.<p>A few different effects mark the area, which astronomers …

How does spacetime get bent?

In Einstein's universe, spacetime is supposed to be some crazy rubber sheet full of folds and bends. But the idea of curved space is not the most …

Space Wind Really Does Exist

We detect a plasmaspheric breeze.<p>More than 20 years ago, researchers proposed the existence of a space wind--a steady flow of charged particles--inside the Earth's magnetosphere, the region of space governed by our magnetic field. After years of theoretical work, Iannis Dandouras, an astrophysicist …

The Next Big Thing for Exploring the Distant Universe: Balloons

A way to get 99 percent of the way into space, at 1 percent of the cost of a satellite<p>The history of space exploration is in many ways a history of lenses. From Galileo's <i>Starry Messenger</i> to the powerful telescope arrays we have today, it has been two basic facts -- the curve of a glass, the sheen …

These Cubesats Could Use Plasma Thrusters to Leave Our Solar System

Cubesats are all the rage these days: they’re usually inexpensive and quick to build and they can tag along on launches already scheduled for other …

4D printing: buildings that can change over time

What if buildings could adapt their shape and form – without any other input from us? Architect Skylar Tibbits says 4D printing could make materials that build themselves.<p>The way we build our structures has become more and more sophisticated. But the materials we build them from are static, waiting …

3D Printing