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Schrödinger's microbe: physicists plan to put living organism in two places at once

Physicists have drawn up plans to put a living organism in two places at once in a radical demonstration of quantum theory.<p>The scientists aim to suspend a common microbe in an uncertain state similar to that endured by Schrödinger’s cat, which is portrayed in the Nobel laureate’s famous thought …

Quantum Physics

Kerbal Space Program is finally getting a v1.0 launch

Sci-fi sandbox Kerbal Space Program has at last received a version 1.0 release date.<p>After years in playable alpha and beta, Kerbal will fully launch …

12 Egg Experiments Every Young Scientist Needs To Try

If coloring Easter eggs isn't your thing.

Eggs

Best Space Books and Sci-Fi: A Space.com Reading List

There are plenty of great books out there about space — so many, in fact, that it can feel a little overwhelming to figure out where to start, …

Books

What Would Happen If You Fell into a Black Hole?

Black holes are without question some of the strangest places in the universe. So massive that they hideously deform space and time, so dense that …

Black Holes

OVER 27 SPACE ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS - Kids Activities

There's No Wrong Place To Start Reading Pratchett

Whenever people talk about Terry Pratchett — as they've been doing a great deal since his death last week at age 66 — someone inevitably asks, "Where should I start reading his work?"<p>It's a complicated question. Pratchett wrote more than 70 novels, but he was primarily known for the Discworld, a …

Turn your DSLR Camera into a Wildlife Camera Trap

If you have an old DSLR camera lying around, you could be putting it to work as a camera trap for photographing wildlife. What is a camera trap? A …

Cameras

Throwing science at anti-vaxxers just makes them more hardline

Since the uptick in outbreaks of measles in the US, those arguing for the right not to vaccinate their children have come under increasing scrutiny. …

Anderson Cooper Takes Down Dan Burton

I criticize bad, biased, and or just lazy science journalism frequently, and so it’s a pleasure to occasionally have the opportunity to praise good …

Hubble's star refuses to fade

<b>Scientists say they have every hope that the Hubble Space Telescope will keep working for at least another five years, perhaps more.</b><p>The famous observatory is about to celebrate its 25th birthday.<p>Key figures on the mission told a major conference in California that the instruments it uses to detect …

Skeletons Reveal Tuscan Life in the Time of Cholera

"Thousand-year cemetery" records a millennium of tough living in Tuscany.<p>Tuscany is synonymous with the good life—wine, rolling hills, luscious cuisine. But for many years it was a pretty tough place to live.<p>At the Badia Pozzeveri church cemetery near Lucca, archaeologists have uncovered skeletons …

Penguins love eating fish but probably can't taste them

The evolutionary peril of not chewing your food<p>You'd think that penguins would love the meaty taste of fish, but it turns out that they may not be able to taste their food much at all. A new genetic study out of the University of Michigan finds that penguins appear to have long ago lost the ability …

Alzheimer’s breakthrough: scientists home in on molecule which halts development of disease

Cambridge scientists raise prospect of new generation of treatments after finding technique to limit development of biggest cause of dementia<p>Scientists have found a method which could potentially stop the growth of Alzheimer’s disease in its tracks, raising the prospect of a wave of new treatments …

When space expanded faster-than-light

New maps from Planck mission support theory of cosmic inflation, the idea that, in the moments following Big Bang, space expanded faster than the …