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The Physics Of Space Battles

In reality, space combat (if it even really happens) will look more like the 1800s than "Star Wars."

Astronomers Clue in to Why Binary Stars Are So Bountiful

Changing Planet<p>Above, an artist has depicted the Kepler-35b, a Saturn-size world orbiting its host binary star system.<br>Courtesy of Mark A. Garlick / space-art.co.uk<p><b>Everyone needs some alone time—even stars. Astronomers now think they have an explanation as to why so many stars are single or double</b> …

In a Planet-or-Not Debate, Some Astronomers Say "Long Live Planet Pluto"

Disagreements continue over Pluto's planetary status, with a recent debate held at Harvard for scientists to weigh the pros and cons.<p><b>Pluto is a planet.</b><p><b>No, it's not.</b><p><b>It depends what you mean by "planet."</b><p>Last week, the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics revisited the perennial debate over how …

The Devils And The Deep Blue Sky

Evel Knievel crash-landed his most famous jump. Forty years later, stuntmen are racing to succeed where the legend failed.<p>Sporting a star-spangled jumpsuit and clutching a hollow scepter that typically concealed a stash of Wild Turkey, Evel Knievel strode through a crowd of more than 10,000 on the …

A TED-Ed Animation Explaining How Cosmic Rays Help Us Understand the Universe

In a recent TED-Ed animation, University of Hawaii physics professor Veronica Bindi explains how cosmic rays help us understand the universe.<p>We only …

Oh boy! The literal version of A-Ha's Take On Me video is way better than the original

Raiders: A Study in Film Greatness

Filmmaker Steven Soderbergh altered the film <i>Raiders of the Lost Ark</i>, for educational purposes only, to study the staging of the film. He had it …

24 Hours of LeMons South Carolina: The Winners

On Friday, we took over the downtown of a once-picturesque South Carolina town for our car inspections, on Saturday we witnessed a lot of surprising stuff during the first race session, and on Sunday we had winners! The fight for the win on laps came down to the very last lap of the race, with …

South Carolina

Is Pluto a Planet? Popular (But Unofficial) Vote Says Yes

Pluto should still be a planet — at least according to a recent and decidedly unofficial popular vote.<p>Pluto was demoted to dwarf-planet status in …

Top 10 Machu Picchu Secrets

This ancient Inca site has centuries-old secrets trapped in its walls— and more recent ones that we spill here.<p>By Mark Adams, author of <i>Turn Right at Machu Picchu</i><p>1. It’s not actually the Lost City of the Inca.<p>When the explorer Hiram Bingham III encountered Machu Picchu in 1911, he was looking for a …

South America

Apollo Rocketed Through the Van Allen Belts

There was no shortage of threats facing Apollo astronauts on missions to the Moon. Like radiation. Specifically, the dense radiation environment of the Van Allen belts that surround our planet. When it launched Apollo missions through the Van Allen belts on a path to the Moon, NASA didn’t just hope …

Where Are They Now? He-Man Turned Gay & Jessica Rabbit Got Fat

Despite their super powers and youthful exuberance, even your favourite cartoon characters get old - especially those whose heyday was during the mid …

The Physics of Wireless Charging

What if you could charge your phone (or device) without having to worry about the charging cable? Well, you can. This is the idea behind wireless …

Are You Recycling Your Old Containers?

Whether you have a collection of favorite containers, or just want to find a way to try to get a bit more organized, this post from Buzzfeed is a …

Paper Bag Origami Wallet Tutorial

Looking for a quick custom wallet? Well, if you’ve got a paper bag lying around, then you can get started on your own paper bag origami wallet with this tutorial by Taiwanese digital advertising designer Mr. Zhou, as well as a detailed video tutorial by Youtube user thebigbluevan.<p>If you’re …