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Kiss of death: Two stars are going to collide soon in huge blast visible to the naked eye

Picture: Getty Images – Credit: Mylo<p>Two stars locked in a dance of death for millions of years are going to collide – in a blast which will release …

Astronomy

The Life and Death of Schrodinger's Cat, and What It Really Means.

Schrodinger’s cat is one of the most famous thought experiments in all of science. The source of countless jokes, t-shirts, and pseudo-intellectual …

India’s “solar alliance” is a great idea with one fatal flaw

India’s plans for increasing solar power capacity are among the world’s most ambitious. Now, India is using the Paris climate conference to lay out a vision for the world to follow it into a solar future. The only problem will be whether India’s simultaneously planned expansion into coal will wipe …

Renewable Energy

The Strangest Black Holes in the Universe

Photo Credit: Alain R. | Wikimedia Commons<p>Slide 1 of 22<p>Introduction<p>Black holes are gigantic cosmic monsters, exotic objects whose gravity is so …

Scientists May Have Just Discovered a Parallel Universe Leaking Into Ours

<i>We may have just, for the first time ever, caught a momentous glimpse of a parallel universe bumping against our own.</i><p><i>Scientists say that signals from</i> …

These Ancient Stars May Be the Oldest Ever Seen in the Milky Way

Astronomers have found what may be the oldest stars in the Milky Way. The stars, discovered in the galaxy's bulge, reveal that extraordinarily …

Albert Einstein's colossal mistake

<b>(CNN) —</b> El Malahim. Ragnarok. Armageddon. Those are terms we use to describe the end of the world.<p>As we celebrate the 100th anniversary of Albert Einstein's theory of general relativity this November, we can appreciate the fact that this brilliant scientist came up with ideas that have …

What is the Shape of the Universe?

If you could somehow manage to step outside of the universe, what would it look like? Scientists have struggled with this question, taking several …

Leading Harvard physicist has a radical new theory for why humans exist

For example, an astrophysicist might say that the chemical components of our bodies were first forged in the nuclear fires of stars.<p>On the other hand, an evolutionary biologist might look at the similarities between our DNA and that of other primates' and conclude we evolved from apes.<p>Lisa Randall, …

Astronomers Just Discovered a Real-Life Death Star Ripping a Planet Apart With Gravity

Using NASA's Kepler space telescope, astronomers have witnessed an unprecedented event: a miniature celestial body getting ripped apart by the white …