Scientists capture most devastating explosion in the universe which provides clearest picture yet of mysterious gamma ray bursts

The most devastating explosion in the universe has been captured by British scientists.<p>It was so bright it could have been seen “with a pair of …


Astronomers Capture Wild Intergalactic Gamma Ray Burst As it Happens

On June 25, 2016 at 6pm ET, a flash of visible light appeared in the sky that, depending on your location, could have been visible with binoculars. …


Massive star's dying blast caught by rapid-response telescopes

July 26, 2017<p>Blast of gamma rays is helping astronomers resolve long-standing questions about universe's most powerful explosions<p>In June 2016, an …

Space Science

The Cosmic Chirp. By Stefan Helmreich - The Wire

The sounds from space have arrived again. The Laser Interferometer GravitationalWave Observatory (LIGO) has, for a third time, delivered audible …

Space Science

Farewell, LISA Pathfinder! Test Mission for Gravitational-Wave Tech Ends

After 16 months of testing technologies that can detect the ripples in space-time known as gravitational waves, the LISA Pathfinder spacecraft shut …

Space Science

Is Dark Matter Made of Black Holes?

More than a billion years ago two black holes in the distant universe spiraled around each other in a deathly dance until they merged. This spiraling …

Dark Matter

Neil deGrasse Tyson and George R.R. Martin Are Making a Video Game

America’s most beloved astrophysicist and human mustache, Neil Degrasse Tyson, is reportedly guiding development on a new scientific video game that …

Neil deGrasse Tyson

A Final Farewell to LISA Pathfinder

With the push of a button, final commands for the European Space Agency's LISA Pathfinder mission were beamed to space on July 18, a final goodbye …

Space Exploration

Viewpoint: Spinning Black Holes May Grow Hair

July 24, 2017• <i>Physics</i> 10, 83<p>A spinning black hole may lose up to 9% of its mass by spontaneously growing “hair” in the form of excitations of …


[LISTEN] Ray B. - Waves (Ride My Wave) (Ft. Shaina Rae)

<b>Vibe.</b><p>I can't keep telling you how important that is to me when I'm doing anything. I mean, I won't even go into a restaurant unless I feel the vibe …

Indie Music

How to weigh a black hole without getting off the couch

There’s a simple relationship between the angle of the arms of a spiral galaxy and the mass of the black hole at the galaxy’s heart


Those weird radio waves that were puzzling astronomers have a new explanation

Still not aliens<p>Last week, astronomers at the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico announced they had picked up some strange radio signals coming from a small red dwarf star, and they couldn’t quite figure out what was causing them. Now, it seems they have an answer: it turns out these bizarre radio …


Neil deGrasse Tyson On His Favorite Game And Embracing Simulations

On the latest episode of The Game Informer Show podcast, we were lucky enough to get a chance to speak with renowned astrophysicist Dr. Neil deGrasse …

Neil deGrasse Tyson

Could You Crash Into a Black Hole?

By their very name, black holes exude mystery. They’re unobservable, uncontrollable and—for more than 50 years after their first prediction in …

Space Science

BBC Radio Scotland - Vic Galloway, Yorkston Thorne Khan Session, Yorkston Thorne Khan - Broken Wave

Yorkston Thorne Khan - Broken Wave<p>Yorkston Thorne Khan perform live for Vic Galloway<p>Release date:<p>3 July 2017<p>Duration:<p>6 minutes

Space Science

How giant atoms may help catch gravitational waves from the Big Bang

There was a lot of excitement last year when the LIGO collaboration detected gravitational waves, which are ripples in the fabric of space itself. …


BBC Radio Wales - Science Cafe, Cosmic dust factories & giant black holes

Spinning black holes and a cosmic dust factory: they sound like the ingredients for the latest science-fiction blockbuster film. In fact, they're the subjects of some breakthrough research involving diligent Welsh scientists, based at Cardiff University.<p>This week, Adam talks to Dr Mikako Matsuura …

Space Science

Neil deGrasse Tyson: fighting science denial starts with people, not politicians

The astrophysicist talks about alien life, sci-fi and why he doesn’t believe Australians get stuck in traffic<p>Albert Einstein has been called many things: a genius, a pioneer, a Nobel prize winner. Neil deGrasse Tyson just calls him a badass.<p>“I think it fits, right? It’s not a stretch,” he tells …

Neil deGrasse Tyson

Gamma-ray telescopes reveal a high-energy trap in our galaxy's center

In a new analysis, published July 17 in the journal <i>Physical Review Letters</i>, an international team of scientists combined low-energy LAT data with …


New Atlas

Space Science

Neil deGrasse Tyson And Steve Harvey Have Beef Over Uranus

How old are they again?<p>Uranus is the butt of a lot of jokes.<p>Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson posted a snippet of him and “Celebrity Family Feud” host Steve Harvey arguing over the ill-named planet Sunday. The tweet came ahead of the airing of the Tyson family’s appearance on the show. Apparently, …

Neil deGrasse Tyson

'Celebrity Family Feud' recap: Steve Harvey and Neil deGrasse Tyson go at it

It was the nerds against the jocks on this week’s episode of “Celebrity Family Feud.” However, it was the show’s host that both got picked on and dished out the playful bullying as the competition heated up.<p>The first round put star basketball player Rick Fox and his family up against everyone’s …

Celebrity News

Not Quite a Black Hole

I posted some in-game footage of black holes in Elite.[stderr] Imagine my surprise when I had a similar effect in my own kitchen. Sort of.The water …

Space Science

Neil deGrasse Tyson reveals the biggest misconceptions people have about the universe

Neil deGrasse Tyson explains some of the biggest misconceptions we have about the universe.<p><i>Darren Weaver contributed to an earlier version of this video.</i><p><b>Follow Tech Insider:</b> On Facebook<p><i>StarTalk Radio is a podcast and radio program hosted by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, where comic co-hosts,</i> …

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Astronomers Have Detected Strange Signals Coming From a Star 11 Light Years Away

Insert standard clause "not saying it's aliens, but ..."<p>Astronomers say they have detected "strange signals" coming from the direction of a small, …


Watch: Neil deGrasse Tyson Explains How to Teach Science

Physics and science play a huge part in everything around us — and pop culture is a great way to frame new information.

Neil deGrasse Tyson

ESA trying to 'bake, rattle and roll' gravity wave space probe

The European Space Agency is giving the LISA Pathfinder probe what it calls the “Bake, rattle and roll” treatment in the hope it teaches us how to …

Space Science

LISA Pathfinder hunts asteroids

This tiny, perfect mission has not only proven the technology needed to detect gravity waves in the future full LISA mission, it has also gone …


When is a black hole not a black hole? When it’s a boson star

FASCINATING, bamboozling, vaguely terrifying: black holes are the love-to-hate monsters of the universe. These insatiable cosmic cannibals are …

Space Science

NEWS<p>Tricks to mute quantum noise aid hunt for gravitational waves<p>Physicists find ways to make LIGO and other gravitational-wave detectors even more …