LIGO

This Neutron Star Merger is Glowing in a Seriously Weird Way

Filed Under Science, NASA & Stars<p>The revolution will not be televised. It'll be sent to your inbox by us.<p>Last August, a collaboration between the …

Astrophysics

Detroit Techno Icon Jeff Mills Links with NASA to Air Six-Part Sci-Fi Radio Show on NTS

Detroit techno legend Jeff Mills links up with NTS Radio and NASA to talk about space—and soundtrack it, too. by Dave SegalJeff Mills: In space, …

Techno

Unflagging government support paves the long path to Nobel Prize in science

ON DEC. 10, my colleagues Jeff Hall and Mike Young and I were awarded the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for discovering the mechanism …

Nobel Prize

#PhysRev125 1923 - Compton shows light’s particle nature

1893<p><i>The Physical Review</i> begins publication at Cornell University’s Franklin Hall in Ithaca, New York<p>1899<p>The American Physical Society is …

Physics

Frontiers Lecture: Demystifying Black Holes with Steven Gubser and Frans Pretorius

Black holes may be among the most mysterious phenomena in the universe, but innovations in astrophysics are bringing scientists ever closer to …

Astrophysics

Curving Spacetime: Mind-Boggling Facts about Black Holes

NOVA: Black Hole Apocalypse <i>airs Wednesday, January 10 at 9:00 pm and will be</i> <i>available to stream</i> <i>the following day.</i><p>The two-hour <i>NOVA</i> special <i>Black Hole</i> …

Astrophysics

'Black Hole Apocalypse' Premieres on PBS Tonight

A new NOVA documentary takes viewers on a virtual journey into a black hole and delves into the exciting new things scientists have learned about the …

Astrophysics

From early theory to recent discoveries NOVA’s “Black Hole Apocalypse” has all the answers

GOP science deniers in Congress can make discoveries like the ones in this enthralling NOVA documentary disappear<p>It's easy to recommend the new episode of "Nova," which is aptly titled "Black Hole Apocalypse." As someone who only infrequently ventures into the world of casual science documentaries, …

Entertainment

Gravitational waves get to play a starring role in ‘Black Hole Apocalypse’ on TV

Black holes are the collapsed stars of the show on “Black Hole Apocalypse,” a two-hour “NOVA” presentation that’s premiering Wednesday on PBS. But …

Astrophysics

Indian observatory to play crucial role in gravitational wave astronomy

India’s role in studying gravitational waves — touted as one of the most important discoveries of the recent past — will increase once the proposed …

Astrophysics

The Gaia Mission Could Moonlight as a Gravitational Wave Detector

In February of 2016, scientists working for the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) made the first-ever detection of …

Astrophysics

15 top science & tech leaders offer surprising predictions for 2018

What will the new year bring?<p>The past year has been a momentous one for science and technology. From the detection of gravitational waves (predicted almost a century ago by Einstein) to the rise of virtual currencies like Bitcoin to the creation of genetically modified human embryos, 2017 was …

Science

The year that was... 2017

* The year began on a sour note with reports of alleged mass molestation of women on M.G. Road by revellers. Before the police could act, another …

India

Eight big ideas for 2018 by Ed Miliband, Maggie Aderin-Pocock, Jay Rayner, Sophie Walker and more

From politics to culture, space science to food, our experts assess the major developments that will mark the year ahead<p>Art: Stefan Kalmar<br>AN AGE OF CRISIS: WHAT A GREAT OPPORTUNITY…<p>2018 is all about reclaiming reality, opposing governmental and corporate paradoxes, and dissecting lies, before they …

Ed Miliband

5 Best Physics Stories Of 2017

2017 was a great year for physics. Here, I’d like to share with you some of the best physics stories of this year. Get ready for all things gravitational waves, pyramids, x-ray lasers, and asteroids.<p><b>1. Cosmic-Rays Used To Reveal Mysterious Void In Great Pyramid</b><p>Cosmic-rays which is high energy …

Astrophysics

The (Ultimate) Top Ten Science Stories of 2017

The year 2017 is almost behind us, and it blasted by. So it's only natural to look back at the twelve preceding months and wonder, "What the heck …

Neutron Stars

Tech luminaries we lost in 2017

In memoriam<p>Our everyday lives rest upon the inventions and innovations of the scientists and engineers who came before us. Whether they developed …

Business Technology

Physics Found Gravitational Waves. Now Come the Existential Questions

On September 14, 2015, at 3:50 AM Central time, a tiny vibration shuddered down the 2.5-mile-long arms of a massive machine in Livingston, Louisiana. …

Dark Matter

The most underrated scientific breakthroughs of 2017

One of the most frustrating things about science is that it’s an incremental process. This, however, is a feature, and not a bug; in order to advance our understanding of ourselves and the world around us, we need to test and retest—and retest and retest—everything new thing we think we’ve …

Medicine

2017 has been a year of epic scientific discovery

Medicine<p>The excess use of antibiotics has come home to roost as doctors encounter more superbugs that are immune to the likes of penicillin and …

Science

Get ready to see the largest picture of the universe ever taken

Picture the Universe<p>The Hubble Space Telescope opened our eyes to the wonders of the Universe. From fluorescent nebulas to explosive galaxies, …

Hubble Space Telescope

Big Idea of 2017: Cosmic Discoveries in Space and Time — NOVA Next

In October, the Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to the scientists who discovered gravitational waves in 2015. It was an appropriate decision—not …

Physics

Blog - physicsworld.com

<b>By Michael Banks</b><p>From the law of defecation to CERN emojis, physics has had its fair share of quirky stories this year. Here is our pick of the 10 …

Chemical Engineering

Neutron star collision named biggest scientific breakthrough of 2017

Scientists from several institutions around the world detected the event happen 130 million light years away by detecting the gravitational waves the …

Astrophysics

6 of the most remarkable space moments of 2017

From the astonishing solar eclipse that captivated millions across America to the end of the 20-year long Cassini spacecraft mission, 2017 was an astounding year for space discoveries.<p>Below are six of the most remarkable moments in space that have occurred in the last 12 months.<p><b>The Great American</b> …

Astronomy

Breakthrough of the Year 2017: Two Neutron Stars Collide and Drive Physicists Wild

In case you hadn’t heard, LIGO—or, the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory—is kind of a big deal. Earlier this year, this technology …

Astrophysics

Kilonova neutron star: A black hole was likely created by one of 2017's biggest astronomical event

The remnant of the first neutron star merger detected by LIGO in August, is likely a black hole.<p>Over a 100 years after Albert Einstein predicted the …

Astrophysics

From the dazzling to the disheartening, 2017 was a remarkable year for science

For the science fans among us, 2017 was a year of dazzling highs and disheartening lows.<p>There were thrilling discoveries of planets that might be hospitable to life and major advances in DNA editing that could cure a range of genetic diseases.<p>We also endured the death of a beloved spacecraft and a …

Scott Gottlieb

One of 2017's Biggest Astronomical Events May Have Left Behind a Black Hole

Just when you thought it couldn't get any better.<p>In February of 2016, scientists from the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) …

Astrophysics

Neutron Star Merger is Science’s Breakthrough of the Year

<i>Science</i> has chosen as its 2017 Breakthrough of the Year the first observations of a neutron-star merger, a violent celestial event that transfixed …

Astrophysics