Physics

Astronomers discover what is causing those mysterious cosmic radio bursts

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away….<p>This is not 40-year-old fiction. This is a 3-billion-year-old true story.<p>Three thousand thousand thousand years ago, give or take a few million years, in a galaxy 3 thousand thousand thousand light years away, give or take a few million light years, a fast …

Universe

Space's mysterious fast radio bursts: What the heck are they?

We're about to enter an era of research into one of the newest phenomena in all of space. Here's what you need to know.<p>Fast radio bursts from space are a uniquely 21st-century mystery. They were first identified just 10 years ago and, up until very recently, we've only caught about two dozen of …

Astrophysics

Birth of a black hole witnessed as star vanishes without a bang

For the first time, astronomers have witnessed a star disappear right before their eyes. Known as N6946-BH1, the star appears to have collapsed into …

Universe

Dark Energy May Lurk in the Nothingness of Space

A new study may help reveal the nature of dark energy, the mysterious substance that is pushing the universe to expand outward. Dark energy may …

Dark Energy

We've Been Underestimating How Many Black Hole Collisions Are Terrorising The Universe

Staring into the void.<p>Astronomers have found what looks to a fresh trove of supermassive black hole pairs, increasing the number of known pairs by …

Universe

Surprise! Galaxy's monster Black Hole likely has huge neighbor on a crash course

Two monster black holes are apparently on a collision course near the heart of a nearby galaxy, a new study reports.<p>Astronomers have spotted an extremely bright object located about 1,500 light-years from the supermassive black hole known to occupy the heart of Cygnus A, an oft-studied galaxy that …

Universe

Formerly undiscovered tectonic plates may explain mysterious Vityaz earthquakes

A previously undetected layer of tectonic plates may offer answers to the mysterious Vityaz earthquakes in the Pacific Ocean. Researchers recently …

Lifestyle

Scientists Have Figured Out How to Detect Nuclear Materials Up to 1 Km Away

We need this.<p>For the first time, scientists have demonstrated that they can detect radiation without having to get close to the source – as far as 1 …

Science

Russian scientists develop world's first quantum-proof blockchain

A major Russian bank has successfully tested a blockchain that cannot be hacked - even by a quantum computer.<p>Russian computer scientists have …

Quantum Mechanics

NASA Scientists Watch A Star Turn Into A Black Hole Before Their Very Eyes

"<p>"It went out with a whimper instead of a bang."<p>It’s not everyday that you get to witness the birth of a black hole, and yet that it precisely what scientists believe they’ve seen.<p>Using the Hubble telescope along with others NASA’s scientists were able to watch as a start 25 times more massive than …

Black Holes

Research shows Greenland is melting in a more alarming way than scientists thought

Something alarming happened during the summer of 2012, a record melt year for the Greenland ice sheet: A massive wave of ice and water moved through …

Global Warming

Oren Uziel Discusses Directorial Debut ‘Shimmer Lake,’ ‘God Particle’ Joining ‘Cloverfield’

There’s death. Men on the run. Multiple betrayals. Then, a heist.<p>So unfolds “Shimmer Lake,” the feature directorial debut from Oren Uziel, a stylish …

Higgs Boson

2017 May 26 - Spiral Galaxy NGC 6744

<b>Spiral Galaxy NGC 6744</b> <b><br>Image Credit & Copyright:</b> Daniel Verschatse<p><b>Explanation:</b> Big, beautiful spiral galaxy NGC 6744 is nearly 175,000 light-years …

Spiral Galaxies

Newest science experiments headed to the space station

SpaceX will launch its 11th resupply mission to the International Space Station (ISS) next week, but NASA has also stocked some scientific payloads …

Neutron Stars

How Laws of Physics Govern Growth in Business and in Cities

The new book of Geoffrey West, a theoretical physicist, comes with a mouthful of a subtitle that suggests he has unlocked the secrets of human existence — “Scale: The Universal Laws of Growth, Innovation, Sustainability and the Pace of Life in Organisms, Cities, Economies, and Companies” …

Science

Astrophysicist Neil Degrasse Tyson rates Drake's Degrassi character

It’s our young adult episode! To celebrate. John Teti tests astrophysicist Neil Degrasse Tyson’s knowledge on the Canadian teen show, Degrassi. Dr. …

Astrophysics

Scientists Are About to Perform an Experiment to See if The Human Mind Is Bound by Physics

This could be interesting...<p>Perhaps one of the most intriguing and interesting phenomena in quantum physics is what Einstein referred to as a "spooky …

Quantum Mechanics

Scientists Watch Star Become Black Hole, But They Were Expecting Supernova

Scientists expected to see an enormous star explode in a supernova but they may have watched it collapse into a black hole instead.<p>NASA’s Goddard …

Astrophysics

If Time Freezes At The Edge Of A Black Hole, Could Someone Theoretically Live Forever?

(Image: Creative Commons)<p><i>If time freezes at the edge of a black hole, does that mean that you could live forever if you could overcome the gravity? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by</b> …

Black Holes

What Happens When Galaxies Collide?

<i>Paul Sutter is an astrophysicist at The Ohio State University and the chief scientist at COSI Science Center. Sutter is also host of Ask a Spaceman,</i> …

Universe

Harvard team creates a cold-atom Fermi–Hubbard antiferromagnet

(Phys.org)—A team at Harvard University has found a way to create a cold-atom Fermi–Hubbard antiferromagnet, which offers new insight into how …

Quantum Mechanics

Scientists discover a star that exploded 970 million years ago - long before dinosaurs existed

The supernova was found by scientists with the help of volunteers from the public.<p>Astronomy amateurs have helped Australian scientists find a star …

Universe

Juno mission to Jupiter delivers first science results

NASA's Juno mission, led by Southwest Research Institute's Dr. Scott Bolton, is rewriting what scientists thought they knew about Jupiter …

Space Exploration

Wilmore Pod: How Neil deGrasse Tyson Became Neil deGrasse Tyson

<i>Neil deGrasse Tyson has graced TV sets for over a decade now, sharing his passion for astronomy with the masses. But how did his career begin? He</i> …

Astrophysics

Synopsis: Restricting the Fifth Force

May 25, 2017<p>Observations of the orbits of two stars at the center of the Milky Way constrain gravitational models involving a hypothetical fifth …

Theory of Relativity

Physicist Brian Greene wants to build our confidence in science

Until recently, physicist Brian Greene says he never made a comment on anything that didn't have to do with relativity or quantum physics. Now, he's …

Large Hadron Collider

Study Reveals New Insights Into a Strange Force That Can Both Pull and Push Objects

Pushing and Pulling<p>If you follow all the strange news about the physics of the universe, you may have already come across the topic of blackbody …

Science

Researchers develop magnetic switch to turn on and off a strange quantum property

When a ballerina pirouettes, twirling a full revolution, she looks just as she did when she started. But for electrons and other subatomic particles, …

Quantum Mechanics

Dark Matter: Exploring Multiverse Theory in Fiction and Fact

In Blake Crouch’s novel <i>Dark Matter</i>, physics professor James Dessen is knocked unconscious by a masked abductor. When he comes to, he’s strapped to a …

Dark Matter

Randy Newman announces new album, Dark Matter

It's his first album of new material for nine years<p><b>Randy Newman</b> has announced details of his new studio album, <b>Dark Matter</b>.<p>It is his first album of …

Music