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If your Universe contains any matter at all, a constant Hubble parameter is absolutely impossible. Our observable Universe is an enormous place, with some two trillion galaxies strewn across the […]
Complex organisms and living worlds couldn’t exist without these transitions. You couldn’t make the Universe we have today if everything were always the same. Although many philosophically favored the idea […]
Once science operations begin for James Webb, we'll never look at the Universe the same way again. Here's what everyone should know.
"I was so moved when I saw the cells stir," said 90-year-old study co-author Akira Iritani. "I'd been hoping for this for 20 years."
The Canadian professor has an extensive collection posted on his site.
The closest star to our own doesn’t just host one rocky planet, but a second, larger ‘super-Earth’ much farther out. Of all the stars in the Universe, the closest one to […]
It happens every few years. Not just in Greece, but also parts of the United States.
100+ years ago, General Relativity came along, and Einstein gave the Universe a cosmological constant. Here’s why that was a mistake. Back in the 17th century, Isaac Newton put forth the […]
It might seem puzzling, in a Universe bound by the speed of light, that this could be true. Here’s the science behind it. If you look out into the distant Universe, […]
Sometimes less is more.
Scientists are investigating whether it’s possible to give modern elephants an ancient boost by reviving woolly mammoth DNA—all to curb climate change.
Both effects could be responsible for a redshift. But only one makes sense for our Universe. In physics, like in life, there are often multiple solutions to a problem that […]
Our future fate is likely already determined. If we end in a Big Crunch, what does that mean? The ultimate fate of the Universe is one of the biggest existential questions […]
The line between science and pseudoscience is imperceptible to most. Here’s how you can catch it in yourself. When it comes to science, the first principle is that you must […]
Disney has plans to make the Star Wars galaxy the setting for the widespread introduction of virtual reality and augmented reality to the public at large.
Before there were humans, planets, or even stars and galaxies, we had to make the first elements. Here’s how they happened. From the first moments of Big Bang to the […]
The 'Great Polish Map of Scotland' is the coolest map story you've never heard of.
How relatable was Trump’s speech? To evaluate this objectively, you could look at what reading level it was at.
If the zouave of the Alma bridge gets his feet wet, Paris knows to start worrying
Three questions for the designer of a video game in line with the times.
“The most important, obvious realities are often the ones that are the hardest to see.”
A new study explains why and how people choose to avoid information and when that strategy could be beneficial.
If you think we know it all, you’ll never be ready for the next big breakthrough. When you’re taught the scientific method, you think of a neat procedure you can […]
How a little knowledge can bring about some huge misconceptions… and how to fix it. “Because philosophy arises from awe, a philosopher is bound in his way to be a lover […]