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Colliding Black Holes

Joshua Filmer April 17, 2014 9

Black holes are some weird objects. Their hallmark is having a gravitational pull so strong that light can’t even escape it. With a gravitational field that intense, it it possible for black holes to

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Rare Genetic Mutation Makes Siblings Immune to Viruses:

Jolene Creighton April 17, 2014 45

Over the course of history, viruses have caused hundreds of millions of deaths (literally). For example, in 1967 alone, the World Health Organization estimates that small pox killed an estimated 2 million people worldwide.

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The Planet With Four Suns (& How You Can Help Find Similar Extrasolar Planets)

Jaime Trosper April 17, 2014 11

Scientists are always pushing the boundaries in hopes of discovering something truly cutting edge in every sense of the term. Each and every one of these discoveries originated in the mind of someone who

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Astronomy Photo of the Day: 04/17/14 – NGC 5965 & NGC 5963

Joshua Filmer April 17, 2014 18

These galaxies, known as NGC 5965 and NGC 5963, are located in the constellation Draco. Even though they appear close in the sky, these galaxies are actually separated by about 110-million light-years. NGC 5965 is

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Real or Fake, Black Widow

Real or Fake? Take a Guess…

April 12, 2014 185 15896

This is a very fake picture of a very real ...

Daytime At Night

Can We Create Artificial Daylight at Night?

April 12, 2014 112 1907
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Minor Planet Center (MPC)

Why Isn’t Pluto a Planet?

April 11, 2014 342 12835
Defeating Cancer with Polio & The Common Cold (Featured Image)

Chimeras: Genetic Modification and What it Means to be Human

April 10, 2014 159 2016

There are roughly ten times as many bacteria cells in ...


Long Lives: Humans, Animals, and the Oldest known Organisms

April 7, 2014 14 4136
How Genetics Works (Featured Image)

Genetics and the Benefits of Inbreeding:

April 4, 2014 6 2933
The Grand Canyon (via NASA)

What Earth Objects are Visible from Space?

April 14, 2014 66 17519

It’s a myth that has persisted for years: the Great ...

Propulsion Using Nuclear Weapons (Featured Image)

Nuclear Bombs and Shuttles: The Plausibility of propelling a Craft by Nuclear Explosions

April 13, 2014 478 3207
Cassini VIMS image showing reflections in one of Titan’s many lakes  (Credit: NASA/JPL-CALTECH/SSI/JASON W. BARNES ET AL.)

Astronomy First: Cassini Spies Waves on Titan

March 30, 2014 14 3151
Time at the Speed of Light

Physical Consequences of Light-speed Travel:

April 15, 2014 74 647

Question: “If we were able to build a spaceship that ...

Star Trek Wormhole

Black Holes and Revelations: Could the Star Trek Wormhole Really Exist?

April 13, 2014 12 2838
The tau particle, you can buy this little guy at the Particle Zoo

Tauon – The Supermassive Lepton!

April 13, 2014 51 1959
Thors Well

Thor’s Well

April 9, 2014 11 6366

Located off Cape Perpetua — a typical Pacific Northwest headland ...

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Amazing Images of the Aurora:

April 9, 2014 2 687

Nebraskan Supercell

April 8, 2014 252 1866
This is one of Krauss' most famous well-known quotes (Image via Popcrush)

Know Your Scientist – Lawrence Krauss

April 11, 2014 333 2437

“What to me is really worth celebrating is the remarkable ...

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All About Einstein:

April 3, 2014 24 3108
Demon Core

The Demon Core: Appropriately Named?

April 1, 2014 56 7429
Albert Einstein Quote About Craziness

Albert Einstein: The Man Behind the Math

March 31, 2014 19 2224

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