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Wormholes & Black Holes: The Science of “Interstellar” Explained


How you seen the movie Interstellar? If so, you probably note that there are a lot of terms thrown about, and a lot of technology and scientific concepts that are (perhaps some what dubiously) explained.

What Cost More: Exploring Space Or Making A Movie About It?


We all love a good science fiction movie. Star Trek, Star Wars, Interstellar, Prometheus, Gravity…the list goes on and on.

Night Owls, Morning People, And The Science Of Sleep

We’ve all heard the saying, “the early bird catches the worm.” But what does science have to say about this?

Is There A Planet Beyond Neptune?


Credit: ESO/M. Kornmesser Most of us were heartbroken when Pluto was demoted from its planet status by the International Astronomical Union (IAU) in 2006.

Myths & Misconceptions About Evolution

While scientists welcome the constructive criticism of ideas, theories, and hypotheses, most of the time, when people are pointing out “errors” in evolution, their concerns arise from a misunderstanding of what evolution actually is.

Magnetic Putty Is Coming…FOR YOU

Magnetic putty looks a little creepy (seriously, it does. I can’t be the only one thinking this), but it’s pretty astounding stuff. Like any other putty, it can be stretched, bounced, molded, popped, and well, all the other stuff that regular putty does.

The Riddle of the Antikythera Mechanism Deepens


Part of the Antikythera Mechanism, above, an astronomical calculator raised from a shipwreck in 1901.

Scientists Find a Huge, Star Trek-esque Invisible Dome Around Earth


Over the last decade of so, scientists have learned that Earth is more complex than we ever imagined.

Ferrofluid: Liquid Art


Image credit: uoc.edu A ferrofluid is, quite simply, a fluid with magnetic particles in it. This means that, if the fluid is exposed to a magnetic field, all the magnetic particles will align with the field lines.

Astronomy Photo of the Day: 11/27/14 — Supernovae in The Norma Constellation


Image Credit: NASA/CXC/GSFC/T.Temim et al. Supernovae are called “Earth-shattering kabooms“ for a reason; they are among the most violent forces of nature, yet there’s something intrinsically beautiful about them.

Just Testing Something

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Why Do Rivers Curve The Same?


Here’s a fun fact that you might not have known: All over the world, rivers generally follow the same pattern.

Why Do Rivers Curve The Same?


Here’s a fun fact that you might not have known: All over the world, rivers generally follow the same pattern.

This Is Where Bacteria Goes When You Dry Your Hands


Image credit: Journal of Hospital Infection When you think of a hand dryer, you probably think about drying your hands at super sonic speeds, and then rushing off to the rest of the day’s activities.

This Is Where Bacteria Goes When You Dry Your Hands


Image credit: Journal of Hospital Infection When you think of a hand dryer, you probably think about drying your hands at super sonic speeds, and then rushing off to the rest of the day’s activities.

Science Fiction Meets Science Fact: Tricorder Technology


DMI’s universal health care deivice: rHealth. Image credit. — XPrize Make way for the tricorder! Anyone who is familiar with Star Trek will know about the medical tricorder.

Science Fiction Meets Science Fact: Tricorder Technology


DMI’s universal health care deivice: rHealth. Image credit. — XPrize Make way for the tricorder! Anyone who is familiar with Star Trek will know about the medical tricorder.

Orbital Sciences Update (With Incredible New Photos of the Antares Explosion)


Antares explosion as captured by remote cameras. (Photo Credit: Matt Travis/Zero-G News.) Last month, we reported on the Orbital Science’s Antares rocket explosion.

Rosetta Comet Landing In ‘Thud’ And 3D


This 3D image shows what it would look like to fly over the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.

Astronomy Photo of the Day: 11/26/14 — II Zw 096


Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/STScI/H. Inami (SSC/Caltech) When one hears that the universe is expanding at an ever-accelerating speed, it’s natural to conclude that *all* galaxies are swiftly receding away from each other as well.


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