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Introducing ‘Primordial Gravitational Waves’

Scientists are announcing a “whole new era” of physics with the possible detection of “fingerprints of the big bang in gravitational waves on the whole universe.”

Posted on Mar 17, 2014 READ MORE


Neil deGrasse Tyson and the New ‘Cosmos’

Almost 35 years after the original “Cosmos” ignited the imaginations of English-speaking audiences, Neil deGrasse Tyson, whom journalist Bill Moyers describes as “America’s most popular scientist,” has updated the series for a new generation.

Posted on Jan 12, 2014 READ MORE


Watch: Teacher Delivers Incredible Lecture to Students on Meaning of Life

High school teacher Jeffrey Wright has turned his own life experience parenting a special needs child into a lecture that profoundly impacts his students’ lives. “When you start talking about physics, you start to wonder, ‘What is the purpose of it all?’ he says. “Kids started coming to me and asking me those ultimate questions.”

Posted on Jan 9, 2013 READ MORE



Abode of Chaos

The Little Boson That Wasn’t

Physicists worldwide are majorly bummed to learn that the new particle discovered this year that supposedly meant a big change in the way we understand the building blocks of our universe is merely “the simplest—and most boring—variety of Higgs boson.”

Posted on Nov 14, 2012 READ MORE



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Speed of Light Upset May Be Result of Loose Wire

Remember the announcement that shocked the physics world last September? Scientists claimed to have measured a neutrino traveling faster than the speed of light—a feat that would have undone Einstein, if, that is, the measurement proves not to have been the result of a bad connection between a GPS unit and a computer, as researchers now suspect.

Posted on Feb 22, 2012 READ MORE



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Chasing Down the ‘God Particle’

Do you know the story of the Higgs boson? It is also called the “God particle” in scientific circles, although certain conservatives would probably not approve, and it has been a kind of physicists’ Holy Grail for decades.

Posted on Dec 13, 2011 READ MORE



NASA, ESA, Hubble, R. Sahai (JPL)

Stephen Hawking Says Creation Was Godless, Inevitable

In his new book, the famed physicist dismisses the notion, sometimes peddled by scientists, that a deity was involved with the big bang: “Because there is a law such as gravity, the universe can and will create itself from nothing. ... It is not necessary to invoke God to light the blue touch paper and set the universe going.”

Posted on Sep 2, 2010 READ MORE


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Hawking: Human Salvation Lies in Space

Despite what some global warming naysayers might still insist, it’s not looking like planet Earth is going to be a super-comfy place to reside indefinitely. Now, superphysicist Stephen Hawking has suggested an alternative.

Posted on Aug 9, 2010 READ MORE



CERN

That’s One Big Bang for Mankind

Scientists at the Large Hadron Collider buried deep beneath the Swiss-French border made history Monday, smashing two proton beams traveling at near light speed into each other. The LHC, also known as the big bang machine, is the largest machine on Earth and ... (continued)

Posted on Nov 24, 2009 READ MORE



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Stephen Hawking ‘Very Ill’

This generation’s Albert Einstein has been hospitalized for a chest infection and is said to be “very ill,” though a spokesman later said he was comfortable. The world-renowned physicist suffers from Lou Gehrig’s disease, a degenerative disorder that few survive more than 10 years after diagnosis. Hawking, 67, first developed symptoms of the disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, in the early 1960s.

Posted on Apr 20, 2009 READ MORE


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Rob Young

Geek Love Endures on Wall Street

Despite the apparent reality that it’s not possible to precisely quantify everything under the sun, particularly when it comes to human behavior, the worrisome trend of “quants”—experts from physics and other scientific fields—infiltrating Wall Street firms to apply their skills to the stock market is still in effect.

Posted on Mar 9, 2009 READ MORE


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science-ed.pnl.gov

Scoping Out Sexual Discrimination in Science

Debates about gender equality in the sciences are nothing new, but now the stakes may be higher for universities with science funding from the federal government to prove that sexual discrimination isn’t present in their departments. Title IX isn’t just for sports anymore.

Posted on Jul 14, 2008 READ MORE


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eso.org

Scientists Find ‘Habitable’ Planet

A team of scientists has discovered what could be the first habitable planet outside the solar system. More information is needed before an accurate assessment can be made, but researchers have suggested that planet 581c has a temperature range of between 32 and 104 degrees, and could contain vast quantities of liquid water.

Posted on Apr 25, 2007 READ MORE


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NASA

Nobel Prize Goes to ‘Space Ripples’ Discoverers

Two astronomers took home the big prize for a satellite they created that backed the Big Bang theory of the universe’s origins. Stephen Hawking called their finding “the greatest discovery of the century, if not of all time.”

Posted on Oct 4, 2006 READ MORE


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