Scientists Discover Water in Stardust and it Suggests We're Not Alone

Stardust sounds magical enough as it is, but now scientists have for the first time observed that it contains water—which, in turn, could suggest that life is universal. Read More >>

The Universe Can Now Be Measured to 1% Accuracy

The Universe is so big that it can be difficult to accurately measure the huge distances between things in it. But no longer, because now a team of researchers working on the Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey can measure distances between galaxies with 1% accuracy. Read More >>

Why Do We Live in Three Dimensions?

How come we live in 3 dimensions? Not 2, not 4, not 7.3, but 3? Is there something special about that number of dimensions? This video tries to explain. Read More >>

Where Exactly Did the Big Bang Actually Happen?

When you think of the big bang, that cosmic explosion that jump started the ever expanding universe as we know it, it's only natural to imagine it as a single point. One corner of space that just blew up into the galactic being. But where was it? Read More >>

Here's What Everything Is Made Of. Everything!

We've all heard that we're made of the same stuff as stars, so it probably doesn't seem as mind blowing as it used to. But it really is amazing. Science! This infographic from Visually shades the periodic table to show which elements are presents in the ocean, a person, the atmosphere, and more. Read More >>

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What 600 Billion Billion Kilometres of Quasar Light Looks Like

This might look like a strange microscopic image, or even an aerial view of a sprawling city late at night — but in fact it's what a 600-billion-billion-kilometre-wide section of the universe looks like. Read More >>

Does Alien Life Really Exist?

Many people believe that we're not alone in the Universe—but is that just wishful thinking, or is there a reasonable scientific basis for such a view? Read More >>

5 Amazing Scientific Discoveries We Don't Know What to Do With

Every day, scientists make discoveries that change the way we live. But sometimes, just sometimes, they achieve results that are so extraordinary or unexpected that they literally don't know what to do with them. Here are five of the most puzzling. Read More >>

What Is the Universe In One Minute

What is the Universe? Is the Universe everything there was, is and will be? Is the Universe everything we can observe and things we know exist but haven't been observed yet? Is mathematics part of the Universe or do they exist outside of the Universe? This one-minute-long video shows exactly what the Universe is—but proceed with caution, as it may give you a bit of a headache. Read More >>

The Biggest Ever Black Hole Weighs 17 Billion Times More Than the Sun

Every spiral galaxy has a supermassive black hole at its center, so they're no big deal, right? Wrong: scientists have just discovered the biggest ever black hole, which weighs 17 billion times as much as our Sun—and it throws previous thinking about the evolution of our universe into question. Read More >>

How to Tell If You're Living in the Matrix

It's a famous question among academic philosophers and drunken college students alike: how can we be sure we're not living in a gigantic computer simulation? Fortunately, researchers from the University of Bonn in Germany think they've cracked it. Read More >>

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How To Simulate the Universe On Your Laptop

The universe is a huge, complex, beautiful-yet-terrifying place, and we've spent a lot of time studying it. While some of the more complex models of the universe call for super-computers and tons of processor power, MinutePhysics has one you can run on your laptop. Read More >>

Whoaaaa, Here's the Largest 3D Map of the Universe Ever

New Mexico's Apache Point Observatory has used its giant telescope to create the biggest 3D tour of the universe ever, starring 400,000 galaxies. Ohhhh, ahhhh! Read More >>

Mathematic Proof That The Universe Had A Beginning

There are probably more theories floating around to explain the birth, life and death of the universe than for any other scientific concept. Some scientists champion the idea of the Big Bang that created everything around us, others postulate that we live in a steady state universe with no beginning or end. Now, maths has set one thing straight: our universe definitely had a start. Read More >>

Earthshine: How Studying Earth Helps in the Search for Life on Other Worlds

Scientists looking at Earthshine reflected from the moon have concluded that, indeed, there is life on our planet. Though the result may be obvious, the findings can help in the search for life on other worlds.v Read More >>


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