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Astronomers locate gravitational wave source's cosmic cousin

6 days ago from UPI

Scientists have discovered a cousin of the cosmic collision that produced the first gravity waves to be traced to their source.

Study supports Standard Model of particle physics, excludes alternative models

6 days ago from Physorg

In a new study, researchers at Northwestern, Harvard and Yale universities examined the shape of an electron's charge with unprecedented precision to confirm that it is perfectly spherical. A slightly...

Startup plans to launch small satellites from Virginia coast

6 days ago from Physorg

A California-based startup says it will rocket small satellites into orbit from Virginia.

Astronomers find most massive structure in the early universe

An international team of astronomers has uncovered the largest and most massive structure ever discovered in the early universe.

Why Does ‘First Man’ Say Gemini as ‘Geminee’? NASA Explains. Sorta.

6 days ago from NY Times Science

The pronunciation of the 1965-66 program is a space agency thing. Sometimes it was pronounced normally. NASA’s chief historian gives the back story.

Double dust ring test could spot migrating planets

6 days ago from Science Daily

Astrophysicist now have a way of finally telling whether newly forming planets are migrating within the disc of dust and gas that typically surrounds stars or whether they are simply...

Israel answers rocket fire with airstrikes on Gaza Strip

6 days ago from UPI

Israeli jets targeted the Gaza Strip Wednesday -- retaliation for an earlier rocket attack -- amid intense rioting along the border that's heightening tensions.

Netflix says over 80 million watched rom-coms last summer

6 days ago from UPI

Netflix has announced that more than 80 million subscribers worldwide viewed one of the service's romantic comedies released last summer.

Astronomers find a cosmic Titan in the early universe

6 days ago from Science Daily

Astronomers have discovered a titanic structure in the early universe, just two billion years after the Big Bang. This galaxy proto-supercluster, nicknamed Hyperion, is the largest and most massive structure...

Stephen Hawking's Children and Colleagues Discuss Physicist's Final Book and Continuing Legacy

6 days ago from Space.com

In his final book, released Oct. 16, Stephen Hawking tackles big questions about the universe, delving into physics, cosmology, the existence of God and the future direction of humanity.

No. 6 Michigan prepares for rivalry game against Michigan State

6 days ago from UPI

The annual showdown between Michigan and Michigan State doesn't need more than bragging rights to bring out the best in both football teams.

No. 1 Alabama looks to remain on roll in rivalry with Tennessee

6 days ago from UPI

University of Alabama running back Josh Jacobs couldn't help himself.

Double dust ring test could spot migrating planets

6 days ago from Physorg

New research by a team led by an astrophysicist at the University of Warwick has a way of finally telling whether newly forming planets are migrating within the disc of...

Astronomers find a cosmic Titan in the early universe

6 days ago from Physorg

An international team of astronomers has discovered a titanic structure in the early Universe, just two billion years after the Big Bang. This galaxy proto-supercluster, nicknamed Hyperion, is the largest...

Watch: Stars' Benn, Devils' Wood have old-school hockey brawl

6 days ago from UPI

Dallas Stars veteran Jamie Benn and New Jersey Devils winger Miles Wood channeled old-school hockey with a third period melee.

Idris Elba joins 'Cats' movie adaptation

6 days ago from UPI

Idris Elba will reportedly star in the film "Cats" with Taylor Swift, Jennifer Hudson, Ian McKellen and other stars.

2019 Breakthrough Prize Honors Pulsar Discovery, 'Multi-Messenger Astronomy' and More

6 days ago from Space.com

This year's Breakthrough Prize honors pulsar discoverer Jocelyn Bell Burnell, a pioneer in the field of multi-messenger astronomy, gravitational-wave researchers and scientists investigating the nature of gravity and the quantum...

School students identify sounds caused by solar storm

6 days ago from Physorg

School students have successfully identified sounds caused by a solar storm in the Earth's magnetic shield, as part of a Queen Mary University of London research project.

The Moon helps reveal secrets of the universe

6 days ago from Physorg

The Moon may be the key to unlocking how the first stars and galaxies shaped the early universe.

Award-winning algorithm takes search for habitable planets to the next level

6 days ago from Physorg

An international team of scientists, including KAUST high performance computing experts and astronomers from the Paris Observatory and the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ), in collaboration with NVIDIA, is...

Researchers investigate the peculiar radio source IC 1531

6 days ago from Physorg

An international team of researchers has investigated a peculiar extragalactic radio source known as IC 1531. The new study analyzes the nature of IC 1531's high-energy emission, suggesting that the...

Chloe Bennet, YouTube star Logan Paul split up

6 days ago from UPI

"Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." star Chloe Bennet and Logan Paul recently broke up after several months of dating.

Acrylic tanks provide clear window into dark matter detection

6 days ago from Physorg

Scientists have a new window into the search for dark matter – an acrylic vessel that features a grouping of 12-foot-tall transparent tanks with 1-inch-thick walls.

Magnetic fields may be the key to black hole activity

6 days ago from Physorg

Collimated jets provide astronomers with some of the most powerful evidence that a supermassive black hole lurks in the heart of most galaxies. Some of these black holes appear to...

Plans for a modular Martian base that would provide its own radiation shielding

6 days ago from Physorg

The idea of exploring and colonizing Mars has never been more alive than it is today. Within the next two decades, there are multiple plans to send crewed missions to...

'No time to be nervous': cosmonaut, astronaut recount spacecraft mishap

A Russian cosmonaut and a NASA astronaut describe what they experienced during their close call last week -- the failed launch and emergency landing of their Soyuz spacecraft.

Supermassive black holes and supercomputers

6 days ago from Science Daily

The universe's deep past is beyond the reach of even the mighty Hubble Space Telescope. But a new review explains how creation of the first stars and galaxies is nevertheless...

3D printing, up, up & away

6 days ago from European Space Agency

Technology image of the week: ESA’s award-winning aerospace-quality-plastic 3D printer, designed for use in weightless space