physics

Meanwhile, in a Parallel Universe

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Are there parallel universes.

warp speed

So A Warp Drive Might Be Scientifically Possible

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Warp drive really can't come soon enough.

SPACED OUT

Blowing Up Asteroids

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Neil deGrasse Tyson and NEEMO (NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations) explore what it takes to stop an asteroid from colliding with earth.

science

What If Everyone Jumped at Once?

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What would happen if every single person on Earth (all seven billion of us) jumped at once.

USAIN BOLT

Usain Bolt vs. Gravity

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If Usain Bolt starts ten meters from the finish line and a diver starts 10 meters above it, who gets there first.

YOYOS

Yo-Yos in Space

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NASA astronaut Don Pettit uses his off-duty time to practice his microgravity yo-yo skills.

science

Why Cats Almost Always Land on Their Feet

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How does a falling cat go from "feet up" to "feet down" so fast -- and stop rotating just as quickly.

physics

Mad Science Friday: HIV Bait And Magma Planets

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Burn HIV with lava in this Mad Science Friday.

science

DARPA Can Now Put Out Fires With Sound

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Because it's awesome, that's why! And there's probably military applications, but mostly it's awesome.

TANISHQ ABRAHAM

Child Prodigy Explains "God Particle"

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Having trouble understanding the fundamentals of the Higgs boson particle.

#COSPLAY

The Internet Reacts To The Higgs Boson Discovery

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Yesterday CERN announced the discovery of a new boson 99.977% likely to be the Higgs. Funny Higgs boson memes and Twitter reactions followed.

THE STANDARD MODEL

"This Is Indeed A New Particle." CERN Announces Discovery Of Higgs Boson

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Earlier this hour, CERN announced a 5 sigma discovery of a new particle consistent with a Higgs boson. We break it down in layman's terms.

science

New Quantum Entanglement Record Set, Spectres Punching Out Reporters That Much Closer

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For our new readers, the ones without the physics PhDs and the rock-hard sexually magnetic physiques, quantum entanglement is the phenomenon where two particles are put in the same state, and then separated.

venus

If We Could Talk On Venus, We'd Sound Like Barry-White Smurf

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For all practical purposes on Earth, the speed of sound is constant.

xkcd

So, About Those "Faster Than Light" Neutrinos…

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Get ready for your big payout, Randall Munroe.

video

What Happens When You Light Something On Fire In Space?

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We could say that we're posting this video because this was done for a noble, scientific mission.

X rays

2 Million Degree Laser Won’t Be Used for Evil, We’re Sure

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So, you've got an x-ray laser that, when pointed at matter, can heat it up to 2 million degrees in a trillionth of second.

standard model

Physics May Get Another Rewrite?

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Hey, remember that fuss about neutrinos moving faster than light.

#Twitter

Twitter Offers Alternate Explanations For “Faster Than Light” Neutrinos

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[<a href="http://xkcd.com/955/">via</a>] Researchers at CERN in Geneva released the results from a recent experiment (full paper <a href="http://arxiv.org/abs/1109.4897v1">here</a>) that suggested neutrinos can travel faster than light, which would be contrary to Einstein's Theory of Relativity.

rovio

Teachers To Ruin Fun, Teach Physics with ‘Angry Birds’

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I'm just going to come right out and admit that the "Angry Birds" fad is utterly baffling to me.


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