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Multiverse Opponents Claim Nature Has No Sense of Scale

The multiverse theory essentially arose as an explanation of our universe's fine-tuning for the existence of life. Rather than accept...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 25 August 2014 - 1:36PM

Mini-Tornadoes in Superfluid Demonstrate Quantum Mechanics on a Large Scale

Quantum mechanics is, by nature, abstract and often unobservable, as it describes the behavior of particles on a nanoscopic scale. But...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 21 August 2014 - 4:31PM

Doctor Who and the Brain: Regeneration as a Path Less Taken

We know that when the Doctor undergoes his regeneration, every cell of his body changes, including his brain. He experiences gaps in...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 20 August 2014 - 5:08PM

The Future of Prisons is Making Centuries Pass in a Day

In the Star Trek episode "Hard Time," Miles O'Brien is forced to experience twenty years worth of memories, specifically of a...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 19 August 2014 - 1:41PM

Higgs Boson May Have Stabilized Our Early Universe

The relatively recent discovery of the Higgs boson explains why particles have mass, but it may also explain the expansion of our...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 15 August 2014 - 10:52AM

Stanford Researcher Explains Science Behind Captain America and the Hulk

Could turning genes on and off explain the Hulk and Captain America? Scientists have already attempted to explain Hulk's super anger...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 13 August 2014 - 10:41AM

Treating PTSD and Drug Addiction by Modifying Memories

Can we modify human memories in order to treat mental illness? Researchers from Ruhr-University Bochum have published a paper which...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 12 August 2014 - 2:19PM

The Universe as a Mathematical Structure May Justify Multiverse Theory

Is our entire universe a mathematical structure? Does life consist of a specific pattern of spacetime? Are there multiverses with...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 06 August 2014 - 10:49AM

The Science of Star Wars: Light Sabers Already Exist and R2D2 is Coming Soon?

Could Star Wars really happen? Science writers Mark Brake and Jon Chase gave a presentation in May and physicist Andy Howell wrote up...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 04 August 2014 - 3:09PM

The Science Behind Frozen: Queen Elsa is More Powerful Than an A-Bomb

How powerful would Queen Elsa have to be to freeze the kingdom of Arendelle? McMaster University student Aaron Goldberg asks this...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 01 August 2014 - 1:40PM

Science Has Some Issues With Superman's Superpowers

Superman may be the most famous superhero of all time, but science has a few bones to pick with him. Students at the University of...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 31 July 2014 - 9:58AM

Most Americans Don't Think Contacting Aliens Is a Good Idea

Is it a good idea to contact intelligent aliens? According to a recent Huffington Post poll, most Americans are either opposed to...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 29 July 2014 - 4:21PM

The Quantum Cheshire Cat: Can a Particle Be Separated from Its Properties?

Can a property of an object be physically separated from the object itself? Physicists have long theorized a tenet of quantum...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 29 July 2014 - 12:31PM

Three New Experiments May Discover the Nature of Dark Matter

Dark matter is theorized to comprise 85% of the total matter in the universe, but we have no idea what it is. It is a hypothetical...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 28 July 2014 - 3:59PM

Neil DeGrasse Tyson's Very Concise Argument Against Ken Ham's Aliens are Going to Hell

Neil DeGrasse Tyson's response to creationist Ken Ham's assertion that we should stop looking for aliens, because they're going to...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 28 July 2014 - 2:20PM

Are Humans Causing the Sixth Mass Extinction Event?

Dinosaurs were famously driven to extinction by an asteroid, the Great Dying (the largest mass extinction event in history) was likely...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 25 July 2014 - 1:53PM

Would Aliens Save or Destroy Us? Seven Possible Scenarios for Extraterrestrial Contact

Would aliens want to help us or hurt us? In a paper by researchers Seth D. Bauma and Jacob D. Haqq-Misra of Pennsylvania State...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 24 July 2014 - 2:15PM

China Wants to Become Particle Collider Capital of the World

Two proposals to build "super colliders" may bring China to the forefront of particle physics. While Europe and the United States have...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 - 11:47AM

Procedure to Create Three-Parent Babies to Be Legalized in April?

Could we have babies with three parents within the next year? Researchers have rapidly been working towards creating children with...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 22 July 2014 - 12:46PM

Virtual Reality Allows You to Hunt Mutants Like Professor X At Comic Con

Attendees of San Diego Comic Con will have the opportunity to use Cerebro technology to detect and hunt mutants.    Using the...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 22 July 2014 - 10:20AM