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Scientists detect once-in-a-lifetime gamma rays

Scientists have discovered something amazing. In a cluster of some of the most massive and luminous stars in our galaxy, about 5,000 light years from...

Scientists detect light in a different dimension

Scientists have dramatically improved the response of graphene to light through self-assembling wire-like nanostructures that conduct electricity. The improvement could pave the way for the...

Scientists detect gravitational waves from a merged hyper-massive neutron star for the first time

For the first time astronomers have detected gravitational waves from a merged, hyper-massive neutron star. The scientists, Maurice van Putten of Sejong University in South...

Electrons in 1.58 dimensions? Scientists build fractal shape out of electrons

In physics, it is well-known that electrons behave very differently in three dimensions, two dimensions or one dimension. These behaviors give rise to different possibilities...

Stephen Hawking’s final book suggests time travel may one day be possible – here’s...

"If one made a research grant application to work on time travel it would be dismissed immediately,” writes the physicist Stephen Hawking in his...
Plasma turbulence in space might solve outstanding astrophysical mystery

Plasma turbulence in space might solve outstanding astrophysical mystery

Contrary to what many people believe, outer space is not empty. In addition to an electrically charged soup of ions and electrons known as plasma,...

Scientists find elusive star with origins close to Big Bang

Astronomers have found what could be one of the universe's oldest stars, a body almost entirely made of materials spewed from the Big Bang. The...

Gravitational waves could shed light on dark matter

The forthcoming Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA) will be a huge instrument allowing astronomers to study phenomena including black holes colliding and gravitational waves...

Scientists make most precise measure ever of electrons charge

Electrons are almost unimaginably small, but their tiny size doesn’t mean they can’t be used to poke holes in theories of how the universe...

Hawking declares ‘There is no God,’ but many scientists disagree

In Stephen Hawking’s just published final book, “Brief Answers to the Big Questions,” the renowned physicist declares, “There is no God. No one directs...