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Physicist Stephen Hawking Dies At 76

Stephen Hawking, the British theoretical physicist and cosmologist, has died, a spokesman for his family announced Wednesday. He was 76. Hawking died at his home in Cambridge. In a statement, his children, Lucy, Robert, and Tim, called their father “a great scientist and an extraordinary man whose work and legacy will live on for many…

NASA’s Cassini Spacecraft Ends 13-Year Exploration Of Saturn

On Friday, after 20 years in space and 13 years exploring Saturn, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft burned up in Saturn’s atmosphere. “We’ve had an incredible 13-year journey around Saturn, returning data like a giant firehose,” said Cassini project scientist Linda Spilker. “Almost like we’ve taken a magnifying glass to the planet and the rings.” Cassini lifted…

Yoshinori Ohsumi Wins Nobel Medicine Prize [VIDEO]

Japanese cell biologist Yoshinori Ohsumi has won the Nobel Prize in medicine for his work on autophagy: how cells in the human body repair themselves and detoxify. He will nab the award for β€œmechanisms for autophagy.” The scientist led a series of groundbreaking experiments in the early 1990s that helped researchers to understand the process…

China Finishing Biggest Radio Telescope [VIDEO]

China has put the final piece into position on what will be the world’s biggest radio telescope, which will be used to explore space and seek out extraterrestrial life. The Five Hundred Metre Aperture Spherical Telescope is cut out of the side of a mountain and is the size of 30 football fields. The massive…

Watch British Astronaut Tim Peake SpaceWalk LIVE STREAM

Broadcast live streaming video on Ustream Tim Peake is officially on a spacewalk! British astronaut Tim Peake is now outside the International Space Station, on his first spacewalk. Major Peake is stepping into space as part of a six-and-a-half-hour mission to repair a broken power unit. “It’s a privilege,” he said in response to station…

WTF Mysterious Space Debris To Hit Earth On Nov. [VIDEO]

The space object named WT1190F, has a bunch of social media users attention for its peculiarly funny name and mysterious nature. Although it is still unidentified, it is predicted by scientists to plunge into the Indian Ocean on Friday the 13th next month. Astronomers from the European Space Agency (ESA) clarified that the impact of…

Nobel physics prize awarded for LED discovery

The Nobel Prize in Physics has been awarded to 3 scientists for their work in inventing blue LED lights, allowing a new generation of bright and energy-efficient lighting. Two scientists from Japan and one from the U.S. won the Nobel Prize for Physics on Tuesday for their invention of an environmentally friendly light source. Isamu…

Nobel Prize In Medicine Awarded To Brain Cell GPS Research Neuroscientists

The 2014 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded on Monday to American-British neuroscientist John O’Keefe, and Norwegian scientists May-Britt Moser and Edvard Moser. The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet awards the prize annually to “the person who shall have made the most important discovery within the domain of physiology or medicine.” It is…

Happy Pi Day Smartass

Happy Pi Day math lovers. It is pie day because the date – the 14th of March – is styled March 14 or 3/14, which is the first three digits of pi.

Japan Approves Stem Cell Clinical Trials

Japan’s government on Friday gave its seal of approval to the world’s first clinical trials using stem cells harvested from a patient’s own body. Health Minister Norihisa Tamura signed off on a proposal by two research institutes that will allow them to begin tests aimed at treating age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a common medical condition…

Ring Of Fire Solar Eclipse Will Be Visible To Skywatchers May 10 2013

Ring Of Fire Solar Eclipse Will Be Visible To Skywatchers May 10 2013

The moon will block the sun in a potentially spectacular solar eclipse this week β€” a celestial event that will transform the sun into a cosmic “ring of fire” in the daytime sky. The ring-shaped solar eclipse, known as an annular eclipse, will occur Thursday and Friday (May 9 and 10) Eastern time. Weather permitting,…