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Ask Ethan: Do Virtual Particles Really Exist?

Ask Ethan: Do Virtual Particles Really Exist?

Empty space, despite how we think of it, may not be as empty as we assume. Although we cannot detect ... [+] the virtual particles present in empty space, their presence is necessary to predict, quantitatively, the effects that quantum fields have on observable quantities in our Universe. Brookhaven National Laboratory When we think about…
Indian CDC Says Covid Surge Is Linked To B.1.617 Variant

Indian CDC Says Covid Surge Is Linked To B.1.617 Variant

Coronavirus models on a map of India. getty A recent surge in Coronavirus infections has helped pushed India to 21 million cases and 230,000 deaths due to Covid. What is causing the surge in Covid-19? One contributing factor seems to be a new strain (or 'lineage') of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus: the B.1.617 variant. Until recently,…
Why Isn’t Anyone Seriously Challenging The Big Bang?

Why Isn’t Anyone Seriously Challenging The Big Bang?

This image represents the evolution of the Universe, starting with the Big Bang. Despite how ... [+] counterintuitive the Big Bang picture is, and the number of scientific attempts to come up with viable, testable alternatives, the Big Bang remains the only modern theory in the context of General Relativity to explain our observations of…
Why 28 + 47 = 72, Not 75, For Black Holes

Why 28 + 47 = 72, Not 75, For Black Holes

Two black holes, each with accretion disks, are illustrated here just before they collide. With the ... [+] new announcement of GW190521, we discovered the heaviest mass black holes ever detected in gravitational waves, crossing the 100 solar mass threshold and revealing our first intermediate mass black hole. Mark Myers, ARC Centre of Excellence for…
WHO Finally Admits Coronavirus Is Airborne. It’s Too Late

WHO Finally Admits Coronavirus Is Airborne. It’s Too Late

Medical mask with world map. getty Over a year since declaring Covid-19 a pandemic, the World Health Organization has finally admitted that Coronavirus is airborne. Aerosol researchers started warning that "the world should face the reality" of airborne transmission in April 2020. Then in June, some claimed that it was "the dominant route for the…
The 5 Truths About Dark Matter That Everyone Should Know

The 5 Truths About Dark Matter That Everyone Should Know

A Hubble image of the massive galaxy cluster MACS J1206, with the characteristic arcs, smears, and ... [+] distorted shapes from gravitational lenses. Overlaid, in blue, are the reconstructed distributions of dark matter halos and substructure within this cluster. NASA, ESA, G. Caminha (University of Groningen), M. Meneghetti (Observatory of Astrophysics and Space Science of…
This Neuroscientist’s Headphones Can Tell When You’re Distracted – And Help Boost Your Focus

This Neuroscientist’s Headphones Can Tell When You’re Distracted – And Help...

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The Largest Structures In The Universe May Not Actually Exist

The Largest Structures In The Universe May Not Actually Exist

This visualization of the Laniakea supercluster, which represents a collection of more than 100,000 ... [+] estimated galaxies spanning a volume of over 100 million light-years, shows the distribution of dark matter (shadowy purple) and individual galaxies (bright orange/yellow) together. Despite the relatively recent identification of Laniakea as the supercluster which contains the Milky Way…
Earth’s Worst Mass Extinction Happened More Slowly On Land

Earth’s Worst Mass Extinction Happened More Slowly On Land

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Scientist Make A Discovery That Will Help Make Robots Perform Surgeries

Scientist Make A Discovery That Will Help Make Robots Perform Surgeries

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