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Black Hole's Winds Carry The Energy Of More Than A Trillion Suns

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 02.20.2015 | Science

If you think winter winds are fierce, get this: NASA says new measurements made by a pair of space telescopes show that the winds produced by a black ...

Here's Why Einstein's Theory Of Relativity Is Perfect

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 02.18.2015 | Science

A century has passed since Albert Einstein published his seminal paper on general relativity, and scientists are still using this iconic theory to exp...

A Long Time Ago in a Galaxy Far, Far Away

James Geach | Posted 01.15.2015 | Science
James Geach

Have you ever looked out on a damp and dreary January day and considered that everything you see around you -- from the bare trees and the frost-fringed asphalt to the discarded newspaper -- is the culmination and product of nearly 14 billion years of cosmic history?

Vanishing Star Helps Astronomers See Space-Time Warp

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 01.13.2015 | Science

It's not easy to weigh a star, but an international team of astronomers has done just that. In fact, they've measured the masses of both stars in ...

Super-Colossal Hole Spotted On Sun As New Year Begins

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 01.05.2015 | Science

Talk about big! A dark hole hundreds of times bigger than the Earth has been spotted on the surface of the sun. A photo of the enormous "coronal h...

Neil deGrasse Tyson Shares His Non-New Year's Resolutions

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 12.30.2014 | Science

Neil deGrasse Tyson takes a dim view of New Year's resolutions. "I generally don't have resolutions," he told The Huffington Post in an email. "For...

For First Time Ever, Astronomers Spy Vast 'Galactic Blowout'

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 12.09.2014 | Science

Talk about a big blowout! For the first time ever, a galaxy has been observed blasting out cold, dense gas in vast quantities and at mind-boggling...

Interstellar: The Gravity of Love

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 01.04.2015 | Entertainment
Lisa Kaas Boyle

In Interstellar, an ambitious, thrilling, emotional though bumpy sci-fi trip through space and time, Christopher Nolan focuses his lens on two powerful forces: gravity and love. The film begins with an extended set up in the-not-so-distant-future to show us that our planet is dying.

You Know How The Universe Got Here. Here's Where It's Headed

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 10.20.2014 | Science

Where did the universe come from, and how is it evolving? Those questions made little sense a century or so ago, before the existence of the Big Bang ...

David Freeman

Physicist Says She Has Proof Black Holes Simply Don't Exist

HuffingtonPost.com | David Freeman | Posted 10.01.2014 | Science

Scientists have lots of bizarre theories about black holes. Black holes gobble up everything that gets too close, even light. They can cause time to s...

'Missing' Light Has Astronomers Scratching Their Heads

Space.com | Charles Q. Choi | Posted 08.18.2014 | Science

An extraordinary amount of ultraviolet light appears to be missing from the universe, scientists have found. One potential source of this missing l...

Bizarre Energy 'Bursts' Baffle Astronomers

Space.com | Nola Taylor Redd | Posted 08.06.2014 | Science

A split-second burst of energy that erupted in deep space is giving astronomers important new clues about a mysterious class of astrophysical phenome...

'Hot Jupiters' Cast Doubt On Planet Theories

natureheader | Mark Zastrow | Posted 07.25.2014 | Science

Scientists searching for worlds outside of the Solar System say that three such planets — distant gas giants that resemble Jupiter — are surprisin...

Strange Waves Yield Big Surprise About Sun

Space.com | Megan Gannon | Posted 06.30.2014 | Science

The sun's volatile atmosphere is even bigger than expected, a NASA spacecraft revealed through observations of gigantic waves. While the sun itself...

Huge Black Hole At Galaxy's Heart Is Behaving Very Oddly

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 06.26.2014 | Science

Call it a severe case of gas--on a cosmic scale. Data from multiple space observatories show that gas is spewing at very high speed from the super...

This Dead Star May Be A Giant Diamond The Size Of Earth

Space.com | Megan Gannon | Posted 06.25.2014 | Science

Astronomers aren't being poetic when they say this star is a diamond. Scientists have identified what is possibly the coldest white dwarf ever detec...

Higgs Physics Suggests The Universe Shouldn't Exist

LiveScience | Tia Ghose | Posted 06.24.2014 | Science

The universe shouldn't exist — at least according to a new theory. Modeling of conditions soon after the Big Bang suggests the universe should ha...

David Freeman

LISTEN: The Accidental Discovery That Proved The Big Bang Theory

HuffingtonPost.com | David Freeman | Posted 06.16.2014 | Science

Today the Big Bang theory is accepted as scientific fact. That wasn't the case a half-century ago, when a young radio astronomer named Robert W. Wilso...

WATCH: Adorable 8-Year-Old Hits Neil deGrasse Tyson With Tricky Black Holes Question

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 06.10.2014 | Science

Is it possible to survive falling into a black hole? Eight-year-old Dane Rogan Showalter, a science enthusiast, posed this question to "Cosmos" hos...

'Clumping' Study Pokes Holes In Black Hole Theory

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 06.02.2014 | Science

Why are some black holes hidden behind space dust? That's a complicated question -- but one astronomers thought they had figured out. Now they're n...

Jacqueline Howard

WATCH: The Biggest Thing In Universe Shouldn't Even Exist, Scientists Say

HuffingtonPost.com | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 06.24.2014 | Science

What's the biggest known structure in the universe? Astronomers used to think it was a "filament" of galaxies known as the Sloan Great Wall. But r...

WATCH: Neil deGrasse Tyson Weighs In On Hilarious 'Cosmos On Weed' Spoof

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 05.23.2014 | Science

You don't need weed to contemplate the cosmos--just a good guide. But what would "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey" be like if the series' beloved host, Ne...

WATCH: Your Body Is The Stuff Of Collapsed Stars

The Huffington Post | Cate Matthews | Posted 05.21.2014 | Science

Living shoulder-to-shoulder on a small blue planet zooming through an ever-expanding universe, it's easy to feel very, very small. But what we are is ...

Fresh Doubts Raised Over Sensational 'Wave' Discovery

natureheader | Ron Cowen | Posted 05.19.2014 | Science

The evidence for the primordial gravitational waves that caused a sensation when it was announced in March could be less strong than previously though...

WATCH: Gravity Turns Violent As Colliding Stars Rip Each Other Apart

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 05.14.2014 | Science

Unless you're very, very unlucky, you're never going to bump up against a black hole. But a new animation from NASA gives a spectacular, close-up look...