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How To Be Timeless Right This Minute

Deepak Chopra | Posted 10.10.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Deepak Chopra

By Deepak Chopra, MD For most people, the two words "timeless" and "eternal" seem roughly the same. They spell the end of clock time, and for many...

Think You're The Fastest At Your Job? Think Again.

The Huffington Post | Samantha Guff | Posted 10.23.2015 | Weird News

Do you have what it takes to be the fastest window washer? Pizza slicer? Pancake flipper? Take a look at these insane specimens of human speed before ...

Jacqueline Howard

Looking Out Into Space Is Literally Looking Back In Time, And Here's Why | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 05.28.2015 | Science

Every time you open your eyes to look at something, you're literally looking back in time. Consider: light travels at a speed of 186,000 miles per ...

WATCH: Travel Through Our Solar System At The Speed Of Light

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 02.04.2015 | Science

Just how vast is our solar system? An eye-opening new animation (above) really puts things in perspective. It shows that even if you travel at the...

Here's How To Calculate The Speed Of Light In Your Own Home

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 08.25.2014 | Science

You may think your microwave is good only for making popcorn or heating up last night's leftovers. But with a big chocolate bar and a little ingenuity...

Myths of Physics: 1. Einstein's Speed Limit Is the Speed of Light

Victor Stenger | Posted 10.12.2014 | Science
Victor Stenger

You can go ahead and try to measure the speed of light in a vacuum if you like. If your measuring instruments are properly calibrated by an atomic clock, then you are going to get 299,792,458 meters per second every time.

David Freeman

Tyson Says Media Misled Over Speed Of Light Story | David Freeman | Posted 08.01.2014 | Science

Were physicists all wrong about the speed of light? You might think so, given the stories posted recently about a new paper suggesting that light trav...

Astronomers Reveal Monster Black Hole's Dizzying Speed | Nola Taylor Redd | Posted 03.06.2014 | Science

For the first time, astronomers have directly measured how fast a black hole spins, clocking its rotation at nearly half the speed of light. The dist...

Speedy Particles Puzzle Solved? | Charles Q. Choi | Posted 12.01.2013 | Science

Huge electric fields in the radiation belts around Earth may help explain how electrons surrounding the planet can be accelerated to speeds near that ...

WATCH: Can 'Twist' Help Unlock Secrets Of Early Universe? | Megan Gannon | Posted 10.21.2013 | Science

Researchers have discovered a subtle twist in the primeval light that formed shortly after the universe came into being. They hope it can reveal new s...

Photons Last LOONG Time, New Study Suggests

LiveScience | Charles Choi | Posted 07.30.2013 | Science

The particles that make up light, photons, may live for at least 1 quintillion (1 billion multiplied by 1 billion) years, new research suggests. If p...

New Experiment Puts Einstein To Test

LiveScience | Clara Moscowitz | Posted 07.30.2013 | Science

The speed of light is considered to be the ultimate cosmic speed limit, thanks to Einstein's special theory of relativity. But physicists aren't conte...

Physicists Stop Light For ENTIRE Minute

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 07.29.2013 | Science

Albert Einstein postulated that nothing is faster than the speed of light. But what if light was stopped dead in its tracks for, say, a minute? Imposs...

Speed Of Light May Not Be Constant After All, Physicists Say

Posted 04.29.2013 | Science

By: Jesse Emspak, LiveScience Contributor Published: 04/28/2013 09:35 AM EDT on LiveScience The speed of light is constant, or so textbooks say....

'Loophole' Might Allow For Real-Life Warp Drive, Physicists Say

Posted 09.18.2012 | Science

By: Clara Moskowitz Published: 09/17/2012 12:13 PM EDT on HOUSTON — A warp drive to achieve faster-than-light travel — a concept p...

Einstein Was Right All Along, Neutrino Researchers Say

Posted 06.10.2012 | Science

By: Clara Moskowitz, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 06/08/2012 01:03 PM EDT on LiveScience The final nail in the coffin may have been deal...

Researchers Find Flaw In Faster-Than-Light Clocks

AP/The Huffington Post | By FRANK JORDANS | Posted 04.23.2012 | Science

GENEVA -- Researchers have found a flaw in the technical setup of an experiment that startled the science world last year by appearing to show particl...

Betting Against Einstein

Carl Pope | Posted 12.20.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

America must move into the future. The era of cheap oil, energy dependence, and "what me worry" climate science is over. The United States must join, not just the rest of the world, but the 21st century.

What Physics Teaches Us About Creationism

Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D. | Posted 12.11.2011 | Religion
Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D.

Irrespective of the complexity of the world around us, creationists know what they believe and they need neither data nor experiments to support their beliefs. Belief is enough for them.

Time Travel 'Impossible,' Say Scientists

Discovery News | Posted 09.25.2011 | Technology

Hong Kong physicists say they have proved that a single photon obeys Einstein's theory that nothing can travel faster than the speed of light -- demon...

Light-Speed Computers Could Be A Reality Soon

Discovery News | Eric Bland | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Light-speed computing is one step closer to reality. Scientists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have created a new infrared laser made...