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Physicists Use Neutrons To Test Newton's Laws

natureheader | Elizabeth Gibney | Posted 04.21.2014 | Science

When a tennis ball bounces off the ground, you could be forgiven for thinking its movement is smooth. But this is just an illusion. The ball is consta...

Toward a Quantum Theory of Gravity? (Part 1)

Mario Livio | Posted 04.16.2014 | Science
Mario Livio

If confirmed, the recently detected potential ripples from the Big Bang represent an imprint on the cosmic microwave background by gravitational waves. Those gravitational waves are produced through a quantum process, providing, for the first time (again, if confirmed), evidence that gravity is governed by quantum mechanics. This point cannot be overemphasized.

Killing Einstein's God

Amir Aczel | Posted 04.14.2014 | Religion
Amir Aczel

Einstein believed in something like Spinoza's "God": a powerful entity that transcends the world. To Einstein, "God" was the maker of the laws of physics that he, Einstein, saw as his life's role to uncover. This is far from the "God" of organized Western religions, to be sure, but it is equally far from Lawrence Krauss "universe from nothing."

Here's The Real Reason Gravity Was Such a Great Movie

Galanty Miller | Posted 04.08.2014 | Comedy
Galanty Miller

No, the reason I liked Gravity is because it was short. The entire movie clocks in at 85 minutes. I pressed the "play" button on my DVD remote. And an hour-and-a-half later I was back at my job as Jaden Smith's personal assistant.

Kbit's Orbital Space Flight

Marcel Hidalgo | Posted 04.07.2014 | Entertainment
Marcel Hidalgo

What better way to start an album such as this then with the voice of President Dwight Eisenhower honoring the seven men who were selected for the very first NASA project Mercury?

This Scene Would Have Totally Changed 'Gravity'

Posted 04.03.2014 | Entertainment

Because writing about "Gravity" didn't end with the Oscars, here's a (fake) alternate opening scene for the movie, where Sandra Bullock's character, D...

Mike Ryan

This Movie Killed The Space-Themed Action-Adventure Movie

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Ryan | Posted 03.14.2014 | Entertainment

By this point in 1984, “Star Wars” was pretty much dead. George Lucas was still talking about the prequels, but he made it clear that they wouldn...

Neil deGrasse Tyson Will Blow Your Mind With "Cosmos" At SXSW 2014

Shira Lazar | Posted 03.10.2014 | Science
Shira Lazar

Neil deGrasse Tyson and Ann Druyan discuss the new show "Cosmos," and how it feels to walk in the footsteps of Carl Sagan. Tyson also shared "Gravit...

'Gravity' Director Alfonso Cuaron Takes His Oscar To TV

AP | LYNN ELBER | Posted 03.08.2014 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Oscar-winning director Alfonso Cuaron was looking for an anti-"Gravity" follow up to his blockbuster space film, and he found it ...

12 Years a Slave: Honoring the Book and Film

Darryl Woodard | Posted 03.07.2014 | Entertainment
Darryl Woodard

"The farther back you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see." -- Winston Churchill (1874-1965) Weeks ago I saw the film 12 Years a Slav...

Five Travel Destinations From This Year's Oscar Hits

Samuel Faktorow | Posted 03.06.2014 | Travel
Samuel Faktorow

What is beyond the performances, costumes, and music? As they say in real estate: location, location, location.

Oscar for Valid Dreamers

Rep. Charles Rangel | Posted 03.06.2014 | Latino Voices
Rep. Charles Rangel

During her acceptance speech, Lupita Nyong'o eloquently remarked: "No matter where you're from, your dreams are valid." We should continue to fight for comprehensive immigration reform that can provide every talented person the opportunity to succeed in the greatest nation on Earth.

2014 Oscar Telecast Ratings: A Success Since 2005, but Mediocre Historically

Gene Del Vecchio | Posted 03.03.2014 | Entertainment
Gene Del Vecchio

If more blockbusters were in contention for Best Picture, it would not be a stretch to imagine a 10 to 20 percent increase in ratings. That would equate to millions of dollars for ABC and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

LOOK: These Latino Oscar Moments Made History

Posted 03.03.2014 | Latino Voices

It was an Oscar night that will go down in history for Latinos. Between host Ellen DeGeneres’ quick wit and an impromptu pizza delivery for Holly...

'12 Years A Slave' Wins Best Picture At The 2014 Oscars

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 03.08.2014 | Entertainment

A little more than six months after "12 Years a Slave" debuted at the Telluride Film Festival, Steve McQueen's slavery drama has been named Best Pictu...

'Gravity' Nabs Seven Oscars

Posted 03.03.2014 | Entertainment

"Gravity" soared on Oscar night, winning an impressive seven awards before the night's three biggest categories were even presented. Alfonso Cuarón's...

The Full List Of 2014 Oscar Winners

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 03.03.2014 | Entertainment

Steve McQueen's "12 Years a Slave" was named Best Picture at the Oscars' 2014 ceremony. The drama, which earned nine total nominations at the 86th ann...

Ex-Astronaut Weighs In On Spacewalking In 'Gravity'

Space.com | Miriam Kramer | Posted 03.02.2014 | Science

The movie "Gravity" recreates the spacewalk experience, according to one former NASA astronaut. Leroy Chiao, a former commander of the International...

'Gravity' Oscar Nominations Spark Mixed Feelings In Mexico

AP | ADRIANA GOMEZ LICON | Posted 03.01.2014 | Latino Voices

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Oscars could be Mexico's big night, with three Mexicans nominated for directing, cinematography and acting. Except that some...

Madness, Divinest Sense and This Year's Oscars

Rev. Galen Guengerich | Posted 02.28.2014 | Media
Rev. Galen Guengerich

It seems to me that this tendency to excuse libertine excesses by talented people inverts our moral hierarchy, since it basically says that those whom we acclaim as best are excused for acting the worst.

So, What Will REALLY Win Best Picture?

Christopher Rosen | Posted 02.28.2014 | Entertainment
Christopher Rosen

"12 Years a Slave," "Gravity" and "American Hustle" are vying for this year's Best Picture honors. Let's figure out which one wins.

Oscar Upsets That Could Actually Happen

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 02.28.2014 | Entertainment

Many of the categories at Sunday's Academy Awards already seem decided. For instance, if actors Matthew McConaughey, Cate Blanchett, Jared Leto and Lu...

Weeklings!: Why Every Oscar-Nominated Movie Is Terrible (VIDEO)

Louis Virtel | Posted 02.27.2014 | Gay Voices
Louis Virtel

2014-02-28-weeklingsoscarnoms2014small.pngIn this edition of Weeklings!, I tell you everything that's wrong with the Oscar-nominated films of this year. We've only got a week until the big event! Catch up on cynicism now!

What The Oscars Nominees Should Wear On The Red Carpet

Vogue | Posted 02.28.2014 | Style
Vogue

Here, our wish list of what these 10 talented nominees should wear for the 2014 Academy Awards.

Here's How The Best Picture Nominees Are Determined

AP | RYAN NAKASHIMA | Posted 02.27.2014 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Was it Lee Daniels' "The Butler," the folk rock bio pic "Inside Llewyn Davis," or Woody Allen's "Blue Jasmine"? We'll never know...