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Here's What A Cosmic Tug-Of-War Is Doing To The Moon

Space.com | Kelly Dickerson | Posted 06.18.2014 | Science

Earth's gravitational pull is so powerful that it creates a small bulge on the surface of the moon. For the first time, scientists have observed this...

8 Hollywood Hits That Are Actually Terribly Overrated

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.12.2014 | Entertainment

Recently, HuffPost Entertainment presented a list of so-called terrible movies that we simply adore. Now we're flipping the coin to tear down champion...

Upcoming Award Show -- Honoring Celebrities: Film and Television

Pamela Glasner | Posted 06.11.2014 | Entertainment
Pamela Glasner

Question: What do science fiction, fantasy and horror have in common? Answer: they are the genres honored annually, for the past four decades, by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films.

Here's Everything Wrong With 'Gravity' As Told By Neil deGrasse Tyson

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 06.03.2014 | Entertainment

Astrophysicist and "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey" host Neil deGrasse Tyson was quick to point out the inaccuracies of "Gravity" on his Twitter account ...

Exploring the Invisible

Dr. Sten Odenwald | Posted 05.23.2014 | Science
Dr. Sten Odenwald

Much of modern physics has been about exploring inherently invisible things, which seem to be far more common than the obvious things we experience with our senses. Yet these invisible things follow rigorous laws that allow us to test their existence in many ways. Here is a very short list of some of the "invisible" things that we routinely work with.

Talking With Director Steven Knight About His Innovative and Enthralling Film Locke

Govindini Murty | Posted 07.08.2014 | Entertainment
Govindini Murty

Locke is a must-see for anyone who believes that human character is still the most compelling subject of the cinema.

'Gravity' Director Wades Into Mexico's Energy Reform

AP | Posted 07.06.2014 | Green

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Oscar-winning director Alfonso Cuaron published another full-page newspaper ad in Mexican newspapers on Monday asking the preside...

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 06.16.2014 | 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 06.14.2014 | 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 06.08.2014 | 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 06.05.2014 | 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 05.10.2014 | 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 05.06.2014 | 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 05.06.2014 | 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 05.06.2014 | 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 05.03.2014 | 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...