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Astronomers Reveal Monster Black Hole's Dizzying Speed

Space.com | 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 dis...

Speedy Particles Puzzle Solved?

Space.com | 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?

Space.com | 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 ...

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 ...

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 con...

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 SPACE.com 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.

Experts Weigh In On Discovery That Could Upend Einstein's Theories

AP | JOHN HEILPRIN | Posted 12.06.2011 | Technology

GENEVA — The heads of three major physics labs said Thursday they're skeptical a subatomic particle traveled faster than the speed of light. Th...

Physicists Claim 'Revolutionary' Discovery

AP | FRANK JORDANS and SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 11.22.2011 | Technology

GENEVA — One of the very pillars of physics and Einstein's theory of relativity – that nothing can go faster than the speed of light &ndas...

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...