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Dark Energy May Be Incompatible With String Theory – Maciej Rebisz

On June 25, Timm Wrase awoke in Vienna and groggily scrolled through an online repository of newly posted physics papers. One title startled him into full consciousness. The paper, by the prominent string theorist Cumrun Vafa of Harvard University and collaborators, conjectured a simple formula dictating which kinds of universes are allowed to exist and which … Continue reading Dark Energy May Be Incompatible With String Theory – Maciej Rebisz

Let’s All Take a Breath and Read That ‘Hothouse Earth’ Paper – Maddie Stone

If the past year of floods, fires, heat waves, and droughts are any indicator, climate change is going to be rough. But in case you weren’t already alarmed, a team of prominent climate scientists has penned a paper warning that just two degrees Celsius of human-caused warming could send us spiraling toward a “hothouse Earth”—one … Continue reading Let’s All Take a Breath and Read That ‘Hothouse Earth’ Paper – Maddie Stone

Drunk Astronauts: This Beer Is the Beginning of Zero-Gravity Drinking

    Ever since we reached towards the stars, and as a civilization, made our way upward — ever since Buzz Aldrin took communion on the moon — an awestruck human populace has often looked down the horizon of space travel, and wondered: Great, now how can we get drunk up there? And now, we’ve got an … Continue reading Drunk Astronauts: This Beer Is the Beginning of Zero-Gravity Drinking

Time in Space Altered Astronaut Scott Kelly’s DNA

(Source: http://www.inc.com) As astronaut Scott Kelly gets used to living life on Earth again–he spent a full year on the International Space Station–Elon Musk continues to plow through SpaceX successes. Musk’s long-term goal of eventually supporting human migration to other planets hasn’t changed, but something else has. That’d be Scott’s DNA. What happened to Scott’s … Continue reading Time in Space Altered Astronaut Scott Kelly’s DNA

NASA Begins Testing of Revolutionary E-Sail Technology – SpaceRef — The Zetetic Forum

RT @SpaceRef: NASA Begins Testing of Revolutionary E-Sail Technology https://t.co/HtZNZ0tqFB Sourced through Scoop.it from: spaceref.com Outer solar system exploration could be massively speeded up by this technology. See on Scoop.it – New Space via NASA Begins Testing of Revolutionary E-Sail Technology – SpaceRef — The Zetetic Forum

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