Winston Churchill And The Importance Of A Cosmic Outlook

Philip Ellis | Posted 21.02.2017 | UK Politics
Philip Ellis

It's an interesting time to be a scientist. Recent proposed policy changes in the United States have the scientific community deeply troubled, most notably the assertion that science is somehow a bipartisan arena, or a matter of opinion.

We Are All Floating Lost In A Directionless Universe, So Give Up Now

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 12.09.2016 | UK Tech

In case you were clinging to any hope that the earth isn’t just spinning around in a vast and directionless universe, let us shatter that illusion f...

Time and Consciousness

Bernard Carr | Posted 07.05.2017 | UK Tech
Bernard Carr

The invocation of a higher dimension only generates a global flow of time, so it does not explain the sense of individual identity associated with the 1st person perspective. To accommodate this, one may need to account for another important aspect of consciousness: we cannot be aware of timescales which are too short or too long.

The Universe's Most Ancient Planets Formed 12 Billion Years Ago

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Tech

The universe is about 13.8 billion years old, give or take a few million years. By comparison our Earth is only about 4.54 billion years old - mean...

Massive Radio Burst Detected In Deep Space

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 19.01.2015 | UK Tech

A sudden, hugely powerful radio blast has been detected in a distant corner of the universe before falling almost instantly silent. Scientists do n...

Mystery Cosmic Ray Volcano Erupts In The Night Sky

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK Tech

A mysterious "hot spot" in the sky is emitting unusual numbers of powerful cosmic rays, say scientists. The discovery may shed new light on the ori...

How Big Is The Universe? THIS Big.

Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK Tech

The universe is complex, massive and unfriendly. Worse still, they keep finding new bits of it hidden in the unknowable depths of particle physics. It...

Physicists Hail Cosmic 'Holy Grail'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK Tech

An echo of the universe's cataclysmic birth has been detected by scientists in a landmark discovery described as the "Holy Grail" of cosmology. Bri...

Water Found In Stardust, And That Means Life Might Not Be Rare After All

Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Tech

Scientists have found evidence of water in distant stardust, and that might have huge implications for how we think about life. A team at the Unive...

Dark Matter Web 'Underneath' The Universe Seen For The First Time

Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Tech

A 'web' of dark mater underneath the visible universe has been seen by scientists for the first time. Dark matter is the counter-intuitive substanc...

This Is What A Computer Simulation Of The Universe Looks Like

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech

Philosophers, film fans and the chemically relaxed have regularly suggested over the decades that our universe might be a computer simulation. In rece...

My Top 14 Bonkers Things About the World

Marcus Chown | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech
Marcus Chown

My latest book is about everything... from finance to thermodynamics, sex to special relativity, human evolution to holography. In researching and writing it, I began to appreciate more and more what a wonderful world we live in -one far more incredible than anything we could possibly have invented. Here are just some of the bonkers things I learnt.

End Of The Big Bang?

Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.09.2013 | UK Tech

An alternative theory to the Big Bang has been proposed - and it's as mind-blowing as it is totally hypothetical. The theory involves the universe ...

Michael Rundle

Is A Giant Vacuum Cleaner In Space 'Tilting The Universe'? | Michael Rundle | Posted 15.09.2013 | UK Tech

Don't panic: reports in the press that a mysterious presence may be tilting the universe are not quite what they appear. The Daily Mail today quote...

Mysterious Arc Of Light Lurking Deep In Space Discovered

The Huffington Post UK | Ted Thornhill | Posted 27.06.2012 | UK Tech

A mysterious, gigantic arc of light residing behind a massive cluster of galaxies has been discovered by astronomers. It resides about 10bn light y...

Stephen Hawking, Master of the Universe

Ellee Seymour | Posted 11.03.2012 | UK
Ellee Seymour

Nobody knew until the first speech of the day that Prof Stephen Hawking, the world renowned scientist famous for his work on the origins of the universe, would not be able to attend on doctor's orders; I believe that the university only became aware of this 10 minutes before the symposium started, that they hoped he would be well enough to bask in the glittering tributes and accolades from his peers and fellow scientists from around the world.

The 70th Birthday Stephen Hawking Symposium

Ellee Seymour | Posted 02.03.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Ellee Seymour

I feel extremely privileged to be able to attend a symposium to mark the 70th birthday of physicist Professor Stephen Hawking, a brilliant cosmologist acclaimed globally whose life has surpassed medical expectations.