Universe

Man Who Believed 'The Matrix' Was Real 'Attempted To Stab Police'

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 17.07.2014 | UK Tech

We have previously written on the theory that the universe is a computer simulation. But while that is actually less of a thought experiment than you ...

'Eye Of Sauron' Star Is Root Of All Evil

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 05.06.2014 | UK Tech

Space can be a beautiful thing. It can also be deeply scary as this image of a star proves. Nicknamed 'The Eye Of Sauron' this is actually a ringed...

Hubble Captures 10,000 Galaxies With New Photo

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 04.06.2014 | UK Tech

Hubble's latest image of the universe is big, and we mean really big. So unbelievably big in fact that you won't even be able to comprehend just how b...

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...

Cosmos - A Spacetime Odyssey and the Ironies it's Working Around

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 11.05.2014 | UK Entertainment
Preetam Kaushik

The first line up there includes the iconic words that Carl Sagan uttered when the original Cosmos - A Personal Voyage opened in the eighties. The second line opened the follow-up series titled Cosmos - A Spacetime Odyssey which aired last Sunday with Tyson as the host, who pays tribute to Sagan through these words.

We Might Be Living INSIDE A Black Hole

Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.02.2014 | UK Tech

Earlier this year no less than Stephen Hawking declared that black holes might not really exist. Now researchers claim we might actually be living ...

Open Your Eyes

Amy Anka | Posted 15.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Amy Anka

You are sitting there watching tv one night. The chest pains are back. Your breathing is shallow. Your left arm is now cramped up and you're suffering the worst case of heartburn you've ever encountered. You're having a heart attack.

Physicists Admit Universe Might Be About To Collapse

Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Tech

The universe might be about to collapse, scientists have announced. It has long been predicted that the universe, which has been expanding since th...

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...

The People We Meet

Amy Anka | Posted 23.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Amy Anka

I don't necessarily think that a soulmate needs to be one in the romantic sense. It can be in a best friend, in a sister, or even in some random person that the universe decides to send into your direction.

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.

Evidence For 'New Physics' Universe

PA | Posted 02.08.2013 | UK Tech

First evidence that the universe is not as we know it has emerged from the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the giant atom-smashing machine built to recre...

Michael Rundle

Is A Giant Vacuum Cleaner In Space 'Tilting The Universe'?

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Neutrinos with the Euclid Space Telescope

Anais Rassat | Posted 28.08.2013 | UK Tech
Anais Rassat

Euclid is a space telescope planned for launch in 2020 by the European Space Agency, and will make a map of the distribution of billions of galaxies in the Universe. This will make it possible to map the history and evolution of the dark Universe, which is the name given to describe everything we do not understand about the Universe.

Largest Object In The Universe Discovered - And It Might Disprove Einstein

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 15.01.2013 | UK Tech

Astronomers have discovered the largest object in the universe. In fact it's so big, it might challenge a key principle of cosmology predicted by n...

Physicists Find Evidence That The Universe Is A 'Giant Brain'

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 26.01.2013 | UK Tech

The idea of the universe as a 'giant brain' has been proposed by scientists - and science fiction writers - for decades. But now physicists say the...

Nasa's Hubble Telescope Captures Stunning UFO Galaxy

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.11.2012 | UK Tech

Seen from afar it looks like a giant UFO. The red and yellow alien-craft-like galaxy, called NGC5010, was captured by the Nasa/ESA Hubble Space Tel...

Quantum Teleportation - World Records 2012 and Outlook

Henryk Frystacki, Ph.D | Posted 04.12.2012 | UK Tech
Henryk Frystacki, Ph.D

Teleportation is generally understood as an immediate transfer of matter from one point in our universe to another. This method to travel through space is a speculative theory, only plausible in case of the existence of natural wormholes, i.e. flaws in the regular weave of space-time, connecting points in space that are remote from each other.

World's Most Powerful Digital Camera Takes First Images

The Huffington Post UK | Ted Thornhill | Posted 18.09.2012 | UK Tech

It’s taken eight years to build, boasts 570 megapixels and it’s hoped that it’ll help answer one of the greatest mysteries in science – why th...

What Is The God Particle And What's All The Fuss About?

The Huffington Post UK | Ted Thornhill | Posted 03.07.2012 | UK Tech

The Higgs Boson – or God particle – was named after Edinburgh University’s Professor Peter Higgs, who predicted it to fill in a gap in scientist...

Top 10 Large Hadron Collider Facts

The Huffington Post UK | Ted Thornhill | Posted 03.07.2012 | UK Tech

The search for the God particle is a key task for the Large Hadron Collider, which straddles the borders of France and Switzerland. It was designed...

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...

When Galaxies Collide: The Milky Way Is Doomed

The Huffington Post UK | Ted Thornhill | Posted 04.06.2012 | UK

The night sky looks peaceful at the moment, but over the next few billion years, the heavens are going to liven up a great deal, because our Milky Way...

HIP 11952 - The Oldest Ever Exoplanet System Discovered

Huffington Post UK | Melanie Hick | Posted 27.05.2012 | UK Tech

An ancient planetary system from 13 billion years ago has been discovered in the constellation Cetus, 375 lightyears from Earth, that could determine ...

Science Points to a Lonely Universe

Dr David Whitehouse | Posted 28.02.2012 | UK Tech
Dr David Whitehouse

New research suggests that there could be many more wandering planets in our galaxy than there are stars. Planets could be torn from their parent suns and slung into space. Estimates suggest that a galaxy like ours could have billions of them.