A missing interview with the ‘Father of the Big Bang’ has just been discovered: ScienceAlert

It’s not every day that you get to rediscover the words of a world famous, influential thinker of Albert Einstein himself. A nearly 20-minute video interview with the “Father of the Big Bang” was found in the archive of a public service broadcaster called Vlaamse Radio- en Televisieomroeporganisatie (VRT), located in the Flemish region of … Read more

Earth’s continental crust is quite strange

I’ve said this before on this space, but Earth is weird. Consider this: Altitude distribution across the many planets and moons in our solar system. Credit: Vita-Finzi and Fortes, 2013. These diagrams show the distribution of surface heights over a range of large and small bodies in our solar system. Something has to jump off … Read more

The outer solar system has provided a surprising amount of Earth’s water

In a recent study published in SciencesA team of researchers at Imperial College London examined 18 meteorites containing the volatile element zinc to help determine their source, as it has long been assumed that volatiles on Earth, including water, derive from asteroids closer to our planet. However, their findings likely point to an entirely different … Read more

Watch NASA test a 3D-printed rocket engine made for deep space

Have you ever wondered what a spinning detonation rocket engine looks like? GIF: NASA It’s a very exciting time to be a space freak right now. Agencies around the world recently gathered to The most advanced telescope ever launched In orbit, promising startups Increasingly science fiction means to fly into orbit And NASA is working … Read more

23 exciting Planet Earth crafts

Whether you’re planning Earth Day, teaching little ones how to take care of Mother Earth, teaching them about our Earth, or just want crafts around that big blue planet we call home, these 23 ideas will get your creative juices flowing! These activities are obtained to provide a variety of creative ideas for recreating the … Read more

Why more physicists are beginning to think that space and time are “illusions”

Last December, the Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded for the experimental confirmation of a quantum phenomenon known for more than 80 years: entanglement. As conceived by Albert Einstein and his collaborators in 1935, quantum objects can be mysteriously related even if they are separated by great distances. But as bizarre as the phenomenon sounds, … Read more