If ghosts were real, Brian Cox claims CERN would have found them by now

There are countless conspiracy theories surrounding ghosts and paranormal activity, and while it shouldn’t need explaining to anyone who has a scientific mind, Brian Cox has stressed why such apparitions are “inconceivable.” Speaking on his BBC Radio 4 show The Infinite Monkey Cage, the University of Manchester professor explained that if ghosts existed, CERN’s Large Hadron Collider would have found them by now. Read more … Continue reading If ghosts were real, Brian Cox claims CERN would have found them by now

This light-propelled probe could orbit exoplanets and hunt for alien life

Decades of research has shown it is theoretically possible to journey beyond our solar system in the hunt for alien life on exoplanets. Putting this theory into practice is a different beast altogether, and one of the greatest challenges is how to slow down any spacecraft we send when it arrives at the far reaches. Read more on WIRED Continue reading This light-propelled probe could orbit exoplanets and hunt for alien life

Theory claims to offer the first ‘evidence’ our Universe is a hologram

Despite how extreme the idea sounds, theories about the Universe being an illusion or a hologram aren’t new. Now, researchers claim to have found evidence towards proving this hypothesis. A team of theoretical physicists at the University of Southampton believes it has found signs our Universe is an illusion by studying the cosmic microwave background (CMB) – radiation left over from the Big Bang. Read … Continue reading Theory claims to offer the first ‘evidence’ our Universe is a hologram

Mystery planets and strange orbits: what is lurking in the far reaches of our solar system?

Whether it’s ‘my very early morning jam sandwich’ or ‘many vile earthlings’, everyone has a memorable way to list off the planets in our solar system. But beyond the mnemonics, some of the most interesting and unexplored objects lurk beyond the stuff of textbooks in an icy region known as the Kuiper Belt. Read more on WIRED Continue reading Mystery planets and strange orbits: what is lurking in the far reaches of our solar system?