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In his first PopSci appearance, a young Stephen Hawking explains an incredible discovery
In the December 1980 issue of Popular Science, a 38-year-old theoretical physicist answers the ultimate question about the universe.
What are the ethics of creating new life in a simulated universe?
The morality of intelligence in laboratory-made worlds.
Ask Anything: What’s The Hottest Temperature Possible?
Short answer: 142,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 Kelvin, give or take a few zeros.
Found: The Oldest Known Star In The Universe
Astronomers announced yesterday that they've spotted a child of the very first stars.
FYI: Can Anything Move Faster Than Light?
Yes, the universe itself will eventually outpace the speed of light. Just how this will happen is a bit complicated, … Continued
New Theory: The Universe Isn’t Expanding, It’s Just Gaining Mass
But you'd never know, because everyone is getting more massive at the same time.
The 10 Worst Places To Live In The Universe
And you thought 97 degrees F was bad.
The Same Laws That Govern Your Brain’s Development May Also Control The Growth Of The Universe
The universe is neither a computer nor a brain, but there are surprisingly similar laws to rule them all.
The Universe Is Almost Done Making Stars
Star formation is now 30 times lower than at its peak 11 billion years ago.
FYI: Where Is The Center of the Universe?
First, it’s important to know that the big bang wasn’t an explosion of matter into empty space—it was the rapid … Continued