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Time travel is possible – but only if you have an object with infinite mass

Dec 28, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Can we travel much further into the future? Absolutely. The really interesting question is whether we can travel back into the past.

'TIME MACHINE'. Dr Who used the this time machine, called the TARDIS, to travel through space and time on the BBC television show Dr Who. Babbel1996 / Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA

Final Fruit-ier: Thailand sends smelly durian into space

Jun 05, 2018 - 9:58 PM

Thailand plans to shoot durian into orbit this July to test its durability in a project that could see the staple 'king of fruits' consumed in zero-gravity conditions

KING OF FRUITS. A Thai fruit vendor waits for customers behind a display of durians in Bangkok on June 1, 2018. Photo by Romeo Gacad/AFP

LOOK: Lucky Blue Smith, Stormi Bree Henley welcome daughter

Jul 28, 2017 - 12:35 PM

The couple introduces Gravity Blue Smith to their social media followers

Gameplan: Anti-gravity yoga for newbies

May 29, 2017 - 8:00 AM

Yogi and triathlete Bubbles Paraiso shares how wholesome food and regular exercise can help us deal with everyday stress

Desert telescope stakes out supermassive black hole

Jun 16, 2016 - 9:20 PM

A massive telescope named Gravity aims to finally prove the existence of a black hole at the center of the Milky Way galaxy

epa04707659 An undated handout image provided by ESO on 16 April 2015 shows an artist´s impression released by the European Southern Observatory (ESO) shows the surroundings of a supermassive black hole, typical of that found at the heart of many galaxies. The black hole itself is surrounded by a brilliant accretion disc of very hot, infalling material and, further out, a dusty torus. There are also often high-speed jets of material ejected at the black hole's poles that can extend huge distances into space. Observations with ALMA have detected a very strong magnetic field close to the black hole at the base of the jets and this is probably involved in jet production and collimation. EPA/ESO / HANDOUT NO SALES/EDITORIAL USE ONLY

Einstein's theory of relativity faces satellite test

Apr 26, 2016 - 6:05 PM

The mission of the Microscope orbiter is to test the basis for our modern understanding of gravity

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Love does not make the world go round, gravity does

Feb 19, 2016 - 7:45 AM

[Science Solitaire] Gravity has always had us; now we can also say that we got gravity

De-stress and play at the new Trampoline Park, now open in Manila

Feb 11, 2016 - 4:54 PM

What to expect and what to bring during your first visit to Manila s super fun new trampoline park

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Gravity Rush heads to Playstation 4 with a remaster

Nov 22, 2015 - 2:51 PM

Gravity Rush Remastered will be released on December 10

GRAVITY RUSH. Photo from Sony.

Bucharest disco blaze kills 27, scores injured

Oct 31, 2015 - 2:00 PM

The blaze broke out at around 11:00 pm at the Colectiv night club where hundreds of people had gathered for a gig by rock group Goodbye to Gravity

CLUB FIRE. Emergency service and police forces gather near a club in Bucharest October 31. Photoby

WATCH: 'Arrow' star Stephen Amell takes on Stardust on 'WWE Raw'

Aug 12, 2015 - 1:32 PM

Green Arrow crosses the barricade and gets involved in a fight between Neville and Stardust

#PugadBaboy: Space gas punchline 2

Jul 18, 2015 - 5:00 AM

#PugadBaboy: Space gas punchline 3

Jul 18, 2015 - 5:00 AM

#PugadBaboy: Space gas

Jul 18, 2015 - 5:00 AM

AirAsia plane search, Seniang death toll, Bilibid probe | The wRap

Dec 31, 2014 - 6:45 PM

The story of 2 families who missed that fatal AirAsia flight Seniang death toll rises to at least 53 The justice department orders: demolish VIP jail cells in the Philippines

Webhits: When basketball meets acrobatics

Sep 05, 2014 - 8:00 AM

Basketball and acrobatics? Budapest based Lords of Gravity shows how it s done

Marlon Stockinger and 'Slipstream': Racing on city streets

Aug 31, 2014 - 4:22 PM

Marlon Stockinger drives his Lotus World Series racecar in a special course along Bonifacio Global City

RACE TIME. Go speed racer, go. Photo by Cat Triviño

Explore space and dodge debris in Oh My Gravity

Aug 09, 2014 - 4:43 PM

Oh My Gravity is a technically excellent retro Flappy Bird alike that differentiates itself by its presentation mood and gameplay mechanics

Sandra Bullock tops list of Hollywood's best paid actresses

Aug 05, 2014 - 11:05 AM

The earnings came from the movie Gravity which earned her an Oscar nomination

WebHits: Experience zero gravity

Jun 10, 2014 - 8:00 AM

Action Sports video producers the Experience Series shows viewers a different side of base jumping

WebHits: Gravity ending take two

Apr 07, 2014 - 8:00 AM

Here s an alternate ending to the Oscar winning film Gravity

Big winners at 2014 Oscars: '12 Years A Slave,' 'Gravity'

Mar 03, 2014 - 2:22 PM

12 Years a Slave wins 3 Oscars including Best Picture while Gravity wins 7 Oscars including Best Directing

BEST PICTURE. '12 Years A Slave' takes home the Oscar

FULL LIST: Nominees in Britain's BAFTA Awards 2014

Feb 16, 2014 - 10:01 AM

Gravity has 11 nods; 12 Years a Slave American Hustle are each nominated in 10 categories; Captain Phillips has 9 nods

BAFTA. A hotel butler polishes the masks that are awarded to winners at the BAFTA. Photo by Carl Court/Agence France-Presse

It's a tie! 'Gravity' and '12 Years' share top PGA prize

Jan 21, 2014 - 11:30 AM

Sci fi film Gravity and historical drama 12 Years A Slave are both awarded the top prize at the Producers Guild of America Awards

TOP PRIZE. '12 Years A Slave' producers (L-R) Anthony Katagas and Brad Pitt and director Steve McQueen. Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images/Agence France-Presse

Predictions: Winners at the 2014 SAG Awards

Jan 10, 2014 - 8:37 AM

Here are our fearless predictions for the 20th SAG Awards which will be held on January 18

'Gravity' and '12 Years A Slave' lead BAFTA race

Jan 08, 2014 - 9:05 PM

UPDATED Gravity received 11 nominations while the Oscar tipped 12 Years A Slave got 10 in this year s British Academy of Film and Television Arts BAFTA Awards

THE BRITISH OSCARS. The BAFTAs are happening on February 16 in London. Photo from the BAFTA Facebook page

'12 Years a Slave,' 'American Hustle' top Golden Globe nods

Dec 13, 2013 - 12:20 AM

The Golden Globe Awards will be handed out on January 12 in Beverly Hills

Golden Globe nominees to be unveiled, in crowded race

Dec 12, 2013 - 12:29 PM

Golden Globe organizers unveil nominations for their annual movie awards show Thursday

European science satellite disintegrates – space agency

Nov 11, 2013 - 5:07 PM

An estimated 25 of the one ton GOCE satellite reached the Earth s surface but no damage to property has been reported

NOW GONE. An artist's impression of the GOCE satellite in orbit, released by the European Space Agency March 20, 2008. ESA/AOES Medialab

European science satellite to crash to Earth

Nov 09, 2013 - 8:01 AM

The European Space Agency says when and where the pieces of the GOCE satellite would land is still unclear

CRASHING SOON. An artist's impression of the GOCE satellite in orbit, released by the European Space Agency March 20, 2008. ESA/AOES Medialab

'Gravity' director Cuaron: Oscar talk premature

Oct 17, 2013 - 11:12 AM

The truth is thinking dreaming about it no It is too early says acclaimed Mexican director

ANOTHER MILIEU. 'Gravity' continues Cuaron's film work beyond his native Mexico. Photo: Warner Bros.

'Gravity' stays top of N. America box office

Oct 15, 2013 - 3:29 PM

Hostage drama Captain Phillips at No 2 followed by animation Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2

'GRAVITY' STAYS AFLOAT. Sandra Bullock attends the film's screening in London. Photo: Carl Court/AFP

'Gravity' sets record with North America box office debut

Oct 08, 2013 - 7:17 AM

Gravity s 55 8 M debut was the biggest ever for a film released in October traditionally a slow month for the box office

FACE OF FEAR. Dr Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock) in a scene from the movie "Gravity." Photo courtesy Warner Bros. Pictures

'Gravity': Thrilling, riveting film experience

Oct 06, 2013 - 7:40 PM

Gravity is a film with a simple plot but director Alfonso Cuaron makes it a riveting heart pounding edge of your seat experience

FACE OF FEAR. Dr Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock) in a scene from the movie "Gravity." Photo courtesy Warner Bros. Pictures

'Gravity': Massive nature vs the human spirit

Oct 04, 2013 - 9:18 PM

Disaster movie with essentially one character and film of breathtaking beauty that also leaves you breathless

BREATHTAKING. Bullock's character is lost in space. Photo courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures

'Gravity' draws stellar reviews, awards buzz

Oct 03, 2013 - 2:02 PM

Some critics have evoked Stanley Kubrick s 2001: A Space Odyssey in writing about the movie

CRITICS' PICK. Sandra Bullock in a scene from the movie "Gravity." Photo courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures

The Shortlist: Know where to go, what to do from Sept 28-Oct 5

Sep 28, 2013 - 9:47 AM

Plan the week ahead with these events

George Clooney a role model for Sandra Bullock's son

Sep 10, 2013 - 6:06 PM

Actress finds actor director a good egg as he shares man time with Louis Bardo Bullock

'HE'S A DUDE.' Bullock says Clooney and her son share 'man time'

'Wicked': Spellbinding and mesmerizing

Sep 03, 2013 - 12:00 PM

Filipino musical lovers are in for a spellbinding night we ll remember forever

BEFORE DOROTHY STEPS IN. Elphaba [Jemma Rix] and Glinda [Suzie Mathers] are good friends. All photos courtesy of Lunchbox Theatrical Productions and Concertus Manila

Café Scientifique: The Anatomy of a Black Hole

Aug 02, 2013 - 10:24 AM

A theoretical physicist talks about black holes and Einstein s theory of gravity

TALKING ABOUT BLACK HOLES. What does Einstein's theory of gravity say about black holes? Image courtesy of The Mind Museum

Action-packed second half

Jul 03, 2013 - 8:43 PM

More blockbusters for the rest of 2013 and a sequel filled 2014

POPCORN, ADRENALINE. Brace yourself for the remaining action in 2013