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2017 top science stories: Space 'visitors', smartphone addiction, and your pet dog

Dec 19, 2017 - 11:45 AM

What are the biggest stories, discoveries and ideas in science this 2017? The Mind Movers of the Mind Museum list down some of the most important ones from the past 12 months.

Neutron star smashup 'transforms' our understanding of Universe

Oct 17, 2017 - 7:19 AM

For the first time, scientists have witnessed the cataclysmic crash of two ultra-dense neutron stars in a galaxy far away

DISCOVERY. Samara Nissanke, Representative of the Virgo Interferometer, speaks during a presentation at the ESO speaks during a presentation at the ESO (European Southern Hemisphere) German headquarters in Garching near Munich, southern Germany, on October 16, 2017. Christof Stache/AFP

U.S. trio wins physics Nobel for detection of waves from black hole collisions

Oct 03, 2017 - 6:15 PM

(UPDATED) US astrophysicists Barry Barish, Kip Thorne and Rainer Weiss win the 2017 Nobel Physics Prize for their discovery of gravitational waves

WINNERS. Laureates (L-R) Rainer Weiss, Barry C Barish and Kip S Thorne are pictured on a display during the announcement of the 2017 Nobel Prize winners in Physics on October 3, 2017, at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm. Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP

Gravitational waves, dark matter eyed for Nobel Physics Prize

Oct 04, 2016 - 10:44 AM

The physics prize is the second of the Nobels to be awarded after the medicine prize

Artist's illustration of two black holes merging. Image courtesy LIGO/Caltech

Researchers detect gravitational waves for a second time

Jun 16, 2016 - 10:36 AM

Researchers announce they have found the waves a second time in December produced by the collision of two black holes some 1 4 billion years ago

This illustration shows the merger of two black holes and the gravitational waves that ripple outward as the black holes spiral toward each other. LIGO/T. Pyle

Space feat opens 'new window' onto Universe

Jun 08, 2016 - 9:14 AM

A ground breaking physics mission has opened up space as the next frontier for exploring a ubiquitous invisible force predicted by Albert Einstein a century ago

A undated handout graphic, made available February 11, 2016 by NASA / CALTECH-JPL, showing an artist's impression of gravitational waves generated by binary neutron stars. R.Hurt/Caltech-JPL/Handout/EPA

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

India OKs plan to build gravitational waves observatory

Feb 18, 2016 - 8:42 AM

More detectors in other parts of the world will allow scientists to study gravitational waves from different orientations

CARDIFF CONTRIBUTION. Sixteen of about 1,000 authors of the study that discovered gravitational waves are from Cardiff University

Can the Philippines produce its own Einsteins?

Feb 17, 2016 - 4:03 PM

While we have our own bright minds in the basic sciences we still have a long way to go

BETTER RESOURCES. A physics graduate holding up a streamer calling for national industrialization during graduation rites in the University of the Philippines-Diliman. Image courtesy of Agham Youth

Einstein's gravitational waves: a 100-year odyssey

Feb 14, 2016 - 11:08 AM

The elegance of Einstein s theory of gravity does not rely on computational power but rather on the elegance of its principles

PAST AND PRESENT. Scientist Holger Wittel sits in a control center next to a cardboard cutout of Albert Einstein at the GEO600 gravitational wave detector in Ruthe near Hanover, Germany, February 11, 2016. Julian Stratenschulte/EPA

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A 'magical' space-time ripple that wasn't believed – at first

Feb 12, 2016 - 12:36 AM

When the signal finally got to the Earth on September 14 we knew within 3 minutes that our instruments had seen something really different

A undated handout graphic, made available February 11, 2016 by NASA / CALTECH-JPL, showing an artist's impression of gravitational waves generated by binary neutron stars. R. Hurt/Caltech-JPL/EPA

Scientists confirm existence of gravitational waves

Feb 11, 2016 - 11:34 PM

UPDATED Gravitational waves – ripples in space time that Albert Einstein have predicted in his general theory of relativity a century ago – have been officially detected in a landmark discovery for physics and astronomy

Artist's illustration of two black holes colliding. Image courtesy LIGO/Caltech

AS IT HAPPENS: Gravitational waves announcement

Feb 11, 2016 - 10:01 PM

UPDATED If gravitational waves have been spotted it would mark one of the biggest scientific discoveries of our time filling in a major gap in our understanding of how the universe was born

LIGO Hanford Observatory. Image courtesy Caltech/MIT/LIGO Laboratory

Gravitational waves: Why the fuss?

Feb 11, 2016 - 12:29 PM

What are gravitational waves and why should you care?

A picture shows a 3km-long arm part of the Virgo detector for gravitational waves located within the site of EGO, European Gravitational Observatory, on February 09, 2016 between Cascina and Pise. Claudio Giovannini/AFP