Posts Tagged ‘popular’

Black holes eat stars more often than we thought

The supermassive black holes that lie in the center of most galaxies may have far more voracious appetites than experts previously believed, according to a new study that has uncovered evidence that these behemoths shred stars 100 times more often than earlier research had suggested. Such incidents of stellar cannibalism, also known as tidal disruption […]

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This ‘impossible’ EM drive is about to be tested in space

Now that a peer-reviewed paper showing the lawbreaking EM Drive propulsion system actually appears to work has been published, the developer of a similar engine plans to put his invention in space to prove that it can truly create thrust without producing exhaust. According to Popular Mechanics, Guido Fetta, chief executive of Cannae Inc. and inventor […]

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Dilbert’s Scott Adams and the reproductively effective delusion evolutionary thesis

Sometimes, popular debates and commenters can put their fingers on a key issue, almost in passing. In this case, in addressing the cognitive dissonance issue triggering  many reactions to the rise of Donald Trump to US President-Elect (I confess, my own surprise* . . . ) Dilbert’s Scott Adams has dropped a real clanger of […]

A Short History of Contested Presidential Elections

Noting that one candidate has been claiming the upcoming U.S. presidential vote is ‘rigged,’ our Washington-based blogger takes a look at the ways that past presidential elections have been less than clear-cut, and that ways in which the system bent to accommodate a peaceful transfer of power.

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