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Motherboard

Astronomers Discover Incredibly Rare ‘Fossil Cloud’ Created Minutes After the Big Bang

The fossil cloud is only the third of its kind ever seen by astronomers, but could pave the way for their systematic discovery in the future.
Daniel Oberhaus
1.8.19
antimatter

Scientists Have Measured the 'Color' of Antimatter for the First Time

It’s a finding three decades in the making.
Kate Lunau
4.5.18
HOTY2017

The Astronomer Who Is Building the Largest Map of Space by Volume

Mark Halpern and his team are in a race against time to study dark energy's role in the expansion of our universe.
Jacob Dubé
1.16.18
Science

The Biggest Scientific Developments of 2017

According to two scientists at the Royal Society of London.
David Hillier
12.15.17
nasa

This Photo Contains the Highest Concentration of Black Holes Ever Seen

This image provides unprecedented insight into the formation of black holes over the course of billions of years.
Daniel Oberhaus
1.9.17
Big Bang

Scientists Beamed a Laser at Antimatter to Measure It For the First Time

"Antimatter is kind of problem zero. We can’t explain why there’s a universe."
Kate Lunau
12.19.16
Space

Scientists Think the Speed of Light Has Slowed, and They're Trying to Prove It

A controversial theory that would overturn Einstein’s theory of general relativity could soon be tested.
Daniel Oberhaus
12.6.16
Space

Why Galaxies Stop Making Stars

New research pins down the external and internal processes that “quench” galaxies.
Daniel Oberhaus
7.10.16
Space

The ‘Little Lion’ Galaxy that Could Shed Light on the Early Universe

“Low-metal-abundance galaxies are extremely rare, so we want to learn everything we can."
Becky Ferreira
5.15.16
Premieres

Here’s How Singaporean Duo Tzechar Smash That MFing Genre Button

We talk to the cryptic cultural mish-mashers about art, borders, and corn, plus premiere their latest brilliant audio-visual cut: 'Undulating Currency Mix of Dynasty Legacy.'
Jakob Dorof
5.13.16
Art

Stunning Organic VFX Recreate the Big Bang

The German experimental filmmaker Roman De Giuli returns with another mind-bending, short sans CGI.
DJ Pangburn
3.21.16
Features

The People Who Believe Electricity Rules the Universe

"Electric universe" theory is at odds with everything modern science has determined about the universe. Yet something about it sparks fervor in the hearts of believers.
Sarah Scoles
2.18.16
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