Planet Earth Report –“Faster Than Speed-of-Light to The Last Human Game”

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The “Planet Earth Report” connects you to the days’ headlines on the discoveries, people, and events changing our planet and the future of the human species.

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Quantum Artificial Life –“Created for the First Time” (A 2018 Most Viewed)

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“We leave open the question whether the origin of life is genuinely quantum mechanical,” says the team behind exciting new research that provides a breakthrough that may eventually help answer the question of whether the origin of life can be explained by quantum mechanics — a new approach announced October 2018 to one of the most enduring unsolved mysteries in science: how does life emerge from inert matter.

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Milky Way’s Supermassive Black Hole –“Is an Illusion” (‘A 2018 Most Viewed’)

 

 

 

“There has never been direct evidence of a black hole,” said physicist George Chapline, while acknowledging there are objects that general relativity would predict are black holes at the centers of galaxies. “Ironically, Einstein also didn’t believe in black holes even though he created general relativity.”

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“Huge Mystery Novel!” –Standard Model Can’t Predict Why We Exist (‘A 2018 Most Viewed’)

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“We know the Standard Model is wrong, but we can’t seem to find where it’s wrong. It’s like a huge mystery novel,” Gabrielse said. “We should be very careful about making assumptions that we’re getting closer to solving the mystery, but I do have considerable hope that we’re getting closer at this level of precision.”

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Wormholes Create Ripples in Spacetime –“Not Black Holes” (‘A 2018 Most Viewed’)

 

The scientific collaborations LIGO and Virgo have detected gravitational waves from the fusion of two black holes, inaugurating an exciting new era in the study of the cosmos. But what if those ripples of space-time were not produced by black holes, but by other exotic objects? A team of European physicists propose an alternative—wormholes that can be traversed to appear in another universe.

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“Antarctic Enigma!” Unknown Particles Beaming Into Space (“2018 Most Viewed”)

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Neutrinos? Dark matter? A new, unknown form of matter? In October, we reported that strange events in Antarctica may be explained by supersymmetry physics according to the Penn State team that detected the mystery particle shooting into space from deep beneath the ancient South Polar ice cap.

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