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01.21.15 Rhett Jones

What if space travel didn’t actually require that much travel, relatively speaking? What if we only needed to make it to the center of our galaxy in order hitch a ride through a wormhole? That’s just one possibility being brought up by new research published in Annals of Physics. Based on a new theoretical approach to dark […]

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11.07.14 Rhett Jones

Here are some art, film, music and other things happening in NYC so you can Have a Good Weekend. Drop your suggestions in the comments or to tips@animalnewyork.com. FRIDAY 52°F LOW 36°F   In theaters: Matthew McConaughey trips out on space in Interstellar. Disney gets even more like Pixar with Big Hero 6, and Frederick Wiseman […]

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10.23.14 Rhett Jones

When Christopher Nolan (Batman trilogy) asked a theoretical physicist to do the effects for his new film, Interstellar, neither of them expected they’d actually progress science at the same time. Kip Thorne worked with a team for over a year to create the most realistic Black Hole ever seen in cinema. He started by putting together an […]

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08.14.14 Sophie Weiner

NASA’s aptly named Stardust spacecraft caught some particles from the comet Wild 2, which it delivered to Earth in 2006. The results of the dust’s analysis have now been published. Scientists have not been able to determine where in the universe these grains came from, but they do know that they are composed of a “magnesium-iron-silicate mineral called olivine, ” […]

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