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KAKU ON WHY THE UNIVERSE EXISTS

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Our universe, with equal parts matter and antimatter, is fundamentally symmetrical. Beautiful as that notion seems, it gives rise to a startling paradox with truly existential ramifications. If matter and antimatter are in symmetry (as all observations seem to confirm), then theoretically our universe as we know it should not exist. Researchers at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, recently set out to determine why the universe exists despite this symmetry that should’ve resulted in instantaneous annihilation. Unfortunately, the study didn’t turn up any differences. That leaves researchers back where they started. Scientists still believe there must be some undiscovered difference between matter and antimatter that allows our universe to exist. Otherwise, what makes the miracle of our existence possible? CBS NEWS science and futurist contributor, Dr. Michio Kaku, joins CBSN to help us face reality. WATCH NOW!

KAKU ON NEWEST GRAVITY WAVES

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Early last year, scientists made a breakthrough discovery of gravitational waves in the wild, signaling the dawn of a new subfield of astronomy. This week, separate observatories in Washington, Louisiana, and Italy independently detected and collectively confirmed more gravitational waves in the wild — this time from the collision of two black holes about 2 billion light-years from Earth. Gravity waves pick up cosmic events that are invisible or nearly impossible to measure by any other means. By combining observations of a single event using multiple means, it’s now possible to gain a more complete understanding of the source’s properties than ever before. This method is called multi-messenger astronomy. CBS NEWS science and futurist contributor, Dr. Michio Kaku, joins CBSN to break down what this discovery means for the future of astronomy. WATCH NOW!

KAKU ON MELTING POLAR ICE

Click for more CBSN posts2016 is expected to be the hottest year ever recorded. Climate scientists warn that polar sea ice is melting at alarming levels. CBS NEWS science and futurist contributor, Dr. Michio Kaku, appears on CBSN to explain what’s happening with the weather from a global perspective and to describe the factors that converted him from a skeptic into a concerned believer in the climate change crisis. WATCH NOW!

KAKU ON OKLAHOMA MAN-MADE QUAKES

Click to Visit CBSNCBS NEWS science and futurist contributor, Dr. Michio Kaku, joined an all-star panel on CBSN yesterday to discuss the alarming rate of earthquakes rocking the state of Oklahoma. He warned that, if the trend continues as expected, "Oklahoma could go down as the earthquake capital of America." All signs point to the waste water injection activity in the region and especially the escalated volume of waste water involved in the controversial but longstanding practice. Each panelist agreed on the likelihood that the rise in seismic activity is all but certainly man-made. Dr. Kaku warns "When you hamper with Mother Nature, sometimes Mother Nature fights back." WATCH NOW!

KAKU ON DISCOVERY OF EARTH-LIKE PLANET

Click to Visit CBSNJoin Dr. Michio Kaku and hosts at CBSN, the "Always On" online news network from CBS NEWS, for a lively discussion of Proxima b — a newly discovered Earth-like planet also dubbed as Earth 2.0. What promise does Earth 2.0 hold for life back here on Earth 1.0? Dr. Kaku calls it "A New Chapter in Astronomy." WATCH NOW!

KAKU ON RING OF FIRE EARTHQUAKES

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Japan, Ecuador, and the entire west coast of the United States all reside on the same tectonic "Ring of Fire". Both Japan and Ecuador just endured three deadly rapid-succession earthquakes. Is the U.S. next? Understanding how these quake sites are connected offers us a better grasp at predicting future seismic surges. CBS NEWS science and futurist contributor, Dr. Michio Kaku, appeared live on CBSN to talk about these recent seismic events and what we need to be thinking about as this activity inevitably continues, potentially closer to home. WATCH NOW!

KAKU ON LATEST SPACEX EXPLOSION

Click to Visit CBSNOn the heels of a third SpaceX rocket launch failure, CBSN, the "Always On" online news network from CBS NEWS, invited Dr. Michio Kaku to discuss the matter with CBSN‘s Jeff Glor. What are the ramifications of this accident? Does it pose any future impact on SpaceX‘s or NASA‘s plans for the International Space Station? What does this setback suggest about the ongoing commercialization of space? WATCH NOW!

KAKU ON THE SCIENCE OF ‘EXODUS’

EXODUS: Gods and Kings, the star-studded biblically-inspired epic film from director, Ridley Scott, opens in theaters today and it’s already making waves.

Speaking of waves, CBS invited Dr. Michio Kaku to offer his assessment, as a theoretical physicist, on the feasibility of parting the waters of the Red Sea, as Moses did in the famous bible story on which the motion picture is based. Can it be done relying only on science, without the aid of divine intervention? CBSN poses the question, "Could Moses really part the Red Sea?" WATCH NOW!

After you’ve parted the waters of EXODUS, travel through a cosmic wormhole in Dr. Kaku’s review (also on CBSN) of the hit sci-fi thriller, INTERSTELLAR.

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KAKU ON THE SCIENCE OF ‘INTERSTELLAR’

INTERSTELLAR has been called one of the most realistic space films ever made. As a CBS News Contributor, Dr. Michio Kaku was recently asked to give his own informed perspective, as a theoretical physicist, assessing how good a job the filmmakers did at the task of aligning their ambitious work of science fiction with the expanding forefront of science fact. WATCH NOW!

For more of Dr. Kaku’s thoughts and observations about The Physics of Interstellar Travel, read this aptly-named classic paper by the man himself.

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