• WorldPerception of time depends on the heartbeat scientists have found

    Perception of time depends on the heartbeat, scientists have found

    (ORDO NEWS) — Right now, your brain is tracking the passage of time without you knowing it, allowing you to focus on more important things like reading this article. This happens automatically, but not sequentially. The brain’s perception of time can fluctuate, and some moments seem to stretch or shrink. While these time deviations may be distortions of reality, technically they are not all in your head. Some of them…

  • News HeadlinesEarth Has a 27 5 Million Year Heartbeat But We Have No Idea What Causes It 1

    Earth has a 27.5-million-year ‘Heartbeat’, but we have no idea what causes it

    (ORDO NEWS) — In the last 260 million years, dinosaurs came and went, Pangea split into the continents and islands we see today, and humans have quickly and irreversibly changed the world we live in. But through all of that, it seems Earth has been keeping time. A recent study of ancient geological events suggests that our planet has a slow, steady ‘heartbeat’ of geological activity every 27 million years…

  • News HeadlinesHeartbeat of black holes solves a decade old mystery of plasma jets

    Heartbeat of black holes solves a decade-old mystery of plasma jets

    (ORDO NEWS) — Fluctuations in light from the black hole, observed over the course of 15 years, have allowed us to learn more about how these mysterious objects feed. First, a structure called a corona forms around the outside of the event horizon. Powerful jets of plasma then erupt from the poles, knocking material out of the corona and into interstellar space at a speed close to the speed of…