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Introducing The Universe's Most Epic Object: The Blazar

What's the most powerful thing in the universe? A star? A supernova? A black hole? None of those compare to the epic awesomeness that is a …

Earth - The birth of half-human, half-animal chimeras

In H. G. Wells's <i>The Island of Doctor Moreau</i>, the shipwrecked hero Edward Pendrick is walking through a forest glade when he chances upon a group of two men and a woman squatting around a fallen tree. They are naked apart from a few rags tied around their waist, with "fat, heavy, chinless faces, …

Not all memories really happened: What experts wish you knew about false memories

Just because you’re absolutely confident you remember something accurately doesn’t mean it’s true<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p>Every memory you have ever had is chock-full of errors. I would even go as far as saying that memory is largely an illusion.<p>This is because …

This Tiny Camera Takes Pictures Of Space That Would Make NASA Blush

The Tiny1 is a point-and-shoot designed for astrophotography.<p>Ever been out under a beautiful night sky, and tried to take a picture of it with your smartphone or a handheld camera? If so, you know how bad the results usually are: the sky-filling moon in a sea of bright stars reduced to a smudge of …

Maps Have Been Lying To You Your Entire Life

The truth is that every map tells a lie, but they don’t all lie about the same thing. For example, Mercator projection maps—one of the most common in …

Scientists confirm DNA holds a second layer of information

Everything that makes you <i>you</i> is in your DNA, but a long-time hypothesis suggests that you're not just a product of the genetic code itself, but also …

Say Hello To Your Four Newly Named Elements Of The Periodic Table

Looks like it’s nearly time to update that old periodic table poster on your wall. Because names have been proposed for four new elements announced …

Why Doesn't This Fountain Obey the Laws of Science?

You don’t even need grade school science to know that water flows wherever gravity pulls it. But somehow when poured onto Arthur Carabott’s …

Scientists Turn Bacteria Into Living Hard Drives

Living organisms can store lines of code and pass them down to their progeny.<p>By feeding strings of human-written data into colonies of bacteria, scientists have discovered a way to turn tiny cells into living, squirming hard drives.<p>A team of Harvard scientists led by geneticists Seth Shipman and …

Genetics

What dragonflies say about our ignorance of the natural world

Klaas-Douwe B. Dijkstra, <i>Stellenbosch University</i><p>Of the 8.7 million species of animals, plants and fungi thought to live on Earth, we have only named 1.2 million: 86% of the natural world is uncharted.<p>For most people, both this incredible richness and our ignorance are hard to fathom. Imagine that …

Scientists Are About to Turn on a System That Converts Atmospheric CO2 Into Fuel

This sucks in all the right ways.<p>Most of the strategies we hear about when it comes to reducing greenhouse gas emissions involve figuring out ways to …

9 scientists just won an award more valuable than a Nobel Prize

Nine scientists just won an award that's worth more than a Nobel Prize, earning a cool $1 million for their cutting-edge research.<p>Called the Kavli Prize, these lofty awards are handed out by the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, the Kavli Foundation, and the Norwegian Ministry of Education …

Looks Like We Were Wrong About the Origin of Dogs

The precise origin of our canine companions is mired in controversy. But a new study suggests that dogs emerged from not one but two different …

Anthropology

10 fascinating things your face says about you

The eyes may be the window to your soul but your face, features and complexion give away all sorts of information about you.<p>This extract came from …

Psychology

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Scientists crack mystery of shrimp packing such a punch it can split your thumb

In tropical shallows the world over, a peculiar sort of creature scurries along the sea floor, unassuming except for the fact that it sports one of the most powerful biological appendages known to science — its spring-loaded claws. The mantis shrimp, which typically grows no more than 6 inches in …

University of California

The case for black holes being nothing but holograms just got even stronger

We can't see them because not even light can escape their gravitational pull, we have no idea what they're made of, and where does everything inside go once a black hole dies?<p>Physicists can't even agree on whether black holes are massive, three-dimensional behemoths, or just two-dimensional …

Harry Potter spells are fake: Science, obviously

The <i>Harry Potter</i> universe is full of all sorts of magical creatures and spells, the kind that expand young readers’ imaginations and reimagine the …

Film Industry

Scientists Believe This Is How Stonehenge Was Built, and It's Way Easier Than You'd Think

For quite some time now, the massive English Neolithic period monument Stonehenge has baffled scientists and visitors alike. After all, dragging …

'Universal cancer vaccine’ breakthrough claimed by experts

Scientists have taken a “very positive step” towards creating a universal vaccine against cancer that makes the body’s immune system attack tumours …

Why "Finding Dory" actually has scientists really worried

Worrying is an emotion that <i>Finding Nemo</i>‘s Dory is certainly no stranger to. Not only was she happy to help out Nemo’s constantly-worried father …

Fish

Watch What Happens If You Put A Diamond In A Hydraulic Press

Physics Photo credit: Hydraulic Press Channel/YouTubeThe Hydraulic Press Channel has had a meteoric rise to fame over the past few months, simply by …

Science Explains Why the Giraffe Has Such a Long Neck

A difference of as few as 70 genes led giraffes to distinguish themselves from their closest relative by their long necks, according to new …

Scientists think they know where aliens are hiding

The search for life outside our solar system has kept scientists obsessed since they built the first telescope. Now they have a new theory on where …

Humans are still evolving—and we can watch it happen

Many people think evolution requires thousands or millions of years, but biologists know it can happen fast. Now, thanks to the genomic revolution, …

Martin Gardner's 'Science Magic,' fun tricks you can try at home

Martin Gardner's 'Science Magic: Tricks and Puzzles' teaches fun and easy experiments to demonstrate physics. I'm thrilled with the new tricks I'm …

The 3 Major Benefits of Curiosity, According to Science | Inc.com

Not only is curiosity the catalyst that can lead to new scientific discoveries-- for it was Albert Einstein who said, "I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious"--but scientific research indicates that nurturing your curiosity can also make you smarter and open to new experiences.<p>But …

In pictures: How Google's Daydream VR apes Oculus' hardware and software design

At Google I/O 2016, the company revealed Daydream, an ambitious new virtual reality platform seemingly designed to rip the premium VR experience away from Samsung’s clutches and back into the open Android community.<p>Daydream will still rely on Android phones slotted into a viewer—like Google …

Virtual Reality

Physicists discover new form of light, validate decades-old quantum mechanics prediction

It’s been over 340 years since Danish physicist Ole Rømer observed that the speed of light was finite. And, to this day, photons still manage to …

Quantum Physics

Bus crashes in to a shop in Harlesden, injuring 17 people

At least 17 people have been injured, three seriously, after a double decker bus crashed into a shop on a busy high street.<p>The bus was travelling through Harlesden, in north west London, when it crashed seriously injuring at least two people.<p>Ambulance services were called to the scene at 2:03pm to …

North West London