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Scientists Invent A Liquid With Holes In It

Unique porous fluid could suck up and lock away unwanted molecules<p>You've heard of holy water, but what about hole-y water?<p>In a paper published this week in <i>Nature,</i> researchers announced that they have developed a liquid with its molecules structured in such a way that they have 'holes' within the …

Centuries-old Incan mummy's DNA reveals untold story of ancient lineage

Sequenced genome of boy who was sacrificed by the Inca 500 years ago points to extent of genetic diversity in the Andes before the Spanish arrived<p>Archaeologists and geneticists have sequenced the genome of a boy sacrificed 500 years ago during an Incan ritual in the Andes, finding a previously …

Anthropology

Sand Like You've Never Seen It Before

Once more unto the beach<p>To the naked eye, sand looks pretty uniform. Tiny beige specks of varying shades, collectively covering beaches and shores and deserts. But when you peek at it through a microscope, all of that changes. Gary Greenburg, a research affiliate at the University of Hawaii …

Can you solve it? Are you smarter than an Uzbek in 3D?

This geometric woodblock puzzle will twist and draw your brain into another dimension – but in a good way!<p>Hello guzzlers!<p>I do my best to bring you the best puzzles I can source from around the world. So far I have brought you puzzles from Japan, Vietnam, Israel and the US.

Uzbekistan

Europe and China sign pact to make 5G a reality before we’re all dead

The future never seems to get here fast enough. But now, Europe and China are hopefully going to shorten the wait time.<p>The European Commission and China today announced they have signed an agreement to cooperate on the development of 5G mobile networks. Following similar agreements with South Korea …

Nasa to reveal major Mars finding, prompting water speculation

US space agency has promised a solved mystery, and invited guest who discovered possible signs of water while a student<p>Nasa is to reveal a “major science finding” from its Mars exploration mission, giving rise to rumours that the US space agency has found traces of liquid water on the red …

Mars

11 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Airport Security

Take off your shoes, remove your belt, chug that half-empty bottle of water -- we know the general rules of airport security all too well.<p>But what's going on behind the scenes, and which hacks will get you through security faster? Allow us to share some of our most riveting security secrets.<p><b>You can</b> …

7 Things You Didn't Know About Your Passport

Your passport is, quite literally, a ticket to the world.<p>Turns out most of us are naturally pretty passport-savvy -- research suggests we're just as good at spotting fake ones as real passport officers (which is also somewhat troubling).<p>That being said, it's time we all got to know our favorite …

Google exec makes record skydive from edge of space

The record dive by 57-year-old Alan Eustace, who is a "senior vice president of knowledge" at Google, was conducted as part of the Stratospheric Explorer project to allow manned exploration of the stratosphere above 100,000 feet.<p>According to a statement from the Paragon Space Development …

Why 'dumb' apps are so popular — and why they're not going anywhere

A messaging app called Ethan recently topped the charts at Product Hunt, the Reddit-like site where investors and journalists often hear about the …

Aluminum Was Once One of the Most Expensive Metals in the World

Before two twentysomethings simultaneously figured out how to isolate the element cheaply and efficiently, it was one of the most valuable metals in the world.<p>Charles Martin Hall was 22 when he figured out how to create pure globs of aluminum. Paul Héroult was 23 when he figured out how to do the …

5 of the Craziest Scientific Facts Out There

<b>1.</b> The human body contains enough DNA to stretch from the sun to Pluto and back again. 17 times.<p><b>2.</b> Microbes colonize human bodies, outnumbering human …

Noah's Ark: the scientific version

The UK experienced a major storm this week. Cardiff, where I live, had the highest rainfall in the country. This is nothing unusual in Wales. They say there's an obesity epidemic in Wales, but we're probably just evolving layers of blubber to keep warm/buoyant, like walruses.<p>Still, the storm was …

17 luxurious gifts no one will buy this year, unless you're stupid rich

All too often the holiday season reminds us just how much money we have to spend in order to please our family, friends and neighbors.<p>Sometimes we …

The 12 Worst Apple Products Of All Time

Apple is known for the hit products it has released in the last decade: the iPod, the iPhone, and most recently the iPad.<p>But the company hasn't always been a synonym for success.<p>Some of of its products, particularly in the '80s and '90s, were huge flops.<p>From the PowerPC to the Pippin game console, …

Leonid meteor shower 1833

Engraving of the November 1833 Leonid meteor shower. This year’s Leonids peak on the morning of November 18.<p>Every year around mid-November, debris …

Meteor Showers

The top 10 words invented by writers

‘Authorisms’ – neologisms coined by authors which have entered the wider language – have been enriching English for centuries. From Shakespeare to Joseph Heller, <b>Paul Dickson</b> selects his favourites<p>I have long been interested in words but most specifically in the question of how a coinage makes it …

‘Happy gene’ may increase chances of romantic relationships

Chinese scientists claim to have found a gene variant that nudges up the odds of university students being in romantic relationships.<p>They found that students who inherited two copies of the gene type were more likely to have a romantic partner than other students. The researchers put the effect …

Sleep's Link To Learning And Memory Traced To Brain Chemistry

Almost a century after the discovery that sleep helps us remember things, scientists are beginning to understand why.<p>During sleep, the brain produces chemicals that are important to memory and relives events we want to remember, scientists reported this week at the Society for Neuroscience meeting …

Carbon cycle shifts as corn ‘explodes’

As plants inhale in the summer, levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide drop in the Northern Hemisphere. As plant exhale and decompose after the growing …

Climate Change

Star formation theories challenged by new telescope discovery

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Theories about how massive stars are born could be revised after astronomers in Chile found evidence that the dust and gas surrounding a young star could survive bombardment by the star’s own radiation.<p>The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array, or ALMA, observed a young …

Triclosan linked to liver damage, cancer in mice

The antimicrobial agent triclosan -- widely found in soaps, toothpastes, detergents and other cleansers beloved by germophobes, may promote scarring of the liver and the growth of cancerous liver tumors, says a new study.<p>That finding -- in male mice fed a daily dose of triclosan in their diet over …

Scientists unveil powerful method to speed cancer drug discovery

For decades, researchers have struggled to translate basic scientific discoveries about cancer into therapeutics that effectively—and with minimal …

APOD: M1: The Crab Nebula (2014 Nov 21) Image Credit & Copyright: Martin Pugh http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap141121.html Explanation: The Crab Nebula is cataloged as M1, the first object on Charles Messier's famous 18th century list of things which are not comets. In fact, the Crab is now known to be a supernova remnant, debris from the death explosion of a massive star, witnessed by astronomers in the year 1054. This sharp, ground-based telescopic view uses narrowband data to track emission from ionized oxygen and hydrogen atoms (in blue and red) and explore the tangled filaments within the still expanding cloud. One of the most exotic objects known to modern astronomers, the Crab Pulsar, a neutron star spinning 30 times a second, is visible as a bright spot near the nebula's center. Like a cosmic dynamo, this collapsed remnant of the stellar core powers the Crab's emission across the electromagnetic spectrum. Spanning about 12 light-years, the Crab Nebula is a mere 6,500 light-years away in the constellation Taurus. http://www.martinpughastrophotography.id.au/ Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=141121 #APOD

Philae Discovers Organic Molecules On A Comet

What it might mean for finding life beyond Earth<p>After 10 years of chasing down Comet 67P—and then landing on it—a robotic space mission has returned a tantalizing discovery: the rubber ducky-shaped rock is home to organic molecules of mysterious composition.<p>Last week, Europe's Rosetta mission …

Sky Bear comes to Earth in November

Tonight … a constellation you might or might not see, depending on your latitude. In the Northern Hemisphere, the Big Dipper is probably the sky’s …