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Higgs boson scientists awarded Nobel Prize in physics

Drs. Peter Higgs and François Englert share award for theoretical work on the 'God particle'<p>Drs. Peter Higgs and François Englert have been awarded the Nobel Prize in physics for their work in identifying and discovering the Higgs boson, the so-called "God particle" that could explain how the …

National fusion project passes new milestone

Today, the National Ignition Facility passed a new milestone, heating a hydrogen fuel until it emitted more energy than it absorbed, fueled by the atomic energy released in fusion. The results bring the lab one step closer to turning nuclear fusion into a viable power source — although, as …

Today's Nobel Prize Winner Had His Research Funding Cut By The NIH

Their prize is the example of how basic research into the nature of the world around us is can be incredibly important in treating disease. These tiny actions of a normally functioning cell seem irrelevant to the larger world, but that all changes when things go wrong.<p>Südhof told the Lancet in 2010 …

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Has Physics Made Philosophy and Religion Obsolete?

"I think at some point you need to provoke people. Science is meant to make people uncomfortable."<p>It is hard to know how our future descendants will regard the little sliver of history that we live in. It is hard to know what events will seem important to them, what the narrative of now will look …

Watch A 3-D Printer Make A Pizza

Just some dough, ketchup, and cream cheese. Classic pie.<p>This summer we heard about a 3-D printer for food developed with NASA funding, but we didn't have much to look at in the way of a prototype. Now, lo and behold, the printer has shown up at SXSW Eco, and we caught a short demonstration from the …

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Your meat addiction is destroying the planet

<i>“Jesus,” Molly said, her own plate empty, “gimme that. You know what this costs?” She took his plate. “They gotta raise a whole animal for years and then they kill it. This isn’t vat stuff.” She forked a mouthful up and chewed.” – William Gibson</i>, Neuromancer <i>(1984)</i><p>On Monday, August 5th, 2013, at a …

See Coral Reefs Like Never Before Thanks To Gorgeous New Panoramas

To track the effects of warming seas on coral reefs, a new survey project is launching an extensive database of panoramic underwater imagery.<p>Today the Catlin Seaview Survey—which recently brought us some amazing views of the Galápagos coastline—launches the first-of-its-kind database of our …