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These are the best books for learning modern statistics—and they’re all free

Statistics came well before computers. It would be very different if it were the other way around.<p>The stats most people learn in high school or college come from the time when computations were done with pen and paper. “Statistics were constrained by the computational technology available at the …

The Likelihood of Massive Exomoons

Are there large moons — perhaps Earth-sized or even bigger — around gas giant planets in habitable zones somewhere in the Milky Way? It’s a wonderful …

The Magnetic Field Is Shifting. The Poles May Flip. This Could Get Bad.

The shield that protects the Earth from solar radiation is under attack from within. We can’t prevent it, but we ought to prepare.<p>One day in 1905, …

Magnetism

What Would You See As You Fell Into A Black Hole?

Black holes are some of the most perplexing objects in the entire Universe. Objects so dense, where gravitation is so strong, that nothing, not even light, can ever escape from it. Many physical black holes have been identified, from stellar-mass scale ones in our own galaxy to supermassive ones at …

Black Holes

15 of the best science podcasts that will make you smarter

Podcasts are more popular every year, which means there's a wealth of audio storytelling to listen to — and many options to choose from.<p>We're here to help.<p>Whether you need something to listen to on your commute or just want a brain-boost while you pick up around the house, you can always trust a …

hair loss

22 Times The Science Side Of Tumblr Was, Like, Super Good At Science

Thank you, science side of Tumblr.

Science

Wireless Earbuds This Good Should Definitely Cost More Than $35

There are plenty of high-quality options on the market when it comes to investing in a new pair of Bluetooth headphones, but may of the lower-priced …

Tech Trends

We’re about to see a black hole for the first time

While astronomers have long seen the fallout of the presence of black holes on the stars and gas clouds around them, none have ever actually stared …

Black Holes

Ending net neutrality will save the internet, not destroy it

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) made the right move Thursday when it undid an Obama-era power grab commonly referred to as “net neutrality,” ending the agency’s micro-management of the internet.<p>The FCC action benefits consumers and ensures that the internet will be free from burdensome …

Net Neutrality

Aerial Photos Tell a Story About Which Cities Are Embracing Clean Energy

Over the course of a couple of weeks, I had the unique pleasure of flying into four of the most populated cities* in the world: Tokyo, Sao Paulo, Mexico City, and New York City. The metropolitan area of each of these mega-cities is home to more than 20 million people.<p>Besides realizing that my …

Mexico City

Scientists Have Created a Synthetic Molecule That Could Be The Key to Ending Antibiotic Resistance

"I wouldn't say I feel safe, but it's clear we're making progress."<p>Antibiotic resistance in bacteria, which includes both common bugs and so-called …

How to photograph the stars: 9 steps to stunning night images

With the right settings, a camera can literally mix heaven and earth. The night sky can create some stunning images, but since cameras are at their …

Landscape Photography

Harvard Scientists Have Unlocked Unexpected New States of Light

Nothing in nature can do this.<p>Light is ubiquitous and vital, but also incredibly strange - and it's possible we'll never exhaust the opportunities to …

Quantum Mechanics

A protein has been caught conducting electricity, and scientists are baffled

It’s Electric<p>Proteins, the building blocks in every cell, have usually been thought of as blobs of inert organic matter. Now scientists have caught …

Researchers find "executioner protein" that causes cancer cells to self-destruct without hurting healthy cells

Killing Cancer with Apoptosis<p>Albert Einstein College of Medicine scientists have induced cancer cells to commit suicide with a new compound that …

Cancer Cells

3 scientists just won the Nobel Prize for discovering how body clocks are regulated — here's why that's such a big deal

The thing that makes you a "morning person" or a "night owl" isn't an arbitrary preference or tendency. It's something that's fundamentally part of your biological makeup — and something that we ignore at our own peril.<p>On Monday, Jeffrey Hall, Michael Rosbash, and Michael Young were awarded the …

Nobel Prize

Elon Musk's Plans Include Passenger Rocket to Anywhere on Earth

From here to everywhere in an hour or less.<p>SpaceX founder Elon Musk revealed Friday that, his company’s name notwithstanding, his rockets can do more …

Elon Musk

Gallery: Art meets science in the glory of modern space art

The granddaddy of modern space art has to be Chelsey Bonestell. Throughout the first half of the 20th century Bonestell created stunning works of art …

NASA Will Be Streaming Video During Cassini's Death Plunge - Here's How to Watch

Not long to go.<p>If you could magically teleport across the solar system, Saturn would be a great place to swing by on Friday morning.<p>Hovering above …

Astronomy

Massive black hole discovered near heart of the Milky Way

Astronomers find evidence of enormous black hole one hundred thousand times more massive than the sun in a gas cloud near the galaxy’s centre<p>An enormous black hole one hundred thousand times more massive than the sun has been found hiding in a toxic gas cloud wafting around near the heart of the …

Black Holes

Why Neutrinos Aren't "Real"

<i>Brian Koberlein is bringing the story of science to the world. His Kickstarter project — a television series called Big Science — recently garnered</i> …

Quantum Mechanics

10 products that will help you look fantastic while traveling

We all want to look our best, especially for those travel shots we post for our friends to envy.<p>But stale airplane air, jet lag and running around …

Skin Care

This Dutch startup turns plants into batteries

Imagine a lamp. Any lamp. Now imagine having to water it.<p>Dutch product designer Ermi van Oers created Living Light: plants that double as lights. Or lights that double as plants – whichever way you prefer looking at it. The lights run on electricity generated by bacteria in the soil.<p>Here’s how it …

Particle Physics

As workouts intensify, a harmful side effect grows more common

Three years ago, Christina D’Ambrosio went to her first spin class, pedaling fast on a stationary bike to the rhythms of popular music as an …

Medicine

Why are we giving our primary school aged children anti-depressants?

When Ben Williams was seven, he began exhibiting the signs of depression, says his mother Jane. “Then one day, I can recall sitting at the top of the stairs with him crying, and he said: ‘Mummy, I am not destined to have a happy life. I’d be better off dead.’ I had no idea where the words came …

LOOK-IT: A backup camera fit for your phone

<b>LOOK-IT Lightwave Wireless Backup Camera</b><p><b>Available at:</b> Canadian Tire<p><b>Price:</b> $299<p>The slick system uses your smartphone as the display, connected by Bluetooth to a camera on the licence plate. It works well for parallel parking, hooking up to the trailer or for squeezing into the last parking spot at …

Trucks

NASA's Wild Fabric Is Basically Chain Mail From the Future

Traveling to outer space is an exercise in efficiency. At $10,000 per pound onboard, it pays to keep things light. But space is also an incredibly …

10 Absurdly Underrated Cities in Europe

Looking for some cities less commonly seen by the typical tourists eye? While places like Barcelona and Rome are a must, we’ve got some equally …

What Does A Quantum Explosion Look Like?

No one knows–because neither the human eye or brain is equipped to see it. That’s where art comes in.<p>There’s an invisible world that operates all around us, but we can’t see it. It’s a world composed of particles smaller than an atom, like protons, neutrons, and electrons. The way in which it …

Physics

I want this credit card-sized dumbphone more than I want the Galaxy S8

Somebody hold me because my obsession with credit card-sized gadgets is getting just a little out of control.<p>Days after discovering the Kado Wallet …

Gear & Gadgets