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The 'Miracle Material' Strikes Again. Graphene Can Turn CO2 Into Liquid Fuel

Effective Electrocatalyst<p>Graphene is quickly becoming a Swiss Army knife of materials when it comes to the ever expanding applications. It can …

Graphene

The 12 key science moments of 2016

Andrea Sella, Sophie Scott, Helen Czerski, Mark Miodownik, Adam Rutherford, Martin Rees, Kevin Fong, Sue Hartley, Georgina Mace, Vaughan Bell, Peter Piot, Tamsin Edwards

Peter Piot

Why the Nazis studied American race laws for inspiration

On 5 June, 1934, about a year and half after Adolf Hitler became Chancellor of the Reich, the leading lawyers of Nazi Germany gathered at a meeting …

Watch: The Mathematics of Winning Monopoly

In this 20-minute video, two mathematicians play Monopoly and work out how to win at it...using math.<p>The mathematicians are Dr. Hannah Fry and Matt …

40 trips you should take before you turn 30

You're not young and free forever.<p>Your 20s are an ideal time to take on some adventure and travel to faraway places.<p>Chances are you'll end up having …

A Planet With Brains? The Peril And Potential Of Self-Aware Geological Change

Recent years have seen a vigorous debate over whether or not we have entered a new epoch of geologic time, the "Anthropocene," characterized by humanity as a new geologic force.<p>Much of this has centered over when this age began. Three candidates for this include: an "Early Anthropocene" many …

Earth Science

Scientists take on what was once thought impossible: reversing aging

Thinning and graying hair, wrinkles, arthritis, cataracts, heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and maybe dementia. The list of age-related maladies is …

Telomere

The Best Weather Photos of 2016

Storm clouds dramatically illuminated by the setting sun on a corn field in Petersdorf, Germany, Aug. 21, 2016.<br>Patrick Pleul—EPA<p>1 of 28<p>From …

Weather

Donald Trump: TIME Person of the Year 2016

Even for Donald Trump, the distance is still fun to think about, up here in his penthouse 600 ft. in the sky, where it’s hard to make out the regular …

Bill Clinton

A Harvard scientist just won $3 million for discovering the hidden 'intelligence' that defends our cells

Almost every cell in a human body carries a copy of our genetic code, the DNA that holds the unique biological blueprint for who we are.<p>That DNA tells our cells what to do. When they divide, that information is copied from one cell to another.<p>But life is hard on our cells. They become damaged every …

Europe's Future Hangs in the Balance After Elections in Italy and Austria

In a dramatic day of voting that could have major implications for Europe’s economic and political future, citizens from Italy and Austria cast their …

Europe

From a cave of giant crystals in Mexico to the grass bridges of Peru: 6 world wonders you've never heard of

Inspiring equal parts wonder and wanderlust, new book <i>Atlas Obscura</i> celebrates over 600 of the most curious and unusual destinations around the …

Elon Musk Has Had Many Excellent Weeks. This Wasn't One Of Them

Elon Musk has definitely had much better weeks.<p>The hard-charging tech industrialist has a well-deserved reputation for laying out big plans and taking equally big risks to achieve them. For more than a decade, Musk has pushed to make Tesla Motors the global leader in electric vehicles, for …

Thought to be at least 1.3 times mass of Earth, planet lies within ‘habitable’ zone of Proxima Centauri, raising hopes for life outside our solar system<p>The search for life outside our solar system has been brought to our cosmic doorstep with the discovery of an apparently rocky planet orbiting the …

After 300 Years, Scientists Think They've Finally Solved The Mystery of 'Eclipse Wind'

Why the weather changes when the Sun goes dark.<p>Some 301 years ago, pioneering English astronomer Edmund Halley observed a solar eclipse, noticing an …

University of Sheffield

The Plague at Athens, 430-427 BCE

In the 2nd year of the Peloponnesian War, 430 BCE, an outbreak of plague erupted in Athens. The illness would persist throughout scattered parts of …

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One Star Over, a Planet That Might Be Another Earth

Another Earth could be circling the star right next door to us.<p>Astronomers announced on Wednesday that they had detected a planet orbiting Proxima Centauri, the closest neighbor to our solar system. Intriguingly, the planet is in the star’s “Goldilocks zone,” where it may be neither too hot nor too …

Google's AI trumps JPEG compression in shrinking image files

A group of researchers at Google appear to have taken a leaf out of HBO comedy <i>Silicon Valley’s</i> book for its latest project. The team has developed a way to use neural networks that mimic the workings of the human brain to compress images more efficiently than traditional methods.<p>The researchers …

This 17-year-old’s amazing drone videos will put your holiday snaps to shame

Mathias Haughom, a 17-year-old student from Norway, got into drone photography “just for fun” – shooting scenes of the mountains and countryside around his home. But these are no home movies – these are epic films featuring some of Europe’s most incredible landscapes. Haughom is one seriously …

Meteorologists say Earth's 'fever rises'

The American Meteorologist Society published the State of the Climate report for 2015, and the findings are pretty alarming. Numerous records were broken, such as the highest temperature on record and the highest amount of carbon dioxide in the air.<p>This is the 26th annual State of the Climate, …

Climate Change

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Awesome Video Compares the Size of Different Planets and Stars in the Universe

If you want to feel small and get a sense for the awesomely overwhelming scale of the universe and all of its planets and stars and empty space, …

awesomevideo

Psychologists used a magic trick to show how irrational we are

Andy Kropa/Invision/AP<p>Can you think a thought that isn't yours? A remarkable new study, led by psychologist Jay Olson from McGill University in …

Lessons On Designing For Creativity From 16 Of The World’s Coolest Offices

The book The Creative Workplace collects the offices of creative studios designed for individual creativity in a public space.<p>Behind every sun-soaked, pristine architecture or design office, there’s a design philosophy linking desk layout and succulent placement to employees’ creativity. But as …

Creativity

Why Haven't We Explored the Ocean Like Outer Space?

The final frontier is right here on Earth.<p>Depending on who you ask, there exists not one—but two—final frontiers of discovery. Deep space has long captivated our imaginations, but the deep ocean, right here on Earth, remains one of the most underexplored places known to humans.<p>Only five percent of …

Scientists Unfold The Second Layer of DNA

Since the 1980’s it has been suggested that we have not just one layer of DNA in our bodies, but two and this hypothesis has now been proved correct …

AI Wrote a Sci-Fi Screenplay for a London Film Festival, and Humans Directed It

This is not by far the first thing written by an AI—one almost shared a literary prize last March, for example—but it may be AI’s first movie script. …

Film Festivals

These Ancient texts from Bodleian and Vatican Libraries are now available to view online – Museum Crush

Copyright Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticano.<p>Want to see the Vatican’s art treasures? Now you can<p>For the first time, ordinary members of the public from …

Libraries