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It is so cold in the United States right now that sharks are dying and turtles are cold-stunned

Sharks are washing up on a beach in Massachusetts frozen completely solid amid a record-breaking cold snap in the United States.<p>The Atlantic White …

NOAA

What Is Time? A Simple Explanation

Time is familiar to everyone, yet hard to define and understand. Science, philosophy, religion, and the arts have different definitions of time, but …

Physics

7 Surprising Organs You Can Totally Live Without

The stomach is optional.<p>The human body is incredibly resilient. When you donate a pint of blood, you lose about 3.5 trillion red blood cells, but …

Wellness

10 Space Facts Guaranteed to Make You Sound Smart at Parties

Hurray for having something to talk about!<p>Do you, like me, suck at interacting with human beings? Do you find yourself darting off to the nearest dog …

Astronomy

A high-school student won $250,000 for explaining relativity using a pick-up truck and Usain Bolt

The German physicist Albert Einstein needed complex equations to describe his theory of relativity, but 18-year-old Hillary Diane Andales of the Philippines does just fine with a pick-up truck, a few cell phones, and Usain Bolt.<p>Andales is the winner of the 2017 Breakthrough Junior Challenge, an …

Space

This 5,000-Pound Behemoth Is the World's Heaviest Bony Fish

The heaviest bony fish ever caught weighs in at a staggering 5,070 lbs. (2,300 kilograms). Now, scientists know its name.<p>The fish is a <i>Mola …

Mathematicians Crack the Cursed Curve

A famously difficult mathematical problem resisted solution for over 40 years. Mathematicians have finally resolved it by following an intuition that …

The Story of Human Migration Out of Africa Just Got Rewritten

Some of our ancestors jumped the gun.<p>For anyone trying to trace the roots of the human family tree, it would have been very convenient if our …

Humanity

There's a Weird Feedback Loop Between Guts And Brains That Can Turn Deadly

It's all connected.<p>As if experiencing a traumatic brain injury wasn't enough of a problem on its own, it turns out the consequences can have an …

The Brain

The Secret to Sorting 25,000 Jumbled Dice Involves Some Surprisingly Simple Physics

Physics has a bit of a problem. Stuff that you don’t really think about, like single items moving on frictionless surfaces or two bodies traveling in …

Physics

Chemical heat "battery" releases energy in response to light

MIT scientists are developing a new chemical composite material that can absorb heat from the sun or other sources, store it, and release it again in …

How giving a face to the voices in their heads can help schizophrenics

A fascinating study led by King's College in London has shown success in rapidly reducing auditory hallucinations in people with schizophrenia. The …

Now we know Earth blocks neutrinos

“This achievement is important because it shows, for the first time, that very-high-energy neutrinos can be absorbed by something — in this case, the …

Light Therapy Might Help People With Bipolar Depression

As the months grow colder and darker, many people find themselves somewhat sadder and even depressed.<p>Bright light is sometimes used to help treat the symptoms of seasonal affective disorder, or SAD. Researchers are now testing light therapy to see if it also can help treat depression that's part of …

Lightbox

Will Mars colonists live in these 'Redwood Forest' habitats?

Dome-shaped structures connected by tunnels take first place in Mars City Design competition.<p>A team of engineers and architects from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has won the top prize for architecture in 2017’s international Mars City Design competition, which asks participants …

Habitats

Mind control chips: US military tests AI brain implants on humans that can change someone's mood

The so-called mind control chips can give researchers access to a person's inner feelings in real time.<p>The Pentagon's Defense Advanced Research …

Elon Musk: Say 'Sweet Dreams,' Humanity

Elon Musk has once again warned about the dangers of unchecked artificial intelligence, this time in response to a viral video of a robot doing …

Bugs survive the winter through a trick straight out of science fiction

It's not like bugs can just turn on the heater, zip up a fluffy parka, or tuck in to a warm cup of cocoa to stay warm in the winter.<p>The truth is that bugs have many different ways to make it through the winter alive.<p>Some simply fly to warmer spots. Others burrow into logs, hiding away in insulated …

Nature

Scientists are using dogs instead of traps to study rare endangered species, and it’s working

Scientists studying hard-to-find endangered species are often left with a difficult choice when it comes to locating specimens to research. They can …

Watching 25,000 Dice Neatly Arrange Themselves Shouldn't Be This Fascinating

Such a satisfying physics trick.<p>It's the simplest trick in the pantry - pour sugar into a jar, run out of space, then tap the jar on a table to pack …

When It Comes to Dog vs Cat Brains, It Looks Like We Have a Clear Winner

At least in terms of neuron count.<p>Ever since humanity split into dog and cat people, we've been arguing over which one of our beloved companions is a …

Attack of the (Adorable) Clones: Puppies Are 'Reclones' of First Cloned Dog

Purebred puppies from the same litter tend to look pretty much the same. But a trio of littermates born recently in Korea don't just closely resemble …

The First Interstellar Object to Visit Us Is More Incredible Than We Ever Expected

It has travelled for hundreds of millions of years.<p>The first asteroid observed visiting our Solar System from elsewhere isn't just unusual in its …

Ancient Skeletons Could Finally Reveal Origins of The Dead Sea Scrolls

The remains of a mysterious sect, buried for 2,200 years.<p>Ever since they were discovered some 70 years ago, the Dead Sea Scrolls have fascinated …

This futuristic complex in Cairo will feature indoor 'mega-trees' and 1,000 luxury apartments

Designed by Vincent Callebaut Architectures, the complex will feature nine cylindrical structures covered in plants, which the designers call "mega-trees."<p>Construction began in 2014 and will be complete by 2019, Callebaut told Business Insider.<p>Check out what the futuristic complex, dubbed The Gate, …

Architecture

Oceans May Host Next Wave Of Renewable Energy

Think "renewable energy" and the wind and sun come to mind, but someday it may be possible to add ocean energy to that list.<p>The fledgling wave energy industry is getting a boost from the federal government. The Department of Energy is spending up to $40 million to build a wave energy test facility …

Renewable Energy

A futuristic doctor's office that doesn't take insurance and is backed by Eric Schmidt and Marc Benioff is opening in LA

Forward, a futuristic doctor's office that looks "like an Apple Store meets 'Westworld,'" is setting up shop in Los Angeles.<p>For $150 a month, Forward acts as your primary care provider, along with providing some extra perks and technology used with the intent to keep you healthier.<p>Forward launched …

Apple Store

Brain implant boosts memory for first time ever

New memory prosthesis could be a game-changer for dementia care.<p><i>In brief: A professor built a brain implant that can reportedly improve short-term memory by 15 percent and working memory by 25 percent. The device could prove life-changing for the growing segment of the population impacted by</i> …

Alzheimer's Disease

In a Major First, Scientists Edit DNA Within the Human Body

For the first time, scientists have edited the DNA inside of a patient’s body, in an attempt to cure a genetic disorder by permanently changing the …

Stable plasma ring created in open air for the first time

Plasma is one of the more mysterious phases of matter, only existing on Earth fleetingly in the form of lightning or contained inside neon signs. Now …