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Physicists observe gigantic molecules predicted in 1970 - Futurity

Scientists have observed for the first time a phenomenon in ultracold, three-atom molecules predicted by Russian physicist Vitaly Efimov in 1970.

Physics

President Obama predicts more states will legalize marijuana

You can’t fit everything into a State of the Union.<p>President Barack Obama told YouTube today that more states will consider legalizing cannabis thanks to his Administration’s approach to the issue, and the government should treat marijuana use as a health problem, not a criminal one.<p>Several …

The Secret to Dropping More than 30 Pounds Fast

It's no secret that muscle is more metabolically active than fat, so by having more lean muscle on your skeleton, you'll burn more calories even at rest. Fortunately, Darden says he discovered a super-efficient way to build muscle while losing weight: It's called "negative training," and Darden …

Geminid meteor shower begins: watch out for fireballs

Nasa says the Geminids will be the most intense meteor shower of the year – and almost everyone can see it<p>The mysterious Geminid meteor shower lights the skies of Earth between 12 and 16 December and is visible from almost anywhere on the planet. This year the peak rate is estimated to be 100-120 …

Half-Ton Fragment Of Russian Meteorite Recovered From Lake

It literally broke the scale.<p>Divers have hauled a 570-kilogram-plus (1,257 pounds) hunk of meteorite from Lake Chebarkul in the Urals region of Russia. The rock seems to be a piece of the meteorite that landed in the country this February. The fragment was so large it: 1) broke into three pieces …

Higgs boson scientists share physics Nobel prize

Peter Higgs went on holiday without a phone to avoid media storm surrounding Tuesday's physics Nobel announcement<p>And so the wait is over. Half a century after he wrote down a theory that would change the world, Peter Higgs, the Edinburgh-based researcher, has won the Nobel Prize in Physics.<p>Higgs, …

How does the body clock work?

Dr Stuart Peirson explains how our body clock keeps time and why we suffer from jet lag<p><b>Last month scientists</b> <b>discovered proteins within our cells</b> <b>that prevent us from drastically adjusting our body clock, leading to the familiar sensation of jet lag. We ask one of the study's authors,</b> <b>Dr Stuart …

What is Foucault's Pendulum?

Google's latest doodle marks what would have been the 194th birthday of Jean Bernard Léon Foucault, the French physicist who used a simple pendulum to prove that the Earth rotates in space. But how does his elegant experiment work?<p>During Foucalt’s life it was already proven that the Earth rotated, …

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Everything You've Ever Been Told About How You Learn Is A Lie

Three myths your teachers told you about how your brain learns, debunked<p>When I was in middle school and high school, teachers loved to impart various tidbits of wisdom about the way students learn during lectures, always couched in such a way as to indicate these were scientifically accepted facts.</i> …

Coming Soon: A Jolt Of Caffeine You Can Spray On Your Skin

<i>In our</i>"Weekly Innovation" blog series<i>, we explore an interesting idea, design or product that you may not have heard of yet. Do you have an innovation to share?</i>Use this quick form<i>.</i><p>Something called Sprayable Energy is coming soon to an online store. It is a topical caffeine spray. That's right. So …

FYI: Can Snakes Really Be Charmed By Music?

No. The charm has nothing to do with the music and everything to do with the charmer waving a <i>pungi</i>, a reed instrument carved out of a gourd, in the snake's face. Snakes don't have external ears and can perceive little more than low-frequency rumbles. But when they see something threatening, they …

A new beautiful translucent snail from the deepest cave in Croatia

Scientists discovered a new species of a peculiar cave-dwelling snail in one of the 20 deepest cave systems in the world, Lukina Jama–Trojama in …

Testicle size 'link to father role'

<b>A link between the size of a father's testicles and how active he is in bringing up his children has been suggested by scientists.</b><p>Researchers at Emory University, US, said those with smaller testicles were more likely to be involved with nappy changing, feeding and bath time.<p>They also found …

The Brain

What Happened When I Disconnected

<i>by guest blogger Maya Rodale, writer of historical tales of true love and adventure</i><p>For the month of August I took a break from all social media. Because it's summer. Because as an author with six books coming out in the next year, this is my last chance to lay low online. Because I was in the habit …

5 Takeaways From UN's Global Report on Happiness

Some surprising factors that influence well-being around the world.<p><b>Denmark is the happiest country in the world, followed by Norway, Switzerland, the Netherlands, and Sweden, according to the 2013 World Happiness Report, released today by Columbia University's Earth Institute.</b><p>Sponsored by the …

Want to burn body fat? Step up to the thermostat

If you follow health research these days, you might have the impression that what makes you feel good inevitably either causes cancer or makes you fat.<p>On the surface, research on the links between indoor temperature and obesity fit right into this puritan streak. According to this argument, …

Magic microphone turns fingers into speakers

Langley glider pilot unhurt after managing to land aircraft on top of B.C. convenience store http://natpo.st/1fNj4qm

Greatest Swims: Five Epic Swims in the Wake of Nyad’s Feat

In the wake of Diana Nyad’s Cuba to Florida swim, here are five great swims from earlier times.<p>Sixty-four-year-old Diana Nyad splashed ashore on Smathers Beach in Key West on Monday to become the first person ever to swim between Cuba and Florida unassisted by a shark cage. She accomplished the …

'World's largest volcano discovered beneath Pacific

<b>Scientists say that they have discovered the single largest volcano in the world, a dead colossus deep beneath the Pacific waves.</b><p>A team writing in the journal Nature Geoscience says the 310,000 sq km (119,000 sq mi) Tamu Massif is comparable in size to Mars' vast Olympus Mons volcano - the largest …

Geology

Escape from hell

The captivity and rescue of Amanda Lindhout and Nigel Brennan—and what happened once they were back home<p><i>This story originally ran in September, 2013,</i> …

Hot Science: How Investigators Determine the Causes of Fires

Forensic fire experts rely on a number of observations and tools.<p><b>The Rim Fire (see pictures) that recently ravaged Yosemite National Park was started by a hunter's illegal campfire, according to authorities.</b><p>To determine the cause of such a fire, investigators rely on a number of observations and …

This Is What Happens To Your Body When You Exercise

Whether you do it to lose weight, to reach a fitness goal or -- dare we say it? -- just for fun, exercise <i>changes</i> you.<p>There's the red face and the sweating, the pounding heart and pumping lungs, the boost to your alertness and mood, the previously nonexistent urges to talk about nothing but splits …

Jesse Kline — Justin Trudeau was right about this: It's time for a rethink on smoking pot and regulating drugs and alcohol http://natpo.st/17AayG3 via Full Comment