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College Student's Speech Makes Him King of the Nerds

If the nerds of the world ever come together to elect a president for all geek-kind, this kid should definitely run.<p>The epic — yes, epic, there is no …

TV control app Peel grows to 25M users, preps three new mobile partnerships

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Partnerships with mobile device makers are starting to pay off for Peel, the second screen remote control app that allows …

Transparent, flexible speaker runs on ions

The transparent ionic speaker, with parts labeled, above a laptop screen showing what it is playing.<p>A research team at Harvard has created a remarkable proof of concept device: a thin, transparent speaker powered by ions instead of electricity. Such "ionic devices" could lead to artificial muscles, …

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Eminem Headlines Reading Festival After 12 Years Away – What’s Changed?

Marshall Mathers last stepped onto the Reading Main Stage 12 years ago, when he topped the bill in 2001. A lot has changed since then. That was …

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Jellyfish in the North Atlantic - in pictures

Spectacular images of jellyfish captured by marine biologists and photographers Matt Doggett and Richard Shucksmith in the seas off the Orkney Islands

Chrome 29 update revisits not-so-ancient history in omnibox searches

Google updated its Chrome browser today, putting a little more "all" into its "omnibox" thanks to the added influence of users' web browsing …

‘Oldest man in the world’ discovered in Bolivia, and he attributes his long-life to long walks and quinoa

He has spent a lifetime eking out a living in barren mountains but 123-year-old Carmelo Flores Laura looks set to be named the oldest living person …

New form of carbon said to be strongest material ever found

The strongest known material in the world may have just been dethroned. Researchers from Rice University have calculated the properties of a little-studied form of carbon known as carbyne, and they've determined that it should have a "specific strength surpassing that of any other known material." …

Hyperloop train plans unveiled by PayPal founder Elon Musk

Afraid of spiders? Try sleeping on it

Do you suffer from a phobia? Are you fearful of heights, or dogs, or the sight of blood? Does the mere thought of lightning, or enclosed spaces, or snakes, induce panic? If so, getting your head down for a nap may help you conquer your anxiety.<p>Phobias are one of the most common forms of …

NASA: Sun Getting Ready For A 'Field Flip'

Our nearest star is about to pull a once-in-11-years move by swapping its north and south magnetic poles.<p>The sun's polarity switch is a natural part of "solar max" — the period of peak activity during what averages out to be roughly an 11-year cycle. According to NASA, this year will mark the …

Elon Musk has 'no plans' to actually build his Hyperloop design

Elon Musk has promised to reveal preliminary plans for a super-fast "Hyperloop" transporter on August 12th — but don't expect him to actually build it. In a Tesla earnings call yesterday, Musk said that he was too busy with existing ventures to work on a Hyperloop in the near future. "I think I …

How a 17-ton electromagnet was transported from Long Island to Chicago

It's not every day you need to ship a giant, 17-ton particle accelerator halfway across the country, but that's the challenge that recently faced the Brookhaven National Laboratory and Fermilab. The massive Muon g-2 electromagnetic ring was set to be transported all the way from Brookhaven on Long …

What Twins Reveal About The Science Of Faith

Studies of twins suggest that faith is influenced by genes.<p>I am frequently asked by journalists to recall the most surprising finding of our twin studies. The study of religion and belief in God is the one that always comes to mind, and the results are not easily accepted by many people. Most …

Mammal-ish critter walked like an armadillo - Futurity

U. CHICAGO (US) — The newly discovered fossil of a 165 million-year-old proto-mammal suggests that …

A terrifying robot shows you the emotions slime mold can't express

Slime mold can already behave in ways that are surprisingly intelligent, but what if it smiled like us and cried like us — or, at least, like a horrifying facsimile of us? An installation at London's Living Machines conference provides a fascinating, disturbing answer. As reported by <i>New Scientist</i>, …

Adorable Lemur Babies Fare Better If They Go To Kindergarten

Lemur mothers share childcare responsibilities with an "infant pool." Dive on in!<p>For lemurs, putting the kids in kindergarten isn't just beneficial to the young 'uns--it provides necessary foraging time for mom. A new study from Yale University finds that in black-and-white ruffed lemurs, mothers …

Why Do Stars Twinkle?

Stars appear to twinkle, planets don’t. Here's why.<p>Did you know you can distinguish between stars and planets in the sky?<p>Stars twinkle, planets don't.<p>Okay, that's not actually correct. The stars, planets, even the sun and moon twinkle, all in varying amounts. Anything outside the atmosphere is …

Big Pic: Check Out This Jumping Spider's Death Stare

Hello, hairy little guy<p>Meet <i>Phidippus clarus</i>, a common species of jumping spider uncommonly photographed in a portrait style by USGS Bee Inventory and Monitoring researcher Sam Droege.<p>Droege runs a Flickr page with photos of other animals done in a similar style, and they're consistently …

FYI: Just How Old is Dirt?

Really, really old<p>"It depends on what you mean by dirt," says Milan Pavich, a research geologist with the U.S. Geological Survey.<p>"The oldest sedimentary rocks are about 3.9 billion years old—they're in Greenland—and at one time, they were dirt. That's pretty close to the time the Earth formed."<p>But …

Why Aren't More Girls Attracted To Physics?

You don't need to be a social scientist to know there is a gender diversity problem in technology. The tech industry in Silicon Valley and across the nation is overwhelmingly male-dominated.<p>That isn't to say there aren't women working at tech firms. Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer and Sheryl Sandberg of …

Element of the week: californium | video

What do UC Berkeley, lawrencium and nuclear reactors share in common?<p>This week, we meet the element, californium. I'll give you three guesses as to where this element's name comes from -- and your first two guesses don't count!<p>Californium is a radioactive actinoid with the chemical symbol <b>Cf</b> and the …

Latest Moto X leak surfaces with the Magic Glass lens frame

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>On Monday, reports of Motorola’s upcoming Moto X phone using “Magic Glass” hit and just a day later, images showing a part of …

Could Dragons Have Existed If Evolution Had Taken A Different Turn?

A reptile expert examines the evidence.<p>It would have taken quite a few turns for natural selection to have produced dragons, but if you're willing to stretch a bit, most classic dragon characteristics do exist in other species. They just don't come packaged in one animal.<p>First up on the dragon …

Light lives for at least a billion billion years

Light can theoretically zip around the universe forever without breaking down. That's because it's long been believed that the photon — the elementary particle that makes up light and other electromagnetic radiation — has no mass. But physicist Julian Heeck wondered what would happen if it turned …

Kevo lock up for pre-order tomorrow, starts shipping in September

Amongst the seemingly endless stream of companies looking to replace your house keys, Kwikset and UniKey's Kevo system certainly seems one of the more promising options. When we had a chance to fiddle around with the device back in May, the companies didn't have much to say in terms of release …

The Week In Numbers: New Dinosaur Discovered, The World's Largest Virus, And More

<b>2014</b>: the year this aerodynamic, flying saucer-like research station is set to open in Antarctica<p><b>15 feet</b>: the length of a new cow-like dinosaur discovered in Utah<p><b>1 week</b>: the time it would take Earth's average global surface temperature to drop below 0 degrees Fahrenheit if the sun went out<p><b>$1,350</b>: …

Batman v Superman confirmed at Comic-Con in 'beyond mythological' mash-up

Holy kryptonite Batman! It's finally happening. The 6,500 fans in Comic-Con's Hall H nearly exploded when Warner Bros announced they were moving …

Alt-week 7.20.13: 5D super-memory cards, space snow and the tar drops!

<i>Alt-week takes a look at the best science and alternative tech stories from the last seven days.</i><p>​<p>You know, we're done with the whole three dimension thing. It's waaaay to restrictive. That's why we're adding not one, but two more to the list this week. Now we've got a little more breathing space, …