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Jason Momoa Had The Most Enthusiastic Response To That Huge ‘Game Of Thrones’ Battle

The clash at the end of last night’s <i>Game of Thrones</i> — which is apparently known as the Loot Train Attack; not exactly Cleganebowl- or Battle of the Bastards-level catchy, is it? — was literally [fire emoji]. Dozens of Lannister soldiers were burned to death, courtesy of Daenerys soaring into battle …

Dark Energy May Just Be Fluctuations in The Vacuum of Space

Of all the questions that plague scientists, the reason for the universe's expansion might be the most perplexing. Why distant galaxies aren't just …

Silicon Valley’s gender gap is the result of computer-game marketing 20 years ago

It’s no secret that there is a pronounced gender gap in technology fields. In 2014, 70% of the employees at the top tech companies in Silicon Valley, such as Google, Facebook, and Twitter, were male. In technical roles, this phenomenon is even more pronounced; for example, only 10% of the technical …

Silicon Valley

Earth - The strange link between the human mind and quantum physics

"I cannot define the real problem, therefore I suspect there's no real problem, but I'm not sure there's no real problem."<p>The American physicist Richard Feynman said this about the notorious puzzles and paradoxes of quantum mechanics, the theory physicists use to describe the tiniest objects in the …

Quantum Physics

6 Deceptively Simple Maths Problems That No One Can Solve

Mind = blown.<p>We all know that maths is really hard. So hard, in fact, that there's literally a whole Wikipedia page dedicated to unsolved …

Are you smart enough to understand this physicist explain string theory?

Renowned theoretical physicist, Brian Greene, explains string theory as if he's talking to a graduate student of physics and then he boils it down for the rest of us.<p>Greene is the co-founder of the World Science Festival, which has a new initiative called "City of Science" which is a 5-event series …

One Room Challenge: Week 2 | DIY Built-In Bunkbeds for Around $700

We’re so excited to share how the shared room for our daughters progressed in just one week! As soon as we hit publish on last week’s ORC (One Room …

Woodworking

These Scientists Are Teaching Kids to Spot Bullsh*T Health Advice

This should be mandatory learning.<p>In a world filled with dodgy TV doctors and viral Facebook posts, there's a lot of pseudoscience out there, and it …

'My home-made battery pack means I heat and light my home for nothing'

A brand-new market is growing for home batteries that make it possible for British homeowners to store energy generated by solar panels and other renewable sources.<p>The “Powerwall” battery, from Tesla, the pioneering automotive company founded by Elon Musk, is now going on sale in Britain.<p>But one …

German Lifeguards Test A Low-Flying Drone To Save Swimmers

Flotation devices away!<p>For a swimmer struggling to stay above the water’s surface, even a low-flying robot may offer some glimmer of hope. Even better is if that drone carries a self-inflating flotation device, keeping the swimmer afloat in time for lifeguards to drag them back to the shore. That’s …

Mindful or Mind Full? Mindfulness and its application in the 1to1 classroom james whittle - acce 2016

Workshop presented at ACCE2016 30/9/2016<p>Abstract<p>As personal computers become ubiquitous in the classroom, there is a growing concern amongst many teachers and the wider community about the potential for these technologies to cause distraction. Proponents of this view recommend limiting or removing …

Why we are weaning our students from electronic noise

<i>Ryan Balot and Clifford Orwin are professors of political science, University of Toronto.</i><p>Contrary to what some will tell you, academic freedom is alive and well on Canadian campuses. It includes the right to urge contrarian arguments – which both of us do freely, without ever issuing a trigger …

Screen-Free Crafts Kids Will Love: Fun Activities that Inspire Creativity, Problem-Solving and Lifelong Learning

Overview<p>Screen-Free Crafts Kids Will Love: Fun Activities that Inspire Creativity, Problem-Solving and Lifelong Learning by Lynn Lilly, The Craft Box …

Where will the out-of-control Chinese space station land?

<b>What is happening with the Chinese space station?</b><p>The nation’s first prototype space station, Tiangong-1, or “Heavenly Palace”, launched into orbit in September 2011. The module reached the end of its service life earlier this year and was due to splashdown – eventually – in the Pacific Ocean. But …

Space Exploration

16 Educational and Inspirational Classical Music Compositions

These classical music compositions were made inspirational and educational thanks to the efforts of Stephen Malinowski and his Music Animation …

Robots will eliminate 6% of all US jobs by 2021, report says

By 2021, robots will have eliminated 6% of all jobs in the US, starting with customer service representatives and eventually truck and taxi drivers. That’s just one cheery takeaway from a report released by market research company Forrester this week.<p>These robots, or intelligent agents, represent a …

Artificial Intelligence

Metaphysics special: Philosophy’s biggest questions unravelled

Could you be living inside a simulation created by a more advanced intelligence? Where does your unerring belief that you are not come from?<p>How does …

Scientists solve puzzle of converting gaseous carbon dioxide to fuel: Saving the planet from climate change with a grain of sand

Saving the planet from climate change with a grain of sand<p>Every year, humans advance climate change and global warming by injecting about 30 billion …

Chord Names Explained

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The Logic-Defying Double-Slit Experiment Is Even Weirder Than You Thought

Just by observing the process of the experiment, everything changes.<p>Do you remember the double-slit experiment? It's one of the weirder experiments in modern physics, and cuts to the heart of the weirdness of quantum mechanics. Basically, waves that pass through two narrow, parallel slits will form …

Quantum Physics

I Built an 8×10 Paper Negative Box Camera… and It Works!

I know, I know. It’s been done before, but not by me, so I gave ‘er a go. It started when I discovered a blog post online: DIY Foam core 8×10 camera …

Homemade hydroelectric generator uses plastic bottles as water wheel

<b>Lost in the woods near a stream, with some empty water bottles, wire, plastic plates, and a stepper motor, *and* you need to charge your smartphone?</b> …

Teenagers regularly using social media do less well at school, new survey finds

Children who regularly use Facebook and other online social networks tend to perform less well in school than those who use them rarely, new research has shown.<p>A study of more than 12,000 15-year-olds found there was the equivalent of several GCSE grades difference between the reading, maths and …

These are the best arguments from the 3% of climate scientist 'skeptics.' Really.

When I give a presentation and mention the 97% expert consensus on human-caused global warming, I’m often asked, “what’s the deal with the other 3%?”. These are the publishing climate scientists who argue that something other than humans is responsible for the majority of global warming, although …

Climate Change

Building Your Own Home From Open Source Blocks

<b>What if your next house were to cost 1/10th of the average home while sporting a long list of high-tech hyper-ecological features?</b> With the help of the Open Building Institute (OBI), which is designing affordable, ecological housing accessible to everyone - you may be able to do just that.<p>In the …

All four one and one for all

A theory of everything would unite the four forces of nature, but is such a thing possible? Over the centuries, physicists have made giant strides in …

How To Make Your DIY Smartphone Projector With A Shoebox

This article looks at how to make a DIY smartphone projector and offers some practical advice to readers.

Earth - There are microbes that eat and poo nothing but electricity

Some microbes have developed the ultimate stripped-down diet. They do not bother with food or oxygen. All they need to survive is pure electrical energy.<p>They often live in muddy seabeds or along the banks of rivers. Finding them is easy: biologists can coax them out of hiding by sticking an …