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How a particle accelerator helped recover tarnished 19th century images

Chemists used a synchrotron to peek beneath 150 years of grime on damaged daguerreotype images, revealing hidden portraits.

Particles

The Great Barrier Reef has died 5 times in the last 30,000 years

Log in or create a free account<p>Connect with:<p>Create an account for free access to:<p>A selection of articles hand-picked by the editors available only to …

Carrot Weather's profanity-spewing forecast app arrives on Android

iOS developer Brian Mueller’s Carrot Weather app has won numerous awards and features in Apple’s App Store for making it fun to check the day’s forecasts. It’s finally made its way to Google Play so Android users can enjoy its hilarious approach to bringing you weather information.<p>Sure, you can see …

A THIRD of millennials think the Earth is flat, shocking survey reveals

It’s a claim that enrages most scientists, but it seems that a third of millennials still think that the Earth is flat.<p>A survey by YouGov asked 8,215 …

Flat Earth Society

16 Tweets That Will Make Introverts Nod In Agreement

"The first rule of introvert club is no one has to worry about anyone talking about introvert club."<p>If you’re an introvert, you likely value your alone time. You think before you speak. You’d much rather socialize one-on-one than in a group. A phone call is probably your worst nightmare. But most …

Read Elon Musk's bold Mars colony plan for free online

Elon Musk's latest plan to colonize Mars is now officially part of the academic literature.<p>A summary of the SpaceX and Tesla Motors CEO's presentation at the International Astronautical Congress in Australia last September has been published in the peer-reviewed journal New Space. The journal is …

Elon Musk

No more wires! Samsung patents ‘over the air’ wireless tech that charges multiple gadgets at the same time

The Samsung patent would allow you to charge your phone no matter where you are in the room<p>Charging with wires is the bane of my existence and …

Gear & Gadgets

Wake up lights give you more energy all day long, and Amazon has 3 models on sale for $20 or less

Waking up violently to a blaring alarm clock or a grating alarm chime blasting at full volume on your smartphone pretty much ruins your morning, or …

The $90 Light That Kills Bacteria in Your Kitchen Forever

Cleaning is still an excellent way to rid your kitchen of bacteria, but this LED light takes germ-killing to the next level.<p>There are only so many …

Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?

More comfortable online than out partying, post-Millennials are safer, physically, than adolescents have ever been. But they’re on the brink of a mental-health crisis.<p>One day last summer, around noon, I called Athena, a 13-year-old who lives in Houston, Texas. She answered her phone—she’s had an …

Samsung Galaxy A8+: Everything you need to know

We're now in the fourth generation of the Galaxy A series. Every year, Samsung introduces a new feature that was previously limited to its flagship …

Dubai's astronaut program has already received 3,000 applications

Last year the United Arab Emirates (UAE) announced they have ambitious plans for Mars that rival those of Elon Musk and SpaceX: starting with a probe …

Alzheimer's Drug Reverses Alcohol Brain Damage in Rats

Could work for us, too?<p>A drug that helps people manage the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease might also be able to help treat a very different kind of …

Neuroscience

The best time of day to do everything, according to science

Wondering if it's better to workout in the morning or at night? Whether you should drink coffee as soon as you wake up or hold off until later? What about how early you should stop looking at screens before bedtime?<p>As it turns out, scientists have been looking for answers to these questions too.<p>You …

Are Alien Worlds in TRAPPIST-1 More Habitable Than Thought?

One of the most captivating star systems beyond the solar system is in our galactic backyard. It may be a common red dwarf star, but the exoplanets …

Everything you ever wanted to know about the Moon

The Moon, it hovers above us in the night sky like omnipresent orb of celestial secrets, but there are a fair few facts that we do know about it - …

Kessler Syndrome: Here's how we plan to save the world from space debris

Debris could destroy our space infrastructure and render space inaccessible for decades.<p>The RemoveDebris mission at the Surrey Space Centre plans to …

Rocket Lab unveils ‘Humanity Star’ – a shiny satellite you can see in space

In addition to launching three Earth-watching satellites, Rocket Lab has sent up a satellite you can watch from Earth: a bright and shiny object …

As if Pluto-gate hadn’t caused enough problems, astronomers want to reclassify planets again

A new study focuses on the formation of planets and non-planets as a way to categorise them<p>When is a planet not a planet? When it forms in the orbit …

Phone-addicted teens aren’t as happy as those who play sports and hang out IRL, new study suggests

To no parent’s surprise, too much smartphone use makes teens unhappy.<p>So says a new study from San Diego State University, which pulled data from over one million 8th-, 10th-, and 12th-graders in the U.S. showing teens who spent more time on social media, gaming, texting and video-chatting on their …

Social Media

Experts: Shackled children face long road to recovery

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — They are safe for now and, according to authorities, they are relieved.<p>But the 13 children, aged 2 to 29, rescued from what was described as nothing less than a torture chamber will have years of therapy ahead, experts say, as they learn to live in a world that, until a …

California couple's ordinary home held torture chamber

PERRIS, Calif. (AP) — From the outside, the brown-and-beige four-bedroom home looked fairly orderly. Inside, it was a veritable torture chamber for 13 siblings who lived with their parents, police said.<p>The couple who owned the home purchased it new in 2014 and soon arrived in the rapidly growing …

Los Angeles

Google starts certificate program to fill empty IT jobs

There are 150,000 open IT jobs in the U.S., and Google wants to make it easier to fill them. Today the company is announcing a certificate program on …

12 Times Neil DeGrasse Tyson Sucked All The Fun Out of Science

Elitism has no place in science.

China’s Tiangong-1 space station is out of control and will soon fall to Earth

The tail end of 2017 was packed with interesting asteroid sightings and near-misses that gave skywatchers a reason to look up, but the biggest threat …

NASA just released a gorgeous photo of Saturn’s moon Enceladus that holds a secret

Saturn is an incredibly interesting planet for a number of reasons, not least of which is its iconic rings, but one of its many moons might actually …

In 2018, We Will CRISPR Human Beings

Ever since 2012, when researchers first discovered that bacterial immune systems could be hijacked to edit DNA in living creatures, CRISPR has been …

Genetics

True wireless charging is about to become a thing

Ever wish you could charge your gadgets wirelessly — and we mean truly wirelessly, not by placing them on a charging surface?<p>That day may come quite …

Wireless Charging

Magic Leap's mixed reality headset is real, and it looks totally steampunk

After years of boasting about its game-changing augmented reality technology, Magic Leap finally revealed its first headset, the Leap One.<p>Set to ship …

Augmented Reality

5 ways to reignite the passion in a tired relationship

Passion comes and goes in every relationship. The key is not freaking out when you experience a dip — and knowing that you can reignite the proverbial spark that drew you to one another early on.<p>Read on for five simple strategies that can help you spice up a dull romance, backed by science and …