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Liquid Nitrogen Experiment Almost Goes Horribly Wrong On Live TV

That almost ended badly.<p>An Australian TV host came within inches of serious injury ― or worse ― when a science experiment went badly wrong during a live segment.<p>Science teacher-YouTuber Jacob Strickling was guest on the show “Studio 10” earlier this week, where he mixed liquid nitrogen into cola …

Miniature

These ants seem to prefer living on tectonic faults

Some species of red wood ants, found in Europe and North America, build 7-foot mounds in the forests. A few years ago, a husband-and-wife team of …

Geology

Lebanon Frees Hundreds of ISIS Fighters in Exchange for Soldiers’ Bodies

BEIRUT, Lebanon — Lebanon began transporting an estimated 400 armed Islamic State fighters and family members from its northern border to the militants’ stronghold in eastern Syria on Monday, according to official sources in Lebanon and Syria.<p>The militants were transferred as part of a deal between …

The Only Job Humanoid Robots Are Good at Is Making Hilarious GIFs

Boston Dynamics’ founder, Marc Raibert, recently gave a TED Talk where he trotted out some of the company’s recent innovations. The talk mostly …

I’m a Google Manufacturing Robot and I Believe Humans Are Biologically Unfit to Have Jobs in Tech

I, a manufacturing robot at Google Factory C4.7, value diversity and inclusion. I also do not deny that machines are sometimes given preference to …

Tech Industry

What to do when 20,000 bees unexpectedly swarm your Manhattan skyscraper

‘Bees are good,’ Verge Science says as the rest of Vox Media screams<p>There is something inherently insect-like about the New York City commute: swarms of people crammed together into subway cars, piling into elevators, buzzing around the streets. To make the metaphor literal, 20,000 European …

New York City

Jumping Spiders Can See Galaxies Far, Far Away

Telescopic eyes that can peer into alternate galaxies.<p>Spiders are already scary impressive, what with their speed, cunning hunting skills, and …

3 Ways Happy People Vent Differently

Complaining isn't usually the most productive way to handle a bad situation and, in fact, can actually make matters worse. One study published in the</i> …

High blood pressure: Sodium may not be the culprit

Salt has long been vilified as the harbinger of hypertension. However, as research into the condition has delved deeper, it is becoming clear that …

FIRST Robotics and Southern Company Are Helping Create the STEM Workers of Tomorrow

How you do get girls and boys of all backgrounds interested in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) at a young age, while the window of …

Robotics

Oh Good, Autonomous Cars Are Learning to Drive by Playing Grand Theft Auto

Developers are testing their self-driving cars by setting them loose on the streets of Los Santos.<p>The trickiest thing with autonomous cars is testing them in real-world situations. Self-driving car developers need to put their software in unpredictable real-world situations, sharing the road with …

Memes are serious business with their own stock exchange

With my best "My Dad Will Sue You" outfit on, I was ready to strike it rich buying and selling memes.<p>It was 9 a.m. ET on a Thursday, early enough that Donald Trump memes hadn't rolled in yet. Feeling lucky, I bought 30 shares of $TRMP. They immediately tanked 21 percent. But I wasn't fazed -- there …

…what is time…

“… the distinction between past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.” Einstein<p>From the earth observer’s position in space, …