Carl Engelking

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What Does the World’s Oldest Surviving Piano Sound Like? Watch Pianist Give a Performance on a 1720 Cristofori Piano

Imagine your favorite works for the piano---the delicate and haunting, the thundering and powerful. The minimalism of Erik Satie, the Romanticism of …

Piano

Check Out This Feathered Dinosaur Tail Preserved in Amber! - Dead Things

By Gemma Tarlach | December 8, 2016 11:00 am<p>A stunning piece of amber, mined in Myanmar, preserves the partial tail of a feathered dinosaur, ants and …

Scientists finally figure out why whales like to jump out of the water. - Seriously, Science?

By Seriously Science | November 29, 2016 6:00 am<p><i>Photo: flickr/Gregory “Slobirdr” Smith</i><p><i>Even if you’ve never gone whale-watching or made it all the way</i> …

India just fired up the world’s largest solar plant to power 150,000 homes

Things are heating up in India, where one of the world’s top polluting countries has unveiled the world’s largest solar power plant. The 648-megawatt …

Renewable Energy

The Human Footprint on Mars is Expanding...Sometimes Faster Than We'd Like

It will be a long time until humans put boots on Mars--at least until the 2030s and possibly a lot longer, depending on what the incoming Trump …

European Space Agency

Vincent Callebaut's twisting carbon-absorbing skyscraper nears completion in Taipei

Vincent Callebaut Architectures’ extraordinary Agora Garden—a DNA-inspired carbon-absorbing eco-tower—just topped out in Taipei, Taiwan. Set in Xinyi …

Archaeologists Discover ‘Lost City’ Thought to be First Ancient Egyptian Capital

Art World<p>The discovery has unearthed buildings, tools, and noble graves.<p>,<p>An ancient city containing houses, pottery, tools, and a necropolis has been …

Aliens

BIG and Barcode Architects unveil floating zero-energy apartments for Amsterdam

Just when you think green design has grown stagnant, Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) comes around with a groundbreaking new scheme that turns architecture …

Design

A New Theory on the Mysterious Condition Causing Astronauts to Lose Their Vision

Research presented at the Radiological Society of North America meeting this week fits with previously-held hypotheses.<p>For years now, NASA has been puzzled by a mysterious effect of extended space flight: vision damage. Many, though not all, astronauts who have been in space for months at a time …

‘This Real Life Sleeping Beauty’ Has To Deal With Six-Month Naps

Beth Goodier is living a nightmare. Her mother, Janine, estimates that Beth has been asleep for 75 percent of the past five years — sometimes for as long as six months at a stretch. As a result, Beth has had to drop out of college and can’t keep a job. But her current state isn’t due to laziness or …

Black Death burial pit found at site of medieval abbey in Lincolnshire

Carbon dating shows skeletons are from mid-14th century, while DNA tests of teeth find presence of plague bacterium<p>A mass burial pit of victims of the Black Death dating back to the 14th century has been discovered near Immingham in Lincolnshire.<p>Archaeologists from the University of Sheffield were …

Archaeology

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Welcome to the Biohackers’ Paradise

The Waag Society's vision is to inform people of the risks and possibilities of biotech by letting them try it themselves.<p>There's a place in the Netherlands where non-scientists can dabble in biotech. It's inside the Waag, a 15th-century fortified brick structure that is the oldest non-religious …

Fake news network 'tried to write fake news for liberals — but they just never take the bait.'

Coler says he started the fake news sites as a means of infiltrating the conservative and white supremacist sites, though he doesn’t make it clear to …

Gravity can light the world with this new technology

Could you create light from a bag of rocks and a downward force? The answer may surprise you. Creating a future that’s bright and safe for all is at …

Watch three guys with jetpacks fly in formation with airplanes

Jetman and his buddies are back. Yves Rossy, the man who decided that you don't need much more than a tiny wing and a jetpack to fly, has teamed up …

Yellowstone Park: America's Cherished Cauldron of Death

Walking into the wilderness is always dangerous. That holds true in national parks, where the bounty of paved roads, groomed campsites and friendly …

National Parks

From drones to AKs, high technology to low politics.

Russia may test its Kh-47M2 Kinzhal aero-ballistic missile onboard the Tupolev Tu-22M3 Backfire bomber, which would greatly extend the number of …

This Solar-Powered Pipe Desalinates The Water That Flows Through It

But a new conceptual design shows how a desalination plant can run on solar power instead, while doubling as public art and a place for visitors to …

Santa Monica

FDA Washes the Dirt from Antibacterial Soaps

It’s official; store shelves will be scrubbed clean of antibacterial hand and body soaps that contain certain ingredients. The U.S. Food and Drug …

FDA

South Carolina Accidentally Sprayed Millions Of Bees With Pesticides

The bugs were caught in the crossfire of an attempt to take out mosquitoes<p>Millions of bees perished in South Carolina on Sunday morning, unintentionally felled by an effort to wipe out disease-carrying mosquitoes. For the first time, Dorchester County had sprayed the pesticide Naled from an …

For first time, carbon nanotube transistors outperform silicon - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

MADISON — For decades, scientists have tried to harness the unique properties of carbon nanotubes to create high-performance electronics that are …

The bold and controversial plan to drill into a supervolcano

A volcano hidden off the coast of Italy is so huge that it has the power to change life on Earth – should scientists drill into it to unlock its secrets, or is the risk too great? Jonathan Frochtzwajg investigates.<p>Stefano Carlino descends underground, into a deep pit occupied by what looks like a …

Geology

Nasa's satellite images shows Aral Sea is nearly extinct

A new series of images released by Nasa shows the dramatic shrinking of the Aral Sea, located in Central Asia between Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan.<p>Once the world’s fourth largest lake, the Aral Sea began growing smaller in the 1960s after its tributaries were diverted by the Soviet Union to turn …

Central Asia

The Root of Gravity

Does recent research bring us any closer to understanding it?

Physics

Lightning’s Strange Physics Still Stump Scientists

Every day on this planet, roughly 4 to 8 million bolts of electricity the width of a finger connect heaven to earth, discharging a current of 30,000 …

Physics

5 Games that Bring You Closer to Your Mad Science Goals

While you may not have the education and bountiful patience required to push the boundaries of scientific knowledge, there’s no reason you can’t …