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Sand Instantly Turns Into a Fluid If You Blow Air Through It

Although years of movies and TV shows have planted the idea in our head that quicksand is some sort of gritty soup that will swallow you whole in …

Hidden Figures Is Already Boosting Girls Into Science and Technology

Aldis Hodge, who plays mathematician and aerospace engineer Mary Jackson’s husband Levi in <i>Hidden Figures</i>, says the movie is already aiding future …

75% of Trump voters want clean energy too

I missed this survey when it came out in November, but given news that the EPA is on lockdown, Trump is making moves to advance the DAPL and Keystone …

Natural Gas

The Latest: Governors ask House to continue Medicaid help

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on activities in Congress (all times EST):<p>6:10 p.m.<p>The nation's governors are asking top House Republicans to retain "a …

Sony sponsors bootcamp for girls who want to work in gaming

U.K.-based project part of effort to diversify developers<p>Sony has announced plans to sponsor a "bootcamp" for girls who want to work in video games and technology.<p>The six-week session is being held in Liverpool for local girls ages 11-to-14. It's being organized by Liverpool Girl Geeks, which says …

Gaming

Why is looking out into space the same as looking back in time? (Beginner)

<i>Why do people sometimes say that when we look at stars that are very far away that we are "looking back in time"?</i><p>This is because of the finite speed …

3D-printed phone attachment could help identify TB and Ebola

A mobile phone 'case' has been used to detect cancer-related mutations in DNA for the first time. Using a microscope attached to a mobile phone it …

The 50 Most Romantic Weekend Getaways to Add to Your Travel List

Travel to any of these romantic destinations to light a fire in your relationship.<p>Nothing says romance quite like a weekend of sipping bourbon by the …

Defects explain why Roman concrete was so tough - Futurity

Computer models of tobermorite, an element in the superior concrete Romans used in ancient times, suggest how to make concrete that's less likely to …

A simple guide to CRISPR, one of the biggest science stories of the decade

One of the biggest and most important science stories of the <i>last</i> few years will probably also be one of the biggest science stories of the <i>next</i> few years. So this is as good a time as any to get acquainted with the powerful new gene-editing technology known as CRISPR.<p>If you haven’t heard of CRISPR …

The best books we read in 2016

As 2016 draws to a close, the Vox staff is once again sharing the best books we’ve read over the past 12 months. Some of them were published a long time ago, others just earlier this year. They all have one thing in common: In a year with countless news stories, TV shows, movies, podcasts, and …

10 Downright Dreamy Trains to Take Before You Die

The most romantic — and civilized — way to travel.<p>If you've had enough of the indignities of air travel (and there are so very many) and long car …

Trains

Oracle Team USA - Tech Tuesday - science of the sails on an AC50

by Oracle Team USA on 13 Dec 2016<p><b>Oracle Team USA's JB Braun presents a very interesting look at the design issues surrounding sail-design for the</b> …

Science Hasn't Figured Out How to Build the Perfect City Yet

And that's a problem, according to British physicist Laurie Winkless.<p>In the next quarter century, 66 percent of the world’s population will live in …

Smart Cities

Make a Solar Powered Survival Water Filter Out of Two Water Bottles

If you need to filter some water for drinking or cooking, this DIY solution uses the power of the sun.<p>In this video from the MAD Science Hacks …

Hacking

Best in US

Lose all track of time (and cell signal) along California's Redwood Coast. Movie buffs might recognize the region’s scene-stealing backdrops from Hollywood blockbusters like <i>Jurassic Park</i>, <i>E.T.</i> and <i>Star Wars</i>. But the full wonder of California’s 2000-year-old redwoods – some reaching 20 stories high – …

The Best Christmas Décor (That’s Not Just Red and Green)

The first thing that comes to mind when thinking of Christmas décor is red-and-green-adorned everything; from striped wrapping paper and matching ribbons to the tartan tree skirt. While certainly festive, it doesn’t feel very fresh, like say transforming your home into a fantastical winter …

Decorations

Dialect Coach Breaks Down The Accents 32 Different Actors Use In Movies

The accents you hear in movies aren't typically what you'd call accurate, and this lack of accuracy can be really distracting and detract from the …

Holiday Gift Guide 2016: The Top Wines and Spirits

As my annual series of Holiday Gift Guides concludes, I saved the best for last – booze. My picks run the gamut from affordable and accessible to esoteric and collectible, but there is something here for everyone at every price point, and unlike many magazine and online gift round-ups, I have …

Jon Stewart Gets Real About The Media’s Role In The 2016 Election

If there was one voice that was missing during the presidential election it was Jon Stewart. His biting commentary could have provided insight during a contentious election, but he is now coming out of seclusion to offer his opinions and advice.<p>During a discussion with <i>New York Times</i> TV critic James …

One of the most influential economists in the world explains why a carbon tax is a good idea

And he thinks the US needs a carbon tax.<p>In an interview with National Geographic— conducted, incidentally, by actor Leonardo DiCaprio, who stepped into the role of science reporter for "Before the Flood" — Mankiw explained why he believes a carbon tax is the best option for curbing US emissions.<p>A …

These Aerial Photos Reveal the Devastating Cost of Industrial Pollution

Fort McMurray, Canada The first step in the oil sands process after extraction is ‘upgrading’, in which particulate matt<p>... VIEW MORE<p>J Henry Fair<p>1 of …

SolarCity’s Long-Awaited One-Piece Rooftop to Be Unveiled Today

At an internal meeting last May, as SolarCity was recovering from a disappointing earnings announcement that sent the stock falling by over 20 …

What Happens When You Flush? The Secrets Of Sewage

<i>“Yep, it smells about as bad as I expected.”</i> It’s a weird thing to say about somewhere that’s been on your visit-wishlist for a while, but those were my exact words when I walked into a building affectionately known as the “sludge barn” at Crossness.<p>The site in Thamesmead, South East London, has a …

East London

How to Learn Something and Actually Retain It

<i>This article is part of</i> Tools of the Trade<i>, a weekly series in which a variety of experts share actionable tips for achieving fast and effective</i> …

Seek out Native American history and culture with nativeamerica.travel

Discover the history, culture and customs of Native Americans by experiencing activities and events in 12 U.S. regions, including Alaska and Hawaii.<p><b>Name:</b> nativeamerica.travel<p><b>What it does:</b> The American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Assn. has created an online guide and interactive map that highlights …

3tags.org

Wonder-material graphene could be dangerous to humans and the environment

I've been waiting for some time now to write a headline along the lines of "scientists discover thing that graphene is not amazing at" ... and here …

America's Untapped Energy Resources

<i>The fifth in a weekly series of articles RCP is publishing through Election Day to explore policymakers’ decisions regarding this crucial sector of</i> …

Energy

This New Wind Turbine Could Power Japan for 50 Years After One Typhoon

The technology marks a big step toward energy independence for Japan, which currently imports 84 percent of its power<p>A typical typhoon produces wind speeds between 98 and 120 m.p.h. and usually leaves behind a trail of destruction. But a Japanese engineer has plans to harness a typhoon’s incredible …

Renewable Energy