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15 Fall 2015 TV shows to watch

<b>(CNN) —</b> It's that time of the year again.<p>New fall shows are coming, and there will be familiar faces and plot lines that make you say "This reminds me of..." We present to you the 15 shows you probably want to check out for Fall 2015 TV season.<p>"Narcos" (Netflix)<p>Pablo Escobar and the Medellin Cartel …

TV

A Chemist Cooks Up A Ferrofluid Font

The abstract typeface is like the Webdings of the future.<p>Typeface pioneer Craig Ward and experimental photographer Linden Gledhill have teamed up to design a new generative typeface of ornamental letterpress art-prints, called Fe2O3 Glyphs. The typeface will “invert the traditional role of a …

Antimatter's Magnetic Charge Revealed

Scientists say they've made the most precise measurements to date of the magnetic charge of single particles of matter and its spooky counterpart …

Oxytocin Delivering Nasal Device to Treat Mental Illness

<b>Researchers at the University of Oslo have tested a new device for delivering hormone treatments for mental illness through the nose. This method was</b> …

Austin cops raid home, find grow room full of psychedelic mushrooms

<b>AUSTIN</b> - Investigators serving a search warrant in a residential neighborhood uncovered a grow house with a room full of psychedelic mushrooms.<p>Austin …

New Yorkers who go to nightclubs are taking dangerous drugs without even knowing it

Palamar, who is a assistant professor of Population Health at NYU, has surveyed some 1000 club and festival attendees in New York this summer, in addition to analyzing data from New York poison control centers.<p>He says all the survey takers are 18 -25 year olds at venues that play electronic dance …

Consciousness

Stephen Hawking's New Black Hole Theory Will Blow Your Mind

Maybe you could survive the universe's ultimate calamity.<p>In last year's <i>Interstellar</i>, Matthew McConaughey's character floats past a black hole's event horizon (i.e. the point of no return) and winds up in, ostensibly, a fourth-dimensional observational tower constructed by our future selves. Heady. …

Black Holes

RebelMouse vs. WordPress VIP

After building the product for Huffington Post, and owning the product and engineering groups at AOL after we were acquired, it was clear to me there …

How quantum biology might explain life’s biggest questions

How does a robin know to fly south? The answer might be weirder than you think: Quantum physics may be involved. Jim Al-Khalili rounds up the …

The 11 Most Beautiful Mathematical Equations

Photo Credit: Shutterstock/R.T. Wohlstadter<p>Slide 1 of 23<p>Introduction<p>Mathematical equations aren't just useful — many are quite beautiful. And many …

Parasitic Amoeba Eats People Alive, Bite By Bite

These amoebae eat human cells while they are still alive, and then move on. Terrifying.<p>It used to be thought that the parasite <i>Entamoeba histolytica</i> killed human cells with toxins and only ate them once they were dead--and that during its meals, it would eat cells by engulfing them whole, like other …

Biology

A Glowing Ring Powered By Body Heat

And how it works<p>Sean Hodgins enjoys ring smithing, a hobby he adopted from his grandpa, and loves building small electronic gadgets. So he combined his passions to make a ring that turns body heat into light. Hodgins milled a two-finger band out of aluminum—an excellent thermal conductor—to cradle …

Bright lights, small crystals: Scientists use nanoparticles to capture images of single molecules

When imaging at the single-molecule level, small irregularities known as heterogeneities become apparent – features that are lost in higher-scale, …

Unique Mineral Discovered In Australia

The new substance is called putnisite.<p>A previously unknown mineral has been discovered in a remote location in Western Australia. The mineral, named putnisite, appears purple and translucent, and contains strontium, calcium, chromium, sulphur, carbon, oxygen and hydrogen, a very unusual combination.<p>…

Chemistry

Titan Releases The Evil Within Video Game Prequel Comic Book

Brace yourself for more Evil Within creepiness.<p>Are you excited for Bethesda's The Evil Within video game? Titan Comics is publishing a four-part …

PS4, Vita game Axiom Verge isn't Metroid, but it's damn close

Pixelated platformer <i>Axiom Verge</i> is on its way to PS4 and Vita thanks to a boost from Sony's Pub Fund initiative, which offers cash and support to independent developers.<p><i>Axiom Verge</i> is a blend of <i>Metroid</i>, <i>Contra</i> and pretty pixel art, and it has a hacking mechanic on top of its shooting and platforming …

How To Prove That Light Can Be Converted Into Matter

A decades-old hypothesis gets closer to solidity.<p>In 1934, two American physicists theorized that if one could make two photons collide, the collision would produce two positron-electron pairs—and thus convert light into matter. If proven in a lab, the process would be a pure demonstration of …

Physics

MIT researchers made a material that forces water up walls

Tiny bristles move liquid upstream<p>There are incontrovertible facts of nature: people get old, things fall, water flows downstream. And then there's this MIT project, which contradicts at least the last one.<p>A team of engineers invented a material with thousands of tiny electroplated metal bristles …

Evidence Found Of A Particle That Is Its Own Antiparticle

In the future, the exotic particle could go into quantum computers.<p>There's a particle that physicists theorize exists that acts simultaneously as both matter and antimatter. Whoa! The particle is called the Majorana fermion, and a team of physicists is announcing today that it's seen some evidence …

Physics

Weird Crystal Can Absorb All The Oxygen In A Room -- And Then Release It Later

This could potentially make fuel cells, space travel, and scuba diving a lot more efficient.<p>Researchers from the University of Southern Denmark say they’ve invented a crystal that pulls oxygen out of the air and even water. Apparently, just a spoonful of the stuff can suck up all the oxygen in a …

Scuba Diving

The 25 Greatest Sci-Fi Books Ever Written

Share the post "The 25 Greatest Sci-Fi Books Ever Written"<p>Dune (Frank Herbert)<p>Often quoted as “Science Fiction’s answer to Lord of the Rings”. And …

Woman Draws 11 Self-Portraits Whilst High On LSD, This Is What Happened

Whether its the world of music, film, literature or performance you can be sure that for someone, somewhere drugs and alcohol almost most certainly …

Has Stephen Hawking solved a huge black hole mystery?

Stephen Hawking may have just solved one of the most vexing mysteries in physics — the "information paradox."<p>Einstein's theory of general relativity …

4. What You Can't See Can't Hurt You... Right? (The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen)

DCAlan Moore is another writer famous for pushing the boundaries of what is acceptable in comics and he did not disappoint with his series The League …

Comics

The Accidental Human

Humans are a natural product of Darwinian evolution. An improbable, unpredictable product perhaps, but nevertheless one that conforms to the evolutionary path followed by all other species.<p>Humans are also latecomers on the universal scene, they appeared on Earth during the last inch of the cosmic …

Avegant Glyph virtual retinal display is like shining an 80-inch TV image on your eyeballs

Avegant‘s Glyph is a virtual retinal display that gives you the experience of watching an 80-inch TV. Except there is no TV, as the Glyph uses optics to shine moving images directly on your eyeballs.<p>The Glyph is the latest in a whole string of innovative human-machine interfaces — from virtual …

Life as a Nonviolent Psychopath

Neuroscientist James Fallon discovered through his work that he has the brain of a psychopath, and subsequently learned a lot about the role of genes in personality and how his brain affects his life.<p>In 2005, James Fallon's life started to resemble the plot of a well-honed joke or big-screen …

Augmented-reality contact lenses to be human-ready at CES

While Google works to bring a polished Glass device to market, wearables startup Innovega is taking head-mounted displays a step further: contact lenses that interact with full HD glasses.<p>Anyone who has ever dreamed up a sci-fi future in which neon interfaces float in front of us and information …

Augmented Reality