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What's behind the car burnings in western Sweden?

Timo Lyyra from Gothenburg found out about the car fires in Frölunda in a phone call from his ten-year-old son. The boy was watching the fire from …

Gothenburg

Words Matter When Talking About Pain With Your Doctor

If you're in the hospital or a doctor's office with a painful problem, you'll likely be asked to rate your pain on a scale of 0 to 10 – with 0 meaning no pain at all and 10 indicating the worst pain you can imagine. But many doctors and nurses say this rating system isn't working and they're trying …

Pain

Cia Admit To Using Modern Art 'As A Weapon'

For years there have been persistant rumours that CIA agents helped fund the rise of the America's Abstract Expressionism movement - the 50s and 60s …

Jackson Pollock

What Is The Lioness On A Cheese Grater? A Sexpert Explains Ancient Greece's Hottest Sex Move

I don't know about you, but the vast majority of my historical education was spent learning about two things: war and politics. We learned a lot …

Amazon Fire TV

A Fascinating Brief History of the Coded Graphic Language Symbols That Made Up Hobo Graffiti

In a report for Vox, video producer Coleman Lowndes offers a brief but fascinating history of the early coded graphic language symbols, which have …

What's Causing the Mysterious Hums Heard Around the World?

People in cities around the world—from Taos, New Mexico, to Windsor, Ontario, to Blackburn, England, to Auckland, New Zealand—have reported hearing …

Paranormal

Salamander’s Genome Guards Secrets of Limb Regrowth

With a fully sequenced genome in hand, scientists hope they are finally poised to learn how axolotls regenerate lost body parts.

Biology

Amazon Is Recruiting People to Start Delivery Businesses. Here's Why I Think Some People Could Get Rich

There's risk in any business. But if you asked me to invest in a business with these built-in advantages, I'd certainly listen.<p>I know a lot of people who have made a ton of money on Amazon.<p>Now, Amazon says it wants to recruit entrepreneurs to build a national network of small, independent delivery …

Country Time lawyers give 'Legal-Ade' to squeezed lemonade stands

"When life gives you arcane laws, make lemonade."<p>And call Legal-Ade.<p>That's the message Kraft Heinz's lemonade brand Country Time is selling to young entrepreneurs and their summertime businesses.<p>That would be: children and their lemonade stands.<p>And more specifically: children who get fined for …

Archaeologists started digging through Woodstock '69 concert field. Here's what they found

+9<p>BETHEL, N.Y. (AP) — Archaeologists scouring the grassy hillside famously trampled during the 1969 Woodstock music festival carefully sifted through …

The Mark Of The Beast: Revealed!

June 21, 2018 by Keith Giles<p>When it comes to the book of Revelation there are ultimately two camps: Futurists (who believe the book tells us …

Alien preppers could hoard stars to survive in a doomed universe | New Scientist

Hundreds of billions of years from now, the universe will be undergoing an apocalypse – and aliens may already be hoarding stars to survive the …

The Atmosphere of Venus Is So Thick It Pushes On Mountains to Change How Fast the Planet Spins

Venus’ varying rotational period has always been a mystery for astronomers, but computer simulations show that it may have to do with the planet’s viscous atmosphere on mountains.<p>Venus, often regarded as Earth’s twin, is a source of perpetual intrigue for planetary scientists. Although it may once …

A New Report Says Stanford's Most Famous Psychology Experiment Is a 'Fraud,' a 'Sham,' and a 'Lie'

You were almost certainly taught this 50-year-old experiment's findings. But what really happened?<p>It's probably the most famous psychological experiment ever to come out of Stanford University. Now, 50 years later, critics are saying the entire thing was "a fraud."<p>If you took a psychology class in …

Watch Hyper-Realistic Skin Get Made for Bionic Limbs

Watch extremely realistic skin for artificial limbs (complete with hair and freckles) get made from beginning to end.<p>A company called TouchBionics creates hyper-realistic skin for prosthetic limbs, complete with nails and hair and texture. Watch the mesmerizing making-of process unfold in this …

How the Parthenon Came to Live in Nashville

At first, no one expected this building to last: The Tennessee Centennial Exposition — picture something like a World's Fair or Walt Disney World's …

Neuroscientists Accidentally Discovered a Whole New Role For The Cerebellum

We've only just scratched the surface.<p>One of the best-known regions of the brain, the cerebellum accounts for just 10 percent of the organ's total …

Ask Ethan: If Mass Curves Spacetime, How Does It Un-Curve Again?

Matter tells space how to curve, and curved space tells matter how to move. That’s the basic principle behind Einstein’s General Relativity, which linked, for the first time, the phenomenon of gravity with that of spacetime and relativity. Place a mass down anywhere in the Universe, and the space …

Could We Create A Bottomless Pit On Earth?

Out in the countryside of rural America, you can find all sorts of attractions that are too-good-to-be-true. One of the most ubiquitous sights are bottomless pits, which in reality usually only go down for tens of meters before actually hitting bottom. Despite recurring outlandish claims, these …

Math Bee: Honeybees Seem To Understand The Notion Of Zero

Honeybees understand that "nothing" can be "something" that has numerical meaning, showing that they have a primitive grasp of the concept of zero.<p>That's according to a newly published study in <i>Science</i>, which shows that bees possess a mathematical ability once thought to exist only in dolphins, …

Honey Bees

A Classical Math Problem Gets Pulled Into Self-Driving Cars

Long before robots could run or cars could drive themselves, mathematicians contemplated a simple mathematical question. They figured it out, then …

International group of scientists suggest that octopuses might actually be aliens

Normally when you see a story about someone claiming that aliens are hanging out here on Earth its origins can be traced to a misguided conspiracy …

Conspiracies

Schizophrenia as whole-body disorder – the 100-year-old idea only now being proven

A study from researchers at King's College London is suggesting that schizophrenia is not just a disorder of the mind but is also associated with …

Dolphins Are Helping Us Hunt for Aliens - Facts So Romantic

<i>SETI Institute astronomer Laurance Doyle proposed using information theory to analyze animal communication systems, particularly the whistle</i> …

Mumbling Isn’t a Sign of Laziness—It’s a Clever Data-Compression Trick - Facts So Romantic

<i>Far from being a symptom of linguistic indifference or moral decay, mumbling displays an underlying logic similar to the data-compression schemes</i> …

The Owl Thieves of Sweden

As the country ditches cash, criminals turn to stealing owls.<p>Here’s a dead-end job: Swedish bank robber. In 2016, there were only two bank heists in all of Sweden, compared with 110 eight years earlier. Why the steep plunge? The country’s bent on going cashless.<p>In 1661, Sweden became the first …

Identity Theft

“Geronimo!” — Why American Paratroopers Shout an Apache Chief’s Name When Jumping

“The origin of this now famous cry remains something of a mystery.” EARLY IN THE development of American airborne forces, the cry of “Geronimo!” …

To see how Asia’s manufacturing map is being redrawn, look at Nike and Adidas

Since 2010, Adidas has cut the share of footwear it makes in China in half. The country that has absorbed most of that business is Vietnam.<p>A similar situation is playing out at Nike. A decade ago, China was its main footwear producer. Today, Vietnam owns that title.<p>The sneaker giants are among the …

Vietnam

Scientists just created a new "super wood" that's stronger than steel

Spider silk has long held the record for being the strongest biomaterial on Earth — but that just changed. Scientists at KTH Royal Institute of …

Japan, Short on Babies, Reaches a Worrisome Milestone

TOKYO — Since Japan began counting its newborns more than a century ago, more than a million infants have been added to its population each year.<p>No longer, in the latest discomforting milestone for a country facing a steep population decline. Last year, the number of births in Japan dropped below …