David Lee

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Space Engine: Gotta See All Dem SHINY THINGZ!

I recently found an amazing piece of tech, which is giving me quite a bit of fun, called Space Engine. It essentially simulates an entire universe, …

The SN 1987A Story

The sequence of images obtained over more than 8 years has allowed astronomers to measure the expansion of the supernova material directly: this the …

Enormous Craft Detected On Moon, The Secret Is Out

<i>This article is from TurnerRadioNetwork.com</i><p>At least one enormous object of unknown origin has been visually verified as having landed on our moon. As …

Fancy Feet: Wild Cheetahs Excel At Acceleration

Nature documentaries always go on and on about how fast a cheetah can run. Cats in captivity have been clocked at 65 miles an hour, the highest speed recorded for any land animal.<p>And yet, scientists know very little about how the animal runs in the wild, especially when on the hunt.<p>"You can look at …

Black hole bonanza in 'next door' Andromeda galaxy

Twenty-six new black hole candidates have been discovered in the neighbouring Andromeda galaxy. According to the astronomers involved, these could be …

Six Primitive Traps For Catching Food In The Woods

<b>Snares</b><p>Small-game snares can be made from the interior strands of parachute cord, braided strands of sinew, or fishing line. Snares stout enough to …

Water Purification

Once you find water, a major issue remains: is it pure? Is it drinkable? And if not, how to make it drinkable?<p>In today's world this is a much more …

11 Ways A Condom Can Save Your Life: Multi-functional survival uses for a CONDOM.

I’ve just come out of hibernation from writing another survival book (details to come soon). I really need a fun ‘creative’ and not too serious …

FYI: Why Do You Lose Your Tan In The Winter?

Whenever you decide to clean your house, you could be slowly but surely sweeping your tan right out the door.<p>Walk along a California beach on a warm summer day, and there are sure to be dozens of men and women, spread out on their towels, soaking in as much sun as they can. Sure enough, about six …

What’s the difference between comets and asteroids?

Asteroids tend to be rockier or more metallic. Comets tend be icier. But some objects blur the distinction between asteroids and comets.<p>Asteroids are …

Astronomy

The longest words in English: do you know what they mean?

The longest word in German – <i>Rindfleischetikettierungsüberwachungsaufgabenübertragungsgesetz</i>, meaning "the law concerning the delegation of duties for …

WIRED Space Photo of the Day 2013

PhysicsWhy Do You Feel Lighter at the Top of a Ferris Wheel?<p>Author: Rhett AllainRhett Allain<p>EcologyHow Plastic Straws Slip Through the Cracks of …

What is a Dyson sphere?

Are some advanced civilizations in our galaxy now collecting all of the energy emitted by their stars? If so, we would call their energy-collecting …

Autumn on Titan, a hurricane on Saturn and fire on the international space station – in pictures | A month in space

http://www.theguardian.com/science/gallery/2013/may/31/titan-saturn-international-space-station-pictures<p>720<p>This month's roundup of the best …

What really happened to Ludwig Leichhardt?

The boundless Australian deserts are the stony lockers of many secrets – but the most enduring modern mystery to be held there is the fate of Ludwig …

Headed To Mars? Watch Out For Cosmic Rays

There was great fanfare when the Mars Science Laboratory launched in November 2011, and again when its precious cargo — NASA's Mars rover Curiosity — touched down on the red planet in August 2012.<p>The eight months in between had drama of their own. Curiosity was constantly bombarded with radiation …

Antikythera Mechanism: 2,000 Year Old Computer Used by Ancient Greeks

In the early 1900s, divers looking for sponges in the Antikythera area between Crete and Greece came upon one of the most mysterious discoveries the …

Seafloor

This Bacterium-Sized Bunny Could Be The Future Of Bionic Brains

Scientists in Japan have created a new material that can be shaped into complex, conductive 3-D structures. Get ready for your custom brain electrodes.<p>The rabbit sculpture above is the size of a typical bacterium and is made of a new type of resin that has exciting implications for bionic implants. …

Digital avatars help silence voices for patients with drug-resistant schizophrenia

Seeing is believing, at least in the case of a new pilot treatment for drug-resistant schizophrenia that has patients interact with digital avatars of the imagined voices in their heads. The "avatar therapy," was designed by researchers at University College London in the UK and is being expanded …

Early bird called Dawn beat Archaeopteryx to worm by 10m years

A prehistoric beast the size of a pheasant has become a contender for the title of oldest bird to stalk the Earth.<p>The small, feathered "Dawn" bird …

Rare, massive merging of two faraway galaxies

A massive and rare merging of two galaxies has been spotted in images taken by the Herschel space observatory.<p>Follow-up studies by several telescopes …

Universe

Roll over Einstein: meet Weinstein | Alok Jha

There are a lot of open questions in modern physics.<p>Most of the universe is missing, for example. The atoms we know about account for less than 5% of …

White tiger's coat down to one change in a gene

Records of sightings in the wild on the Indian sub-continent date back to the 1500s<p><b>Chinese scientists have acquired new insights into how white tigers get their colouration.</b><p>The researchers have traced the cause to a single change in a gene known to drive pigmentation in a host of animals, including …

Wildlife

A hidden population of exotic neutron stars

Magnetars – the dense remains of dead stars that erupt sporadically with bursts of high-energy radiation – are some of the most extreme objects known …

Universe

This quick visual test predicts IQ

<b>U. ROCHESTER (US) —</b> A brief test of a person’s ability to filter out visual movement—in this case, black and white bars moving across a screen—can …

Descending Into The Mariana Trench: James Cameron's Odyssey

At nearly seven miles below the water's surface, the Mariana Trench is the deepest spot in Earth's oceans. And the site north of Guam is where director and explorer James Cameron recently fulfilled a longtime goal of reaching the bottom in a manned craft.<p>For the dive, Cameron designed a 24-foot …

Big cat and lion sightings: is Britain suffering from mass hysteria? http://gu.com/p/3g23d/tw In 1995, government inspectors spent months on Bodmin moor in Cornwall looking for evidence of a 'beast' roaming wild there. They found nothing. Yet every year there are 2,000 similarly spurious big-cat sightings in Britain. What's going on? Photograph: The 'Beast of Bodmin' as photographed in 1993 by Colin Shepherd

New insights on climate change and species interactions

Scientists provide important new details on how climate change will affect interactions between species as temperatures continue to rise.<p>UCLA life …

Climate Change

Violent weather on Neptune, Uranus doesn’t run deep

<b>U. ARIZONA (US) —</b> The atmosphere on the planets Uranus and Neptune goes from screaming winds of infernal violence to dead-quiet at a much shallower …