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Sound waves in lipid films can annihilate each other upon collision

Shamit Shrivastava, a post-doctoral researcher in the Department of Engineering Science, writes about a recent finding that has far-reaching …

Nanotech

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Geologist: It's not just lava making the volcano blow

<b>(CNN) —</b> What happens when lava meets water? One might be tempted to think that lava just pours forth, quickly cools down and solidifies. But it is a lot more complicated -- and sometimes more explosive -- than that. Indeed, water plays many roles in volcanology, and the Kilauea eruption that has …

Geology

Volcanic ash swamps Hawaii school, turning tennis court gray

HONOLULU (AP) — Aina Akamu gave final exams to his students as they sat on bleachers or the floor of the basketball court in the gym in his small town on Hawaii's Big Island.<p>He moved his class to the community of Pahala's gym nearby after he and his students could no longer stand the volcanic ash …

Big Island (Hawaii)

What humans will look like on Mars

Colonizing Mars might be the best chance to ensure the human species survival in the future. In order to adapt to Mar's hostile living conditions, our bodies will evolve in ways that might end up with a completely new species of human. Following is a script of the video.<p>When it comes to colonizing …

Half man–half chicken abomination created in US lab

'Disturbing' half human-half CHICKEN embryos are created in the lab in an effort to shed light on how cells transform into a fetus<p><b>The research was</b> …

Genetics

Volcanologist Explains Mystifying Aerial Image of Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano

It's like Hawaii's heartbeat.<p>Up close in personal, Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano is actually the stuff of nightmares. It launched several …

Geology

Our vanishing world of physical units

It must be a baker's worst nightmare: a world where a kilo ain't a kilo anymore. Next May 20, the universal standard for a kilogram gets its first …

Nobel Prize

Hubble's Latest Batch of Space Porn Is Some of the Best We've Ever Seen

Space is mind-bogglingly vast, and it’s practically impossible for our puny brains to comprehend just how huge it really is. Using the Hubble Space …

Cephalopod Movie Night with Science Friday!

Join the Science Friday crew to celebrate Cephalopod Week with libations and an immersion into the underwater world of these strange tentacled …

Something killed a lot of sperm whales in the past—and it wasn’t whalers

Sperm whales are a genetic puzzle. The deep-diving, squid-eating giants that inspired Moby Dick are found in every ocean, where they can mate with …

38 years later: What’s changed since Mount St. Helens erupted?

SEATTLE – In the early spring of 1980, Mount St. Helens had a single seismograph monitoring earthquakes on the mountain.After numerous quakes were …

This 'metastasis-blocking' compound may stop the spread of cancer

Using a new approach, scientists have located a compound that stops the spread of breast, pancreatic, and prostate cancers in mice.<p>The compound — …

Brush Up Your Shakespeare

William Shakespeare (1564-1616)<p>On April 26, 1564, English poet and playwright <b>William Shakespeare</b> was baptized in Stratford-upon-Avon. He is widely …

‘Pink Moon’ 2018: April’s Full Moon Rises This Sunday

Venus and Jupiter will also be visible to the naked eye on April 29, ahead of the Pink Moon.<p>After the March Blue Moon, here comes the April Pink Moon …

European Physicists Just Tested Quantum Entanglement in Massive Atom Clouds

Three separate teams all achieved the same result.<p>From tunnelling through impenetrable barriers to being in two places at the same time, the quantum …

Family Caregivers Finally Get A Break — And Some Coaching

For today, there are no doctor's visits. No long afternoons with nothing to do. No struggles over bathing.<p>At the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., a group of older adults — some in wheelchairs, some with Alzheimer's — sit with their caregivers in a semicircle around a haunting portrait …

Health Care

Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen paradox observed in many-particle system for the first time

In the past, experiments have used light or individual atoms to study the EPR paradox, which takes its initials from the scientists who discovered …

Here's How To Tell If You're Dealing With Social Anxiety, Or You're Simply An Introvert

You know how every thumb is a finger, but not every finger is a thumb? That’s a good way to think about introverts and people who suffer from social …

By weight, which animal has the largest baby relative to body size?

Human childbirth is hard enough – imagine giving birth to a baby half your weight!<p>Despite a kiwi being about the size of a chicken, the female lays …

Life on Venus? Why it's not an absurd thought

STANFORD, Calif. — Venus shouldn't be dismissed as a possible abode for life, some scientists stress.<p>Sure, the planet's surface is famously inhospitable today — bone-dry and hot enough to melt lead, with an atmospheric pressure 90 times greater than that of Earth at sea level. To feel that same …

How to Build a Mini Supercomputer for Under $100

Wei Lin built a scalable computing cluster comprised of $7 chips.<p>Supercomputers are used by governments and research institutions around the world to solve some of science’s most complex problems, such as hurricane forecasting and modeling atomic weapons. In most cases, a supercomputer is actually …

Raspberry Pi

Diamonds Buried Within Rare Meteorites Reveal Existence of "Lost Planet"

In 2008, astronomer Richard Kowalski looked into a telescope in Tucson, Arizona, and spotted an asteroid called 2008 TC3 barreling through the …

Meteorites

House mice carry deadly antibiotic-resistant diseases, scientists warn

House mice carry potentially fatal antibiotic-resistant diseases which could be passed on to humans, scientists have warned.<p>A new study into hundreds of rodents caught from domestic premises found evidence of pathogens such as E.coli, C. difficile and Salmonella.<p>Genetic analysis of their droppings …

80 New Genes Identified in Hunt for Depression's DNA Roots

This is compelling evidence that depression is a real illness.<p>Depression affects approximately 322 million people worldwide, making it the largest …

Genetics

Scientists decipher the magma bodies under Yellowstone

Using supercomputer modeling, University of Oregon scientists have unveiled a new explanation for the geology underlying recent seismic imaging of …

Women who want to conceive should adopt a healthy diet years earlier

Women who are hoping to conceive should go on a diet years before, new research suggests.<p>Writing in The Lancet, medics said the vast majority of women of reproductive age were not nutritionally prepared for pregnancy - putting the long-term health of their children at risk.<p>Those thinking about …

Jim Carrey Savages Sean 'Manatee' Hannity With Piercing New Portrait

"Some endangered species aren't worth saving."<p>Jim Carrey is back with another epic shade-throwing portrait.<p>The Hollywood actor-turned-artist on Monday released his latest artwork, showing Fox News host Sean Hannity as a manatee:<p>“Sean Manatee: some endangered species aren’t worth saving!” Carrey …

How spacesuits work

Astronauts never leave home without a spacesuit, and nor will you if you want to live on Mars or the moon. This is how the most versatile suit of all …

Joseph Lister and the grim reality of Victorian surgery

Anyone who went under the knife in the Victorian era knew there was more chance of meeting a grisly end than survival, but in her new book, Lindsey …