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15 Pictures That Will Change The Way You See The World

A selection from the amazing finalists of the Smithsonian.com's 12th annual photo contest.

Universe may face a darker future: Is dark matter being swallowed up by dark energy?

New research offers a novel insight into the nature of dark matter and dark energy and what the future of our Universe might be. Scientists have …

Watch A Bowling Ball And Feather Fall At The Same Rate In The World's Largest Man-Made Vacuum Chamber

This is a video from BBC 2 of British physicist Brian Cox visiting NASA's Space Power Facility in Ohio. The facility is home to the world's largest …

CWRU Theoretical Physicists Suggest Dark Matter May Be Massive

<i>In a new study, theoretical physicists from Case Western Reserve University suggest that dark matter may be massive and that the Standard Model may</i> …

Dark Matter

Magic Mushrooms - Or Psilocybin - Have This Remarkable Effect On Your Brain

This is what your brain looks like when you’re tripping on magic mushrooms.<p>The remarkable graphic on the right was created using fMRI imaging on 15 …

Plant protein could be used for blood, say scientists

<b>A protein found in sugar beet could be used as a blood substitute to help tackle the shortage of blood, researchers in Sweden suggest.</b><p>Haemoglobin is the protein that carries oxygen in blood and the team say plant and human versions are very similar.<p>They are looking at whether they can repackage the …

Where Do Genitals Come From?

Scientists discover the embryonic origins of the phallus<p>Whence your phallus? You probably have one—the term includes clitorises as well as penises—and, until now, scientists had never examined which cells in an embryo make it.<p>In biology, that's unusual. Tracking which embryonic cells become what …

ORNL thermomagnetic processing method provides path to new materials

For much the same reason LCD televisions offer eye-popping performance, a thermomagnetic processing method developed at the Department of Energy's …

Princeton team explores 3D-printed quantum dot LEDs

Some of the most important developments marking advances in the 3D printing industry are in the realm of material science, notes 3d Printing …

Secret of healthy ageing discovered in ground-breaking 35-year study

The writer Kingsley Amis once quipped that there was no pleasure worth giving up for the sake of two more years in a geriatric home in Weston-super-Mare.<p>But for pensioners who have been following a pioneering health regime for the last 35 years, an ascetic lifestyle appears to be the secret of a …

Alzheimer's Disease

Individual genetic differences may affect Ebola survival: study | Reuters

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Scientists have been puzzling for years over why some people survive Ebola while many others perish. A new study provides strong evidence that individual genetic differences play a major role in whether people die from the disease.<p>Researchers at the University of Washington in …

Stressed girls show signs of premature aging - Futurity

Otherwise healthy girls at high-risk for depression may be aging at a faster rate than their peers.

Different depths reveal ocean warming trends

<b>The deeper half of the ocean did not get measurably warmer in the last decade, but surface layers have been warming faster than we thought since the 1970s, two new studies suggest.</b><p>Because the sea absorbs 90% of the heat caused by human activity, its warmth is a central concern in climate …

Anthropocene: is this the new epoch of humans?

A disparate group of experts from around the world will meet for the first time on Thursday for talks on what must rank as one of the most momentous decisions in human history.<p>The question confronting the scientists and other specialists is straightforward enough, even if the solution is far from …

Mystery of Earth's Water Origin Solved

Instead of arriving later by comet impact, Earth's waters have likely existed since our planet's birth.<p>The water that makes Earth a majestic blue marble was here from the time of our planet's birth, according to a new study of ancient meteorites, scientists reported Thursday.<p>Where do the oceans …

New research reveals what's causing sea level to rise

There have been a number of studies recently on ocean warming and sea-level rise. Collectively, they are helping scientists unite around an emerging understanding of climate change and its impact on the Earth.<p>Most recently, a study by scientists Sarah Purkey, Gregory Johnson, and Don Chambers was …

Incredible Close-Up Drone Video of an Erupting Volcano in Iceland

Author: Brian Lam. Brian Lam Science<p>Date of Publication: 10.01.14.<p>Time of Publication: 2:21 pm. 2:21 pm<p>This epic video isn’t a CGI outtake from <i>Lord</i> …

How to make a diamond from scratch - with peanut butter

Understanding the way diamonds are formed deep in the Earth could explain how life evolved on our planet. So a team in Germany are attempting to forge the gemstones themselves, from carbon dioxide – and peanut butter. David Robson reports.<p>Every so often, Dan Frost hears a dull thud and his office …

Terrawatch: Tibetan plateau shifting and stretching over time

Covering an area 10 times the size of the UK and with an average altitude greater than Mont Blanc, the Tibetan plateau is a serious geological oddity. Today it plays a huge part in controlling the Asian monsoons.<p>For decades geologists have debated how and when the plateau reached its lofty heights, …

Drug-resistant superbug found in 1915 soldier killed by dysentery | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists who unlocked the genetic code of bacteria grown from a soldier who died of dysentery in World War I say it revealed a superbug already resistant to penicillin and other antibiotics decades before they were in common use.<p>The discovery sheds light on the history of …

Ancient Russian's DNA sheds light on Neanderthal interbreeding | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - DNA extracted from the skeleton of a man who lived in Russia about 37,000 years ago is giving scientists new insights into the genetic history of Europeans including interbreeding that took place with Neanderthals more than 50,000 years ago.<p>A Kostenki skull fossil is seen in …

Study shows direct brain interface between humans

If the brain-to-brain interface was successful, the receiver's hand would twitch, pressing the touchpad and firing the cannon that was displayed on …

First Europeans survived the worst of the Ice Age

Related Stories<p>45,000-year-old man was human-Neanderthal mix, Science Online, 23 Oct 2014<br>• Ice Age words stand the test of time, Science Online, 14 May …

Wind Turbines versus Solar Panels | Prep

This prepping and survival blog post compares wind turbines to solar panels — the two most common off-grid power sources.<p>A 100-watt solar panel sells …

InformationWeek News Connects The Business Technology Community

Guest Commentary, Guest Commentary, 3/27/2018<p>Emily Johnson, Digital Content Editor, InformationWeek, 3/20/2018<p>Jen Underwood, Impact Analytix, …

DiCaprio: In a Few Decades, Renewable Energy Could Supply 100% of Our World's Needs

Green World Rising, one episode of a four-part documentary series produced in collaboration with Leonardo DiCaprio, is a clarion call to save our species.<p>U.N. delegates and the world's leading scientists are meeting in Copenhagen this week before releasing another frightening report by the …

Solar brick road: This bike path will power three homes, cost $3.7 million

The Dutch are known for a lot of things, breaking with tradition is certainly one of them. The Netherlands recently announced that it’s readying a …

Solar Panels

France Breaks Ground on Europe's Largest Solar Plant

While Germany has spent the last few years stealing the headlines for its remarkable advances in renewable energy infrastructure, neighboring France …

This Solar-Powered Electric Bike May Be Even Greener Than A Regular Bicycle

Cruising towards the goal of a true zero-emissions vehicle.<p>Compared to cars, electric bikes have a tiny carbon footprint. Still, if you’re charging your bike with coal-powered electricity, it isn’t completely clean transportation. A new solar-powered electric bike called the Dutch Solar Cycle is an …