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Giant Space Microphones Will Record the Soundtrack of the Universe

The first direct detection of gravitational waves is nigh, and it comes with a surround-sound system.<p>​The direct detection of gravitational waves remains one of the most enduring white whales in cosmology. First predicted in Einstein's 1916 General Theory of Relativity, these ripples in spacetime …

Researchers discover new class of stem cells

Researchers have identified a new class of lab-engineered stem cells-cells capable of transforming into nearly all forms of tissue-and have dubbed …

Wireless sensor could untether the brain

Neuroscience research has been constrained by the cables required to connect brain sensors to computers for analysis.<p>In a study in the journal <i>Neuron</i>, …

Neuroscience

How your eyes can detect ‘invisible’ light

Science textbooks say humans can’t see infrared light. New research, however, finds that our retinas can sense it under certain conditions.<p>Using …

Washington University in St. Louis

Scientists produce new type of ice

Water is one of the relatively few compounds in which the solid is less dense than the liquid. That, of course, is why ice floats in your glass. But …

The Fastest Stars in the Universe May Approach Light Speed

Our sun orbits the Milky Way's center at an impressive 450,000 mph. Recently, scientists have discovered stars hurtling out of our galaxy at a couple …

Human cells make mouse brains 4 times smarter, scientists say

Pop culture is full of anthropomorphized mice that can drive boats, fall in love and hatch diabolical plans. None of them are real, but a mouse that …

Genes tell story of birdsong and human speech

His office is filled with all sorts of bird books, but Duke neuroscientist Erich Jarvis didn't become an expert on the avian family tree because of …

New Metal Alloy Has Highest Strength-to-Weight Ratio of Any Metal

A new ‘high-entropy’ metal alloy has been developed, and it’s as light as aluminium and as strong as titanium alloys.<p>An international team of …

North Carolina

3D maps find ‘loops’ in human genome

Scientists have assembled the first high-resolution, 3D maps of entire folded genomes and found a structural basis for gene regulation—a kind of …

Genetics

Have scientists found first sign of Dark Matter?

A signal picked up by Dutch and Swiss scientists is thought to be the first phsical evidence of Dark Matter<p>It was first theorised more than 70 years ago, but after decades of searching, scientists believe they have seen the first sign of elusive Dark Matter.<p>Researchers have picked up unexpected …

Nick Offerman's Thoughts on Chris Pratt Are Pure Poetry

Nick Offerman is one of the better interviewees in Hollywood right now (we should know) and yesterday, he conducted one of Reddit’s generally …

Scent By Alexis- The Poetry Of Longing

The Day is DoneBY HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW<br>The day is done, and the darkness Falls from the wings of Night,As a feather is wafted downward From an …

6 Things You Didn’t Know About Emily Dickinson’s Writing Process

When Emily Dickinson (born on this day in 1830) wrote her thousands of famous poems, she largely intentionally eschewed publication. That means …

Literature

A Burst of Delight and Recognition: E.E. Cummings, the Art of Noticing, and the Spirit of Rebellion

<i>“The art of seeing has to be learned,”</i> Marguerite Duras memorably wrote. Half a century earlier, a young poet began teaching the world this art, and teaching us to question what is seen, then made another art of that questioning. In <b>E. E. Cummings: A Life</b> (<i>public library</i>), memoirist, biographer, and …

Cutting edge chemistry in 2014

To read this article log in to your Chemistry World account. Or register now, it's free.<p><b>Registered users can view more of our premium content each</b> …

The secret world of… beer

It’s a drink that’s been with us for millennia. But how has science shaped today’s pints? Chris Baraniuk discovers a world of secret yeasts, strange brews and ‘glass widgets’.<p>Venture through a dank railway tunnel, then turn on to a small industrial estate in south east London and you’ll find …

Rosetta Offers New Insight Into Where Water On Earth Came From

Different kinds of rocks have different kinds of water<p>Four and a half billion years ago, the Sun and Earth were just being born out of a giant explosion, and the solar system was HOT. All that heat likely boiled away the water on Earth’s surface. So how did our parched planet come to be covered in …

New Family Tree Illuminates 'Big Bang' in Bird Evolution After Dinosaur Extinction

Comprehensive look at bird genes shows power of DNA to answer a staggering array of scientific questions.<p>A massive genetics project has produced the most comprehensive bird family tree ever, an embarrassment of scientific riches for studying everything from how birds evolved so quickly after …

E-Waste 3D Printer Created For Less Than $100 Using Old PC Parts

Fancy building your own low-budget 3D printer for less than $100? If you do then you might be interested in this innovative and unique E-Waste 3D …

Oliver Sweeney x Johnnie Walker Brogue

A timeless look and a timeless taste collide in the most inconspicuous way. These Oxford Style Johnnie Walker Brogues by Oliver Sweeney aren't just …

Johnnie Walker

Could A New Injectable Gel Save Lives On The Battlefield?

"There's always room for injectable hydrogel!"<p>Blood, as the vital and life-sustaining passageway through the body, has a strong incentive to flow as easily as possible -- in all cases except that of injury. With a cut or larger bleeding injury, platelets rush to the opening, part of the body’s …

Funny Photo Shoot of Stephen Colbert as Tolkien Characters. Gandalf at Starbucks Wins... | 22 Words

In case you haven’t noticed, Stephen Colbert is a big nerd.<p>Not only is he the biggest Star Wars fan, he’s no slouch when it comes to Tolkien, either. …