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Atheist Stanford Biologist Robert Sapolsky Explains How Religious Beliefs Reduce Stress

Let’s put aside for a moment the question of whether, or which, religion is “true.” If you think this question is answerable, you are likely already …

Scientists Discover a Tiny Monster in Canada's Arctic Ice

No one said that monsters needed to be big or even scary. But when James Dwight Dana first spotted one strange plankton species back in the 19th …

Arctic Ice

A 17-Year-Old Teen Just Achieved a Scientific First With This Weird Electric Phenomenon

What did you do when you were 17?<p>The electric honeycomb, or rose window instability, is a curious phenomenon.<p>It occurs when a high-voltage corona …

Nanotech

Sonia Sotomayor tore apart partisan gerrymandering with one simple, devastating question

People visit the Supreme Court in Washington, Monday, June 26, 2017, as justices issued their final rulings for the term, in Washington.<p>Neither do I, since Breyer's <i>Vieth</i> dissent says pretty much the opposite of what Murphy claims. (When "the minority's hold on power is purely the result of partisan …

Sonia Sotomayor

Best Ever Black Forest Cake

Steps<p>1<p>Done<p>To make the cake layers:<p>Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F, generously mist three 8-inch diameter by 2-inch high cake pans with non-stick …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Scientists Modify Viruses with CRISPR to Kill Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

CRISPR-Powered Viruses<p>Earlier this month, the annual CRISPR 2017 conference was held at Montana State University. Attendees were the first to hear …

Microbiology

BBC micro:bit arrives in the US: Can it repeat Raspberry Pi's success?

The tiny programming board that aims to get kids into coding is now available in the US, too.<p>A tiny programming board developed by the BBC to …

Raspberry Pi

Raspberry Pi rivals Galileo, Joule, Edison axed by Intel, plus Recon Jet smart glasses

Intel has killed off several Internet of Things products it once hoped would keep it in the race for connected devices.<p>Chip giant Intel's spring …

Raspberry Pi

Scientists defy Einstein's prediction and use relativity to measure a star's mass

Astronomers scanning the skies with<p>NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope have pulled off a feat that even Albert Einstein had declared all but impossible: they’ve witnessed the subtle bending of one star’s light by another star’s gravity and used that distortion to measure a star’s mass.<p>The findings, …

Physicists Finally Have Proof That Two-Dimensional Magnets Exist

They're real.<p>Since the discovery of graphene in 2004, there's been a proliferation of strange new two-dimensional materials. In all of them, …

Nanotech

240 Hours of Relaxing, Sleep-Inducing Sounds from Sci-Fi Video Games: From Blade Runner to Star Wars

Need to put a little geek in your sleep? We've got just what you need...<p>Back in 2009, the musician dubbed Cheesy Nirvosa" began experimenting with …

Ivanka Trump

Fans of Cheap Drugs and Printer Ink Just Won Big in the Supreme Court

On Tuesday, a scary case reached a surprisingly positive outcome in the Supreme Court of the United States. <i>Impression Products, Inc. v. Lexmark</i> …

Eli Lilly

Supreme Court ruling gives green light for hardware modders

You now can refill your toner without fear of being sued.<p>Americans can use and resell products they've purchased without fear of running afoul of patent violations.<p>That's according to a US Supreme Court opinion handed down on Tuesday (see the PDF here). The nation's highest court reversed an …

Small Business