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The Trans-Siberian Railway reshaped world history

The Trans-Siberian Railway is one of the most impressive engineering feats in modern history. Begun in 1891 and completed 100 years ago today (per Google Doodle), it’s the longest railroad line in the world. The 5,772 miles of track connect Moscow to the Pacific port of Vladivostok.<p>It was also the …

Long-Theorized Material Poised to Close the Terahertz Gap

Bloch's theory of a terahertz oscillator just got a little closer with a novel new nanomaterials Image: Menyoung LeeElectronic devices are designed …

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Theresa May was presenting her inclusive new vision for Britain. “I want us to be a country where it doesn’t matter where you were born,” she declared to great applause, in <b>her speech to Conservative party conference in Birmingham</b>. “All that should matter is the talent you have – and how hard you’re …

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Archaeologists are baffled after finding ancient Roman coins beneath a Japanese castle

The discovery of 10 bronze and copper coins -- the oldest dating from about 300-400 AD -- in southern Okinawa caught researchers by surprise.<p>It was the first time Roman Empire coins have been discovered in Japan, thousands of kilometres from where they were likely minted.<p>"At first I thought they …

Ancient eggshell protein breaks through DNA time barrier

Scientists have identified fossil proteins in a 3.8 million year-old ostrich eggshell, suggesting that proteins could provide valuable new insights …

Liberal Americans: come to Canada!

Welcome, thoughtful and questing American migrants, the most idealistic and fragrant of your storied nation. Come to Canada!<p>We just happily welcomed 25,000 Syrian migrants and we are totally happy to house good US citizens who agree that any further destabilizing of the Middle East by outsiders …

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Antimatter Spacecraft Could Sail To Alpha Centauri In Just 40 Years

The dream of interstellar travel could be closer than we think, or at least, that's the claim of physicists Gerald Jackson and Steven Howe, who have …

Physics

The Science Behind Why It Hurts So Much to Step on a LEGO

Death, taxes, and stepping on a LEGO: the three universal inevitabilities. We can’t tell you how to prevent any of them, but we can offer some …

Chasing Wormholes: The Hunt for Tunnels in Space-Time

Science fiction literature is full of stories in which tunnels in space-time — known as wormholes — are used for time travel. How much fact lies …

Physics

The Large Hadron Collider's next upgrade is moving forward

The Large Hadron Collider recently got back to work after a two-year layoff for maintenance and upgrades, but soon it will go under the knife again. Last week 230 scientists met at CERN in Switzerland to discuss the High-Luminosity LHC (HL-LHC) project, and move it from the development phase to the …

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Germany’s About to Switch on a Revolutionary Nuclear Fusion Machine

This thing is a monster.<p>For more than 60 years, scientists have dreamed of a clean, inexhaustible energy source in the form of nuclear fusion. And …

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Study Tips: How Many Hours Should You Spend Studying?

Most full time college students have to juggle their classes and social lives. Many sacrifice their grades though by not studying enough for classes …

The tabs on soda cans are genius, and physics shows why

The soda-can tab is more than meets the eye.<p>In its resting state, the tab is what engineers call a "second-class" lever: The force you apply only …

Google and NASA Team Up on Quantum Computer

The next generation of computers is a few years off, but it’s pretty damn cool.<p>It’s like no computer you’ve ever seen, nor are you likely to ever …

Mars water discovery just 1 piece of the puzzle in figuring out which planets can sustain life

It's getting more and more likely that earthlings may have a neighbour next door.<p>Some of the Martian surface is at times covered with seasonal flows …

Asteroid that could allegedly wipe out humanity will zoom past Earth tomorrow, NASA reveals in 'threat' alert

NASA has confirmed that a massive asteroid will zoom past Earth tomorrow, but reassured the world that it is not a threat.<p>The space agency has spent …

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North Korea main nuclear complex is in 'full operation' as Pyongyang issues warning to US

The North is ready to cope with US hostility with "nuclear weapons any time", the North's Atomic Energy Institute says, as Yongbyon complex is in "full operation"<p>North Korea has confirmed suspicions that it has restarted operations at its Yongbyon nuclear plant and threatened to use nuclear weapons …

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22 Quotes From Albert Einstein to Take You Inside His Mind

Thibaut Meurisse<p>Read full profile<p>Albert Einstein is arguably the most famous physicist of all time. His theory of relativity forever changed the way …

Motivation

Six lesser-known wonders of the ancient world

While many historical landmarks attract millions of travellers every year, these ancient sites lie off the typical tourist trail.<p>When it comes to ancient wonders, there’s more to explore than Petra, Angkor Wat and the Coliseum. So to uncover a few structures that aren’t typically on the tourist …

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Can neuroscience solve the mystery of how students learn?

No one knows how much knowledge students take home with them after a day at school. Tests, homework and inspections give a snapshot of learning but ultimately it’s something that you cannot see; it’s invisible and personal.<p>The educational researcher Graham Nuthall spent 40 years trying to …

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Why Parents Should Support Student-Centered Learning

<i>Nicholas C. Donohue</i><p>Our education system was designed for an era that no longer exists. Our world is changing rapidly, and this has profound …

Pedagogy

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Apple files patent for MacBook fuel cell that could last weeks

Apple has filed a patent application for a fuel cell system that could power a MacBook "for days or even weeks without refuelling".<p>In the patent …

Video series gives you a rare peek into Google's world

As open as Google is about its plans, it doesn't say much about what it's like to actually work there. Just what are those engineers doing every day? Googlers Nat and Lo might just answer that for you. They've kicked off <i>The 20% Project</i>, a video series that explores some of the behind-the-scenes …