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Particle Physics Discovery Raises Hope For A Theory Of Everything

The standard model of particle physics, which describes every particle we know of and how they interact, was given much credence when the Higgs boson …

Meet the Newest State of Matter

Jahn–Teller metals offer new hope for high-temperature superconductivity.<p>It's only slightly less exciting than it sounds: a new state of matter. The discovery, which comes courtesy of an international team led by Kosmas Prassides of Tokohu University in Japan, offers a novel material with an …

2016 Dodge Viper ACR

Author:<p>Freshness<p>Publish date:<p>Social count:<p>0<p>0<p>SHARES<p>Dodge has unveiled the absolutely gorgeous 2016 Viper ACR, which is being hailed as the “fastest …

The best bourbon on the market right now

The experts over at FindTheBest determined the best bottles of bourbon that money can buy. They looked at recent expert scores and spirits-competition judgings to come up with their Smart Rating scale. We used price to break ties, with a cheaper bottle ranking higher than a more expensive one.<p>A …

The Switch That Turns on Immortality - Seven Figure Publishing

The most commonly used human cell line in biological research was derived from a poor, black tobacco farmer named Henrietta Lacks in 1951. Hers are …

Near-atomic resolution of protein structure by electron microscopy

A new study shows that it is possible to use an imaging technique called cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM) to view, in near-atomic detail, the …

How nanomaterials can help make fuel from sunlight

Researchers say combining bacteria with nanoscale semiconductors opens a new path toward efficient artificial photosynthesis.<p>Researchers at the …

Australian scientists develop nano memory, bringing bionic brain one step closer

Australian scientists are one step closer to creating a bionic brain after developing a nano memory which is capable of storing information in the …

CERN’s huge particle accelerator is working its way toward full operation and a new phase of exploration. But it is not only the accelerator that has been upgraded – the particle detectors have some new tricks too<p>Over the last few weeks the LHC - the gigantic particle accelerator at CERN, Geneva - …

Physics

A Veteran Scientist Dreams Boldly Of 'Earth And Sky'

Freeman Dyson is one of the most famous names in science, and sometimes one of the most controversial. Dyson is 91 and was one of the British scientists who helped win World War II. He spent most years since as a professor of physics at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey. He …

Where to find the Algarve's best beaches

The coast of the Algarve in southern Portugal is a seemingly endless series of some of Europe’s finest beaches. They are seriously spectacular stretches of sand: the climate and atmosphere are Mediterranean, but this is the Atlantic so good waves and watersports are available alongside more sedate, …

18 free things to do in Barcelona

Barcelona has enough to keep the most voracious of culture vultures and self-indulgent of gourmands happy for weeks, but all those entry fees and tapas bills can mount up. Fortunately, help is at hand with a variety of ways to make your holiday budget stretch a little further.<p>In addition to the …

Editing human germline cells sparks ethics debate

Sci-fi novels and films like <i>Gattaca</i> no longer have a monopoly on genetically engineered humans. Real research scripts about editing the human genome …

The best extreme outdoor adventures in America

There’s no need to leave the country to get your thrills. Hell, some urban adrenaline junkies don’t even leave their city. Whether your idea of …

Hiking

A pioneer in our understanding of cell shape and movement will be sorely missed – but his work lives on<p>Every major story in science is interwoven with millions of threads, each thread a little story in its own right. In the news, you read about the big breakthrough in terms of individual …

University College London

A central mechanism of aging identified – and it might be reversible

Research into the underlying causes of a genetic disorder that causes premature aging and death has revealed a key driver of aging in all people. …

Ludwig Wittgenstein’s Short, Strange & Brutal Stint as an Elementary School Teacher

Ludwig Wittgenstein finished writing the <i>Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus</i>, the achievement for which most of us remember him, in 1918; three years later …

Scientists Found a Way to Make Drug-Resistant Bacteria 'Evolve Backwards'

Use the right antibiotics at the right time can force the bacteria into a pre-resistant state.<p>Researchers have proposed a way to force antibiotic resistant bacteria to "evolve backwards" into a pre-resistant state, according to a study published Wednesday in <i>Plos One</i>. It's just one example of the …

Philosophy

<i>“In space cometh grace”</i>—it’s one of my favorite quotes from the companion journal to my book (<i>The Joy of Less Journal: Clear Your Inner Clutter</i>).<p>As …

Analog Simulators Could Be Shortcut to Universal Quantum Computers

<i>From Quanta Magazine (find original story here).</i><p>For more than 20 years, Ivan Deutsch has struggled to design the guts of a working quantum computer. …

Newly Discovered Microbe 'Loki' Could Be Missing Link in Cell Evolution

Deep beneath the Atlantic Ocean between Greenland and Norway, scientists have found microorganisms they call a missing link connecting the simple cells that first populated Earth to the complex cellular life that emerged roughly 2 billion years ago. The researchers said on Wednesday a group of …

Biology

Dante and the Eternal Quest for Nonreligious Divinity: Physicist Margaret Wertheim on Science and God

“I believe that there is a love that moves the sun and the other stars.”<p>Centuries after Ada Lovelace, the world’s first computer programmer, contemplated the relationship between science and religion, and decades after Carl Sagan did the same in his exquisite <i>Varieties of Scientific Experience</i>, …