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How to Weed Creationism Out of Schools - Facts So Romantic

<i>A 2008 nationally representative survey of U.S. high school biology teachers found that nearly half of the responders agreed or strongly agreed that</i> …

Creationism

Fall Asleep in Iceland's 'Buubble' Hotel

Travelers who love sleeping in the great outdoors will want to stay in Iceland's cozy, inflatable igloos.<p>Buubble, the 5 Million Star Hotel in …

The Stem Cell Revolution

<i>By Manisha Samy, ARK analyst</i><p>Discovered nearly thirty years ago in 1988[1], stem cell technology has failed to transform the field of regenerative …

This is the closest thing we have to a master equation of the universe

The table is also organized to represent how these teeny, tiny bits of matter interact with the fundamental forces of nature.<p>But it didn't begin as a table.<p>The grand theory of almost everything actually represents a collection of several mathematical models that proved to be timeless …

Physics

Photos of alleged strippers at South African prison prompt investigation

<b>(CNN) —</b> The head of South Africa's corrections department promised an immediate investigation Monday after photos purportedly showing strippers dancing with inmates at a Johannesburg prison circulated online.<p>James Smalberger, the acting national commissioner of the Department of Correctional …

Justice

The mini SNES Classic launches in September for $80

It includes Earthbound, Super Mario World, and an unreleased Star Fox sequel<p>Nintendo has revealed details for the SNES Classic. The standalone mini console will feature 21 games, including <i>Super Mario World, Earthbound, Super Mario Kart</i>, and <i>The</i> <i>Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past</i>. But the most …

Retrogaming
Caribbean

Scientists Capture DNA Replication On Video for the First Time. Here's What it Revealed.

First Look: DNA Replication<p>For the first time ever, scientists have captured a single DNA molecule replicating on video — and it’s changing the way …

This in-ear translator will hit eardrums next month

Aussie startup Lingmo is claiming a world-first with the launch of an earpiece that translates foreign languages in seconds.<p>Aussie startup Lingmo is farewelling language faux pas with an earpiece that can translate eight languages, taking seconds, and it could be yours within a month.<p>Lingmo's …

A New State of Matter Is Discovered — and It's Strange

New State Of Matter<p>Duke University postdoctoral fellow Sho Yaida has just solved a 30-year mystery in the physics world with 30 pages of …

Explainer: what is chemotherapy and how does it work?

Chemotherapy is the use of drugs to treat cancer in humans and animals. It is rarely used in isolation and is often paired with surgery, radiotherapy …

Cancer

Scientists Are About to Perform an Experiment to See if The Human Mind Is Bound by Physics

This could be interesting...<p>Perhaps one of the most intriguing and interesting phenomena in quantum physics is what Einstein referred to as a "spooky …

Quantum Mechanics

This new ‘sperm radar’ fires energy into your semen to tell you how good it is

A single round of IVF costs more than $12,000<p>This will give sperm a jolt.<p>Scientists at the University of Sheffield have developed a new way to test …

Let’s Explore the Physics of Rotational Motion With a Fidget Spinner

You may find fidget spinners, or at least the attention they're getting, annoying. I find them kind of cool, because they make handy tools for …

Forty More Genes for Intelligence Discovered

Researchers said Monday they have found 40 new genes linked with intelligence, but they say their finding doesn’t show any clear genetic pattern for intelligence.<p>Instead, it shows that intelligence is possibly even more complex than anyone thought, and not easily explained. And it means specially …

Genetics

Theresa May announces 'dementia tax' U-turn

Theresa May has announced a dramatic U-turn on the Conservative's controversial plans for social care dubbed by critics as a "dementia tax".<p>The Prime Minister's plans for social care reform which will see pensioners asked to contribute more to the cost of their care will now include a cap on total …

United Kingdom

J&J says 10 new drugs could bring in $1B each in sales

Global health products giant Johnson & Johnson said Wednesday that at least 10 medications it is developing hold the potential of sales of $1 billion in annual worldwide sales.<p>But the announcement also comes as pharmaceutical companies are under pressure from Washington, including President Trump, …

Biotechnology

Scientists have figured out the physics behind massive rogue waves in the ocean

Mathematicians and physicists who use their expertise to work out the science behind killer waves sounds a bit the kind of “movie scientist” job that …

Kelly Slater

Data From 14 Million Papers Is Now Available for Free

Initiative of Open Citations<p>The Initiative of Open Citations (140C) announced today that science papers’ reference lists will now be accessible to …

Astronomers just turned on a planet-size telescope to take a picture of a black hole

Every image you’ve seen of a black hole is an illustration. A giant “virtual” telescope may change that.<p>The closest astronomers have come to directly “seeing” a black hole happened last year, when the LIGO observatory detected the spacetime-warping gravitational waves radiating from a pair of black …

Here’s one way to get out of a black hole!

Two weeks ago I attended an exciting workshop at Stanford, organized by the It from Qubit collaboration, which I covered enthusiastically on Twitter. …

Quantum Mechanics

Academy Switches Builders for Museum Project

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Saturday that it has switched construction companies for the forthcoming Academy Museum. …

NASA Just Released a Bunch of Its Software For Free

Here's what's worth downloading.<p>NASA has just released its 2017-2018 software catalogue, and everything is available for free download, without any …

Space Exploration

New Zealand Will Give You a Free Trip If You Agree to a Job Interview

Interviews will take place in New Zealand from May 8 to 11.<p>The tech industry in Wellington, New Zealand, is actively looking to recruit tech experts …

Italian-Style Meatloaf

For the meatloaf: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.<p>Heat the olive oil in a medium skillet over …

Recipes

Oscars Appetizers That We'd Award a Statue of a Strange Gold Man

The La La Land of Appetizers, if you will.<p>For someone who watches far more movies than sports, the Oscars are kind of like my Super Bowl. I gather a group of friends to eat all the dips, drink, cheer on people we want to win, and boo at long speeches. And because I'm a sucker for a good theme, I …

Cooking

This college course teaches you how to call out things that are unscientific

Their weapon? A new course: "Calling Bullshit In the Age of Big Data."<p>The class website and colorful syllabus went online last month and almost instantly went viral.<p>"We woke up the next morning to chaos. We had 20,000 visitors, our mailboxes were full, we were getting book offers," said Carl …

Science

The Met releases tens of thousands of images of art online for free

Art lovers from around the world, rejoice: New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art is flooding the internet with classic works from its …

India to launch free Wi-Fi hotspots in 1,050 rural villages

The Indian government will roll out free WiFi to 1,050 villages across the country in the next six months.<p>The move follows on from efforts made by …

Theory claims to offer the first 'evidence' our Universe is a hologram

Despite how extreme the idea sounds, theories about the Universe being an illusion or a hologram aren't new. Now, researchers claim to have found …