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Nautical Chimeras, Exploding Rockets, And Other Amazing Images Of The Week

The Week In Numbers: Hovercycles, Ashy Moon Smells, And A Disappearing Louisiana Coast

<b>15.4:</b> combined weight in pounds of this robot riding a hovercycle.<p><b>-268:</b> temperature in degrees Celsius of liquid helium when it is used in MRI machines and particle accelerators. Below that, liquid helium starts to demonstrate weird quantum effects.<p><b>10.8 million:</b> the amount of money, in dollars, in …

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Post-pigeon: 100 years since most common bird's extinction

Mark Avery on the lessons we need to learn from the loss of the passenger pigeon – billions once flew across the US<p>On 1 September 1914 a pigeon died in Cincinnati zoo, around lunchtime, and with her died her species. The pigeon's name was Martha and her species was the passenger pigeon. Only 50 …

Physics Experiment May Prove Our Universe Is A Two-Dimensional Hologram

Everyone knows the universe exists in three dimensions, right? Maybe not. For some time now serious physicists have been pondering the seemingly absurd possibility that three-dimensional space is merely an illusion--and that we actually live in a two-dimensional "hologram."<p>And now scientists at the …