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A valley so low: Electrons congregate in ways that could be useful to 'valleytronics'

A Princeton-led study has revealed an emergent electronic behavior on the surface of bismuth crystals that could lead to insights on the growing area …

Quantum Physics

Finally, An Answer to the Age-Old Spaghetti Mystery

MIT students solve the spaghetti challenge (via ponce_photography/Pixabay)<p>Before you throw a handful of spaghetti into a pot of boiling water, try …

National Academy of Sciences

The Corn of the Future Is Hundreds of Years Old and Makes Its Own Mucus

In the 1980s, Howard-Yana Shapiro, now chief agricultural officer at Mars, Incorporated, was looking for new kinds of corn. He was in the Mixes …

Farming

How to Follow Up After Meeting Someone in Person | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: This a guest post by John Corcoran.</i><p>Last year, AoM published a thorough guide on How to Network Effectively, written by Antonio. As he …

Runescape Classic's shutdown was delayed just so one player could finish his last quest

Twitch streamer Titus_Furius will go down in history as Runescape Classic's final and arguably greatest legend. On Monday, August 6, the day Jagex …

PC Gaming

73 Years Later, the "A-Bomb" Ginkgo Trees Still Grow in Hiroshima

"There’s a huge paradox at the heart of this ginkgo story."<p>On August 6, 1945, an Allied plane dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, creating a …

Hiroshima

Researchers Are Baking Up 24-Hour Fossils

The artificial fossils look like real fossils, and even hold up under a microscope.<p>It takes tens of millions of years to form a natural dinosaur fossil:pieces of bone, feather or other sediment get buried underground, and a combination of heat, pressure, chemical reactions and fate preserves it for …

Organic Chemistry

Swarming Bacteria Create an ‘Impossible’ Superfluid

Researchers explore a loophole that extracts useful energy from a fluid’s seemingly random motion. The secret? Sugar and asymmetry.<p>Outside of the …

Physics

Dancing is the key to grinding levels in Octopath Traveler

The quick and easy way to get maximum EXP<p><i>Octopath Traveler</i> is a Japanese RPG from Square Enix that draws inspiration from the classic games in the genre, and that means you’re going to have to grind. A lot.<p><i>Octopath</i> makes sure you spend hours in its random battles by having wide gaps in level …

Octopath Traveler

Long-range non-diffusive spin transfer in a Hall insulator

Abstract<p>We report on optical visualization of spin propagation more than 100 µm. We present an electronic system in a new state of aggregation, the …

Quantum Physics

A holy mess: Walgreens case shows it's time to get God out of the workplace

I feel about people with strongly held religious convictions pretty much the same way I feel about people who can juggle machetes and lit torches: I’m impressed and maybe a little envious, but please be careful around others.<p>That’s been on my mind after it was reported this week that a Walgreens …

Civil Rights

A Strange Type of Matter Might Lie Inside Neutron Stars, And It Breaks The Periodic Table

This is amazing and we are freaking out.<p>A group of physicists are questioning our understanding of how quarks - a type of elementary particle - …

Are Space And Time Quantized? Maybe Not, Says Science

Throughout the history of science, one of the prime goals of making sense of the Universe has been to discover what’s fundamental. Many of the things we observe and interact with in the modern, macroscopic world are composed of, and can be derived from, smaller particles and the underlying laws …

Quantum Mechanics

11 fantasy films now on Netflix that you need to see

Movies with swords, sorcery, and a whole lot of monsters.<p>Eons ago, in the dark ages of video stores, adventurers navigated labyrinthine aisles and palavered with part-time archmaesters to find treasured artifacts of the fantasy film genre. Now, thanks to Netflix, one can simply walk into Mordor and …

US Customs seizes Ohio family's life savings at airport

<b>(CNN) —</b> Members of an immigrant family in Ohio say US Customs and Border Protection seized $58,100 of their life savings. Now they want it back.<p>Rustem Kazazi, 64, was headed to his native Albania to visit relatives in October, according to a federal lawsuit that he, his wife, Lejla, and son, Erald, …

Corruption

Let's acknowledge the political double standard for ugly speech

<b>(CNN) —</b> The story of the racist, vile tweet that rightfully got Roseanne Barr's sitcom reboot canceled is the first chapter in a tale of two comedians illustrating a glaring double standard about how gatekeepers of American culture tolerate offensive remarks from liberals and excoriate them from …

Against the Cult of Travel | The Art of Manliness

Modern culture is in the throes of a real love affair with travel. It’s become a central element of our zeitgeist, a main tenet in living a …

Morgan Freeman accuses CNN of 'journalistic malpractice' and demands retraction of harassment report

An attorney representing Morgan Freeman sent a letter Tuesday to CNN Worldwide President Jeff Zucker accusing CNN of “journalistic malpractice” and demanding an apology after the network published a detailed report that accused the iconic actor of sexual misconduct.<p>The CNN article's co-author and …

Why Hanger Steak Should Be Your Go-To Cut of Meat This Summer, Plus How to Cook It

When Angie Mar suggests a cut of meat, we listen. The executive chef and owner of NYC's Beatrice Inn, and a 2017 <i>Food & Wine</i> Best New Chef, stopped by …

Visiting the Mysterious Fairy Circles of the Namib Desert

In the landscape where Mad Max: Fury Road was filmed, a scientist is trying to understand a natural phenomenon that has eluded explanation for decades.<p>One evening earlier this spring, German naturalist Norbert Jürgens strayed from his expedition in the Namib Desert. He walked away from his campsite …

Smug Seattle to mom and pop landlords: Criminals are welcome! Your rights not so much

My landlord is a dying breed. He’s a middle-class guy who owns and rents out the tiny house we live in, built in the 1950s on the other side of the lake from Seattle. That house is his retirement plan.<p>When he comes to repair the stuff our kids break, he always asks about the latest with Seattle’s …

This Is Why Plants Are So Sensitive To Gravity

Plants are very good at sensing gravity and responding as needed. A pine tree growing on the side of a steep hill will grow vertically rather than perpendicular to the sloping ground. A pot plant tipped on its side will compensate for its new situation and alter its growth accordingly.<p>Plants can do …

Incredibly detailed embryo maps chart each cell’s developmental fate

The path to a mature organism is much more dynamic than previously thought.<p>Painstaking genomic analyses of thousands of individual cells in frogs and …

Biology

Here's how an Alabama newspaper marked the opening of the nation's first lynching memorial

<b>(CNN) —</b> John Williams. Gaines Hall. Buck Steward. Pete Zeigler. Jim Acoff. Henry Ivy. Willy Webb.<p>The names go on and on, 313 in all, printed in white against a dark backdrop, each a testament to a whole life stolen through the horrific American legacy of lynching.<p>The stunning presentation graced …

Purdue contributes to experiments on light-matter interactions for potential quantum technology applications

Purdue researchers collaborated in a Rice University-led study detecting a quantum shift that results from the strong coupling of light and an …

Roadmap to Buying Your First Home | The Art of Manliness

Almost two years ago, I became a homeowner.<p>I had no idea what I was getting myself into when Kate and I decided we were ready to buy a home. I …

Superb Wood Floor Inlay Shows Off Computer-Augmented Tools

It’s been a few years since we first started hearing about “tools of the future changing the way we work” but this astounding whole-room floor inlay …

Woodworking

Japan Just Found a Huge Rare-Earth Mineral Deposit That Can Supply The World For Centuries

This could change the global economy.<p>Researchers have found a deposit of rare-earth minerals off the coast of Japan that could supply the world for …

Rare Earth

If You Thought Quantum Mechanics Was Weird, Check Out Entangled Time

Where the future influences the past.<p>In the summer of 1935, the physicists Albert Einstein and Erwin Schrödinger engaged in a rich, multifaceted and …