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You Can Learn Everything Online Except for the Things You Can't

I've seen several quotes that say something like this: "Everything I learned in college can now be found online for free."<p>Is that true or false? …

College & University

The Peculiar Math That Could Underlie the Laws of Nature

In 2014, a graduate student at the University of Waterloo, Canada, named Cohl Furey rented a car and drove six hours south to Pennsylvania State …

Mathematics

Negative Lightning Is More Common, but Positive Lightning Is Way Worse

<i>Our editors delve into Curiosity's top stories every day on a podcast that's shorter than your commute. Click here to listen and learn — in just a</i> …

The Theory of Unrequited (The Science of Unrequited, #1)

Overview<p>The Theory of Unrequited (The Science of Unrequited, #1) by Len Webster<p><i>"An April 2018 Must Read!"</i> <b>- POPSUGAR</b><p><b>Atomic number:</b> 8 <b><br>Name of chemical</b> …

How do scientists weigh a planet?

It would be a little difficult to plop Jupiter on a scale…<p>We can weigh a planet (or, more correctly, find its ‘mass’) by using Newton’s Law of …

Living Fireworks, These Animals Produce Light Shows with Their Bodies

Weird Animal Question of the Week<p>A variety of animals produce bioluminescent light, creating signals that can be used for mating and communication.<p>Weird Animal Question of the Week<p>Most Americans will see some fireworks on July 4, but some animals produce light shows with their bodies all year. …

The Milky Way Galaxy Is Growing Faster Than the Speed of Sound

Our Milky Way galaxy is growing faster than the speed of sound as new stars pop up in its hinterlands, a new study suggests.<p>"The Milky Way is pretty …

Universe

This $10 wireless doorbell generates power kinetically and never needs a battery

When is the last time you came across a wireless device that doesn’t need batteries or to be plugged into the wall for power? Never. Well, they say …

Researchers Discover 'Anxiety Cells' In The Brain

Scientists have found specialized brain cells in mice that appear to control anxiety levels.<p>The finding, reported Wednesday in the journal <i>Neuron,</i> could eventually lead to better treatments for anxiety disorders, which affect nearly 1 in 5 adults in the U.S.<p>"The therapies we have now have …

University of California

Where NASA Put a Parking Lot, Dinosaurs and Mammals Once Crossed Paths

More than 100 million years ago, dinosaurs roamed Maryland. So did our ancestors — small mammals the size of squirrels or badgers — and the flying reptiles know as pterosaurs.<p>Amazingly, the footprints of all these creatures of the Cretaceous era were preserved on a single 8.5-foot-long slab of …

Naked mole rats defy the biological law of aging

In the world of animal models, naked mole rats are the supermodels. They rarely get cancer, are resistant to some types of pain, and can survive up …

A Never-Before-Seen Virus Was Just Found in the Sea, and It Kills Bacteria

Their genomes are "quite different from other viruses."<p>When you think of a virus, you likely think of the microscopic agents that make life on land …

A Satisfying Soup From the Italian Pantry

Some soups are delicate, light and refreshing, served as the prelude to a meal. Others, like this one, are hearty and nourishing meals in themselves. It is not precisely a soup, but a soupy concoction of potatoes and pasta, known throughout Italy as pasta e patate.<p>This is an example of the …

Italian Food

Bionic Vision May Soon Be a Reality, But Its Ethical Future Is Cloudy

For more than a decade, researchers have been trying to figure out how they can cure blindness with a bionic eye - or what scientists like to call a …