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Solved: First crystal structure of a transcription terminator protein - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

In a study published on 28 March 2016 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers at the Medical University of South Carolina …

Photographer Creates an Automatic Color Film Processor Called Filmomat

In an era when digital photos can be taken with everything from DSLR cameras and phones to even watches you wear on your wrist, it’s difficult to …

Amazon warns Kindle users: Update by March 22 or else

Do you own an old Kindle that's been gathering dust? Get it updated before March 22 or you won't be able to get online and download your books any more.<p>This is pretty much your final warning: If you have a Kindle, you need to update it before March 22 or it's going to lose Internet …

UltraLinx

400-year-old Japanese art of creating dolls from a spinning block of wood. Satisfying.

China just hit a nuclear fusion milestone

This was a huge milestone in the decades-long pursuit of controlled nuclear fusion, because if we can produce and hold onto hydrogen plasma for a certain period, we can harness the clean, practically limitless energy that fuels our Sun.<p>Now physicists in China have announced that their own nuclear …

Nuclear Energy

It took 2 decades to make this gyroidal superconductor - Futurity

In an effort to eliminate the cooling required for superconductivity, scientists have created a superconductor with a porous, 3D gyroidal structure.

40 Science Fiction and Fantasy Books That Will Rock Your World In 2016

2015 was a fantastic year for books, including a lot of titles that did things we’d never seen before. But 2016 looks like it could be just as …

Stephen Hawking Just Published a New Solution to The Black Hole Information Paradox

How black holes can erase information, but also retain it.<p>Last year, British theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking hinted at research he and a couple …

Nanoparticle-enhanced metals could radically change cars

Scientists at UCLA have found a new way to inject silicon carbide nanoparticles into a molten alloy of magnesium and zinc, resulting a metal nanocomposite that demonstrates "record levels" of stiffness-to-weight and specific strength, and "superior stability" at high temperatures. Magnesium is …

Now we can 3D print ceramics

Despite being able to build just about anything with 3D printing, until now items have been limited to polymer plastics, a handful of metals and glass. However, researchers at HRL Laboratories have announced a significant advancement in additive manufacturing: the ability to print ceramics. The …

Scientists Just Discovered a Weird New Shark That Glows in The Dark

Its official name: Ninja Lanternshark.<p>Say hello to the ninja lanternshark, a species of shark that has only just been discovered. It's really weird. …

Four new elements have been added to the periodic table

Confirmed discoveries complete the table's seventh row<p>Four new elements have been permanently added to the periodic table, after their discoveries were verified by the global chemistry organization that oversees the table. The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) last week …

Chemistry

Behold: 'The Screams of a Star Being Ripped Apart'

By a black hole, no less.<p>There is more to the violence of a black hole than the cataclysmic inward suck of infinite gravity. There is a yang to the yin of a black hole's inward attraction (accretion), which takes the form of relativistic jets that blast outward from the black hole stretching for …

Astrophysics

7 Unjustly Overlooked 2015 SF/F Books

What with bookstore choice paralysis and the background noise of marketing hype, it’s inevitable that many wonderful novels are overlooked each year. …

Books

Hi-Tech Sneakers Controlled by App Allows for Endless Design Customization

Customized sneakers may look great, but they'll often set you back with how much they cost. The footwear startup ShiftWear wants to change this by reinventing the idea of personalized shoes. Fusing technology and fashion, their concept allows you to create your own designs and display them on the …

Kindle

Why asparagus makes pee smell funny, and other amazing facts about everyday foods and spices

By digging deep into the molecular chemistry of everyday foods and spices, Cambridge-based chemistry teacher Andy Brunning has the answers.<p>And you don't have to be a chemistry-expert to understand them.<p>Brunning heads the popular science website Compound Interest and recently published the book "Why …

Wellness

The 20 Most Popular DSLR Lenses Among our Readers

Over the last few days we’ve published a post revealing the most popular DSLRs among our readers (based upon what they’ve been buying in the last few …

Cameras

2015 Best of Year Camera Awards

From professional DSLRs to pocket-sized powerhouses, these are the best cameras of the year.

Beautifully Endless Looping GIFs Created by a Legally Blind Artist

Native American artist George Redhawk creates eerily beautiful gifs even though he's legally blind. With help from computer software, the designer utilizes the art of gif-making to show others how he sees the world as a man who suddenly lost his sight. “It's an artistic expression of the confusion …

Art

Artist Paints Ephemeral Portraits on Vintage Paper Using Coffee as a Medium

Michael Aaron Williams is globally recognized for his statement street art that aims to provoke dialogue and stimulate social commentary. However, the Tennessee native has also become renowned for his detailed coffee paintings that capture the ephemeral nature of his subjects. Intimate and fragile, …

Modern Art

A history of the world in funny puns

Artists

Hands On with the Sigma 20mm f/1.4 Art Lens: Super Fast and Ultra Wide

I have yet to be let down by Sigma’s highly respected Art series of lenses. Sigma is now set to release the widest f/1.4 lens on the market, with the …

Best lenses for landscape photography

If you want to achieve those striking vistas that allow you to get plenty in the frame, what lenses will help you fulfil those ambitions? We …

When Your Lenses Lie to You

I love my Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM lens. Or was it a 1.4? It turns out that even though it says f/1.2 on the barrel, the story is more complex …

When to use high ISO settings on your camera

There are times when a low sensitivity setting is the best option, but the fear of creating noisy images makes some photographers avoid high ISO …

Cameras

Iowa Barber Offers Free Haircuts to Children Who Read to Him: 'I'm Worried About Kids Today'

An Iowa barber has found a way to turn back-to-school haircuts into an educational experience.<p>Courtney Holmes makes sure his young sons, Jackson and …

Kids