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Physicists Say They've Created an 'Impossible' New Form of Matter: Supersolids

The most compelling evidence yet that supersolids exist.<p>Our world just got a little stranger, with physicists claiming they've successfully created a …

Astronomers just discovered one of the most massive objects in the universe hiding behind the Milky Way

Through the thick fog of our own galaxy, astronomers have spotted an ultimate prize: one of the largest known structures in the universe.<p>Called the Vela supercluster, the newly discovered object is a massive group of several galaxy clusters, each one containing hundreds or thousands of galaxies.<p>"I …

Oculus is bringing VR to lower-end PCs today

You can also design your own Oculus Avatar on December 6th.<p>The term "asynchronous spacewarp" might sound like a meaningless jumble of techno-jargon, but it's a big deal if you're into virtual reality. It's the new technology from Oculus, which is officially launching today, that'll let you run the …

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Videos Recreate Isaac Newton’s Neat Alchemy Experiments: Watch Silver Get Turned Into Gold

Yesterday we featured an online archive of “chymical” manuscripts from the hand of Isaac Newton, who, in addition to modern physics and mathematics, …

Roli Blocks is an affordable, modular way to make electronic music

For the first time, Roli's unusual touch-sensitive music-making tools won't break your budget.<p>British music-gear company Roli is mostly known for its attempts at reimagining the piano. The full-size Seaboard and smaller Seaboard Rise may bear similarities to traditional keyboards, but their …

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5 tiny changes that can lead to major weight loss

In the Unites States, 70 percent of adults are overweight, with 37 percent being obese. With these numbers, it is no surprise that most people have been on some sort of diet at some point of their lives. Many fad diets may lead to initial weight loss, yet most are not healthy and are not …

10 weight room rules everyone needs to follow

Strength training, it seems, is a subject similar to religion or politics: You need to be careful what you say and to whom you say it.<p>Gabriel Mirkin, MD, once wrote in <i>The Runner</i> magazine, "There is no proof that (lifting) will in any way improve your times." This caused a reader from New Jersey to …