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The 17 equations that changed the world

In 2012, Mathematician Ian Stewart came out with an excellent and deeply researched book titled "In Pursuit of the Unknown: 17 Equations That Changed the World.<p>His book takes a look at the most pivotal equations of all time, and puts them in a human, rather than technical context.<p>"Equations …

Mathematics

Chemistry: Four elements added to periodic table

<b>Four chemical elements have been formally added to the periodic table, completing the scheme's seventh row.</b><p>They are the first to be included in the table since 2011, when elements 114 and 116 were added.<p>The first true iteration of the table was produced in 1869 by the Russian chemist Dmitri …

Chemistry

IU chemists craft molecule that self-assembles into flower-shaped crystalline patterns

'Tricarb' research laid foundation for university's new $1.2 million materials science grant from National Science Foundation<p>BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- The …

13 researchers just won an award that blows the Nobel Prize away

Created in 2012 by the founders of Silicon Valley tech giants — plus wealthy Chinese and Russian entrepreneurs — the Breakthrough Prizes honor "achievements in science and math so we can encourage more pioneering research and celebrate scientists as the heroes they truly are," Mark Zuckerberg, …

Innovation

Hydrogel infused with snake venom stops bleeding within seconds

Major, uncontrolled blood loss can have major ramifications everywhere from the battlefield to the operating theatre. While blood-clotting …

A volcano in Indonesia erupts with electric-blue lava

Although surreal, this bright blue coloration is a result of nothing more than a tweak of chemistry.<p>Volcanoes come in a variety of destructive flavors, both on Earth and on other planetary bodies in our Solar System.<p>Shield volcanoes like Kilauea effusively erupt lava, fairly slow, over long periods …

Burns

Here's How The Rest Of The World Drinks Coffee

Don't try all these at once.<p>What more can be said about coffee? A lot, it turns out.<p>Europe will import 44.5 million bags this year, and drinkers in the U.S. will spend $40 billion on it. You love it, we love it. People all around the world love it, no matter how they drink it -- or how weird it can …

The science of why sugar makes coffee taste so good

Sugar causes caffeine molecules to clump together which takes away the bitterness of coffee and tea<p>Cutting sugar out of the diet proves difficult for most people, but now scientists have shown why it is even tougher to give up in tea and coffee.<p>The University of York has found that sugar does not …

Here's what an NFL star did when he discovered his kids were given 'participation trophies'

Harrison, a linebacker for the Steelers, posted a photo of the "2015 Best of the Batch Next Level Athletics Student-Athlete Awards" on Instagram and announced that they will be given back to Next Level Athletics.<p>In his lengthy social media post, Harrison said he was proud of his sons, but …

NFL

An NFL player with a $3.6 million contract lives on just $60,000 a year

Though athletes make crazy amounts of money, their careers don't last forever, so if they don't responsibly spend and invest that money, they could (and often do) run into financial troubles after retirement.<p>But Ryan Broyles, a wide receiver for the Detroit Lions, is hoping to escape that fate.<p>"He …

NFL

I Asked Atheists How They Find Meaning In A Purposeless Universe

If there's no afterlife or reason for the universe, how do you make your life matter? Warning: The last answer may break your heart.<p>"The way I find meaning is the way that most people find meaning, even religious ones, which is to get pleasure and significance from your job, from your loved ones, …

What are the limits of human vision?

From spotting galaxies millions of light years away to perceiving invisible colours, Adam Hadhazy explains why your eyes can do incredible things.<p>Take a look around the room – what do you see? All those colours, the walls, the windows – everything seems so self-evident, just so there. It's weird to …

Andromeda Galaxy

Are Atheists Just Rebelling Against God?

July 24, 2015 by Dan Wilkinson<p>We’re all familiar with the atheist caricature: that rude and crude purveyor of mockery and disdain for everything …

These Credit Cards Have the Best Perks

Take advantage of lesser-known credit cards, and you'll feel like a VIP.<p>The full value of a credit card in your pocket can go far beyond the usual …

Some of The Best YouTube Channels for Physics and Chemistry Teachers

July 11, 2015<br>Science in general is all about understanding how the world around us functions. It investigates the laws governing the internal …

52 Great Wines for $25 or Less

Impress your friends.<p>Looking for the perfect wine for dinner or to take to a party? Our team of experts has come up with bumper crop of …

Amazing Chemical Reactions You're Not Going to Believe Are Real

This is the article that’s gonna make you regret you weren’t paying attention in the chemistry class. Here are sixteen amazing chemical reactions …

This Bionic Lens Could Give Everybody Perfect Vision

A British Columbian optometrist has invented an artificial lens that he says not only corrects a patient’s sight, but offers a level of clarity three …

Water: the weirdest liquid on the planet

The more scientists examine H2O, the stranger it starts to seem. Water bends all the rules – but if it didn’t, ice would sink and firefighters’ hoses would be useless<p>Water is the only substance on Earth whose chemical formula has entered the vernacular. We all know H2O, even if we don’t understand …

Fire Fighting

7 One-Mug Meals That Make Dinner A Cup Of Gooey Goodness

(Photo Credit: Lady and Pups)<p>Dinner for one person <i>shouldn't</i> be difficult. All you need is something gooey, melty and cozy that you can bring into bed and clutch with both hands while simultaneously streaming Netflix and managing a DIY face mask.<p>Turns out the humble mug is a prime vessel for …

Cooking

How To Find Specialty Student Loan Forgiveness Programs

Student loan forgiveness programs are the Holy Grail for student loan borrowers. Everyone wants free money to pay off their loans, but these programs can be hard to find. Yes, there are some programs being offered by the Department of Education, but what many borrowers don’t realize is that there …

This Is the Quickest Way to Add Events to Google Calendar

If you’ve ever fumbled around with your phone while trying to add an upcoming event to your calendar, this tip should be a lifesaver.<p>If This Then …

Scientists Are Figuring Out How To Change Blood Types

All thanks to a little enzyme<p>At some point in your life, you’ve probably been asked to donate blood. If your blood is type O, you may have been asked to donate even more, because your blood type is the most useful and is less common. The difference between blood types may seem small--people with …

University of British Columbia

This Common Activity Is Reducing Your IQ, According to Research

Missing an hour of sleep turns a sixth grader’s brain into that of a fourth grader.<p>Via NurtureShock:<p>The performance gap caused by an hour’s …

This protein lets ‘threads’ build memories

Every time you make a memory, somewhere in your brain a tiny filament reaches out from one neuron and forms an electrochemical connection to a …

Replace Your Eyeballs With Synthetic Ones

Vision would no longer have to be #nofilter<p>Our eyes are such elegant, complex, specialized organs that their existence seems almost hard to believe--Darwin himself called their evolution “absurd.” But that doesn’t mean they’re perfect; eyes sometimes don’t focus correctly, they break down over …

3D Bioprinting

Scientists Target New Painkillers From Spider Venom

Ingredients in venom could lead to new, nonaddictive treatments for chronic pain<p>The greenbottle blue tarantula (<i>Chromatopelma cyaneopubescens</i>) is one of seven species of spiders whose venom Australian researchers found has potential painkilling properties. The creature is native to Venezuela and …

Painkillers

Forget white wine, remove red wine stains with GIN: Chemist reveals how alcohol, vinegar and SPIT can replace expensive cleaning products

There is an old wives' tale that says the best way to tackle red wine stains on carpets and clothes is to cover them in white wine.<p>And while alcohol …

Cleaning

3 Ways to Get What You Need From Terrible Communicators

Do you have a manager who sends cryptic, one-sentence emails that send you into a panic?<p>Or a co-worker whose long, rambling missives leave you …