Luke Andersen

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5 Signs You're a Lot Smarter Than You Think

These surprising qualities and habits might indicate a higher intelligence.<p>Psychologist Dr. Jeremy Dean, founder and author of the popular website PsyBlog, caught my attention recently with an article about some really odd signs that suggest your IQ may be above average.<p>I went around the internet …

A year ago, scientists cracked one of Einstein's greatest mysteries — now a bizarre new form of astronomy is emerging

It was the first evidence of gravitational waves— ripples in the fabric of space that careen across the universe, right through everything and everyone.<p>Einstein first predicted their existence 100 years ago, yet the famous scientist doubted we'd ever find any.<p>However, scientists from the Laser …

One of Earth's Most Regular Climate Cycles Disrupted

Regular equatorial wind patterns high up in the Earth's stratosphere broke down earlier this year when eastward winds suddenly reversed direction. …

Sugar transforms a traditional Chinese medicine into a cruise missile

More than 20 years ago, a billboard in China piqued the interest of a chemical biologist. It endorsed an extract from the plant known as the "thunder …

Scientists figured out how the month you are born in is linked to your health

Being born in certain months could make you more or less likely to experience certain illnesses.<p>Crazy as that might sound, there are reasonable explanations for these differences. Kids born in some seasons are exposed to different risk factors than children born in other seasons. There might be an …

Egyptian mummy's face recreated with 3D printing

An Egyptian mummy's head and face have been reconstructed with forensic science and 3D printing, offering scientists a tantalizing glimpse of the individual's life and death.<p>The mummified head was discovered by accident in the collections of the University of Melbourne in Australia. A museum …

The Science Behind Purple Kush, and the Colors of Cannabis

Let us take you through the rainbow of cannabis colors.<p>Before cannabinoid testing and genetic profiling of the cannabis plant, consumers would judge a batch of weed based on its smell, taste, and color. In fact, a whopping 93 percent of buyers make a purchasing choice contingent on the color and …

The Multiverse Idea Is Rotting Culture

What looks at first glance like an opening up of possibilities is actually an attack on the human imagination.<p>You might not like what I’m about to say about the multiverse. But don’t worry; you’ve already had your revenge. If there are an infinite number of parallel universes, there will be any …

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Will the Periodic Table Ever Be Complete?

They didn't teach you this in high school physics.<p>The last time I studied the periodic table was high school chemistry, and since then, more elements have been added to the iconic, colored chart of chemical elements. After scientists recently discovered four new elements, some experts have said the …

Remember the laptop-destroying 'USB Killer?' Now you can buy one

In Oct. 2015, we wrote about USB Killer — a seemingly innocuous USB stick that fries nearly any device it's inserted into with a bolt of …

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Earth has entered first new geological epoch in more than 11,500 years, scientists agree

The rapid industrialisation of the last century has caused the Earth to enter its first new geological epoch in more than 11,500 years, scientists believe.<p>An international team of researchers say the worldwide spread of plastics, new metals and concrete, combined with manmade climate change, has …

Climate Change

This Is How We'd Travel to the New Planet, Proxima B

With an Earth-like planet orbiting our closest neighbor star, it's about time we start talking about how we could send a spacecraft there.<p>In case you didn't hear, there is an Earth-sized planet orbiting the closest star to us—the red dwarf Proxima Centauri—and it is within the star's habitable zone …

NASA team probes peculiar age-defying star

Scientists initially proposed that the object was an old star surrounded by a surprising cloud typical of the kind that usually accompanies young …

This Interactive Game Is The Reason My Daughter (Finally) Likes Science

Maybe video games have a bigger role in STEM education than we thought.<p>When I watched kids play the intergalactic science adventure game Blue Apprentice in a video I could almost see the neural connections forming in their brain.<p>So I put it to the test on my seven-year-old daughter (who would …

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