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Plants have an immune system, too. It’s called soil.

Organic agriculture has long focused on fortifying soils to provide a sort of immune system for crops. Rather than fighting diseases after they …

Scientists Have Found a Way to Help You Learn New Skills Twice as Fast

Yes please.<p>The key to learning a new motor skill - such as playing the piano or mastering a new sport - isn't necessarily how many hours you spend …

What Is The Quantum Pigeonhole Principle, And Why Is It Weird?

Quantum physics maintains its hold on the popular imagination in large part because many of its predictions seem to defy ordinary common-sense logic. Of course, perhaps fittingly, this is simultaneously the source of its reputation as intimidatingly and maybe impossibly difficult to …

Quantum Mechanics

Is The Multiverse A Scientific Theory?

Anyone can come up with a theory, which in common parlance, simply means “an idea for how something works.” But in order to be a <i>scientific</i> theory, you have to do a lot more. In particular, any new scientific theory has to look at the current framework of science, including the current leading/best …

Dark Matter

Return of incandescent light bulbs as MIT makes them more efficient than LEDs

Ever since the EU restricted sales of traditional incandescent light bulbs, homeowners have complained about the shortcomings of their energy-efficient replacements.<p>The clinical white beam of LEDs and frustrating time-delay of ‘green’ lighting has left many hankering after the instant, bright warm …

Baltimore psychologist pioneers team using psychedelics as ‘sacred’ medicine

Baltimore is known to many as the heroin capital of the US. If William Richards has anything to do with it, it may also become the nation’s most psychedelic city.<p>For the past 15 years, a Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine program co-founded by Richards has dosed hundreds of people with a …

Johns Hopkins University

Look at How Koenigsegg's Wild Freevalve Engine Runs Without Camshafts

Could this camless engine be the next big thing in engine technology?<p>Christian von Koenigsegg is best known for building world-beating supercars, but he's also big into powertrain innovations.<p>Other than the crazy hybrid-drive system he developed for the Koenigsegg Regera that allows it to run …

Board-marked concrete house by Luciano Kruk stands on a seaside golf course

A trio of board-marked concrete volumes are stacked to create this holiday home by Luciano Kruk, which stands in the dunes of a golf course on the …

Living Rooms

Japanese Mathematician Claims to Have Solved a Notorious Maths Problem, But Nobody Understands It

Now what?<p><i>This article was written by Kevin Knudson from the University of Florida, and was originally published by The Conversation.</i><p>What happens when …

Israeli archaeologists baffled by discovery of mysterious gold device

Archaeologists are asking the audience for help after the discovery of a gold-plated, oblong object in a Jerusalem cemetery has left them completely …

New derivation of pi links quantum physics and pure math

In 1655 the English mathematician John Wallis published a book in which he derived a formula for pi as the product of an infinite series of ratios. …

New Artificial Material Mimics Photosynthesis to Create Clean, Self-Sustaining Energy Source

Win-win!<p>It’s one of the holy grails of scientific research: discovering a way of replicating the natural process of photosynthesis, such that light …

Scientists map high-temp superconductivity in 3D for the first time

High-temperature superconductivity represents a potential breakthrough across multiple fields of technology, from MRIs to levitating trains, hoverboards and computing. Scientists at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have discovered the first 3D model of the elements …

Nanotech

Agricultural Guerrillas Are Secretly Transforming Urban Saplings into Fruit-Bearing Trees

Launched in 2011, the group known as the Guerrilla Grafters has been secretly (and illegally) modifying ornamental trees along the streets of San Francisco. These fruit-lovers make it their mission to graft fruit bearing branches onto the non-fruit bearing trees that line the city, in efforts of …

These Cities Of The Future Would Be Built Entirely Of Bamboo

Concrete and glass skyscrapers are so 20th century.<p>“Our focus is not necessarily to build a city, but rather to grow a city.” So says Chris Precht, one of the co-founders of Penda, a Beijing and Vienna-based architecture firm that has a new vision for a low-carbon future in China. What if cities …

NASA confirms that the ‘impossible’ EmDrive thruster really works, after new tests

Engineer Roger Shawyer’s controversial EmDrive thruster jets back into relevancy this week, as a team of researchers at NASA’s Eagleworks …

Physics

This Happens When You Break Your Sugar Habit

You may have quit a handful of bad habits over the years—smoking, unhealthy relationships, or over-spending on clothes or coffee. However, quitting …

Is It Love or an Illusion?

<i>This post originally appeared on mydailyvibe.com</i><p>There is something very magical and mystical about the experience of "falling in love." Emotions get stirred, imagination bursts to life and sparks fly igniting passion and unmistakable bliss. When the attraction is mutual, each person feels as if …

‘Kirigami’ Solar Cells Soak up More Sun

Solar cells capture up to 40 percent more energy when they can track the sun across the sky, but conventional, motorized trackers are too heavy and …

Solar Panels

Transparent solar cells could turn your windows into power sources

Until now, solar cells of this kind have been only partially transparent and usually a bit tinted, but these new ones are so clear that they're practically indistinguishable from a normal pane of glass.<p>Previous claims toward transparent solar panels have been misleading, since the very nature of …

Apollo 14 astronaut claims peace-loving aliens prevented 'nuclear war' on Earth

From “The Day the Earth Stood Still” to “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” to “E.T.,” pop culture is filled with stories about friendly, curious extraterrestrials visiting Earth to learn more about mankind. For Apollo 14 veteran Edgar Mitchell that plotline is less fiction than it is reality. The …

What to Do With Your Mind During Meditation

<i>By Lodro Rinzler</i><p>I have been teaching peaceful-abiding meditation for 14 years now, and over that time I have realized that there are many misconceptions about what to do with your mind during meditation. If you have ever sat down in a cross-legged posture, began focusing on your breath, and …

​A guy in the UK called the ISS from his backyard and you can too

For most of us, visiting the International Space Station is little more than an impossible dream -- but if you know what you're doing, <i>talking</i> to the orbiting laboratory is surprisingly plausible. No, really: just ask Adrian Lane, a Gloucestershire UK Ham radio operator who called up an ISS …

Space

The Coconut Oil Secret Exposed

9 Reasons to Use Coconut Oil Daily<p>(3 of these are shocking)<p>Plus, Four “Common Yet Dangerous” Oils You Should Never<br>Eat... If You Want to Heal, …

NASA Has Trialled an Engine That Would Take Us to Mars in 10 Weeks

And may have inadvertently created a warp drive in the process.<p>NASA scientists have reported that they've successfully tested an engine called the …

Space Travel

Playful Melbourne family home by Make Architecture has a community hub feel

Make Architecture has created a playful new extension for a family in Melbourne. A new gable-roofed extension was added to an old bungalow to create …

Architecture

You Can Increase Your Intelligence: 5 Ways to Maximize Your Cognitive Potential

By Andrea Kuszewski | Nov 11, 2011<p>Synopsis<p>Learn about the principles of fluid intelligence and strengthen your cognitive abilities through exercises …

No one could describe the color 'blue' until modern times

Paulo Philippidis / flickr<p>This isn't another story about that dress, or at least, not really.<p>It's about the way that humans see the world and how …

CoeLux Lighting – this artificial skylight is so real it can transform a dungeon into a palace

An enterprising Italian company has come up with a product that could transform the way we live, by opening up dark gloomy spaces in an amazing way. …

Architecture

Japan can now beam solar energy from space

If you think the idea of powering the whole world with solar power is still many years away, prepare to be amazed. The inspired minds at Mitsubishi …