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Paperart by Myriam Dion

Armed with a very sharp x-acto scalpel and the latest edition of newspapers Myriam Dion transforms them in hours-long accurate work into stunning …

August 2013

What’s Inside Ammo? A Cross-Section of Bullets

Ever wanted to look inside a bullet? Photographer Sabine Pearlman recently traveled to Switzerland to photograph 900 cross-sections of ammunition.

December 2012

December 2012

August 2013

August 2013

Volcano's "Scream" Before Eruption Explained

Understanding the causes behind harmonic tremors could lead to a limited early warning system for volcanic eruptions.<p><b>The small earthquakes that foreshadow some volcanic explosions produce a hum that rises in frequency but then abruptly stops just before an eruption.</b><p><b>Known as a harmonic tremor, this</b> …

Archaeologists Suspect Vampire Burial; An Undead Primer

Discovery of a suspected vampire burial site is not a first for archaeologists.<p><b>When archaeologists opened an ancient grave at a highway construction site near Gliwice, Poland, they came across a scene from a horror movie: a suspected vampire burial.</b><p>Interred in the ground were skeletal remains of …

A Rare Look at an Iridescent Cloud

We’ve been told that every cloud has a silver lining—but did you know some clouds wear a rainbow cap?<p><b>A halo of multicolored mist floats over an ominous storm. At first glance it looks like an angelic mural or even extraterrestrial activity. But this breathtaking photo is neither manipulated nor</b> …

Five Surprising Facts About Daydreaming

New computer model aims to simulate our mental escapes.<p><b>Whether it's worrying or fantasizing, all of us daydream—or let our minds escape from the task at hand.</b><p>Now, a new computer model that simulates these periods of mental wandering may give scientists clues about how our brains work. Specifically, …

Opinion: Bright Nights, Big Problems

Why we should turn off the lights and appreciate the dark.<p><b>We live immersed in artificial light.</b><p>Astronomers rate the darkness of our skies on a scale (the Bortle Scale) of 9 (brightest) to 1 (darkest). Most of us spend our lives in the radiance of levels 5 through 8, only rarely venturing into areas …