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Cooking with chloraminated water and salt could create toxic molecules

Cooking with chloraminated water could put potentially harmful toxins in your food, according to a new study published in <i>Water Research</i>. The study …

Asteroid Called ‘Spooky’ Will Buzz Earth on Halloween

The space rock was discovered just weeks before its flyby.<p>NG STAFF; ART BY HAISAM HUSSEINSOURCE: NASA<p>A space rock bigger than a skyscraper will sail past Earth on Halloween, zipping by just beyond the moon. The asteroid won't collide with our planet, but as a cosmic trick-or-treat it offers a rare …

Defy The Cable Company With A DIY HDTV Antenna

Stick it to the man<p>Frustrated by years of expensive cable bills, Norm Sutaria ditched his set-top box and used online instructions to build a homemade HDTV antenna. Then the education specialist shared his newfound expertise with a class at Brooklyn Brainery, a crowd-sourced education space in New …

Discovered. A fish with a warm heart

New research demonstrates a remarkable adaptation in a fish. It has a warm heart<p>We usually think of fish as cold-blooded creatures and 99.9% of them are. But the opah, a deep-sea fish, has distinctly warm blood, according to new research.<p>Most fish have a body temperature tracks that of the water …

Student comes up with an idea for an International Flag of Earth

A student has come up with an international flag of earth and we think it’s pretty cool.<p>Made up of seven white rings in an interlocking pattern on a …

Fibonacci clock: can you tell the time on the world's most stylish nerd timepiece?

Hipster chronometer uses squares inside a golden rectangle to tell the time, and even doubles as a lava lamp.<p>Don’t you find clock faces quite aggressive, their hands and numbers constantly reminding you of the passing of the time?<p>If so, this beautiful invention is for you.

11 Super-Cool Science Photos From The Past Decade

From the most colorful view of the deep cosmos to the first-ever photo of a flying bird's baby bump, the past decade has brought many awe-inspiring snapshots of science.<p>Here, your editors at HuffPost Science have curated some of our favorite science photos from the past 10 years, many of which were …

Science

Scariest Asteroid To Date Heading To Earth, Capable Of Mass Extinction

Our universe may be a Matrix-like computer game designed by aliens, says NASA scientist

GETTY • WARNER BROSEvery relationship, every sentiment, every memory could have been generated by banks of computers<p>Everything you have ever done or …

NASA's Time Lapse Video Shows Humanity's Impact on the Earth

How much of an impact can billions and billions of people make on the environment? Well, if you watch the video below from Vox, you'll see that in a …

Las Vegas

Look At This Ferrari Designer’s Slick Spaceship Idea

The perfect choice for an intergalactic midlife crisis<p>Sure, space travel is cool, but rarely do iconic spacecraft look like works of art. Design constraints and real-world realities leave rockets less fantastical than those envisioned in fiction, and even the beloved Space Shuttle resembled a …

Middle Age

Large Hadron Collider makes first proton collisions in two years

Low-speed test event was preparation for much higher-energy activity next month, which will mark the start of the accelerator’s search for new physics<p>The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) has smashed its first particles together since the machine restarted after a two years hiatus for crucial maintenance …

How This Beetle Creates 500 Explosions Per Second In Its Bum

Science & InnovationNot Exactly Rocket Science<p>There are few defences more extreme than that of the bombardier beetles. These insects deliberately engineer explosive chemical reactions inside their own bodies, so they can spray burning, caustic liquid from their backsides. The liquid can reach up to …

Insects

New shocking evidence points to pole shift

30 Albert Einstein Quotes that will Blow Your Mind Wide Open

Native American tribes and other ancient cultures have used totems to represent spiritual symbols and identify their tribe. Totems are meant to be …

Spirituality

Watch Five Weeks of Iceland's Northern Lights in One Staggering Time-Lapse

Photographer Vincent Brady, whose cameras are usually looking up, takes incredible natural images and then morphs them into superlative time-lapse …

Northern Lights

Hubble Telescope Celebrates 25 Years of Space Photography

Hubble Space Telescope

Earth ‘swallowed Mercury-like planet’ to form layers and magnetic field – Oxford study

Earth may have swallowed up a massive planet similar to Mercury in its early history, which formed our planet’s layers and magnetic field allowing life to flourish, researchers at Oxford University suggest.<p>Swallowing a sulfur-rich protoplanet could explain where earth got its layers and magnetic …

The Math Question That Went Viral

One word problem from a Singaporean school exam briefly became the talk of the Internet last weekend.<p>It didn't rise quite to the level of "The Dress"—the recent quandary that resulted in accusations of color-blindness across the Internet—but it still gave the education world its own viral moment …

Education

Einstein's Theory of General Relativity

In 1905, Albert Einstein determined that the laws of physics are the same for all non-accelerating observers, and that the speed of light in a vacuum …

Albert Einstein

Alan Turing's secret notebook sells for £700k

The hand-written document details the codebreaker's work on the foundations of mathematical notation and computer science<p>A key scientific document hand-written by Alan Turing has sold at auction for almost £700,000.<p>The paper, in which he details his work on the foundations of mathematical notation …

Beaker Ball Balance Problem

A math problem for 14-year-olds is stumping the world

Just when you thought math couldn't get any harder.<p>A TV presenter in Singapore recently brought up a math problem that has been driving the Internet …

Neanderthal who fell into a well gives scientists oldest DNA sample

<b>(CNN) —</b> About 150,000 years ago -- give or take 20,000 -- a guy fell into a well. Last month he made science history.<p>The Altamura Man became the oldest Neanderthal to have his DNA extracted by researchers. It took them more than 20 years to get around to doing it.<p>Scientists in southern Italy have …

Astronaut problems: crying, pizza and exercise in space

NASA uploaded a video of Commander Chris Hadfield demonstrating the effects of microgravity on crying.<p>In space there is no-one to hear you scream. And fancy a good cry? Forget it. Gravity will stop your tears falling in the usual way.<p>Nasa pointed out a number of unexpected problems faced by …

NASA astronomer immortalizes Malala by naming asteroid after her

<b>(CNN) —</b> Malala Yousafzai's stellar career has included a Nobel Peace Prize. Last week, she made it into outer space.<p>A NASA astrophysicist has named an asteroid after the teenage education activist from Pakistan, who was gravely wounded by a Pakistani Taliban gunman for promoting the right of girls' …

Malala Yousafzai

Earth's Magnetic Field Made Quick Flip-Flop

Earth's magnetic field reversed extremely rapidly soon after modern humans first arrived in Europe, completely flip-flopping in less than a thousand …

This image shows an Einstein Ring

The ring is caused by a near-perfect alignment of two galaxies with respect to Earth. One galaxy is ‘lensing’ the other galaxy’s light.<p>According to …

Cosmology