Nathan Dumbleton

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How a 20-Year-Old From the Land of Fake News Convinced Serena Williams He Was a Rising Tennis Star

Last month’s Australian Open probably should’ve been the most politically charged grand slam event ever. Tennis legends Billie Jean King and Martina …

Tennis

A Rare Element From The Edge of The Periodic Table Is Breaking Quantum Mechanics

This is amazing.<p>There's a lot we don't know about the actinides. On the periodic table, this series of heavy, radioactive elements hangs at the …

Meet Australia’s newest peacock spiders

Dr Jurgen Otto estimates there are now more than 60 species and subspecies of Australian peacock spiders, which are located all across southern …

Bill Joy Finds the Jesus Battery

<b>As technology tries to maintain</b> its dizzying ascent, one dead weight has kept its altitude in check: the battery. Our chips keep getting faster and …

Ever wondered how your cells work? They’re like tiny factories.

By Howard J. Bennett<p>Your body works thanks to cells — trillions of them — doing their jobs. Some make chemicals to fight infection. Others make tears to protect your eyes. Still others make proteins to help you grow.<p>You might ask how this happens. To understand, think of cells as microscopic …

Protein

The Paperfuge: A 20-Cent Device That Could Transform Health Care

The loose assemblage of paper and string Manu Prakash pulls from his pocket doesn't look like much. And in a way, it's not—just 20 cents' worth of …

How to Make a Microscope Out of Paper in 10 Minutes

A new microscope can be printed on a flat piece of paper and assembled with a few extra components in less than 10 minutes. All the parts to make it …

Scientists have discovered a worm that eats plastic bags and leave behind antifreeze

The wax worm, a caterpillar typically used for fishing bait and known for damaging beehives by eating their wax comb, has now been observed munching on a different material: plastic bags.<p>Scientist Federica Bertocchini of the Institute of Biomedicine and Biotechnology of Cantabria in Spain first …

Insects

World's biggest dinosaur footprints found in north-western Australia

Scientists have published details of the world's biggest dinosaur footprints, found in Western Australia, with the sauropod prints measuring a …

The only sample of metallic hydrogen on Earth has vanished - ExtremeTech

By on February 23, 2017 at 2:45 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>The physics world was abuzz with …

Inside the Race to Build the Battery of Tomorrow

<i>This story originally appeared on Grist and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration.</i><p>The battery might be the least sexy piece of technology ever …

CSIRO errors put 30,000-year-old indigenous rock art at risk

A senior museum scientist described the CSIRO's approach as a "fundamental failure of method".<p>And the author of a report upon which the CSIRO relied …

Australia

This is How You Fold a Record-Breaking Paper Airplane

In 2012, designer John Collins constructed a paper airplane that flew an astonishing 226 feet, establishing a distance record that still stands. A …

A vast new tomb for the most dangerous waste in the world

Chernobyl's new sarcophagus took two decades to make. Bigger than Wembley Stadium and taller than the Statue of Liberty, it will seal in the entire disaster site for 100 years.<p><i>This story is featured in BBC Future’s “Best of 2017” collection. Discover more of our picks.</i><p>World leaders jostle with …

Chernobyl

Open sourcing Lucy, the world’s most famous fossil

What happens when you can download the world's most famous fossil?<p>Forty years after she was discovered, Lucy, the world’s most famous fossil …

Scientists Accidentally Discover Efficient Process to Turn CO2 Into Ethanol

The process is cheap, efficient, and scalable, meaning it could soon be used to remove large amounts of CO2 from the atmosphere.<p>Scientists at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee have discovered a chemical reaction to turn CO2 into ethanol, potentially creating a new technology to help …

How a saviour of the ozone hole became a climate change villain – and how we're going to fix it

Over the weekend, international leaders meeting in Kigali, Rwanda, agreed to a remarkable deal to phase-out hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), used as …

The oceans are suffocating: Climate change is causing low oxygen levels

<b>(AP)</b><p>The oceans could see losses in fisheries and a collapse of marine ecosystems<p>Karin Limburg<p>November 3, 2016 8:43am (UTC)<p><i>This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.</i><p>Global climate change produces many effects — warming air energizes the atmosphere and …

Slaughter at the bridge: Uncovering a colossal Bronze Age battle

About 3200 years ago, two armies clashed at a river crossing near the Baltic Sea. The confrontation can’t be found in any history books—the written …

Archaeology

WATCH: This Is Probably The Best Way to Memorise The Periodic Table

Because who doesn't need a refresher?<p>Back in 2013, YouTube channel AsapSCIENCE released one of the catchiest songs ever to help science lovers learn …

Big Photo: Digital Oenophile

If you’re 30% through your life, you’re likely 90% through your best relationships

In a post on Wait But Why last year, we laid out the human lifespan visually.<p>By years:<p>WaitButWhy.com<p>Wait But Why<p>And by weeks:<p>WaitButWhy.com<p>While working on that post, I also made a days chart, but it seemed a bit much, so I left it out. But fuck it.<p>WaitButWhy.com<p>The days chart blows my mind as much …

FaceTime

Getting Work Done Without Working More Hours

Getting Work Done - Timing Is Everything<p>Much has been written about the <b>productivity habits</b> of Benjamin Franklin, including the daily schedule he …

How To Focus: 5 Research-Backed Secrets To Concentration

A question a lot of us are struggling with these days is “how to focus.” Concentration seems hard. Why does everyone joke about having ADD? There’s a …

Time Management

The man who studies the spread of ignorance

How do people or companies with vested interests spread ignorance and obfuscate knowledge? Georgina Kenyon finds there is a term which defines this phenomenon.<p><i>This story is featured in BBC Future’s “Best of 2016” collection. Discover more of our picks.</i><p>In 1979, a secret memo from the tobacco …

UC Berkeley

The race to find even more new elements to add to the periodic table

In an event likely never to be repeated, four new superheavy elements were last week <i>simultaneously</i> added to the periodic table. To add four in one go …

Chemistry class gets more challenging: four elements added to the periodic table

"As the global organisation that provides objective scientific expertise and develops the essential tools for the application and communication of …

eBay hosts moth-naming auction

<b>An entomologist who discovered a species of moth is auctioning the right to give it an official name, on eBay.</b><p>Eric H Metzler found the moth in New Mexico eight years ago, but it has only recently been acknowledged as a new species.<p>Bidding currently stands at $7,100 (£4,581), with three days left on …

Homo naledi: new species of ancient human discovered, claim scientists

Bones found in South African cave are <i>Homo naledi</i>, a new species of ancient human relative, say researchers, but some experts are sceptical of find<p>A huge haul of bones found in a small, dark chamber at the back of a cave in South Africa may be the remnants of a new species of ancient human …

Evolution