Paul Hertensen

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Piltdown Man, Beringer’s lying stones, dinosaurs… are they all hoaxes?

The history of palaeontology is littered with examples of famous frauds and fakes, often with eminent researchers in the field being thoroughly hoodwinked by some fairly shoddy fabrications.<p>One of the most famous is Piltdown Man. Discovered in a gravel pit in Sussex in 1912, a few ancient-looking …

Paleontology

Project Phire could make Gorilla Glass as unscratchable as sapphire

What me, worry? Not Corning. The Gorilla Glass maker has just unveiled a new type of glass which they say is just as hard (and therefore unscratchable) as sapphire. They’re calling it Project Phire. Go figure.<p>Even though it’s only used in Apple’s Touch ID buttons and to cover the lens of the rear …

Corning Inc.

Family charged with kidnapping trusting six-year-old son 'to teach him a lesson'

Boy in Missouri was allegedly tied up and blindfolded for hours by relatives who also threatened him with a gun 'to give him a lesson in stranger danger'<p>A six-year-old boy in Missouri was allegedly kidnapped, bound and threatened with a gun by his family who was trying to “teach him a lesson” about …

Watch Sodium Explode In Water At 10,000 Frames Per Second

Using high-speed video, chemists figure out the mechanics behind the famous chemistry class demonstration<p>Drop pure sodium into water, and you'll get some explosive results. You might have even seen this yourself. Sodium-in-water is a common chemistry class demonstration and scientists have a solid …

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