Rebecca Weitzel

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Eerie footage shows what Fukushima looks like 6 years after the nuclear fallout

Two men are out to explore the abandoned, hidden, and forgotten parts of the world. They document their adventures on YouTube at "Explore the Unbeaten Path." Their latest adventure? A Fukushima ghost town.<p>They have released three videos of their time in Fukushima. You can watch their original …

Nuclear Energy

MIT Could Revolutionize Salads With a New Stable Way to Mix Oil and Water

If you’re a fan of a simple oil and vinegar dressing for your salad, your days of having to shake the bottle for a few seconds to mix both …

Reminder: super random research can produce some amazing science

The frog that laid the golden egg.<p>It began, as these things often do, with a mystery.<p>The National Zoo’s collection of poison dart frogs, a group of amphibians native to tropical Central and South America known for their dazzling coloration, were dying. The young larvae perished just as they …

Indiana University

10 Types of Study Bias

Arrhythmia, an irregular rhythm of the heart, is common during and soon after a heart attack and can lead to early death. That's why when …

Critical Thinking

15 Vegan Fall Desserts You Should Bake Right Away

YUM.<p>With pumpkins, sweet potatoes and apples coming into season, it’s time we accept that fall is just around the corner. Sure, the arrival of fall means the end of summer, but it also means we’re entering the season for baking.<p>Nothing says fall more than an apple pie cooling on the counter or a …

Jupiter Gets its Close-Up

05/30/2017 · by carylsue · in Classroom Ideas, Current Event Connection, Main. ·<p><b>SCIENCE</b><p>The first science results from NASA’s Juno mission to Jupiter portray the largest planet in our solar system as a complex, gigantic, turbulent world. (NASA)<p>D’you know about Juno? Catch up with our media-rich …

Boston public schools map switch aims to amend 500 years of distortion

A district will drop the Mercator projection, which physically diminished Africa and South America, for the Peters, which cut the developed world down to size<p>When Boston public schools introduced a new standard map of the world this week, some young students’ felt their jaws drop. In an instant, …

Let The 10th Doctor Teach You Einstein's General Relativity in 3 Minutes

Who better to explain space-time?<p>On 14 March 2017, the world celebrated what would have been Albert Einstein's 138th birthday. But while all of us …

Superhero Plan to Time Travel in Large Hadron Collider Isn't Sci-Fi

There’s something familiar about the time machine in the latest Justice League/Power Rangers crossover comic: In the latest issue of the series, the …

Pi Day’s around the corner, so check out 12 recipes to help you celebrate

By Kara Elder<p>, Editorial aide<p>As if you really needed an excuse to make pie, March 14 is Pi Day. As such, we’ve gathered 3.14 of our favorite pie recipes . . . kidding! Here are a dozen — six sweet, six savory — that have precisely and mathematically been chosen from our Recipe Finder to guarantee …

Cream Cheese

The Atom Diagram Isn't What an Atom Looks Like

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Spill-Proof Cups Aren't Magic—They're Physics!

They call it the Mighty Mug—and the idea is that it isn't easily knocked over. Of course, you can tip just about anything over if you try hard …

Physics

Meet the five eccentric physicists who changed the world of science - IBTimes India

A quick peek at the quirky side of the game-changers in the world of physics.<p>The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are …

How the Enormous Field of Physics All Fits Together

Physics has a bit of an image problem. To some, it’s a fascinating and diverse field of study. To others, it’s a trigger word for math anxiety, or an …

Get Involved in The World's Biggest Quantum Physics Experiment Happening Right Now

Play games for physics.<p>What could be the world's largest quantum physics experiment is happening today, 30 November 2016, and researchers need people …

Record Supermoon and 9 More Can't-Miss Sky Events in November

Starstruck<p>Get ready to see lunar pairings, meteor showers, and more this month.<p>The coming month brings the roaring lion of meteor displays, dazzling planets, and plenty more reasons to look up at the night sky. You’ll even have the chance to catch the most impressive supermoon in nearly seven …

Silkworms Spin Super-Silk after Eating Carbon Nanotubes and Graphene

Silk—the stuff of lustrous, glamorous clothing—is very strong. Researchers now report a clever way to make the gossamer threads even stronger and …

Meet Octobot, a dinky chemical reaction-powered soft robot

<b>(CNN) —</b> This dinky octopus isn't your average sea creature.<p>It's a bio-inspired soft robot -- dubbed "Octobot" -- that's powered entirely by a chemical reaction.<p>In a study published Wednesday in the journal <i>Nature</i>, researchers from Harvard University describe how a chemical reaction inside Octobot …

Robotics

Virtual reality — from the living room to the classroom

There is a world of enormous educational potential with video games. Highly acclaimed simulation and tutorial games such as <i>SimCity</i> and <i>Math Blaster</i> have been continuously employed in elementary schools across the country, but the most common software used in education today is the web, word …

Kepler Has Nearly Doubled the Number of Confirmed Exoplanets in Our Galaxy

Wait, you thought the Kepler Space Telescope was dead? Think again. Today, NASA’s Kepler team announced the discovery of a whopping 1,284 new …

A Very Disgusting Demo of What Happens If You Look at the Sun Through a Telescope

It involves a pig's eye. And smoke.<p>Every time there's a transit or an eclipse, astronomers remind to have fun but be careful—don't look directly at the sun, and <i>especially</i> not through a telescope. But if you still need to be scared straight about solar power, this gross video ought to do the …

Guide to the Mercury transit on May 9, 2016.

On Monday, a very cool astronomical event will occur: The smallest planet, Mercury, will appear to move across the face of the Sun. This relatively …

Astronomers discover dark matter galaxy, by accident

Sometimes, a flaw in your magnifying glass can be a good thing; in the case of some new research, it can even reveal invisible dark matter …