Rhett Stephens

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A High Schooler Has Upended a Fundamental Chemistry Theory

Time to rethink everything you learned about carbon.<p>You may not remember much from high school chemistry, but you probably recall learning the …

5 ways to reignite the passion in a tired relationship

Passion comes and goes in every relationship. The key is not freaking out when you experience a dip — and knowing that you can reignite the proverbial spark that drew you to one another early on.<p>Read on for five simple strategies that can help you spice up a dull romance, backed by science and …

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Strange Atomic Ripples in Graphene Could Unlock Clean, Limitless Energy

Holy crap.<p>By all measures, graphene shouldn't exist. The fact it does comes down to a neat loophole in physics that sees an impossible 2D sheet of …

Sunken 8th continent reveals its buried secrets

A journey to plumb the remote ocean depths has revealed that Earth does indeed have an eighth continent.<p>A nine-week voyage took scientists from around the world to drill and explore the seafloor off New Zealand and Australia. They found evidence of land-based fossils, revealing that the ancient …

Watch outer space for free on a live stream

Of course you have to sign up<p>A company called Slooh, which provides live streams of outer space via telescope, is opening up its sightings of eclipses, full moons, asteroids, and comets to anyone with an internet connection — for free. All you need to do is sign up on their website.<p>Slooh owns seven …

Ask Ethan: How Close Are We To A Theory Of Everything?

Since well before Einstein, it was the dream of those who study the Universe to find a single equation to govern as many phenomena as possible. Rather than have a separate law for each and every physical property the Universe has, we could unify these laws into a single, overarching framework. All …

Physics

Massive, 'Dead' Galaxy Puzzles Astronomers

Objects in the distant universe appear small and difficult to see – unless they’re sitting behind a cosmic magnifying glass. That’s exactly the case …

Universe

2017 May 28 - Collapse in Hebes Chasma on Mars

<b>Collapse in Hebes Chasma on Mars</b> <b><br>Image Credit & License:</b> ESA/DLR/FU Berlin (G. Neukum)<p><b>Explanation:</b> What's happened in Hebes Chasma on Mars? Hebes …

Scientist invents way to trigger artificial photosynthesis to clean air

Researchers have tried it with a variety of materials, but the ones that can absorb visible light tend to be rare and expensive materials such as …

The Month In Plagues: A New Malaria Vaccine, Brain-Controlling Parasites, And More

A plague of links from around the web.<p>Your monthly roundup of infestations, contagions, and controls from around the web.<p><b>In disease news</b><p>The Nobel Prize for Physiology and Medicine went to researchers who discovered treatments for tropical diseases.<p>Researchers from the U.S. picked up a tropical …

Nobel Prize

Next Week, Watch Venus And Jupiter High-Five In The Night Sky

It's called a conjunction, and it sure is pretty<p><i>Here's how Venus [starts on the right] and Jupiter [left, initially] appear at 9:30 p.m. every night for the 21 days closest to the conjunction. The moon appears in the first images but quickly zooms out of view. Animation by Katie Peek, with images</i> …

Astronomy