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The Experiments Most Likely to Shake Up the Future of Physics | WIRED

The current era of particle physics is over. When scientists at CERN announced last July that they had found the Higgs boson – which is responsible …

Pleiades star cluster, aka Seven Sisters

November’s often called the month of the Pleiades, because it’s when this star cluster – aka the Seven Sisters – shines from dusk until dawn.<p>The …

Spear points mix up theory of early humans’ arrival

The discovery of fluted spear points in northwest Alaska strongly suggests that early humans carrying American technology lived on the central Bering …

Anthropology

Cassini reveals Saturn's true colours

"There is not perhaps another object in the heavens that presents us with such a variety of extraordinary phenomena as the planet Saturn," William Herschel once remarked. "It is a magnificent globe, encompassed by a stupendous double ring; attended by seven satellites; ornamented with equatorial …

From Angkor Wat to Stonehenge: How Ancient People Moved Mountains

From temples to pyramids to statues, ancient techniques moved giant blocks.<p><b>The temple of Angkor Wat, the Egyptian pyramids, Stonehenge, and the famous statues on Easter Island were all built without the conveniences of modern technology. Ancient peoples didn't have access to forklifts, hydraulic</b> …

Brainwaves show how sleep boosts visual learning

Trained to spot hidden patterns, volunteers show a significant increase in sigma brainwave power during sleep, suggesting sleep locks in learning, …

The Brain

Waste could help fuel low carbon energy and transport

“The type of fuels must change, and we have to reverse the trend of increasing traffic volumes; but that doesn’t mean the way we transport ourselves …

Sun’s magnetic field about to flip

This reversal happens every 11 years and is tied to the sun’s cycle of activity, now near its peak. The effects of the reversal will ripple …

Universe

Rising Star Expedition

Second Cave Chamber Reveals Spectacular New Homo Naledi Skull and More<p>In Changing PlanetMay 9, 20174 Comments<p>The first fossils of Homo naledi, discovered in 2013 and described as a new species of hominin in 2015, have just been dated to coming from only 236,000 to 335,000 years ago—close to the …

Sample from Mars moon mission could be a twofer

A planned Russian mission in 2020 to return a sample from the Martian moon Phobos will likely not only contain bits and pieces of the moon—but also …

Moon

How A Gene For Fair Skin Spread Across India

A study of skin color in the Indian subcontinent shows the complex movements of populations there.<p>Cover Girl, Maybelline, are you listening? A new study of skin color in South Asians finds they have enormous diversity, with a color range that's three times larger than that for East Asians or …

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