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How To Turn A Match Into A Tiny Rocket [VIDEO]

Blast off!<p>The swift strike of a match on July 4 typically precedes sky-high spectacles. But matches themselves can be fireworks. When ignited, the bulb of fuel on a match's tip combusts into space-hogging gases. By containing the gas in aluminum foil and directing it downward, you can create a …

The longest words in English: do you know what they mean?

The longest word in German – <i>Rindfleischetikettierungsüberwachungsaufgabenübertragungsgesetz</i>, meaning "the law concerning the delegation of duties for …

With so many nice planets out there, why would aliens attack Earth?

They're baaaack: Movies about aliens are invading the theaters again — in forms ranging from the evil villains of "Pacific Rim" to the benign federation of "Star Trek Into Darkness."<p>The saga of extraterrestrials menacing Earth goes at least as far back as "War of the Worlds" — as in the 1898 H.G. …

UFO Spotted Over Canada's Prince Edward Island: Report

An apparent UFO was spotted over Canada’s Prince Edward Island and was videotaped, according to a report.<p>NBC News reported this week that Mary and …

NASA Is Building An Intergalactic GPS

For your next family trip to Mars<p>You're probably already used to getting great GPS coverage in many of the places you visit. Now get ready for GPS in space. NASA is working to build a navigation system that would work anywhere in our solar system and beyond, IEEE Spectrum reported.<p>Spacecraft now …

Modern life freaks out the clock in your brain - Futurity

WASHINGTON U.-ST. LOUIS (US) — Researchers have identified the wiring that sets the accuracy of …

Brand new Earth-observing microwave radiometer

It’s for observing Earth and is designed to overcome pitfalls that have plagued similar instruments in the past.<p>Literally years in the making, the …

Video: Plunging Hot Charcoal Into Liquid Oxygen

A scientific breakdown brought to you courtesy of a high-speed camera.<p>As part of the excellent Periodic Table of Videos series, shot by video journalist Brady Haran and featuring University of Nottingham chemists, this YouTube video walks you through what happens when hot charcoal gets added to …

The Patient Who Let Us Peek Inside A Brain In 'Present Tense'

In 1953, 27-year-old Henry Gustave Molaison underwent an experimental brain surgery in an attempt to alleviate his severe epileptic seizures. The surgery left him with a form of amnesia; he could remember many things from the past, but was unable to form new memories.<p>"He could tell us about where …

What Would Antarctica Look Like If All The Ice Melted?

Spoiler: still not super hospitable.<p>Ever wondered what's underneath the ice--sometimes up to three kilometers thick--that covers Antarctica?<p>Until very recently, we weren't really sure; maps were based on guesses and older technology. But NASA just released a video showing the results of what's …