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Recommended Reading: Physicists Wonder: Does Time Really Exist Or Does It Just Look That Way?

As it turns out, time is a pretty complicated thing. And I'm not talking about measuring it, or making little devices to chime out the hours, either. …

Quantum Mechanics

No Really, These Century-Old Aquatic Creatures Are Made of Glass

How 19th century German glassblowers created some of the world's most delicate scientific models.<p>A dimly lit room at the Corning Museum of Glass, in upstate New York, feels like a deep water dive: A single, L-shaped display case, embedded along two midnight-blue walls, shines with a diverse family …

Venezuela seizes Christmas toys to distribute to poor

<b>Venezuelan authorities have arrested two toy company executives and seized almost four million toys, which they say they will distribute to the poor.</b><p>Officials accused the company of hoarding toys and hiking prices in the run-up to Christmas.<p>Last week, the government issued an order to retailers to …

Venezuela

The trolling of Elon Musk: how US conservatives are attacking green tech

Electric-car evangelist is the target of concerted negative online campaign linked to influential rightwing network<p>He is the charismatic Silicon Valley entrepreneur who believes his many companies - including the electric car manufacturer Tesla Motors, solar power firm Solar City, and SpaceX, which …

Elon Musk

House lawmakers passed the biggest health reform bill since the Affordable Care Act

After three years of wrangling, the House on Wednesday passed a $6.3 billion bill that would dramatically overhaul the way drugs are approved in the United States.<p>The 21st Century Cures Act is a bipartisan effort that’s been in the works since April 2014. The idea behind the bill is that the Food …