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Is our Universe left-handed? (Synopsis)

<i>“Since the beginning of physics, symmetry considerations have provided us with an extremely powerful and useful tool in our effort to understand</i> …

Improbable Thruster Seems to Work by Violating Known Laws of Physics — NOVA Next | PBS

Every action creates an equal and opposite reaction. It’s perhaps the best known law of physics, and Guido Fetta thinks he’s found a way around …

Hubble Spots Farthest Lensing Galaxy Yet

Sometimes there’s a chance alignment — faraway in the universe, where objects are separated by unimaginable distances measured in billions of …

The "first man-made biological leaf" could enable humans to colonise space

<b>Dezeen and MINI Frontiers:</b> RCA graduate Julian Melchiorri says the synthetic biological leaf he developed, which absorbs water and carbon dioxide to …

MIT researchers made a material that forces water up walls

Engineers Make The World's First Verified, 2-Dimensional Polymers

This manmade polymer is just one atom thick<p>In spite of its looks, this is not the lovechild of an accordion and an earthworm. It is actually a whole new material photographed in the middle of its creation process.<p>It's a crystalline material being soaked in a special acid solution. After some days …

How to Cut Glass Bottles

This time, you can learn how to make your own bottles planters. You don’t need to be a glassworker to put this idea into practice. You can do it …

10 Healthy Office Snacks: The Anti-Vending Machine Guide

These healthy office snacks beat whatever junk is in the vending machine any day.<p>We've perfected the art of the office lunch—but even the most protein-packed lunch bowls can't prevent the inevitable 3 p.m. rumbly belly. Before you give up your quarters to the vending machine, hear us out! There are …

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ZMapp: The Experimental Ebola Treatment Explained

How tobacco may help defeat one of the world’s deadliest viruses.<p>Last Saturday in Monrovia, Liberia, neighbors stood in the street trying to block officials as the Liberian Ministry of Health brought 37 bodies of Ebola victims to a small plot of recently purchased land. In the midst of the burial, …

To Clean Up Oil Spills, Magnetize The Oil First

Physicist Arden Warner's new process uses magnetism instead of toxic chemicals to mop up oil spills<p>By day Arden Warner is a physicist at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, working on the next generation of particle accelerators. After hours, he has been devising a non-toxic way to clean up …

How to Make Italian Ice at Home

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: Italian ice is just the thing to cool down summer's sweatiest days. Thanks to Tieghan Gerard of Half Baked Harvest, you don't have to stop at</i> …

Combat the Mid-Week Cooking Slump with these Easy Dinner Ideas

These easy weeknight dinners, including pastas and frittatas, come together with minimal effort.<p>We here at <i>Bon Appétit</i> love to cook—that's a given. But even we've got to admit: There's always one or two days a week when we just don't feel like dirtying an army of pots and pans. You <i>could</i> pick up the …

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11 Recipes That Will Change How You Cook Forever

You might think you make these 11 basic recipes well, but we have some game-changing tips that will make them even better<p>We admit it: There are some things we still don't know how to make. But there are also things that people think they make well that they actually completely ruin. Like scrambled …

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10 Apps That Will Help You Sleep Better

We've all heard it before — the general rule of thumb is that a good night's sleep consists of about seven to eight hours. But with late-night work, …

Sending Robots To Print Infrastructure On Mars, So It's Ready When We Get There

A two-year NASA grant is funding the creation of robots that will build landing pads, hangars, and roads in space before humans get there.<p>Where we’re going, we’ll need roads. But before long-term settlers arrive on Mars or the moon, one engineer is working under a NASA grant to make sure that the …

'Super-Earth' is closest planet yet that could support life

Thanks to a wobble in its host star, researchers from UNSW have spotted a planet only 16 light-years away that could harbor life (shown in an artist's conception, above). However, being there would bear little resemblance to living on Earth. It's at least five times as massive, for starters, and is …

These Advertising Billboards Could Literally Be A Roof Over Someone's Head

We’ve seen brands turn their ads into useful items–like IBM’s award-winning ads that doubled as street furniture. But what if a company’s advertising could literally put a roof over somebody’s head? Slovakia-based design agency, Design Develop, wants to execute such a plan by housing the homeless …

These Park Benches Welcome the Homeless Instead of Rejecting Them

Instead of being designed to thwart a good sleep, these park benches in Vancouver fold out into miniature shelters.<p>Trying to stop the homeless from taking shelter on the street by placing strategic spikes in the ground might be absurd, but the attitude isn’t unique. (After all, forcing the homeless …

The Israeli App Red Alert Saves Lives—but It Just Might Drive You Nuts

Red Alert, which alerts users every time a rocket is fired into Israel, has already been downloaded 780,000 times. It could give you peace of mind. …

This Algae-Powered Building Actually Works

The BIQ algae-powered building has been operating for over a year. It’s faring well so far.<p>Does it make sense to power buildings with algae? That’s the question that arises with the Bio Intelligent Quotient (BIQ) building, in Hamburg, Germany, which has now been operating for more than a year. …

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Smelling Death: On the Job With New York's Crime-Scene Cleaners

CSI and Law & Order would have you believe that a crime scene empties out after the glitzy detectives are done with it. In reality, somebody else has to come in and clean it all up.<p>There is blood all over the room. It’s on the walls and it has seeped into the cracks in the floor. There are smears …

5 Deliciously Healthy Ways to Use Overripe Bananas

Are your bananas brown and mushy? Perfect.<p>Buying an entire bunch of bananas always seems like a good idea. That is, until you go through two only to realize the rest are already sprouting brown spots. Luckily, letting your bananas turn doesn't have to be a big tragedy. With these healthy …

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37 Things I’ve Learned By 33

1. We live the life we design. I mean this absolutely.<p>2. Sometimes no matter how rational, right, calm, emotional, or justified you are, you can’t …

A Pacemaker That Works Without Any Electronics--Just Biology

Researchers have figured out how to restart the natural metronome of a cardiac patient’s beating heart.<p>Pacemakers save lives, but as with any medical devices, there are risks, including infection and hacking from malicious outsiders (less likely, but still). Cardiologists at the Cedars-Sinai Heart …