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Settling Arguments About Hydrogen With 168 Giant Lasers

With gentle pulses from gigantic lasers, scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California transformed hydrogen into droplets of shiny liquid metal.<p>Their research, reported on Thursday in the journal Science, could improve understanding of giant gas planets like Jupiter and Saturn …

Hydrogen

A filter that turns saltwater into freshwater just got an upgrade

Smoothing out the rough patches of a material widely used to filter saltwater could make producing freshwater more affordable, researchers report in …

Particles

Green Deals: Mpow 4-pack 20 LED Solar Outdoor Lights $29, more

Patozon (99% from 174,000 shoppers) via Amazon offers a four-pack of its 20 LED Solar Outdoor Lights for <b>$28.99 Prime shipped</b> when promo code <b>7I8NB7HG</b> is applied during checkout. Regularly up to $40, today’s deal is a new Amazon all-time low by $4. This is an easy way to illuminate your outdoor …

Home Depot

After 13 Years, Scientists Finally Map the Massive Wheat Genome

In a field at the edge of the University of Minnesota’s St. Paul campus, half a dozen students and lab technicians glance up at the darkening …

Genetics

The Secret to Ant Efficiency Is Idleness

ScienceTake<p>By James Gorman<p>Ants are renowned for their industriousness. Ask the grasshopper in the story by Aesop. He had to come begging the hard-working ant for food when winter came because he had frittered away his summer.<p>But that is fable, the ultimate in what scientists call anecdotal …

Traffic

Breaking down the Wiedemann-Franz law

A study exploring the coupling between heat and particle currents in a gas of strongly interacting atoms highlights the fundamental role of quantum …

Quantum Physics

EPA urged to clean up water contamination

Water

Ben & Jerry's 'Milk With Dignity' Pact With Farmworkers Seems To Be Paying Off

Some Vermont dairy workers say their wages and living conditions have improved, thanks to an agreement reached last year between the workers and Ben & Jerry's, a division of global consumer products company Unilever.<p>Times are tough on dairy farms around the country, with milk prices declining for …

Ice Cream Maker

Seven ways to maintain strong bones

<b>Remember that teenage years are key</b><p>Until about the age of 30, our bodies are still building bone and the teenage years are the crucial period in this process – osteoporosis has been called “a pediatric disease with geriatric consequences”. Girls build as much bone in the two years after their first …

Nutrition

Cabbage Steaks Recipe

"One of my favorite side dishes, as it's very easy to make! I personally love garlic so I go crazy with it, but put as much as is good for you. This …

Recipes

3 Gaining Muscle Diet - 5 Essential Foods, According to Nutritionists: Nutrition

A gaining muscle diet is an important part of your bodybuilding regime. Without the right sorts of foods and the right amount of calories your body …

Nutrition

Life, Physics and Everything

On 31 August 2010 the “Life and Physics” blog moved here, to the Guardian Science pages from a newish blog on wordpress. Exactly eight years later¹, at the end of this month, it will move back, as the Guardian closes its Science Blog Network. Following the lead of my fellow blogger Dean Burnett, …

Physics

The Battery Boom Could End Up Burning Some Investors

Some of the latest battery technologies may become obsolete before reaching the market because of the breakneck pace of advances in the …

Lithium Ion

5 Concrete Floors That Will Cement Your Love for This Material

The design world is hot for concrete right now. It’s not only one of 2018’s biggest design trends, it’s equal parts sleekness and sturdiness. Plus, …

Concrete

Earth Has a Hidden Plastic Problem--Scientists Are Hunting It Down

Trillions of tiny particles generated by our plastic-reliant society are polluting environments worldwide

Pollution

Another step forward on universal quantum computer

Researchers have demonstrated holonomic quantum gates under zero-magnetic field at room temperature, which could enable the realization of fast and …

Quantum Physics

Saudi Arabia cuts oil production in July despite agreement to hike output

OPEC's oil production ticked higher in July, but cuts by top exporter Saudi Arabia weighed on the 15-member group's output just one month after it …

Oil

How to Make a Minimal Home Feel Warm, Cozy, and Inviting (Yes, It's Possible)

<i>Julie Van Daele is the</i> founder <i>of Well Received, a creative consulting agency for design-driven brands. She has extensive experience in the home and</i> …

Home Decorating

How brand new science will manage the fourth industrial revolution

It's about artificial intelligence, data, and things like quantum computing and nanotechnology. Australian National University's 3A Institute is …

Artificial Intelligence

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NASA spotted a vast, glowing 'hydrogen wall' at the edge of our solar system

There's a "hydrogen wall" at the edge of our solar system, and NASA scientists think their New Horizons spacecraft can see it.<p>That hydrogen wall is the outer boundary of our home system, the place where our sun's bubble of solar wind ends and where a mass of interstellar matter too small to bust …

Space

'Brightest ever' Perseids meteor shower revealed in stunning new photos, ahead of the final chance for stargazers to see the shooting stars TONIGHT

The Perseid meteor shower arrived this weekend, stunning stargazers around the world as more than 70 shooting stars flashed across the night sky …

National Parks

'Incredible Hulk' comet, 13 times the size of Earth, has entered our solar system for the first time

It was at its closest to us last night<p>While there's a sure-to-be-stunning Perseid meteor shower coming up later in the week, another event took place …

Astronomy

This Magical Spray Will Tell Your Dog Exactly Where to Poop

With a simple spray, you'll have your dog potty trained in no time!<p>Wouldn’t it be nice if you could just point to a spot that you want your dog to go …

Pets

13 Super Foods to Lose Belly Fat and Lead a Healthy Life, Based on Science

You probably know the saying: You are what You eat. It's an old saying but a very true one. Eating right is the most important thing when it comes to losing belly fat and leading a healthy life. This article will include a list of 7 super foods which can help you lose more belly fat and remain …

Nutrition

DARPA pushes for AI that can explain its decisions

Companies like to flaunt their use of artificial intelligence to the point where it's virtually meaningless, but the truth is that AI as we know it is still quite dumb. While it can generate useful results, it can't explain <i>why</i> it produced those results in meaningful terms, or adapt to ever-evolving …

Artificial Intelligence

This robot will draw and erase anything on your walls

Scribit is a drawing robot that can turn your walls into a work of art. The little bot raised over $1.6 million on Kickstarter, crushing the …

Robotics

Defining "Medicare for all"

Let’s jump into the debate Democrats are going to be having for at least the next two years: What, exactly, constitutes “Medicare for All”?<p><b>Why it</b> …

Health Care

DIY Cob Cabin

In 2016, I moved to California to build a “palletable cobin” — a cabin built with heat-treated pallets, insulated with straw, and covered with cob. I …

Framing

Santorini’s Small Architect’s House Is Sweet, Stylish, and Gloriously Cycladic

Located in Pyrgos, the highest village of Santorini, the Small Architect’s House offers a refreshing mix of authenticity and quirkiness, along with …