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The Higgs Boson Explained in Layman's Terms

<i>How can you explain Higgs Boson to a layman? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Richard Muller, professor of physics at UC Berkeley, author of Now: The Physics of Time, on Quora.</b><p>In the theory …

Pay Your Respects To The Night’s Watch From ‘Game of Thrones’ With This Video

Somewhere in the morally-muddled world of HBO’s <i>Game of Thrones</i> rests the Night’s Watch. The Night’s Watch are the scourge of society, the murderers, thieves, rapists, and bastards that were sent away into exile in exchange for being allowed to live. The catch is that they must spend the rest of …

Indigenous Australians most ancient civilisation on Earth, DNA study confirms

Clues left in genes of modern populations in Australian and Papua New Guinea enable scientists to trace remarkable journey made by first human explorers<p>Claims that Indigenous Australians are the most ancient continuous civilisation on Earth have been backed by the first extensive study of their …

Anthropology

Credit Card Contracts Literally Too Hard To Read For Most

Consumer<p>A new study finds that credit card agreements are literally too hard for most Americans to read.<p>The analysis of more than 2,000 current credit card agreements by the CreditCards.com found that they are typically written at the 11th-grade reading level. But half of Americans read at the …

Research

There is a possible link between car exhausts and Alzheimer's

Iron is known to be toxic to brain cells, and tiny magnetic iron particles (magnetite) are thought to be involved in the development of neurological disorders. Now, for the first time, we have identified the abundant presence of these highly reactive particles in human brains.<p>Previous studies have …

Protests over black girls’ hair rekindle debate about racism in South Africa

By Krista Mahr<p>PRETORIA, South Africa — In recent years, staff members at the prestigious Pretoria High School for Girls in South Africa’s administrative capital had taken to telling black students to “fix” their hair, according to some current and former pupils. Exactly what “fix” meant depended on …

South Africa

The Multiverse Idea Is Rotting Culture

What looks at first glance like an opening up of possibilities is actually an attack on the human imagination.<p>You might not like what I’m about to say about the multiverse. But don’t worry; you’ve already had your revenge. If there are an infinite number of parallel universes, there will be any …

Multiverse

WatchAir Wireless Smart Antenna Streams Local Live TV To Your Devices (video)

EPICT has created a new wireless smart antenna called WatchAir, that allows you to record and watch local live TV on your smartphone, tablet, …

Buried tectonic plate reveals hidden dinosaur-era sea

A previously unknown tectonic plate — one that has been swallowed up by the Earth — has been discovered in the Philippine Sea, according to a recent study.<p>Using images constructed from earthquake data, geoscientists have developed a method for resurrecting a "slab graveyard" of tectonic plate …

Colin Kaepernick Protests National Anthem Over Treatment of Minorities: 'There Are Bodies in the Street'

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick refused to stand during the national anthem before a game on Friday, protesting the treatment of …

Living Off the Electrical Grid in America's Capital

In the heart of Washington, D.C., Keya Chatterjee and her family live off the energy produced from a single solar panel. It started in 2006, when Chatterjee and her husband had a fight with their electrical company. They were so tired of the astronomical bills that they stopped power to their home …

Electrical Grid

There's a mysterious object doing a crazy loop around our solar system, but scientists have no idea what it is

Astronomers have nicknamed it "Niku," which means "rebellious" in Chinese, because of the object's reckless behavior.<p>An international team of scientists discovered the object using the Panoramic Survey Telescope and Rapid Response System (Pan-STARRS) in Maui, Hawaii. The study announcing their …

Apple could, and probably should bundle wireless earbuds with the next iPhone

Headphone makers have invented a dizzying array of methods to keep their buds lodged in our ears. These range from flanges, to memory foam, to ear hooks, to silica gel buds each offered in a variety of shapes and sizes. Unfortunately, the only way to know what works best for your particular anatomy …

You're eating a lot of fake, rotten olive oil — here's how to find the real stuff

Olive oil is perhaps one of the most delightful food staples on the planet.<p>But unfortunately, it's also one of the most commonly counterfeited foods.<p>As Larry Olmsted, author of the new book "Real Food/Fake Food: Why You Don't Know What You're Eating and What You Can Do about It," explained to Tech …