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20 Things You Didn't Know About ... Graphene

<b>1.</b> It’s touted as a miracle material, promising everything from space travel to better hair, but there isn’t much to graphene — literally. It’s a …

Colorful Nebulas Decorate the Milky Way in Gorgeous Night-Sky Photo

<i>Miguel Claro is a professional photographer, author and science communicator based in Lisbon, Portugal, who creates spectacular images of the night</i> …

Astronomy

Neutron Stars and Pulsars

Neutron Stars<p>A neutron star is about 20 km in diameter and has the mass of about 1.4 times that of our Sun. This means that a neutron star is so …

Space

Move over, graphene: Iron ore mineral becomes newest 2D material

When it comes to new materials, thin is most definitely in. Brazilian researchers have created a new two-dimensional material called hematene, which …

Chemistry

Genius Garden Ideas: 10 Landscapes with Olive Trees

If you live in a climate warm enough to make an olive tree happy, consider your landscape dilemma solved. One olive tree, dramatically situated, is …

Landscaping

What Is the Most Massive Star?

The sun may be the most massive object in the solar system — it contains 99.8 percent of the mass of the entire system — but on a stellar scale, it's …

Universe

Philips unveils new ‘completely weatherproof’ outdoor Hue LightStrip with HomeKit

Philips announced a new outdoor lineup of Hue lights this past spring that consists of spot lights, bollard lights, and luminaries. Now the company is expanding its offerings, unveiling an outdoor version of its popular LED LightStrip.<p>The outdoor LightStrip has shown up as a new product on Philips’ …

Home Automation

The Wireless Camera That Lets Your Smartphone See Anywhere is Still Down to One of Its Lowest Prices Ever

This awesome smartphone accessory transforms your smartphone into a remote view finder, allowing you to see even the most hidden areas. Find out more …

Genius

This Awesome Periodic Table Tells You How to Actually Use All Those Elements

Americium could save your life.<p>Thanks to high school, we've all got a pretty good idea about what's on the periodic table.<p>But whether you're looking …

Chemistry

Master Gardener: How to protect plants from sunburn

<b>Q: Last week the immature melon fruits that I was growing were scorched from the sun and hot temperatures. I’ve heard that farmers use a chemical</b> …

Gardening

Why Aren't You Watching These Netflix Hidden Gems Yet?

Remember the feeling of flipping through channels aimlessly, and not landing on anything interesting enough to stop scrolling? Two hundred channels, …

Opener launches BlackFly fixed-wing VTOL flying car that doesn't require a license

Canadian-based aviation firm Opener Inc. has unveiled its new BlackFly single-seater aircraft, which it bills as a Personal Aerial Vehicle (PAV) and …

Universe's Expansion Rate Is Different Depending on Where You Look

Our universe's rate of expansion keeps getting stranger. New data continues to show a discrepancy in how fast the universe expands in nearby realms …

13 Sci-Fi Movies On Netflix That'll Actually Blow Your Mind

We live in an age where it's taken for granted you can plop down on the couch and have instant access to hundreds, if not thousands of streaming …

New South African Telescope Releases Epic Image of the Galactic Center

You’re looking at the center of our galactic home, the Milky Way, as imaged by 64 radio telescopes in the South African wilderness.<p>Scientists …

Learn A New Language Easier Than Ever Before with This Powerful App

Mondly is a feature-packed language app that's having one hell of a discount sale.<p>Thanks to modern inventions like the internet and planes that are …

An adorable six-legged robot will save your succulents

Side Note<p>Jul—09—2018 04:45PM EST<p>Very cute! Tianqi Sun/Vincross<p>Caroline Haskins<p>Meet this adorable, lovely, precious, perfect robot flower pot with six …

Blow People’s Minds With This $26 LED Light Strip That Flashes in Sync With Music

If you’re looking for a fun lighting solution for your next party, <i>Boy Genius Report</i> has found just the item for you. Find out more from <i>BGR</i> and shop …

Ask Ethan: Would Life On Earth Be Possible If We Were Anyplace Else In The Galaxy?

While there are hundreds of billions of stars in our galaxy, many with Earth-sized planets at the right distance for liquid water on their surface, there are great chances for life all throughout the Milky Way. At least, that’s what we assume. But isn’t it possible that the conditions we have at …

Universe

Bezos bets $1 billion on the future of healthcare as Trump tells the same old lies

Two men stood out when it came to healthcare last week. One put a billion dollars on the line as part of a bold vision for the future of treatment and medicine.<p>The other told the same old lies.<p>The former was Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, who shelled out big bucks for the online pharmacy PillPack. This ended …

Birth of a planet captured for first time as gas giant bigger than Jupiter swirls into existence

Even by astronomical standards it is a discovery that is out of this world.<p>Scientists have for the first time witnessed the birth of a planet, a huge gas giant many times the size of Jupiter, swirling into existence 370 light years from Earth.<p>The theory of how gas planets form from a vortex of …

Astronomy

How to Block Robocalls and Spam Calls

Are you getting too many phone calls from spammers and telemarketers? You can take several steps to battle against those annoying, unknown …

Identity Theft

Complex Organics Molecules are Bubbling up From Inside Enceladus

The <i>Cassini</i> orbiter revealed many fascinating things about the Saturn system before its mission ended in September of 2017. In addition to revealing …

Astronomy

How a Few Lucky Civil War Soldiers Started Glowing and Healed Faster

<i>Our editors delve into Curiosity's top stories every day on a podcast that's shorter than your commute. Click here to listen and learn — in just a</i> …

NOVA - Official Website | What Does an Atom Look Like?

What Does an Atom Look Like?<p>Published June 14, 2018<p><b>Greg Kestin:</b> So, what does an atom actually look like? Because it doesn't look like this.<p>If you …

The Surprising Reason Why Neutron Stars Don't All Collapse To Form Black Holes

There are few things in the Universe that are as easy to form, in theory, as black holes are. Bring enough mass into a compact volume and it gets more and more difficult to gravitationally escape from it. If you were to gather enough matter in a single spot and let gravitation do its thing, you’d …

The Best Advice for Growing Tomatoes

Homegrown tomatoes win the taste test over supermarket impostors time and time again. And, since growing tomatoes is so easy, there’s no reason to …

3D map of stellar systems in the solar neighbourhood

3D map of all known stellar systems in the solar neighbourhood within a radius of 12.5 light-years. The Sun is at the centre and the Epsilon Indi …

Vela X-1 is plowing its way through the galaxy

Every now and again you run into an astronomical object where everything about it is mind-blowing. And I get to share it with you! Let me introduce …

4 Common Myths About Ticks Debunked

When it comes to ticks, old wives’ tales are in great supply. Take, for instance, the one about burning an embedded tick with a lit match or the one …