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Study: Marijuana Can Help Battle Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, and Addiction

The most comprehensive research review ever done on the topic found that marijuana can help battle depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress …

Cannabis

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New elements complete seventh row of the periodic table

Officials have approved the names of four new elements. The new additions are named after a country, three cities and a scientist.<p>Top scientists …

Scientists May Have Identified the Particles That Make Up Dark Matter

Mysterious and Dark<p>Understanding what dark matter is has proven to be amazingly difficult. Of course, one might expect this from a thing that is, for …

Physicists find atomic nucleus with a ‘bubble’ in the middle

Scientists have found the first experimental evidence that an atomic nucleus can harbor bubbles.<p>The unstable isotope silicon-34 has a bubblelike …

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How to Learn Something and Actually Retain It

<i>This article is part of</i> Tools of the Trade<i>, a weekly series in which a variety of experts share actionable tips for achieving fast and effective</i> …

20 physicists who revolutionized our understanding of the world

Physics is everywhere. It's in the most distant reaches of the cosmos. It's in the supermassive black holes raging in the center of galaxies and in the tiny fundamental building blocks that make up life on Earth. It's even in the seemingly empty space around us.<p>And every now and then a physicist …

The shapes of electrons: Solving a cryptic puzzle with a little help from a hologram

A recent discovery provides an innovative technique for calculating the shapes of electrons. This finding will help scientists gain a better and …

Names for four new superheavy elements formally proposed - ExtremeTech

By on June 10, 2016 at 1:46 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>It’s time to rewrite the chemistry …

Breakthrough Chemistry: We Can Now Create A New Form of Light

Shedding New Light<p>“We found a new way that the universe works that we didn’t understand before,” says Matthew Liptak, chemist and co-head of an …

7 Chemical Reactions That Are Mesmerising As Fuck

Playing these on loop.

A new analysis shows a surprisingly simple relationship between the way galaxies move, and the distribution of ordinary matter within them. Unexpectedly this seems to hold however much mysterious dark matter they contain. That’s funny.<p>On 25 August 2003, a Delta II rocket launched the Spitzer Space …

Dark Matter

Scientists Found a Significant New Source of Greenhouse Gases

A BUBBLING PROBLEM<p>The world’s increasing commitment to battling climate change is largely spurred by the glut of statistics that say how much …

Earth's oxygen levels are declining - and scientists aren't sure why

Scientists led by Daniel Stolper at Princeton University studied samples of ancient air trapped in ice in Antarctica and Greenland and made a …

Global Warming

Our Best View Yet of Molecules Moving Inside Living Cells

A new microscope developed at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts is allowing scientists track the position and orientation …

Reproducibility: Seek out stronger science

This article was originally published in the journal <i>Nature</i><p>Want to learn how to design an experiment or analyse data? Training is there if you …

The secret lives of long-lived particles

The universe is unbalanced. Gravity is tremendously weak. But the weak force, which allows particles to interact and transform, is enormously strong. …

Obesity genes probably didn't evolve to help us survive famine

Genes that helped our ancestors store fat in times of famine may have been useful, but whether they cursed future generations with a predisposition …

3 Physicists Win Nobel Prize For Theoretical Research Into Phases Of Matter

The Nobel Prize in Physics for 2016 has been awarded to three theoretical researchers for their insights into the odd behavior of matter in unusual phases, like superconductors, superfluid films and some kinds of magnets.<p>David J. Thouless receives half the prize, and Duncan M. Haldane and J. …

Physics

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 …

The science, drugs and tech pushing our brains to new limits

A recent explosion of neuroscience techniques is driving substantial advances in our understanding of the brain. Combined with developments in …

Molecular machines roll in for the 2016 chemistry Nobel

The 2016 Nobel prize in chemistry has been awarded to Jean-Pierre Sauvage, Fraser Stoddart and Ben Feringa for building a world of molecular machines.<p>…