Travis Weedon

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Seth Meyers found a special way to tell Trump to resign

On Monday night's <i>Late Night with Seth Meyers</i>, the host poked fun at Donald Trump's recent Asian trip by mocking his clueless reactions in interviews …

Donald Trump

Why Can't I Make My Own Engine?

I usually get the same answer whenever I bring it up: “No, you can’t make your own engine. The castings are too complicated. How will you actually …

New Theory of Gravity Does Away With Need for Dark Matter

<i>Erik Verlinde explains his new view of gravity</i><p>Let’s be honest. Dark matter’s a pain in the butt. Astronomers have gone to great lengths to explain …

Dark Matter

Stamp duty receipts to fall as George Osborne's reforms take their toll

Annual stamp duty receipts are expected to show a drop from next week after a slump in the number of property transactions.<p>The Government will release its receipts for the 12 months to the end of March, which will reveal the full effects of changes to stamp duty made by George Osborne in December …

Housing

The weird science behind oobleck (water + cornstarch) - Futurity

Oobleck, that strange gooey substance ubiquitous at science fairs, is just a thick solution of cornstarch in water. But it's not as simple as it …

The Most Secretive Book in History

A bizarre medieval manuscript written in a language no one can read has baffled the world’s best cryptologists, stumped the most powerful …

Little-Known Second Verses of 10 Children's Songs

Either I had a really short attention span as a kid and never made it past the first verse of a song (which is entirely possible), or there are some …

In-flight science: how the world works when you're sitting on a plane

1. The wing myth<p>For many years we taught the wrong explanation for the way wings keep planes in the air. It was thought that the wing shape meant that air has further to travel over the top surface than the bottom, making the air above move faster to keep up, reducing pressure and producing lift. …

'Magic Island' may show Titan's oceans are hardly pacific

The sudden disappearance of a bright spot on a methane sea on Titan could add more proof that Saturn's largest moon is a lot like Earth – just colder and gasier.<p>Astronomers at<p>Cornell Universitywere flipping between radar images of Ligeia Mare, a sea of frigid methane on Titan's northern hemisphere. …

Aliens Exist And Will Be Found Pretty Soon, Say Scientists

It used to be that if you asked an astronomer if there was intelligent life elsewhere in the universe, you’d get some sort of hedged response involving the vastness of the universe and statistical probabilities that you’d expect from a diligent scientist.<p>I’ve asked this question recently of a few …

Solution to two long-standing mysteries of cuprate superconductivity found

At low charge carrier density, the microscopic flyovers revealed somewhat static, ordered electrons—the "frozen" stripe patterns—and the flow of …

Scientists pinpoint exotic new particle called quantum droplet | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In the field of quantum physics, you could call this a droplet in the bucket.<p>A microscopic "quantum droplet" - a new quasiparticle discovered by JILA physicists - is pictured in this artist's conception obtained by Reuters February 26, 2014. …

12 Crazy Materials Used to Make Alternative Christmas Trees

Tired of the boring old Christmas tree sitting in your living room? Then perhaps you should try sprucing up your home with one of these weirdly …

Christmas Trees

3 Strange Types of Eucalyptus Tree: Rainbow, 'Widow Maker,' Scribbly

Among Australia’s more than 700 Eucalyptus tree species are the colorful Rainbow Gum, the curious Scribbly Gum, and the lethal Red River ‘Widow …

Why H is the most contentious letter in the alphabet

The alphabet is something not to be argued with: there are 26 letters in as fixed a sequence as the numbers 1-26; once learned in order and for the "sounds they make", you have the key to reading and the key to the way the world is classified. Or perhaps not.<p>Actually, in the course of writing my …

August 2013

Fabian Oefner turns simple science into stunning art photography

Swiss photographer Fabian Oefner is known for using art to breathtakingly illustrate simple science at work. His latest series of images, called <i>The Invisible Dimension</i>, captures crystals of color rising in reaction to a speaker's soundwaves, magnetic liquid pushing paint into canals, and a flame of …

World's Thinnest Glass Created Accidentally By Researchers In U.S., Germany

Researchers accidentally discovered the world's thinnest sheet of glass, just two atoms thick.<p>Their chance finding — now immortalized in the 2014 edition of the Guinness Book of World Records, out this week — gives scientists a glimpse into the puzzling properties of glass, which behaves like both …

40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World

If you’re a visual learner like myself, then you know maps, charts and infographics can really help bring data and information to life. Maps can make …