Aagam Shah

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Um, Where Did This Little Orphan Planet Come From?

"I had often wondered if such solitary objects exist, and now we know they do."<p>How do planets—ours, and the others that stud the universe—actually form?<p>Our current, best knowledge posits that planets emerge from the formation of stars. Through a process like this:<p>A star and its planets form out of …

Why Scientists Held Back Details On A Unique Botulinum Toxin

Scientists have discovered the first new form of botulinum toxin in over 40 years, but they're taking the unusual step of keeping key details about it secret.<p>That's because botulinum toxin is one of the most poisonous substances known. It causes botulism, and the newly identified form of it can't …

This Is What Happens To Your Brain When You Get A Concussion

For years the NFL claimed that concussions and the resulting neurological conditions of its players were rare. But an investigation into the dark history of concussions in the NFL published by PBS Frontline and new scientific studies show multiple blows to the head cause serious permanent brain …

The Brain

Heat capacity

<b>Heat capacity</b> or <b>thermal capacity</b> is a measurable physical quantity equal to the ratio of the heat added to (or removed from) an object to the …

The Most Interesting Photography From All That Is Interesting

photography<p>Be it daguerrotype or digital, the photo is one of the few tangible, intelligible links we have to the past. Photography, then, is as much …

Newton's Universal Law of Gravitation

How Isaac Newton's encounter with that apple ended up helping send rockets into space<p>Newton's equation first appeared in the <i>Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica</i>, July 1687. It describes why that apple fell from that tree in that orchard in Lincolnshire. Whether or not that apple actually …

Brains Sweep Themselves Clean Of Toxins During Sleep

While the brain sleeps, it clears out harmful toxins, a process that may reduce the risk of Alzheimer's, researchers say.<p>During sleep, the flow of cerebrospinal fluid in the brain increases dramatically, washing away harmful waste proteins that build up between brain cells during waking hours, a …

Blush, A Radiator That Simulates Capillaries & Blushes Red When Warm

Blush is a radiator by Icelandic designer Thorunn Arnadottir that is covered in thermochromatic paint and both looks like and simulates capillaries. …

The center of the galaxy as seen on NASA’s HD LCD Science Visualization Screen at the Ames Research Center. AWESOME

The center of the galaxy as seen on NASA’s HD LCD Science Visualization Screen at the Ames Research Center. AWESOME.

Sky survey detects rare supernova

Since February, researchers have been searching the skies for certain types of stars and have made some significant early discoveries.<p>The first is …

Google Has Added Quantum Physics To 'Minecraft' [Video]

It's as trippy as you suspect.<p>"Minecraft," the Lego-style, build-your-own-game game, has been the canvas for some awesome projects. (For just one example: this gigantic scientific graphing calculator.) Now Google's Quantum A.I. Lab is taking it in an even weirder direction: quantum physics.<p>The team …

Quantum Physics

Stargazing in Scotland: a holiday where dark skies are welcome

Do you live by the moon? Steve Owens does. On nights when there is no moon, Steve goes to work, and tonight he's out on a lonely hill in Dumfries and Galloway with his telescope.<p>"We'll take a look," he says. "Jupiter should be visible."<p>Half an hour later, we are admiring several Jovian moons and …