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It’s Not Without Caws That Crows Desecrate Their Dead

Kaeli Swift needed bodies.<p>Not real ones, mind you. After all, “I don’t want to haul around rotting animals,” the graduate student at the University …

Birds

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

Scientists Made the Fastest-Spinning Particles Ever to Test the Limits of Physics

Scientists made nanoparticles that spin around each other a billion times <i>per second,</i> the fastest mechanical rotation on record. They want to use …

Physics

New Super-Crisp Images of Neptune Show How Far Our Telescopes Have Come

This is a new picture of Neptune taken from the Earth. It’s nothing short of amazing.<p>You’ve probably seen better pictures of Neptune from when …

Astronomy

New Technology Allows Ground Telescope to Take Sharper Images Than Hubble

Adaptive optics is the future of astronomy.<p>In 1610, Galileo used a telescope to discover the four largest moons of Jupiter, and for more than two hundred years the only way to get a better look at the night sky was to build a bigger telescope. In the 19th century, astronomers began hauling …

Universe

How do insects survive the winter? Not the way we thought

A new study is revealing the science behind how some insects survive winters in harsh climates, and it goes against previously-believed …

Biology

Opposition to Breast-Feeding Resolution by U.S. Stuns World Health Officials

A resolution to encourage breast-feeding was expected to be approved quickly and easily by the hundreds of government delegates who gathered this spring in Geneva for the United Nations-affiliated World Health Assembly.<p>Based on decades of research, the resolution says that mother’s milk is …

Breast Feeding

These 18 Small Details From The "Back To The Future" Trilogy Will Blow Your Mind

Doc's shirt in Part II foreshadows Part III and more!

Movies

What happens in my body when I get a stitch?

Ouch! The cause of this common jogger’s affliction is still somewhat of a mystery…<p>A stitch is a sharp, stabbing pain just under the ribcage. It …

Yoga

We Finally Know Why There's a Bizarre Structure in Our Inner Ears Nobody Talks About

Time to change the textbooks.<p>Deep inside your ear there's a tiny thing you may not know about - a dead-end tube called an endolymphatic sac. Details …

Biology

Skyscrapers could soon generate their own power, thanks to see-through solar cells

Lance Wheeler looks at glassy skyscrapers and sees untapped potential. Houses and office buildings, he says, account for 75% of electricity use in …

Clean Energy

How I’m getting richer every day: 4 ways to increase wealth

I’m not hungry for money. Compared to several years ago, when I had less money, I still have the same life.<p>I wake up, drink my freshly brewed coffee, …

Personal Finance

Germany's Massive Nuclear Fusion Machine Just Smashed Another Plasma Record

Woohoo!<p>One of the world's leading plasma research facilities just broke a new record, showing we really are getting closer to the wonderful goal of …

Physics

Trump is creating his American caliphate, and democracy has no defence | Nesrine Malik

Officials quoting a holy text to justify repressive policies is something we who grew up in the Arab world have seen before<p>If there was a dictator’s playbook, the Donald Trump administration would now be on the “Instrumentalise Religion” chapter. Last week, in what sounded like the launch of a US …

Donald Trump

Scientists Discover A Second Brain In Human Body, And It’s Located In The Butt

The 'gut feeling' could be your second brain thinking.<p>It turns out those gut feelings or pits in your stomach may actually come from your second …

Whitest man’s burden: For an unlucky few, sunburn means a debilitating itch torture

Worst of all, it is an itch whose very existence is largely unknown to medical science. It is, in the parlance of its panicked sufferers, the Hell …

Death Is Weirder Than You Think

Why do some genes get more active when life ends?<p>Before we become ourselves, before we even have a brain, our cells are active: cleaving, dividing, …

Sugar Cravings Are No Match for a New "Switch" Discovered in the Brain

Tasting sweetness isn't always enjoyable.<p>As soon as sugar touches your tongue, your nervous system kicks into high gear. The tongue tells the brain’s …

Stick insects travel long distances—by being eaten by birds

Stick insects can’t travel long distances by themselves, but they’ve somehow managed to spread far and wide, even dispersing across unconnected …

What Can the Death of a Neutron Tell Us About Dark Matter?

(Inside Science) — Exactly how long a neutron lives is currently under debate. Now researchers suggest this mystery could be solved if neutrons …

This Is Your Brain on Sugar, According to Neuroscience

Insert joke about this video being "sweet."<p>Sugar, in its most basic form, is a natural and simple combination of elements. But when artificially …

Neuroscience

Broccoli is the only vegetable you actually need to eat, according to a doctor

The next time you go to make a green smoothie, you can put down the spinach and other vegetables and pick up something a little different instead.<p>According to Dr Rangan Chatterjee, the author of "The Four Pillar Plan" and a correspondent on the BBC programme Doctor in the House, there is only one …

Here's What We Learned From the Ads Bought by Russian Trolls in 2016

House Democrats released over 3,500 ads from Instagram and Facebook Thursday that were purchased by Russian operatives in an effort to disrupt the …

Alcohol 'Antidote' Seems to Work, But it Might Not Cure Hangovers

A new treatment comes with both good news and vague news.<p>You wake up, and the sun is peeking through your window. A brutal combination of dry mouth, …

Alcohol

This was the most viewed Facebook ad bought by Russian trolls

The most successful Facebook ad bought by Russian trolls managed to fool more than 1,334,000 people.<p>The post was a promotion for the Facebook group "Back the Badge," which claimed to be a "community of people who support our brave Police Officers." It was actually run by the Internet Research …

The answer to life, the universe and everything might be 73. Or 67

A crisis of cosmic proportions is brewing: the universe is expanding 9% faster than it ought to be and scientists are not sure why.<p>The latest, most precise, estimate of the universe’s current rate of expansion - a value known as the Hubble constant - comes from observations by the European Space …

Universe

Inside the Brotherhood of the Ad Blockers

Anyone who works in the $200 billion digital advertising industry should be scared of people like Mark Drobnak, because the ad blocker he uses is way …

Earth's Terrifying Magnetic Field Reversal Just Got a New Timeline

Cue a collective sigh of relief.<p>There are easily a dozen ways the age of humans could come to an end. At this point, an antibiotic-resistant plague, …

European Physicists Just Tested Quantum Entanglement in Massive Atom Clouds

Three separate teams all achieved the same result.<p>From tunnelling through impenetrable barriers to being in two places at the same time, the quantum …

This Neurologist Found Out What Happens to Our Brains When We Die

Only to realise 'Star Trek' had already explained the process in a 1988 episode.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE Germany</i><p>If we had paid closer attention to <i>The Simpsons</i> 18 years ago, the election of Donald Trump might not have come as such a shock. And if German neurologist Jens Dreier had …