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Wanna clone your dog like Barbara Streisand? Here are four things you need to know

This week, a <i>Variety</i> cover story broke the most newsworthy animal cloning story since Dolly the sheep. Before Samantha, Barbra Streisand’s well-loved …

'Diamond rain' falls on Saturn and Jupiter

<b>Diamonds big enough to be worn by Hollywood film stars could be raining down on Saturn and Jupiter, US scientists have calculated.</b><p>New atmospheric data for the gas giants indicates that carbon is abundant in its dazzling crystal form, they say.<p>Lightning storms turn methane into soot (carbon) which …

Astronomy

Why Not Just Dispose Of Nuclear Waste In The Sun?

We could do it, but should we?<p>After FYI answered why dumping the world's nuclear waste into a volcano would be a bad idea, our inbox was flooded with readers wondering, "Well, how about shooting it into the sun?"<p>On paper, this is a fantastic way to wipe our hands clean of all that pesky waste. The …

Questions No One Knows the Answers to (Full Version)

Edmonton researchers' tiny discovery may revolutionize computers

<i>By Bill Mah</i><p>Edmonton nanotechnology researchers working with atom-sized materials have made a breakthrough that could lead to smaller, ultraefficient …

A Scientific Reason to Stop Peeing in the Pool

“There are two kinds of people in the world,” a lifeguard told <i>mental_floss</i> recently. “Those that pee in the pool, and those that deny it."<p>We really …

Watch a Powerful Electromagnet Shrink a Quarter to Half Its Size

Shrinking a quarter down to half its size sounds like a magic trick, but there’s nothing magic about this experiment highlighted by Physics Girl …

Rhode Island

Why Can't We Just Launch Waste Into the Sun?

It's easier to leave the solar system than it is to hit the sun.<p>It seems so obvious: we have all this garbage on Earth—including incredibly dangerous radioactive waste—so why don't we just launch it into space and be rid of it? In fact, why don't we just launch it into the sun where it would be …

Giant spacecraft arrives at Jupiter on July 4

<b>(CNN) —</b> A spinning, solar-powered spacecraft as wide as a basketball court will arrive at Jupiter on July 4 to study the giant planet and to take the highest-resolution images of Jupiter in history.<p>NASA's robotic Juno probe is carrying seven science instruments designed to help scientists figure …

Astronomy

Can We Create Artificial Gravity?

Yes, we can. We can totally create the artificial gravity seen in movies like <i>2001: A Space Odyssey</i> or <i>Elysium,</i> it’ll just cost a lot of freaking money …

How to Make Metal Coins Magically Float on Water

Coins are supposed to sink. When you toss ‘em in a fountain, they drop right down to the bottom, right? Not always. There’s a trick that can actually …

Newly discovered elements named after Moscow, Japan, Tennessee, added to periodic table

NEW YORK — You’ll soon see four new names on the periodic table of the elements, including three that honour Moscow, Japan and Tennessee.<p>The names …

India Just Launched an Adorable Mini Shuttle Into Space

India is joining the reusable space race. Its space agency has today launched a 22-foot space shuttle, that will be used test the country’s plans for …

What Is the Limit to How Far We Can Travel in Space?

Bad news, guys. There’s a limit to humanity. Even if we had the technology for interstellar space travel, we still wouldn’t be able to see most of …

Four Laser Beams Will Create the World's Most Powerful Fake Stars

Set lasers to star mode. The European Southern Observatory’s Paranal Observatory in Chile now has four powerful laser beams with which to create …

Watching a Spacecraft Wreck Tumble Through Space

On a clear night sky, you might spot an occasional shooting star or even glimpse the fast-moving International Space Station as it circles the …

Vandenberg Air Force Base

We Built the World’s Simplest Cell—but Dunno How It Works

The idea was daring, radical—dangerous even. Is it possible to build a living organism from scratch that’s smaller, simpler, more bare bones than anything now alive? Can we outsimplify nature itself and maybe get a peek at the raw machinery—nature’s secret formula—for the essence of life?<p>We—you and …

Levitating Sled Sets New World Speed Record

A new magnetic levitating (maglev) sled has blasted its way to a world speed record.<p>The lightning-fast sled is officially the fastest object of its …

Military

ISRO develops low-cost heart pump using rocket technology

The artificial heart pump has completed animal trials successfully and would be available for humans in a few years.<p>Indian Space Research …

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Hannibal Bank Seamount Expedition

10 Electrifying Facts About Nikola Tesla

Nikola Tesla, who was born on this day in 1856, has long been a fascinating and enigmatic figure. While his contributions to science went …

Is Mysterious 'Planet Nine' Tugging on NASA Saturn Probe?

The hunt is on to find "Planet Nine" — a large undiscovered world, perhaps 10 times as massive as Earth and four times its size — that scientists …

What's Inside a Yo-Yo That Keeps It Spinning?

Even the most basic yo-yo tricks depend on the toy’s ability to keep on spinning. But why does it spin so fast for so long?<p>The magic center of a …

Cool Stuff

This Tiny Satellite Could Be Your Own Personal Spacecraft From Just $1,000

We want one!<p>How much do you think a typical spacecraft costs? Millions, or even billions, of dollars? If you're talking about the kinds of vehicles …

Space Exploration

Power plant makes electricity out of cheese

Biogas is a well-established form of renewable energy. The sustainable resource can be produced from an endless array of raw materials, from plant …

Rocking Chair Uses Kinetic Energy to Knit Hats

Are you one of those people who has trouble doing nothing? I always have to be doing something – reading, knitting, crocheting, taking pictures – …

Knitting

This Biodegradable, Algae-Based Water Bottle Breaks Down When It's Empty

You can even eat it if you want.<p>With hundreds of millions of tonnes of plastic being produced globally every year, the race is on to find …

Pollution