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Pharrell's Ridiculous Grammy Hat Became An Internet Meme After Arby's Made Fun Of Him On Twitter

Pharrell Williams may have taken home four Grammy awards last night — including Producer of the Year — but all anyone was talking about was his ridiculous, oversized Vivienne Westwood hat.<p><b>First, it got its own Twitter account — @Pharrellhat— that in less than 24 hours has already amassed over</b> …

Memes

Which Movies Will Have Commercials During Super Bowl XLVIII? – /Film

For movie fans who don’t like football, the <b>Super Bowl</b> is basically a night of trailer premieres. Studios spend millions of dollars ($4 million per 30 …

Ryan Seacrest on Twitter: "Pink last night...u could see me taking this on TV haha http://t.co/oSpEcV67JD"

Replying to @<b>RyanSeacrest</b><p>“@<b>RyanSeacrest</b>: Pink last night...u could see me taking this on TV haha pic.twitter.com/3X9MfNBGSJ” awww<p>0 replies 0 retweets …

Beyonce, Grammy Queen: Raise a Gold Sippy Cup to the Night's Big Star

Yes, there was an awards show, but last night clearly belonged to Bey<p>So: Beyoncé. Once and forever, Beyoncé. Let's raise a gold sippy cup to the …

Vaccine deniers: inside the dumb, dangerous new fad

In San Francisco’s upscale Pacific Heights neighborhood, some 200 students from kindergarten to the eighth grade attend classes at the private San Francisco Waldorf School. On any given afternoon outside of the cheerful, modern white building, parents congregate to wait for their kids. Chit-chat …

Minecraft mod incorporates quantum physics into gameplay

A new <i>Minecraft</i> modpack called <i>qCraft</i> allows users to dabble in quantum physics using the game's world, according to a post from Google Quantum AI Lab Team.<p>The pack, which you can see in action in the video above, adds new blocks with quantum entanglement, superposition and observer dependency …

30 years of space shuttle missions: A salute in images

The shuttle era is over, but graphic artist Luke Wesley Price is determined to keep the memory from fading. A new photography book, written and designed by Price, collects some of "the most breathtaking and awe-inspiring NASA images from the space shuttle’s 30-year service history."<p>"Space Shuttle: …

First child 'functionally cured' of HIV remains in remission, scientists announce

In March, a team of medical researchers revealed that a two-year-old patient had been "functionally cured" of HIV after undergoing unusually early treatment with antiretroviral drugs. The instance marked the second documented case of HIV remission, and was the first such case involving a …

The science and magic of wine-making

Watching a cloudy, sweet liquid turn into a clear, alcoholic one – accompanied by the hiccupping of an airlock – is a treat<p>… a new friend is as a new wine; when it is old, thou shalt drink it with pleasure. <i>Ecclesiasticus 9:10</i><p>I grew up on tales of my Dad's 1970s homemade hedgerow wines. Their fruity …

The Myth of 'I'm Bad at Math'

Basic ability in the subject isn't the product of good genes, but hard work.<p>“I’m just not a math person.”<p>We hear it all the time. And we’ve had enough. Because we believe that the idea of “math people” is the most self-destructive idea in America today. The truth is, you probably <i>are</i> a math person, …

The gravitational orbit of any moon, planet, star or galaxy forms a helix, when you view it traveling through a time dimension

<b>The gravitational orbit of any moon, planet, star or galaxy forms a helix, when you view it traveling through a time dimension.</b> A 3-dimensional helix is a ‘slice’ of the 4-dimensional shape of the orbit of a planet; Y is a time dimension, X and Z are space dimensions. One 2D slice of a 3D helix is a circle, another is a wave. One 3D slice of a 4D helix is a sphere; a planet in a specific moment of time.<p>Interesting patterns are revealed when you start thinking about the 4-dimensional shapes of …

It All Began in Chaos

<b>The dust speck had been plucked from the tail of a comet more than 200 million miles away. Now, under an electron microscope in a basement lab at the</b> University of Washington, its image grew larger, until it filled the computer screen like an alien landscape. Zooming in on a dark patch that looked …

Stellar Space HD Wallpapers

Hey, space geeks! It's time to pimp your desktop with some fantastic, and why not to say, stellar space wallpapers! These are some high definition …

Space

How the Brain Creates Personality: A New Theory

Are you a mover, a perceiver, a stimulator, or an adapter? Modes of thinking can be understood in terms of how the top and bottom—rather than right and left—parts of the brain interact.<p>It is possible to examine any object—including a brain—at different levels. Take the example of a building. If we …

Heavy atoms help give black hole jets their power

Jets of a black hole known as 4U1630-47 contains heavy particles, such as iron and nickel. It helps explain why black hole jets pack such a …

Black Holes

6 Chemical Reaction GIFs That Will Make You a Smarter Person

Remember how much fun your high school chemistry class was? Neither do we. But that may be because there weren't enough explosions. Well, nowadays, …

Albert Einstein Reads ‘The Common Language of Science’ (1941)

Here's an extraordinary recording of Albert Einstein from the fall of 1941, reading a full-length essay in English:<p>The essay is called "The Common …

Every Nerd Will Love This Errol Morris-Benoit Mandelbrot Interview

"A formula can be very simple and create a universe of bottomless complexity."<p>Perhaps it's because they create an infinity of interesting from simple equations.<p>Perhaps it's because they suggest that many seemingly chaotic phenomena have an underlying order.<p>Perhaps it's because they were great early …

Here is the story of Romeo and Juliet: the Differential Equations Edition

Le Chatelier's principle

<b>Le Chatelier's principle</b> (pronounced /lə ˈʃɑːtəlieɪ/), also called <b>Chatelier's principle</b> or "The Equilibrium Law", can be used to predict the effect …

What is Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle?

How the sun shines and why the vacuum of space is not actually empty<p>The uncertainty principle is one of the most famous (and probably misunderstood) ideas in physics. It tells us that there is a fuzziness in nature, a fundamental limit to what we can know about the behaviour of quantum particles …

21 Science Fictions That Became Science Facts In 2013

If only Isaac Asimov could see us now. There's an old saying that science fiction is really just predicting — or helping prevent — the future.

A Line Of Jewelry Inspired By Illicit Drugs

We are craving Designer Drugs: a new line of jewelry from Aroha Silhouettes, designed after the hybrid molecular structures of illicit substances.<p>These wearable vices were inspired by a “fantasy laboratory” where dangerous drugs are turned into glitzy bling. Hailing from New Zealand, designer Tania …

Jewelry

What Does the Spleen Do? ft. Harvard Medical School

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Students describe their theses in a single self-mocking sentence

The 50 Most Dazzling Pictures From Space

Taking pictures in space ain’t just point and shoot. When a spacecraft is billions of miles from home, it takes an awful lot of data processing and …

Solar System necklace, Celestial gift, Statement necklace, Planet Necklace, Mothers day gift, Space jewelry, Galaxy Necklace, Space necklace

Handmade necklace with planets from Solar System.<br>Each pendant is printed on both sides.<br>See the Lookbook for our "Your space" collection here: http://bit.ly/V47rmd<p>→ Measurements:<br>• Quantity of planets is 7.<br>• Pendants are from 2.5, 1.8 and 1.5 cm / 1", 0.7" and 0.6" in diameter.<br>• Total length of …

fMRI scan indicating increased brain activity associated with happiness after a 20-minute walk vs. 20 minutes sitting. Go outside! 

fMRI scan indicating increased brain activity associated with happiness after a 20-minute walk vs. 20 minutes sitting. Go outside!