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The Racetrack at Death Valley National Park, California

Birds of Paradise

<b>In New Guinea</b> kangaroos climb trees, and butterflies the size of Frisbees dart through rain forests where egg-laying mammals scuttle across the muck. Frogs sport noses like Cyrano’s, and the rivers are full of rainbow fish.<p>Yet none of New Guinea’s wild wonders have fascinated scientists as deeply …

Night Gardens

<b>In the nocturnal narrative of a garden at night,</b> the dramatis personae are wildly fragrant blooms that unfurl in darkness like jasmine, tuberose, gardenia; luna moths with wings the color of celadon; and scarab beetles iridescent as opals. The moon, which illuminates this stage, borrows its light …

For a Second-Hand Clock, It's First in Reliability

A new atomic clock may be used to redefine the second.<p><b>A team of physicists at the Paris Observatory has been testing an advanced form of atomic clock that is so accurate it can measure time to within a single second in 300 million years. The clock could one day be used to redefine the second itself.</b><p>…

Field Trip on Mars

“There is no foreign land; it is the traveller only that is foreign.”<p>—Robert Louis Stevenson<p>Stevenson, a Scot, was exploring California in 1880 with his new bride. I’m one of a team of more than 500 travelers exploring Mars from California with the most sophisticated robot ever sent to another …

Photo of the Day: Best of June 2013

The World's Only Immortal Being

<b>The World's Only Immortal Being</b><p><i>The turritopsis nutricula species of jellyfish may be the only animal in the world that can never die of old age.</i><p><i>Since it is capable of cycling from a mature adult stage to an immature polyp stage and back again, there may be no natural limit to its life span. Scientists say the hydrozoan jellyfish is the only known animal that can repeatedly turn back the hands of time and revert to its polyp state (its first stage of life).</i><p><i>The key lies in a process called</i> …

How simple ideas lead to scientific discoveries

100 Years Of Bohr's Atomic Theory

<b>100 Years Of Bohr's Atomic Theory</b><p><i>Before Niels Bohr, atoms baffled science’s brightest brains.</i><p><i>For millennia, atoms had been phantoms, widely suspected to exist but remaining stubbornly invisible — though not indivisible, as their name (Greek for “uncuttable”) originally implied. By the start of the 20th century, physicists knew that atoms had electrically charged parts; the favorite model envisioned blobs of positively charged pudding studded with negatively charged plums (actually, electrons).</i> …

Google is developing its own Android game console - Report

<b>Newsbrief:</b> The Wall Street Journal [subscription required] reports that Google is venturing into the microconsole fray itself with its own …

Ancient Embrace: Amphibian, Mammal Ancestor Buried Together

Wildlife & Wild Places<p><b>An injured amphibian and a sleeping cynodont, a mammal-like reptile, shared a home before being trapped by a flash flood 250 million years ago, a new study says.</b><p>The unlikely cohabitants were found in a fossilized burrow in South Africa‘s Karoo Basin, an international team of …

New 'Charmed' Particle Represents Rare State of Matter

A new type of particle may have shown up independently at two particle accelerators, physicists say. The particle, made of four quarks (the …

Life Discovered In Space: 12 Years After

Life Discovered In Space: 12 Years After<p>Existing theories about the origin of life on earth and existence of life in the universe are likely to undergo changes following recent experiments conducted by Indian scientists, which found evidence of live bacteria cells at a height of 41 km from the earth's surface. Under a joint research project, the Pune-based inter-university centre for astronomy and astrophysics (IUCAA) and the Indian space research organisation (ISRO), highly sterilised probes …

Spill a lot? NeverWet's ready to coat your gear

Waterproof and water-resistant products have nothing on NeverWet. The superhydrophobic coating, now available in stores, repels liquids like you've never seen before.<p>Imagine spilling red wine or chocolate syrup on your shirt, only to watch it glide off as if nothing ever happened in the first …

Nanotech

The first 3D-printed battery is as tiny as a grain of sand

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Credit: Harvard<p>Imagine a computer so small it could slip through the human bloodstream. At just a millimeter in width, a new …

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The City Of San Francisco Constructed From Jelly

When you think of art and landscapes, you might have visions of expansive paintings, time-lapse videos or sweeping panoramic photographs - you're …

Indonesian photographer Hengki Koentjoro takes some pretty fantastic photos above water, but his underwater photos are made extra magical

Indonesian photographer Hengki Koentjoro takes some pretty fantastic photos above water, but his underwater photos are made extra magical.<p>You’ll spot sharks, coral, and fish of the likes we’ve never seen before.