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Scientists amplify mineral's CO2-storing ability

By speeding up magnesite's natural process, they may have opened the door for a large-scale climate change solution.<p>Scientist have recently warned …

Climate Change

Everything you need to know about clouds

We stare at clouds all the time, whether trying to figure out what they look like or if they're bringing rain. Yet most of us know very little about …

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Distant star system proves Einstein right again

New research shows that even massive neutron stars fall at the same rate, regardless of their mass or composition.<p>One of Albert Einstein's most …

Volcano 'music' may help us predict eruptions

They make more noises than just explosive booms.<p>Plenty of eerie sounds can be heard around Earth, including electrons that surround the planet, but …

There's a scientific reason you might be feeling hangry right now

Some days, just trying to survive until lunchtime can feel like you've landed a reluctant role in "The Hanger Games."<p>Only the combination of hunger …

No mirage: Amazing new water harvester turns air into fresh water, even in the desert

Water harvesting involves technology with the miraculous ability to net water from the air and transform it into the drinkable stuff. It's a concept …

Are hurricanes linked to global warming?

Climate change doesn't cause tropical storms, scientists say, but it is an increasingly significant factor in the way many of them unfold.<p>Global …

Why did scientists spend 14 years staring at clocks?

As anyone who's ever languished in a waiting room will attest, a clock doesn't tick faster when you stare at it.<p>In fact, time seems to be a …

Quantum entanglement demonstrated at a level visible to the naked eye

Scientists entangle 2 objects on the macroscopic level for first time.<p>Few phenomena in quantum physics seem as close to magic as entanglement. …

Scientists can see cells moving inside live animals for the first time

You probably never imagined the inner ear of a developing zebrafish could hold so much drama.<p>There’s the immune cell trying to establish a …

Fish

Do trees have a heartbeat?

Researchers liken the nightly movement of branches to a pulse.<p>Trees don't seem to do all that much. Occasionally their branches might sway in the …

Ecology

Breaking: Researchers at CERN break “The Speed of Light”

Scientists said on Thursday they recorded particles travelling faster than light - a finding that could overturn one of Einstein's fundamental laws …

Water might be the weirdest liquid in the universe, and now we know why

H2O might seem simple, but how it arranges itself is bizarre.<p>Water might seem ubiquitous and ordinary; it covers 71 percent of the Earth's surface, …

Chemistry

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Stephen Hawking’s final Reddit post is going viral over its ominous warning about robots

Famed physicist Stephen Hawking died Tuesday at the age of 76, and before he departed this world, he left us with warnings that Earth is headed for a …

15 Science Mysteries No One Has Figured Out

A few things we know about the universe: it's infinite, it's littered with black holes, and thinking about it can make your brain hurt. And one of …

11 startling stats about Earth's disappearing wildlife

Our planet has lost 58 percent of its vertebrate animals since 1970, according to a new report, but there's still time to save the rest.<p>Earth is most …

10 national animals that are rare, unusual, endangered or completely nonexistent

Why shouldn't a unicorn hold such a lofty national position?<p>If Benjamin Franklin had had his way, America's national animal would be the turkey, an …

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Science is on verge of understanding déjà vu

There's a reason for that been-there-done-that feeling.<p>Science, however, has a different take on this familiar feeling, and research around the world …

Scientists make first direct observation of 'electron frolic' behind the northern lights

A Japanese satellite sheds new light on pulsating auroras.<p>Aurora borealis and australis, also known as the northern and southern lights, have …

11 images of volcanoes as seen from space

Grimsvotn in Iceland<p>This natural-color image was taken on May 21, 2011, by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard the Terra …

Baby sea turtles walk on treadmills for science

Baby sea turtles have to grow up fast. Granted, they don't actually reach adulthood until they're 10 to 50 years old, depending on the species, but …

This may be a really bad year for earthquakes

The planet has been gradually slowing its rotation.<p>It could be a groundbreaking year — in the worst way possible.<p>Normally, when someone tells you …

Physicists create quantum experiment where time moves backwards

The research could help to finally solve the mystery as to why time only seems to move forward.<p>Many a poet has bemoaned the steady march of time, its …

Graphene material turns into diamond-like armor when shot with a bullet

The incredible wonder-material, graphene, never ceases to amaze.<p>Bulletproof vests of the future could be made of a swank, super-flexible material …

Glowing plants might soon light your home

Scientists created the glowing effect without any genetic modification.<p>Imagine walking out into your backyard at night and taking a stroll through a …

Physicists just discovered a new form of matter that was hypothesized almost 50 years ago

It's called excitonium, and its discovery could be of 'cosmic significance.'<p>If you thought that identifying all of the states of matter was "old …

Winning photos capture awe-inspiring moments of science

From olive oil raindrops to a contemplative polar bear, the winners in this year's Royal Society Publishing Photography Competition have one thing in …

Neuroscience Says Listening to This Song Reduces Anxiety by Up to 65 Percent

Sure to both stir your soul and calm your nervous system.<p>Everyone knows they need to manage their stress. When things get difficult at work, school, or in your personal life, you can use as many tips, tricks, and techniques as you can get to calm your nerves.<p>So here's a science-backed one: make a …

The Brain