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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 …

Nature

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 …

Geophysics

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 …

Physics

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 …

Chemistry

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 …

Gardening

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 …

According to Neuroscience, These Are the 10 Most Relaxing Songs Ever

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 …

Wellness

Physicists Just Found a Loophole in Graphene That Could Unlock Clean, Limitless Energy

Holy crap.<p>By all measures, graphene shouldn't exist. The fact it does comes down to a neat loophole in physics that sees an impossible 2D sheet of …

Chemistry

Physicists discover frightening new fusion method that could create unfathomable bomb

(Before you panic, it doesn't look like the new method is viable.)<p>The particles making up the nucleus of an atom are held together by an impressive …

Physics

Extremely rare periodic element behaving like it's from an 'alternative universe'

Berkelium defies quantum mechanics, according to breakthrough new research.<p>Lurking at the bottom of the periodic table is a group of super-heavy, …

Chemistry

What's the story with those amazing crop circles?

If you're looking for theories about UFOs and extraterrestrial life, you've come to the wrong place. Because though it's fun to believe in the …

Crop Circles

Farmers' Almanac warns of brutal winter

The 2017-2018 winter weather forecast should elicit cheers from skiers, boarders and snowmobilers.<p>But hey — if you're someone eager to start planning …

Weather

The simple science behind this 'boiling' sand

At one point or another, you've probably heard the phrase "boiling hot" applied to a desert. But unless you watch the video above, you've probably …

Science

The earliest evidence of the number zero found in ancient manuscript

Why this freshwater 'blob' is going viral

Bryozoans are fascinating aquatic invertebrates that survive in massive gelatinous colonies.<p>“It’s kind of like three-day-old Jello — a bit firm but …

Viral

Mysterious Babylonian Tablet Could Hold Math Secrets

An ancient Babylonian tablet whose purpose has been a longstanding mystery reveals that the ancient Mesopotamian civilization beat the Greeks to the …

Mathematics

Elusive 'ghost particles' detected bouncing off an atom

Neutrinos, or ghost particles, are notoriously difficult to detect, but researchers now have a tiny net to work with.<p>The mysterious wraith of the …

How germy is a birthday cake after someone blows out the candles?

What if you sat down to dinner and your waitress blew with gusto across the top of your meal before placing it front of you? Gross, right?<p>That's what …

Spectacular forestry dome shines like a gem in the woods of Belgium

Like a Russian Matryoshka doll, this shining dome houses another building within its shell. Architecture studio Philippe Samyn and Partners designed …

Belgium

The UK's newest nuclear power plant could literally shoot rainbows into the sky

A new proposal could lead to a nuclear power plant in the UK that literally shoots rainbows into the sky. UK-based master planning firm, One Creative …

Why Does the Sun Appear Orange?

<b>Why does our sun appear orange? Other stars appear white. Is it because of our oxygen and atmosphere? Does our sun appear white from a</b> …

Astronomy

Scientists unlock the mystery behind Roman concrete's amazing longevity

The very thing that causes modern concrete structures to corrode has sustained ancient Roman construction over eons.<p>Bloodlust, bad haircuts and the …

Roman Empire

Scientists solve an ancient animal riddle that stumped Darwin himself

Now this extinct giant mammal has a place on the tree of life.<p>If you were able to take a time machine back 12,000 years to the grasslands of South …

Evolution

Your own sweat may soon power your phone

Skin patch draws energy from sweat, can power a radio for 2 days.<p>Here's a new technology that might not be the first thing that comes to mind when …

Mobile

People once used nuclear radiation to grow really big plants

After WW II, a government program aimed to find a peaceful use for nuclear power. And thus, the atomic garden was born.<p>This promotional Atoms for …

Sometimes, it's just too hot to fly

And it's not because the planes will melt.<p>We're all familiar with the rampant cancellation of flights due to winter-related weather. Blizzards wreak …

Aviation

The sun may have an evil twin with a flare for mass extinction

Scientists call this infrequent visitor Nemesis.<p>Not every sun is an only child. In fact, the universe often gives birth to a litter of stars. And the …

Universe

Lab-created moths with a 'self-destruct' gene to be released onto U.S. farmland

It's the latest attempt to curb the population of invasive pests that eat cruciferous crops like broccoli.<p>The first-ever release of insects with …

Biology