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Bing versus Google Challenge. Would you bet against Bing?

Bing Challenge research study<p>In an online survey conducted by Answers Research among 1,054 online respondents, the majority of participants chose …

AdWords

Why Google Glass Is Creepy

Every new technology causes initial public discomfort. It took society a long time to accept cell phones as commonplace. Before that, television. And …

David Pogue

10 Steps to a Successful School iPad Program

Portions excerpted from new book, "<b>iPad in Education for Dummies</b>" by Sam GliksmaniPads have certainly become a highly desired commodity in education. …

Education Technology

The $1.3B Quest to Build a Supercomputer Replica of a Human Brain

• Author: Jonathon Keats. Jonathon Keats Science<br>• Date of Publication: 05.14.13. 05.14.13<br>• Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p><b>Even by the standards of</b> …

Using iPad Screencasting for Feedback and Assessment

Screencasting is the process of capturing the screen interactions on your computer - usually along with an audio narrative. It's been a very …

Education Technology

A one-in-a-billion dinosaur find

<i>Time for another guest post on the Lost Worlds, this time from curator of dinosaurs at the Royal Tyrrell Museum, Donald Henderson. The fossil</i> …

Video: Strong winds pushed ice sheets ashore at Minnesota lake

Ice from Mille Lacs Lake reached doors and windows of homes at Izatys Resort on Saturday, May 11. Many described it as looking like a mini …

Weather

Feynman: his birthday, his diagrams and his lectures | Jon Butterworth | Life & Physics

This evening BBC2 will show a documentary by Chris Riley about a remarkable man; Richard Feynman. Yesterday, on the 95th anniversary of Feynman's …

Elaine Morgan and the Aquatic Ape

I first learned of Elaine Morgan and the aquatic ape theory from a botanist. He had seen a television special on the theory and briefly followed up …

Making New Elements

How scientists create superheavy atoms.<p>Last year, scientists in Germany set out to create the heaviest known element in the universe: element 119. For five months, they attempted to fuse the atoms of two lighter elements to form one large atom with 119 protons in its nucleus. Like other …

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Cooler spring weather does not equal a cooling climate

It’s not uncommon to see pockets of unusually cold air in a warming world. Why? Because weather does not equal climate.<p>Here we go again! We’re in the …

Global Warming

How Facebook Used Science To Design More Emotional Emoticons

With the help of a psychology professor and a Pixar illustrator, Facebook is trying to make our messages a little more emotional.<p>In 1872, Charles Darwin published <i>The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals</i>, a book that cataloged emotional expressions in humans and their link to the animal …

Why pear shape may explain matter vs. antimatter - Futurity

U. MICHIGAN (US) — The first direct evidence of pear-shaped nuclei in exotic atoms may …

Chemistry

Your Brain Catches Grammar Errors Even When You Don't Realize It

The pedant within<p>The brain does all kinds of amazing things while you're not paying attention (you know, like regularly remind you to breathe). But it's also engaged in less critical but equally interesting tasks, like correcting the grammar of the person sitting across from you at dinner. A …

Astronomers Spot A Planet Using Einstein's Theory Of Relativity

First proposed 10 years ago, the method recently helped scientists locate a super-hot gas giant 2,000 light-years away.<p>A different algorithm for discovering planets recently proved its mettle, identifying a new planet that's like a bigger, hotter Jupiter.<p>A team of astronomers from Israel, the U.S. …

Neil deGrasse Tyson's remake of Carl Sagan's 'Cosmos' headed to Fox in 2014

Neil deGrasse Tyson's reboot of astrophysicist Carl Sagan’s groundbreaking documentary series, <i>Cosmos: A Personal Journey,</i> is finally on its way to television. Fox made the official announcement during its advertising upfront presentation at New York’s Beacon Theatre on Monday, reports <i>The Los</i> …

Skylab: America’s First Home in Space Launched 40 Years Ago Today | WIRED

With all the futuristic talk today about missions to Mars, lunar bases and asteroid mining, it's easy to forget that man has already been living off …

In Dan Brown's 'Inferno,' numeric riddles and controversial science mix - Cosmic Log

TODAY's Matt Lauer and bestselling author Dan Brown discuss the author's newest book, "Inferno," and take a tour of Brown's library, which he calls "the fortress of gratitude."<p>Dan Brown's "Inferno," the latest thriller from the author of "The Da Vinci Code," is another globe-trotting, world-saving …

Joe Farman: the ozone layer and the occasionally silly progress of science

Joe Farman died this weekend. Obituaries appeared on the BBC and Telegraph on Monday night.<p>As one of the scientists who helped find the "hole" in the …

Chris Hadfield: astronaut, troubadour, tweeter – and a true Space Oddity

There was danger, hard graft, and the usual antics of life in orbit, but for millions of onlookers the latest mission to the International Space …

What Is It About Bees And Hexagons?

Solved! A bee-buzzing, honey-licking 2,000-year-old mystery that begins here, with this beehive. Look at the honeycomb in the photo and ask yourself: (I know you've been wondering this all your life, but have been too shy to ask out loud ... ) Why is every cell in this honeycomb a hexagon?<p>Bees, …

Could an app replicate the placebo effect?

New research shows deception isn't needed to induce healing effects with fake meds<p>Daniel Jacobs believes in the placebo effect, the well-documented but not well-understood phenomenon in which sick patients sometimes feel the same healing effects from swallowing a sugar pill that they would from …