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How to Take a Picture of a Single, Ultra-Magnified Snow Flake

You—yes, you!—can help prove that no two flurries are alike. All you need is a good camera, a plastic bag, and some tape.<p>No two snowflakes are alike, they say. And yet: We rarely get proof of that. Our eyes perceive snow not as individual, idiosyncratic crystals ... but rather as uniformly fluffy …

What We Talked About The Most On Facebook In 2013

Facebook has released its 2013 Year In Review, which looks back at the stories, trends, and events that were shared most across the social network this last year. The year in review details the most talked about topics globally and for individual countries. It also shows the life events people felt …

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'Spooky action' builds wormhole between 'entangled' particles - Futurity

Physicists say that quantum entanglement—which Albert Einstein referred to as "spooky action at a distance"—might be intrinsically linked with …

Science minister hopes for UK role in manned mission to Mars

UK's deepening relationship with China and its role as 'trusted partner' of US puts country in good position for mission, minister says<p>Britain's deepening relationship with China and its role as the "trusted partner" of the US puts the UK in a strong position to co-ordinate a manned mission to Mars …

Nobel winner declares boycott of top science journals

Randy Schekman says his lab will no longer send papers to Nature, Cell and Science as they distort scientific process<p>Leading academic journals are distorting the scientific process and represent a "tyranny" that must be broken, according to a Nobel prize winner who has declared a boycott on the …

Martian lake was able to support life for thousands of years

An ancient lake on Mars was capable of supporting life for tens or hundreds of thousands of years, researchers reported today based on findings from NASA's Curiosity rover. In March, NASA announced that the lake was once capable of supporting microbial life, but little more was known. Now …

Good Riddance: 9 Cars That Deservedly Got the Ax in 2013

Let's be blunt: Some cars deserve to die. And for these vehicles, the time is right nowthey're getting the ax as part of the 2013/14 model changeover. Want one of 'em anyway? Well, root around, pal, because somewhere there's a dealer who will kiss y<p>Let's be blunt: Some cars deserve to die. And for …

Security Firm AVG Launches First Service To Block Mobile Location Tracking

It’s well known that advertisers track our browsing histories on the web to better target us with ads, but they’re increasingly moving towards tracking our locations too, because the history of your physical movements can be just as valuable to an advertiser as your virtual ones. Now security firm …

Norman Bel Geddes, prophetic designer and unsung hero

His vision was eccentric and, in some ways, remarkably accurate.<p>Tragic as it may be, many of the world's most prodigious minds fail to see their visions of the future vindicated. Hell, Nikola Tesla laid the groundwork for X-rays, radar, and the first great electric sports car, yet died he penniless …

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Lost Egyptian City Discovered by Underwater Archaeologist After 1,200 Years

For many centuries the fabled city of Heracleion was thought to be a myth, a place of amazing affluence talked about by Herodotus, frequented by …

How technology is creating a revolution on TV

Tablets and catch-up have changed our viewing habits to such an extent it’s creating a sea-change in the quality of programmes that we now watch.<p>The days of waiting impatiently for an episode of our favourite TV shows is over. We expect to be able to enjoy them at our leisure – either bingeing on …

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Oceans face 'deadly trio' of threats, study says | Reuters

OSLO (Reuters) - The world’s oceans are under greater threat than previously believed from a “deadly trio” of global warming, declining oxygen levels and acidification, an international study said on Thursday.<p>A whale dives into sea off the coast of Greenland's capital Nuuk October 17, 2012. …

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Big Data Is Too Big for Scientists to Handle Alone

Seven years ago, when David Schimel was asked to design an ambitious data project called the National Ecological Observatory Network, it was little …

Sweden tops list as best place for seniors - Futurity

A global “age index” reports that in terms of well-being and quality of life, Sweden …

Koalas face 'huge' fall in numbers as climate change bites, study warns

Call for change in Australia's land management practices to maintain shaded trees for animals to shelter in by day<p>Koalas could suffer a "huge reduction" in numbers unless Australia changes its land management practices to help mitigate the impact of climate change, a study has found.<p>The research, …

The Way You Walk is Tied to a Hole in Your Skull

On the bottom of your skull, there is a distinctive hole. The technical name for the opening is the foramen magnum – the “great hole” that the spinal cord and other critical soft tissues run through. This bone aperture has taken on great importance in the ongoing investigation into when the human …

Water on Mars: A Brief (and Extremely Long) History

The surface of Mars, new research suggests, is 2 percent water -- yet another reminder that the Red Planet may once have been blue.<p>The Curiosity rover has found water in the soil of Mars. Which is, on the one hand, big news: Water! Right in the soil of the seemingly barren planet! On the other …

Friday’s Big Global Warming Report: 5 Takeaways

Climate scientists express increased confidence of human link to global warming.<p><b>In the last century, the air and the water has warmed, snow and ice has melted, and the seas have risen. The world’s climate scientists already knew that, but they expressed renewed confidence in those troubling trends</b> …

The Week In Numbers: The Periodic Table Gets An Update, Curiosity Finds Lots Of Martian Water, And More

<b>2 percent:</b> the portion of Martian soil that was water in a recent analysis from the rover Curiosity<p><b>4:</b> the number of aluminum mirrors in these telescopic contacts lenses<p><b>66:</b> the number of radio dishes in the most ambitious ground telescope ever built<p><b>1969:</b> the year scientists first used the word …

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Size Will Matter In HTC's Comeback Campaign

The lump you see in a guy’s pants might someday be an HTC One Max. It’s expected to rank among the world’s bigger smartphones. Since the consumer electronics media are already giving it oh-baby reviews as giant phones form a new global fashion, the naked truth about this thing could help its …

Labor attacks Government's move to end announcements of asylum seeker boat arrivals

Labor's immigration spokesman Tony Burke has attacked the Federal Government's changes to announcements about asylum seeker boat arrivals, warning of …

Doctors Vacuum A 2-Foot-Long Clot Out Of Man's Leg

The human body is so weird.<p>So we don't know how 62-year-old Todd Dunlap is feeling right now. We just can't imagine. Last month, doctors vacuumed a two-foot-long clot out of his leg veins—a first for the state of California, according to UCLA, where Dunlap was treated.<p>Dunlap's doctors used a …

The Week In Numbers: Sad News For Life On Mars, Earth's Smallest Car, And More

<b>1.3 parts per billion</b>: the maximum concentration of methane in the Martian atmosphere, according to a new analysis from the rover Curiosity (sadly, this means the red planet is probably not home to living organisms)<p><b>260 million</b>: the number of surfaces in this astounding room designed by computer …

Alien frontier: see the haunting, beautiful weirdness of Mars

Mounted to the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter as it floats high above the red planet is the HiRISE telescope, an imaging device capable of taking incredibly high-resolution photos of the martian landscape. It's sent back nearly 30,000 photos during its time above the planet, which have been used by …

Articles about top 10 houses dwell week on Dwell.com - Dwell

Small but mighty, these compact dwellings prove that limited square footage doesn't preclude great design.<p>From a home designed by David Chipperfield in London to WORKac's New York duplex, here is what caught our eye over the last few...<p>From floating student dorms to concrete homes, catch up from …

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The Galaxy's Core Is About to Explode

The supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way Galaxy will soon consume a blob of gas and begin to radiate energy at a tremendous rate.