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How was Avogadro's number determined?

<b>Chemist George M. Bodner of Purdue University explains.</b><p>Contrary to the beliefs of generations of chemistry students, Avogadros number--the number of …

Mathematics

First Hi-Res Images Taken of a Molecule Breaking and Forming Chemical Bonds

Have you ever looked at a textbook diagram of the chemical bonds that make up molecules and thought to yourself, “This is just a dumb drawing — how …

First Study Of LSD's Psychotherapeutic Benefits In Four Decades Breaks Research Taboo

Today <i>The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease</i> published results from the first study of LSD’s therapeutic potential in humans to appear in more than four decades. The controlled, double-blind study, which was conducted in Switzerland under the direction of Swiss psychiatrist Peter Gasser, measured …

Ebola is scary, but antibiotic resistance should scare us more

Ebola is the stuff of nightmares. It causes profuse bleeding and organ failure and has a high mortality rate. But while the grim spectacle of dying patients in treatment centres in the affected African countries has stoked fears, cases in the west have been extremely rare in spite of a spate of …

Symantec Uncovers Sophisticated, Stealthy Computer Spying Tool

Like Stuxnet that came before it, the Trojan dubbed "Regin" appears to be the work of a nation-state.<p>Computer security researchers at Symantec say they have discovered a sophisticated piece of malware circulating the world that appears to be used for spying at Internet service and …

The Twisted Psychology of Busyness (You're Not as Busy as You Think You Are) | Inc.com

A recently released book by <i>Washington Post</i> reporter Brigid Schulte is getting a lot of media attention. When you read the title--<i>Overwhelmed: Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time</i>--you'll see why.<p>From parents to students to teachers to CEOs, is there a demographic category or job function …

Time Management

Vancouver Experiments With Prescription Heroin

Will it work?<p>Vancouver, one of North America's most progressive cities in respect to drug policy, will conduct a groundbreaking experiment: prescription heroin.<p>Following a clinical trial involving 26 subjects, doctors at the city's Providence Medical Clinic have earned permission to provide doses …

Impressive 3D Street Art Created with Recycled Materials

Portuguese street artist Artur Bordalo, aka Bordalo II, uses mixed media to create his own interpretations of the urban landscape and environment. He often composes his works using various found items that he merges together into beautiful forms. In that sense, his street art is unique because it …

Streetwear