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Why Bitcoin Needs More Women

There's really no such thing as an average Bitcoin user.<p>That's according to Lui Smyth, a London-based Bitcoin researcher who surveyed more than 1,000 Bitcoin users last year to get a demographic picture of the community. (He’s doing another survey this year.)<p>Smyth found Bitcoin users are atheists …

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It's time we fell back in love with science

A few decades ago, we used to revere scientists as heroes. These days, it feels like the Enlightenment has gone into reverse, says Alex Proud<p>Growing up in the 1970s, I loved science. I watched Tommorow’s World, I subscribed to a comic called Science and I spent hours trying to make bombs and …

Discovered: The 'very hairy' marsupial which dies from 'frantic' mating

Scientists in Australia discover new "very hairy" marsupial species whose males die from frantic mating sessions<p>Scientists in Australia have discovered a new "very hairy" mouse-like marsupial variety of a species whose males are known for dying after overly strenuous mating sessions.<p>The new …

You're The Last. The Very Last One. Now What Happens?

What happens if you are the last (the very, very last) of your species and you die — and humans notice?<p>We live, increasingly, at a time when extinctions are recorded, remembered, and the last animal (or plant) in its line, by virtue of its being last, becomes a kind of celebrity. Its finality …

25 Times Everyone Was BAFFLED, According To The Daily Mail

Thank you for bringing these incidents to our attention, BY DAILY MAIL REPORTER.<p>1) "The chemistry flops: Pupils baffled by O-level exams from the Sixties"<p>2) "The Chinese mummy that aged 300 years in a day: Experts baffled by 'perfectly preserved' body that turned BLACK just hours after its coffin …

Paranormal

Solar System necklace, Statement necklace, Planet Necklace, Mothers day gift, Space jewelry, Celestial gift, Galaxy Necklace, Space necklace

Handmade necklace with planets from Solar System.<br>Each pendant is printed on both sides.<br>See the Lookbook for our "Your space" collection here: http://bit.ly/V47rmd<p>→ Measurements:<br>• Quantity of planets is 7.<br>• Pendants are from 2.5, 1.8 and 1.5 cm / 1", 0.7" and 0.6" in diameter.<br>• Total length of …

For All Mankind: vintage Nasa photographs, 1964-1983 – in pictures

An exhibition detailing the achievements of Nasa – covering the golden age of space exploration – has opened, featuring over 100 rare photographs. Taken by men, women and machines over a 20-year period, it includes the first ever Earthrise seen by human beings. It continues at Breese Little in …

Science-inspired jewelry from William White’s Etsy store

Chickens Wear Prosthetic Dinosaur Tails, For Science

Simulating ancient gaits with barnyard fowl<p>The humble chicken is distantly related to the _T. rex. _This raises an important scientific question: How could we make chickens walk like they're little dinosaurs? A new study provides the equally important answer! And also video!<p>Researchers from the …

Paleontology

Self-Assembling Molecules Like These May Have Sparked Life on Earth

For Nicholas Hud, a chemist at the Georgia Institute of Technology, the turning point came in July of 2012 when two of his students rushed into his …

Big Pic: Curiosity Gazes At Earth From Mars

99 million miles away<p>Wave hello! This is what Earth looks like from Mars. Curiosity snapped this photo 80 minutes after sunset on its 529th Martian day, or sol, on the Red Planet's surface. Back on Curiosity's planet of birth, it was January 31, 2014.<p>A human standing on Mars would be able to see …

Astronomy

Rub away the tension with the trapezius tamer

After you've spent a long day hunched over a computer, the muscles in your neck and shoulders can feel like steel cables. Here's a great self-massage move using yoga therapy balls (or tennis balls) to rub away the tension. Called the trapezius tamer, this massage technique is demonstrated here by …

Is Your Pee The Right Color? [Infographic]

A helpful guide to urine appearance<p>Several times a day, human bodies release a stream of data about internal health. Unfortunately, the data comes analog, and so isn't immediately accessible as useful information. Now an infographic from the Cleveland Clinic offers a helpful breakdown of urine …

Cleveland Clinic

Forget the headlines – schizophrenia is more common than you might think

Schizophrenia isn't a specific, rare or rigorously defined illness. Instead, it covers a wide range of often unrelated conditions, all of which are also seen in people who are not mentally ill<p>Which illness frightens you most? Cancer? Stroke? Dementia? To judge from tabloid coverage, the condition …

Just Liking A Cause Doesn't Help: Internet Slacktivism Harms Charities

Contrary to some previous studies, research from the University of British Columbia says "liking" a charitable cause publicly allows people to feel they've done their part without committing any actual money or time to it.<p>Changing your Facebook profile picture, wearing a pink ribbon or signing an …

Social Media

7 Classics Every Doctor Should Read

A reminder to think beyond textbooks and journals; to always be a student of the human condition<p>As the odds against future physicians learning everything about the human body have climbed toward absurdity, the need to concentrate on the essentials of medical education has intensified as never …

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If you don’t have video in your content mix, you’re missing out. It’s simpler to make than ever, ...<p>November 1, 2017<p>Want to know how to make …

This Is How Your Brain Responds To Beer vs Coffee

We all know the drinking a coffee first thing in the morning, will increase your energy levels with its caffeine boost. But how exactly does it work? …

Tiny Silver Laboratory Microscope Necklace | Silver Microscope Charm Necklace | Science Student Pendant

Here is a darling little silver laboratory microscope necklace. The smallest and cutest you'll ever see! Perfect for any lover of science, biology, chemistry, students, biologists, chemists, professors and teachers! This whimsical necklace is perfect to give as a gift for someone you love, or as a …

A Gift-Wrapped Edible Present Equals Longer Sex (For Spiders)

He who comes bearing gifts spends more time with the ladies, at least in the world of spiders.<p>Aroused arachnids who remember to bring a “nuptial gift” — not just any gift, but an edible one, all nice and wrapped up in silk — get to mate longer with females. Literally, their copulation lasts 10 …

Insects

Free-Floating Planet Without a Star Found 80 Light-Years Away

An international team of astronomers have located a free-floating planet with no star 80 light-years from Earth. The planet, PSO J318.5-22, formed …

Video: Bill Nye explains Earth flyby of Juno spacecraft

Watch Bill Nye explain why the Juno spacecraft is being routed so close to Earth on October 9, and what the craft will do when it reaches Jupiter in …

An Innovation For Pain Relief That's Worthy Of Some Buzz

<i>In our</i>"Weekly Innovation" blog series<i>, we feature a new idea, design or product that you may not have heard of yet. We found this week's product on our list of reader submissions. Share an innovation with us by</i>using this quick form.<p>Kids have been fidgeting nervously at doctors' offices since the …

The New Chromebook Is Your New Supercheap Laptop

We like cheap.<p>Chromebook is one of the most underrated members of Google's hardware lineup (which also includes the Nexus line of tablets/smartphones and the Chromecast). The original pitch--a laptop that can only run the Chrome browser, no other programs at all--is not all that enticing, but in …

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