Amanda Hart

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The Science Behind The Summer's Biggest Blockbusters

The answers to the most nagging, fascinating, and bizarre questions of the summer movie season.<p>How Strong Can Someone Become?<p><b>Inspired By Man Of Steel</b><p><b>THE PLOT:</b> In the latest remake of the 75-year-old comic franchise, Superman, an innocent farmer's son, discovers his powers and saves the planet from …

Humans May Evolve To Grow An Endless Supply Of Teeth

In the future, you--like the pufferfish--could have so many teeth that you'll wear necklaces made out of your spares. It'll be weird.<p>The pufferfish is a very curious animal for lots of reasons; it swallows air or water to make itself larger and more threatening, it combines its combining pectoral, …

A DIY Microwave Hack Downloads Cooking Instructions From Barcodes

For when microwaving isn't easy enough.<p>Inspired by a Reddit post suggesting food products carry QR codes that would allow a microwave to automatically follow cooking instructions specific to that food, developer Nathan Broadbent decided he could hack a better microwave, one that could download and …

Can Mammal Mothers Choose The Sex Of Their Offspring?

"Hmm, it seems to be a tough year for food. I believe I will have a litter of...females."<p>There's been speculation for decades about whether gender splits among offspring are truly random. Is it really just complete chance whether you'll end up with a male or female? A new study led by a Stanford …

Sinkholes: When the Earth Opens Up

The ground beneath our feet, our cars, our buildings, appears to be incredibly solid. But, rarely, that solid ground can simply open up without warning, dropping whatever was above into an unpredictably deep.hole. Sinkholes can be anywhere from a few feet wide and deep, to two thousand feet in …

The quest is to clone a mammoth. The question is: should we do it?

The idea would make headlines around the world and bring tears of joy to the planet's journalists. An adorable baby woolly mammoth, tottering on its …

How the Pentagon Could Destroy All Monsters

PM would like to offer the following advice when taking down massive reptiles that have bad intentions.<p><i>"James Cameron's Story of Sci-Fi" airs tonight on AMC at 10 PM Eastern. The third episode of this six-part series focuses on space monsters and how they've been portrayed in science fiction.</i><p><i>(This</i> …

Military

The Week In Numbers: A Planet That Rains Glass, NASA's New Hunt For Life, And More

<b>63 light-years</b>: the distance from Earth to the blue exoplanet HD 189773b, which looks like a cozy place to live—except its surface temperature is 1,000 degrees Celsius and it rains glass. Sideways.<p><b>5.5 million square feet</b>: the floor space of the new world's largest building, which could fit 20 …

Sick Of Paying Rent? Just Build Your Own Tiny Palace, Like These Guys Did.

A 360TB disc that holds data for more than 1 million years?

In the future, we might be able to save our history to a glass storage medium that could potentially outlive humankind. The new type of memory also touts mind-blowing specifications, such as 360TB per disc data capacity and the ability to withstand extreme temperatures up to 1,832 Fahrenheit.<p>By …

How to plan a round-the-world trip

Itʼs the ultimate trip: circumnavigating the planet, and stopping off wherever takes your fancy. Great for travellers who want to see it all, or who are just plain indecisive. But booking a round-the-world (RTW) trip can be a complex business. Hereʼs our guide to getting started.<p>How to do it<p>The …

Everest Base Camp

Space-time loops may help explain black holes

Science News<p>Physics cannot describe what happens inside a black hole. There, current theories break down, and general relativity collides with quantum mechanics, creating what's called a singularity, or a point at which the equations spit out infinities.<p>But some advanced physics theories are trying …

The Hardest Thing To Find In The Universe?

What is rarer than a shooting star?<p>Rarer than a diamond?<p>Rarer than any metal, any mineral, so rare that if you scan the entire earth, all six million billion billion kilos or 13,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 pounds of our planet, you would find only one ounce of it?<p>What is so rare it has never …

Coursera Hits 4 Million Students -- And Triples Its Funding

Coursera founders Daphne Koller and Andrew Ng don’t think small. Their Mountain View, Calif., online-education company is less than two years old, yet it already has attracted more than 4 million student signups. Now Coursera has raised $43 million in fresh venture capital, tripling its cash …