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Ludwig Boltzmann and Statistical Mechanics

Ludwig Boltzmann and co-workers in Graz, 1887<p>On February 20, 1844, Austrian physicist and philosopher <b>Ludwig Boltzmann</b> was born. His greatest …

Nasa have discovered a planet so unusual, it could rewrite the astronomy books

WASP-18b has an atmosphere consisting of deadly carbon monoxide.<p>A Nasa-led team has found evidence of a mysterious planet that is so unusual, it …

Neil deGrasse Tyson called out flat-earthers — here's what would happen if the Earth were actually flat

Neil deGrasse Tyson recently called out flat-earthers in one tweet:<p>It's not just lunar eclipses that would look different if Earth were actually flat. Sports, plants, and even the oceans would be radically different. With help from Caleb Scharf — author of "The Zoomable Universe" and director of …

Flat Earth Society

Watch: MIT scientists created a new method to mix oil and water

Everyone knows water and oil don’t mix—or at least, don’t stay mixed. Think about how you need to shake your vinaigrette salad dressing before using it every time, and how the oil separates out from the other ingredients after you let the bottle sit for a minute or two. A group of scientists from …

Recipes

Blood groups beyond A, B and O: what are they and do they matter?

<i>This week we’re running a series in collaboration with the Australian Red Cross Blood Service looking at blood: what it actually does, why we need</i> …

Gene Therapy Treatment Offered to Cancer Patients Saves Lives

Cancer is a nasty disease that affects millions of people throughout the world. With as many as one on every two people being diagnosed with some …

Cancer

Dragonfly Wings Can Rip Apart Bacteria Without Antibiotics

We finally know why.<p>Special bacteria-killing surfaces constitute a highly active area of research and development. Strategies to construct them vary …