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See a Map of the World Revealing Each Country’s Most Visited Website

It’s a Google Earth after all. At least according to a new map detailing each country’s most visited websites.<p>An impressive 62 countries count on Google, with Facebook coming in first for 50 other countries. Together, these two websites constitute true global Internet Empires–but we already kind of …

11 Hidden Messages in Company Logos

When Wendy's redesigned its logo in 2013, the company insisted the word "MOM" in the collar was unintentional. But plenty of other logos contain …

Astronomers Find Evidence Of A Rocky Exoplanet That's 26 Percent Water

Its fate is a glimpse into Earth's own future.<p>Hello? Is it you I'm looking for? Astronomers have found evidence of a small, rocky planet or asteroid whose mass is up to 26 percent water. Even Earth is only 0.023 percent water, by mass. This is the first time a rocky body with water has been found …

Universe

Should Nobel Prizes go to theorists or experimenters? Scurvy vs. the Higgs Boson

The 2013 Nobel prize for physics has sparked debates about whether we should reward theorists or experimenters. Although experiments are supposed to have the power to test theories, the history of scurvy shows that sometimes theories change the way we understand our data.<p>James Lind is celebrated as …

The moral life of babies

Research with very young babies suggests that the roots of compassion, empathy and moral reasoning might be in place from birth.<p>If you have any experience of babies you’d be forgiven for thinking of them as entirely selfish, self-oriented little beasts with scant regard for others. It has long been …

Peter Higgs responds to winning Nobel award for physics - video

Physicist and Nobel laureate Peter Higgs responds to winning the Nobel award for physics at a press conference in Edinburgh on Friday. Higgs was awarded the prestigious accolade jointly with his Belgian colleague, Francois Englert, for their work on the Higgs Boson particle. Higgs says he first …

How Water Purity Affects the Formation of Icicles

Scientists know surprisingly little about how icicles form, experimental physicist Stephen Morris told the Canadian Press.<p>Morris said it may seem a …

Help Save The Seahorse By Stabbing At Your iPhone

Introducing iSeahorse, a citizen science project for the armored fish.<p>Seahorses are awesome. They're covered in squishable armor that protects them from being crushed. They're one of the only fish species with a neck, as well as one of the few to swim upright. They push the pain of pregnancy and …

Juno craft, headed for Jupiter, resumes full flight operations

After a temporary glitch that occurred after Juno’s flyby of Earth on Wednesday – and after a short period in safe mode – the Jupiter-bound craft is …

The ethics of animal tests: inside the lab where marmosets are given Parkinson's

As a national debate is launched on animal research, Robin McKie meets the London scientists whose work goes to the heart of an ethical controversy<p>The marmosets in Room One of the animal laboratories of King's College London are typical of their species. They are lively and curious. No bigger than …