Robert Thomann

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3 Stunningly Scenic Landscape Wallpapers

Some of my favorite wallpapers are of landscapes, and these three high resolution images from Apple and Wikipedia are absolutely stunning examples of …

The US is experiencing a 'dramatic rise' in heroin-related deaths, CDC says

Deaths involving heroin have quadrupled since 2000<p>Heroin use in the US has more than doubled since 2007. In 2013, more than 500,000 people said that they had used heroin in the past year — a nearly 150 percent increase in just six years, according to a CDC report released today. And what's worse is …

Drug Addiction

Heroin use and addiction are surging in the U.S., CDC report says

Heroin use surged over the past decade, and the wave of addiction and overdose is closely related to the nation's ongoing prescription drug epidemic, federal health officials said Tuesday.<p>A new report says that 2.6 out of every 1,000 U.S. residents 12 and older used heroin in the years 2011 to …

Drug Addiction

MacTrast Deals: Mpow 3-Port Intelligent Car Charger | MacTrast

Sure, you probably already have a car charger for your iPhone, but does it have three charging ports, so your friends can charge their devices too? …

Everything you need to know about backing up to iCloud

Apple's built-in iCloud service is available for everyone and comes with 5GB of storage for free. With it, you can safely back up your iPhone, iPad, …

Einstein and Beyond

Read a National Geographic magazine article about general relativity and get information, facts, and more about dark matter.<p>On January 29, 1931, the world's premier physicist, Albert Einstein, and its foremost astronomer, Edwin Hubble, settled into the plush leather seats of a sleek Pierce-Arrow …

Physics

January 2015

Diversity

Concern as Japan's 2014 birth rate falls to record low

<b>Japan's birth rate slumped to a record low in 2014, health ministry figures show, dropping to 1,001,000 newborns in 2014 - 9,000 fewer than in 2013.</b><p>The fall is the fourth in consecutive years and comes as the estimated number of deaths continues to rise, at just under 1.3 million last year.<p>Some …

Your Diamond Ring Might Explain the Origin of Life on Earth

A geochemist re-examines the deep carbon cycle<p>In 1958, the Smithsonian Institution received a plain paper package in the mail. The only hint of its contents was the insurance on the brown carton, registered for one million dollars. Nestled inside the box sat the largest known blue diamond in the …

Earth Science

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50 Killer Science Desktop Wallpapers

These are the wallpapers you've been looking for.<p>Looking to "smarten up" your desktop background? Here's 50 examples of science and technology-themed eye candy that'll satisfy both meanings of the verb.

Does the human eye prove that God exists?

Darwin was baffled by it; Christians see it as evidence of the divine. Will science ever unlock the secrets of the human eye?<p><b>When the body of Dr Yoshiki Sasai,</b> an eminent Japanese biologist, was discovered in August this year, his death was widely mourned across the world of <b>science</b>. Not just for …

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Equation 'can predict momentary happiness'

<b>It has long been known that happiness depends on many different life circumstances.</b><p>Now scientists have developed a mathematical equation that can predict momentary delight.<p>They found that participants were happiest when they performed better than expected during a risk-reward task.<p>Brain scans also …

Happiness

Scientists find a way to create matter from light

Scientists have long theorized that you can create matter from light by colliding photons<i>,</i> but <i>proving</i> that theory has been a different story -- you need the right high-energy particles to even think of trying. However, it looks like that once-impossible dream is close to becoming reality. …

Giles Fraser says scientists are replacing theologians. Some thoughts on that

I enjoyed Giles Fraser's article 'Good luck, physicists, with those tricky "meaning of life" questions, and I appreciate the good wishes as he acknowledges the perceived transfer of intellectual leadership from theologians to physicists<p>This transition can of course only be for the best. And this …

The Science Of REAL Hoverboards

10 Mind-Bending Implications of the Many Worlds Theory

In quantum physics—the scientific study of the nature of physical reality—there is plenty of room for interpretation within the realm of what is …

10 Mind-Bending Implications of the Many Worlds Theory

In quantum physics—the scientific study of the nature of physical reality—there is plenty of room for interpretation within the realm of what is …

Where the Curiosity rover is now on Mars

The Curiosity rover is in a particularly interesting place now, creeping across a sand dune in a place called Dingo Gap on Mars. Breathtaking …

Mars Rover

29 Awesome Things You Didn't Know About Google (But Should)

What would the internet be without Google? Sure, there are other search engines out there, but the world's biggest and arguably its best one serves up over one <i>billion</i> results out of Mountain View, Calif., every day to people in 146 countries.<p>Its founders' mission back in 1995 -- aside from not …

Even boring collisions at the LHC tell us something - this time about cosmic rays

At the CERN Large Hadron Collider we spend a lot of time and effort trying to filter out the common collisions, so we can focus on the rare events. But even the supposedly dull stuff is helping to resolve some key questions about our universe<p>By the time it finished its first run, at the end of …

Neanderthal Burials Confirmed as Ancient Ritual

A 50,000-year-old Neanderthal skeleton discovered in a cave in France was intentionally buried.<p><b>A Neanderthal skeleton first unearthed in a cave in southwestern France over a century ago was intentionally buried, according to a new 13-year reanalysis of the site.</b><p><b>Confirming that careful burials</b> …

Antarctic voyage: here may be monsters

Researchers on the Akademic Shokalskiy drop hi-tech equipment over the side to measure the water temperature up to a kilometre down – and discover a curious anomaly<p>Guardian journalists Alok Jha and Laurence Topham are with the Australasian Antarctic Expedition en route to the Antarctic<p>Antarctica …

Scientists still waiting for clear signs of ozone hole healing | Reuters

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - - Earth’s upper atmosphere is still so saturated with ozone-eating chlorine that it will take about another decade for evidence that a nearly 25-year-old ban on such destructive chemicals is working, scientists said.<p>Full recovery of the ozone layer, which shields Earth …

Pixar Veterans Launch Vellum, An App To Help Authors Craft Pixel Perfect Ebooks

Vellum is an app for the Mac developed by a team led by two Pixar software veterans that are trying to make the process of creating ebooks less painful. The app allows authors to publish ebooks on Apple’s iBookstore, Amazon Kindle and Nook devices, but the advances here are in how the app enables …

Is the Universe a Hologram?

Researchers in Japan have taken another step toward supporting the theory that our universe is a hologram.<p>Yoshifumi Hyakutake of Ibaraki University …

Scientists Discover a Jewel at the Heart of Quantum Physics

Physicists reported this week the discovery of a jewel-like geometric object that dramatically simplifies calculations of particle interactions and …

Scientists Map Vast Reserves Of Freshwater Under The Seabed

Not all the water in the sea is seawater.<p>Scientists think there are vast reserves of fresh groundwater buried under the oceans — a potentially valuable resource for coastal cities that need freshwater.<p>A recent report in <i>Nature</i> estimates the amount of fresh groundwater around the world at about …