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The 17 equations that changed the course of history

Mathematics is all around us, and it has shaped our understanding of the world in countless ways.<p>In 2013, mathematician and science author Ian Stewart published a book on 17 Equations That Changed The World. We recently came across this convenient table on Dr. Paul Coxon's twitter account by …

Mathematics

What Happens To Your Body When You Get Drunk And Stoned At The Same Time?

The science of the spins<p>The intoxicating effects of alcohol and of marijuana have been widely studied, but their combined effect—getting "cross-faded"—is woefully underexplored scientific territory. Here's a look at what we know about how pot and booze together affect the brain.<p>First, the basics: …

Cannabis

How To Trick Others Into Doing Your Bidding

Soon, they'll be eating out of the palm of your hand.<p>We like to think of ourselves as rational beings, but there are many ways we can be subconsciously influenced. At least, that’s the premise of ABC’s new series <i>Mind Games</i>. Christian Slater and Steve Zahn star as consultants who use psychological …

Consumer Behavior

TEDx: You can do science too!

Recently, I had the privilege of speaking about citizen science at a TEDx conference. This 15 minute talk entitled “You Can Do Science Too!” explains what citizen science is all about, why it is becoming so popular, and how you can participate. If you enjoy the talk, please share!

Science

Stop Looking For 'Hardwired' Differences In Male And Female Brains

Breaking the binary<p>In December, a highly publicized study declared that distinctive wiring in the brain explains different skill sets in men and women. After scanning hundreds of participants’ brains, the researchers reported that men have stronger connections within a given hemisphere, whereas …

The Brain

Neil DeGrasse Tyson Likes The Video That Makes Him Sound Stoned

So he showed it at a lecture<p>Astrophysicist and new <i>Cosmos</i> host Neil deGrasse Tyson speaks quickly, efficiently, and entertainingly about the biggest ideas in the universe. But slow down his speech and he sounds absolutely stoned out of his gourd, as a recent video proved. ("How does that work?" he …

5 Bar Tricks You Can Do With Science

Courtesy of Tim Shaw, whose television show launches tonight<p>As Kurt Vonnegut wrote in his classic <i>Cat's Cradle</i>, "science is magic that works." The same can be applied to these seemingly magical bar tricks, which are not really tricks but based in simple physics and science. They were shown to me by …

Microwaves

Why Amazon (Probably) Gave You Free Money This Morning

Tuesday morning, select Kindle users woke up to an unexpected Amazon refund.<p>The money is the result of an Apple eBooks anti-trust settlement between …

10 Books to Buy with Your Free Money From Amazon

If there’s anything better than free money, it’s a good deal on a new book. (Well, for some of us.)<p>Today, some Kindle users have been blessed with …

What You Need to Know About the Ebola Virus

<i>Updated March 25, 2014, 2:32 p.m.</i><p>The West African country of Guinea is experiencing an outbreak of deadly Ebola hemorrhagic fever, and a brief scare …

An Unhappy Customer Sues Prostitute for Failing to Complete a Sex Session

A New Zealand man who felt that a sex worker violated the country’s Consumer Guarantees Act by not completing a sex session with him has had his …

Good news everyone: if the robots steal all our jobs then true communism is possible

There's much heavy intellectual pondering going on among the usual Very Important People about what's going to happen if and when the robots come to …

This drone can steal what's on your phone

The next threat to your privacy could be hovering over head while you walk down the street.<p>Hackers have developed a drone that can steal the contents of your smartphone -- from your location data to your Amazon (AMZN) password -- and they've been testing it out in the skies of London. The research …

Microsoft Releases Source Code for MS DOS and Microsoft Word

Microsoft today released the source code for MS DOS 1.1 and 2.0 as well as Microsoft Word for Windows 1.1a. With the help of the Computer History Museum, the move means means this code is now available to the public.<p>MS-DOS was a renamed version of 86-DOS, written by Tim Paterson of Seattle Computer …

10 Buildings Made With Bones

It might sound grotesque, but bones have been an architectural staple for millennia. Here are some of the world’s greatest osteological marvels.<p>1. …

Why Are There Two Dakotas and Two Carolinas?

It’s possible you’ve heard of North and South Dakota. You may have also heard about North and South Carolina. If so, then you already know that these …

11 Things You Might Not Know About Charles Lindbergh

Discover whether you are guilty of maleficium and/or would have been accused of practicing witchcraft according to the laws and evidence used during …

New Jersey

Which Country Reads the Most?

<i>[Source: World Culture Score Index, via @Amazing_Maps]</i><p>According to the NOP World Culture Score Index, readers in India are making the rest of us look …

10 Stories of Conjoined Twins

Conjoined twins are not as rare as they once were, for several reasons: if birth anomalies occur in a percentage of the population, there will be …

A Bit of A Mess

It’s A Bit of A Mess<p>Who would have ever thought that trading actual money for lines of code in a computer would be a poor financial investment<p>*<p>Making …

Can You Open A Bottle Of Wine With A Shoe? Yes, But It Ain't Pretty

Credit: Michaeleen Doucleff, Meg Vogel and Ben de la Cruz/NPR<p>There's a rumor swirling around on the Internet: If you have a bottle of wine, but no corkscrew with which to open it, then a shoe will do the trick nicely.<p>Really?<p>Well, this French guy from Mirabeau Wine sure makes it look easy. Just nine …

Gravitational Wave Discovery! Evidence of Cosmic Inflation

A Hypnotic Visualization Of The Polar Vortex From Space

Here on terrestrial Earth, the polar vortex is making all of our lives miserable, from frostbite-inducing chills in the North, to snow and ice blanketing Florida, to drivers in Atlanta getting stuck in traffic for 22 hours and comparing the scene to a zombie movie. As visualized from space, though, …

Physicists find a new 'state of matter' in the eyes of chickens

An unusual arrangement of particles has been discovered in the cells of chicken eyes. It's the first time scientists have seen such a system in a …

The 2013 Microscope Images of the Year

The yawning trap of a carnivorous plant has taken First Prize in the 2013 Olympus BioScapes Digital Imaging Competition. Igor Siwanowicz, a …