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Russia to display mega H-bomb copy in Moscow

<b>Russia will display a replica of the most powerful nuclear device ever to be exploded - the Soviet "Tsar Bomba" - near the Kremlin in Moscow next month.</b><p>The AN-602 hydrogen bomb casings will be the main draw at an exhibition devoted to Russia's atomic achievements since 1945, at the Manezh …

Russia

What are the limits of human vision?

From spotting galaxies millions of light years away to perceiving invisible colours, Adam Hadhazy explains why your eyes can do incredible things.<p>Take a look around the room – what do you see? All those colours, the walls, the windows – everything seems so self-evident, just so there. It's weird to …

Andromeda Galaxy

Why is Russia sending bombers close to U.S. airspace?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Two Russian bombers intercepted by U.S. fighter jets off the California coast on July Fourth could be seen as having raised a metaphorical middle finger to the United States.<p>"Good morning, American pilots. We are here to greet you on your Fourth of July Independence Day," they said, …

Military

Humans are endangering the most abundant animal on the planet

Barely longer than your thumb, weighing under an ounce and nearly translucent, delicate crustaceans known as krill are vital to ocean ecosystems around the world. In the waters that encircle Antarctica, krill are an essential food source for penguins, baleen and blue whales (which can eat as much …

Biodiversity

Ban the teaching of creationism in science lessons, says Alice Roberts

TV presenter says private schools should not be allowed to teach creationism alongside evolution<p>Teaching pupils about creationism in science lessons is "indoctrination", according to Professor Alice Roberts. The TV presenter and new president of the Association for Science Education called for new …

Confused by health insurance jargon? - Futurity

Choosing the right healthcare policy—a daunting task for most people—can be more difficult for those unfamiliar with insurance terminology, …

Why Can We Taste Bitter Flavors? Turns Out, It's Still A Mystery

Love at first bite? Watch these kids react as they take their first bites of some "challenging" food flavors in this slow-motion video.<p>For most of us, bitter foods aren't love at first bite. (Not convinced? Just watch the little girl in the video above taste an olive for the first time.)<p>But after a …

What are these sea slugs doing?

It doesn’t get weirder than this. Sexual intercourse in a hermaphroditic sea slug involves reciprocal injection into the forehead<p>It’s “the first-known instance of ‘cephalo-traumatic secretion transfer’,” we are told in the abstract. This sounds like a head fuck.<p>I jump to the introduction.<p>“Traumatic …

5 Mysterious Ruins That Predate Known Civilization?

Artifacts and ruins discovered all over the world have made many scientists question whether the currently accepted understanding of prehistoric …

Archaeology

Your brain sees things you don’t

Our brains process visual input that we never consciously perceive. A study challenges currently accepted models about how the brain processes visual …

Consciousness

3 Fictional Stories That Later Came True—Details Eerily Similar

1. Edgar Allan Poe Seems to Foretell Death of Richard Parker by Cannibalism<p><i>Edgar Allan Poe (U.S. Library of Congress)</i><p>In the 19th century, Edgar Allan …

Literature

The high life and times of the weed Willy Wonka

DJ Short has been researching, growing, and consuming prodigious amounts of cannabis since the 1970s. Thirty years spent tinkering with seeds in small grow cupboards has produced subtle strains of the plant, and made Short himself a figure of reverence among the cannabis community. <i>Grantland</i>'s Jason …

PlayStation 4 Review: A Lot Of The Same

The PS4 feels a little too much like the PS3.<p>Remember: you don't really love your PlayStation. You love the games, and the PlayStation--now on its fourth incarnation--is the boxy black vessel for those games. You don't love the box any more than a toaster that plays Netflix.<p>This is important to …

Gangnam Style

We must become a multi-planet species

The technology to reach nearby planets is possible, and one astronaut thinks we must colonise other worlds for our long-term survival.<p>One person who would like to see humans living outside the Earth in our lifetime is former astronaut Jeff Hoffman. The technology to reach nearby planets is …

Carbon Dioxide

Baby born 92 days after mother is declared brain dead

Hungarian doctors kept a baby alive in its mother's womb 92 days after she had been declared brain dead<p>Doctors at a <b>Hungarian</b> hospital have delivered a premature but healthy baby 92 days after the child’s mother was declared brain dead.<p>The 32-year-old mother had suffered a catastrophic stroke during …

A Neuroscientist’s Radical Theory of How Networks Become Conscious

Author: Brandon Keim. Brandon Keim Science<p>Date of Publication: 11.14.13.<p>Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p>It’s a question that’s perplexed …

The ‘Very Large’ Hadron Collider needs a better name

If built, the successor to the Large Hadron Collider will be one of the most incredible machines we have ever made, and it deserves a fitting title.<p>Over the years, physicists have done a lot to expand our perspective on the universe – but when it comes to naming their machines, they do seem to have …

Physics

Grades and moods suffer for teen night owls - Futurity

Teens who go to bed late are more prone to academic and emotional difficulties in the long run, compared to teens who turn in early, a new study …

Skeleton 'organizer' has ties to cancer - Futurity

Scientists have discovered that a key protein promotes orderly growth and prevents tumors in the skeleton.

Cancer

Comet ISON has an outburst!

“We have no idea … what ISON will do in the next couple of weeks! We simply urge everyone who can to get out and observe it while they can.”<p>Many …

Researchers smash through quantum computer storage record

Storage record leaps from two seconds to thirty-nine minutes<p>Researchers have broken through a major barrier on the road to building powerful quantum computers. Current quantum computers struggle to store data when they aren’t frozen to incredibly cold temperatures — a state that’s quite impractical …

Bacterial Competition In Lab Shows Evolution Never Stops

Evolution is relentless process that seems to keep going and going, even when creatures live in a stable, unchanging world.<p>That's the latest surprise from a unique experiment that's been underway for more than a quarter-century.<p>Evolution is so important for biology, medicine and a general …

Infants develop rare bleeding disorder after parents refuse vitamin K shots, CDC reports

Four infants in Tennessee developed an exceedingly rare bleeding disorder, after their parents turned down the administration of standard vitamin K injections. The cluster of illness, reported this week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), highlights the ongoing risks of parents …

3 Astounding Stories of People Having Same Dream, Same Night

<b>1.</b> Dan Pearce asked followers on his Facebook page “Single Dad Laughing” to recount the creepiest things their children have said. One response read …

Reddit

'Honest' pheromones may explain decline in queen bees - Futurity

Queen bees always send truthful signals about reproductive status, which may help explain why honey bee populations are declining, experts say.

Interactive Infographic: What Would A Hyperloop Nation Look Like?

If Elon Musk's mass-transit plan came to fruition, this is what it would mean for travel.<p><i>Explore a hypothetical North American Hyperloop network, where total travel time between cities by Hyperloop is represented by color. Click on a city to re-center the map at a different origin. Mouse over a</i> …

High-speed Rail

300 Things We Didn't Know About Gerard Butler

We sent one of our most open-minded reporters, a man largely unsullied by any familiarity with our Hollywood-obsessed world, to interview this guy. We gave him a first name and an address, nothing more. We were pretty certain Cal had never heard of him. This is what happened.<p><b>I send</b> a quick text to …

Jennifer Aniston

Murder, Mayhem, and Mishaps: Inside Weegee’s New York (PHOTOS)

The peripatetic freelance photographer Arthur Fellig (1899-1968), nicknamed Weegee for his seemingly paranormal ability to turn up at the scene of a …

Amazing Hand Lettering Demos by Master Pinstriper Glen Weisgerber

Master pinstriper Glen Weisgerber demonstrates his astonishing hand lettering skills in this series of demo videos by Airbrush Action Magazine. …

Calligraphy