Courtney Maguire

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Fascinating Comparison Shows How Cats See the World

Artist and researcher Nickolay Lamm created this fascinating series that compares the differences between how humans and cats see the world. Each comparison includes one scene appearing in two different ways. The top image shows a panorama of crisp and colorful human vision while the bottom image …

Brew Your Own Beer in Just One Week (Instead of the Standard Six) with PicoBrew

Homebrewing is a test. The reward: Beer whenever you want and your own unique recipe (plus beaucoup indie cred points). And this is no half-hearted …

Beer

Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2013 Winners and Honorable Mentions | Colossal

<p>The results of the 2013 Wildlife Photographer of the Year were announced yesterday and a number of phenomenal images made the shortlist of 100 …

Wolfram Alpha Launches Problem Generator To Help Students Learn Math

If you’re studying math or science, you are probably pretty familiar with Wolfram Alpha as a tool for figuring out complicated equations. That makes it a pretty good tool for cheating, but not necessarily for learning. Today, the Wolfram Alpha team is launching a new service for learners, the …

Artistic Mom Turns Meals into Masterpieces

When Lee Samantha was pregnant with her second child, she began making food art in an effort to encourage her elder daughter to eat independently. If …

Inside GitHub’s Super-Lean Management Strategy–And How It Drives Innovation

Comedy is central to a lot of our video content. I think that just to strip it down to the fundamentals, I think that comedy is fun and people like …

Product Management

The 20 big questions in science

1 What is the universe made of?<p>Astronomers face an embarrassing conundrum: they don’t know what 95% of the universe is made of. Atoms, which form everything we see around us, only account for a measly 5%. Over the past 80 years it has become clear that the substantial remainder is comprised of two …

What We Can Never, Ever Know: Does Science Have Limits?

I got two books in the mail that, if they could have, would've poked, scratched and ripped each others' pages out. I don't know if Martin Gardner and Patricia Churchland ever met, but their books show that there are radically, even ferociously, different ways to think about science. Gardner died …

Quantum system teleports an atom

For the first time, physicists have transmitted an atom from one location to another inside an electronic chip.<p>The findings could lead to larger …

Quantum Physics

A Beautiful Collection of Insects

The USGS Native Bee Inventory and Monitoring Program is program run by biologists with the U.S. Geological Survey in Maryland. Part of their work is to develop identification tools and keys for native bee species by creating accurate and detailed pictures of native bees and the plants and insects …

7th Continent: Floating Kinetic Islands Help Clean the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

Due to our addiction to plastics, the human race has created the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a massive accumulation of trash dominated by synthetic, …

10 Surprising Facts About How Our Brains Work

One of the things that surprises me time and time again is how we think our brains work and how they actually do.<p>On many occasions I find myself …

The Brain

New Plant and Insect Species Found in Tepui Paradise

<i>Andrew Short is a National Geographic Grantee and assistant professor of
 Ecology & Evolutionary Biology at the University of Kansas. An entomologist by training, Short is currently in Suriname, South America searching for aquatic insects to study patterns of freshwater biodiversity that will</i> …

Scientists Unravel Secrets of Monster Black Hole at Center of Milky Way

Supermassive black hole last erupted two million years ago, and will again.<p><b>For years astronomers have been puzzled as to why our Milky Way galaxy's "volcano"—a supermassive black hole (SMBH) at its core—is dormant today.</b><p>It seems the answer may simply be that we didn't catch the cosmic …

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Animal Pharm: What Can We Learn From Nature’s Self-Medicators?

<b>Birds do it. Bees do it. Butterflies and chimpanzees do it.</b><p>These animals and many others self-medicate, using plants and other surprising materials to improve not only their own health but also the health of their offspring.<p>A video of capuchin monkeys at the Edinburgh Zoo shows them rubbing onions …

How A Black Hole Sleeps

It ate a bunch of stellar gas and now it needs a nap.<p>Think of black holes as bottomless devouring machines? Not so much, it turns out: the black hole at the center of the Sculptor galaxy, about 13 million light years away, is currently taking a wee little napsy.<p>We first spied this black hole about …

The moral life of babies

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 thought that children are born amoral and that it is the job of their culture to teach them the difference between good and …

Newton's Universal Law of Gravitation

How Isaac Newton's encounter with that apple ended up helping send rockets into space<p>Newton's equation first appeared in the <i>Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica</i>, July 1687. It describes why that apple fell from that tree in that orchard in Lincolnshire. Whether or not that apple actually …

Your science questions answered

<b>Q We know that humans can snore, but are all other animals able to snore as well?</b> asks Toby<p>A Having owned a dog with a snore like a pneumatic drill, I know of at least one that can. But Dr Charlotte Burn, Lecturer at the Royal Veterinary College, filled me in on the rest of the animal kingdom. …

How Quantum Computers and Machine Learning Will Revolutionize Big Data

Author: Jennifer Ouellette, Quanta Magazine. Jennifer Ouellette, Quanta Magazine Science<p>Date of Publication: 10.14.13.<p>Time of Publication: 9:30 am. …

5 Sky Events This Week: Partial Lunar Eclipse, Halley’s Shooting Stars

<b>Mars and Regulus.</b> Looking high east at dawn on Wednesday, October 16, check out Mars as it pairs up with Regulus, the lead star of the constellation Leo the lion. The contrast in color between the orange-hued planet and the sparkling white, 79-light-year distant star is particularly striking with …