Andrea Solas

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Top 10 Physics Findings That Will Tangle Your Brain

There's a reason Albert Einstein always looked like he'd stuck his finger in a light socket: Physicists spend their days doing some of the most mind-blowing research in science. Here are 10 physics findings that will cramp your brain and make your hair stand on end.<p><i>"Expanding Universe" by Mblegacy</i> …

Scientists discover the protein interaction that triggers conception

Scientists may have discovered the key to mammalian fertilization: the interaction between two proteins, Izumo and Juno, located on the surface of sperm and eggs, respectively. The finding, published in a mouse study today in the journal <i>Nature</i>, closes a gap in our understanding of how mammals …

Here's How Much Money Doctors Actually Make

While many Americans complain about the costs of healthcare: insurance, hospital bills, paperwork, and medicine, relatively few begrudge doctors …

White matter might matter much more than we thought

Look up ‘myelin’ in any neuroscience textbook and you’ll find something along these lines: It is a fatty substance that forms a sheath around axons, and gives the fibre bundles their white appearance when viewed under the microscope. The myelin sheath insulates the fibres, and helps them to carry …

friendship necklace set - DNA and RNA base pairs

Celebrate a friendship with someone with whom you pair well by giving your friend one side of the pair and keeping the other.<p>Genes are written in DNA and RNA molecules using a code of chemical units called bases. These bases form pairs, which is critical to their function. In DNA, A (adenine) pairs …

Science Beaker Terrarium Set / Industrial Decor / Flask Planters / Office Gift Set for Him

This unique chemistry terrarium set is the perfect accent to industrial chic decor. Made from 3 glass Erlenmeyer flasks planted with freshly collected Dicranum Mood Moss, an easy to care for plant perfectly suited for terrarium life. The tapered shape of the lab flasks keep moisture inside and …

Chemists Expand Nature's Genetic Alphabet

For the first time, scientists have expanded life's genetic alphabet, by inserting two unnatural, man-made "letters" into a bacterium's DNA, and by showing that the cell's machinery can copy them.<p>The advance means that scientists have a new tool for exploring how life encodes information, which …

I had my DNA analyzed, and all I got was this lousy story

With too much to account for, direct-to-consumer genetics isn't ready for prime time.<p>It’s a situation many have faced before or will in the future: …

This Algae Battery Could Power A Tesla With 200X The Charge

In a small lab, near a lake at the edge of West Berkeley, sits the prototype of what could revolutionize battery power as we know it. The secret to this power? Algae.<p>OK, just hang with me here. Lots of research has already been done on algae’s possible power capabilities. Prototype creator Adam …

Obama and Pope Francis Will Meet for the First Time in March

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>President Obama and Pope Francis are set to meet for the first time on March 27 during the …

3 Dior Couture Dresses J. Law Should Consider for the Oscars

The new haute couture collection has arrived to red-carpet worthy results.<p>Raf Simons debuted his latest for Dior in Paris' Musee Rodin this morning and the master craftsman offered more than one option for a turn on the red carpet. Dior brand ambassador Jennifer Lawrence and her stylist surely …

#theLIST: SAG Awards 2014: The Best Dressed

Party Makeup: 3 Next-Level Looks To DIY

Holiday parties are <i>the</i> time to dive into your closet and pull out the sparkly, the glittery, the lamé, right? The clothes are fun and festive, so why …

20 Most Inspiring Wedding Ideas Of 2013

All year long we obsess over hundreds of beautiful photos of every wedding detail, from the cutest flower girl dresses ever to wedding favor ideas …

mint, black, and gold wedding inspiration… this is my favorite color palette right now and i always love anemones

mint, black, and gold wedding inspiration… this is my favorite color palette right now and i always love anemones

6 Quirky Engagement Ring Boxes

There's more than one way to present the engagement ring. In fact, did you know there's practically an industry of artists that will model clay, …

"The War is Not Won:" Game of Thrones Season 4: Official Trailer (HBO)

The Dressmaker

• <b>Author:</b> Kate Alcott<p>Tess, an aspiring seamstress, thinks she’s had an incredibly lucky break when she is hired by famous designer Lady Lucile Duff Gordon to be her personal maid on the<i>Titanic.</i> Once on board, Tess catches the eye of two men—a kind sailor and an enigmatic Chicago businessman—who offer …

Vampire Academy

• <b>Author:</b> Richelle Mead<p>The story that kicked off the international #1 bestselling <i>Vampire Academy</i> series is NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE!<p>St. Vladimir’s Academy isn’t just any boarding school—it’s a hidden place where vampires are educated in the ways of magic and half-human teens train to protect them. …

The One Good Thing

• <b>Author:</b> Kevin Alan Milne<p>For as long as Halley Steen has known her husband Nathan, he has carried a handful of stones in his pocket. Each day he uses those stones to remind him to follow the Golden Rule, moving a stone from one pocket to the other with each act of kindness. So it's not unusual that …

Coffee may boost brain's ability to store long-term memories, study claims

A cup or two of coffee could boost the brain's ability to store long-term memories, researchers in the US claim. People who had a shot of caffeine after looking at a series of pictures were better at distinguishing them from similar images in tests the next day, the scientists found.<p>The task gives …

6 Chemical Reaction GIFs That Will Make You a Smarter Person

Remember how much fun your high school chemistry class was? Neither do we. But that may be because there weren't enough explosions. Well, nowadays, …

Circuit Scribe: Instantly Draw Functional Electrical Circuits on a Piece of Paper | Colossal

<p>The folks over at Urbana-based Electroninks Incorporated just launched a Kickstarter project for a new kind of pen that draws fuctional electronic …

21 Science Fictions That Became Science Facts In 2013

If only Isaac Asimov could see us now. There's an old saying that science fiction is really just predicting — or helping prevent — the future.

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What Does the Spleen Do? ft. Harvard Medical School

Gorgeous glass sculptures let you see into the world's most deadly viruses

Viruses are usually depicted as ugly, scary, almost weapon-like blobs just waiting to meddle inside of your body, but Luke Jerram sees them as something different. There isn't really a color to viruses after all — they're smaller than the wavelength of visible light — and as mere smears when viewed …

Mysterious Ancient Indian Metal Works Surpass Modern Technology

What is amazing about the Iron Pillar of Delhi is that, in spite of being at least 1,500 years old and possibly much older, it is so impenetrable to …

Scan offers baby hope to women with cancer

New specialist MRI scanner gives hope to cervical cancer sufferers<p>Hundreds of women suffering cervical cancer during their child-bearing years could gain the chance to have children after a hospital began trials of a new specialist MRI scanner.<p>Nearly 3,000 women a year are diagnosed with cervical …