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10 Credible Mermaid Sightings? (+Videos)

Mermaids have been a subject of fascination for centuries. Cultures from all over the world, that had no contact with each other, have mermaids in …

Scientists Estimate How Much Longer The Earth Can Support Life

The end of the world is near! Well, relatively near, geologically speaking. Okay, even geologically speaking, it’s pretty far off.<p>But scientists at the University of East Anglia have made their best estimate for how much longer the Earth will be habitable for human life, barring nuclear war, rogue …

How To Make A Beach Clean Itself

Redirecting runoff underground could make for a much more pleasant day at the beach<p>In 2011, water pollution closed or drove visitors away from U.S. shores on more than 15,000 beach days across the country. In many places, the problem is getting worse. As coastal towns crowd with rooftops and …

Hubble Telescope Image Shows Campbell's Hydrogen Star

This image taken by the Hubble Space Telescope shows HD 184738, which is also known as Campbell's hydrogen star. The star looks like an explosion in …

Alaska Glacier Thaws: Ancient Forests Uncovered as Mendenhall Glacier Retreats

As a glacier in Alaska steadily thaws, remains of ancient forests are left uncovered.<p>The remains have been frozen beneath the Mendenhall Glacier for …

Beautiful And Bizarre Translucent Snail Discovered In Croatia

Hi, new friend. You are pretty.<p>Deep in one of the deepest caves in the world, a cave that reaches more than 4,500 feet below ground, scientists made a startling discovery: a new species of snail with a near-transparent shell.<p><i>Zospeum tholussum</i>, an air-breathing land snail, is a brand-new entry in …

Watch This Weird, Gelatinous Material Heal Itself

A Jell-O-ey new solution to a major problem in materials science<p>This is a neat trick. After slicing a tube of gelatinous material in half with a razor, researchers stick the two pieces back together again. After they've sat together for two hours at room temperature, the pieces are impossible to …

APOD: IC 4628: The Prawn Nebula (2013 Sep 23) Credit: ESO; Acknowledgement: Martin Pugh http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap130923.html Explanation: South of Antares, in the tail of the nebula-rich constellation Scorpius, lies emission nebula IC 4628. Nearby hot, massive stars, millions of years young, radiate the nebula with invisible ultraviolet light, stripping electrons from atoms. The electrons eventually recombine with the atoms to produce the visible nebular glow, dominated by the red emission of hydrogen. At an estimated distance of 6,000 light-years, the region shown is about 250 light-years across, spanning an area equivalent to four full moons on the sky. The nebula is also cataloged as Gum 56 for Australian astronomer Colin Stanley Gum, but seafood-loving astronomers might know this cosmic cloud as The Prawn Nebula. http://www.eso.org/public/news/eso1340/ http://www.martinpughastrophotography.id.au/ Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=130923 #APOD

Shifting horizons for Europe's social sciences and humanities

In March this year, the US Congress voted to eliminate most funding for political science from the budget of the National Science Foundation (NSF), unless it can be proved that each grant benefits national security or economic interests. Since then, a leaked draft of the new US High Quality …

Waiting for Comet ISON

When it returned to our sky in late August, Comet ISON wasn’t as bright as many hoped it would be. Does that mean we will or won’t see the comet?<p>Here …

Global HIV infections among children cut in half since 2001

A new report from the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) has today reviewed the progress made against HIV infections since the start of this century and found a lot of encouraging data. Annual infections among children, perhaps the most tragic demographic to be affected by the …

See Coral Reefs Like Never Before Thanks To Gorgeous New Panoramas

To track the effects of warming seas on coral reefs, a new survey project is launching an extensive database of panoramic underwater imagery.<p>Today the Catlin Seaview Survey—which recently brought us some amazing views of the Galápagos coastline—launches the first-of-its-kind database of our …

Four new species of legless lizards discovered in California

Scientists have discovered four new species of curious-looking legless lizards living among fragile landscapes in California.<p>Scientists have …

MAGNETS: How Do They Work?

How Special Relativity Makes Magnets Work

Neandertals made bone tools before we did - Futurity

A bone fragment found in France is part of a specialized tool used to smooth …

Dogs: an uncomplicated relationship

Recently Pete Etchells posted about our complicated relationship with cats so, to balance the score, this week I'm going to tell you why our relationship with dogs seems so <i>un</i>complicated.<p>Dogs read our body language<p>Human babies understand that pointing and gaze direction are indications of what's …

Beauty Is In The Eye Of The Bee-Holder

For a lot of people, the sight of a bee or wasp is enough to elicit some kind of visceral reaction. But a bee at 1:1 magnification becomes something a little more awe-inspiring.<p>"We know the average American reaction to insects," says Sam Droege, head of the U.S. Geological Survey Bee Inventory and …

ScienceCasts: Amateur Astronomers See Comet ISON Approaching the Sun

How young brains keep best connections - Futurity

New research shows how brain cells keep their most active connections with other cells, while …

Fomalhaut had first visible exoplanet

How to see the star Fomalhaut in your sky and a word about Fomalhaut b, the first planet beyond our solar system visible to the eye in photographic …

Camera Trap Captures Golden Eagle Attacking a Deer

A camera trap in the Russian Far East captured a golden eagle attacking a young silka deer. The eagle can be seen attacking the back of the deer in …

June guide to the bright planets

Here’s how to find the bright planets – Jupiter, Venus, Mars, Saturn, Mercury – in June 2018.<p>Click the name of a planet to learn more about its …

Astronomy

HIV vs. AIDS & Ash the Chinchilla: SciShow Talk Show #19

Erase Bad Memories In Your Sleep

Re-exposing people to a fearful stimulus while they slept helped them get rid of their fear.<p>While the body sleeps, the brain is busy filing away the day's activities, processing memories so they can be recalled later on. Under the influence of Ambien, sleep has been shown to improve recall of bad …

Are Acid Flashbacks A Myth?

Flashbacks do occur, but very rarely.<p>Reports of drug-induced flashbacks have existed since the 1950s. Though the term "flashback" wasn't used specifically until 1969, as early as 1954 scientists noticed LSD users complaining of a reoccurrence of an LSD-like state long after the drug's effects …

David Suzuki accuses Tony Abbott of ‘wilful blindness’ to climate change

Environmentalist David Suzuki has attacked the Coalition’s climate change policies, calling for a legal penalty to be imposed for “wilful blindness” in leaders who commit the “crime” of ignoring climate change.<p>Suzuki, a Canadian academic visiting Australia, told the ABC’s Q&A on Monday night that …