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Must-See Horror #1: Poe's 'The Masque of the Red Death'

Let's be frank: Halloween is the best holiday. You don't have to take out a second mortgage after funding it like you do at Christmas. You don't have …

Diamond: Britain's answer to the Large Hadron Collider

The darling of particle physics might be the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at Cern, but as a practical tool it's no match for the UK's Diamond Light Source. Located at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory campus at Harwell in Oxfordshire, Diamond is an alchemist's dream, a place where beams of light …

Heart cells beating in a Petri dish offer new hope to heart patients

Adele Johnson was 26 when she was involved in a motorway accident in 2009. She sustained only minor injuries and was able to walk away from the crash. But several weeks later she still felt stressed, tired and depressed.<p>Johnson's condition initially baffled doctors, but a cardiologist provided a …

Seattle Sound: Chris Cornell and Mario Batali

Over homemade pizza and pasta, award-winning Singer/Songwriter Chris Cornell and acclaimed Chef Mario Batali discuss their vibrant hometown, their …

Previously unknown pharaoh's tomb reveals Ancient Egyptian dynasty

Archaeologists have discovered the tomb and mummy of a previously unheard-of pharaoh. Woseribre Senebkay was found close to a larger burial site in Abydos, which researchers unearthed earlier this month and is believed to belong to Sobekhotep I. Senebkay's tomb is smaller in scale, but the …

5 Ways Growing Up Inside Scientology Was a Nightmare

My parents joined the Church of Scientology before I was born, and most of my earliest memories of life came from inside that world. My dad wasn't …

The 6 Most Uplifting Facts About the Human Race

If you want to break down mathematically how fast the Internet destroys our faith in humanity, I recommend the Schindler System: one rickroll …

Biologists uncover a new clue to messenger RNA decay

Scientists have known for several decades that a certain chemical modification exists on messenger ribonucleic acid (mRNA), which is essential to the …

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Vintage Covers, 1930s<p>Check out some of the wonky inventions that graced our covers during the 1930s.<p>A cover gallery for Popular Science<p>See more<p>See …

System turns solar energy into hydrogen fuel for later use

Researchers have built a system that converts the sun’s energy into hydrogen fuel and stores it to use after the sun goes down.<p>“So called ‘solar …

Energy

6 Amazing Stories That Could Make You Believe in Karma

1. Thief hit by a bus seconds after robbing a woman<p>In Bogota, Colombia, in May 2013, a man grabbed a woman’s phone at a bus stop, wrestling it from …

Plants vs. Zombies

Why Doctors Are Fighting Over Blood Pressure Guidelines

How low is too low? That’s what physicians are debating after new advice for treating hypertension was issued in December.<p>High blood pressure is …

Goodbye Twitter fridges, hello 3D-printed food

At CES 2014, the smartest home appliances aren't smart at all<p>CES has long been the best place in the world to find a bunch of insane and impractical home appliances. Last year saw the category reach its drunk-on-tech nadir, best exemplified by Samsung's incongruous efforts to push Evernote onto …

The Long and Short of Cassoulet

Cassoulet is a hearty casserole of white beans and meats from the South of France that typically includes duck or goose confit and pork sausages, and …

APOD: The Scale of the Universe - Interactive (2014 Jan 12) Flash Animation Credit & Copyright: Cary & Michael Huang http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap140112.html Explanation: What does the universe look like on small scales? On large scales? Humanity is discovering that the universe is a very different place on every proportion that has been explored. For example, so far as we know, every tiny proton is exactly the same, but every huge galaxy is different. On more familiar scales, a small glass table top to a human is a vast plane of strange smoothness to a dust mite -- possibly speckled with cell boulders. Not all scale lengths are well explored -- what happens to the smallest mist droplets you sneeze, for example, is a topic of active research -- and possibly useful to know to help stop the spread of disease. The above interactive flash animation, a modern version of the classic video Powers of Ten, is a new window to many of the known scales of our universe. By moving the scroll bar across the bottom, you can explore a diversity of sizes, while clicking on different items will bring up descriptive information. http://htwins.net/ Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=140112 #APOD

How To Build Your Own Trippy Meditation Pod

Need to escape modern life? Climb inside this '70s-era DIY lair from our archives.<p>Ignore the funny haircuts and retro clothing in this gallery: The Meditator is the perfect solution to the stresses of urban life in 2012. Made from 12 pentagons decorated with photo collages, this think tank is a …

Timeline of the far future

What do we expect will happen in one thousand years time? Or one million years? Or even one billion? As our amazing timeline shows, there may be trouble ahead.<p>As the beginning of the year is upon us we at BBC Future think it’s the perfect time to look ahead.<p>First, we brought you a prediction of the …

A Scientific Miracle: Theories of Mary's Virgin Birth

<i>Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit. - Matthew 1:18</i><p>Merry Christmas, scientists! It's that time of year again when all rational human beings shake our …

Virus grows a temporary tube to inject DNA

During an infection a certain type of virus forms a tube-like structure to deliver DNA to its host. The tube dissolves when the job is done.<p>The …

Biology

Your help needed for new research on zombie ants

A fungus takes over the ants’ brains – makes them do things they normally wouldn’t do – then kills them. You can help fund new research on these ants.<p>…

Experimental Tool Uses Light To Tweak The Living Brain

<b>Listen · 4:34</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>When President Obama announced his BRAIN Initiative in April, he promised to give scientists "the tools they need to get a dynamic picture of the brain in action."<p>An early version of one of those tools already exists, scientists say. It's a …

An ecosystem of our own making could pose a threat

Elizabeth Lopez maneuvered a massive steel claw over the side of a 134-foot sailboat and guided its descent through swaying kelp and schools of fish 10 miles off the coast of San Diego. She was hoping to catch pieces of a mysterious marine ecosystem that scientists are calling the plastisphere.<p>This …

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New York Botanical Garden Digitizes Biodiversity History

More than 2 million plants are now online.<p><i>Click here to enter the gallery</i><p>There's a trove of biodiversity information out there, but much of it is locked in natural history collections. To make all this plant data more accessible, the New York Botanical Garden—one of the four largest herbariums in …

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