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An Infographic Comparing Some of the Fastest Things in the World to the Speed of Light

The Infographic Machine has created an infographic that compares some of the fastest things in the world — like the Bugatti Veyron, a cheetah, and …

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, …

Chemistry

The Week In Numbers: The World's Oldest Animal, A New Mission To Mars, And More

<b>57.5 feet</b>: the width of the world's largest tunnel-boring machine, the 25,000-horsepower Bertha<p><b>10 months</b>: the time it will take NASA's new MAVEN spacecraft to reach Mars. The spacecraft, set to launch Monday, should help scientists discover how Mars lost its atmosphere and water.<p><b>1967</b>: the year the …

Can Marine Life Survive More Acid Oceans?

As the seas absorb more carbon dioxide, their pH drops.<p>Can sea life evolve fast enough to cope with changing ocean chemistry? That's the question researchers like Gretchen Hofmann are trying to answer. The marine biologist is applying her years of experience with sea urchins to determining how …

Bioluminescent tube worm

Scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography in San Diego are unraveling the mechanisms behind the dazzling bioluminescent display of this tube …

Germs in Chronic Disease: Prediction Becomes Experience

In 1953, the esteemed economist, Milton Friedman wrote in his <i>Essays in Positive Economics:</i><p>**“...the only relevant test of the validity of a hypothesis is comparison of its predictions with experience.” **<p>As factual evidence grows, a theory can either be accepted or rejected. While his focus was on …

Chronic Disease

Electric Animals That Aren’t Eels

Eels aren't the only creatures that can deliver a painful zap of electricity. In fact, not all of them are even marine animals. Here are some others.<p><b>Deep-sea microbes:</b> At the bottom of the ocean, these "living batteries" move electrons across the metals on which they live.<p><b>Oriental hornet:</b> Brown …

Trilobyte launches Kickstarter for The 7th Guest 3: The Collector

Trilobyte Games launched a Kickstarter funding drive today for <i>The 7th Guest 3: The Collector</i>, the latest entry in the adventure game series, seeking $435,000 during a 38-day campaign.<p><i>The 7th Guest 3</i> is a follow-up to the original game, which was released in 1993, and its sequel, <i>The 11th Hour</i>, which …

Xbox One Vs. PS4: The Console Wars Are Just Getting Started

It’s quite possible that all that momentum Sony's had leading up to the launch of the PS4 will dry up now that the machine is in the wild. System issues, faulty HDMI ports, and a real lack of compelling first-party games all work against the next-gen console.<p>Meanwhile, the Xbox One is still out of …

Sony: Native 1080p allows you to “be a better gamer”

One of the most divisive elements for gamers surrounding the upcoming launch of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One revolves around screen resolution, especially in games like Call of Duty: Ghosts. The Activision shooter runs at a native 1080p on PS4, but only 720p on Xbox One. Speaking with Sony …

Atlus launches strange teaser website

Atlus is teasing something odd with a new ultrasound-decorated website.<p>The website does not include links or information beyond the text displayed on the ultrasound, pictured above. It was discovered when Atlus sent out a press release for its upcoming fighter, <i>AquaPazza,</i> which included a link to …