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7,000 Huge Gas Bubbles Have Formed Under Siberia, And Could Explode at Any Moment

What happens when the permafrost thaws.<p>Last year, researchers in Siberia's remote Bely Island made the bizarre discovery that the ground had started …

Global Warming

Star

Latest<p>'Attack on Titan' Fans Honor April Fool's Day With Annie<p>Anime 8 minutes ago<p>Anime<p>'Legends of Tomorrow’ Fans React to Beebo’s Instagram …

Star Wars Rebels

This Time Lapse of Cell Division in a Tadpole Egg Is Freaky and Beautiful

The creation of new life is a miracle, but ugh, it sure can take forever. Thanks to the wonders of time lapse photography, however, one YouTuber was …

An Experiment That Blinded Three Women Unearths The Murky World Of Stem Cell Clinics

A clinical study that vanished into thin air. Ethics reviewers with checkered disciplinary records. Three ruined lives.<p><b>The story began</b>, like so many in biotechnology, with an upbeat press release: Up to 100 patients with a progressive form of blindness would be treated with cells extracted from …

New York Times

Large Hadron Collider discovers five hidden subatomic particles

Five new particles have been discovered 'hiding in plain sight' at the Large Hadron Collider.<p>How could the Large Hadron Collider unlock other …

Physics

The 12 Best Non-Netflix Science Documentaries

These smart, well-made films give you no excuse not to learn something tonight.<p>Picture this: It’s been a long day at work, you’re avoiding your …

Great Barrier Reef
Chemistry

Tardigrades survive extreme dehydration by turning into glass - ExtremeTech

By on March 21, 2017 at 10:15 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Just when we thought we’d seen all …

The 3 ways that parallel Universes could be real

When a quantum interaction happens, one interpretation leads to an infinite number of parallel Universes. Here’s how that could be true.<p><i>“As an</i> …

Dark Matter

Ancient "Giant Virus" Revived From Siberian Permafrost

Climate change could release more ancient viruses. Is there a risk to humans?<p>Buried deep in the Siberian permafrost and untouched for over 30,000 years, researchers have discovered what is thought to be the newest representative of what are loosely known as "giant viruses."<p>A team led by Jean-Michel …

A Look At Lumus, The Amazing Lens Technology That Is Going To Change Wearables

You may not know the name Lumus now, but expect to be hearing a lot from them in the future. When we first met the Lumus rep Ari Grobman two years ago he showed us some amazing technology. It was basically an augmented reality display embedded into a standard lens that could fit into a standard …

This 16th Century Book Can Be Read Six Different Ways | Colossal

<p>Sure, the Amazon Kindle might have dynamic font adjustments, and it can hold thousands of books, but can it do this? Printed in the late 16th …

Line Drawings Transform Everyday Objects Into Quirky Scenes

It's amazing what artists can do with everyday objects. When put in the right context, a feather appears to be a knife, a lone grape looks just like a red balloon, and cookies can sweep the floor. Artist Victor Nunes has taken this concept to a whole new level by pairing multiple objects together …

Drawing

Artist Transforms Books into Exciting Sculptural Stories

Ships, monsters, and mermaids pop out of books handcrafted by Delta, Pennsylvania-based artist Jodi Harvey-Brown (aka wetcanvas). Taking inspiration from the materials themselves, each three-dimensional scene the sculptor constructs reflects popular works of fiction. Whether it's a calm depiction …

Books

This Week in 3D Printing: New Ways to Make Babies, Candy, etc.

Baby steps, as the saying goes. This week saw one of the wackier 3D-printing news items in recent memory: Expecting parents now have the option to …

Willy Wonka

Wallpaper of the Week by Justin Maller

The wallpaper of this week is an amazing image created by our friend Justin Maller. The image is part of his new project call Facet, a daily image …

iPad

Mind-Boggling Ceramic Sculptures Look Like Inflatable Toys

West Virginia-based artist Brett Kern has mastered the art of illusion with handcrafted ceramic sculptures that deceptively look like inflatable toys. Each figure in this ongoing series of work presents a set of whimsically simple characters, be it a minimalist dinosaur or a cartoonish astronaut. …

Art

Google is mapping the history of modern music

It's no surprise that Google has been tracking music uploads, but what's unexpected is exactly <i>what</i> the search giant is doing with all of that info. Interactive maps of music's ongoing journey are charted through Play Music's users' libraries,<p>found over on Google's <i>Research Blog</i>. You could, for …

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