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The Myth of 'I'm Bad at Math'

Basic ability in the subject isn't the product of good genes, but hard work.<p>“I’m just not a math person.”<p>We hear it all the time. And we’ve had enough. Because we believe that the idea of “math people” is the most self-destructive idea in America today. The truth is, you probably <i>are</i> a math person, …

What is Foucault's Pendulum?

Google's latest doodle marks what would have been the 194th birthday of Jean Bernard Léon Foucault, the French physicist who used a simple pendulum to prove that the Earth rotates in space. But how does his elegant experiment work?<p>During Foucalt’s life it was already proven that the Earth rotated, …

Unfavourable results from medical trials are being withheld, MPs warn

Drug companies and medical researchers are putting patients' lives in danger by failing to publish unfavourable results from clinical trials, MPs have warned.<p>The lack of transparency means many trials are not registered before they are done, while results are held as private documents that cannot …

Could E. coli protein lead to new antibiotics?

<b>WASHINGTON U.-ST. LOUIS (US) —</b> New details about how proteins in two bacterial strains delay cell division point to a potential method for designing …

Glow-in-the-dark Rabbits Produced by Scientists (+Photo)

Researchers from the University of Hawaii and two universities in Turkey have created rabbits that glow in the dark.<p>The effect is produced by …

How to combat the loneliness of space travel

Astronauts face many difficulties, but the lack of company can often be the most daunting. So for people who want to venture out into the final frontier, here are the best ways to beat the space blues – from tweeting to talking robots.<p>On March 28, 1934, Admiral Richard Byrd stood outside his …

Space

Plans for 800 mph hyperloop unveiled

A revolutionary high-speed train that would shoot passengers to their destination inside a capsule at 800 miles per hour has been unveiled in California by the technology entrepreneur Elon Musk.<p>Having "pulled an all-nighter" to finesse his plans, Mr Musk declared the Hyperloop could transport …

A Light Bulb Powered By Bacteria

Three college students are building an electricity-free light bulb for the masses.<p>We've all basked in the glow of different light bulbs: incandescent, fluorescent, halogen, neon, LED, and more. But a lamp that harbors living, light-emitting bacteria -- a biological bulb, if you will -- is something …

Future drugs could target these intestine cells

<b>BROWN (US) —</b> New research clarifies where and how the small intestine absorbs microspheres, which could one day be used to deliver insulin orally.<p>The …

Who controls our genes after we die?

Landmark agreement finally gives the Lacks family a say on who uses their ancestor's genome<p>Partial control over what are perhaps the most researched cells in science has been handed to the descendants of their owner, Henrietta Lacks. The agreement marks the end of over six decades of cell research …

7 Extremely Weird Plants

When thinking of weird plants, the obvious first thought is the bug-eating Venus flytrap— which of course is a very strange plant. But there are …

Worms' Bright Blue Death Could Shed Light On Human Aging

Last year, researchers at University College London's Institute of Healthy Ageing were looking through their microscopes when they saw something amazing.<p>David Gems, professor of biogerentology, was part of the team looking for answers to big questions about human aging in small, squishy little …

Merry Christmas! Here’s some glowing bacteria for you (via: CURB)

Merry Christmas! Here’s some glowing bacteria for you (via: CURB)

Fantastically nerdy Valentines Day cards made by David Friedman over at Ironic Sans

Fantastically nerdy Valentines Day cards made by David Friedman over at Ironic Sans<p>Happy early Valentines Day to all my followers!

Aqua regia, literally meaning “King’s water”, is a highly corrosive mixture of acids; it is the only mixture of acids that can dissolve gold

<b>Aqua regia,</b> literally meaning “King’s water”, is a highly corrosive mixture of acids; it is the only mixture of acids that can dissolve gold.<p>Hungarian chemist George de Hevesy dissolved the nobel prizes of his peers in aqua regia during the German invasion of Denmark in WWII to prevent Nazis from looting the prizes. He placed the liquid solution of gold and aqua regia in plain sight where it was overlooked. After the war had ended, de Hevesy returned to precipitate the gold out of the mixture. …