Elliott Hay

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Planets like Earth could be hiding in space dust - Futurity

U. ARIZONA (US) — Astronomers are working on a new technique to detect dust clouds …

Space

10 Actors Who Could Replace Matt Smith On ‘Doctor Who’

10 Actors Who Could Replace Matt Smith On 'Doctor Who'<p>For anyone with even a vaguely geeky bone in their body, this weekend brought big news. Yes, <b>Dan</b> …

TV

2013: The Best Films Of The Year…So Far

2013: The Best Films Of The Year...So Far<p>Wow, wait, okay, what? It’s <i>June</i>? Right! So here we are again, rapidly approaching the midpoint of another …

Paul Rudd

New, simple theory may explain mysterious dark matter

This proposal, which endows dark matter particles with a rare form of electromagnetism, has been strengthened by a detailed analysis performed by a …

U.S. faces long fight to capture NSA spy as whistleblower quits Hong Kong hotel in attempt to seek asylum

The United States is braced for a drawn-out effort to capture the rogue spy who dramatically exposed its domestic surveillance apparatus, as …

Brain brew: can coffee stave off maladies of the mind?

Sure, a cup of coffee in the morning can add a little pep to your step. But it might very well do much more than that, according to a growing body of research into the potential health benefits of moderate java consumption. Most intriguing? The prospect that coffee could help stave off …

Grow fresh cartilage from adult stem cells - Futurity

U. PENNSYLVANIA (US) — Bioengineers are a step closer to growing new cartilage from a …

Stem Cells

Tracing The Origins Of French Winemaking

Many people associate France today with the production of great wines. But winemaking isn't native to the French. Patrick McGovern, an archaeologist of fermented beverages, has dated the beginning of viniculture in France to around 500 B.C. and contact with the Etruscans.<p>Transcript<p>IRA FLATOW, …

Atomic Bomb Fallout Helps Solve Brain Mystery

The mushroom clouds produced by more than 500 nuclear bomb tests during the Cold War may have had a silver lining, after all. More than 50 years …

WIRED Space Photo of the Day 2013 | WIRED

Jan. 19, 2014: Solar X-Flare<p>The largest sunspot group of the solar cycle unleashed a large (X1.2 class) flare just when it was facing right towards …

Scientists Find 3 Billion Year Old Plankton Microfossils

Scientists have found 3 billion year old plankton microfossils in marine sediment rocks from the Farrel Quartzite in Western Australia. The …

Do Adults Keep Making New Brain Cells? Cold War-Era Radiation Reveals Answer

A different kind of carbon-14 dating<p>When the U.S. and Soviet Union tested nuclear weapons aboveground in the 1950s and 1960s, they left their mark on everyone alive at that time. The tests released unusual amounts of carbon-14 into the atmosphere, which people's cells would sometimes incorporate …

Video: Baby elephant sees ocean for the first time

To celebrate World Elephant Day … It’s an EarthSky favorite!<p>Eleanor Imster has helped write and edit EarthSky since 1995. She was an integral part of …

How much do oceans add to world’s oxygen?

Most of Earth’s oxygen comes from tiny ocean plants – called phytoplankton – that live near the water’s surface and drift with the …

Marine Biology

Innovation vs. cheating on the battleground of golf science

Golf might not look like a sport for science geeks, but there's actually a lot of physics and engineering that goes into playing the game right — and making sure it doesn't get played wrong.<p>"Anything that could be detrimental to the game of golf is important for us to rule on," Steve Quintavalla, …

My own genome project

In the almost year-long lead-up to having my whole genome sequenced, I have no fears about it. Or at least just a couple of tiny wobbles that I …

Supercontinent: how the world is moving together

This year is the 50th anniversary of one of 20th-century science's most important discoveries – the revelation that the land below us is on the move; …

Miracle material: the graphene revolution

The race is on to harness the potential of graphene, a substance that is harder than diamond, yet incredibly flexible, and the world’s best conductor of electricity.<p>Kostya Novoselov tends to wear an air of slight distraction. But when a problem or topic of conversation sparks his curiosity, his …

Nanotech

How To Be An Optimist: 10 Habits That'll Help You Look On The Bright Side

It pays to have a sunny disposition.<p>Optimistic people have been shown to have healthier hearts, better stress-management tendencies and lower risk for stroke compared to their glass-half-empty-seeing counterparts.<p>Looking on the bright side is easier said than done, of course. Fortunately, there are …

What is Time and is Time an Illusion?

<i>“Time is a moving image of eternity.” —Plato</i><p>We tend to believe that destiny is not fixed and that all time past fades into oblivion, but can the …

Consciousness

Reality: A Mere Illusion (Part 2)

<b>This is the second part in a II part series. Click here to read Reality: A Mere Illusion (Part 1)</b><p><i>“To them, I say, the truth would be nothing more</i> …

For better concrete, do as Romans did - Futurity

UC BERKELEY (US) — Ancient Roman structures that have withstood the elements for more than …

UC Berkeley

New test is ‘game-changer’ for sinusitis sufferers - Futurity

U. BUFFALO (US) — A new test will allow doctors to diagnose chronic rhinosinusitis, one …

Sinusitis

Brain Injection Prevents PTSD In Mice

How a drug now can change fear later.<p>A new study, published today, is a first step toward a drug to prevent PTSD in people—something soldiers or emergency responders could take just before or after undergoing something traumatic.<p>Like many preliminary studies, this drug was tested in mice. It found …

New 'time cloak' can hide almost half of the data in its path, but even recipients can't see it

When temporal cloaking devices — or "time cloaks," a type of fiber optic connection that can hide the transfer of data — were first proposed in a 2010 paper, they were only able to hide data for extraordinarily brief moments and only on rare occasions. But research published today in <i>Nature</i> is …

New all-solid sulfur-based battery outperforms lithium-ion technology

Scientists have designed and tested an all-solid lithium-sulfur battery with approximately four times the energy density of conventional lithium-ion …

Clean Energy

Reality: A Mere Illusion (Part 1)

Every action and all matter that has developed in the universe conforms to what we know as reality. The idea that our universe passes like a giant’s …