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This is the most profound explanation I've heard of what it means to detect gravitational waves

Albert Einstein predicted their existence 100 years ago but never believed we'd actually detect the waves. So right now if you hang around physicists, who can't contain their excitement, you're bound to hear some profound scientific poetry.<p>One scientist from the Laser Interferometer …

Gravitational Waves

A food scientist explains how to make the crispiest fried chicken in the world

But, according to a food scientist, one surprising ingredient could do the trick: vodka.<p>That's what J. Kenji Lopez-Alt, managing culinary director of food-enthusiast site SeriousEats.com, found after hundreds of experiments in the kitchen.<p>The reason vodka is the ideal ingredient for a fried-chicken …

Fried Chicken

Scandinavians’ untranslatable word for winter coziness might explain why they’re the happiest people on Earth

If you think those living in the American northeast have it bad, then spare a thought for the people of Scandinavia. Winter in these countries is …

20 stunning images that nature worked hard to achieve

Nature and man are the best artists, and when they work together, the result is always a masterpiece. Though these photos are unedited, each of them …

Nature

Nature Gets Surreal in Ellen Jewett’s Fantastic Sculptures

Wire octopi, seaweed turtles, and more come alive in the work of the self-taught sculptor.<p>At a shallow glance, nature might not seem so surreal. But a deep dive into the natural world, void of all human technology and earth-moving, reveals an incredibly intricate, dreamlike, and almost alien world. …

Synergy killed the Fantastic Four

The most significant change for Marvel after <i>Secret Wars</i> is the end of the Fantastic Four. The core group is no longer a team, and the <i>Fantastic Four</i> title, which has published nearly 700 issues since 1961, will not continue. Ben Grimm, aka the Thing, is now featured in the movie-boosted <i>Guardians of</i> …

Comics

A 'slow' earthquake along Washington’s coast reveals something fascinating about the way the Earth moves

We're used to thinking of earthquakes as events that happen over seconds to a few minutes and produce a lot of shaking, but some earthquakes actually mosey along over hours or days, their trembling so gentle only seismometers can recognize it. One of these earthquakes started in the Cascadia …

Geology

New high resolution NASA images show Pluto's 'lava lamp' landscape

This region of Pluto's surface is separated into huge cells, some 10 to 25 miles wide (16 to 40 kilometers). These areas are separated by ridged edges that show up as furrows in the landscape when the Sun's rays hit them at a low angle. Scientists believe that this patterning is created by …

Physics of falling says professional athletes are running wrong

<i>Enough angular momentum to go round? (Image: Walter Iooss Jr./Sports Illustrated/Getty)</i><p>Runners may be doing it all wrong. A slightly different …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

LA Diary<p>At 71, the legendary screenwriter and director behind <i>Taxi Driver</i>, <i>Raging Bull</i>, and <i>American Gigolo</i> has a searingly good new film.<p>By Zach …

Butterfly Flaps Its Wings, Could Spark Solar Energy Progress

<b>Published on</b> August 1st, 2015 | <i>by Tina Casey</i><p>41<p>Butterfly Flaps Its Wings, Could Spark Solar Energy Progress<p>August 1st, 2015 by <b>Tina Casey</b><p>From the …

Extreme close up photography shows insects and nature in unprecedented detail

A 'magical' picture of a spider hanging upside down from its web has won an award for capturing the wonder of nature in unprecedented close up.<p>The …

Scientists discover fundamental property of light – 150 years after Maxwell

Light plays a vital role in our everyday lives and technologies based on light are all around us. So we might expect that our understanding of light …

How Losing Weight Affects Your Body and Brain

When you woke up this morning, you did so with an entirely new body part—at least in the eyes of science. You can’t see it or touch it, but it will …

Neuroscience

Free-Floating Planets May be More Common Than Stars

PASADENA, Calif. -- Astronomers, including a NASA-funded team member, have discovered a new class of Jupiter-sized planets floating alone in the dark …

Universe

Scientists put cameras on sharks — and found something surprising

Previously, scientists assumed that sharks were negatively buoyant (meaning they have a natural tendency to sink) or neutrally buoyant (meaning their buoyancy is canceled out by their weight in the water).<p>Now, by combing through photos and data captured by the swimming sharks, researchers have …

Sharks

Pixar’s “Inside Out” is a surprisingly accurate representation of how memory actually works

Disney/Pixar’s newest film, <i>Inside Out</i>, tells the story of 11-year-old Riley and her difficulty dealing with a family move to San Francisco. The film is getting a lot of attention for its depiction of emotion and memory.<p>The filmmakers consulted with neuroscientists and psychologists to help make …

The Brain

Surprisingly Healthy Teeth Write a New Chapter in Ancient History

Changing Planet<p><i>Haagen Klaus studies the ancient and mysterious remains of societies along Peru’s northern coastal areas. A recent project has seen him racing against the clock in the modern-day town of Olmos to rescue skeletons from a looming construction project and the scathing rains of El Niño.</i> …