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Scientists create liquid light, get one step closer to spintronics - ExtremeTech

By on August 18, 2016 at 9:40 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Strange things go on when you push …

DNA Analysis Reveals What Ötzi the Iceman Wore to His Grave

Since 1991, when the 5,300-year-old mummy commonly known as Ötzi was discovered atop a mountain in the Italian Alps, researchers have studied every …

Mars as you’ve never seen it before

STUNNING new pictures have been released by NASA showing huge colourful formations on the so-called Red Planet.

Mars

We’ve been wrong about the origins of life for 90 years

For nearly nine decades, science’s favourite explanation for the origin of life has been the “primordial soup”. This is the idea that life began from …

Googly-eyed purple squid sighting delights scientists

A purple squid with eyes so googly it could easily be mistaken for a character in the movie "Finding Nemo" was recently spotted by scientists off the coast of Southern California.<p>The so-called stubby squid (<i>Rossia pacifica</i>) is a species of bobtail squid native to the northern Pacific Ocean. These …

Zoology

More benefits to a high-fat Mediterranean diet, new study says

<b>(CNN) —</b> Are you avoiding fats in your daily diet? It may be time to stop -- that is, if your daily diet is Mediterranean.<p>A new paper confirms that a Mediterranean diet rich in "healthy" fats -- such as those found in olive oil, eggs, nuts and fatty fish -- might lower your risk of heart disease, …

Holistic Medicine

Quebec teen uses stars to locate possible lost Mayan city in Mexican jungle

William Gadoury, 15, gets Canadian Space Agency involved in determined search for ruins<p>A 15-year-old boy from Saint-Jean-de-Matha, Que., has …

Monster black hole 3 billion times the mass of the sun formed by trio of colliding galaxies - Science News - ABC News

Three colliding spiral galaxies 1.8 billion light years from Earth have produced a monster black hole weighing in at 3 billion times the mass of the …

Universe

Anker Powerhouse Is A Phone Charger For A Real Emergency

Perfect for the collector who needs to charge 40 phones.<p>Portable battery packs have become an appreciated bit of crapgadgetry in the smartphone era, especially since swappable batteries are a rare feature in a modern phone. How about a keychain battery? Or a clip-on crank-powered pack? Need it …

Physics

Discovery suggests possible revolutionary antibiotics

'If you stop breathing, you die just because oxygen does not flow to the oxidase, and it does not produce energy,' says Vitaly Borisov.<p>The …

Beetle saved in amber had helicopter wings

An amber collector in Germany has spotted the ancient remains of a beetle never before seen in the fossil record.<p>Two itty-bitty specimens, entombed …

Researcher Illegally Shares Millions of Science Papers Free Online to Spread Knowledge

Welcome to the Pirate Bay of science.<p>A researcher in Russia has made more than 48 million journal articles - almost every single peer-reviewed paper …

Texas eighth-grader suspended for rescuing classmate during asthma attack

Anthony Ruelas watched for what seemed like an eternity as his classmate wheezed and gagged in a desperate struggle to breathe.<p>The girl told classmates that she was having an asthma attack, but her teacher refused to let anyone leave the classroom, according to NBC affiliate KCEN. Instead, the …

Crime

Learn the Basics About How to Use Flipboard

Flipboard is your all-the-time-place for the stories you care about. So how does it work?<p>Get know our most essential features:<p><b>Follow</b> your favorite topics, publications, and social feeds to populate the <b>For You</b> home feed <b></b>(previously known as Cover Stories).• <b><br>Flip</b> the articles that matter to you into</b> …

13,000-year-old rock art shows prehistoric settlement 'frozen in time'

Scratches on a 13,000 year old stone reveal for the first time the dome-shaped huts where prehistoric families lived<p>It might look like a small piece of rock with a few mounds casually depicted, but this is the earliest depiction of a hunter-gatherer campsite ever discovered.<p>When the small slab was …

Medical journal’s bogus investigation could derail better dietary guidelines

The BMJ published an article that makes erroneous statements<p>Every five years, the US government issues new dietary guidelines for Americans. These guidelines have a big impact on food labeling and scientific research, as well as on the way Americans eat. The formulation of guidelines starts with a …

Medical Journals

5 Wrapping Tips You Should Know

With wrapping season well underway, you're going to need all the help you can get. Check out these tricks and shortcuts to make your presents look …

The 7 Biggest Decor Mistakes That Drive Designers Crazy

Pros reveal what they always want to change when walking into a room.<p>Pros reveal what they always want to change when walking into a room.

How To Boost Your Wi-Fi With a Range Extender

I love the Wi-Fi service available in my home. I have my laptop, my smartphone and my tablet hooked up to it so I can surf the web from anywhere in …

Wi-Fi

Here are the security measures NSA spies hate the most

It's tempting to imagine that few online safeguards will stop NSA surveillance in its tracks, but that's not true. A new leak from Edward Snowden's files reveals that there's a surprising number of ways to thwart these snoops, at least as of 2012. While you may already know that the NSA sees Tor's …

Rice Pudding with Fresh Pears and Honey

6 Servings<p>Active Time: 1 min<p>Total Time: 1 min<p>Chef Sarah Ellsworth, the London Plane, Seattle, uses creamy bomba rice and orange-flower water to make an elevated rice pudding for her daughter—for breakfast: “It's a weekend treat.”<p>September 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 cup bomba or arborio rice<p>¼ teaspoon …

Pudding

Savory Oatmeal Is Changing The Breakfast Game

Oatmeal is a smart way to start the day. It’s full of fiber, has a decent amount of protein and is dirt cheap. Plus, it’s really easy to make.<p>People general top oatmeal with sweet things ― like raisins, sugar and cinnamon ― but we think oatmeal makes a more complete and heartier breakfast when …

Week's Best Space Pictures: Moons Ravaged, Auroras Revel, and Astronauts Return

Saturn's gravity pillages moonlets, a solar storm births auroras, and space explorers come home in the week's best space pictures.

A Google Glass App That Detects People's Emotions

Human is happy<p>Sometimes people are hard to read. Why not leave all that work to a computer? Perhaps you could use this experimental app that works in Google Glass. Aim Glass's camera at a person's face and the app reads the human's facial expression and tells you to what extent the person is …

4 Strategies For Remembering Everything You Learn

• knowledge about the subject at hand, like math, history, or programming<p>• knowledge about how learning actually works<p>The bad news: Our education system kinda skips one of them, which is terrifying, given that your ability to learn is such a huge predictor of success in life, from achieving in …

Self-improvement

Do We Live in a 2-D Hologram? Physicists Aim to Find Out

Physicists at Fermilab in Illinois have turned on a laser-based experiment that could reveal whether the three-dimensional world we perceive is merely a "Matrix"-style illusion generated by a cosmic two-dimensional hologram.<p>The Holometer experiment is the result of years of work by particle …

Physics

Prepare to Be Shocked

Four predictions about how brain stimulation will make us smarter<p>Several years ago, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency got wind of a technique called transcranial direct-current stimulation, or tDCS, which promised something extraordinary: a way to increase people’s performance in …

High-Flying Highlights From The International Drone Photography Awards

From France to the Philippines, the winners of National Geographic and Dronestagram's International Drone Photography Awards.<p><i>Images via</i><p>On March 15, 2014, in association with National Geographic, drone-photography site Dronestagram announced their first-ever International Drone Photography Awards, …

Drones