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Beautifully Exotic Looking Species of Moths from Ottawa

Canadian photographer Jim des Riviéres has produced a collection of large-format prints displaying “the arresting beauty and surprising diversity of moths from the Ottawa region.” Having catalogued nearly 300 different species from the 2,000 specimens he's caught, des Riviéres has grown to not only …

Mind-Blowing Supercell Thunderstorm Filmed Near Booker, Texas

It took Mike Olbinski 4 years of failed attempts before he actually got his dream: on June 3rd he and Andy Hoeland managed to capture an unworldly …

Cocktail Science: 5 Myths About Ice, Debunked

Editor's Note: Please welcome Kevin Liu of Science Fare to SE: Drinks. We're pumped to have him here to share a bit of cocktail science.<p>The difference between a perfectly balanced cocktail and a so-so one often comes down to ice. How does ice affect temperature? Dilution? Since as much as half the …

Return of the Cicadas

This chemical keeps naked mole rats cancer-free - Futurity

U. ROCHESTER (US) — Naked mole rats don’t appear to get cancer and biologists have …

New wireless, solar-powered 'bionic eye' gives sight to blind rats

Scientists have been utilizing a variety of different bionic eye and retinal implant technologies as a way to restore sight to blind people, and today a research group from Stanford University is releasing the details behind a successful test of a wireless, solar-powered implant. In the new study …

Bacteria Live At 33,000 Feet

Awesome! Now what?<p>AWESOME!<p>Earth's upper atmosphere—below freezing, nearly without oxygen, flooded by UV radiation—is no place to live. But last winter, scientists from the Georgia Institute of Technology discovered that billions of bacteria actually thrive up there. Expecting only a smattering of …

The Popular Science Guide To DNA

What is DNA?<p>DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) is an extremely important molecule for life on Earth. All known living organisms use genetic information in their cell growth and development, division, and function – and DNA is responsible for encoding that information. Structurally, DNA is a double helix …

Animals know more than you think

Perhaps it is no coincidence that the animals we think of as being the most stupid – pigs, chickens, sheep – are also the ones we don't always treat …