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WTF is Zero Point Energy and How Could it Change the World?

It would be a doozy to tap into, that's for sure.<p>Energy will never cease to be a concern for human beings, so long as our species plans to keep …

Physics

Energy storage solution combines polymers and nanosheets

A new, lightweight composite material for energy storage in flexible electronics, electric vehicles and aerospace applications has been …

20 Podcasts About Writing That Will Have You Penning A Bestselling Novel In No Time

Writers get their inspiration from all sorts of places — real life, current events, favorite books, other writers, their own imagination, and more …

Tesla's new Solar Roof is actually cheaper than a normal roof

Good news for those who have been eyeing Tesla’s new Solar Roof – the company just announced pricing for its photovoltaic tiles, and they come in at …

How to Get Ripped Like Brad Pitt in ‘Fight Club’

When <i>Fight Club</i> first hit the big screen in 1999, people weren’t just blown away by the big-screen adaptation of one of Chuck Palahniuk’s most …

The World's First Functional Laser Weapon is Ready to Protect You

The U.S. Navy has announced that the world’s first functional laser weapon is ready for action. The weapon, known as the Laser Weapons System (LaWS), …

Military

A computer predicted the success of Etsy, Spotify, and other major startups 8 years ago — and it's just generated a new list

The domain of picking "start-up winners" was — and largely still is — dominated by a belief held by the venture capital (VC) industry that machines do not play a role in the identification of winners.<p>Ironically, the VC world, having fuelled the creation of computing, is one of the last areas of …

Here's how military dolphins are used to protect US nukes and spot enemy mines

The US Navy Marine Mammal Program at the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) started in 1960, when the Navy began studying Notty, a female Pacific white-sided dolphin.<p>Researchers soon found that dolphins had excellent sonar. The mammals went on to guard an Army ammunition pier in …

Closer to a cure: CRISPR cuts HIV from its cellular hideout

Last year, researchers at Temple University and the University of Pittsburgh unveiled a proof-of-concept study that described how the CRISPR-Cas9 …

Genetic Engineering

Terrifying unexplained mysteries of deep space

Space is big and dark, and since there is no air, no one can hear you scream as you float away forever and ever and ever. But those are only the …

Apophis

Apophis (also known as Apep) is the Great Serpent, enemy of the sun god Ra, in ancient Egyptian religion. The sun was Ra's great barge which sailed …

Marvel Comics has taken this Nazi Captain America thing too far

History is important. It tells us where we come from, informs where we're going, and if we ignore it then we're doomed to repeat its mistakes.<p>You …

XPrize winner says its Tricorder is better than 'Star Trek'

The technology of Gene Roddenberry's<i>Star Trek</i> looked so far forward it could almost have been used as a visual aide to Arthur C. Clarke's third law: technology so advanced, it's indistinguishable from magic. Despite the fictional technological magic of transporters, replicators and warp drive, …

Medical Technology

Gravity-lensed supernova magnifies understanding of universe

Using an automated supernova-hunting "pipeline," scientists at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have identified a Type Ia …

Universe

Celebrate Hubble's Birthday by Tearfully Reviewing Its Best Photos

For so many nerds, the Hubble space telescope feels more like a friend than a hunk of metal in the cold vacuum of space—a friend whose job you’re …

Astronomy

Scientists have discovered a worm that eats plastic bags and leaves behind antifreeze

The wax worm, a caterpillar typically used for fishing bait and known for damaging beehives by eating their wax comb, has now been observed munching on a different material: plastic bags.<p>Scientist Federica Bertocchini of the Institute of Biomedicine and Biotechnology of Cantabria in Spain first …

Worms

Science journal retracts 107 'fabricated' research papers by Chinese authors

An international publisher has retracted 107 research papers by Chinese authors, after finding out that the reports had been "compromised."<p>The …

Clinical Trials

RAFT keeps Colorado educators afloat with cheap classroom supplies and inspiration

A converted 29,000 square-foot military warehouse in Denver is inspiring thousands of cash-strapped teachers at a low, low price.<p>Looking like a basic …

Nonprofits

Why Do We Have Blood Types?

The story of an amazing discovery.<p>When my parents informed me that my blood type was A+, I felt a strange sense of pride. If A+ was the top grade in …

March For Science Signs Show Scientists Can Also Be Pretty Damn Funny

'I got 99 problems but smallpox ain't one.'<p>Scientists flooded streets across the country in a display of defiance as fears of a post-truth age looms …

Science

Switzerland Court Determined 'Stealthing' Is Not Rape

The court downgraded this man's charges.<p><b>Updated Wednesday, May 10:</b> An appeals court in Switzerland upheld a ruling against a man convicted of stealthing, but they downgraded his charge from rape to defilement, <i>Broadly</i> reports. A man whose name has not been released was convicted of rape in January …

Research

Scientists debunk theory that hobbits were man's cousin

Tiny Homo floresiensis lived on Indonesian island of Flores until 52,000 BC.<p>A tiny race of "hobbits" which thrived on an Indonesian island for …

Scientists: "We Have Detected the Existence of a Fundamentally New State of Matter"

3D Quantum Liquid Crystals<p>Caltech physicists at the Institute for Quantum Information and Matter have discovered the first 3D quantum liquid crystal. …

Quantum Physics

NASA Releases a Massive Online Archive: 140,000 Photos, Videos & Audio Files Free to Search and Download

Last summer, astronomer Michael Summer wrote that, despite a relatively low profile, NASA and its international partners have been “living Carl …

Universe

Heroes of the Storm Giving Away 20 Heroes Free

Almost a third of the game's line-up.<p>Blizzard is giving players the opportunity to score 20 characters for free, in the form of newly-announced Mega …

Ivanka Preaches Organic, Silent While Dad OKs Toxic Pesticide

Trump gives her kids organic food at home but has said nothing about her father’s last-minute reprieve of a pesticide shown to affect children’s …

Scientists Have Observed Epigenetic Memories Being Passed Down For 14 Generations

The past lives on.<p>The most important set of genetic instructions we all get comes from our DNA, passed down through generations. But the environment …

A Planet With Characteristics Of A Styrofoam Ball Has Been Discovered Out In Space

In grade school, we all had to assemble models of the solar system with styrofoam balls. And, as we’ve been discovering new solar systems lately, perhaps we’ve all had a little nostalgia for those models. But nobody ever thought we’d basically find a giant styrofoam ball floating in space, and yet …

Universe

NASA has developed a futuristic 3D-printed ‘space fabric’

Never an organization to knowingly fall behind in the world of cutting-edge tech, NASA has taken 3D printing to the next level by developing …

Scientists create fluid that seems to defy physics

Imagine something that reacts totally opposite to the way it should. That's what scientists at Washington State University have created, and it could …

Physics