Gareth Moore

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Live from Space, It’s the Videos of Chris “Space Oddity” Hadfield

Human Journey<p>Ground control to Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield: Your videos from the space station really make the grade, especially your music video in which you sing David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” and send your guitar for a floating journey. And the papers want to know: “What other videos have …

The Best New Architecture

From ‘snow architecture’ in Austria to a Chinese theater that resembles a butterfly, see recipients of the 2013 Architizer A+ Awards.

High School Students Devise More Accurate Climate Modeling Method

By studying the way leaves shrink when they fossilize, a team of more than 100 high school students could build more accurate models of climate change.<p>A team of high school students have co-authored a scientific journal paper with their University of Arizona grad student instructor that could have …

A Zombie Worm And Other Amazing Images From This Week

Plus the most beautiful image of Earth, New York City on Venus, and the world's largest (deflated) rubber duck.<p><i>Click here to enter the gallery</i>

Virgin birth or hanky-panky? Anteater mom sparks a scientific debate

Is it a case of anteater virgin birth, a hormonal quirk or just some desperate hanky-panky? Whatever it is, Armani the anteater's surprising pregnancy has sparked a debate over what animals are capable of when it comes to sex.<p>The story unfolded at the LEO Zoological Conservation Center in …

Deep sea mining 'gold rush' moves closer

<b>The prospect of a deep sea "gold rush" opening a controversial new frontier for mining on the ocean floor has moved a step closer.</b><p>The United Nations has published its first plan for managing the extraction of so-called "nodules" - small mineral-rich rocks - from the seabed.<p>A technical study was …

How far away is Deneb?

Here is the beautiful Summer Triangle asterism, now about to come back into convenient evening view for another season. An asterism isn’t a …

Noah's Ark and the Great Flood: Did it Really Happen?

<i>“In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great</i> …

The Order of Operations is Wrong

MIT's Cheetah Robot Now Second Fastest Legged Robot

The MIT Cheetah now runs at a speed of 22 km/h (13.67 mph). The robot was developed by the MIT Biomimetic Robotics Lab. Boston Dynamics built a much …

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Human cloning developments raise hopes for new treatments

Lorraine Barnes suffered a heart attack in 2005 and has lived with the consequences – extreme exhaustion and breathlessness – ever since. "I was …

Why sign up for a one-way Mars trip? Three applicants explain the appeal

A one-way trip to Mars sounds like something you'd wish on your worst enemy — so why would more than 78,000 people from around the world pay up to $75 for a chance to die on another planet?<p>"I can say I have an ulterior motive," said David Brin, who has written more than a dozen science-fiction …

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 …

Harvard Researchers Grow Microscopic Flower Structures With Chemical Reactions

Harvard researchers grew microscopic flower structures by perfecting chemical reactions in the lab. Wim L. Noorduin, a postdoctoral fellow at the …

The Unsuccessful Quest For A Universal Language

Within science circles, trying to come up with a new universal language was a trendy past-time in the 17th Century. Even the man who discovered gravity, Sir Isaac Newton, took a stab at it. Arika Okrent, editor-at-large at TheWeek.com, talks about its failure to catch on with Weekends on <i>All Things</i> …

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1.7 Mile Wide Asteroid 1998 QE2 to Pass Within 3.6 Million Miles of Earth on May 31, 2013

1998 QE2, a 1.7-mile-wide (2.7 km) asteroid, will pass within 3.6 million miles of the Earth on May 31, 2013. The image above shows the orbit of …

Climate slowdown means extreme rates of warming 'not as likely'

<b>Scientists say the recent downturn in the rate of global warming will lead to lower temperature rises in the short-term.</b><p>Since 1998, there has been an unexplained "standstill" in the heating of the Earth's atmosphere.<p>Writing in Nature Geoscience, the researchers say this will reduce predicted …

Russian space lizards return to Earth

A Russian capsule carrying mice and lizards has returned to Earth after spending a month in space.<p>Scientists say the experiment is intended to test …

Brain-controlling magnets: how do they work?

If you were to tell people that the technology exists to manipulate the workings of people's brains, they may not believe you. That sort of thing is …

If Your Shrink Is A Bot, How Do You Respond?

Her hair is brown and tied back into a professional-looking ponytail. She wears a blue shirt, tan sweater and delicate gold chain. It's the first time she has met the man sitting across from her, and she looks out at him, her eyes curious.<p>"So how are you doing today?" she asks cautiously, trying to …

Space guns, boreholes, and biodomes: the lost dreams of 20th century science

The 20th century, in particular the latter half, played host to some of the most ambitious scientific projects in history. <i>Atlas Obscura</i>'s feature <i>Ruins Of Super Science</i> takes a look at some forgotten gems, many of which are in a state of disrepair. There's the Kola Superdeep Borehole, a Russian …

First crane egg in 400 years laid at Slimbridge

<b>The first crane egg in southern Britain in more than 400 years has been laid by a nesting bird.</b><p>The Great Crane Project has been rearing cranes and reintroducing them to the West Country since 2010.<p>The egg, the first from cranes released by the project, is under round-the-clock guard at the Wildfowl …

Planetary trio has ended. Where do the planets go next?

Jupiter, Venus and Mercury are no longer within a 5-degree circle. But you can still see all three in the west after sunset for a few more days.<p>The …

Study Finds Correlation Between Fiscal Conservatism And Big Biceps

Does physical strength lead to conservative beliefs?<p>A new study in the journal <i>Psychological Science</i> took a look at the relationship between physical strength and political beliefs. More specifically, the study sought to answer a question: is there any correlation between "fighting ability" and …

FYI: Do Wind Farms Make It Less Windy?

Related: Do they change the surrounding temperature?<p>Wind turbines extract kinetic energy from the air around them, and since less energy makes for weaker winds, turbines do indeed make it less windy. Technically speaking, the climate zone right behind a turbine (or behind all the turbines on a wind …

FYI: Can A Bionic Eye See As Well As A Human Eye?

It's the difference between a grainy black-and-white film and HD.<p>Previously blind patients who receive the recently FDA-approved Argus II bionic eye system will regain some degree of functional sight. The retinal implant technology, developed and distributed by Second Sight, can improve quality of …

Ant studies to aid design of search and rescue robots

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/science_environment/979000/979918_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524704517_a131eacd59b2e10e32465edc9cb717b3<p><b>A study showing how ants tunnel their way through confined spaces could aid the design of search-and-rescue robots, according to US</b> …