Helen Kandelaki

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Authorities have released emergency dispatch recordings of last year's school shooting in #Newtown in the US state of Connecticut, which left 26 people dead http://bbc.in/18iukLn The tapes contain nearly half an hour of 911 calls made from inside Sandy Hook Elementary School amid the attack on 14 December 2012. In some of the tapes, gunshots are audible in the background as callers plead for police to come. Attacker Adam Lanza killed 20 children and six adults at the primary school. Photo courtesy of DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images.

The Physics Behind Schrödinger's Cat Paradox

Google honors the physicist today with a Doodle. We explain the science behind his famous paradox.<p><b>His feline paradox thought experiment has become a pop culture staple, but it was Erwin Schrödinger's work in quantum mechanics that cemented his status within the world of physics.</b><p>The Nobel …

Eating Worms in Antarctica

Does Language Shape What We See?

At this very moment, your eyes and brain are performing an astounding series of coordinated operations.<p>Light rays from the screen are hitting your retina, the sheet of light-sensitive cells that lines the back wall of each of your eyes. Those cells, in turn, are converting light into electrical …

Teleportation: Behind the Science of Quantum Computing

Researchers were able to reliably teleport information between quantum bits.<p><b>It might seem like something straight from the Star Trek universe, but two new research experiments—one involving a photon and the other involving a super-conducting circuit—have successfully demonstrated the teleportation</b> …

Why the World Is Not Yet Done with Polio

The crippling virus has been almost eliminated—but stubborn pockets remain.<p><b>The finish line for eradicating polio worldwide can seem like a weary marathoner's mirage.</b><p>The distance traveled is immense: The disease is now endemic in only three countries around the globe—Afghanistan, Nigeria, and …

Hyperactive Brain May Create "Near Death" Visions

A new study shows that even after cardiac arrest, the brain keeps on going.<p><b>Can a new study lay the basis for the scientific understanding of mystical-sounding near-death recollections, filled with vivid light and vibrant meetings with deceased loved ones?</b><p>When researchers recorded and analyzed …