Sean Jeet

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How to Subtract By Adding

Mathematics

Why Raindrops Are Mathematically Impossible

In the Quantum World, Physics Gets Philosophical

IRA FLATOW: This is Science Friday. I’m Ira Flatow. I want you to try something. I want you to look around and observe the world around you for a …

15 Smart Gifts for the Teacher in Your Life

Whether it's a friend with a teaching job, your child's teacher, or your own professor, you probably know at least one person who spends their days …

Scientists Create the World’s Smallest Thermometer Out of DNA

The world’s smallest thermometer is 20,000 times smaller than a single human hair. Oh, and it’s made out of genetic material.<p>Researchers from the …

Playing Cards Pay Homage to Groundbreaking Women in History

Earlier this week, Donald Trump told a group of supporters: “If Hillary Clinton were a man, I don’t think she’d get 5 percent of the vote. The only …

Siblings

This 'Digital Scent Speaker' Releases Aromas to Fit Your Mood

If you've ever felt overwhelmed while browsing the selection of scents at a candle store, maybe it's time to rethink your aromatherapy options. As …

Energized

Wisconsin Teacher 3D-Prints Prosthetic Feet for an Injured Duck

Life wasn’t going too swimmingly for Philip the duck, who lost both of his feet to frostbite. However, thanks to a 3D printer and a thoughtful …

South Park

Autopista musical en Los Ángeles

You don’t know if that’s beef: The animals mixed into your meat might shock — and disgust — you

<b>(Dangubic via iStock)</b><p>Meat substitution scandals are becoming more common: When researchers test meats, they often find unexpected things<p>Richard Evershed • Nicola Temple<p>April 30, 2016 11:00pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Sorting The Beef From the Bull: The Science of Food Fraud Forensics”<p>Species …

This Machine Is a Keurig for Fresh Tortillas

Making tortillas, while technically simple—mix masa and water, flatten, fry—is in reality, usually messy and time consuming, especially if you’re …

Free will could all be an illusion, scientists suggest after study shows choice may just be brain tricking itself

Free will might be an illusion created by our brains, scientists might have proved.<p>Humans are convinced that they make conscious choices as they live …

Watch This Homemade Hoverbike Take Flight

Today's hover technology isn't as accessible as pop culture of the past predicted it would be—but we're getting closer. One inventive YouTuber …

The Smart Person's Guide To Avoiding Electrical Shock

Everything you need to know before you work around the wires in your home.<p>Getting shocked is more than unpleasant. It can be lethal. An electrical impulse as small as 14 milliamps is enough to kill a person. The current drawn by a plug-in nightlight is more than enough to do the job.<p>I was thinking …

Check Out How Much Work And Tech Went Into Ryan Reynolds’ ‘Deadpool’ Mask

<i>Deadpool</i> did a lot of things right. Sure, it was the movie’s R-rated raunch that caught the most attention, but it broke ground in other areas, too. For example, <i>Deadpool</i> might be the first superhero movie ever where the protagonist’s mask actually looks decent. Movie Batman always looks …

Nasa releases stunning 360-degree view of Mars taken by Curiosity rover

Nasa have released a stunning 360-degree panorama acquired by the Mastcam on the space agency's Curiosity Mars rover on April 4, 2016.<p>The panorama has been recorded as part of long-term campaign to document the context and details of the geology and landforms along Curiosity's traverse since …

World's First ‘Bee Highway’ Is Being Constructed in Norway

What a sweet ride!<p>The world’s first ‘highway for bees’ is being planned in Oslo, Norway to provide a safe and sustainable transport environment for …

Major Commercial Airline to Become First in The World to Fly on Poop

And it could cut down its carbon emissions by 80 percent.<p>United Airlines has announced it will start fuelling its planes with poop-based biofuel this …

Scientists Manage to Duplicate The 'Inception Effect' in Mice

And the method could be used to alter traumatic memories.<p>If you've not yet seen Christopher Nolan's 2010 blockbuster <i>Inception</i>, it involves a group of …

Childhood Lead Exposure Has Been Linked to Aggressive Crime Later in Life

The long-lasting damage of lead.<p><i>This article was written by Ivy Shih and was originally published by The Conversation.</i><p>A new study has linked …

This Is The Type of Light Bulb to Use if You Want to Avoid Attracting Insects

Bugs, be gone!<p>If you've ever dined outside during summer, you'll know that it's a constant balancing act - if you leave the porch lights on, you risk …

NASA Researchers Are Working on a Laser Propulsion System That Could Get to Mars in 3 Days

"There is no known reason why we cannot do this."<p>Despite how far we've come in space exploration, one thing still holding us back from interstellar …

Why You Should Care About Nukes

The Limb of the Sun

YouTube

Why is the Sun Yellow and the Sky Blue?

Physics

How Fast Does Earth Move Through The Universe?

Most likely, as you’re reading this right now, you’re sitting down, perceiving yourself as stationary. Yet we know — at a cosmic level — we’re not so stationary after all. For one, the Earth rotates on its axis, hurtling us through space at nearly 1700 km/hr for someone on the equator.<p>That’s not …

Knowledge Management

How Do We Know We Have The Speed Of Light Correct?

Compared with intergalactic space, our galaxy is gravitationally dense. Compared with interstellar space, our solar system is gravitationally dense. We know that light waves bend with gravitational compression of space. How do we know that our “speed of light in a vacuum” isn’t slower in solar …

Physics

Here’s what would happen if the Earth stopped spinning

Want to Hide Earth From ET? Try an 'Invisibility Cloak'

<i>This article was originally published at The Conversation. The publication contributed the article to Space.com's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & …