James Fuller

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iPhone 5C vs Android – specs comparison with Galaxy S4 mini, HTC One mini and Motorola Droid Mini

After pitting the iPhone 5S against some of the most representative high-end Android handsets launched this year, we’re going to see how the lower-cost iPhone 5C does against some of the “mini” models from the same handset makers.<p>For the first time ever, Apple announced a new lower-cost iPhone …

Square Bubble - Sick Science! #149

Build a Zoetrope - Sick Science #150

Inertia Beads - Sick Science! #153

Human Circuit - Sick Science! #154

Rainbow Test Tube - Sick Science! #156

Your Guide To Glowing Creatures [Infographic]

A map of the color, size, and function of bioluminescent things<p>"Bioluminescent" is the preferred adjective for animals and fungi and bacteria (and bacteria-powered lamps!) that naturally glow. Information designer Kanny Yeung mapped those species in an expansive infographic that breaks down the …

The Next Space Shuttle: Hybrid Engines Make Runway-To-Orbit Missions A Reality

A new type of engine could usher in an era of affordable spaceplanes<p>A disembodied jet engine, attached to a hulking air vent, sits in an outdoor test facility at the Culham Science Center in Oxfordshire, England. When the engine screams to life, columns of steam billow from the vent, giving the …

Drug addiction: The complex truth

We’re told studies have proven that drugs like heroin and cocaine instantly hook a user. But it isn’t that simple – a set of little-known experiments carried out over 30 years ago tells a very different tale.<p>Drugs are scary. The words “heroin” and “cocaine” make people flinch. It's not just the …

Untangled DNA is how guys become guys

An enzyme that “unravels” DNA appears to trigger male development of the embryo, a finding that may give greater insight into intersex …

FYI: Can Anything Move Faster Than Light?

Yes, the universe itself will eventually outpace the speed of light. Just how this will happen is a bit complicated, so let's begin at the very beginning: the big bang. Around 14 billion years ago, all matter in the universe was thrown in every direction. That first explosion is still pushing …

Hands-on dads tend to have smaller testes

Men who are more involved in the day-to-day care of their toddlers tend to have smaller testes compared to fathers who are less involved, say …

Biology

Down syndrome: Single dose of drug boosts learning in mice

An experimental compound dramatically bolsters learning and memory when given to newborn mice with a condition similar to Down syndrome.<p>One dose on …

Neuroscience

Catalyst makes tiny rods ‘swim’ to target

Putting a bit of catalyst on the ends of microscopic “matchsticks” can propel them through water to a specific chemical, report researchers.<p>The new …

Particles

Monkeys Understand Basic Forms Of Wealth

When the money is water, "wealthier" monkeys take more risks. Which makes them a decent model for human behavior.<p>Much like their human cousins, wealthy primates are more likely to monkey around with their money, says a new study on how monkeys perceive wealth and risk.<p>Currency means little to a …

Why You Love Your Parents' Music

We have a "reminiscence bump" for the music our parents liked in their 20s--which they probably played around the house when we were kids.<p>People can often remember things from early in life better than more recent events, in what's called the "reminiscence bump." Other than explaining BuzzFeed's …

Peaceful ant species uses invaders as mercenaries to kill off other foes

Being raided by a colony of parasites ought to be a nightmare for a peaceful nest of ants, but in the case of the <i>Sericomyrmex</i>, that's far from reality. Research led from the University of Copenhagen noticed that <i>Sericomyrmex</i> ants were effectively able to use a colony of parasitic invading ants as …

Why Do We Laugh?

How Big Is The Solar System?

"Quantum Gravity --The Missing Link to Understanding the Evolution of the Universe"

For almost a century, the two major theories of physics have coexisted but have been irreconcilable: while Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity …

The Unseen Universe: "A Cosmic Fog from Ancient Undetected Galaxies" (Today's Most Popular)

Astronomers estimate that their are billions and billions of galaxies in the observable universe --as well as some seven trillion dwarf galaxies. The …

Mysterious Actions of Chinese Satellites Have Experts Guessing

A set of three mysterious satellites has experts guessing about the Chinese space program's intentions. No one really knows what the Chinese are up …

ScienceCasts: ISS "Firestation" to Explore the Tops of Thunderstorms

Polarizing Planets

9 year old discusses the universe - full interview (unedited*)

Water hidden in the Moon may have proto-Earth origin

Water found in ancient Moon rocks might have actually originated from the proto-Earth and even survived the Moon-forming event. Latest research into …

How an amateur astronomer mapped the Moon 59 years before Apollo 11

In 1910, Walter Goodacre published a map of the Moon, created over the course of several decades using nothing more high-tech than a good quality …

Climate change: Sea ice, global cooling, and other nonsense

When I heard that the <i>Mail on Sunday</i> ran a climate change article over the weekend, I knew it would be bad. But when I clicked the link and saw it was …

Meet the Enthusiasts Trying to Build an Elevator to Space

0<p>SHARES<p>Like all paradigm changing ideas, it at first seems impossible—instead of a harrowing launch to space aboard a powerful, flaming rocket, climb …