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RNA's Secret Life Outside the Cell

For decades, researchers have been finding DNA and its sister, RNA, circulating in the body, outside the safe interior of cells where these molecules …

An Infographic Comparing Some of the Fastest Things in the World to the Speed of Light

The Infographic Machine has created an infographic that compares some of the fastest things in the world — like the Bugatti Veyron, a cheetah, and …

Speed Of Light

Heavy atoms help give black hole jets their power

Jets of a black hole known as 4U1630-47 contains heavy particles, such as iron and nickel. It helps explain why black hole jets pack such a …

6 Chemical Reaction GIFs That Will Make You a Smarter Person

Remember how much fun your high school chemistry class was? Neither do we. But that may be because there weren't enough explosions. Well, nowadays, …

What is Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle?

How the sun shines and why the vacuum of space is not actually empty<p>The uncertainty principle is one of the most famous (and probably misunderstood) ideas in physics. It tells us that there is a fuzziness in nature, a fundamental limit to what we can know about the behaviour of quantum particles …

Le Chatelier's principle

<b>Le Chatelier's principle</b> (UK: /ləʃæˈtɛljeɪ/, US: /ˈʃɑːtəljeɪ/), also called <b>Chatelier's principle</b> or "The Equilibrium Law", can be used to predict the …

Circuit Scribe: Instantly Draw Functional Electrical Circuits on a Piece of Paper | Colossal

<p>The folks over at Urbana-based Electroninks Incorporated just launched a Kickstarter project for a new kind of pen that draws fuctional electronic …

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Proof of the Pythagoras Theorem.

21 Science Fictions That Became Science Facts In 2013

If only Isaac Asimov could see us now. There's an old saying that science fiction is really just predicting — or helping prevent — the future.

Cassini Photo: Stunning New Views of Saturn’s Hexagon Storm

Wildlife<p>NASA this week released the highest-resolution view yet of the unique, six-sided jet stream circling Saturn’s north pole—known as “the hexagon.” This movie (click image to run), made from images obtained by Cassini’s imaging cameras, is the first to show the hexagon in color filters. …

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The year ahead: ten amazing science and technology innovations coming up in 2014

From the world's largest underground hotel to Star Wars-style holographic communication, the coming year is set to unveil an array of incredible advances in science and technology<p><b>Beam yourself across the world</b><p>The growth in video communication has been exponential. Skype now boasts 300 million …

Arctic Methane Bubbles Not As Foreboding As Once Feared

European scientists were alarmed in 2008 when they discovered streams of methane bubbles erupting from the seafloor in Norway's high Arctic. This gas, which contributes to global warming, was apparently coming from methane ice on the seafloor. A follow-up study finds that methane bubble plumes at …

U.S. May Soon Require Cars Be Able To Talk To Each Other

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration missed its own deadlines for making a decision on mandating car-to-car communications, but says it will come soon.<p>Officials will decide in the "coming weeks" whether all new cars in the U.S. must have the technology to communicate with other cars …

Traffic Safety

Gaseous planet with same mass as Earth is discovered by scientists

Earth's gassy 'twin' has been discovered in another solar system 200 light years away.<p>The planet, known as KOI-314c, weighs the same as Earth but is 60% larger, leading scientists to suspect it has a thick gaseous atmosphere.<p>It orbits a dim red dwarf star at such a close distance that temperatures …

CES 2014: Connected CrockPot Shows Why Internet of Things Should Exist

Thank you, Belkin! I won't burn the house down.<p>The Internet of Things is made of promises. Promises and, well, junk. Take, for example, the HapiFork; the smart utensil, which debuted at the Consumer Electronics Show around this time last year, monitors the pace of the user's eating and alerts them …

CES

SpaceX Falcon rocket lifts off with Thaicom digital TV satellite

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - A Space Exploration Technologies’ Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on Monday to put a commercial communications spacecraft into orbit for Thai satellite operator Thaicom.<p>A Falcon 9 rocket carrying a small science …