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Antimatter changed physics, and the discovery of antimemories | Cosmos

One of the most intriguing physics discoveries of the last century was the existence of antimatter, material that exists as the “mirror image” of …

Physics

Neil deGrasse Tyson Selects the Eight Books Every Intelligent Person on the Planet Should Read

In December of 2011, <b>Neil deGrasse Tyson</b> — champion of science, celebrator of the cosmic perspective, master of the soundbite — participated in Reddit’s Ask Me Anything series of public questions and answers. One reader posed the following question: <i>“Which books should be read by every single</i> …

This Cat Has the World’s Most Interesting Face

Meet Venus the fascinating feline with the world’s most interesting face. The five-year old <i>tortoiseshell</i> not only has two different colored eyes …

Let's look for life in the outer solar system

Physicist Freeman Dyson suggests that we start looking for life on the moons of Jupiter and out past Neptune, in the Kuiper belt and the Oort cloud. …

Astronomer Seth Shostak: We'll find ET by 2037!

SETI Institute chief astronomer Seth Shostak bet hundreds of people at our Boing Boing: Ingenuity live event that we'll hear from an extraterrestrial …

Watch A Human Being Age Through A Lifetime In Five Minutes

Quite possibly the most beautiful video on the internet right now. Go fullscreen, put on headphones.<p>Technically this person is a <i>lot</i> of people, all from the same family. Art and design site Colossal explains the process, which was fairly involved:

Headphones

Listen to a full recording of Dave Chappelle’s comeback concert in Chicago

When Dave Chappelle took the stage at Chicago’s First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre last Saturday (8/31), he unleashed a kiloton of verbal napalm against …

FDA proposes tougher regulations on tanning beds

Tanning beds could soon come with a warning label, alerting users to the risk of skin cancer and noting that the devices shouldn't be used by people under 18.<p>Tanning beds could soon come with a warning label, alerting users to the risk of skin cancer and noting that the devices shouldn't be used by …

'Time Crystals' Could Upend Physicists' Theory of Time

In February 2012, the Nobel Prize-winning physicist Frank Wilczek decided to go public with a strange and, he worried, somewhat embarrassing idea. …

Selling Seeds That Survive The Harsh Life Of An Urban Garden

Rooftop Ready Seeds will help you start an agricultural life in even the most concrete of jungles.<p>With the growth of the urban agriculture movement, it’s no longer shocking to realize produce at the farmers’ market was grown down the street, even if you live in the grittiest metropolis. But finding …

New York City

Isaac Asimov - The Foundation Trilogy : Isaac Asimov : Free Download, Borrow, and Streaming

Bitcoin and the illusion of money

The world’s “first decentralised digital currency” promises financial salvation, but what is it and can it really deliver?<p>Dubai. Greece. Spain. Portugal. Italy. Cyprus. Ireland. The list of countries needing financial bailouts seems to go on and on. And that’s before you include those banks in the …

Bitcoin

Bathing in Pepto-Bismol – Australia’s Pink Lake

Would you believe it if someone told you Pepto Bismal isn’t manufactured from chemicals, but sourced from the water of a natural lake? It isn’t true, …

Saltwater

Life on Earth… but not as we know it

Across the world's great deserts, a mysterious sheen has been found on boulders and rock faces. These layers of manganese, arsenic and silica are …