Kyle E. Speights

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5 of the weirdest things in our universe

They say that truth is stranger than fiction. And what’s true in our universe is bizarre. From planets made of diamonds to raspberry-smelling clouds …

interesting-maps: “ Map of the ancient courses of the Mississippi River Valley prepared by Harold Fisk of LSU, 1944. ”

The world as 100 people over the last 200 years.<p>Europeans are divided along ideological lines in their views of the EU, but this division is not a …

Mississippi River

The Food Lab: How to Make the Best Potato Hash

More<p>Mexican Food<p><i>Recetas deliciosas</i> to transport your tastebuds south of the border.<p>In my line of work, you end up with lots of leftovers, and lots of leftovers means that I make a lot of hash. I mean, a <i>lot</i> of it. What better way is there to recycle that little hunk of bacon, that half onion, and …

A Senator Just Went on 60 Minutes Claiming the 9/11 Attackers Had "Support from Within the US"

Underneath the visitors’ center in the United States Capitol is a secure room where the House Intelligence Committee stores highly classified files. …

International Space Station Visible Friday Evening

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Tomorrow night you can celebrate the end of the work week with a little star-gazing.<p>Ron Smiley says we will have clear skies …

When worlds collide: Earth is really two planets, study finds

Scientists suggest the 4.5-billion-year-old collision between Earth and planet Theia was bigger than we thought.<p>The Earth is actually composed of two …

Malin 1 is the biggest spiral galaxy known.

Nature does love spirals.<p>Phil Plait writes <b>Slate</b>’s Bad Astronomy blog and is an astronomer, public speaker, science evangelizer, and author of <i>Death</i> …

Galaxies

Taming Superconductors with String Theory

<i>From</i> <i>Quanta Magazine</i> <i>(</i><i>find original story here</i><i>).</i><p>String theory was devised as a way to unite the laws of quantum mechanics with those of gravity, with …

Quantum Physics

The Two Big Bangs

When you think about how the Universe got its start, from a scientific point of view, there’s one theory that explains what we see above all others: the Big Bang. But not everyone agrees on what “the Big Bang” actually means. In particular, there’s always some news that periodically goes around …

Universe

Researchers pinpoint place where cancer cells may begin

Cancer cells are normal cells that go awry by making bad developmental decisions during their lives. In a study involving the fruit fly equivalent of …

Biology

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Interesting Engineering

The Universe’s Dark Ages May Hold The Secrets To Dark Matter, Inflation, And Even String Theory

How the future of astronomy — and something we can’t even see — might open up the dark Universe.<p><i>This post is written by Sabine Hossenfelder, a</i> …

Universe

The FBI's 9 most wanted fugitives still on the run

The following individuals on the FBI's list have alternate identities and are considered armed and dangerous.<p>All photos and captions are provided by the FBI.<p>Please do not attempt to apprehend any of these fugitives. Report any tips to the FBI by clicking here.

Is Hyperloop the future of high-speed travel?

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/technology/1221000/1221392_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524655668_42de138b86f70276ba572fb0eb05961e<p><b>"Yeehaw!" cries the rocket-engineer as he drives the all-terrain buggy hard over the rocks and scrub of the Nevada Desert.</b><p>With his big hat and …

Einstein's genius changed science's perception of gravity

Albert Einstein opened humankind’s eyes to the universe.<p>Before Einstein, space seemed featureless and changeless, as Isaac Newton had defined it two …

Black hole catches qubits, spits them back out again

Theoretical physicists tell us how to rescue quantum information from black hole.<p>Very occasionally, my imagination gets the better of me. When I …

4 cosmic phenomena that travel faster than the speed of light

AP Photo<p>When Albert Einstein first predicted that light travels the same speed everywhere in our universe, he essentially stamped a speed limit on …

Lifestyle Portrait and Black and White Landscape Photographers: Show us Your Stuff

Hey folks,<p>The Phoblographer is looking for two distinct types of work to feature right now. La Noir Image will feature Black and White Landscapes and …

Titanosaurs: the largest animals ever to walk the Earth

A new species of dinosaur discovered in Argentina is forcing scientists to tackle some improbable questions<p>How do you eat a skip full of food every day without ever chewing? How do you walk on tiptoes when you’re the length of four London buses? How do you have sex when you weigh 70 tons? While the …

London Public Transport

These Corporations Control Almost Everything You Buy And Watch

This chart shows that most products we buy are controlled by just a few companies. It’s called <b>“The Illusion of Choice.”</b><p>Despite a wide array of brands …

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Quanta Magazine – Illuminating Science | Quanta Magazine

Disease-causing viruses and message-carrying vesicles sit at the ends of a spectrum of membranous particles that cells release.<p>New observations of …

This Insane Car-Sized Drone Carries People Like a Helicopter

It’s no secret the drone industry is blowing up. We’ve got regular drones, tiny drones, drones with infrared cameras, drones that follow you around …

Drones

21 Benefits Of Having A Cat

We are crazy about our cats! And there are so many reasons why. Lingvistov has already published a guide on the benefits of having cats. Now you can …

Pets

Top 6 Must-See Sky Events for 2016

Get a sneak peek at the best skywatching sights of the new year.<p>Among other celestial delights, the upcoming year may be best remembered for a planetary disappearing act and a Martian close-up.<p>Mars will be at its biggest and brightest in May, and then in the fall will appear to pass close to a …

Astronomy