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Large Hadron Collider restarted in hunt for dark matter

Scientists send beams of particles racing through underground tunnels in hunt for invisible material that makes up 84 per cent of universe's matter and binds galaxies<p>The world's largest and most powerful atom smasher has been restarted after an upgrade that could see it making scientific history …

Are Harvard's Dying Hemlocks a Warning for Trees Everywhere?

Snowshoeing through Harvard Forest is a chance to ponder the fate of forests on a rapidly warming planet.<p>His snowshoes crunching on a crust of ice, David Orwig tromped through the woods at Harvard Forest one afternoon in early March. After a bone-chilling February, the air—20°F (-7°C) and no …

Whales on the Wrong Side of the World

In May 2010, a whale showed up on the wrong side of the world.<p>A team of marine biologists was conducting a survey off the coast of Israel when they spotted it. At first they thought it was a sperm whale. But each time the animal surfaced, the more clearly they could see that it had the wrong …

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Soon, A Giant Balloon Could Leisurely Float You To The Edge Of Space

World View sets a new record in the quest to conquer the stratosphere<p>It’s a dream of many to visit the great wide vacuum that is outer space—but getting there can be pretty intense. You know, like the part where you have to strap yourself into a 60-ton rocket accelerating upward at 18,000 miles per …

Humans, Not Climate Change, Caused Caribbean Bat Extinctions

About 25,000 to 3,000 years ago, land mammals died out in massive numbers from the Arctic to the Caribbean, which scientists have attributed variously to climate change and human activity. Bats weren’t as susceptible as their non-flying cousins — in the Caribbean, about 18 percent of bat species …

Ancient skull offers clues to humans’ migration out of Africa

A partial skull from a cave in northern Israel sheds light on the first modern humans to walk out of Africa and their interbreeding with Neanderthals.<p>…

What causes the aurora borealis?

The aurora borealis, or northern lights, are an ethereal display of colored lights shimmering across the night sky. What causes them?<p>Those who live …

Get Ready For The Next Generation Fighter Jet

The Pentagon imagines a post-F35 future<p>Since the dawn of the jet age, military planners and industrialists have grouped the fighters borne forth from their iron loins into generations. Borrowing the term from biology, each generation is grouped by a series of improvements that make the successor …

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Pair of Ice Climbers Are First to Ascend Frozen Niagara Falls

Ice climbers Will Gadd and Sarah Huenikenbecame the first to do so.<p>Nine daredevils have gone over Niagara Falls in barrels and lived to tell the tale. This week, ice climbers Will Gadd and Sarah Huenikenbecame the first to reverse the trip.<p>The pair became the first to ascend the world-famous falls …

By The Way — Australia - Photographs and text by Chris Bowes | LensCulture

<i>By The Way</i> is a series of photos taken throughout Australia capturing many different environments from the side of the road. Although often trivial, these are the places between places, hidden down back roads or on the sides of busy high ways and overlooked by the travelers passing through them. …

19 Breathtaking Photos of Winter Wonderlands Around the World

We're in the middle of winter here, so what better time is it to look at some of the most breathtaking photos of the season? We've looked through the web and we've found photo after photo of photographers who've shot, not just snow or ice, but trees covered in white, lakes dotted in ice. Around the …

Delightful Illustrations Depict R2-D2 Dressed as Other Superheroes

Fantasy worlds collide in Steve Berrington's delightful illustrations that depict Star Wars icon R2-D2 dressed up as superheroes from other realms. The lovable droid crosses Marvel, DC Comic and Lucasfilm lines to don a Superman cape, pick up Captain America's shield and try on Wonder Woman's …

Why You’re Flaky And Late, In Charts

If your most frequently sent text message is “running 5 mins late sorry!!!,” these charts, by Isla Bell Murray and Jessica Saia for the <i>Bold Italic</i>, might resonate. If you’re one of those annoyingly punctual people always on the receiving end of such texts, the charts will explain why not everyone …

Taking Artsy Photos is 7th in List of Sexiest Creative Behaviors, Scientists Find

Taking artistic photographs is one of the sexiest forms of creativity — at least that’s what scientists are reporting. The activity ranked 7th on a …

Microsoft finally delivers the Windows we really wanted

Over the last few years, Microsoft seems to have been flailing. Windows 8, while a step in the right direction for the company, was an utter mess and saw slow adoption along with poor developer uptake.<p>Windows 8 went too far, too fast; it was a user experience disaster. As users bemoaned Windows 8’s …

Special report: How the rise of a mega solar panel farm shows us the future of energy

Advertisement<p>34 Comments<p>Credit: First Solar<p>After about an hour of weaving up and down the winding, mountainous, two-lane highway that is route 58, …

This is Windows 10 for phones

Microsoft showed off a number of new features for Windows 10 on phones today, but in afternoon sessions at the company’s press event, we got a closer look at what’s coming. Most of the demonstrations focused on improving the built-in apps and features of Windows Phone, and fixing a lot of the …

The Week in Review: El Capitan Conquered

On Wednesday, Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson became the first individuals to reach the summit of El Capitan’s Dawn Wall, a vertical rock in …

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Uncomfortable Photographs of Sunbathers Sleeping Comfortably on a Beach

For his project “Comfort Zone,” Lithuanian photographer Tadao Cern visited a public beach and shot photographs of the people sleeping comfortably on …

Terra Firma: Portrait of a Planet - Photographs by Richard Waite | LensCulture

<i>“To the complaint, 'There are no people in these photographs,' I respond, There are always two people: the photographer and the viewer.”</i><p><i>—Ansel Adams</i><p>For over 10 years, photographer Richard Waite has been traveling around the world, seeking out the most remote (and extraordinary) landscapes that the …

Two Massive Lakes Under the Greenland Ice Sheet Drained Away in Weeks

Two lakes underneath the ice in Greenland that previously held billions of gallons of water were rapidly drained, probably in a matter of weeks, …

Rare And 'Horrific': Frilled Shark Startles Fishermen In Australia

Normally, we wouldn't call something a living fossil. But the name seems tailor-made for the frilled shark, whose roots are traced to 80 million years ago. Its prehistoric origins are obvious in its primitive body; nearly all of the rare animal's closest relatives are long extinct.<p>In the most …