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Pangea Redrawn With Today’s Political Boundaries

Once, the earth was comprised of a supercontinent called Pangea. So what would that continent look like if it had the political boundaries of today?<p>It’s hard to imagine a time when Antarctica was a stone’s throw from the Australian Outback, or when Morocco was right across the street from New York. …

Plate Tectonics

The Physics Behind Schrödinger's Cat Paradox

Google honors the physicist today with a Doodle. We explain the science behind his famous paradox.<p><b>His feline paradox thought experiment has become a pop culture staple, but it was Erwin Schrödinger's work in quantum mechanics that cemented his status within the world of physics.</b><p>The Nobel …

Indoor Vertical Farm 'Pinkhouses' Grow Plants Faster With Less Energy

Indoor farms need light—and a lot of it—to grow crops, but that energy adds up big time in terms of cost and environmental impact. A Pinkhouse is a …

Aquaponics

Gut microbes get first dibs on heart meds

The next time you pop a pill, know that the microbes in your gut might get to it before you do. Some people harbor a strain of bacteria that …

Medical Research

Spider's personality matters when job hunting

The career choices of one type of social spider depend on its personality. Character wins out over factors such as age or body size in shaping the …

Spiders

Is High-Tech View of HIV Too Good to Be True?

AAAS login provides access to <i>Science</i> for AAAS members, and access to other journals in the <i>Science</i> family to users who have purchased individual …

Can The Smell Of Oranges Help Dieters Resist Sweet Treats?

Whenever we give in to temptation, be it for a helping of something divine, like fine chocolate, or just a so-so piece of saltwater taffy abandoned next to the office coffeepot, there's something more than self-control at work.<p>Woven into the complexities of food choices and eating behaviors are all …

Young women 20 times more likely to die after prison - Futurity

U. MELBOURNE (AUS) — Young adults just released from prison are much more likely to …

How to see a green flash

It’s said that once you’ve seen a green flash, you’ll never go wrong in matters of the heart. Here’s all you need to know … plus great pics!<p><b>People</b> …

North Sea

Scientific research should get more public funding

State funding helped get Google’s search algorithm, antibody cancer therapies, and DNA sequencing technologies off the ground. We need more of it to boost scientific research, argues Dr Julian Huppert, Liberal Democrat MP for Cambridge<p>Collaboration in science is central to a flourishing, …

Environmentalists must redefine what 'progress' means

Humankind is made for greater things than circulating plastic tat. Science can help us see this<p>"What's this?" I asked my nephew. He was soon to turn two, and I thought, perhaps, he would be able to identify the plastic toy in my hand as a "dinosaur". "Edmontosaurus", he told me. I checked the label …

What We Can Learn From the Quantum Calculations of Birds and Bacteria

As an undergraduate at Oxford University in the mid-1970s, K. Birgitta Whaley struggled to choose between chemistry and physics. Now, as a professor …

Why is there still no male contraceptive pill?

Our pick of the week’s science and tech stories, including male contraception, whether we could create an interstellar starship using available science and confessions of a Google Glass explorer.<p>Don’t ever take anything from Goldman<br>Michael Lewis | Vanity Fair | 1 August 2013<br>Sergei Aleynikov was …

Google Glass

Facial Plastic Surgery Doesn't Make People More Attractive, Study Finds

This is the first time anybody has tried to quantify the beautifying effects of these procedures.<p>Do you get a refund if the product doesn't work as desired? A new study has found that those who get aesthetic facial plastic surgery, such as brow lifts and eyelid surgery, aren't rated as …

How the chemicals in your blood can betray your wealth

Doctors may soon be able to tell how wealthy their patients are purely by looking at the chemicals in their blood.<p>A new study has found that different types of chemicals build up in people's bodies depending on their socioeconomic status.<p>While some chemicals, such as those associated with smoking, …

Scare Tactics Don't Stop People From Using Drugs

Information about how terrible drugs and alcohol are for your health doesn't seem to be an effective deterrent, a new study says.<p>For years, anti-drug and anti-smoking ads have relied on scaring people about the potential health risks of substance abuse. These are smoker's lungs! This is your brain …

Kickstarter bans project creators from giving away genetically-modified organisms

Kickstarter is clamping down on genetically-modified organisms following the success of a project to genetically engineer glowing plants for use as additional lighting in people's homes. Earlier this week and without explanation, the crowdfunding website quietly altered its guidelines for project …

Cross of Jesus Found? Archaeologists Find Fragment in Ancient Turkish Church

“Cross of Jesus found” reports sprung up on Friday after archaeologists said they would what is believed to be a piece of the cross–the one used to …

The Week In Numbers: Humanity's Last Common Ancestor, The Birth Of NASA, And More

<b>180,000-200,000 years ago</b>: the time when humanity's last common male ancestor likely walked Earth<p><b>28.3 mph</b>: the speed at which Boston Dynamics' Cheetah Robot can sprint (it is one of our 10 favorite athletic robots)<p><b>$300-$2,000</b>: the money a 3-D printer could save you per year by printing household …

The Simplest Periodic Table We've Ever Seen

No numbers, just dots<p>In this beautiful, easy-to-read periodic table, created by London-based graphic designer Alison Haigh, each element is represented by a visualization of its electronic structure, rather than by numbers and letters.<p>The dots each represent electrons—so, hydrogen, which has an …

Camping may reset your body clock (but leave your flashlight at home)

Do you stay up late and wake up groggy? Then consider getting a tent and a sleeping bag. A week of camping may help reset your body's internal clock, a new study suggests.<p>Researchers from the University of Colorado-Boulder recently took eight people on a weeklong camping trip in the Rocky Mountains …

When Talking About Science, We Need More Tony Stark and Less Big Bang Theory

*Editor's note: Communicating about science can be perceived as a life-or-death issue in some cases, or as hype and *stereotype <i>in others. In this</i> …

New Ant Species 'Horrifying' with 'Fierce Jaws' and 'Sharp Teeth'

The Utah biologist that identified 33 new ant species said that they’re horrifying and look like a monster.<p>“These new ant species are the stuff of …