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Darwin did not cheat Wallace out of his rightful place in history

Attempts to reinstate Wallace as the working class hero who discovered evolution before Darwin have no basis in fact<p>This year is the centenary of the death of Victorian naturalist and co-discoverer of evolution by natural selection, Alfred Russel Wallace. So we have heard a lot about him recently, …

WIRED Space Photo of the Day 2013 | WIRED

Jan. 19, 2014: Solar X-Flare<p>The largest sunspot group of the solar cycle unleashed a large (X1.2 class) flare just when it was facing right towards …

Tool 'senses' when nanocrystals release hydrogen - Futurity

VANDERBILT (US) — Using “off-the-shelf” components, scientists have devised a way to measure when nanocrystals …

Will the Skylon be the new Concorde? The obstacles for supersonic planes are still high.

Last month, the United Kingdom announced that it was investing $90 million in what was being billed as the most groundbreaking aeronautical …

Watch A Homemade Coilgun Destroy A Laptop

It's an electric gun, boogie woogie woogie.<p>This homemade gun uses electromagnetic coils to send steel rods flying at a speed of 138 feet per second. Pressing the trigger loads a steel rod into the barrel, where the first electromagnetic coil pulls the rod forward via magnetism, then turns off. The …

Element of the week: californium | video

What do UC Berkeley, lawrencium and nuclear reactors share in common?<p>This week, we meet the element, californium. I'll give you three guesses as to where this element's name comes from -- and your first two guesses don't count!<p>Californium is a radioactive actinoid with the chemical symbol <b>Cf</b> and the …