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Photograph: CERN/LHC<p>LHC CERN Record Beam Energy: The display shows the beam intensities (red and blue lines, left hand scale) and energy (black line, right hand …

Physics

The secrets of color-changing chameleons revealed

Scientists studying chameleon skin have discovered the secret to the lizards' color-changing prowess: Rather than relying purely on pigments, the animals use photonic nanocrystals in their skin to manipulate light with exquisite precision.<p>The findings, described in the journal Nature …

'Spring Forward' With These 12 Quick Brunch Recipes

These 12 quick brunch recipes are perfect to make when you've lost an hour of sleep (thanks Daylight Savings!).<p>For those of us who like sleep (that is, everyone) it's the most dreaded morning of the year: The day we "spring forward" into Daylight Savings Time. The bad news: We've lost an hour. The …

Breakfast

Homer Simpson almost discovered the Higgs boson before any scientist

Some may refer to <i>The Simpsons</i> as "genius" but nobody expected this.<p>A new book titled <i>The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets</i> claims that …

Physics

The best iPad apps for videographers

If you are a videographer by trade, then you should check out our list of the best iPad apps for videographers.<p>Use up all the clips lying in your …

Myths of Physics: 2. Gravity Is Much Weaker Than Electromagnetism

This is one you will hear in physics classrooms and read in physics textbooks. It even seems to be familiar experience. The magnetic repulsion between the like poles of two small bar magnets easily overcomes their mutual gravitational attraction.<p>But the sun and Earth have magnetic fields too, and …