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Tibetan Monks Painstakingly Create Incredible Mandalas Using Millions of Grains of Sand

Imagine the amount of patience that's required to create such highly detailed art such as this! To promote healing and world peace, a group of Tibetan Buddhist monks, from the Drepung Loseling Monastery in India, travel the world creating incredible mandalas using millions of grains of sand. For …

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Physicists discover how to change the crystal structure of graphene

A University of Arizona-led team of physicists has discovered how to change the crystal structure of graphene, more commonly known as pencil lead, …

Neanderthals were not less intelligent than modern humans, scientists find

Scientists have concluded that Neanderthals were not the primitive dimwits they are commonly portrayed to have been.<p>The view of Neanderthals as club-wielding brutes is one of the most enduring stereotypes in science, but researchers who trawled the archaeological evidence say the image has no basis …

Citrus tree disease kills from the roots up

Scientists have uncovered new details about citrus greening, a disease that is devastating the citrus industry in North America.<p>The assumption was …

Universe Is Expanding Symmetrically, 'Real-Time' Analysis Shows

The universe is expanding — and it is doing so at the same rate in all directions, according to new measurements that appear to confirm the standard model of cosmology.<p>Astrophysicist Jeremy Darling of the University of Colorado Boulder came to this conclusion after employing a research strategy …

Baby French Bulldog Protests His Bedtime Before Succumbing To His Own Sleepiness

Bam Bam, an adorable french bulldog puppy, protests his bedtime, but eventually succumbs to his own sleepiness in this video posted by …

A Mathematical Proof That The Universe Could Have Formed Spontaneously From Nothing

Cosmologists assume that natural quantum fluctuations allowed the Big Bang to happen spontaneously. Now they have a mathematical proof<p>One of the …

How we see color - Colm Kelleher

Designed Like We Give A Dam: New Proposals To Protect New York Coastal Communities

Adaptation measures would strengthen local resilience to sea level rise and the next Superstorm Sandy.<p><i>Click here to enter the gallery.</i><p>Ten proposals are vying for funding to prepare the New York metro region for disasters like Superstorm Sandy and make recovery from such events easier, cheaper, and …

Finding the switch: Researchers create roadmap for gene expression

In a new study, researchers from North Carolina State University, UNC-Chapel Hill and other institutions have taken the first steps toward creating a …

Viewing Guide: Watch Moon Turn Red During Total Lunar Eclipse

Here's how to watch next week's rare total eclipse of the moon.<p>The first total lunar eclipse in more than two years will grace the skies on Monday, and it's all the more rare because it will be visible above the entire Western Hemisphere.<p>During the overnight hours of April 14-15, skygazers there …

Using Black Holes to Measure Dark Energy, Like a BOSS

Thanks to something called “dark energy,” our Universe is expanding. We don’t understand much about it yet, but a project called BOSS is aiming to …

Starwatch: Mars at its closest

Mars comes closer to the Earth on 14 April than at any time since early 2008. Even so, it appears only 15.2 arcsec across through our telescopes and we need good observing conditions, and some patience, to appreciate its surface detail. Just don't expect as sharp a view as that in our Hubble image …