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How the Earth’s continents will look 250 million years from now

Speaking of Pangaea, this video shows how the present-day continents came to be formed from the Pangaea supercontinent about 240 million years ago, …

Science

'No Survivors': Guatemala Volcano Buries Entire Village

<b>(ZHE)</b> — Rescue workers searched tirelessly for survivors amid a desolate grey landscape of ash and destruction on Monday, one day after Guatemala’s …

Geology

A Physicist Has Proposed a Grim Explanation For Why We Never See Aliens

The fault in our stars.<p>The Universe is so unimaginably big, and it's positively teeming with an almost infinite supply of potentially life-giving …

Universe

SpaceX Hid a Second, Secret Payload Aboard Falcon Heavy, And It Sounds Amazing

Designed to last for millions of years.<p>Elon Musk's personal Tesla might have gotten all the headlines during SpaceX's historic rocket launch last …

Falcon Heavy

A Triumphant First Launch for Elon Musk's Giant Rocket

SpaceX’s 27-engine Falcon Heavy successfully blasted off from Florida with a cherry-red Tesla convertible in tow.<p><i>Updated on February 6 at 7:29 p.m. ET</i><p>CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.—Seven years ago, the Falcon Heavy was a model rocket, sitting on a table in a conference room in Washington, D.C., in front of …

Space Travel

A Map Shows What Happens When Our World Gets Four Degrees Warmer: The Colorado River Dries Up, Antarctica Urbanizes, Polynesia Vanishes

Humanity faces few larger questions than what, exactly, to do about climate change — and, in a sense larger still, what climate change even means. …

Colorado River

Take a flight through the heart of the Orion Nebula to see where stars are born in this stunning NASA video

The three-dimensional video provides a look at the topography of the nebula using visible and infrared light<p>NASA has combined the staggering images …

Mysterious Ancient Egyptian Rock Made of Tiny Diamonds Formed Before the Solar System Existed

Mysterious fragments of a rock known as the Hypatia stone, found in the Egyptian desert in 1996, traces its origins back to even before the very …

Incredible 'Hypatia' Stone Contains Compounds Not Found in the Solar System

The mysterious Egyptian rock contains micro-mineral compounds not found on Earth, in any meteorite or comet, or elsewhere in the solar system.<p>The Hypatia stone is only a few centimeters across, broken into pebble fragments, but it may very well be the most interesting rock in the world.<p>Named for …

Earth Science

How to Increase Mental Toughness: 4 Secrets From Navy SEALs and Olympians

Know what’s really interesting? Learning how Navy SEALs build mental toughness to handle deadly situations.<p>Know what else is really interesting? …

7 Storytelling Structures to Improve Your Presentations (Infographic)

What your favorite plots and your next business presentation should have in common.<p>Giving presentations, whether during meetings with co-workers or to potential new clients, can often seem intimidating. But luckily, there are tried and true ways to organize your information so that it is both easy …

Fundamental Physical Constants

And Examples of When They May Be Used<p>Physics is described in the language of mathematics, and the equations of this language make use of a wide array …

Physics

How to Identify the 3 Major Types of Rocks

In geology, pictures of rocks can be used to help you best determine which of the three major types a particular rock belongs to: igneous, …

Earth Science

Where is the Most Fascinating Geology in the Solar System?

I've spent the last few days at the Geological Society of America Annual Meeting in Seattle. What I've learned is that geology has definitely left …

12 everyday stretches that will help you stay flexible and fit at any age

When it comes to stretching, there are a lot of options to choose from.<p>But what are the best everyday stretches for anyone looking to avoid sore muscles, get more flexible, and protect his or her muscles from injuries?<p>We turned to Marilyn Moffat, a professor of physical therapy at New York …

Picture Guide to Common and Less-Common Minerals

Identify Your Specimens with This Master Photo Guide<p>If you're interested in rock collecting, you know that rocks you find in the real world rarely …

Jewelry

Gemstones and Minerals

Minerals and Their Corresponding Gemstone Names<p>When certain minerals compress under specific conditions, most often below the surface of the earth, a …

Jewelry

Scientists just found Earth's 57th tectonic plate - Futurity

Misfit plates in the Pacific led scientists to the discovery of a new one, "Malpelo."

Here's the quickest way to tell if your solar eclipse glasses are fake

Those in the path of totality will see a total eclipse, where the moon completely blocks out the light from the sun. The rest of the country will be able to see a partial eclipse.<p>Viewing an eclipse (full or partial) can be a dangerous endeavor, since you shouldn't look directly at the sun. Luckily, …

Astronomy

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Is It Time To Rethink The Scientific Method? | Inc.com

Designing an airplane has long been an exercise in tradeoffs. A larger airplane with more powerful engines can hold more people and go farther, but is costlier to run. A smaller one is more cost efficient, but lacks capacity. For decades, these have been nearly inviolable constraints that …

Machine Learning

German energy company wants to build flow batteries in old natural gas caverns

Research for a massive redox flow battery is underway.<p>A German energy company recently announced that it’s partnering with a university to build a …

A visual explanation of quantum mechanics

From the ViaScience YouTube channel comes this 31-part video explainer of quantum mechanics. As the introduction video notes, there is a fair bit of …

5 Ways to Spark Innovative Thinking

03 Min Read Time - These brain exercises can help rewire your thinking for a fresh perspective.

The Trump administration claim that renewable energy threatens the stability of the US power grid is ludicrous

Recent statements from Washington suggest that grid reliability will be threatened if old power plants using coal continue to be replaced by modern power plants using natural gas, wind power, and solar power. This is simply not true.<p>In April, energy secretary Rick Perry ordered a study on the …