Mohammed EL-Arossi

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Artist nails his scrotum to the ground in Red Square

Red Square has seen a lot over the centuries, from public executions to giant military parades, but a performance artist broke new ground on Sunday when he nailed his scrotum to cobblestones in a painful act of protest.<p>Pyotr Pavlensky said the protest was his response to Russia's descent into a …

Crater Burning for Over 40 Years is a "Door to Hell"

<i>Door to Hell</i> is an aptly named natural gas field in the Karakum Desert of Darweze, Turkmenistan that has been burning for over forty years. The flaming crater was originally a level surface identified by Soviet scientists in 1971 as an area rich in gas resources. Unfortunately, the ground collapsed …

Natural Gas

A Rare New Bacterium Thrives In Spacecraft Cleanrooms

A recently discovered bacterium thrives in the cleanest places on Earth—where spacecraft are assembled.<p><i>Tersicoccus phoenicis</i> is no ordinary microbe. This rare bacterium can withstand chemical cleaning, ultraviolet rays, and a dearth of nutrients to live in some of the most sterile places around: …

Photographer Captures Intimate Moments of Home Birth

For the past three years, Jackie Dives has been a doula, a person who provides physical as well as emotional support during childbirth. She started photographing home births almost by accident, she simply had her camera with her at the very first birth she attended. As she says, “Combining doula …

Home Birth

Flexible, wearable sensor promises new era in heart monitoring

Researchers have developed a new type of wearable sensor that could greatly improve the accuracy and practicality of heart monitoring. Developed by …

Nanotech

DARPA uses nerve/muscle interfaces to give amputees feedback and improve control

Artificial limbs have come a long way in recent years with the development of prostheses that can be controlled directly by the patient’s nerves. The …

Neuroscience Meets Magic: an educational feature

<i>BrainFacts.org</i><i>,</i> a website under the umbrella of the Society for Neuroscience that provides information about the brain and nervous system for the …

Foods imaged with a scanning electron microscope. Guess what foods they are. Click on the photos for the answers. (via)

Foods imaged with a scanning electron microscope. Guess what foods they are. Click on the photos for the answers. (via)

Perseids 2013: Meteor shower peaks again on last night to enjoy show

Stargazers, you've got one more night to enjoy the Perseid meteor shower, one of the best meteor showers of 2013, so make the most of it.<p>The meteor shower is expected to put on almost as good a display Monday night into Tuesday morning as it did on Sunday night, and as you can see in the photo …

Meteor Showers

The HistoMap – Four thousand years of world history

Perseid meteor shower 2013: Catch the falling stars.

Every year around August 11 – 13, the Earth plows through the interplanetary debris left behind by comet Swift-Tuttle. As we ram into this cloud of …

A Minimalist Periodic Table, Built From Dots

The familiar chart of elements is highly functional but a touch ugly. This minimalist makeover is a gorgeous (if not practical) alternative.<p>The periodic table may be one of the greatest accomplishments in information visualization. Its simple approach–lining and layering atoms by number of …

Chemistry

A new way of thinking about how the brain works

Modern neuroscience is based on the discovery of the neuron, but this is only half the story<p>My book, <i>50 Human Brain Ideas You Really Need to Know</i>, is out now, and is available at a discount price from Amazon and the <i>Guardian</i> bookshop. (And here's a lovely review by Vaughan Bell, who calls it "a …

Fantastic Lava Photography

A couple of years ago I've featured some amazing volcano photographs, and I thought it would be awesome to feature lava itself since it's such a …

Natural Disasters