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‘Behind the Science’: an exclusive visit at CERN of Geneva (Ep 2)

Follow us behind the scenes of CERN. ‘Behind the Science’ brings you inside one of the most famous centre of research in physics, where thousand of scientists are working day and night to unlock the secrets of our universe.<p>CERN is like a small town where around 11.000 people are working every day. …

CERN

Octopuses Rolling on MDMA Reveal Unexpected Link to Humans

“They just embraced with multiple arms.”<p>When the California two-spot octopus isn’t attempting to bring more eight-legged cephalopods into this world, …

Ecstasy (Drug)

The 30 safest places to live in the UK in 2018

The top spot goes to a Welsh seaside town...<p><b>If living somewhere safe and secure is one of your top priorities, then take a look at this new report from Provident.</b><p>Entitled <i>Unbroken Britain</i>, the report, which surveyed 2,702 Brits, has revealed which cities and towns in the UK are considered the safest …

Northern Ireland

Elon Musk is building a spaceship that's so ambitious that some experts are calling it 'science fiction.' Here's what SpaceX and its engineers are up against.

<i>Note: This story was originally published on September 16, 2018. It has been revised and updated following a Sept. 17 press event about SpaceX's planned moon mission, in which Elon Musk shared new information and images about the company's BFR launch system.</i><p>In December, a giant white tent appeared …

BFR

Myers-Briggs personality tests: what kind of person are you?

There is a strong bias towards extroverts. You have to be a kind of constantly flexible labourer<p>Merve Emre was 22 when she found out she was an ENTJ, though she was yet to understand what an impact it would have on her life.<p>Emre had recently graduated from Harvard University and was working as an …

Travel (India)

Researchers Discover a Pattern to the Seemingly Random Distribution of Prime Numbers

The pattern has a surprising similarity to the one seen in atom distribution in crystals.<p>Often known as “the building blocks of mathematics,” prime numbers have fascinated mathematicians for centuries due to their highly unpredictable and seemingly random nature. However, a team of researchers at …

X-rays

The Ocean Cleanup launches its plastic collecting system - Video - CNET

CNET News Video<p>CNET News Video<p>The Ocean Cleanup launches its plastic collecting system<p>Sci-Tech

Pollution

Why I won't be going back to Noah's Ark creationist zoo

A creationist zoo in Bristol will bewilder adults and potentially undermine children's education<p>On a cold and dreary afternoon, I headed off to a destination I'd long avoided, to a farm that has been converted into a zoo. This zoo had got into trouble in the past because of links with the Great …

Groundbreaking 'spinning' wind turbine wins UK Dyson award

A ‘spinning’ turbine which can capture wind travelling in any direction and could transform how consumers generate electricity has won its two student designers a prestigious James Dyson award.<p>Nicolas Orellana, 36, and Yaseen Noorani, 24, both MSc students at Lancaster University, have created the …

Renewable Energy

Beware the dangers of a smart home, warns this funny ad | AdAge

Advances in technology comes with drawbacks--there's the huge concern about privacy, of course, as well as more basic issues, like when all that …

Advertising

How gut bacteria may help you diet and stay healthy

Studies in mice have revealed that animals with a lower calorie intake are likely to have less excess weight, stay healthier, and live longer. New …

Medical Research

Parasites for Parasites

There are many species of parasitic wasps, many of which we've posted. But even parasites can become the victim of parasites, in this case a plant …

Biology

New artificial intelligence does something extraordinary — it remembers

by Dan Robitzski August 31, 2018 Artificial Intelligence 20555<p>When you return to school after summer break, it may feel like you forgot everything …

Artificial Intelligence

Mom’s Toddler Tried On Back-to-School Shoes Without Socks. The Next Day She Fell Ill to a Deadly Infection

A South Wales mom shared a stark warning after her 4-year-old caught a life-threatening disease by trying on new shoes without socks.<p>Jodie Thomas …

Wales

'UFO' Movie Delves into Math of Universe Navigation (Exclusive Clip)

In a new clip from the upcoming movie "UFO," releasing digitally and on DVD Sept. 4, characters discuss how aliens could use physical constants to …

Neutron Stars

Scientists ‘can’t rule out’ alien life on Jupiter after shocking discovery

In a stunning scientific discovery, researchers have found water clouds inside Jupiter’s Great Red Spot, raising the prospect that life may exist on …

Astronomy

The AI that could help make limitless fusion power a reality: Supercomputer set to try and work out how to harness the energy of the sun

An AI is set to try and work out how a potentially limitless supply of energy can be used on Earth.<p>It could finally solve the mysteries of fusion …

Nuclear Energy

Can We Get Into Space Without Big Rockets?

Since humans began putting satellites into orbit in the 1950s, we've relied upon big, powerful rockets to escape Earth's gravity and get into space. …

Space Travel

If we only have one trachea, why do we have two nostrils?

Advertisement<p>Two eyes, two ears, two nostrils. We need our doubles for stereoscopic vision, stereo sound, and super smelling. Our nostrils are …

Inflammation

Disease Ecology | Learn Science at Scitable

Infectious diseases have long been known to cause devastating illnesses in humans, crops, and livestock, but until recently pathogens were assumed to …

Orkney tidal turbine generating 'phenomenal result'

<b>A flagship tidal energy turbine has generated more electricity in its first year than Scotland's entire wave and tidal sector produced before it.</b><p>The Scotrenewables SR2000, with its 2MW turbine, was installed in the sea off Orkney in 2017.<p>It has now generated three gigawatt-hours (GWh) of …

What are rare-Earth elements?

Most of us use rare-Earth elements every day – without knowing it or knowing anything about them. These little-known and fascinating elements make …

Either This Data is Incorrect or These Physicists Just Changed the World

A paper posted to arXiv last month claims to have achieved superconductivity at room temperature, but other physicists say the data may be incorrect.<p>When it comes to applied quantum mechanics, there are two “holy grails” in the field.<p>One is building a large scale quantum computer and the other is …

Quantum Physics

'Tornado' blows through Yorkshire as Storm Debby hits

A tornado was spotted making its way through Yorkshire as heavy rain and strong winds batter the region thanks to Storm Debby.<p>Residents spotted this …

How hot is Schrodinger's coffee?

A new uncertainty relation, linking the precision with which temperature can be measured and quantum mechanics, has been discovered at the University …

Richard Mead and the Understanding of Transmissible Diseases

Richard Mead (1673–1754) Image Author: Mezzotint by R. Ho<p>On August 11, 1673, English physician <b>Richard Mead</b> was born. His work, A <i>Short Discourse</i> …

TIL the Anal Sampling Mechanism is a reflex which detects the contents of the rectal vault and allows for voluntary flatulation to occur without unexpected voiding of feces. : todayilearned

There's a Russian Cosmonaut named Oleg who's posting videos from the ISS to his personal Youtube channel. But nobody knows about it. His latest video, made 5 hours ago, from space, has 17 views. Here's a quick fly-through of the station he made last week. More highlights in the comments.

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Ernest Lawrence and the Invention of the Cyclotron

The Cyclotron at Berkeley Laboratory with Ernest Lawrence (3rd from left) Image: Science Museum London<p>On August 8, 1901, pioneering American nuclear …

Scientists Discover The Secret Weapon Of Stomach Viruses

Researchers have discovered why some stomach bugs hit us so hard — and spread so fast.<p>New research published Wednesday in <i>Cell Host & Microbe</i> found that stomach infections, like norovirus and rotavirus, are more contagious and more potent when the virus particles cluster together.<p>These findings may …

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