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Space Weather Swings Between Extreme Effects

Roughly every 11 years, headlines announce the peak of a natural variation known as the solar cycle, pointing to a proliferation of sunspots, …

SCOTUS Justices Can’t Find Science On Same-Sex Marriage

So we found it for them.<p>In their recent consideration of the legality of same sex marriage, two members of the Supreme Court called into question whether or not the science exists demonstrating that these unions do not harm children. During oral arguments over whether or not to uphold the legality …

Video: What if wild animals ate fast food

Be forewarned: It’s goofy.<p>Be forewarned: It’s goofy. Here is a video that shows what some members of the wild animal kingdom might look like if they …

Live Chat: What Have We Learned About Dinosaurs Since Jurassic Park?

<b>Update: Due to technical difficulties, this chat has been canceled. Please stay tuned as we will reschedule this chat within a week or two. We</b> …

This Amazing, Zoomable Universe-In-A-Browser Puts Everything In Perspective

And another one helps you see just how far it is to Mars.<p>From nanoparticles to galaxies, we can understand a lot about how our universe works--but it's hard to keep things in context. Can you really grasp how far you'd have to travel to reach Mars? Or wrap your head around the infinitesimally small …

How The World Will End, According To 1939

You will burn. You will freeze. And the moon will explode. Four gruesome apocalypse scenarios from the September 1939 issue of Popular Science.<p>Some say the world will end in fire, some say in ice. The scientists of 1939 would like to add "moon explosion" and "giant meteor" to that list—and they …

Should we bring back extinct species? - Futurity

STANFORD (US) — Within 15 years, scientists may be able to revive some recently extinct …

Why Dudes Who Can't Smell Never Get Laid

One of the unexpected parts of not having a sense of smell.<p>About 2 million people in the United States can't smell anything. That's got to be great if, say, you're walking past a dumpster, but not-so-great if you're looking for love. Research suggests that men who can't smell have fewer sex …

3D printer produces synthetic tissue capable of transmitting signals like nerves

Scientists have used a custom-made 3D printer to make a synthetic tissue that could have a variety of applications — including the ability to transmit long-distance electric signals much like nerves. The process, published in <i>Science</i> by an Oxford University team led by Hagan Bayley, prints a network …

Jurassic Park 4's Dinosaurs Will Not Have Feathers

Which means the movie about cloning legions of dinosaurs from preserved DNA will be unrealistic.<p>There's going to be a <i>Jurassic Park 4</i>, and there's some super-vague details coming out about what it's like. (Some kind of "scary" dinosaur will make a cameo?) The director is Colin Trevorrow, and last …

This Video Of A Blossom Bat Will Convince You That Bats Are The Cutest

Is your idea of a bat something scary like a vampire bat or weird like a leaf-nosed bat? Meet the blossom bat. Even its name is adorable!<p>So the first thing to know about bats is that there are two different suborders, which vary in geographic location and behavior but most importantly, for our …

Did the Real T. Rex Resemble the One in Jurassic Park?

Scientists know much more about Tyrannosaurus rex than they did 20 years ago.<p><i>Part of our weekly "In Focus" series-stepping back, looking closer.</i><p><b>No dinosaur is more cherished than Tyrannosaurus rex. The Cretaceous king of the tyrants epitomizes the size, ferocity, and bizarre nature of dinosaurs</b> …

Video: New Giant Tarantula Species on the Move

Author: Nadia Drake. Nadia Drake Science<p>Date of Publication: 04.06.13.<p>Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p>On Apr. 2, we reported the discovery of a …

Nasa plans asteroid rodeo to lasso 25ft space rock for research

Nasa is going on an asteroid rodeo. In plans that sound like science fiction but that are aimed at becoming science fact, the US space agency has …

Beautiful Timelapse Photography of Planet Earth

Using images taken from the International Space Station (ISS), Bruce W. Berry, Jr. has crafted together four minutes of timelapse photography …

How To Use Email To Alienate Your Users

Sending the same message indiscriminately to (large numbers of recipients) on the Internet.<p>But what does that actually mean? The truth is, what one …

Schproket Lights

The very cool named ‘Schproket Light’ is clearly inspired by mechanics. The lighting system employs a low voltage, safe socket create this magical …

How Facebook Measured Gay Marriage Support With An Equals Sign

Or how big data is telling the story of the civil rights movement of our time.<p>This week, as the Supreme Court heard testimony regarding same-sex marriage, my Facebook profile was flooded with a single avatar–a pink-on-red equals sign promoted by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC). Generally a …

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Extraordinarily Tiny Paintings of Istanbul by Hasan Kale | Colossal

<p>It would appear no object is too small for artist Hasan Kale to utilize as a canvas for his miniature paintings. The Turkish artist makes use of …

Monika Grzymala’s 3D Tape Drawing Explodes onto the Walls of Galerie Crone | Colossal

<p>I’m not sure it’s possible to infuse black tape with more energy than Polish artist Monika Grzymala has accomplished with her piece <i>Raumzeichnung</i>, …

New Twist (& Slide) on Classic Convertible Couch Paradigm

Most fold-out sofas work on essentially the same schematic, or one of a few traditional modes of operation – few of these are as mechanically simple …

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