Reid Hein

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Zelda speedrunner explains how it's possible to beat Ocarina of Time in 18 minutes

Last month, speedrunner Cosmo Wright broadcast a world record-setting run of Nintendo 64 game <i>The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time</i> on his Twitch channel. He beat the game in 18 minutes and 10 seconds, and called it, naturally, "the best speed run I have ever done."<p>Today, he explains, in some …

All 30 Mario Kart 8 characters, reviewed

<b>1. Mario</b><p>Advertisement<p>I saw a therapist in college who once described love to me as “unconditional acceptance.” It was an inadequate but useful …

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Sriracha Chemistry: How Hot Sauces Perk Up Your Food And Your Mood

Anyone who has ever drizzled, doused or — heck — drenched their food with Sriracha knows the hot sauce can make almost any dish taste better.<p>But could these spicy condiments also make us a little happier?<p>The science geeks over at the American Chemical Society made a little video that breaks down …

Scientists Make Largest Quark, Solving A 20-Year Mystery

Researchers have found the "final" predicted way of making top quarks, the largest subatomic particle.<p>Top quarks are the heaviest of subatomic particles, and are prime components of all matter--everything from mayonnaise to your big toe. But while they are in virtually everything, they are …

Physics

The changing face of psychology

In 1959, an American researcher named Ted Sterling reported something disturbing. Of 294 articles published across four major psychology journals, 286 had reported positive results – that is, a staggering 97% of published papers were underpinned by statistically significant effects. Where, he …

Vector boson fusion?

This week another paper emerged from the internal approval process of ATLAS, blinking into the light of day. (ATLAS is the experimental collaboration at the LHC of which I am a member.) This one has a lengthy title, <i>"Measurement of the electroweak production of dijets in association with a Z-boson</i> …

Dopamine and Teenage Logic

Young minds are often portrayed as stews of hormones and impulse; but the decisions they make are often deeply rational and deserving of greater consideration.<p>I once counseled a 17-year-old, I’ll call her Katey, who admitted that she had planned to get “completely smashed” at a school-related …

New Footage Of Felix Baumgartner's Jump Is Still Bananas

Not that you anticipated otherwise<p>Did you see <i>Gravity</i>? Ha, lame. Remember in October 2012, when daredevil Felix Baumgartner jumped 23 miles <i>out of the sky</i> above Roswell, safely parachuting back to terra firma? There's new, first-person footage of that out. Look at it! Marvel at humanity's …

NASA to create the coldest spot in the universe aboard the ISS

The researchers plan to study matter at 100 pico-Kelvin. At such low temperatures, ordinary concepts of solid, liquid and gas are no longer …

Chemistry

The Week In Numbers: Tuition For Space School, New Peanut Allergy Treatment, And More

<b>$45,000</b>: the cost to enroll in this FAA-approved spaceflight training program (that's only 18 percent of the price of a ticket on Virgin Galactic)<p><b>12 days</b>: the time this fruit fly spent in space. Back on Earth, something's not quite right…<p><b>7 years</b>: the age at which humans begin to forget their early …

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See HIV Infecting Gut Tissue

The virus collects in deep pockets in the intestine, and spreads from cell to cell in part by touch.<p>Highlighted in blue and purple in this electron microscope image are HIV-1 virions. As you can kind of tell from their surroundings, they're embedded in living tissue—this is HIV in the middle of …

HIV

Why you can't travel at the speed of light

A short history of Einstein's theory of relativity<p>Albert Einstein is famous for many things, not least his theories of relativity. The first, the special theory of relativity, was the one that began the physicist's reputation for tearing apart the classical worldview that had come before. Special …

For All Mankind: vintage Nasa photographs, 1964-1983 – in pictures

An exhibition detailing the achievements of Nasa – covering the golden age of space exploration – has opened, featuring over 100 rare photographs. Taken by men, women and machines over a 20-year period, it includes the first ever Earthrise seen by human beings. It continues at Breese Little in …

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Coffee vs. Beer: Which Drink Makes You More Creative?

<i>Mikael Cho is the co-founder of ooomf, a network that connects short-term software projects with handpicked developers and designers. Mikael writes about psychology, startups, and product marketing over on the ooomf blog.</i><p>I didn’t know what I was going to write about today.<p>When this happens, …

Black holes should be redefined, says Stephen Hawking in new paper

Black holes don't actually exist in the way we traditionally think of them, renowned physicist Stephen Hawking has proposed in a short but potentially revolutionary paper.<p>Classical theory holds that no energy or information can ever escape a black hole, but the principles of quantum physics suggest …

Easy New Ways To Make Stem Cells, With A Squeeze Or A Dip

Just shy of 10 years after scientists first made embryonic-like stem cells from adult cells, another team finds a totally different way to do it.<p>Yeah, sometimes when I'm stressed out, it makes me wish I were a kid again, too.<p>A team of scientists has discovered a way to transform adult cells into …

Stem Cells

Simple way to make stem cells in half an hour hailed as major discovery

A radical and remarkably easy way to make cells that can grow into any tissue in the body has been developed by scientists in Japan.<p>The feat has been hailed as a major discovery by researchers familiar with the work, and if it can be repeated in human tissue, could lead to cheap and simple …

Q&A: The Engineer Who Wants To Power The World With Carbs

Visions of a sweet future<p>You might like carbs, but probably not in the way Percival Zhang does. Zhang, a chemical engineer at Virginia Tech, runs a lab that's dedicated to converting carbohydrates into electricity. The lab's inventions include proofs of concepts showing that carbohydrates are able …

Ask Anything: What Does Water Taste Like?

H2-oh-so-tasty<p>For thousands of years, philosophers claimed that water had no flavor. It’s the baseline for the sense of taste, they said—a starting point and null condition. What water is to tongues, darkness is to eyes and silence is to ears. “The natural substance water per se tends to be …