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Four new gases that harm ozone layer found, despite bans: study | Reuters

OSLO (Reuters) - Scientists have detected four new man-made gases that damage the Earth’s protective ozone layer, despite bans on almost all production of similar gases under a 1987 treaty, a study showed on Sunday.<p>The experts were trying to pinpoint industrial sources of tiny traces of the new …

The Woman Who Can Will Herself Out Of Her Body

The case of the voluntary out-of-body experience.<p>After a class on out-of-body experiences, a psychology graduate student at the University of Ottawa came forward to researchers to say that she could have these voluntarily, usually before sleep. "She appeared surprised that not everyone could …

Should You Stay Up Late?

Come on, one more episode of Scandal couldn't hurt.<p>So you want to keep bingeing on Netflix, but you need to wake up early tomorrow. What’s the worst that could happen?<p><i>Click here to read more about the science of sleep.</i><p><i>This article originally appeared in the March 2014 issue of</i> Popular Science.

Far-away black hole spins at half the speed of light - Futurity

A team of astronomers is the first to directly measure the spin of a distant black hole that is 6 billion light years from Earth and 7.7 billion …

Alzheimer's can be predicted three years in advance with new blood test

All it takes to predict an individual's likelihood of developing Alzheimer's disease within the next two to three years is a blood test, according to a study published yesterday in <i>Nature Medicine</i>. The test, <i>New Scientist</i> reports, detects the concentrations of 10 chemicals that are associated with …

Glenn Beck thinks Thomas Edison was a 'bad man'

Conservative pundit's forthcoming film aims to expose celebrated inventor's dark side<p>Conservative pundit Glenn Beck is making a movie that he hopes will expose the truth about celebrated American inventor Thomas Edison. In a wide-ranging interview with the <i>National Review</i>, Beck said that although …

What Caused the California Earthquake? Faults Explained

Different kinds of faults make different kinds of earthquakes.<p>We all have our faults, and that includes planet Earth. Earthquakes, big and small, rattle the globe every day, most recently making news this week with temblors in northern California.<p>The latest magnitude 6.9 earthquake struck 50 miles …

750km of solid rock: new long-baseline neutrino results

Neutrinos are peculiar particles. They are very common, billions are passing through you all the time. Perhaps it is fortunate then that they very rarely interact with matter, and therefore do you no harm as they pass through. They rarely interact because, uniquely among all the fundamental …