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Melting of Larsen C ice shelf in Antarctic may raise sea levels

One of the largest ice shelves in Antarctica is under threat, thinning dramatically on both sides, its surface and beneath. The ice shelf is called Larsen C and its two neighbours, Larsen A and B have already collapsed in 1995 and 2002.<p>A study by the British Antarctic Survey has found that the ice …

'Huge' Physics Finding Supports Big Bang Theory

First evidence of gravitational waves sheds light on the creation of the universe.<p>Scientists announced today (March 17) that they had found the first direct evidence of the dramatic expansion that created the known universe, known as cosmic inflation, or the "bang" in the Big Bang. This dramatic …

3 Reasons Why Football Is Evil [Vintage PopSci]

A mathematics professor issued an urgent warning about football in 1894. America ignored him.<p>The National Football League recently put up $30 million to study the long-term effects of repeated brain injuries, after thousands of former players sued the organization for allegedly concealing the links …

Chowing Down On Meat, Dairy Alters Gut Bacteria A Lot, And Quickly

Looks like Harvard University scientists have given us another reason to walk past the cheese platter at holiday parties and reach for the carrot sticks instead: Your gut bacteria will thank you.<p>Switching to a diet packed with meat and cheese — and very few carbohydrates — alters the trillions of …

Does Language Bring Us Together Or Pull Us Apart?

<i>Part 2 of the</i> TED Radio Hour <i>episode</i> Spoken And Unspoken.<p><b>About Mark Pagel's TEDTalk</b><p>Biologist Mark Pagel says our complex language system is a piece of "social technology" that allowed early human tribes to access a powerful new tool: cooperation.<p><b>About Mark Pagel</b><p>Mark Pagel is the head of the …

Scientists With Sense Of Humor Explore Dangers Of Laughter

It's all fun and games until someone gets hurt.<p>Over the holidays, the <i>British Medical Journal</i> publishes a special edition, in which they "are pleased to consider all kinds of articles." All kinds, indeed. In this "narrative synthesis," the researchers attempt to answer the question "is laughter …

Using Satellite, Scientists Pinpoint Coldest Place On Earth

Using data from a NASA satellite, scientists at the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) say they have now pinpointed the coldest place on Earth.<p>On a 1,000 kilometer swath of the highest section of the East Antarctic ice divide, scientists measured temperatures of -134 to -137 degrees …

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Vast Freshwater Reserves Discovered Under Ocean Floor, Scientists Say

Massive reserves of “freshwater” are buried beneath the seabed on continental shelves around the world, including off Australia, China, North America and South Africa.<p>This is the conclusion of a new study by a team of Australian scientists that appears in this week’s issue of the journal, …

How to Take a Picture of a Single, Ultra-Magnified Snow Flake

You—yes, you!—can help prove that no two flurries are alike. All you need is a good camera, a plastic bag, and some tape.<p>No two snowflakes are alike, they say. And yet: We rarely get proof of that. Our eyes perceive snow not as individual, idiosyncratic crystals ... but rather as uniformly fluffy …

Mapping The Wealth Of U.S. ZIP Codes Shows The Haves Hiding From The Have-Nots

The <i>Washington Post</i> recently showed how high-earners are clustering into “Super ZIPs” where median household incomes are more than $120,000, and where …