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Visit A Stunning Salt Mine In Google Street View

The Polish Wieliczka Salt Mine comes to Google Street View<p>The Wieliczka Salt Mine, with its pure-salt chandeliers, began operations in the 13th century, drew tourists as early as the 15th century, and became a United Nations World Heritage site in 1978. This year, it got yet another tourist …

How I Survived A Week Without Food

I consumed nothing but Soylent, a food-replacing beverage, for a week. Here's what happened to me (and my poop).<p><i>Click here for a step-by-step guide to making homemade Soylent</i><p>My best friend's graduation ceremony starts in 10 minutes and I'm trying to suppress vomit at a Speedway.<p>It's my third day on …

Report: Accidents Likely In Environmentally Fragile Seas

Many of the world's most accident-prone waters for shipping are also among the most delicate marine ecosystems, according to a new study released Friday by WWF International.<p>The fear of something like a major oil spill in environmentally sensitive waters comes as the number of vessels plying the …

Scientists Find 3 Billion Year Old Plankton Microfossils

Scientists have found 3 billion year old plankton microfossils in marine sediment rocks from the Farrel Quartzite in Western Australia. The …

Do Adults Keep Making New Brain Cells? Cold War-Era Radiation Reveals Answer

A different kind of carbon-14 dating<p>When the U.S. and Soviet Union tested nuclear weapons aboveground in the 1950s and 1960s, they left their mark on everyone alive at that time. The tests released unusual amounts of carbon-14 into the atmosphere, which people's cells would sometimes incorporate …

The Week In Numbers: World's Oldest Primate, Big Bang Mystery Solved, And More

<b>55 million years</b>: the age of the sedimentary rock strata in which scientists discovered this skeleton of a <i>Archicebus achilles</i>, the oldest-known primate fossil<p><b>90 days</b>: the record-breaking time in which a Chinese firm plans to build the world's next tallest building, the 2,750-foot, 220-story Sky City<p>…

WiSee: A gesture interface that uses Wi-Fi as the controller

It seems I’m not the only one obsessed with new user interfaces for controlling the internet of things. Four researchers at the University of …

Google Glass Should Be Banned For Privacy Reasons Say One In Five UK Residents, Per New Survey

Google Glass isn’t even a product released for public consumption yet and already people are up in arms about its effect on personal privacy. A new survey of around 4,000 UK residents conducted by Rackspace and Goldsmiths at the University of London has found that 20 percent of respondents believe …

Developer Auction Begins Offering Free Intern Placement, Tests Expanding To Designers As It Pushes To Change Recruiting

Developer Auction, the startup that flips recruiting on its head by allowing engineers to put themselves up for bidding from companies in need of talent, is expanding its service to intern placement, as well as experimenting with auctions for designers.<p>The platform is fairly simple. Startups can …

Why We Can't Send Humans to Mars Yet (And How We'll Fix That)

Author: Adam Mann<p>06:30 am

How to prevent an astronaut bloodbath on Mars

To protect the psyches of future space travelers, NASA might deck them out in wearable sensors that spot meltdowns before they happen<p>Sometime within the next two decades, a select cadre of men and women will likely embark on a trailblazing adventure: the first manned mission to Mars. Several …

Solar cell advance for copolymer ‘bands’

<b>RICE / PENN STATE (US) —</b> Scientists have created solar cells based on block copolymers, self-assembling organic materials that arrange themselves …

How It Works: Masdar's Beam Down Optical Tower

An experiment in concentrated solar power<p>The Beam Down Tower at Masdar is a step forward in concentrated solar power (CSP). Unlike other plants, the system reflects sunlight twice, once from the heliostats to the central tower and once from the tower down to a collection platform at the system's …

Planetary trio has ended. Where do the planets go next?

Jupiter, Venus and Mercury are no longer within a 5-degree circle. But you can still see all three in the west after sunset for a few more days.<p>The …

Planets

Science Journal Says It'll Publish Negative Results For Free

The move is meant to combat publication bias.<p>You know that "publication bias" in research is bad. Because scientific journals prefer to publish exciting new findings, they tend to reject well done studies that don't have positive results—for example, that certain genes are not correlated with …

Photographs capture the moment atoms bond for the first time

Your chemistry textbook diagrams were more literal than you thought<p>Researchers at the US Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have captured the moment when atoms form a covalent bond. The team happened upon the discovery by accident: they set out to build graphene …

Mars Pebble Discovery Indicates Ancient Flowing Stream

Scientists have completed analysis of pebble-containing slabs that NASA's Mars rover Curiosity investigated last year. Scientists say the rocks are …

New Candidate for World's First Bird

Discovery of the feathered Aurornis stokes the debate over the first avian.<p><b>For over a century and a half, the prehistoric Archaeopteryx has been celebrated as nature's earliest bird.</b><p>The iconic Jurassic creature was covered in feathers yet retained the teeth, claws, and bony tail from its …

Animation: The Evolution of the Turtle Shell

This animation shows the evolution of the turtle shell based on developmental and fossil data. The animation shows fossils and drawings of turtle …

A Volkswagen Rolled Into A Ball And Other Amazing Images From This Week

Curiosity finds ancient streambed on Mars

<b>UC DAVIS (US) —</b> Rounded pebbles on the surface of Mars indicate that a stream once flowed on the red planet, according to a new study.<p>Rounded pebbles …

How People Die On Mount Everest [Infographic]

Avalanches, exposure, heart attacks, and the other tragic ways Everest has claimed climbers' lives.<p>Last week, 80-year-old Yuichiro Miura became the oldest person to climb Mount Everest. Amazing, but other people weren't so lucky. As of 2012, an estimated 235 people have died on the mountain.<p>This …

Bright Pink Slugs Reside on Australia's Mount Kaputar

<i>Triboniophorus aff. graeffei</i> is a bright large pink slug that resides only on Mount Kaputar in New South Wales, Australia. The mountain top is the …

'Rings of fire' blaze in outer space

A galactic ring of fire "burns, burns, burns" with starbirth in this image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. The brilliant ring circling the core of the galaxy, known as Messier 94 or NGC 4736, signals a frenetic round of star formation inside the ring.<p>Here's what Spitzer's astronomers think is …

Autumn on Titan, a hurricane on Saturn and fire on the international space station – in pictures | A month in space

http://www.theguardian.com/science/gallery/2013/may/31/titan-saturn-international-space-station-pictures<p>720<p>This month's roundup of the best …

Aurora over Oregon’s Mt. Hood this weekend

Beautiful aurora seen in Oregon on Friday night (May 31-June 1). Ben Coffman was at Trillium Lake, near Mount Hood, when he captured it.<p>Ben Coffman …

Why do identical twins end up having such different lives?

Barbara Oliver has had an intriguing relationship with her identical twin sister, Christine, over the decades. Throughout their childhoods, they were …