Shawn Tompkins

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Introducing the Higgs Boson and Its Siblings!

What does your weight on a bathroom scale, the expansion of our universe today, and the Big Bang have in common? If modern ideas in physics are correct, they are all caused by a new family of particles called "spin-zero bosons." Like coats of paint on a wall, these particles represent new fields …

U.S. in prime position to see full lunar eclipse Tuesday

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - Night owls and early risers in North America will be able to watch a rare celestial show on Tuesday as Earth’s shadow falls across the moon, shifting its color from bright orange to blood red to brown, depending on local weather conditions.<p>The lunar eclipse will …

Sonic Electronix

Took the words out of our mouth.

Earl Dibbles Jr

Lisa Renee Jones

Lisa Renee Jones, Colorado Springs, Colorado. 281K likes. OFFICIAL Fan Page of NY Times & USA Today Author Lisa Renee Jones - …

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How the Blind Dream

Most of my dreams are boring. I’m typically talking to someone I know, either on the phone or in person, in a familiar place. The conversations tend to include ideas that I’ve read about or experienced recently in my waking life. Some of my dreams don’t even have the intrigue of another character; …


The Fart Chart

Everyone poops. Fact. But before they do, they fart.<p>Anyways, like them or not, they’re here to stay. Well… hopefully not too long actually. You see, …


My Darkest Days


Scientists in Japan to put Stars-2 satellite into orbit to trial space cleanup

Space Tethered Autonomous Robotic Satellite-2 designed to harness space debris and make orbital lanes safe for exploration<p>It sounds like an idea for a niche movie aimed at sci-fi anoraks: a floating magnetic net that harnesses tonnes of wayward space junk and makes the overcrowded orbital lanes …


WTF Magazine

Andy McGillivray

I fucking love science

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This 60-metre wheelchair ramp could make Britain great again

Wheelchair users rejoice! West Dunbartonshire council is here to turn us into the access capital of Europe<p>Clare Lally only wanted her seven-year-old daughter, Katie, to be able to get out of their home safely. Katie uses a wheelchair but the local council – somewhat misunderstanding the concept of …

The Paper Industry Is Lobbying Against a Paperless Government — and It Has a Point

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The surprisingly powerful paper industry has geared up to fight the inevitable and unavoidable …

Ukraine protests return to violence - in pictures

Violence has erupted again in the capital, Kiev, with at least seven protesters killed after demonstrators broke through a police cordon outside parliament. The protesters are demanding curbs to President Viktor Yanukovych’s powers

Are You Aware of Asians?

And did you know that there are people who live on islands in the Pacific Ocean? (As opposed to say, England, and island in the Atlantic Ocean). No? …

Nuclear Fusion Just Got a Little Closer to Becoming a Reality

When physicists first split the atom in 1938, in the process known as nuclear fission, the feat led very quickly to the bombs that destroyed …

In Today’s Landfills, Food Is Embalmed for Decades at a Time

Food waste that is thrown into landfills has a dreadful effect on the environment. As rotting food decomposes it releases methane, a greenhouse gas that contributes to global warming. That's not the case with organic food matter in landfills because it...<p><i>Compost at the Delaware County's compost</i> …


After reading this, you’ll never look at a banana in the same way again

This is interesting. After reading this, you’ll never look at a banana in the same way again.<p>Bananas contain three natural sugars – sucrose, fructose …