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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

Earl Dibbles Jr

Lisa Renee Jones

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How the Blind Dream

Science & InnovationOnly Human<p>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 …

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

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 above Earth's atmosphere safe for future exploration.<p>Yet that is what scientists in Japan will have in mind when they put a …


WTF Magazine

Andy McGillivray

I fucking love science

This 60-metre wheelchair ramp could make Britain great again

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 a wheelchair – had housed the family at the top of three flights of stairs. For two years, Lally …

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

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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 …

The Houston Zombie Walk

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 …

A beaver in England? Well, I'll be dammed

If someone said they had spotted a large aquatic mammal by the river Otter, near the town of Ottery St Mary, you would assume it was … well, not a beaver. But you would be wrong. This photograph, by retired environmental scientist Tom Buckley, is believed to show England's first wild beaver for 500 …

Rosetta comet chaser set to wake up on Monday after three years' sleep

At 10am GMT on Monday morning an alarm clock will rouse a snoozing spacecraft that is hurtling through the darkest reaches of the solar system. Launched 10 years ago, and in hibernation for the last three, the time for action has come at last.<p>The European Space Agency's Rosetta probe aims for a …