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Asteroid passes by Earth on May 14

But, contrary to some media reports, asteroid 1999 FN53 will not “skim” our planet.<p>A space rock has caused quite a fuss in recent days. Some media …

Astronomy

Large Hadron Collider captures incredibly rare particle decay for the first time

Experts say findings will help guide the quest to explain what physics cannot<p>For the first time, scientists at CERN have observed extremely rare leftovers from subatomic particles. The observations support a fundamental theory of particle physics, according to a paper published today in the journal</i> …

Iridescent insect sculptures from ewaste

UK artist Julie Alice Chapell's Computer Component Bugs sculptures are iridescent, intricate assemblage sculptures made from ewaste.<p>Chapell was …

E-waste

How to learn with zero effort

What is the easiest way to learn? David Robson meets a group of scientists and memory champions competing to find techniques that make facts stick... fast.<p>Face to face with the world’s leading memory experts, my mind is beginning to feel very humble. Ben Whately, for instance, tells me about the …

Language Learning

How to win any argument: pseudo-scientific neuro-gibberish

If you’re hoping to win an argument this week, try talking neuro-gibberish. Irrelevant neuroscience information – or “neurobabble” – makes for the most convincing scientific explanations, according to researchers at Villanova University and the University of Oregon.<p>Scientists gave a group of 385 …

Found: The Furthest Galaxy From Earth

A long time ago, this galaxy formed far, far away<p>More than 13 billion light years from our tiny planet, an ancient galaxy lurks. Named EGS-zs8-1, it’s an extremely luminous cluster of stars—and it’s the farthest galaxy we’ve ever seen.<p>EGS-zs8-1 was identified originally by images taken with the …

Why we should electrify the oceans

In Indonesia, ecologists have created ‘biological rocks’ on the ocean floor using an ingeniously simple technology. Katie Silver investigates.<p>Just metres off the beach, beneath the clear water, is a giant motorbike, sitting atop a big steel structure in the shape of a speedbump. It is covered in …

Tears of joy: 3D printing lets blind mom-to-be 'see' her son

Without doubt, one of the most exciting and emotional events for parents about to have a child is getting to see their little tyke through an ultrasound. But blind moms-to-be get cheated from experiencing this marvelous moment.<p>Now an advertising campaign (of all things) from diaper company Huggies …

Digital Design