Christopher Maeda

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A Recent Hurricane Shot a Bolt of Antimatter Toward Earth

When you think of an alien world, you might think of a strange, stormy place with an inhospitable environment, frequent lightning strikes, and …

Weather

The Amazing Psychology of Japanese Train Stations

The nation’s famed mastery of rail travel has been aided by some subtle behavioral tricks.<p>It is a scene that plays out each weekday morning across Tokyo. Suit-clad office workers, gaggles of schoolchildren, and other travelers gamely wend their way through the city’s sprawling rail stations.<p>To the …

Trains

Mathematicians Disprove Conjecture Made to Save Black Holes

Mathematicians have disproved the strong cosmic censorship conjecture. Their work answers one of the most important questions in the study of general …

Physics

Scientists Calculate the Pressure Inside a Proton and It's Higher Than in a Neutron Star

The pressure inside the particles that make up every atom in the universe could be greater than the pressure inside the densest stars, according to a …

Physics

NASA just found evidence of a plume spewing from Europa — buried inside the data of an old spacecraft

A gem was hiding in Galileo’s archives<p>Scientists have uncovered the biggest evidence yet that water may be spewing from the surface of Jupiter’s icy moon Europa — a revelation that was buried deep within the archives of a long-dead NASA spacecraft. In 1997, the Jupiter probe Galileo flew near a …

Astronomy

David Goodall, 104, Scientist Who Fought to Die on His Terms, Ends His Life

LONDON — On the eve of his death, David Goodall, 104, Australian scientist, father, grandfather and right-to-die advocate, was asked if he had any moments of hesitation, “even fleeting ones.”<p>“No, none whatever,” Mr. Goodall said in a strong voice. “I no longer want to continue life, and I’m happy …

Ethnology

People of color lose far more years of life to US police violence than whites

Study based on data from the Guardian’s The Counted project finds young black, Hispanic and Native American people are hit hardest<p>People of color in the United States have dramatically more years stripped from their lives due to police violence than white people, according to a new study.<p>“This is …

Public Health

Police Violence Among Top Public Health Issues, Says Study

Police violence is apparently one of the top public health issues in the United States, according to a new published research.<p>Measuring Years Of Life …

The politics dominating views on climate change is made in the USA

Surveying 25 countries shows one of them is not like the others.<p>In the US, partisan political lines define a debate about climate change that does …

Climate

The 42 Biggest Questions About Life, the Universe, and Everything

In a homage to 'Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy,' two physicists explain the biggest unknowns in science. I’ve summed them up as a tweetstorm.<p>In Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams’ classic irreverent tour through the universe, a supercomputer named Deep Thought discovers the answer to …

Physics

Pitayas: The fleeting fruit that causes a frenzy in Mexico

<b>(CNN) —</b> "It looks like brains!" I said, peeling back the skin of my very first pitaya -- a variety of dragonfruit grown in Mexico and Central America -- in the small Jalisco town of Techaluta.<p>We were there to pick up the López family's pitaya harvest and take it on the hour-and-a-half drive back to …

Mexico

Mad Scientists Taught a Predatory Spider to Jump for Them and Now We're All Probably Doomed

Scientists at the University of Manchester in the UK trained a spider named Kim to jump for them, then recorded her leaps on high-speed cameras. But …

Insects

You Won't Like The Consequences Of Making Pluto A Planet Again

Since its discovery in 1930, Pluto was heralded as the ninth planet in our Solar System. Pluto was the first world ever discovered beyond Neptune, and for nearly half a century, was the only world known beyond our last gas giant. Generations of schoolchildren learned mnemonic devices about their …

Astronomy

I Watched an Entire Flat Earth Convention — Here's What I Learned

Speakers recently flew in from around (or perhaps, across?) the earth for a three-day event held in Birmingham: the UK's first ever public Flat Earth …

Flat Earth Society

100 species discovered as scientists find new ocean zone

An ocean zone nobody knew existed, which is home to more than 100 new species, has been discovered by Oxford University.<p>The Rariphotic Zone, or rare light zone, extends from 226 feet (130m) to 984ft (300m) and joins five other areas which have distinct biological communities living and growing …

Oxford University

2018 May 8 - The Observable Universe

<b>The Observable Universe</b> <b><br>Illustration Credit & Licence:</b> Wikipedia, Pablo Carlos Budassi<p><b>Explanation:</b> How far can you see? Everything you can see, and …

Universe

Every Google search results in CO2 emissions. This real-time data viz shows how much

Every Google search comes at a cost to the planet. In processing 3.5 billion searches a day, the world’s most popular website accounts for about 40% of the internet’s carbon footprint.<p>Despite the notion that the internet is a “cloud,” it actually relies on millions of physical servers in data …

AdWords

The material science of building a light sail to take us to Alpha Centauri

We're unsure about the best material and don't have the measurements to know.<p>It has been about two years since Yuri Milner announced his most …

Engineering

Yale experiment to reanimate dead brains promises 'living hell' for humans

A scientific experiment to reanimate dead brains could lead to humans enduring a ‘fate worse than death,’ an ethics lecturer has warned.<p>Last month Yale University announced it had successfully resurrected the brains of more than 100 slaughtered pigs and found that the cells were still healthy.<p>The …

InterAct

Nightmarish Crocodile Relative Terrorized Dinosaurs in Prehistoric Madagascar

Roughly 165 million years ago during the mid-Jurassic, Madagascar is an alien place. The famously large island has yet to fully cleave itself …

The Right Way to Use a Meat Thermometer

Recipes tell me to take the temperature of my meat, but depending on where you put the thermometer, you get different readings. How do I know which one to follow?<p>By this point, everybody and Bobby Flay's mother knows that a good thermometer is the best <i>only</i> way to guarantee that your meat is …

BBQ

One person has died in an E. coli outbreak in romaine lettuce in 25 states — here's why this food-poisoning expert never orders salad in restaurants

A deep knowledge of thousands of food poisoning cases across the US means that there are some things that Bill Marler just won't order when he goes out to eat.<p>With more than two decades working as a food poisoning advocate and attorney, there are simply some things that Marler has cut out of his …

Environmental Health

Everything created is predicted by nature: A new video explains the physics of flow

Going with the flow isn’t just the cool thing to do. According to a prominent theory of physics, it’s a rule of evolution that dictates the design of all things and ensures individual survival.<p>The Duke University professor responsible for this theory, Adrian Bejan, received the 2018 Franklin …

Physics

This Is What LA Punk Really Looked Like In The Early Years

"Music was a way to find out if a person was someone you’d want to hang out with."<p><i>Los Angeles in the early 1980s, like the punk bands that hailed from the city, had a reputation for being loud, fast, and rowdy.</i> <i>By 1984, the city had produced some of the most iconic and seminal punk records of all</i> …

Ronald Reagan

Ultra-Accurate Clocks Lead Search for New Laws of Physics

Atomic clocks are letting physicists tighten the lasso around elusive phenomena such as dark matter.<p>The fine-structure constant has been a mystery …

Physics

The Maneater Manifesto

Ten reasons why Hall & Oates win<p><b>I throw a Hall & Oates tribute party every year</b>, and every year I get eye rolls and disbelief: “Seriously?” People …

Why 'MasterChef UK' Is Uniting Malaysians In Outrage

It's not often that chicken skin ignites an international controversy, but leave it to a competitive cooking television show to do just that.<p><i>MasterChef UK</i> judge Gregg Wallace found himself in the spotlight following the airing last week of an episode in which he criticized contestant Zaleha Kadir …

Asia

How cured meats protect us from food poisoning

Some cuts can last more than six years without going off. What’s the secret?<p>It made the news in New York: The meat was getting out of hand.<p>Discontent was simmering in Whitestone, Queens, in the fall of 2016, where neighbours had been shocked to come across hanks of pork belly strung on a line in a …

BBQ

A swarm of black holes may be lurking in our galaxy’s heart

Hundreds of black holes may lie at the center of our Milky Way galaxy, according to a new study. Such a tight swirl of black holes, which had been …

Why Neanderthals Had Faces That Were So Different From Ours

Compared to modern humans, Neanderthals had heavy eyebrows, huge noses, and large, long faces that bulged forward. Using 3D computer models, an …