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Science Addresses The Problem Of Pee Splashback

Brigham Young University's Splash Lab looks into the dynamics of the male urine stream.<p>They call themselves "wizz kids." Todd Truscott and Randy Hurd of Brigham Young University's Splash Lab, a research lab studying the physics of fluids, have been using high-speed cameras to examine exactly what …

Brigham Young University

Big Pic: Super Typhoon Haiyan, As Seen From Space

This might be the strongest one to make landfall in history.<p>The Philippines was hit with a super typhoon today. With waves as high as 15 feet and winds estimated as strong as 195 mph (and 235 mph gusts), typhoon Haiyan could be the strongest tropical cyclone in history—depending on which metrics …

Super Typhoons

Insane Photo From International Space Station Shows Typhoon Haiyan

An American astronaut took an unbelievable photo of Typhoon Haiyan from the International Space Station.<p>Easily besting radar images, the photo shows …

UFO Appears From Thin Air Over a Farm in Spain

This amazing footage shows a UFO flying over Spain somewhere near the border with Portugal. According to Italian website Segnidalcielo, it was taken …

Your science questions answered

Q <b>Why don't winds blow across isobars?</b> asks Richard Thomas, via email<p>According to Dr Andrew Russell from Brunel University, winds blow almost parallel to the isobars because of the Earth's spin. "We are all on the rotating Earth," says Russell, "So when air starts to move from high to low pressure …

What do parrots do when their human travels? | video

I am traveling this week, so I thought you might enjoy seeing a demonstration of what my parrots do when I am gone.<p>[Video link]<p>For those who are interested, I am visiting London to attend the Royal Society's Young People's science book award, for which I was a judge this year. I am looking forward …

Extreme synesthesia: Texas teenager says she can 'feel' the machines around her

<i>Wassily Kandinsky's</i> Composition X<i>. Kandinsky is widely believed to have been a synesthete.</i><p>Synesthesia, loosely defined as the phenomenon of a sensation creating an unnatural secondary sensation, is actually quite common; some humans perceive numbers as colors, for instance. But <i>Psychology Today</i> …

WIRED Space Photo of the Day 2013

PhysicsWhy Do You Feel Lighter at the Top of a Ferris Wheel?<p>Author: Rhett AllainRhett Allain<p>EcologyHow Plastic Straws Slip Through the Cracks of …

Scared of the dentist? This is why, say neuroscientists

The whir of a dentist's drill might bring on the shakes and a racing heart, but what happens in the brain has long been a mystery.<p>Now researchers in Japan believe they are closer to an answer after scanning people's brains while playing them sounds of dental drills and suction instruments.<p>People …