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Sedate a Plant, and It Seems to Lose Consciousness. Is It Conscious?

Plants don’t get enough credit.<p>They move. You know this. Your houseplant salutes the sun each morning. At night, it returns to center.<p>You probably don’t think much of it. This is simply what plants do: Get light. Photosynthesize. Make food. Live.<p>But what about all the signs of plant intelligence …

Consciousness

15 Potato Hacks You'll Wish You'd Learned A Whole Lot Sooner

Never met a potato I didn't like.

Recipes

The World’s Smallest Cat is Impossibly Adorable

Earlier this month, BBC debuted its new documentary series, <i>Big Cats</i>, which follows several different cat species from all across the globe. But the …

Big Cats

Newly Discovered Cannibalistic Spider Totally Looks Like... a Pelican

What the heck?<p>It used to be thought extinct - but this week researchers have announced the discovery of a whopping 18 new-to-science pelican spiders …

These Birds of Prey Are Deliberately Setting Forests on Fire

Even more proof Australian wildlife is nuts.<p>It's pretty hot in Australia right now. A brutal heatwave that's incinerated temperature records …

12 Knots Everyone Should Master

<i>Last Updated December, 2017: We’ve updated the formatting on this post for clarity. Links have also been updated.</i><p>Our Go-To: Water Knot<p><b>Climbing</b> …

Fishing

This Genius Map Explains How Everything in Physics Is Connected

From space time to chaos theory.<p>Physics is a huge, complex field. It also happens to be one of the most fascinating, dealing with everything from …

Physics

Scientists Are Trapping CO2 And Turning It Into Stone

Back where it belongs.<p>Researchers have turned carbon dioxide (CO2) into solid rock by injecting volcanic basalt rock with pressurised liquid CO2, and …

Geology

How nature uses physics to make blue without pigment

Morpho butterfly. Credit: Kevin Walsh<p><i>Pigments are one way to be colorful, but butterflies rely on physics at the nanoscale. The Blue Diadem butterfly, found on the African continent, is roughly the size of a saucer with wings spread. These wings fascinated Radwanul Hasan Siddique of the California</i> …

It's time to listen to the voices in your head

Voice-hearing is no longer seen merely as a psychiatric disorder, and could teach us a lot about how language operates in the brain<p>Hearing voices in your head when there's no one around … that's a sign of madness, right?<p>In the popular imagination voice-hearing is often viewed with fear and …

Huge magma reservoir beneath Yellowstone is two and a half times larger than expected

The magma reservoir under the Yellowstone National Park is 50 miles (80km) long and 12 miles (20km) wide: more than two and a half times larger than expected. <i>Nature</i> describes the reservoir as "a 4,000 cubic kilometer underground sponge," between six and eight percent of it filled with molten</i> …

5 Really Creepy Parasites

It is said that “Variety is the spice of life,” but when it comes to parasites, variety is more creepy than thrilling.<p>Parasites are beings that live …

Insects

Anki Drive's tiny, iPhone-controlled toys are the pace cars for a robot revolution

After four and a half years working mostly in secret, Anki is off to the races. The San Francisco startup, which has raised $50 million to bring robots into everyday life, is making good on that promise with a racing game powered by your iPhone. Anki Drive, which goes on sale October 23rd for $199, …

NSA reportedly collecting millions of email address books and IM contact lists worldwide

<i>The Washington Post</i> has just published another revealing scoop about the National Security Agency. The paper is reporting that the NSA is currently collecting contact lists from email and instant message services from users worldwide — and Americans are among those whose data is being harvested.<p>The …

Beauty

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Absolutely Stunning 3-D View of a Cosmic Cloud

To call Finnish astrophotographer J-P Metsävainio a magician is definitely not an exaggeration! Take a look at his latest handiwork, this amazing 3-D …

Astronomy

How Jellyfish Get Ahead Without Really Trying

Numerous scientists have studied jellyfish locomotion, trying to figure out how these strange swimmers move with such grace and efficiency. New research suggests their swimming style allows them to pick up bonus momentum even in the relaxing stage of their motion, which could lead to better …

Robotics

Hornetgeddon! Authorities swat deadly swarm of giant bugs - Behind The Wall

At least 1,600 people in China have been injured and 42 killed by giant Asian hornets alongside a smaller but equally lethal species. NBC's Ian Williams reports.<p>By Ed Flanagan,, NBC News Producer<p>ANKANG, SHAANXI PROVINCE, China – A winged menace has killed 42 people and injured at least 1,600 since …

Secrets of the iOS 7 keyboard

iOS 7 packs a lot of changes: new icons, new app interfaces, and new features, such as Control Center. But you may not have looked closely at one …

iOS

Snowden's email provider Lavabit fought government surveillance with ultra-tiny font

Earlier this summer, a few weeks after former NSA contractor Edward Snowden's leaked documents on the agency's surveillance practices were published, the encrypted email service provider he used, called Lavabit, shut itself down. At that time, Lavabit's founder Ladar Levison said he was shuttering …

The FBI busted Silk Road, but not the 'dark web' behind it

'Dread Pirate Roberts' wasn't as smart as he — and everyone else — assumed he was<p>Silk Road, the underground website where dealers sold illegal drugs, was supposed to be safe. The site was nestled deep in the dark web, accessible only through the anonymizing network Tor. All transactions were done …

Personality can amp up tinnitus trouble - Futurity

Tinnitus is more troubling for people with “neurotic” tendencies. Tinnitus is the perception of sounds …

Why Do Mysterious Lizards Have Green Blood?

<b>Roses are red, violets are blue … and these lizards’ blood is green.</b><p>It’s not a trick of the imagination or a penchant for food coloring—<i>Prasinohaema</i> skinks living on the island of New Guinea actually have green blood, bones, and tissue—and one scientist is trying to figure out why.<p>Louisiana State …

Zoology

10 grammar rules you can forget: how to stop worrying and write proper

Guardian Style Guide author David Marsh set out to master perfect grammatical English – but discovered that 'correct' isn't always best. Here are the 10 grammar laws you no longer need to check<p>• Plus: five rules you should remember • What pop music can teach you about building sentences • A few …

See the very first images of a hydrogen bond

Chemists have long known what a hydrogen bond should look like, but until last week, most hadn't actually seen an image of one. Now, researchers from the Chinese Academy of Sciences have been able to visualize a hydrogen bond using atomic force microscopy, a technique that can deliver higher …

iOS 7 How-to: Make FaceTime Audio calls and check how much data they use

New in iOS 7 is the ability to make FaceTime Audio calls. FaceTime Audio works internationally and works on a Wi-fi network, or on a cellular connection. Using Facetime Audio sounds nicer than actually using the iPhone to make calls. FaceTime Audio sounds deep, and closer to the actual sound of the …

How to tell which iPad model you have

<i>Updated September 6, 2017 to reflect the latest iPad models.</i><p>You might think you know which iPad you have. The new one. The big one. The rose gold …

IPad Air

How to use iPhone 5s Slo-Mo videos on the Mac

The iPhone 5s introduces a new Slo-Mo camera mode, in which you can create videos that seamlessly slide from normal video to super-smooth slow-motion …

Videography