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Explaining Mysterious 'Pancake Ice' on River in Scotland

The right conditions make for strange lily-pad formations.<p>Strange-looking formations that resemble frozen lily pads have appeared this week on Scotland's River Dee, drawing Internet attention from around the world. Called "ice pancakes" or "pancake ice," the natural formations occur when conditions …

How to Train Your Voice to Be More Charismatic

Scientists Analyze Public Leaders’ Voices to Discover the Basis for Charisma<p>Scientists are tuning in on the power of the spoken word, seeking the secrets of charisma.<p>By analyzing the harmonics of pitch, frequency and timbre, researchers at University of California, Los Angeles are discovering how …

Charisma

So Facebook controls the way millions of people get their news. What should we do about it?

Advertisement<p>15 Comments<p>Credit: Flickr / Faramarz Hashemi<p>The <i>New York Times</i> seems to have finally awoken to the idea that Facebook exerts a growing …

Zano Micro-Drone is Tiny, Autonomous, and Equipped with Optical Image Stabilization

Micro-drones are typically thought of as more of a toy rather than a tool. If you want to capture real recreational aerial footage, you buy a bigger, …

See the artwork that only reveals itself at a 90 degree angle

These images seem to appear in front of your eyes - as they're formed from a formation of 160 glass strips.<p>The artwork is a quirky anamorphic structure that only reveals itself at a 90 degree angle, when a fish or a bird is brought to life before quickly disappearing.<p>Despite three images completing …

Net Energy Metering -- Are We Capitalists Or What?

The public thinks that electricity is all about what generates it. Coal, natural gas, nuclear, hydro, wind, solar or biomass, heated discussions have focused on costs, carbon and reliability.<p>Few know or care about the grid that delivers the electricity. It’s as important. But net metering just …

25 Breathtaking Night Sky Photos Around The World

From the milky way galaxy in France to the Northern Lights in Norway, these 25 spectacular shots of the night sky around the world remind us of the …

Northern Lights

Rachel Khoo has opened a parisian cafe in London and it’s all kinds of chic

Just wait until you see what's on the menu<p><b>Words by Holly Gunns</b><p>Rachel Khoo has joined up with luxury hotel and members club <i>The Ned</i> to bring her latest …

France

Last Days of the Arctic

Project info<p>Ragnar has been traveling to the Arctic for almost three decades. Nowhere are the signs of climate change more visible; here global warming already affects the day-to-day lives of the local people. Still the circumpolar Arctic is one of the most disputed territories on Earth, with many …