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Will we ever detect gravitational waves directly?

(This piece originally appeared in the “Will we ever?” column at <i>BBC Future</i>. Though I added a few visuals, I left the UK spellings and BBC stylebook …

James Cameron is giving away his custom-built sub to science. And here are some of his awesome drawings of that sub. http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2013-03/james-cameron-donates-his-custom-built-ocean-trench-explorer-science?src=SOC&dom=fb

Seven sexes!? Scientists figure out how these microbes juggle mates

Biologists have known for decades that there are up to seven sexes of the single-celled organism known as Tetrahymena thermophila — but they didn't know exactly how those different sexes "did it." Until now.<p>When it's time for Tetrahymena to mate, two organisms of different mating types recognize …

This Is Now The World's Lightest Material

This one's made of carbon, and it's super absorbent, too!<p>Check out this contender for the title of "world's lightest solid." To demonstrate just how light it is, Zhejiang University in China, where the material's creators are based, has published pictures of chunks of it perched on small leaves, …

High-resolution Nasa images show magnetic braids of the sun - video

Nasa images of the sun's outer atmosphere, the highest resolution pictures ever achieved. The agency launched the High Resolution Coronal Imager, or …