Particles

What Was It Like When We Lost The Last Of Our Antimatter?

Things happen fast in the earliest stages of the Universe. In the first 25 microseconds after the start of the hot Big Bang, a number of incredible events have already occurred. The Universe created all the particles and antiparticles — known and unknown — it was ever capable of creating, reaching …

Physics

This one particle could solve five mega-mysteries of physics

911? It’s an emergency. The most important particle in the universe is missing. Florian Goertz knows this isn’t a case for the police, but he is …

Physics

Chart of the day: In these cities, breathing air is like smoking cigarettes

The World Health Organisation keeps a close eye on air quality data, providing a global insight into just what we are all breathing every day.<p>The …

World Health Organization

Why you should never shave your bikini line - and what to do down there instead

Lots of women choose to get rid of their hair down there.<p>In fact, 96 per cent of women have at least once - a study of 2,000 women by shaving brand …

Fashion (UK)

Egyptian mummy in Turin museum proves embalming predates the Pharaohs

In the Egyptian Museum since the 1900s, the mummy affectionately known as Fred has provided scientists with the recipe used for ancient embalming. It …

Archaeology

This alga may be seeding the world’s skies with clouds

An algae-killing virus may be helping seed the skies with clouds. That’s the implication of a new study, which finds that—after it dies—one of the …

Science

Sizzling exoplanet is hot enough to vaporize titanium

It takes some serious heat to turn titanium into vapor – temperatures upward of 3,200 °C (5,800 °CF), to be precise. It appears KELT-9b, which we …

Exoplanets

‘Chemo Spray’ As Alternative to Intravenous Cancer Therapy?

Cancer cells (via skeeze/Pixabay)<p>Chemotherapy is the treatment of cancer with drugs aimed at destroying diseased cells.<p>But pumping indiscriminate …

Cancer Cells

This photo of the solar coronal mass ejection shows just how small the Earth is

Photos of space and from space never cease to amaze us. And more often than not, they remind us just how small we are. In this image of solar coronal …

Astronomy

Running on Empty? How Bad Is It for Your Car?

Experts say you should keep your gas tank at least a quarter full at all times. Obviously, doing so will keep you from getting in a dangerous …

Particles

Researchers suggest phonons may have mass and perhaps negative gravity

A trio of physicists with Columbia University is making waves with a new theory about phonons—they suggest they might have negative mass, and because …

Physics

3 Simple Steps To Keep Your Hardwood Floors Looking Good!

I have been a disobedient daughter. 🙁 My parents moved into a new house several weeks ago, and my Mom asked me for advice about how to clean and …

Cleaning

Babies in Strollers Breathe Up to 60 Percent More Dangerous Air Pollution Than Adults

Parents might want to think twice before pushing their babies in strollers alongside busy streets.<p>A study published Aug. 10 in Environment …

Pollution

DEQ warns kids, elderly adults to take precautions while air quality remains 'unhealthy'

PORTLAND, Ore. – People in the greater Portland metro area are once again waking up socked in Wednesday morning. Wildfire smoke is still lingering …

Air Quality

How to Filter Out Colloidal Clay From Well Water

credit: Jupiterimages/Comstock/Getty Images<p>Cloudy water is a sign of colloidal clay particles in your well.<p>Step 1<p>Schedule an inspection of your well, …

Micron

Wildfire Smoke Health Risks

<i>By Climate Central (Read the full report)</i><p>The U.S. has come a long way in cleaning up its air. The Clean Air Act of 1970 made air pollution …

Pollution

Targeting hepatitis C virus p7 channel activity reveals prospect for bimodal antiviral prophylaxis | Under Consideration

Received: 17th July 18<p>Despite the success of channel blocking drugs, only a single class of agent targeting virus-encoded ion channels, or …

Nature Communications

Your Tweets Can Help Map the Spread of Wildfire Smoke

<i>This story originally appeared on High Country News and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration.</i><p>At the end of July, Twitter user Alicia Santana …

Social Media

Particles pull last drops of oil from well water

Rice engineers develop magnetic nanoparticles that separate the last droplets of oil from produced water at wells.

Nanotech

Pat McGrath LUST Mini MatteTrance Lipstick Trio in Skin Show at Sephora

MatteTrance™ is a richly-pigmented lipstick with a sensually creamy, powerful pigment that evokes screen siren glamour with every application. Each …

Makeup

Wind will determine fate of North Island cities in massive Central Plateau eruption

Clouds of ash could fall as far away as Auckland and Wellington if Central Plateau volcanoes erupt.<p>It is not just Central Plateau residents that need …

Geology

Landau Effective Interaction between Quasiparticles in a Bose-Einstein Condensate

Because of the intricate laws of quantum mechanics, it is often prohibitively complex to accurately describe systems consisting of a large number of …

Quantum Physics

Air quality concerns continue across Montana

(GREAT FALLS) Summer heat combined with wildfires burning in Montana and other Western states has resulted in widespread hazy skies.<p>Wednesday's air …

Montana

Jan Smuts Park will be monitored for sewage spills

<b>Gerda Lombard writes by email:</b><p>Regarding the sewage at Jan Smuts Park (“Runners battle through sewage at Jan Smuts Park,” Herald, July 6), which …

Lifestyle (South Africa)

Cracking Open The Hearts of Dead Suns

Neutron stars are the remnants of violent supernovas, all that’s left behind when a star tens of times the mass of our sun ends its nuclear …

Physics

Maze runners and square dancers: Cytosolic diffusion of nanosized objects in mammalian cells

• Inert objects were unaffected by obstructive molecular crowding to show Brownian motion, diffusing in a medium of low viscosity—if they were below …

Nanotech

Subtropical Storm Ernesto May Be Ingesting California and Canadian Wildfire Smoke Over the North Atlantic

Hurricane Central<p>Subtropical Storm Ernesto May Be Ingesting California and Canadian Wildfire Smoke Over the North Atlantic<p>By Jonathan Erdman<p>less than …

Weather

Inline SVG Animation Capabilities

I'm wondering if this pen is possible to be created by inline SVG animation (SMIL)—without CSS or any javascript. Specifically interested in making …

SVG

Rolls-Royce Announces the Limited-Run Silver Ghost Collection

The Rolls-Royce ‘Silver Ghost’ was the motor car that established Rolls-Royce’s reputation as ‘The Best Car in the World’. In celebration of this …

BMW

Breathing Fire: Wildfire Smoke Forcing Idahoans Indoors

<i>By Kevin Davenport (Idaho Statesman). Maya Miller(Climate Central) contributed reporting</i><p>Ivy Albert’s job is conversation. Working as an interpreter, …

Climate Change