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The alien-looking images formations come from a variety of locations across the globe including the White Desert in Egypt, Monument Valley in the U.S., and the Chocolate Hills of Bohol Island in the Philippines.
The ability to learn and to establish new memories is essential to our daily existence and identity; enabling us to navigate through the world. A new study by researchers at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (The Neuro), McGill Univers...
To date we have around seven conspiracy theory lists or lists containing entries related to such. This new list is a welcome addition as it has been some time since our last one and they are always extremely fascinating topics to read about. The wo...
If you've ever been convinced by a salesperson that you truly wanted a product, done something too instinctively, or made choices that seemed entirely out of character, then you've had an idea planted in your mind.
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Pornography, prostitution, online sex -- in the future, it's all one thing. But is it a better thing?
A former grad reflects on his experience and comes up with 5 Things Every College Guy needs to know.
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This Tuesday, a group of billionaires and former NASA scientists will announce Planetary Resources Inc., the first asteroid mining company in history.
The red supergiant star Betelgeuse is getting ready to go supernova, and when it does Earth will have a front-row seat. The explosion will be so bright that Earth will briefly seem to have two suns in the sky. The star is located in the Orion constel...
See robotic penguins swim through the water as gracefully as their living counterparts – the design could help improve the grip of industrial robots
It is oddly fitting that the birth of electromagnetism, and an entirely new direction in physics, started with the tiniest twitch of a compass needle. In the year 1820, Danish physicist Hans Chris...
Poisson's Spot is proof that even if you're right about things, you can be humiliated forever. Find out why this physics concept has caused the name Siméon Poisson to live in infamy for almost 200 years. In the early eighteen hundreds, the French Ac...
A new type of quantum bit called a "phase-slip qubit" has enabled the world's first-ever experimental demonstration of coherent quantum phase slip. The groundbreaking result sheds light on an elusive phenomenon whose existence -- a natural outcome of...
In his 2006 book The Trouble with Physics, Lee Smolin defined these
WASHINGTON — The spectacular failure of a North Korean rocket, and the humiliation it presumably caused the nation's young new leader, makes it likely the regime will soon test a nuclear device or take other provocative actions, according to U....
Scientists in the Netherlands have succeeded for the first time in detecting a Majorana particle. In the 1930s, Italian physicist Ettore Majorana deduced from quantum theory the possibility of the existence of a very special particle, a particle that...
It's got two fixed, entangled atoms as network nodes and the means of transmitting data is a single, controllable photon, say researchers at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics.
(PhysOrg.com) -- Physicists at Yale University have made the first definitive measurements of 'persistent current,' a small but perpetual electric current that flows naturally through tiny rings of metal wire even without an external power source.
Science may be on the verge of isolating the Higgs Boson, or so-called God particle, a breakthrough that would resolve the biggest mysteries in modern physics.
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A working, large-scale quantum computer is still a decade away, but researchers are currently turning a critical corner from theory to building the first small quantum systems
Starving Child and Vulture, Kevin Carter, 1993 The most haunting image on the list, Kevin Carter captured the devastating famine in Sudan with a photograph of a toddler crawling to a UN feeding center while a vulture stalks her as prey. Carter ...
Oh College...best 7 years we'll never remember...but we'll remember all of those memes because they're pretty much true lol
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Have you seen this, my friends? It's a Rube Goldberg inspired wall in Germany that creates music when it rains, due to the mousetrap drain and gutter system with various sized metal cones. It's called the Funnel Wall at the Kunsthof-Passage in Neusta...
Das 'Tree of Life' Poster sieht von weitem wie ein Querschnitt eines Baumstammes aus. Bei genauerem Hinsehen erkennt man jedoch, dass es sich bei den schwarzen
What did JFK, Marilyn Monroe and Hitler all have in common? They were all renowned charismatics that lit up every room they entered. You've most likely met one of these kinds before. The guy/girl at the party. They possess some strange quality that c...
It's been so warm in the United States this year, especially in March that national records weren't just broken, they were deep-fried.
Nice series called Creative Truths by Shirley-Ann Dick.
Sand in an hourglass might seem simple and straightforward, but such granular materials are actually tricky to model. From far away, flowing sand resembles a liquid, streaming down the center of an hourglass like water from a faucet. But up close, on...
40 years ago today, our government committed itself to negotiate the elimination of its entire nuclear arsenal. And, in conjunction with the other nuclear weapon states, to abolish nuclear weapons forever.
Kelp off California was contaminated with short-lived radioisotopes a month after Japan's Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant accident, a sign that the spilled radiation reached the state's coastline, according to a new scientific study. Scientists fro...
People who think science is dull are wrong. Here are 10 reasons why.
The Universe, as we know it, is comprised of elementary particles such as electron, protons and neutrons. These are the basic building blocks of matter. It is, however, unclear why their respective antiparticles (positrons, antiprotons and antineutro...
Particles inside the Large Hadron Collider have crashed together with the highest energy yet.
Scientists at CERN may be getting closer to Higgs boson the particle that could help explain the birth of the universe billions of years ago.
The moon cycle helps determine the date of Easter, which is a complicated process.
No matter the principles that capture your physics-minded imagination, there is probably a corresponding TED Talk.
The is the world's largest permanent . The is represented by the in , the largest hemispherical building in the world. The inner planets can also be found in Stockholm but the outer planets are situated northward in other cities along the . It was...
Mark your calendars! On June 5-6, a rare celestial event called a transit of Venus will take place, and it won't be repeated in your lifetime.
Understanding the size of Earth in comparison to the rest of our solar system.
This coming fall, Mark Peterson, a physics professor at Mount Holyoke College, will publish a new book where he makes a rather curious argument: Back in 1588, a young Galileo presented two lectures before the Florentine Academy.
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