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Scientists Unveil New Inventory of Universe’s Dark Contents | Quanta Magazine
The first major results from the Dark Energy Survey signal the start of a new era of cosmology.
science 
7 days ago by tonys
Feynman Diagram Rock Carving – Turan, Russia - Atlas Obscura
Discover Feynman Diagram Rock Carving in Turan, Russia: A tribute to Richard Feynman is carved into the land he planned to see but never got to visit.
science 
8 weeks ago by tonys
Darwin comes to town: how cities are creating new species | Cities | The Guardian
From the nut-cracking crows of Sendai to ‘Turdus urbanicus’ (the new urban blackbird), animals are changing their behaviour and evolution in cities – and in dramatic and surprising ways
science 
8 weeks ago by tonys
Why cosmology without philosophy is like a ship without a hull | Aeon Ideas
Why cosmology without philosophy is like a ship without a hull – via @aeonmag
science 
8 weeks ago by tonys
Nima Arkani-Hamed and the Future of Physics | Quanta Magazine
Nima Arkani-Hamed is championing a campaign to build the world’s largest particle collider, even as he pursues a new vision of the laws of nature.
science 
9 weeks ago by tonys
The Octonion Math That Could Underpin Physics | Quanta Magazine
New findings are fueling an old suspicion that fundamental particles and forces spring from strange eight-part numbers called “octonions.”
maths  science 
9 weeks ago by tonys
Astronomers discover 12 new moons orbiting Jupiter - one on collision course with the others | Science | The Guardian
A head-on collision between two Jovian moons would create a crash so large it would be visible from earth
science 
9 weeks ago by tonys
Are humans really blind to the gorilla on the basketball court? | Aeon Essays
A new interpretation of a classic psychology experiment will change your view of perception, judgment – even human nature
science 
11 weeks ago by tonys
Evidence Found for a New Fundamental Particle | Quanta Magazine
An experiment at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory near Chicago has detected far more electron neutrinos than predicted — a possible harbinger of a
science 
june 2018 by tonys
How to Live Forever: DNA Hacking, intermittent Fasting, and Teen Blood | Inverse
The Fountain of Youth has been here all along: Modern-day explorers seeking the fountain of youth are looking inside the human body for the key to eternal life. Longevity researchers have accepted that aging is not a natural process but a disease that wreaks havoc on our bodies.
science 
may 2018 by tonys
Planet Nine from outer space: is there another world beyond Neptune? | Science | The Guardian
A newly discovered asteroid’s unusual orbit supports the idea that a massive planet lurks in the far reaches of the solar system
science 
may 2018 by tonys
The big bangers: grime smashes into the Hadron Collider | Art and design | The Guardian
They rapped in its tunnels and played instruments made out of old science equipment. Could this be Cern’s most amazing experiment yet?
music  science 
may 2018 by tonys
Neuroscientist Hannah Critchlow: ‘Consciousness is a really funny word’ | Science | The Guardian
The Cambridge fellow on what it means to be human, the neurological benefits of running, artificial intelligence and why a simulated version of her might miss gnocchi
science 
may 2018 by tonys
The answer to life, the universe and everything might be 73. Or 67 | Science | The Guardian
A new estimate of the Hubble constant – the rate at which the universe is expanding – is baffling many of the finest minds in the cosmology community
science 
may 2018 by tonys
Plants 'talk to' each other through their roots | Science | The Guardian
Scientists studying corn seedlings believe that they send signals under the soil, advising each other of the proximity of other plants
science 
may 2018 by tonys
Stephen Hawking's final theory sheds light on the multiverse | Science | The Guardian
Shortly before he died the eminent physicist completed his final theory of the cosmos, and it’s simpler than we thought
science 
may 2018 by tonys
More than half your body is not human - BBC News
Human cells make up only 43% of the body's total cell count, while the rest are microscopic colonists.
science 
april 2018 by tonys
Average Mammal Size Has Shrunk Ever Since Dawn of Human Hunting | Inverse
Researchers say that the largest mammals on Earth began to go extinct when humans arrived on the scene, slowly but surely driving down the average size of mammals on earth from 200 pounds to 15 pounds. At this rate, the largest mammal on Earth may soon be a cow.
science 
april 2018 by tonys
Was There a Civilization On Earth Before Humans? - The Atlantic
Was there a civilization on Earth before humans? @AdamFrank4 looks at the available evidence
science  history  nasa 
april 2018 by tonys
Scientists accidentally create mutant enzyme that eats plastic bottles | Environment | The Guardian
The breakthrough, spurred by the discovery of plastic-eating bugs at a Japanese dump, could help solve the global plastic pollution crisis
science 
april 2018 by tonys
Scientists solve mystery of how Giant's Causeway was formed | Science | The Guardian
Volcanologists use samples from Eyjafjallajökull in Iceland to recreate famous hexagonal columns in laboratory
science 
april 2018 by tonys
The environmental case for keeping the clocks on summer time – all the time
Daylight savings time means our most active periods are better aligned with daylight hours.
science 
march 2018 by tonys
Would standing on the first butterfly really change the history of evolution?
More and more evidence shows evolution isn't as random as often thought.
science 
march 2018 by tonys
'Mind over matter': Stephen Hawking – obituary by Roger Penrose | Science | The Guardian
Theoretical physicist who made revolutionary contributions to our understanding of the nature of the universe
science 
march 2018 by tonys
How Rare is (Intelligent) Life in the Galaxy? – The Startup – Medium
Elon Musk’s SpaceX just sent a Tesla Roadster into space in February. It will travel almost 250 million miles into space before shifting into an orbit around the Sun. And yet such an extreme distance…
science  nasa 
march 2018 by tonys
Ask Ethan: Why Haven’t We Bumped Into Another Universe Yet?
The Universe we inhabit is vast, full of matter and energy, and expanding at a tremendous clip. Looking billions of light years away, we can see billions of years into our ancient past, finding…
science 
march 2018 by tonys
Neanderthal Cave Art Proves Humans Aren't the Only Artistic Species | Inverse
A groundbreaking paper reveals Neanderthals created cave art approximately 64,000 years ago in Spain. This reveals they were capable of symbolic thought.
science 
february 2018 by tonys
The World Hum Map and Database - Director: Dr. Glen MacPherson
The Worldwide Hum is an unusual low frequency sound with no obvious source. It often sounds something like an engine idling outside one's home. This website aims to document the experiences of those who can hear it, and also to locate the source of the noise.
science 
february 2018 by tonys
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