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The Most Amazing Microscope Pictures of 2014

Who knew the microscopic world could be so stunning? The winners of Nikon's annual photomicrography competition were announced today,...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 30 October 2014 - 2:15PM

Robots and Humans Try to Read Each Other's Minds

The relationship between humans and technology took a strange turn today when two studies were released, one which detailed humans...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 29 October 2014 - 4:23PM

Scientists Propose that Parallel Universes Are Not Parallel

Parallel universes are a staple of science fiction, and by definition should not have any contact or interaction with our known...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 24 October 2014 - 4:42PM

Scientists May Have Directly Detected Dark Matter for the First Time

Dark matter is one of the most mysterious substances in the universe, and has eluded detection for almost a century. Now, researchers...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 16 October 2014 - 11:31AM

Watch: Video of the World's Eight Most Beautiful Chemical Reactions

Who says science can't be beautiful? Scientists and tech experts from University of Science and Technology of China and the Tsinghua...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 08 October 2014 - 1:28PM

Neutrino Experiment Could Reveal Why Any Matter Exists

In a new experiment from Fermilab that began yesterday, weakly interacting particles called neutrinos will be blasted 500 miles in...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 07 October 2014 - 12:33PM

Listen to the Higgs Boson in Musical Form

Happy birthday, CERN! For its 60th anniversary, CERN scientists played a piece composed from a musical translation of data from the...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 03 October 2014 - 3:36PM

Physicists Discover Particle That's Both Matter and Antimatter

The elusive antimatter's existence was officially confirmed relatively recently, but physicists from Princeton University have already...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 03 October 2014 - 11:08AM

A Majority of Atheists Believe in Extraterrestrial Life

According to a survey conducted by David Weintraub, an astronomer at Vanderbilt University, a majority of atheists believe in...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 02 October 2014 - 1:48PM

3-D Simulation Shows Cities Changing Over Time

It might have slightly frightening implications regarding the level of surveillance that can be gleaned from the internet, but it sure...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 01 October 2014 - 4:09PM

MacArthur Genius: Brain Behavior Can Be Entirely Explained with Mathematical Theory

Can the brain be explained as a series of graphs? According to Danielle Bassett, who is the youngest MacArthur "Genius" Fellowship...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 30 September 2014 - 4:03PM

MIT Philosopher Explains Why Time Doesn't Pass

When discussing the experience of time in layman's terms, people generally refer to the "passage of time," where the future does not...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 30 September 2014 - 2:43PM

Magnetic Brain Stimulation Rewires the Brain to Treat Depression

On Star Trek, Dr. Leonard McCoy used a "neural stimulator," a small instrument that was used to stimulate specific areas of the...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 30 September 2014 - 12:43PM

You Can Now Find Your Home In Ordnance Survey's Minecraft Map of Great Britain

Last year, Ordnance Survey terrain data of the UK was built into the wildly popular digital domain of Minecraft, allowing users to...

Kieran Dickson
Wednesday, 24 September 2014 - 12:26PM

Brian Cox: Multiverse is a Simpler Explanation Than One Universe

Is the multiverse a more elegant explanation for physics than a single universe? University of Manchester physicist Brian Cox claims...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 23 September 2014 - 1:26PM

Physicists Confirm Einstein's Time Dilation Theory With Unprecedented Accuracy

After more than a century, Einstein's theory of relativity is still confirmed time and time again. Physicists from institutions in...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 22 September 2014 - 11:41AM

Study Shows Neuroscience Doesn't Threaten Our Conception of Free Will

One of the most significant questions in philosophy is that of the potential incompatibility between predeterminism and free will. The...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 19 September 2014 - 4:42PM

God and the Multiverse: A Physicist Debunks the Fine-Tuning Argument

"Our particular universe is not fine-tuned to us; we are fine-tuned to it."   This is the central argument behind Victor Stenger's...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 09 September 2014 - 10:12AM

Stephen Hawking: The Higgs Boson Could Destroy the Universe Any Minute Now

The 2012 discovery of the Higgs boson, or inaptly-named "God particle," was a major breakthrough in our understanding of the universe,...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 08 September 2014 - 11:00AM

New Experiment Will Tell Us If The Universe Is a Hologram

Do we live in a two-dimensional hologram? Scientists may discover that we live in a Matrix-like illusion during an upcoming experiment...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 26 August 2014 - 12:41PM