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When you look at your body in the mirror, most of what you consider to be “you” actually isn’t you, at least not in a biological sense.
Software can transform a computer from a word processor to a number cruncher to a video telephone. But the underlying hardware is unchanged. Now, a type of transistor that can be switched with magnetism instead of electricity could make circuitry malleable too, leading to more efficient and reliable gadgets, from smart phones to satellites.
Antarctica's McMurdo Dry Valleys may appear to be one of the least hospitable places on Earth.
Polls show that many members of the public believe that scientists substantially disagree about human-caused global warming.
Jupiter’s moon Europa hides an ocean of water beneath its icy crust that might harbor extraterrestrial life. Unfortunately, big dollar signs have kept alive the fictional decree in Arthur C.
Modern Earth is wet and temperate (last week's heat wave aside), but the early Earth was molten and hostile, meaning water and other volatile substances like hydrogen and nitrogen compounds must have been deposited after formation. The likely culprits are comets—full of water ice and organic compounds—and meteorites, which were likely more water-laden in the early days of the Solar System. Knowing exactly where Earth's water and organic molecules originated would reveal a great deal about our planet's history and help us understand the environment in which life arose.
The Internet has a terrible habit of misquoting Einstein on energy and creativity until he sounds like he’s the author of , not the theory of relativity. Here’s something he actually did say . Describing the effect of music on his inner life, he told a friend: “When I examine myself and my methods of thought, I come close to the conclusion that the gift of imagination has meant more to me than any talent for absorbing absolute knowledge.”
These red lines show how the LHC's Atlas experiment registered the arrival of four particles called muons.
Since the discovery of a particle consistent with the Higgs boson yesterday, a lot of people have been trying to work out what exactly it is.
PBS airdate: 11/16/2011 NARRATOR: Lying just beneath everyday reality is a breathtaking world, where much of what we perceive about the universe is wrong.
Most of the stars that will ever exist have already been born, according to the most comprehensive survey of the age of the night sky.
Sep 04, Space & Earth/Astronomy
Read full article Continue reading page | 1 | 2 THE HUNT for some of the most wanted stuff in the universe took a new twist this week with the first results from a high-profile, space-based dark matter detector.
9 January 2012 Last updated at 14:07 ET By Jason Palmer Science and technology reporter, BBC News, Austin, Texas