Beer-Bottle Physics Could Help Explain Deadly Eruptions
A beer bottle with foam coming out the top of it
November 25th, 2014
The science of a bar prank that causes beer bottles to overflow with foam could help explain lethal eruptions of gases, researchers say.
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'Vape' Is Oxford Dictionaries' Word of 2014
woman using a vape pen
November 18th, 2014
Oxford Dictionaries announced today that "vape" is its word of 2014, chosen over other buzzwords, including "normcore," "bae" and "budtender."
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11 Odd Facts About 'Magic' Mushrooms
Psilocybin is found in mushrooms such as Psilocybe mexicana.
November 11th, 2014
Psilocybin, or "magic," mushrooms are a controlled substance with hallucinogenic effects. Recently, however, researchers have been studying this fungus as a potential mental health treatment. Here are 11 strange facts about "'shrooms."
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Never-Before-Seen Particles Discovered at Swiss Collider
LHCb detector at CERN
November 20th, 2014
Two new subatomic particles have popped up at the world's largest atom smasher. The never-before-seen particles could help physicists glean key information about the building blocks of matter in the universe.
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World's Deadliest Spiders a Toxic Myth?
Black widow spider
November 18th, 2014
Even though deadly spider bites are regular fodder for scare stories, spider experts say it's actually quite rare for anyone to suffer serious injuries from the world's deadliest spiders.
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Why a Physics Revolution Might Be on Its Way
Particle Physics
November 9th, 2014
Physicist Nami Arkani-Hamed gave a live lecture on the future of physics research and predicted that a revolution in the field is on its way.
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Casting Out Demons: Pope Francis Declares Support for Exorcisms
A scared girl with a cross as if getting an exorcism,
October 31st, 2014
While exorcisms, in which demonic spirits are driven out of a supposedly possessed person, may seem a dark practice relevant only on TV screens, they have long been recognized by the Catholic Church and several religions.
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Parallel Worlds Could Explain Wacky Quantum Physics
November 19th, 2014
A new theory that interactions between parallel universes could explain all quantum behavior is gaining traction among physicists.
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Not Particles, But Chunks: Dark Matter Gets Stranger
The Hubble Space Telescope captured this image of galaxy cluster ZwCl0024+1652, revealing a ghostly ring of dark matter floating within the cluster. Astronomers said the ring, which measures 2.6 million light-years across, may have been produced by a coll
November 13th, 2014
The mysterious matter called dark matter may not be made of tiny particles, as most scientists believe, but instead may consist of chunks as large as an asteroid, researchers say.
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Famed Physicist Talks Quantum Mechanics and Space-Time: How to Watch Live
Simulated data from the Large Hadron Collider particle detector shows the Higgs boson produced after two protons collide.
November 6th, 2014
Physicist Nima Arkani-Hamed will give a live lecture on recent quantum mechanics research and the evolving understanding of space-time at the Perimeter Institute on Nov. 6 at 7 p.m. ET.
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