Pew, Pew: Bizarre Sounds from Frozen Lake Explained
coolest sound ever
October 16th, 2014
What causes the weird sounds produced by skipping rocks across a frozen lake?
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11 Odd Facts About Marijuana
A marijuana cigarette
October 10th, 2014
Marijuana use is becoming ever-more mainstream, with two states now allowing recreational use of the drug. From pot's mythical origins to false positives in baby urine, read on for some of the odder facts about this drug.
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Higgs Music: What the World’s Largest Atom Smasher Sounds Like
an abstract version of the higgs boson
September 30th, 2014
The discovery of the Higgs boson, the particle thought to give all others their mass, was music to scientists' ears, but now the data has been turned into literal music.
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Could Gas Explosions Explain Bermuda Triangle Mystery?
Siberian sinkhole
October 14th, 2014
The discovery of several mysterious craters in Siberia earlier this year launched a wave of speculation about their origins. Now, a new report suggests an explanation for the holes, claiming it could also be linked to the mysteries of the Bermuda Triangle
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Found: Traces of Exotic Particle That Eluded Physicists for 80 Years
Physicists used a scanning tunneling microscope to capture an image of the neutral charge signature of the Majorana fermion at the end of the wire.
October 7th, 2014
A new particle called the Majorana fermion is made of both matter and antimatter and physicists think it could advance quantum computer development and aid the search for dark matter.
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'Space Bubbles' May Have Doomed Key Afghan War Mission
Soliders approach the Chinook helicopter. The researchers' new model could help predict how plasma bubbles could affect future military operations.
September 27th, 2014
A plasma bubble likely contributed to the helicopter radio communication failure during the battle of Takur Ghar, part of Operation Anaconda during the war in Afghanistan.
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Ig Nobel Prizes 2014: Jesus Toast, Dog Poop and Raucous Science
During a science break for the 2014 Ig Nobel Awards ceremony on Sept. 18, presenters create a gelatin substance while a "human sparkplug" looks on.
September 18th, 2014
The brilliant minds behind research studies about how Earth's magnetic field affects pooping dogs and why people see Jesus in toast were honored tonight during one of the most purposefully ridiculous ceremonies in all of science: the Ig Nobel Prizes.
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New Exotic Particle Could Help Explain What Holds Matter Together
The Large Hadron Collider at the CERN research center.
October 14th, 2014
Physicists have discovered a new particle from data from the Large Hadron Collider that could reveal how protons in atomic nuclei are held together.
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How'd He Do That? Physicist Demos Quantum Levitation
The magnetic cube hovers in the air as liquid nitrogen flows around the superconductor beneath the cube.
October 3rd, 2014
Physicist Subir Sachdev gave a live lecture at the Perimeter Institute on Oct. 1, explaining the basics of quantum entanglement and levitating superconductors.
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Cause of Mysterious Butterfly-Shaped Radar Blob Found
butterfly radar
September 23rd, 2014
A mysterious butterfly-shaped cloud spotted over St. Louis last week was built from actual butterflies.
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