White & Gold or Blue & Black? Science of the Mystery Dress
dress
February 27th, 2015
The Internet went bonkers last night over a simple question: What color is this dress? Some people see it as white and gold, while others swear it's blue and black. What's going on?
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Photos of Siberia's Mysterious Craters
Siberian crater
February 26th, 2015
Seven giant craters have mysteriously appeared in northern Siberia, possibly due to methane gas released from melting permafrost. And scientists think may be dozens more.
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Attention Bradley Cooper: Oscar-Nominated Guys Face Divorce Risk
Bradley Cooper attends the Oscar Award Ceremony in 2010.
February 19th, 2015
Sure, it's the most prestigious award that Hollywood has to offer, but that coveted Oscar statue might also be a bad omen for some of the actors who receive it, a new study suggests.
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Elusive 'Dark Photons' Still Lurking in the Shadows
shimmery yellow lights
February 27th, 2015
New experimental results from a giant atom-smashing experiment suggest that dark photons are not the culprit for mysterious experimental results that challenge the reigning physics model.
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Line of Cocoa: Is Chocolate Snorting Safe?
man snorting chocolate
February 20th, 2015
In a bizarre new trend in certain circles, people are snorting chocolate powder through their noses with the aid of a machine. But some experts say the practice may be dangerous.
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Valentine's Science: How Mouth Germs Shape Attraction
couple kissing
February 13th, 2015
In addition to good looks, charm and intelligence, there's a more surprising reason two people may choose to spend Valentine's Day together: having similar microbes.
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How Many Licks Does It Take to Get to the Center of a Lollipop?
The researchers seeded the water with microparticles so they could see the "flow field," shown here as fluorescent streak lines.
February 12th, 2015
Science now has an answer to the famous question asked in the iconic Tootsie Roll Pop commercial, revealing how many licks it takes to get to the pop's gooey center. The research also unlocks the secrets of how objects dissolve in fluid flows.
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More Mysterious Craters Found in Siberia
A Siberian hole that opened up mysteriously and was reported in July 2014.
February 26th, 2015
Last summer, the discovery of several new giant craters in Siberia drew worldwide interest, launching wild speculation that meteorites, or even aliens, caused the gaping crevasses. And now, scientists have found even more of them.
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Origins of Friday the 13th: How the Day Got So Spooky
friday the 13th skull and candles
February 13th, 2015
The origins of Friday the 13th as an unlucky day are mysterious, though the idea probably emerged not much more than a century ago. Friday and the number 13 are the source of superstitions going back much further.
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