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Quantum "Weeping Angel" Effect Freezes Atoms in Place. Actually the quantum Zeno effect, but any chance to sneak in a bit of Doctor Who.
How That Ice Ball in Your Cocktail Inspired a Cool Physics Experiment.
This Tulip Cloaks Itself in Shimmery Iridescent Armor.
Here's the Exact Way That the Ice Bucket Challenge Helped ALS Research.
These Cool Kinetic Sculptures Can Run 40 Hours on a Single Wind.
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Cassini Confirms a Global Ocean on Saturn's Moon Enceladus.
Why is the speed of light the speed of light? A new theory inches us closer to an answer.
The Surprising Physics of Pulling a Bike With a Rubber Band.
Falling into a black hole used to be simple: you wouldn’t notice. But could there be a wall in your way?
Cloud streets are the coolest cloud formation you've never heard of. [Photo by NASA/Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA GSFC]
Scientists Show What Happens When You Wrap Something in An Invisibility Cloak.
Doctor Who vs. real world science: Five science (fiction) reasons why you should get to know Doctor Who.
Nested fish and golden triangles: adult colouring and the beauty of maths.
King - Man + Woman = Queen: The Marvelous Mathematics of Computational Linguistics. The ability to number-crunch vast amounts of words is creating a new science of linguistics.
Under a powerful X-ray laser, coral reveals weather patterns from centuries ago.
Lord Kelvin and his Atomic Vortices.
How Foul Weather and Physics Can Turn a Crane Into a Tragedy.
Impossible Wallpaper and Mystery Curves: Exploring Symmetry in Mathematics and Art.
Physicists Achieve Perfect Acoustic Absorption. "Acoustic waves go in, nothing comes back out. At all."
Hitting the neutrino floor: Dark matter experiments are becoming so sensitive, even neutrinos will soon get in the way.
Schrödinger's microbe: physicists plan to put living organism in two places at once.
Deep Learning Machine Teaches Itself Chess in 72 Hours, Plays by evaluating board rather than using brute force.
The Mind-Bending Physics of a Tennis Ball’s Spin.
Engineers Are Modeling Quantum Computers Based on Sound.
A better way to burn calories on your bike. Researchers develop new equation to describe cycling performance.
How an Eccentric French Balloonist Invented Aerial Photography.
The pub quiz with explosions, experiments and (quantum) entanglement. Dismayed at the dearth of detonation in regular pub quizzes, Robin Ince and The Incomplete Map of the Cosmic Genome have decided to host their own.
NASA: astronaut poop burns up in atmosphere, “looks like shooting stars.”
Understanding the Big Bang? It happens on a dusty blackboard at UC Davis.
The first unification theory brought electricity & magnetism together, for first true understanding of light.
How Physicists Measure Gravitational Waves.
A light in the dark: The MiniCLEAN dark matter experiment prepares for its debut.
The Saffire Experiment Will Study Real Fires in Microgravity.
Dr. Mitchill and the Mathematical Tetrodon.
The First Spacewalker Created The Best Soviet Cosmic Landscapes.
On the Economics of Star Trek with Brad DeLong: the basement discussion tapes.
Inside the Crater That Leaks Neon Blue ‘Lava’ (actually combusting sulfuric gas).
Just Try to Land a SpaceX Rocket on a Drone Boat In This Infuriating Game.
The Hidden Eschers of Leiden. Tucked away in the Leiden city hall are a group of works by famed artist MC Escher.
The Higgs boson doesn’t quite fit in with the other particles of the Standard Model of particle physics.
Straws in the LHC wind: Lepton universality & an update on "that bump" in the data.
Surprises from the LHC "beauty factory."
Quantum Shorts 2015: A "flash fiction" competition.
Sagan, Hawking, and Clarke (1988) chat about extraterrestrials, sci-fi, education, fractals, and so much more.
"Movies blow the lid off of imagination and creativity and we need to do this in science."
Starting With the Earth as a Marble, This Is the First Timelapse of the Solar System to Scale by Filmmakers Alex Gorosh and Wylie Overstreet. Per Colossal: "Starting with the Earth as the size of a marble, it turns out you need an area about 7 miles (11.2km) to squeeze in the orbit of the outermost planet, Neptune. The team used glass spheres lit by LEDs and some GPS calculations to map out the solar system on the dry bed of the Black Rock Desert in Nevada. Once nighttime arrived they shot a timelapse from a nearby mountain that accurately reflects the distance of each orbital path at a scale of roughly 1:847,638,000." Related: Here's Why It's Impossible to Have a Model Solar System That Is Completely to Scale.