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Glow-in-the-Dark Cockroach One of the Top 10 New Species Glow-in-the-Dark Cockroach One of the Top 10 New Species

For the past six years, the International Institute for Species Exploration at Arizona State University has compiled a list of the top 10 new species named in each year. They’ve just released the new list, which features a glow-in-the-dark cockroach, …

Vitamin B: Alzheimer’s Might Have Met Its Match Vitamin B: Alzheimer’s Might Have Met Its Match
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A new study published this week shows that vitamin B may be just the thing scientists have been looking for when it comes to Alzheimer’s patients. “Our work shows that a key part of the disease process that leads to …

Here’s Video of the Biggest and Brightest Explosion on the Moon That NASA’s Ever Seen Here’s Video of the Biggest and Brightest Explosion on the Moon That NASA’s Ever Seen

Two months ago, NASA observed the largest explosion on the Moon that they’ve ever seen. And today, they’re talking about it and have released a cool video that shows the event as it took place. The explosion was caused by …

Periodic Table Song Is Both Catchy AND Informative Periodic Table Song Is Both Catchy AND Informative

Ah, yes – the periodic table. Foe to all high schoolers who suck at chemistry. It’s important information, though, and it helps to know even a little bit about the elements that make up our great, big, beautiful world. Thankfully, …

Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Cosmos Reboot Confirmed by Fox for 2014 Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Cosmos Reboot Confirmed by Fox for 2014
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Fox has confirmed the long-discussed reboot of Carl Sagan’s landmark documentary series Cosmos: A Personal Voyage starring none other than famed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson. According to the LA Times, the network made their announcement on Monday at their upfront …

Drug Breathalyzer That Can Detect Pot, Cocaine, Meth, and More Touted by Swedish Researchers Drug Breathalyzer That Can Detect Pot, Cocaine, Meth, and More Touted by Swedish Researchers

The SensAbues DrugTrap is out to foil your drugged-up driving experiences. The breathalyzer. Anyone pulled over on suspicion of driving under the influence knows it all too well. Since the 1980s, police have used the tool, first developed in 1967, …

IBM Creates The World’s Smallest Movie Entirely Out Of Atoms IBM Creates The World’s Smallest Movie Entirely Out Of Atoms
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Atoms make up everything in the universe. So technically, a movie made out of atoms isn’t all that new. In fact, every movie since the dawn of film has been made of atoms, just like everything else. What’s unique about …

Childbirth or a Swift Kick in the Balls: Which Hurts More? [VIDEO] Childbirth or a Swift Kick in the Balls: Which Hurts More? [VIDEO]
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Ah, the age old question that has divided men and women and turned plenty of friendly debates into screaming matches. Which hurts more: childbirth or getting kicked right in the balls? To debate that here would be futile, so we’ll …

A Few Rounds Of Tetris A Day May Cure Lazy Eyes A Few Rounds Of Tetris A Day May Cure Lazy Eyes
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As a child, I had a friend with a lazy eye. I was super jealous of him at the time because he got to wear a pirate-themed eye patch. Looking back on it now, it’s easy to see why being …

Why Do You Cry? (No, Not You Specifically) Why Do You Cry? (No, Not You Specifically)

No, the question is not why do you cry. The answer to that question is probably buried far beneath a bottle of bourbon, a whole pint of ice cream, or your lack of compassion for others. No, this is simply …

Astronaut Wrings Out Water Aboard the ISS, Proving That Even Mundane Tasks Are Awesome in Space Astronaut Wrings Out Water Aboard the ISS, Proving That Even Mundane Tasks Are Awesome in Space
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Canadian Space Agency Astronaut Chris Hadfield is awesome, space is awesome, and everything he does in space is awesome. Proving once again that even the most mundane tasks are transformed into something incredible when performed in zero gravity, here’s Hadfield …

Leonhard Euler, Mathematics Pioneer, Honored with Google Doodle Leonhard Euler, Mathematics Pioneer, Honored with Google Doodle
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Today, Google is honoring Leonhard Euler, the Swiss mathematician known for his prolific works in many mathematical fields, including calculus and many areas of physics. Euler is known for introducing most modern mathematical terminology and notation. Euler was born on …

Buttercup and Westley’s Plunge into Dry Quicksand, Explained Buttercup and Westley’s Plunge into Dry Quicksand, Explained

Dry quicksand‘s prevalence in nature may be debated, but it has been created by scientists – so it exists. Of course, if you’ve ever watched The Princess Bride or Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome, you know dry quicksand’s potentially devastating effects. …

Hey, Internet! Look! The Science of Cats! Hey, Internet! Look! The Science of Cats!
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As if the internet deserved this monumental gifts, acclaimed science illustrators AsapSCIENCE have heard your requests and have just released a video of need-to-know cat facts. Yep, everything from catnip to landing on their feet to invitations to smell their …

White House Officially Announces New Brain-Mapping Project White House Officially Announces New Brain-Mapping Project

As expected, President Obama has officially announced a bold new brain-mapping project that will attempt to do for the human brain what the Human Genome Project did for human genetics. The Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) project “promises …

Maria Sibylla Merian Celebrated with Google Doodle Maria Sibylla Merian Celebrated with Google Doodle
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On April 2nd, Google is celebrating naturalist Maria Sibylla Merian with a beautiful Doodle featuring various forms of small wildlife – butterflies, caterpillars, a lizard, and more. German-born Maria Sibylla Merian is known for both her plant and animal illustrations. …

The Chilling World of Goosebumps and Frisson [VIDEO] The Chilling World of Goosebumps and Frisson [VIDEO]
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We know why we get goosebumps – scientifically speaking. But there are a lot of different external causes for our internal response. Everyone has experienced goosebumps from being cold, for instance. And most of us have experienced another oddly-enjoyable sensation …

Google PageRank-Inspired Cancer Research Published Google PageRank-Inspired Cancer Research Published

Google’s PageRank algorithm is the inspiration for a new lung cancer study published in the journal Cancer Research. Researchers fron the University of Southern California (USC), Scripps Clinic, The Scripps Research Institute, University of California, San Diego Moores Cancer Center …

Bill Gates Will Grant You $100,000 to Develop a Better Condom Bill Gates Will Grant You $100,000 to Develop a Better Condom
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The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is looking for new innovations in round 11 of it “Grand Challenges Explorations” initiative. And one of the areas that they want to improve is contraception – specifically the condom. Basically, the project looks …

Why You Should Stop Hitting the Snooze Button [VIDEO] Why You Should Stop Hitting the Snooze Button [VIDEO]

To snooze or not to snooze? The answer, while simple, is a hard one to actually implement. Many of us are addicted to the snooze button. You may think that extra few minutes of fragmented sleep is helping you take …

Here’s Why You’re Losing Your Hair (Genetically Speaking) Here’s Why You’re Losing Your Hair (Genetically Speaking)
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Is your maternal grandfather a fairly good indicator of whether or not you’re going to be bald? Yeah, kind of. But he’s not the only thing you should worry about. Sure, there are some “nurture” elements to hair loss, but …