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WHERE THE PARTY'S AT -- Where do cultures come from? The answer is as old as life itself. Read More
A stunning meteor shower and the end of the world are both expected to show up over the weekend.
A moderate geomagnetic storm kicked up in Earth's skies this morning (April 20), bringing green and rare electric-blue auroras that stretched as far south as Indiana.
If only we had magnetic monopoles
While people think performing in front of others will make them mess up, a new study has found that being watched actually makes people do better. When people know they […]While people think performing in front of others will make them mess
From a teen in the U.S.: Hello. To begin, from an early age I moved schools and was placed in a different environment. I was in third grade and from that point on, I could not help but break down every other day. I was isolated from my peers and even
Russia's Proton rocket launched for the first time this year April 18 with a military communications satellite for the federation's ministry of defense.
Test your medicine knowledge with theMKSAP challenge, in partnership with theAmerican College of Physicians. A 62-year-old man is evaluated during a routine visit. He is asymptomatic and walks 1 mile most days of the week. Medical history is signific
Like You Like you I love love, life, the sweet smell of things, the sky-blue landscape of January days. And my blood boils up and I laugh through eyes that have known the buds of tears. I believe the world...Like You Like you Ilove love, life, the sw
There are no shortage of Nerf gun mods out there. From simply upgrading springs to removing air restrictors, the temptation of one-upping your opponents in a Nerf war speaks to many! Not content with such lowly modifications [Peter Sripol] decided th
Smithsonian listed ten summer camps that include robotics, zombies, and other cool stuff. Via Smithsonian Let’s face it: for plenty of kids, the idea of riding horses and competing in color wars all summer is about as appealing as a root ca
The energetic explosions release clouds of debris similar to those launched from nuclear explosions.
Tomorrow, Sunday, April 22, is Earth Day 2018 In the May 2000 issue of Reason Magazine,award-winning science correspondentRonald Bailey wrote an excellent article titled Earth Day, Then and Now to provide some historical perspective on the 30th anniv
The Justice Department has opened an antitrust investigation into whether AT&T, Verizon and a standards-setting group worked together to stop consumers from easily switching wireless carriers.
Scientist Nerses "Krik" Krikorian, who was born a refugee and later became a legend in the once-secret New Mexico city where the atomic bomb was developed, has died. He was 97.
13.8 billion years ago, our entire observable universe was the size of a peach and had a temperature of over a trillion degrees.
 Via Mashable: Sweden has built an electrified road that recharges your car as you’re driving on it. The project, called eRoadArlanda, is part of the Swedish Government’s plans for a fossil-fuel independent transportat
I check the links on my web page from time to time. Yesterday, I checked the links to my arXiv papers, and was a bit surprised to get a message that “this search method is deprecated”. It took a little … Continue reading
Workplace safety regulators say they are investigating two incidents at automaker Tesla's factory in Northern California.
April 16-20 For much of the country, spring warmth is too long in coming this year. Much too long. But we are well past the equinox and the days are getting longer, and that means the running and buzzing and frolicking is under way. Some of the heigh
Scientists seeking to bring fusionthe power that drives the sun and starsdown to Earth must first make the state of matter called plasma superhot enough to sustain fusion reactions. That calls for heating the plasma to many times the temperature of t
Deformable diamond nano-needles offer new opportunities for allotrope
Many of you will have experimented with driving displays from your microcontroller projects, and for most people that will mean pretty simple status information for which you’d use standard libraries and not care much about their performanc
Most people I talk to about geology are aware that the Himalaya formed by the buckling and uplift of crust caught up in the India-Asia collision. But, I do see eyebrows raised when I tell them that the summits of some of the highest peaks are made up
The Federal Aviation Administration on Friday ordered emergency inspections of jet engines like the one that ruptured during a recent Southwest Airlines flight, leaving one passenger dead.
Great walkthrough from Mango Street on YouTube! We #celebratephotography here at Adafruit every Saturday. From photographers of all levels to projects you have made or those that inspire you to make, we’re on it! Got a tip? Well, send it in
Barrett Hathcock at The Quarterly Conversation: But now Richard Ford has written a memoir. To be sure, it is strange, almost an anti-memoir. The book consists of two halves, a recently written remembrance of his father and a remembrance of...Barrett
He aha te mea nui o te ao. He tangata, he tangata, he tangata.
Guest essay by Eric Worrall The UK Government has announced a ban on cotton buds, drink stirrers and plastic drinking straws to combat the “scourge” of plastic pollution. Cotton buds and plastic straws could be banned in England n
Via Johns Hopkins University Parkinson’s disease, a progressive brain disorder, is often tough to treat effectively because its symptoms—such as tremors and walking difficulties—can vary dramatically over a period of day
James Bond actor Daniel Craig's Aston Martin, numbered with the character's signature 007, sold at auction Friday for $468,500.
[Reiner Schmidt] was tired of renting an expensive 5-axis CNC head for projects, so he decided to build his own. It’s still a work in progress,but he’s made remarkable progress so far. The project is called Bridge Boy, and it is d
Regina Marler at the NYRB: The celebrated photographer Berenice Abbott, who began her career as Man Rays darkroom assistant in Paris from 1923 to 1926 and shot her first portraits on his studio balcony, does not appear in his four-hundred-page...Regi
Save your money. Babies aren’t interested in your board games, video games, or iPhone Applications. They just want to play Peekaboo, Patty Cake, Ripping up Wrapping Paper, Breaking Your Glasses, or Sticking Their Hands In Stuff. And playing
I found [suddenly departed] Avicii's debut album True [this is the link that shows singers and musicians and such] delightfully revelatory and I don't think his influence worldwide on EDM can be overstated. His willingness to find the intersection be
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Earlier today, I was on a Federalist Society-organized press call on the travel ban case currently before the Supreme Court. The moderator introduced me as "Ilya Shapiro of the Cato Institute." This is very, very far from the first time I have been c
The Los Angeles Unified School District Board met today to select a new superintendent, but there was no quorum. They recessed until May 1. No Austin Beutner, the investment banker. Not yet. The board is split 4-3, with charteristas in the slim major
[Reiner Schmidt] was tired of renting an expensive 5-axis CNC head for projects, so he decided to build his own. It’s still a work in progress,but he’s made remarkable progress so far. The project is called Bridge Boy, and it is d
I love a good knitting project. These wonderful patterns are via AIweirdness I use algorithms called neural networks to write humor. What’s fun about neural networks is they learn by example – give them a bunch of some sort of dat
Cities and nations are looking at banning plastic straws and stirrers in hopes of addressing the world's plastic pollution problem. The problem is so large, though, that scientists say that's not nearly enough.
I'll at two festivals this weekend, which I admit seems a bit over-ambitious! Let me tell you a little about both. One event is the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, which you've read me talking about many times over the years (that's a photo from
Noah Kulwin at Select All: Something has gone wrong with the internet. Even Mark Zuckerberg knows it. Testifying before Congress, the Facebook CEO ticked off a list of everything his platform has screwed up, from fake news and foreign meddling...Noah
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It’s been nearly five years since I published my biography of John Bingham. Some recent interactions with other scholars doing work on him raised the question of whether anything that’s happened since 2013 would lead me to change
The world's largest cockroach farm is breeding 6 billion adult cockroaches a year and using artificial intelligence to manage a colony larger than the world's human population all for medicinal use. It is part of the production process for a "healing
schwit1 shares a report from National Geographic: Most people can hold their breath underwater for a few seconds, some for a few minutes. But a group of people called the Bajau takes free diving to the extreme, staying underwater for as long as 13 mi
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On October 19, 2010, our fearless leader Eugene Volokh posted a piece entitled "When I Hear 'Pure Vermont,' Racial Purity Is the First Thing that Comes to Mind." In it, he brought attention to an utterly silly statement made by Curtis Reed Jr., the C
[Laura Kampf] found a new use for an old Zippo lighter by turning it into a carrier for her screwdriver bits. There are several multitools out there which can accept standard screwdriver bits. The problem is carrying those bits around. Leaving a few
via Library of Congress Humorous Phases of Funny Faces is a silent cartoon by J. Stuart Blackton released in 1906. It features a cartoonist drawing faces on a chalkboard, and the faces coming to life. It is generally regarded by film historians as th
Teachers in Arizona have voted to strike next week, rejecting a proposed pay raise by Gov. Doug Ducey (R) and insisting that a revenue stream be identified to cover salary hikes and more school funding. Educators, who have been staging local protests