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[HTML1] As an 8-year-old, Maryam Mirzakhani used to tell herself stories about the exploits of a remarkable girl. Every night at bedtime, her heroine would become mayor, travel the world or fulfill some other grand destiny. Today, Mirzakhani — a 37-year-old mathematics professor at Stanford University — still writes elaborate stories in her mind. The […]
A chemical sensing company is working on a device that can detect the smell of money.
America has the most ridiculous mythical creatures the world has ever known. Hands down. Nowhere else has a mythology formed so beautifully in a perfect amalgam of too much whiskey, too little sleep, and perhaps some accidentally consumed magic mushrooms.
Lupine Hammack ALLANTOIN The headliner in this gel, which claims to “reduce the appearance” of scars, is allantoin, a nitrogen-rich waste molecule excreted in mammalian urine. It softens keratin, the fibrous protein that makes your birthday suit tough and waterproof. That smooths the skin and encourages dead skin cells to slough off. ALLIUM CEPA BULB […]
Editor’s note: Come back to this post for a live feed of the shower from the Slooh Space Camera starting at 7 p.m. Eastern Time. The Perseid meteor shower is the champion of all such events. Appearing in balmy weather suitable for the most casual stargazer, the meteors dazzle the sky with an average of […]
The two American aid workers getting treated in Georgia for Ebola are isolated in a special ward that some staffers at Emory University Hospital call “Noah’s Ark.” But they’re not the first Americans ever quarantined for Ebola on US soil.
The reason typos get through isn't because we're stupid or careless, it's because what we're doing is actually very smart.
Leon Steele Every 27 minutes, someone in the US dies of an opioid overdose. And all of those 19,500 annual deaths—whether from prescription pain meds or heroin—could be prevented with the fast-acting antidote naloxone. It adheres to the same brain receptors that opioids latch on to, pushing the dangerous drugs aside in five minutes or […]
Scientists strap cameras to the badasses of the sea.
A gallery of images from The Great War From The Air shows the aerial photography that World War I's strategists used to gather intelligence.
Solar power needs get a lot more efficient before it truly goes mainstream. One way to achieve that is with better power inverters—the devices that turn the direct current coming from solar panels and batteries into alternating current you can use in your home to play Xbox and keep your beer cold. Show More Summary
A new iridescent plastic that reveals hidden images with a breath is described in a paper published today in Advanced Materials. Researchers at the University of Michigan hope to use this technology for anti-counterfeiting purposes, replacing the ubiquitous hologram stickers used on things like luxury handbags and passports with a humidity-activated logo.
Ah, Hawaii. The resplendent luaus and awe-inspiring volcanoes. Tom Selleck and his mustache running around private-investigating stuff. The beautiful white-sand beaches made of fish poop. [HTML1] Oh, that’s right. Your precious Hawaiian beach vacation was actually a frolic through epic amounts of doody. Show More Summary
The Aeromedical Biological Containment System used to transport Kent Brantly, the American doctor infected with Ebola, had never been used before. Brantly's flight was its first real test.
Hundreds of feet underwater, where dim rays of sunlight mix with flickers from bioluminescent fish, lanternsharks rely on their sensitive eyes to survive. A new study shows how their eyes have adapted.
The thing hampering efforts to quell the ongoing Ebola outbreak in Africa and treat Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol, two Americans with the disease now at Emory University Hospital in Georgia, is that the FDA has approved no medications or therapies specific to Ebola. Researchers and laboratories around the world are working to change that.
In a city famed for its oddities, New York City's Wild Bird Fund is a rather unusual place. It's the city's first wild animal hospital; since 2001 they've taken in more than 10,000 feathered patients---snowy egrets and starlings, peregrine falcons and pigeons. Lots of pigeons.
There are a whole lot of places in the universe that aren’t exactly conducive to the proliferation of life: the vacuum of space, for instance, or the poisonous, boiling atmosphere of Venus, or anywhere Chuck Norris goes. But surely the most brutal are the unimaginably hot surfaces of stars like our sun, furnaces so powerful […]
A grey Gulfstream III carrying Nancy Writebol, an American aid worker diagnosed with Ebola, landed at Dobbins Air Force Base north of Atlanta Tuesday morning. An ambulance took her 14 miles to a special isolation facility at Emory University Hospital that was designed not just to treat the worst diseases, but to make sure those diseases don’t get any farther than its walls.
You’re in the shower. The water sounds like a gentle, rainy static, and feels like a Plinko massage. You’ve just started to lather up and suddenly, you’re hit with a flash of brilliance. Maybe it’s the answer to a vexing problem at work, the location of your lost USB drive, or perhaps it’s just a random, inconsequential […]