Archive: 12/16/2011

Fear no supernova

Given the incredible amounts of energy in a supernova explosion – as much as the sun creates during its entire lifetime – another erroneous doomsday theory is that such an explosion could happen ...

Dec 16, 2011 4.8 / 5 (18) 23 | with audio podcast

Overstock.com unloads goods at Utah auction

(AP) -- Overstock.com, the online retailer known for selling distressed merchandise, was feeling a little distressed itself. With household merchandise stacking up in a warehouse, it opened the doors Thursday ...

Dec 16, 2011 2.5 / 5 (2) 1

Novel device removes heavy metals from water

An unfortunate consequence of many industrial and manufacturing practices, from textile factories to metalworking operations, is the release of heavy metals in waterways. Those metals can remain for decades, even centuries, ...

Dec 16, 2011 5 / 5 (13) 4 | with audio podcast

Quantum cats are hard to see

Are there parallel universes? And how will we know? This is one of many fascinations people hold about quantum physics. Researchers from the universities of Calgary and Waterloo in Canada and the University ...

Dec 16, 2011 3.8 / 5 (18) 319 | with audio podcast