Backs to the Future
New analysis of the language and gesture of South America's indigenous Aymara people indicates they have a concept of time opposite to all the world's studied cultures -- so that the past is ahead of them and ...
New and Improved Antimatter Spaceship for Mars Missions
Most self-respecting starships in science fiction stories use antimatter as fuel for a good reason – it’s the most potent fuel known. While tons of chemical fuel are needed to propel a human mission to ...
First Ever World Map of Happiness Produced
A University of Leicester psychologist has produced the first ever 'world map of happiness.'
Mini Nuclear Power Plants Could Power 20,000 Homes (Update)
Humans hot, sweaty, natural-born runners
Hairless, clawless, and largely weaponless, ancient humans used the unlikely combination of sweatiness and relentlessness to gain the upper hand over their faster, stronger, generally more dangerous animal prey, Harvard Anthropology ...
Giant squid filmed in Pacific depths, Japan scientists report
Scientists and broadcasters said Monday they have captured footage of an elusive giant squid roaming the depths of the Pacific Ocean, showing it in its natural habitat for the first time ever.
Z machine exceeds two billion degrees Kelvin: hotter than the interiors of stars
Sandia’s Z machine has produced plasmas that exceed temperatures of 2 billion degrees Kelvin — hotter than the interiors of stars. The unexpectedly hot output, if its cause were understood and harnessed, ...
Dark Energy and Dark Matter – The Results of Flawed Physics?
Solar power game-changer: 'Near perfect' absorption of sunlight, from all angles
No matter which way you look at it, the notion of harvesting energy from the sun to power our homes and businesses is more absorbing than ever.
Astronomers find gaping hole in the Universe
University of Minnesota astronomers have found an enormous hole in the Universe, nearly a billion light-years across, empty of both normal matter such as stars, galaxies and gas, as well as the mysterious, ...
Interstellar Spaceflight: Is It Possible?
What Happened Before the Big Bang?
New discoveries about another universe whose collapse appears to have given birth to the one we live in today will be announced in the early on-line edition of the journal Nature Physics on 1 July 2007 and wi ...
Scientists Turn Tequila into Diamonds
Meditation found to increase brain size
People who meditate grow bigger brains than those who don't. Researchers at Harvard, Yale, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have found the first evidence that meditation can alter the physical ...