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  • Can Superman’s Flying Powers be Explained With Real-World Physics?

    Can Superman’s Flying Powers be Explained With Real-World Physics?

    Via Gizmodo : Superman! He is a super man, man. Well, not really, he’s actually an alien called Kal-El. Though his name may sounds like an unknown keyboard shortcut his powers are near infamous, ranging from the awesome (flight, X-ray vision) to the absurd (turning back time ). It’s pretty much […]

  • Australia’s top honours for science, the Eureka Prizes, have been awarded to people who created salt batteries for renewable energy and vaccines for oysters.

    Australia’s top science prizes for 2015

    Via Business Insider Australia : Australia’s top honours for science, the Eureka Prizes, have been awarded to people who created salt batteries for renewable energy and vaccines for oysters. All the prizes presented by the Australian Museum last night at Sydney’s Town Hall: Endangered species. For development of the red list […]

  • Why Does Rain Smell Good?

    Why Does Rain Smell Good?

    Via Live Science : Do you love the good smell of rain? If so, you’re not alone. In fact, some scientists believe that people inherited their affection for the scent of rain from ancestors who relied on rainy weather for their survival. But what makes rain smell so nice? There are […]

  • How Physics Will Change—and Change the World—in 100 Years

    How Physics Will Change—and Change the World—in 100 Years

    Via PBS : One hundred years ago, Albert Einstein had only just published his revolutionary new theory of gravity, atomic nuclei were entirely mysterious, and quantum “theory” was a tissue of guesswork. Superconductivity, the nature of the chemical bond, and the energy source of stars were riddles that baffled physics. And then […]

  • 3 photosynthesis hacks to feed the planet

    3 photosynthesis hacks to feed the planet

    Via Futurity : In order to feed a growing world population—a predicted 10.5 billion by 2050—plant scientists are looking for ways to get past shrinking arable land and stagnating crop productivity. The last time population outran agricultural productivity, we were rescued by the Green Revolution, an increase in the harvest index […]

  • What your taste in music says about you

    What your taste in music says about you

    Via The New Daily : What your taste in music says about you Your taste in music is linked to how outgoing, generous, creative or hard-working you are. Find out where you fit. The type of tunes you choose to listen to can say a lot about your personality, how you […]

  • Does Music Give You Math Skills?

    Does Music Give You Math Skills?

    Via Live Science : Naomi Eide is a master’s student in the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland, College Park. She contributed this article to Live Science’s Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights. Denny Gulick began playing piano at age 4. With perfect pitch and a knack for […]