Star Trek’s Tricorder

Oscar Wilde once said that life imitates art, and science and engineering is often no exception to this. Science fiction certainly provides science types with plenty of inspiration for inventions, including holograms, teleportation, and even sonic screwdrivers. Star Trek’s all-purpose medical device, the Tricorder, has also inspired a fair few people to recreate its near-magical […]

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Psychedelic Drugs Induce A Higher State Of Consciousness

People who have taken psychedelic drugs often attest to experiencing deep insight into their state of being. Now, researchers may have proven for the first time that these drugs can and do actually place those who take them into a higher state of consciousness. Learn more: Psychedelic Drugs Induce A Higher State Of Consciousness

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Archeologists Restore The 1,100-Year-Old Mummy With “Adidas Trainers”

Surprise, surprise, they aren’t actually the oldest pair of Adidas sneakers, but they still don’t polish up half badly. The restoration shows that the footwear is actually a pair of knee-high felt boots that are striped with a black-and-red pattern, featuring leather soles and decorative buckles. Discover more: Archeologists Restore The 1,100-Year-Old Mummy With “Adidas […]

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Embracing Pompeii

As the nickname suggests, archeologists previously assumed it was two women embracing. However, new research strongly suggests these were actually two men embracing. Discover more: Embracing Pompeii

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Alcatraz Prisoners

John and Clarence Anglin and Frank Morris are thought to have been among the 36 who died at sea while trying to escape from The Rock. But a new documentary claims they could be the only people ever to make it out alive. Learn more: Alcatraz Prisoners

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Scientists Find Possible Evidence Of Life 10 Kilometers Below The Seafloor

No, it’s probably not Godzilla, but it’s still pretty exciting. Around 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) beneath the seafloor of the Mariana Trench, the deepest point of the world’s ocean, scientists say there could be possible evidence of life. Their findings are published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Discover more: Scientists Find […]

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Seriously Loud Sonic Shrimp

The best thing about being a zoologist, aside from actually discovering new species, is getting to name them. We’ve had Eriovixia gryffindori, the spider named after one of the founders of Hogwarts in Harry Potter, and the hilarious Neopalpa donaldtrumpi, a blond, bewigged moth with small genitals. Now, get ready to turn it up to […]

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Mystery Of The Saddle Ridge Hoard

In February 2013, a couple who wish to remain anonymous made an incredible find that today has been labeled as the largest gold discovery its kind in U.S. history, according to David Hall, co-founder of Professional Coin Grading Service, which authenticated the find. The couple was walking their dog when they noticed something shining on […]

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Alien Moon

If you believe in an infinite universe, then you probably believe that there’s life somewhere out there. By default, it must be–infinity is big, after all… really big. Too big to wrap your head around. Researchers who believe in that sort of thing (those kooky science freaks!) have a new main squeeze when it comes […]

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MH370

The flight vanished in March 2014, in one of the world’s greatest aviation mysteries. Following an exhaustive multi-million-pound investigation, the final resting place of the MH370 was never discovered, although debris has been found spread out on the coasts of different countries. Learn more: MH370

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