Beyond Science


Definitely, Maybe: Evidence Grows for Positive ID of Higgs Boson

March 13, 2013, 2:25 pm

Physicists are now almost certain the curious “Higgs-like particle” revealed at CERN last year is a Higgs boson.

Raining Spiders in Brazil? (Video)

February 12, 2013, 5:40 pm

A rain of spiders was recorded on Feb. 3 in Santo Antonio da Platina, Brazil.

Historian: Old English Crop Circles Prove No Hoaxing Involved

February 6, 2013, 11:00 am

Images of U.K. crop circles from 1945 and earlier are evidence that these formations are not made by hoaxers, says an Australian historian.

Cosmic Dance Challenges Our Understanding of Universe

January 17, 2013, 3:00 pm

Deep images of the sky reveal that the universe contains billions of galaxies. Some, such as our own Milky Way, are immense, containing hundreds of billions of stars. Most [...]

What Is Déjà Vu and Why Does It Happen?

January 11, 2013, 3:31 pm

Have you ever experienced a sudden feeling of familiarity while in a completely new place? Or the feeling you’ve had the exact same conversation with someone before?

Gas Atoms Cooled Below Absolute Zero

January 9, 2013, 3:30 pm

German researchers have generated “negative temperatures” they say are hotter than infinity, with applications for over 100-percent efficient engines, and insights into dark energy.

Englishman Speaks Fluent Welsh After Stroke

January 1, 2013, 3:30 pm

An 81-year-old Englishman woke up speaking Welsh and had to learn to speak English again after he suffered a severe stroke and was unconscious for three weeks.

Universe’s Structure Similar to Human Brain and Internet

December 11, 2012, 3:00 pm

The universe may develop according to similar as yet unknown laws that control the growth of other complex networks like the human brain and the Internet.

Alert: You May Be Living in a Simulated Universe

December 6, 2012, 3:30 pm

We are always limited by the power of computing, but as computers get bigger and faster, so does the detail within our synthetic universes.

Daydreaming Can Find Solutions to Complex Problems

November 27, 2012, 4:15 pm

Mind wandering may increase creative thinking, according to a new international study.

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