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21 January 2017

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  • The Quickest Way to Change PDF to Word

    by - Jan 19, 2017
    The use of Microsoft World is in a word – colossal. Globally popular, this handy document creator is a perfect solution for numerous activities, ranging from business plans, research papers, all kinds of reports, books and...
  • MIND FIELD explodes your Mind on YouTube Red

    by - Jan 18, 2017
    Today the mind-bending series, MIND FIELD, begins its first episode on YouTube Red. YouTube star Michael Stevens (aka Vsauce) brings his passion for science to his most ambitious subject yet — human behavior. MIND FIELD explores...
  • Here's how earwax might clean ears

    by - Jan 13, 2017
    NEW ORLEANS — The self-cleaning marvel known as earwax may turn the dust particles it traps into agents of their own disposal. Earwax, secreted in the ear canal, protects ears from building up dunes of debris...
  • Shimmering soap bubbles have a dark side

    by - Jan 12, 2017
    View the video Zoom in on a soap bubble just before it bursts and brilliant, complex patterns emerge. Shimmery rainbows appear in thicker portions of the soap film, while clusters of dark spots appear in the...
  • It takes guts for a sea spider to pump blood

    by - Jan 11, 2017
    NEW ORLEANS — A newfound way of delivering oxygen in animal circulatory systems depends mostly on food sloshing back and forth in the guts. This discovery came in sea spiders, or pycnogonids, which can look like...
  • Milky Way’s black hole may hurl galactic spitballs our way

    by - Jan 10, 2017
    GRAPEVINE, TEXAS — The gargantuan black hole at the center of the Milky Way is a little like an unruly kid, hurling spitballs. But unlike a child’s arsenal, these spitballs are roughly the size of a...
  • Dark matter still missing

    by - Jan 10, 2017
    Chalk up one more loss for physicists searching for dark matter. Scientists with the XENON100 experiment have largely ruled out another experiment’s controversial claim of detecting dark matter. XENON100, located in Italy’s Gran Sasso National Laboratory,...
  • Better batteries charge forward

    by - Jan 9, 2017
    Everybody wants more power from their batteries. Smartphones and laptops always need recharging. Electric car drivers must carefully plan their routes to avoid being stranded far from a charging station. Anyone who struggles with a tangle...
  • ‘Time Travel’ tours a fascinating fiction

    by - Jan 8, 2017
    Time TravelJames GleickPantheon, $26.95 It’s kind of daring to write a science book about something that — you must remind your readers — doesn’t exist. That’s James Gleick’s task in Time Travel, an engaging and entertaining...
  • ‘Furry Logic’ showcases how animals exploit physics

    by - Jan 7, 2017
    Furry LogicMatin Durrani and Liz KalaugherBloomsbury, $27 Warning: Furry Logic is not, as the title might suggest, a detailed exploration of mammals’ reasoning skills. Instead, it’s a fun, informative chronicle of how myriad animals take advantage...

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