Scientists Empirically Discover The Best Cheese For Pizza

Advancements in pizza science is very serious business. Even the military has been experimenting with strange methods on how to extend the life of the average pizza. Now, science aims to answer a question that’s puzzled mankind ever since the dish was created: What cheese is the best?


Watch Iceland's Amazing Volcanic Eruption Live Here Right Now

Video: Bárðarbunga is the latest unpronounceable Icelandic volcano to start spewing forth molten lava from the depths of the earth, and thanks to the magic of the internet, you can watch science unfold live online.


Read Richard Feynman's Best-Known Lectures For Free

Briefly: In 1964, Richard Feynman gave a series of seven, hour-long lectures at Cornell University that have gone down in history as a wonderfully accessible introduction to physics. Now, you can read them online for free.


No, The Bureau Of Meteorology Is Not Fiddling Its Weather Data

Over the past week or so, the Bureau of Meteorology has stood accused of fudging its temperature data records to emphasise warming, in a series of articles in The Australian. The accusation hinges on the method that the Bureau uses to remove non-climate-related changes in its weather station data, referred to as “data homogenisation”. If true, this would be very serious because these data sets underpin major climate research projects, including deducing how much Australia is warming. But it’s not true.


Monster Machines: NASA Approves Construction Of The World's Most Powerful Rocket

For all the super-cool and otherworldly space vehicle and satellite concepts that NASA engineers dream up, only a very small percentage of them ever make it off the drawing board and onto the production line. But the next generation Space Launch System is now part of that select few, having completed NASA’s rigorous review process and been found worthy of actual development.


A Rock So Fantastically Beautiful That It's Hard To Believe Is Real

Briefly: This looks like some 3D rendering of a fantastic alien matter that can’t possibly exist on Earth. But, being the amazing planet we live in, it is actually a real thing: “A bismuth crystal illustrating the many iridescent refraction hues of its oxide surface.” We live in a wonderful world, people.


NASA Will Reformat Mars Rover From 200 Million Kilometres Away

NASA’s Opportunity rover is still trundling across the surface of Mars, more than 11 years after its 90-day mission began. But its software is getting bogged down, so NASA’s doing a full system backup, memory wipe and reboot. It’s just like your routine computer clean-up, just from the next planet over.


These Fish Look Like They're Casting Spells

When you think about mechanisms animals use to avoid becoming dinner, clever adaptations like poisons or pointy spikes come to mind. But the Ostracod, a type of zooplankton, uses something a little more magical.


This Biodegradable Plastic Is Made From Corn Husks And Rice Stems

We all know what havoc plastic wreaks on our environment. When it’s not running off into our lakes and choking fish, it’s fusing with sand, wood and natural debris and forming permanent litter that will far outlast us. Wouldn’t it be great it we could make biodegradable plastic out of agriculture waste? Turns out we can.


Tripping Senior Citizens -- For Science

In a study that even Sum 41 could get behind, scientists at the University of Illinois in Chicago are tripping senior citizens over, and over, and over again — all to save lives.


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