By touching a door knob or a metal object, heat is transferred from one’s hand into the metal object. However, it is not the heat transfer that makes metals feel cold, otherwise wood would feel just as cold.
Radioactive carbon used in radiocarbon dating is carbon that is radioactive. Since it is active, it is unstable, and therefore tends toward stability. This is common in nature; for example, if you hold an object at a certain height, it has the potential to fall, the potential energy that is.
Making open-source hardware systems more available increases regular people’s security by giving them verifiable secure options.
If you could monetize all of the plastic trash clogging up our environment you could buy some of the world’s biggest businesses.
Nothing in the formulation of quantum mechanics that mandates that it should apply only to the very small, and not to the human scale.
The role of baseball in Japanese-U.S. diplomacy has a long and rich history after it was introduced to the Japanese people in the 1870s.
Starting from March 1st 2018, the Swiss government banned the common practice of boiling lobsters alive. They “will now have to be stunned before they are put to death” as stated in the government order.
Antonio Meucci is the true inventor of the telephone, not Alexander Graham Bell. This century-long controversy had finally been settled by the Congress in 2002. The acknowledgement was the result of the House of Representatives’ vote of the resolution H.RES.269.
Do human beings have a magnetic sense? Biologists know other animals do. They think it helps creatures including bees and birds navigate through the world.
Despite their ubiquity in the animal kingdom, a report warned of a “bugpocalypse”, as surveys indicated that insects are declining at an alarming rate.
In the past eight years, more than a third of all cryptocurrency exchanges have been hacked. The total losses exceed US$1 billion.
Ford F-150 is the best-selling vehicle in the US, a title it has held for the last 36 years. More than 40 million F-Series trucks have been sold since 1948.
Computer science and programming education must suit the needs of 21st-century learners. Otherwise, the cost will be a disillusioned workforce.
The millions of people playing “Spider-Man” video game have been unwittingly introduced to principles of quantum mechanics.
When senior executives at companies aren’t tech-savvy, they often lack understanding of what’s at stake and how to quickly protect valuable information.
Critics of industry payments to doctors say they can influence recipients to prescribe drugs that cost more, may not be necessary or are similar to cheaper generics.
Civilization VI, the latest in a popular series of video games adds new features, most notably climate change and natural disasters.
Why is my consciousness here, while yours is over there? Why is the universe split in two for each of us, into a subject and an infinity of objects?
It’s now possible to predict how likely an endangered species is to go extinct, with mathematical models acting as windows into the future.
Women shoot basketball free throws at 3 percent higher consistency than men. Men and women are very close, but the women edge out the men.
Drugs do exist to reverse opioid overdoses or treat long-term opioid addiction. But while opioids have become easier and easier to obtain through illicit markets and sellers on the dark web, a drug that could save countless lives has become increasingly out of reach.
Although the Nobel committee never acknowledged its mistake but the U.S. Department of Energy awarded her the prestigious Fermi Award.
Irish influence on Australian English and on Australians is less than you’d expect on the surface, but everywhere once you start looking.
Global efforts are underway to govern the tools used in cyber attacks, but the expertise of cyber operatives has so far seen limited attention.
Bees are able to use symbols to perform basic math operations including addition and subtraction, shows new research.
New Caledonian crows can plan out a sequence of three behaviors while using tools in order to solve an intricate problem.
Not content with billions of dollars in profits from a potent painkiller, its maker explored expanding into the treatment of opioid addiction.