Scientists Accidentally Create a Battery That Can Outlast Your Device.

Scientists Accidentally Create a Battery That Can Outlast Your Device.

Over the last decade or so it’s become increasingly obvious that the limits of battery technology are a pothole on our road to the future. It’s not even a new problem; scientists have been trying to invent better batteries since Edison. Whether we’re talking about storing clean energy, more practical electric cars, or maybe even just our dozing-off phones, battery issues are slowing progress w-a-a-y down. They’re not powerful enough unless they’re uselessly big and seriously pricey. They take a long time to recharge. And for keeping the devices we…

Should This Be a New Letter in the Alphabet?

Should This Be a New Letter in the Alphabet?

80 percent of all written paragraphs, including this one, feature the word “the.” This word is the most commonly used word in the English language. So why doesn’t “the” have its own symbol? The Australian restaurateur Paul Mathis has proposed we make language more efficient by employing the symbol Ћ – which is the combination of the letters “T” and “h” – in place of the word “the.” Let’s give it a try. Here is how the above two paragraphs would read: 80 percent of all written paragraphs, including this one, feature Ћ word “Ћ.”…

An Effective Therapy for Depression

An Effective Therapy for Depression

GLASGOW, UNITED KINGDOM – OCTOBER 10: A woman waits for bus on her way home from work on October 10, 2005 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images) We know that exercise helps alleviate depression, especially aerobic movement. There is plenty of evidence that meditation helps lift one out of the doldrums as well. A new study published in Nature and conducted at my alma mater, Rutgers University, combined these formats, with positive results.

Almost Half of What’s In a Chromosome Is Still a Mystery

Almost Half of What’s In a Chromosome Is Still a Mystery

by ROBBY BERMAN Artist’s conception of DNA (ESB PROFESSIONALS) While it’s true that every chromosome contains some of 25,000 genes, it now turns out to be the case that this is only a little more than half the story. Computer modeling has revealed that up to 47% of each chromosome is an enigmatic sheath-like substance called the “chromosome periphery,” something about which little is known. That’s because it’s almost impossible to get a good look at in actual chromosomes.

Secret Nazi Science Base Discovered in the Arctic

Secret Nazi Science Base Discovered in the Arctic

by PAUL RATNER Propeller-driven snowmobile near Haapasaari, Finland. The swastika was used as the official national marking of the Finnish Air Force and Tank Corps between 1918 and 1945. (SA-kuva) A Russian expedition into the Arctic circle has unearthed a treasure-trove of artifacts from a secret Nazi weather station. It was set up on the island of Alexandra Land (in Franz Josef Land) during World War 2.