The Atomic Theory of Origami

Michael Assis has found that origami can experience a phase transition. James Horan for Quanta Magazine   FOR ENTIRE ARTICLE SEE Marcus Woo Contributing Writer October 31, 2017   GeometryMathematicsOrigamiPhase TransitionsStatistical PhysicsTopology  To find out, researchers will need to carry out experiments to test Assis’ ideas and gauge whether the models can actually inform the … Continue reading The Atomic Theory of Origami


by Aaron Panofsky This article is part of the series Evil Infrastructures What happens when white supremacists take genetic ancestry tests (GAT)? One might think that they would avoid GAT, since genetics has decisively shown the common African ancestry of all people. Furthermore, emerging research on consumers of GAT suggests that white individuals seek them out to … Continue reading GENES FOR RACISTS

LOUD VOICES AND SMALL TESTICLES A new study finds that Howler monkeys scream louder when they have smaller testicles. The study published yesterday in the journal Current Biology said that howler monkeys with deep roars — used to attract females, deter love rivals and scare off predators — tend to also have smaller testicles and a shortage of sperm compared to … Continue reading LOUD VOICES AND SMALL TESTICLES

Cannabis Use: Signal of Increasing Risk of Serious Cardiovascular Disorders   JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION Correspondence to: Emilie Jouanjus, PharmD, PhD, Equipe “Pharmacoépidémiologie: Evaluation de l'utilisation et du risque médicamenteux,” INSERM UMR1027: Epidémiologie et analyses en santé publique - Risques, maladies chroniques et handicaps, Faculté de Médecine, 37 allées Jules Guesde, Toulouse 31073, France. E-mail: Received November 18, 2013. Accepted February 2, 2014. © … Continue reading Cannabis Use: Signal of Increasing Risk of Serious Cardiovascular Disorders

Study links bee decline to cell phones   By  Sasha Herriman, CNN London, England (CNN) -- A new study has suggested that cell phone radiation may be contributing to declines in bee populations in some areas of the world. Bee populations dropped 17 percent in the UK last year, according to the British Bee Association, and nearly 30 percent in the United States … Continue reading Study links bee decline to cell phones

$18,000 to stay in bed and smoke pot NASA will pay you 18000 USD to stay in bed and smoke weed for 70 straight days Usually, at some point in the day (and for some of us, multiple points) many of us find ourselves wishing we could abandon our responsibilities to return back to our beds to live out the rest of … Continue reading $18,000 to stay in bed and smoke pot

The Research Pirates of the Dark Web BY KAVEH WADELL,  FEB 9, 2016 After getting shut down late last year, a website that allows free access to paywalled academic papers has sprung back up in a shadowy corner of the Internet. loughboroughuniversitylibrary / Flickr There’s a battle raging over whether academic research should be free, and it’s overflowing into the dark … Continue reading The Research Pirates of the Dark Web

GRAVITATION WAVES COMFIRMED BY DON LINCOLN   [Note: Dr. Don Lincoln is a senior physicist at Fermilab who does research using the Large Hadron Collider. He has written numerous books and produces a series of science education videos. He is the author of, most recently, "The Large Hadron Collider: The Extraordinary Story of the Higgs Boson and … Continue reading GRAVITATION WAVES COMFIRMED


TEN TIMES BETTER THAN DEET ORGANIC CATNIP OIL REPELS MOSQUITOES   8/27/01 Contacts: Joel Coats, Entomology, (515) 294-7400 Chris Peterson, U.S. Forest Service, (662) 320-3859 Brian Meyer, Agriculture Communications, (515) 294-0706 CATNIP DRIVES CATS WILD, BUT DRIVES MOSQUITOES AWAY AMES, Iowa -- Although it drives cats wild, catnip appears to be a big turn-off for mosquitoes. In … Continue reading CATNIP OIL REPELS MOSQUITOES