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Entomologist subjects himself to “lie on the floor screaming” levels of insect sting pain

September 20, 2016 - 11:56 am in Science

Pain is a hard thing to quantify, but University of Arizona entomologist Justin Schmidt has done his best to do just that. He’s stung himself over 1,000 times with 85 different insects so […] Source: Science - Geek.com

Freddie Mercury gets his own asteroid for 70th birthday

September 10, 2016 - 11:46 am in Science

Celebrated Queen front man Freddie Mercury would have turned 70 years old on September 5th. In celebration of Mercury’s life and influence on the world,…

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Insect-sized flying robots use static electricity to perch and save energy

September 6, 2016 - 11:59 am in Science

Battery technology isn’t advancing anywhere nearly as quickly as we’d like. That’s why our smartphones typically need charging every day, our laptops…

Olympic pool may have a design flaw giving higher lanes an advantage

August 31, 2016 - 10:46 pm in Science

Three scientists from Indiana University’s Counsilman Center for the Science of Swimming have raised questions about the validity of the Rio Olympic swimming results. The team says that a current present in the […] Source: Science - Geek.com

Scientists prank Cern with fake human sacrifice

August 29, 2016 - 10:40 pm in Science

The European Organisation for Nuclear Research wasn’t too happy to find this footage. Source: Science - Geek.com

Scientists realize they can use fire tornadoes to clean up oil spills

August 27, 2016 - 10:20 pm in Science

Sometimes the most amazing discoveries can come from the most horrific accidents. Such is the case with the fire tornado, which has inspired scientists to work on a new flame called the Blue Whirl. […] Source: Science - Geek.com

There may only be 3 North American cities cool enough to host the 2088 Olympics

August 21, 2016 - 10:05 pm in News, Science

The Olympics are planned a few years out to give the host city time to make plans and build the required facilities. However, a new analysis of climate change published in the prestigious […] Source: Science - Geek.com

NASA releases free Mars Rover video game to celebrate four-year anniversary

August 14, 2016 - 10:58 am in Science

Here’s a sad fact- you’re likely never going to be on Mars, not even if your name is Matt Damon. But people will travel there one day, and it’s all thanks to the […] Source: Science - Geek.com

Forget doping, Olympic Athletes are now shooting electricity into their brains

August 12, 2016 - 10:55 am in Science

I run the body electric? At the upcoming Summer Olympic Games in Rio at least five athletes will be competing using a strange and unproven technology, transcranial direct current stimulation, or tDCS. The […] Source: Science - Geek.com

North Korea aims to have a flag on the moon in 10 years

August 11, 2016 - 10:45 am in Science

North Korea is not shy about announcing its ambitions for military and space technology, and the two often seem intertwined. The reclusive authoritarian nation recently told the Associated Press that it has started a […] Source: Science - Geek.com