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Researchers say a spike of negative electricity in the brain helps us to learn from our mistakes. (Getty Images)

Report: Researchers Develop ‘Thinking Cap’

Researchers say a strong “negative spike” of electricity in the brain may be a key to learning from one’s mistakes.

03/26/2014

One day this cloaking technology could be used to hide submarines from sonar. (Getty Images)

Duke Researchers Develop Anti-Sonar Shield

Pyramid shaped plastic sheet with holes can defeat sonor detection devices.

03/23/2014

Bill Nye and Creation Museum founder Ken Ham debated the evolution of life on Earth. (Getty Images)

Bill Nye Defends Evolution In Kentucky Debate

“The Science Guy” warns if creationism is taught in schools the U.S. will lose its edge in developing new technology.

02/05/2014

Bill Nye "The Science Guy" is set to debate evolution with Ken Ham,  the founder of the Creation Museum. (Getty Images)

Bill Nye To Visit Creation Museum For Debate

“The Science Guy” will debate evolution and creationism with museum founder Ken Ham.

01/03/2014

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Male Fish Grows Genitals That Counter Female Attempts To Resist Intercourse

The males of a newly discovered Mexican freshwater fish have developed genitals that allow them to grip a female’s reproductive organs during sex, to prevent her from fighting him off.

10/01/2012

File photo of waves breaking on the shore. (Photo by PASCAL POCHARD-CASABIANCA/AFP/Getty Images)

NC Senate Passes Bill To Regulate Rising Seas

North Carolina senators have decided to postpone consideration of a state-sponsored science panel’s warning of rising sea levels until July 2016, calling instead for more studies.

07/03/2012

An employee walks past servers in one of four server rooms at the new Facebook Data Center on April 19, 2012 in Forest City, North Carolina.   (Photo Credit: Rainier Ehrhardt / Getty Images)

Facebook Data Center Marks Forest City Opening

Facebook is updating the status of its data center in Rutherford County.

04/21/2012

The Hunley laying in a preservation tank. After sinking the USS Housatonic during the Civil War, the Hunley, and its' crew disappeared.   (Photo courtesy of Friends of the Hunley via Getty Images)

Confederate Sub’s Blue Light Mystery

Call it a blue light mystery now that scientists have conserved the lantern from the Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley, the first sub in history to sink an enemy warship.

04/21/2012

A visitor checks out a display at the Museum of Creation and Earth History in Santee, Calif., on Aug. 10, 2005. (credit: Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images)

Tennessee Law Introduces Creationism Theory Into Science Curriculum

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam said Tuesday a new law to protect teachers who allow students to criticize evolution and other scientific theories will go into effect without his signature, because “good legislation should bring clarity and not confusion.”

04/11/2012

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A Guide To Discovery Place

There’s a place where the unexplainable is explained and science is brought to life through extraordinary, comprehensive and interactive exhibits. Discovery Place in Charlotte is the place where the senseless can make sense and connections […]

04/14/2011