The Mystery of Blue Lava and the Kawah Ijen Volcano

The Kawah Ijen Volcano, the largest sulfuric acid crater lake in the world, spews blue lava.These pictures are not Photoshopped. The Ijen Volcano of Java Island brightens the night with its electric blue flames and lava, which are surrounded by a one-kilometer-wide turquoise lake that identified as the “largest highly acidic crater lake in the world.” It has...

Happy 384th Birthday, Christopher Wren!

Sir Christopher Wren, Architect of London, would be 384 today.Wren’s legacy on London is beyond measure. He pioneered a foundation for architecture during his prime and was one of the finest English scientists and mathematicians ever to live. When asked about his body of work, Wren reportedly said “If you want to see my monument, look around you!”...

This Year’s Hottest Halloween Costume is Smoking Galaxy Note7

Just when the U.S. thought Ken Bone’s red sweater would be the best Halloween costume, one man comes along and wins Halloween.Samsung’s avalanche of issues inspired Chris Kiley to craft the incredibly creative Exploding Galaxy Note 7 costume. He debuted his creation via Facebook, and it’s going viral.This Halloween I'm going as a fire hazard 🔥#note7 #note7recall #halloweenPosted...

85 Years of Legacy: How Thomas Edison Illuminated the World

Today marks the 85th anniversary of Thomas Edison’s death. The American-born inventor crafted some of the most iconic innovations that have since been duplicated and adjusted over the world. Let’s take a look at how some of his biggest creations have impacted the 85 years since his death.In his 84 years on Earth, Thomas Edison acquired 2,332 patents...

Best YouTube Channels for Coding and Programming

Coding and programming are quickly becoming the most important job skills of the future. With constantly innovating and updating technologies, it’s not hard to see why. However, plenty of people don’t understand the basics, nor can they afford courses to be taught coding.Here are some fantastic (and FREE) YouTube channels to teach yourself the basics of programming languages.Coding...

Team Discovers that Carbon Dioxide Can Be Used to Create Ethanol

Researchers in Oak Ridge National Labs in Tennessee accidentally discovered an inexpensive way to convert carbon dioxide into something useful.They created a room-temperature catalyst for turning CO2 into ethanol.“We discovered somewhat by accident that this material worked,” said lead author Adam Rondinone. “We were trying to study the first step of a proposed reaction when we realized that...

Airlines Could Soon Refund Baggage Fees for Late Luggage

A majority of airlines in the United States charges travelers $25 to check one piece of luggage. A second piece tacks on another $35, and that’s just assuming both bags meet the weight requirements.But that fee is useless when you’re standing in front of an empty luggage carousel, waiting four hours for your bags.The Obama administration proposed a new rule...

Myanmar Miners Dig Up Huge Jade Stone Worth $170 million

Miners uncovered a massive jade stone weighing 175 tons in Myanmar. The stone is 14 ft (4.3 m) high and 19 ft (5.8 m) long.The estimated price of such as stone comes in at a whopping $170 million.Miners discovered it in the jade-producing state of Kachin in northern Myanmar, formerly known as Burma.Reports say the stone is headed...

Epic Fail or Brilliance: Gibberish Paper Written by iOS Autocomplete Accepted by Conference

Normally, autocomplete strays far from a user’s intended meanings. However, one scientist used iOS autocomplete to craft a nonsensical academic paper on nuclear physics that has been accepted for a conference.Associate Professor Christoph Bartneck from the Human Interface Technology Laboratory of the University of Canterbury in New Zealand got an email inviting him to present his findings at the...

The Mysteriously Missing Mars Rover

On Thursday evening, scientists with the ExoMars mission anticipated confirmation that their latest rover had a successful touchdown on Mars.But it never came. In fact, the Schiaparelli lander vanished.Everything up until the touchdown seemed positively perfect for the team. The parachute unfurled at the right time. It had managed not to get incinerated upon entering Mars’s atmosphere. But...