Category: Science

These Are Bubbles Made of Sand

Engineers observed bubbles of sand moving within other sand, like oil droplets through water, in a first-of-its-kind observation. It’s difficult for scientists to understand the behaviour of countless small moving particles, and we’re still learning new things about materials like sand, as some of our past stories show. In a new experiment, scientists observed two kinds of sands […]

Postmates has launched in 1,000 new cities since December

Postmates  is expanding like crazy ahead of an initial public offering expected later this year. The food delivery business has launched in 1,000 new cities since December, the company announced today. San Francisco-based Postmates now operates its on-demand delivery platform, powered by a network of local gig economy workers, in 3,500 cities across all 50 states. Postmates does […]

Sorry, It Looks Like a Researcher Didn’t Crack the Voynich Manuscript After All

Bristol University is backpedalling after publishing an article claiming that one of their scientists helped crack the famously-undecipherable Voynich manuscript, according to a statement. The manuscript dates back to the 15th century, and Polish book dealer Wilfrid Voynich purchased the book in 1912. Since then, cryptographers have worked to decode the book’s mysterious language. No attempt has […]

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