Behind the unveiling of J.K. Rowling as the author of a pseudonymously published detective novel lies a messy and not-terribly-precise science called "forensic stylistics". Using specially designed software — or, less often, just a trained eye — experts in the field try to match writing styles and discern the true authorship of disputed texts. But, even when they turn out to be right, as in the Rowling case, their findings are less than exact. Linguist Ben Zimmer explores the field and its usefulness at The Wall Street Journal.
The South Pole Ice Tunnels are a network of passages underneath the Amundsen-Scott Station, a remote research base in Antarctica. The tunnels contain pipes to bring fresh water to the research base, but they also contain something unexpected. Since the tunnels were made in 2002, various staff and visitors have ventured down into the -60°F/-51°C… READ THE REST
Underwater welding is one of the most dangerous jobs out there, and this video explains why. Underwater welders work grueling hours and can sometimes spend 80 hours working per week. They descend as deep as 1,300 feet. All of the risks associated with scuba diving apply to underwater welders. Beyond that, the extreme heat produced… READ THE REST
High tech bowls and spoons use electricity to add the illusion of saltiness to your food, reports Sora News 24. "This works by passing a specific wavelength of electricity from the surface of the utensil to the food which keys into the ions such as sodium chloride that trigger our sense of saltiness. In doing… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. Summer is coming to an end, and you know what that means! The leaves are changing, the air is cooling off, and there's a lot more time to spend indoors playing… READ THE REST
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We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. When it comes to technology, Microsoft has been on top of the game for decades. With every new innovation that comes out, the tech company certainly does an excellent job of keeping its… READ THE REST