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Scientists discovered 200 new species in the Himalayas—and we’re slowly killing them all

A “walking” fish, a new kind of banana, and a monkey that sneezes whenever rainwater gets in its upturned nose are among the hundreds of stunning new species that’ve been found in the biologically rich region of the Eastern Himalayas in the last few years.<p>There were 211 previously unknown plants …

World Wildlife Fund

A Bill Gates-backed Canadian company opened a plant that sucks carbon from the air

Carbon Engineering, backed by Bill Gates and other investors, unveiled a test facility able to extract carbon dioxide from the atmosphere using giant fans.<p>That carbon goes through a series of chemical processes and emerges as pellets, which can be used to make fuel — or simply be stored underground.<p>…

British Columbia

Warner Bros. gives permission for R-rated ‘Batman: The Killing Joke’ movie

At San Diego Comic-Con it was announced that <b>Batman: The Killing Joke</b> would be one of the next animated movies from DC Comics and Warner Bros.. …

NASA spacecraft discovers blue sky, red ice on Pluto

The sky over Pluto may not be sunny, but it's undoubtedly blue.<p>NASA's New Horizons spacecraft discovered Pluto's blue sky during the historic flyby of the icy dwarf planet in July. The images of Pluto's atmospheric haze were beamed down last week and released by NASA on Thursday.<p>The particles in …

Solar System

Images of Pluto and Charon continue to captivate Nasa: 'This world is alive'

The space agency will reveal latest data and photos of the planet and its moon from New Horizons spacecraft Thursday, adding to its unprecedented collection<p>The newest images and data from Pluto continue to astound Nasa scientists, lead researcher Alan Stern said on Monday, telling a university hall …

Solar System

Elon Musk and SolarCity unveil ‘world’s most efficient’ solar panel

The sun is a virtually endless supply of energy that goes mostly untapped. The solar panels you see covering the roofs of an increasing number of …

30 Places To See Before You're 30

Seeing the world is a surefire way to enrich your life and learn, and some destinations are best visited while in your twenties. Amazing destinations around the world cater to the particular strengths and challenges of the twenty-something set. These spots might be more physically challenging or …

This is what the inside of a great white shark looks like

But the truth is, great whites rarely attack humans. More people are killed by kitchen toasters each year than by sharks.<p>It's the great white's extraordinary killer instincts that give these sea beasts such a misleading reputation. Still, so much about the great white remains a mystery.<p>In the …

White Shark

If we live in one of multiple universes, here's how we could find out

The existence of parallel universes may seem like something cooked up by science fiction writers, with little relevance to modern theoretical physics.<p>But the idea that we live in a "multiverse" made up of an infinite number of parallel universes has long been considered a scientific possibility — …

8 Mental Habits the Most Successful People Learn to Break | Inc.com

Sometimes, success comes not from what you learn to do but what you learn to stop doing.<p>That bit of wisdom comes from Sandja Brügmann, serial entrepreneur and founder of the Passion Institute, a recently launched online educational program and consultancy for executives and entrepreneurs. "Once we …

Self-improvement

How to Be Happier Without Really Trying

You are already a happiness expert. Seriously. You’re just a bit inconsistent.<p>You already do a lot of things that researchers recommend for increased …

Happiness

The government’s efforts to kill off the solar industry and lead us to fracking hell

On 29 June the Department of Energy and Climate Change told me, on behalf of Amber Rudd, that “as you may know the government’s position remains that we are committed to seeing solar PV, including wide-scale deployment across community homes and rooftops”. On 7 July 2015 I held a party at the …

Fracking

Radar detects object believed to be missing Nazi gold train

A Polish official said Friday he has seen an image made by ground-penetrating radar that seemed to prove the discovery of an armored Nazi train missing in southwestern Poland since World War II.<p>Local lore says a German train filled with gold, gems and armaments went missing around the city of …

VTOLs: Fly cross-country without the airport | CNN Travel

Travel

Gratitude: the latest self-help trend that could change your life

What if you could de-stress and double your energy with just two little words? Anna Hart says 'thank you' to the new self-help trend taking the world by storm<p>When was the last time you popped a cork to celebrate something? In my decade as a journalist, I’ve never once gone out with friends to …

Happiness

First Look at Marvel's Post-Secret Wars Heroes

Iron Man takes center stage.<p>Marvel Comics has released the first image of their heroes as they will appear after this summer’s big Secret Wars …

Comics

What marijuana really does to your brain

Opponents of legal cannabis say it leaves you fried, but research shows it can actually improve your mental health<p>Those opposed to marijuana sometimes argue that the substance fries your brain, but new research published earlier this year in the Journal of Neuroscience found that marijuana does not …

World's Best Ecolodges

National Parks

Peace is the realm of infinite Bliss - Swami Sivananda

<b>Peace is the realm of infinite Bliss</b><p><b>EXTRACTS OF</b> <b>"</b><b>How to Find Peace of Mind"</b><p>By <i></i><b>Sri Swami Sivananda</b><p><b>PRAYER FOR WORLD-PEACE</b><p><b>When you sit for meditation in</b> …

Solar Panels Floating on Water Will Power Japan's Homes

More solar power plants are being built on water, but is this such a good idea?<p>Nowadays, bodies of water aren't necessarily something to build around—they're something to build <i>on</i>. They sport not just landfills and man-made beaches but also, in a nascent global trend, massive solar power …

Daily Meditation: The Way

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life.<p>Today's meditation features the opening passage from The Tao Te Ching, a sacred Chinese text dating to …

An Urban Farmer Breaks New Ground in Flint

Thirty-year-old Roxanne Adair is a trailblazer. In 2010, she and a friend started Flint River Farm in Flint, Michigan, a city where urban farming …

Material Question

Graphene may be the most remarkable substance ever discovered. But what’s it for?<p>Until Andre Geim, a physics professor at the University of Manchester, discovered an unusual new material called graphene, he was best known for an experiment in which he used electromagnets to levitate a frog. Geim, …

Video: Climbing Orbayu in Northern Spain

Orbayu is a climbing route rated as an 8c on the Naranjo de Bulnes at Picos de Europa, big wall located in Northern Spain. This past summer, climbers …

I’ve been waking up early for a year. Here’s how my life has changed.

The habit of getting up early has been the most life changing thing I have ever done. A little over a year ago, I wrote this post about how to build …

Sleeping in the cold - 5 tips to keep you safe and warm

So, you're a young adventurer and you feel invincible. You've climbed a couple of peaks and don't really think about what happens next. That's at …

Our Favorite Pictures of Cats You've Never Heard Of

12 Ancient Masks – Ancient History et cetera

Masks were used for a wide variety of purposes across many ancient cultures. Some of the most common purposes were as funerary masks for important …

Inside the Flame Nebula. The Flame Nebula stands out in this optical image of the dusty, crowded star forming regions toward Orion's belt, a mere 1,400 light-years away. X-ray data from the Chandra Observatory and infrared images from the Spitzer Space Telescope can take you inside the glowing gas and obscuring dust clouds though. The X-ray/infrared composite image overlay spans about 15 light-years across the Flame's center. The X-ray/infrared data also indicate that the youngest stars are concentrated near the middle of the cluster. That's the opposite of the simplest models of star formation for the stellar nursery. They predict star formation to begin first in the denser center and progressively move outward toward the edges leaving the older stars, not the younger ones, in the center of the Flame Nebula. (Image Credit & Copyright: Optical: DSS; Infrared: NASA/JPL-Caltech; X-ray: NASA/CXC/PSU/ K.Getman, E.Feigelson, M.Kuhn & the MYStIX team) #interstellarhd

NGC 5189: An Unusually Complex Planetary Nebula. Why is this nebula so complex? When a star like our Sun is dying, it will cast off its outer layers, usually into a simple overall shape. Sometimes this shape is a sphere, sometimes a double lobe, and sometimes a ring or a helix. In the case of planetary nebula NGC 5189, however, no such simple structure has emerged. To help find out why, the Earth-orbiting Hubble Space Telescope recently observed NGC 5189 in great detail. Previous findings indicated the existence of multiple epochs of material outflow, including a recent one that created a bright but distorted torus running horizontally across image center. Results appear consistent with a hypothesis that the dying star is part of a binary star system with a precessing symmetry axis. Given this new data, though, research is sure to continue. NGC 5189 spans about three light years and lies about 3,000 light years away toward the southern constellation of the Fly (Musca). (Image Credit & Copyright: NASA, ESA, Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)) #interstellarhd