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Three lesser-known websites that will save you a ton of money on flights

These days, you can travel the world for a lot less than you may think. After all, it’s easier than ever to find great deals on everything from …

New Jersey

Saturn May Be the Missing Piece in the Puzzle of Jupiter's Moons

Saturn may have played a key role in the birth of Jupiter's largest moons, a new study finds.<p>This discovery may shed light on whether potentially …

Astronomy

Robin Williams Did This 1 Thing to Unlock His Creativity--and It's Exactly What Neuroscience Recommends

Unlocking creativity ain't easy--but some brilliant scientific and comedic minds have figured it out.<p>We all have self-defeating habits and do plenty to sabotage our own success. Unfortunately, it's no different when it comes to creativity.<p>Neuroscience research indicates that those who struggle with …

Creativity

Jupiter's Great Red Spot Captured by Juno in Stunning NASA Photos

The latest photos from NASA’s Juno orbiter are getting up close and personal with Jupiter. Known as Perijove 12 – because it’s this mission’s 12th …

Astronomy

Satellite images of Earth taken from an angle show the world in new beauty

While it's fun to explore the world by zooming around on Google Earth, there's just something uninspiring about most satellite images. While the …

Blue Mountains

This is how to easily make your relationships awesome: 4 secrets

Relationships are important.<p>Like, more-important-than-Vitamin-C important. Scurvy is no fun but a lack of relationships might kill you faster.<p>A study …

Demonstration

Stephen Hawking, science's brightest star, dies aged 76

The physicist and author of A Brief History of Time has died at his home in Cambridge. His children said: ‘We will miss him for ever’<p>Stephen Hawking obituary by Roger Penrose<p>Tributes poured in on Wednesday to Stephen Hawking, the brightest star in the firmament of science, whose insights shaped …

Physics

If You Can't Pass This Simple 10 Second Test, Science Says You're 5 Times More Likely to Die Sooner

And don't worry if you can't pass it today. With a little time and effort, you will.<p>Everyone wants to live a long, healthy life. No one wants their life to be cut unnecessarily short. But is it possible to predict whether you're at greater risk of mortality? According to a Brazilian physician, the …

Stand Back

Tesla will sell solar panels and Powerwalls at Home Depot

Just how much is the average consumer interested in solar power? Tesla is about to find out, as it is bringing photovoltaic panels and Powerwall batteries to US retail giant Home Depot, <i>Bloomberg</i> reports. Elon Musk's company will install Tesla-branded selling spaces at 800 locations, with its own …

Archaeologists found thousands of hidden structures in the Guatemalan jungle — and it could re-write human history

Using state-of-the-art laser technology, archaeologists uncovered over 60,000 previously unknown Maya structures deep in the Guatemalan jungle, including foundations for houses, military fortifications, and elevated causeways.<p>Archaeologists could barely contain their excitement about the …

Archaeology

Super-rich shown to have grown out of ancient farming

The world’s wealthy elite has its origins in the first landowners to use oxen and horses, a global study has found<p>Scientists have traced the rise of the super-rich deep into our historical past to uncover the ancient source of social inequality. Their conclusion? Thousands of years ago, it was the …

Washington State University

METI's First Message Is a Music Lesson for Aliens

Tromsø, Norway is usually a destination for northern lights lovers—tourists and scientists alike. But on October 16, the small city north of the …

15,000 Scientists From 184 Countries Are Warning Humankind We Are Screwed

Human impacts on the environment are putting our future at risk, they say.<p>More than 15,000 scientists from 184 countries warn the evidence is clear: Current and future human health and wellbeing are at serious risk from climate change, deforestation, loss of access to freshwater, species …

Climate Change

This Nightmare Shark With a Snake Head And 300 Teeth Is Absolutely Horrifying

It was found off the coast of Portugal.<p>Maybe it's time we <i>Homo sapiens</i> reevaluated our relationship with the oceans of the world.<p>It has been a good …

How to actually remove pesticides from your fruit

Assuming that you should be worried about them in the first place.<p>There’s a lot to worry about when it comes to food—or rather, there’s a lot that people <i>want</i> you to worry about. Every mommy blogger and natural living life coach with a URL to their name is bursting with helpful tips on how to rid …

Lackadaisical

Ancient DNA Reveals: European Civilization Has a Near-Mythical Origins

Ever since the days of Homer, Greeks have long idealized their Mycenaean “ancestors” in epic poems and classic tragedies that glorify the exploits of …

DNA

A Nine-Year Collaboration Has Just Shown How Sugar Influences Cancer Cell Growth

This is huge.<p>There's a long-known relationship between cancer and sugar, but figuring out exactly how it works has proven elusive. Now, thanks to a …

Cancer Cells

LIGO Architects Win Nobel Prize in Physics

The American physicists Rainer Weiss, Kip Thorne and Barry Barish were honored for dreaming up and realizing the experiment that confirmed the …

Physics

A New History of the First Peoples in the Americas

The miracle of modern genetics has revolutionized the story anthropologists tell about how humans spread out across the Earth.<p>Europeans arriving in the New World met people all the way from the frozen north to the frozen south. All had rich and mature cultures and established languages. The …

Anthropology

An Illustrated Periodic Table Showing How Chemical Elements Interact With Our Everyday Lives

Retired Boeing software engineer Keith Enevoldsen created the color-coded “Periodic Tables of Elements, in Pictures and Words” for both kids and …

InterAct

4 Strategies You Can Use Immediately (Not Tomorrow) to Beat Procrastination and Finish Your Tasks | Inc.com

You're more at risk than ever before of being sucked into a procrastination trap. We are living in a world where there is an unprecedented amount of distraction (8 million adults in the US have been diagnosed with ADHD), and unlimited opportunities for multitasking, which has been scientifically …

Procrastination

Lakes of mercury and human sacrifices – after 1,800 years, Teotihuacan reveals its treasures

When archaeologists found a tunnel under Mexico’s ‘birthplace of the gods’, they could only dream of the riches they would discover. Now its wonders – from jewel-eyed figures to necklaces of human teeth – are being revealed to the world<p>In 2003, a tunnel was discovered beneath the Feathered Serpent …

Archaeology

Neuroscientists have figured out why you can’t concentrate at work

Even though most people think about themselves as primarily visual beings, neuroscience reveals a complex “connectome” of brain cells that connects all of our senses. Try writing a report in a noisy, uncomfortable place with the smells of the office microwave wafting over to your desk, and the …

The Brain

Human Footprints Found In Greece Almost 6-Million-Years-Old, Could Challenge Theories Of Human Evolution

A new discovery of early human footprints in Greece doesn’t just stand out because the footprints are said to be close to 6-million-years-old. …

Crete

Researchers Just Proved Crystals Can Bend, Flipping Chemistry on Its Head

Forget what you know about crystals.<p>Researchers have shown that crystals can be so flexible they can be bent repeatedly and even tied up in knots, …

Australian Universities

Spectacular Saturn: Cassini's epic pictures using a one megapixel camera

During its 20-year mission to Saturn, Nasa’s Cassini spacecraft has captured some breathtaking images of the ringed planet and its moons, revealing many unexpected secrets. Here are some of the best<p>• Read our photo essay – Space whisperers: the Aussies guiding Cassini’s suicide mission to Saturn

Astronomy

Scientists Discover Why Hair Turns Gray and Goes Bald

Scientists have pinpointed the cells that cause hair to turn gray and to go bald in mice, according to a new study published in the journal <i>Genes &</i> …

Hair

DNA Analysis Sheds Light on the Mysterious Origins of the Ancient Greeks

During the Bronze Age, two important civilizations emerged in Greece: the Minoans and, later, the Mycenaeans. These ancient peoples were among the …

This high school kid taught himself to be an AI wizard

If you're deep into the world of artificial intelligence, you certainly know Kaggle, the Google Cloud-owned platform where AI coders compete on …

What I learned from home DNA testing

They promise to reveal everything from our ancestry to our chances of serious illness. But are DNA tests accurate and do they tell us anything worthwhile?<p>There may come a time in everyone’s life when they find themselves sitting at the kitchen table on an otherwise unexceptional weekday morning, …

Molecular Biology