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Giant Arecibo telescope faces closure

After 53 years, many discoveries and starring roles in movies, funds for the Puerto Rico observatory are under threat<p>It has helped guard our planet from the threat of wayward asteroids, studied some of the most remote bodies in the cosmos and been used to make countless invaluable astronomical …

Telescopes

Most Amazing Asian Landscapes

National Geographic recently highlighted some of the most amazing (and not so well known) landscapes of Asie.<br>In this series, some incredibly talented …

How Profitable Is SpaceX, Really?

Last year, prior to the big SpaceXplosion -- which kind of knockedSpaceX off the rails-- we spent a lot of time digging into SpaceX's finances. We asked:How does SpaceX make money? And we answered the question: "How profitable is SpaceX" when it makes all that money?<p>Much of this was based on …

Investing

Researchers invent paper that can be printed with light and reused 80 times

In an effort to fight the detrimental environmental impact of inkjet printing, researchers have invented a new type of “paper” that can be printed …

Eight foods to superpower your immune system

As polar vortexes, nor'easters and monsoons ensue across the country, people are more likely to stay indoors, which also means that germs can circulate more easily.<p>Cue the sniffling, sore throats, coughs and congestion -- classic signs of the common cold.<p>If you're feeling under the weather, food …

Wellness

5 Myths About Professional Landscape Photographers

What makes you a professional landscape photographer? Is it the equipment you carry? Money you make? Or just the fact that you teach local …

Landscape Photography

The March for Science isn’t partisan or anti-Trump—it’s pro-facts

First came the Women’s March. Now comes the March for Science. Given the ongoing protests sweeping the US, one might assume that scientists are organizing to voice their general disagreement with Donald Trump’s policies—or perhaps that they simply want to protect their grants and jobs from federal …

Donald Trump

With new method, scientists find water on an exoplanet

Finding planets is hard, finding water on planets is harder, and finding water on exoplanets is pretty damn hard. And yet, a group of scientists claim to have achieved just that with the help of the Very Large Telescope in Chile. They believe that 51 Pegasi B, (also known as Dimidum), an exoplanet …

3 Things Every Beginner Photographer Should Add to Their Camera Bag Today

I think we can all agree that being a beginning photographer is a lot of fun.I think we can also agree that it can be a little overwhelming!When I …

Landscape Photography

Touching Your Hand in a Certain Way Produces Specific Emotions, Study Says

For example, a short vertical movement between thumb and palm was linked to excitement.<p>​Findings from a recent University of Sussex study suggest human emotion can be relayed through the air, using ultrasound technology that simulates touch.<p>The study is the first to demonstrate there is consistent …

Computer Science

How fast food reveals secrets of the economy

From the Pizza Principle to the Waffle House Index, fast food can reveal surprising things about our behaviour and hidden changes in the market.<p>What is an economist’s favourite food? Burgers, chips and pizza might not immediately come to mind – but the consumption of meals like these can signal …

Forex

Oxygen from Earth’s atmosphere may be traveling all the way to the Moon’s surface

The byproducts of life are sprinkling onto lunar soil<p>Despite orbiting nearly 240,000 miles from Earth, our Moon may be periodically mingling with our planet’s atmosphere. New research shows that oxygen from Earth could be journeying all the way out to the Moon, where it then gets lodged inside the …

Astronomy

Loneliness actually hurts us on a cellular level

A scientist explains how the pain of loneliness makes us sick.<p>“Humans are social animals” is a phrase often repeated by psychologists to sum up why we’ve been such a successful species. Our ability to live, work, and cooperate in groups is <i>the</i> key to our survival.<p>But it comes with a tradeoff. …

Psychology

Evidence shows that marijuana works for pain, the medical reason most people want it — but doctors still have questions

The most common reason that people seek out medical marijuana is for chronic pain.<p>According to a report released earlier in January by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM), that makes a lot of sense.<p>One of the strongest conclusions of the report, which provides …

Cannabis

Mind Healing: Can you spot a liar? Failsafe ways to determine if some is telling the truth

No one likes to be deceived, but spotting a liar can be incredibly difficult. Are there reliable ways to tell when someone is lying to you?<p>To answer this question, researchers across the world have studied video clips from court cases and interrogations, and listened to hours of interviews and …

Microbes could survive thin air of Mars

Microbes that rank among the simplest and most ancient organisms on Earth could survive the extremely thin air of Mars, a new study finds.<p>The Martian surface is presently cold and dry, but there is plenty of evidence suggesting that rivers, lakes and seas covered the Red Planet billions of years …

Biology

5 everyday foods to stave off colds and flu

January: The month where mentally debilitating seasonal depression collides with physically debilitating temperatures. But if the dark days and cold nights aren’t enough of a downer, remember that it’s <i>also</i> cold and flu season.<p>Abrupt changes in temperature (chilly nights and the occasional …

Alternative Medicine

Pre-suasion: How to influence people to give you a job, according to a psychologist

Whether you’re trying to score a new job or give the hard sell in a business meeting, the key to persuasion is as much about timing as the message …

Arizona State University

How Your Brain Makes You Hold Contradictory Beliefs

Our brains’ penchant for efficiency means they aren’t great at syncing our behaviors with our core principles in every context.<p>Admit it: You hold a few contradictory beliefs—maybe more than a few. We all do. Many of them we aren’t even aware of, and the reason we aren’t aware of them has to do with …

National Parks

Scientists Have Just Melted a Solid Below Its Freezing Point

What is happening right now.<p>Thanks to the way chemical bonds between molecules work, phase transitions are generally pretty simple - when a substance …

Nature Communications

The Very Best Way to Build Your Chest

9 Experts Drop Their Most Effective Tips<p>The Question<p>What's the single best way to build chest?<p>Michael Warren – Strength Coach and Performance …

How to be wiser

What is wisdom? And can you learn it?<p>Wisdom is something that’s hard to define and yet somehow we know it when we see it. The wise people stay calm in a crisis. They can step back and see the bigger picture. They’re thoughtful and self-reflective. They recognise the limits of their own knowledge, …

Self-improvement

4 new ways to stop food cravings

Day after day it’s the same story. You get up and have a balanced breakfast (egg whites), and it’s salad for lunch. You’re planning to work out, and google-ing healthy dinner recipes--you’re on track for a day of absolutely perfect eating.<p>And then the clock strikes 3 p.m.<p>All the sudden something …

Nutrition

National Geographic Traveller photography competition finalists

Shortlisted images across six categories range from Northern Ireland to Nepal. The winners will be announced on 28 February

Travelers

Nobody Knows Where A Black Hole's Information Goes

According to Google, Stephen Hawking is the most famous physicist alive, and his most famous work is the black hole information paradox. If you know one thing about physics, therefore, that’s what you should know. Before Hawking, black holes weren’t paradoxical. Yes, if you throw a book into a …

Physics

3 Mistakes that Beginner Photographers Always Make & How to Fix Them (VIDEO)

We like the photo how-to videos from the folks at Mango Street Lab because they're short, sweet, and eminently helpful. The below video tutorial …

Radical ketamine therapy could treat alcohol addiction

A one-off dose of the drug could help alcohol addicts reduce their intake by ‘erasing’ drink-related memories, say psychologists testing treatment<p>Scientists believe that a radical treatment involving the tranquilliser ketamine could help overcome alcohol addiction by “erasing” drink-related …

Drug Addiction

Black humour is a mark of intelligence, and of being secretly sweet on the inside

A black sense of humour doesn't make you more likely to be a psychopath after all.<p>The darker your sense of humour, the more likely you are to have a …

Are rotating homes the future of architecture? - CNN Style

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Architecture