With help from light that humans can't see Honey bees can give each other directions using polarized light as a landmark to find potential food. Light becomes polarized as it reaches us through the atmosphere,
A survey of brown dwarfs finds they're apt to have violent weather. Brown dwarfs may be cooler than stars like our sun, but that doesn't mean they're less dramatic. New data suggest that most—maybe all—brown
Seeing New York City's biggest attractions can mean spending a hefty chunk of your trip budget on tickets. Empire State Building? $36. The Guggenheim and the Whitney both go for $25. Even the Frick is
Vegetables roasted with fragrant rosemary turn this light pastry pie into a delight Serves: 4 300g (12oz) butternut squash, cut into 2.5cm (1 inch) cubes1 red pepper, deseeded and cut into chunks1 yellow
The science behind pre-earthquake lights. For centuries people have observed strange phenomena before large earthquakes, such as light emanating from ridges and mountaintops. These reports were once dismissed
What do we expect will happen in one thousand years time? Or one million years? Or even one billion? As our amazing timeline shows, there may be trouble ahead. As the beginning of the year is upon us at
If you've read this article in the future, feel free to skip it now. If you had traveled from the future to the present, you might be likely to mention some things that you'd learned there (for example:
Takao Hensch, professor of molecular and cellular biology at Harvard University, believes that absolute pitch — the ability to identify or sing a specific note without any reference points — is a learned
They rank among the most catastrophic natural disasters on Earth, second only in destructive power to an asteroid impact that could ensure humanity meets the same fate as the dinosaurs. Super eruptions
Let’s say goodbye to 2013 and hello to a new year with these beautiful literary posters. Evan Robertson of Obvious State is behind this inspiring project where he takes meaningful quotes from famous authors
This is a guest post by Donna Ballman, a Florida employment lawyer and author of the book, Stand Up For Yourself Without Getting Fired: Resolve Workplace Crises Before You Quit, Get Axed or Sue the Bastards.
As we say goodbye to 2013 the week is filled with New Year's Eve celebrations (Ryan Seacrest vs. Carson Daly) and a different kind of competition with college bowl games and the opening round of the NFL
Close your eyes and imagine the last time you fell in love. Maybe you were walking next to your sweetheart in a park or staring into each other's eyes over a latte. Where did you feel the love? Perhaps
Conservators working to preserve artifacts from the early days of Antarctic exploration have uncovered century-old black-and-white negatives taken during Ernest Shackleton's 1914-1917 expedition but never
Babies can be mysterious creatures -- what exactly is going on in that little noggin? Fortunately, over the years, scientists have developed some creative ways to find out what makes babies tick. Here
In the more than 125 years since he first appeared, Sherlock Holmes has popped up everywhere from fan fiction set in outer space to screen adaptations like CBS’s “Elementary,” set in contemporary Manhattan.
2014 is the first real year of what can now safely be referred to as “current-gen” video games. The era of the Xbox 360 and PS3 is drawing to a close and a new epoch is beginning. Even the Wii U promises
The real world is full of scuff marks and dents. Rust and signs of aging. But CG objects and cities? They’re likely to look unrealistically smooth—like the entire world was built an hour before the cameras
2013 was a really great year for video games. Maybe not the best year of all time, but a year packed with ambitious, surprising new titles. It was also a year of new benchmarks, with games like Grand Auto
The trio behind the Deltaprintr launched their project with a noble enough goal: creating a 3D printer that was cheap enough so as to actually be affordable for college students like themselves. The result
Standard cubicles and traditional cafeterias are a thing of the past, as growing companies, particularly in the social media circuit, are opting for a more open environment that allows for employee interaction.