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5 Sky Events This Week: Scorpius Eyes the Moon, and Jupiter Rises

Changing Planet<p>This full-disk image of Jupiter was taken on April 21, 2014, with Hubble’s Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3). Earthbound sky-watchers get to see the gas giant return to the early morning sky this week. Credit: NASA, ESA, and A. Simon (Goddard Space Flight Center)<p><b>The moon glides through the</b> …

Time-Lapse Captures The Mesmerizing Resurrection of a Rose of Jericho, the Plant that Comes Back from the Dead

The Rose of Jericho (<i>Selaginella lepidophylla</i>) is one of the most resilient plants on Earth, and a marvel to behold. A desert plant, it can survive …

5 Shipwrecks Lost to Time That Archaeologists Would Love to Get Their Hands On

The shipwrecks of some seafaring cultures have never been found—but not for lack of looking.<p>Finding modern ships lost at sea, even with the help of radar, sonar, and satellites, can be a herculean task. But trying to find a shipwreck from thousands of years ago is even harder. It's like looking for …

Cursed Warship Revealed With Treasure Onboard

Researchers and divers have started studying the secrets that Mars, the pride of Sweden's 16th-century navy, has held for 450 years.<p>It was the largest and fiercest warship in the world, named the <i>Mars</i> for the Roman god of war: But it went up in a ball of flames in a brutal naval battle in 1564, …

10 Tips For A CLEAR Complexion

We have a fickle relationship with our skin — sometimes we love it, other times we revert to our adolescence and bunker up indoors in an effort to …

Skin Care

"God Particle" Collider Rebooting to Be Most Powerful Yet

Stakes are high for the Large Hadron Collider's next run, experts say.<p>The world's biggest and most powerful particle accelerator, credited with discovering the so-called God particle in 2012, is getting rebooted for what scientists say could be a big second act.<p>The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) will …

31 Essential Science Fiction Terms And Where They Came From

There are so many words and phrases that we use in science fiction—and even science—without giving it much thought. But where did we get terms like …

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

Workouts

Vermeer's paintings might be 350 year-old color photographs

<b>Tim Jenison</b>, a Texas-based inventor, attempts to solve one of the greatest mysteries in the art world: 
How did Dutch master Johannes Vermeer manage …

50 Life Hacks to Simplify your World

The Real-Life Science Behind The Summer's Most Outrageous Sci-Fi Movies

When inhumans attack<p>Mechanized suits, alien apes, dinosaur robots -- this summer's blockbusters are brimming with scientific-sounding conceits. But is there any real science to back them up? While you watch, here's something to chew on (besides the popcorn).<p><b>DIGITAL EFFECT: AN ALIEN-BLASTING</b> …

Newly Excavated 4,600-Year-Old Egyptian Pyramid Threatened by Development

The pyramid is in the news this week after overblown reports about its "discovery."<p>Decades before the great pyramids at Giza took shape, a modest stepped pyramid arose at a site now known as Edfu. Archaeologists from the University of Chicago have been studying the 4,600-year-old stone structure …

What Do Cats Think About Us? You May Be Surprised

Unlike dogs, our feline friends treat us like other cats, author says.<p>Since cats first got their adorable claws into us about 9,500 years ago, humans have had a love affair with felines.<p>Today more than 80 million cats reside in U.S. homes, with an estimated three cats for every dog on the planet. …

Behold the First Ever Image of a Planet and Its Star Over 63 Light Years Away

Although it might not seem like much, the photo above might just be the most extraordinary image you have ever seen. Not because of crazy high …

16 of the 'Must-have' Items in a Woman's Wardrobe

<i>This answer originally appeared on Quora.</i><p><i>Answer by Carolyn Cho, works in fashion</i><p>Every woman is different, but I do believe there's a standard set of 16 pieces that make it easy for an active, practical woman to look effortlessly chic and modern.<p>The key regarding each of the pieces on this list is …

10 Ways Successful People Start Their Mornings

The way you start your morning <i>matters</i>. Anyone who's ever over-snoozed and hobbled out the door with one pant leg on and no coffee in their system can …

Geminid Sky Shower Strikes This Weekend

Explosion is at least five times more powerful than previous events, study says.<p><b>As darkness falls this weekend, look toward the heavens for a gem of a sky show from one of the year’s best meteor showers, peaking overnight on December 13 and 14.</b><p><b>The annual Geminid meteor shower promises colorful</b> …

Racial Comments Heard by Teenagers on a Daily Basis

<i>Racial Microaggressions</i> is a photo project by Fordham University student Kiyun Kim that addresses the racial comments that she and her peers succumb to on a daily basis. They may not be attacks from organized groups, shunning them for their cultural, ethnic, or religious backgrounds, but the words …

15 Great Songs You Probably Didn't Hear in 2013

From 15 of the best albums of the year<p><b>Year in and out,</b> we compile a list of tunes that flew under the radar, mostly from underrated or emerging artists. We call that list "The best songs you probably didn't hear this year." We do that in lieu of an obligatory and trite Top 10 Albums of the Year …

Lost Egyptian City Discovered by Underwater Archaeologist After 1,200 Years

For many centuries the fabled city of Heracleion was thought to be a myth, a place of amazing affluence talked about by Herodotus, frequented by …

DNA From Ancient Site in Spain Reshapes Human Family Tree

Six weeks ago I suggested that 2013 was already the breakthrough year for molecular anthropology, but 2013 is ending with yet another highlight. Yesterday, Nature published a stop-you-in-your tracks piece that scrambles the scientific picture of our ancient relatives. The world-leading Max Planck …

Remembering Nelson Mandela, 1918-2013

Inside Flipboard / December 6, 2013<p>Nelson Mandela, the human rights leader, Nobel Laureate and first black African president of South Africa, died …

What's a Typhoon, Anyway?

Hurricanes, cyclones, and typhoons are all the same weather phenomenon.<p><b>A powerful typhoon that will hit the Philippines on Friday has triggered mass evacuations from coastal and low-lying areas as the nation's islands brace for the storm's surge.</b><p><b>Super typhoon Haiyan, or Yolanda, has strengthened</b> …

Report: Current Efforts to Slow Global Warming Not Sufficient

Changing Planet<p>Days before world leaders meet in Warsaw, Poland, for the latest United Nations Climate Change Conference, a new report warns that the opportunity to limit global temperature increases to 2 degrees Celsius compared with preindustrial levels is diminishing. The “Emissions Gap Report …