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Ghost traps: the hunt for dark matter | Cosmos

<b>If you were designing</b> a villain’s lair for a James Bond movie, you would be hard pushed to create one as spectacular as Italy’s Gran Sasso Laboratory.<p>…

Physics

Nasa releases new photos of Pluto that 'make you feel you are there'

The pictures, gathered by the New Horizons spacecraft that swept past the dwarf planet in July, shed new light on Pluto’s mountains, glaciers and plains<p>The newest pictures of Pluto are so up-close and personal that the mission’s top scientist says it “makes you feel you are there”.<p>Nasa released the …

Planets

20 awesome board games you may never have heard of

Put down that Monopoly money, cease your Trivial Pursuing. Here are the alternative board games you should really have in your life<p>We asked for your favourite board game, and you told us. Thank you. From ancient classics like Chess and Go to more modern staples like Scrabble and Monopoly, we heard …

Board Games

The International Landscape Photographer Of The Year Winners Will Leave You Breathless

For the second year in a row, professional and amateur landscape photographers from all over the world submitted entries to the International Landscape Photographer of the Year competition. The contest, which received 2,604 submissions, aims to select the 101 best landscape images to be made into a …

Landscape Photography

Stephen Hawking's New Black Hole Theory Will Blow Your Mind

Maybe you could survive the universe's ultimate calamity.<p>In last year's <i>Interstellar</i>, Matthew McConaughey's character floats past a black hole's event horizon (i.e. the point of no return) and winds up in, ostensibly, a fourth-dimensional observational tower constructed by our future selves. Heady. …

Black Holes

30 places in Europe you must see in your lifetime

8 Ridiculous Theories That Will Change How You Read Harry Potter

Advertisement<p>In 2004, while many were still rereading <i>Order of the Phoenix</i> and eagerly awaiting the <i>Prisoner of Azkaban</i> movie, someone on a Harry …

Books

J.K. Rowling Supports That One Big 'Harry Potter' Theory On Dumbledore

We've heard help will always be given at Hogwarts to those who ask, and now J.K. Rowling is proving it.<p>The author took to Twitter recently to answer some fan questions, and it's like she took the invisibility cloak off of some big "Harry Potter" mysteries. Rowling finally revealed Hagrid's …

Books

Hillary's $350 billion plan to kill college debt

'No family and no student should have to borrow to pay tuition at a public college or university.'<p>Hillary Clinton on Monday rolled out a sweeping higher education plan — a $350 billion proposal that would help millions pay for college and reduce interest rates for people with student loans.<p>The …

College & University

Pictures of the Week 8.6.15

Winter Sports

Nasa astronauts take first bites of lettuce grown in space: ‘Tastes like arugula’

The bountiful harvest aboard the International Space Station is part of Nasa’s Veggie experiment to make spacecrafts more self-sustaining for longer missions<p>It was one small bite for man, one giant meal for mankind.<p>On a gustatory adventure never attempted by humanity, astronauts have for the first …

Space Science

8-Week Beginner 10K Running Schedule

If you've already run a few 5Ks, running a 10K is totally doable — especially if you take time to build up your mileage. Here's an eight-week beginner training schedule that will help you train and appropriately prep you for your very first 10K race.<p>Week<p>Mon<p>Tues<p>Wed<p>Thurs<p>Fri<p>Sat<p>Sunday<p>1<p>Rest<p>3 miles<p>CT*<p>2.5 …

How fast could humans travel safely through space?

The current speed record has stood for 46 years. When will it be beaten, asks Adam Hadhazy.<p>We humans are obsessed with speed. Recent months, for instance, brought news that students in Germany have broken the record for the fastest accelerating electric car, and that the US Air Force plans to …

Physics

10 Lists to Keep If You Want to Be Successful

The human mind is truly incredible, and we should all strive towards creating a tenacious memory we can rely on. Many lucrative professions or …

What 5 amazing athletes eat for breakfast

What does the breakfast of champions really look like? We asked five incredible athletes (from an ultrarunner to a yogi) how they fuel up in the morning to stay so fit. Then our expert—Kim Larson, RDN, a sports dietitian at Total Health in Seattle, and a spokesperson for the American Academy of …

Breakfast

This "Harry Potter" Theory About Dumbledore's Role In "Deathly Hallows" Is Blowing Minds

A nice reminder that Harry Potter will be messing with our brains for the rest of our lives.

The Moon Passing in Front of the Earth, As Seen from 1 Million Miles Away

Last month, NASA shared the first full photo of Earth captured with its new DSCOVR camera that’s floating 1 million miles away. Today it released …

Soviet Union

London to New York in 1 hour? Airbus might be working on a plane faster than the Concorde

Travelers who regularly fly from the U.S. to Europe and back should be thrilled to hear that Airbus might be developing a brand new superfast jet …

Travel Photographer of the Year: What was the best?

<b>From the harsh reality of the natural world, to stunning beauty seen at some of the planet's remotest locations - the best images from the latest Travel Photographer of the Year competition are now on show in London.</b><p>For a photograph to stand out from the crowd, says Caroline Metcalfe of TPOTY's …

National Parks

Nichelle Nichols Will Fly on a NASA Mission

(Image: CBS)<p>Actress Nichelle Nichols played Lt. Uhura on the original <i>Star Trek</i> television series. Now, at the age of 82, she's leaving Starfleet for …

Star Trek

Blue moon lights up the night sky around the world, in pictures - Telegraph

18 of the most creative résumés we've ever seen

To combat that, many job seekers with coding and design experience go to extreme — and extremely creative — lengths to stand out and demonstrate their skills.<p>It's a risk: Not every hiring manager is going to be on board with an unconventional approach. But as the creators of these masterpieces …

Employment

Ten books to read in August

From the memoir of a Nobel Laureate to a journalist’s account of living with nomads in West Africa, these are titles worthy of adding to your bookshelf, writes Jane Ciabattari.

Books

Schools are starting to teach kids philosophy—and it's completely changing the way students think

It's here that standardized testing creeps behind students like a shadow and where fun experiments take a back seat to rote memorization.<p>But in some ambitious K-12 schools across the country, philosophy courses have made tangible improvements to the way students learn.<p>In these classrooms, teachers …

Teaching

Best B&W photos awarded in Fine Art Photography Awards 2015

Fine Art Photography Awards (FAPA) announced winners of their annual photography competition.<p>Ukrainian photographer Maxim Dondyuk has been announced …

Take a walk on the surface of ‘Earth’s cousin’ - Kepler 452b

What would it be like to walk on Kepler 452b? We don’t know much — but what we know is enticing. This strange new word may be Earth-like, but it’s …

A New Exercise Method Proven to Make Workouts Fun

If somebody told you that there was a workout that didn't require much effort but was fun and yielded awesome results, you'd <i>probably</i> have some doubts . . . and understandably so, because it sounds way too good to be true! But according to <b>The New York Times</b>, there's a new exercise method that is …

Climbing On Mount Denali

Photos

Science says parents of successful kids have these 9 things in common

And while there isn't a set recipe for raising successful children, psychology research has pointed to a handful of factors that predict success.<p>Unsurprisingly, much of it comes down to the parents.<p>Here's what parents of successful kids have in common:

Harvard Business School