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How Fast Does Earth Move Through The Universe?

Most likely, as you’re reading this right now, you’re sitting down, perceiving yourself as stationary. Yet we know — at a cosmic level — we’re not so stationary after all. For one, the Earth rotates on its axis, hurtling us through space at nearly 1700 km/hr for someone on the equator.<p>That’s not …

Astrophysics

Scientists Have Managed To Edit HIV Out Of Infected Cells

The last few years has seen a massive leap in terms of genome editing. With the development of the incredible CRISPR/Cas9 technique, never before …

Immunotherapy

Half The World's Population Will Be Short-Sighted by 2050

Time to go outside.<p>If current trends continue, half the world’s population (almost 5 billion) will be short-sighted in just over three decades, with …

Optometry

‘Spaghetti Lamps’ Spice Up Italian Trattoria in Ukraine

This dynamic restaurant, inspired by a classic Italian trattoria, opened recently in a shopping center in Lviv, Ukraine. Completed by <b>YOD Design …

Einstein’s musical talent helped propel his scientific breakthroughs

As we marvel at science’s latest extraordinary breakthrough, it’s also an opportunity to ponder what kind of thinker Albert Einstein was.<p>Born two decades before the beginning of the 20th century, what kind of mind was his that could come up with ideas that would have to wait until the second decade …

Albert Einstein

Emily Ratajkowski On Why Women Shouldn't Feel Guilty About Being Sexy

The model/actress writes a powerful essay for Lenny Letter.<p>Growing up, my father would lovingly refer to me as a "baby woman." And that's what I was: a 12-year-old with D-cup breasts who still woke up in the night and asked her mom to come and sleep in her room.<p>As an only child in a tightly knit …

Explainer: Gravitational waves and why their discovery is such a big deal

Scientists working at the LIGO experiment in the US have for the first time detected elusive ripples in the fabric of space and time known as …

Physics

Explain it to me like I'm a kid: scientists try to make sense of gravitational waves

Still don’t understand the groundbreaking discovery? We asked scientists to break it down so that even a five-year-old could understand<p>If you didn’t fully grasp Thursday’s blockbuster announcement that scientists had detected gravitational waves, ripples in the fabric of spacetime that were first …

We got 10 CEOs to tell us their one killer interview question for new hires

Where do you see yourself in five years? Tell me about a time when you showed leadership. What is your biggest weakness?<p>These are the standard questions that job candidates face during interviews. And by now, everyone also has standard answers. (“My biggest weakness? I work too hard.”)<p>As you scale …

Employment

A brief history of gravity, gravitational waves and LIGO

This has turned into Gravity Week here in Washington. Loads of journalists (many in town for the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science) crammed into the National Press Club on Thursday morning for a news conference to discuss an experiment called LIGO, which …

Physics

Special Report: Gravity’s Century

In 1915, the universe was small and static. Space was smooth. Gravity pulled things to the ground. At least that’s the way it was in the minds of all …