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Amino Acids 101: A Science Lesson With Serious Skin Benefits

Trying to get to grips with atomic structures and ionic compounds in science wasn't always all that thrilling. Yet poring over the ingredient lists …

Quantum physics can help explain much of the world’s suffering

Quantum physics is the science that describes nature at its smallest atomic levels. But tiny subatomic happenings can have huge effects: Quantum theory describes the universe as one giant entangled system, where what happens in one corner of the world can simultaneously effect something else across …

Quantum Physics

Escape from Proxima b

A civilization in the habitable zone of a dwarf star like Proxima Centauri might find it hard to get into interstellar space with conventional rockets

The small company which tapped into Britain’s growing love of the great outdoors - 40 years of the Regatta Group

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.<p>I like to think that’s the phrase that popped into the head of outdoor clothing entrepreneur Lionel Black …

Manchester

Time for Britain to take control of its intellectual property laws

One of the major arguments for Brexit was the desire for the UK to “take back control” of our laws, rather than have them decided for us in …

Intellectual Property

Technology, stagnant wages and inflation threaten the future of the British high street

Imagine a high street populated only with the many retail and leisure groups who have recently run into some sort of trouble or required …

Bank of England

Voyager

Voyager 1 Distance from Earth<p>This is a real-time indicator of Voyager 1's distance from Earth in astronomical units (AU) and either miles (mi) or …

The science of why human breasts are so big

Breasts come in different shapes and sizes, but there's one thing they all have in common: They are unique to humans. More than 5,000 mammalian species inhabit this planet. Yet Homo sapiens are the only life forms with permanent breasts. Some may call this human anomaly sexy, but it also raises the …

Forget the car in space: why Elon Musk's reusable rockets are more than a publicity stunt

SpaceX has made history: the rocket company, founded in 2002 by billionaire playboy Elon Musk, has launched his cherry-red Tesla Roadster into space, on course to the asteroid belt after overshooting its intended Mars orbit.<p>As with so much Musk does, the event was a hybrid of genuine breakthrough …

Space Travel

£18 Jeans and £19 Heels: How Kate Is the Master of Cost-Per-Wear Economics

In her time in the public eye, much has been made of the Duchess of Cambridge's thrifty wardrobe—but really she just shops like most of us do. The …

China’s about to deal a final blow to its bitcoin whales

China is set on stopping its citizens from trading bitcoin.<p>Chinese authorities plan to widen their crackdown on domestic crypto-trades, by targeting methods including over-the-counter trading, offshore sites used for centralized trading, and peer-to-peer trading of large transactions, according to …

Cryptocurrency

Cryptocurrency rivals snap at Bitcoin's heels

But it still got him a moment of fame when, according to Forbes magazine, Larsen briefly stole Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg's spot as the …

Temple to ancient Roman cult resurrected beneath London

<b>(CNN) —</b> In central London, seven meters underground, lies an ancient Roman temple to a mysterious god called Mithras.<p>Nearly 2,000 years after the temple was frequented by the all-male members of an exclusive, enigmatic cult, it has now been faithfully restored and opened to the public.<p>Visitors …

Archaeology

Google's New Text-to-Speech AI Is so Good We Bet You Can't Tell It From a Real Human

See if you hear a difference between Tacotron 2 and human speech.<p>Can you tell the difference between AI-generated computer speech and a real, live human being? Maybe you've always thought you could. Maybe you're fond of Alexa and Siri but believe you would never confuse either of them with an …

tacotron2

The Pioneeer Woman Is Giving Free Tours of Her Lodge

There are many places I dream of visiting — the Taj Mahal, Stonehenge, the Great Pyramid of Giza, Iceland, and of course the Pioneer Woman's ranch in …

What Is Time? A Simple Explanation

Time is familiar to everyone, yet hard to define and understand. Science, philosophy, religion, and the arts have different definitions of time, but …

A high-school student won $250,000 for explaining relativity using a pick-up truck and Usain Bolt

The German physicist Albert Einstein needed complex equations to describe his theory of relativity, but 18-year-old Hillary Diane Andales of the Philippines does just fine with a pick-up truck, a few cell phones, and Usain Bolt.<p>Andales is the winner of the 2017 Breakthrough Junior Challenge, an …

Latest Atlas robot shows its gymnastic chops by nailing a backflip

A robot that can walk is one thing, but how about one that can do backflips? Today, Boston Dynamics released a video of its latest Atlas humanoid …

Humans are just starting to understand this nearly invincible creature — and it's fascinating

Scientists are just starting to understand the tardigrade. It can survive boiling water, outer space, and extreme radiation. Following is a transcript of the video.<p>This funny looking little guy can survive boiling hot water, outer space, and decades without food or water. It's called a "tardigrade" …

Could list-making be the happiness booster we all need?

Fact: I’d try anything in the pursuit of happiness. I’ve done stints of no booze, deleted social media, downloaded Headspace and even attempted to …

Happiness

What Would the World Look Like if There Were Only 100 People?

Almost all of them would live in Asia, and few of them would own cars.<p>In this new video from RealLifeLore, we learn what the world's population would look like if it were compressed to 100 people, while the same proportions of people kept the same attributes they have now. There are a lot of …

Snowball Earth: Explaining a ‘once-in-a-billion-year event’

<b>What caused the largest glaciation event in Earth’s history, known as ‘snowball Earth’? Geologists and climate scientists have been searching for the</b> …

Trump's Coal Bet Faces a Tough Foe: Moore's Law

Two economists believe they can make reasonably secure predictions about the future cost of solar power.<p>Donald Trump justified his decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement by claiming that compliance would impose crippling economic burdens on the United States. “I happen to love the …

NASA fast-tracks mission to asteroid worth £8,000 quadrillion – which would crash the world economy

NASA has fast-tracked a mission to an asteroid so full of metallic iron and nickel that it’s worth £8,000 quadrillion – and would crash Earth’s …

Tesla has the greatest story in the history of cars — and that should terrify automakers

In fact, you can almost draw a straight line from Henry Ford to Elon Musk, with perhaps a few detours toward Enzo Ferrari, Preston Tucker, and John DeLorean along the way.<p>What Tesla's original founders and later Musk as CEO of the 13-year-old carmaker have achieved is simply astonishing — …

NASA Just Fast-Tracked Its Mission to Explore a $10,000 Quadrillion Metal Asteroid

It would collapse the global economy if we brought it home.<p>It might have just pushed back its manned mission to Mars, but NASA just fast-tracked a …

Space Exploration

17 One-Bowl Desserts to Make on a Weeknight

If there's one thing I love more than a really good dessert made from scratch, it's a really good dessert I can throw together on a weeknight with no …

Simple Amazon Kindle tricks that'll optimize your e-reading

More battery life, better syncing, and more.<p>The Amazon Kindle is the most popular and most recognizable ereader in the world. If you've joined the Kindle club, these tips and tricks will help you make the most of your device.