Nick Kenyon

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The science and magic of jam-making

Commercial jams are the sickly sweet sisters of homemade jam, but a grasp of the science will help you get yours just right<p>The rule is, jam tomorrow and jam yesterday – but never jam today. <i>Lewis Carroll</i><p>Jam-making conjures up images of domestic idylls, an escape to the mountains to live on your …

It's an interesting time to be a Star Wars fan. On the one hand, we're are still recovering from the sub-par prequel trilogy of the past decade, not …

George Lucas

Scientists find key to ageing process in hypothalamus

Scientists have found a biological command centre for the ageing process in a lump of brain the size of a nut.<p>The US team identified the mechanism in …

Neuroscience

3 Common Problems When First Starting Meditation

Meditation is simply a practice of developing inner awareness toward our experiences. It can be easy in theory, but difficult in practice.<p>Many people …

"This is Just Yoga": Being Spiritual But Not Religious

<b>How do you define spirituality?</b><p>I grew up thinking being religious meant you were spiritual and vice versa. When I walked away from organized religion …

Spirituality

Apply Now For A One-Way Trip To Mars

Mars One has begun accepting video applications for a mission to colonize the red planet in 2023.<p>Want to live and die on Mars? Mars One has officially begun its worldwide search for astronauts who will fly to Mars in 2023—and never come back.<p>The first humans on Mars may be reality TV stars.<p>The …

Mars One will start recruiting volunteers in July for one-way trip to red planet

Mars One, the ambitious (some might say crazy) project that aims to make the red planet's colonization into a successful reality TV show, will begin accepting video submissions for its first batch of astronauts in July. In an attempt to separate serious candidates from dreamers, the company plans …

Space Science

Life on Earth… but not as we know it

Across the world's great deserts, a mysterious sheen has been found on boulders and rock faces. These layers of manganese, arsenic and silica are …

Batman: Arkham Origins launching October 25

The next entry in the Batman Arkham series has been announced. <i>Game Informer</i> today revealed Batman: Arkham Origins, an all-new game from Warner Bros. Games Montreal, not Rocksteady Studios.<p>Due out October 25, 2013, for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC, and Wii U, Arkham Origins takes place years …

Comic Books

Researchers testing nuclear fusion technology that could power NASA's rockets

NASA-funded researchers at the University of Washington will test a unique approach to nuclear fusion this summer, in the hopes that the technology will replace rocket fuel and power spacecraft that are faster and less expensive to operate. The research team has already confirmed that discrete …

Star Wars Bits: JJ Abrams Talks Trek Comparisons, LEGO Recalls a Playset, and Peter Jackson Makes a Joke – /Film

Disney shutting down Lucasarts is certainly the biggest <b>Star Wars</b> news of the day, but there’s plenty more where that came from. After the jump read …

April Fools' Day

‘Avatar’ Star Zoe Saldana Joins the Cast of ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’

Just a few minutes ago, we told you about who the villain would be in Marvel's 'Guardians of the Galaxy' - their next original superhero film. That's …

Marvel Universe