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A Planet With Brains? The Peril And Potential Of Self-Aware Geological Change

Recent years have seen a vigorous debate over whether or not we have entered a new epoch of geologic time, the "Anthropocene," characterized by humanity as a new geologic force.<p>Much of this has centered over when this age began. Three candidates for this include: an "Early Anthropocene" many …

Earth Science

Nature Photographer Captures Stunning Images of African Wildlife at Night Under Moonlit Skies

Brendon Cremer is a wildlife and nature photographer known for his stunning images of exotic animals in Africa. Among his most spectacular …

The artist creating neo-noir surrealist sexscapes

If a female clone of Edward Gorey had been raised in the ‘90s on a strict diet of David Lynch, Junji Ito, and J.G. Ballard and grew up to specialize in satirical fetish erotica, the result would still pale in comparison to the art of Apollonia Saintclair, the artist behind these …

A new book of work by visually impaired people proves that amazing visual artistry is not the sole preserve of those with perfect vision<p>“Photography has allowed me to be visually impaired,” says Tanvir Bush. “You can feel very looked at when you are out with your guide dog taking pictures and it is …

University of California

Haunting image of boy in an Aleppo ambulance captures plight of children caught in Syrian war

Once again, the haunting image of a little boy has become an emblem of Syria's wartime suffering.<p>But amid a worldwide outpouring of grief and outrage at the sight of Omran Daqneesh — a small, silent, solitary figure, seated bloodied and dazed in the back of an ambulance in his ravaged hometown of …

Could Dark Energy Be Caused By A Reaction To What's In The Universe?

Most of the forces and phenomena in the Universe have causes that can be easily uncovered. Two massive objects experience a gravitational force due to the fact that spacetime is curved by the presence of matter and energy. The Universe has expanded as it has over its history because of the changing …

One year on Earth seen from a million miles away

In July last year, NASA relayed the very first image taken by its Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (ironically, EPIC for short).<p>The image marked …

Space

Google's underwater internet cable connecting US, Japan is going live

Back in 2014, Google became one of several companies investing in a $300 million underwater internet cable linking the West Coast of the US to Japan. On Thursday, that cable is going live.<p>Nicknamed "Faster," the 9,000-kilometer (5,600-mile) cable will connect Oregon to the coastal Japanese cities …

Japan

The Shot: Hanging From Hooks

A few weeks ago, my colleague Dado from Bosnia and Herzegovina called and told me, "I have great story for you; my friend does body suspension and you should photograph it.” Great, I said, but what is body suspension? So I started to read about it online.<p>When I realized what body suspension is, I …

Every day millions of internet users ask Google life’s most difficult questions, big and small. Our writers answer some of the commonest queries<p>Are psychopaths trendy? Does saying “I have psychopathic tendencies” pass the dinner table test? Is this merely the latest debilitating condition to be …

Psychology

2,300 years later, Plato’s theory of consciousness is being backed up by neuroscience

In 2008, neuroscientist Giulio Tononi at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Center for Sleep and Consciousness put forward his “integrated information theory,” which is currently accepted as one of the most compelling explanations about what consciousness is.<p>One of the central claims of the …

Part two: 600bhp Subaru WRX STI and Mark Higgins smash Isle of Man TT lap record

Isle of Man TT

Pictures of the Week 6.2.16

Shia Islam

January 2016

Diversity

Google's AI has written some amazingly mournful poetry

Artificial intelligence can control self-driving cars, beat the best humans at incredibly complex board games, and fight cancer; but one thing it …

York Minster brings in Zen Buddhism, quietly

In a history stretching back 1,400 years, York Minster has witnessed wars, plague, revolution, siege and fires - but perhaps nothing quite like this.<p>Arguably England’s most venerable church, it is renowned around the world for its daily cycle of prayer and choral worship.<p>But, in what will be seen …

Meditation

Body Heat

Wisdom from great writers on every year of life | Joshua Prager

GoPro hitched a ride on a rocket and the video is incredible

Today, GoPro released some pretty incredible footage of a suborbital rocket launch that climbed to 396,405 feet at speeds as high as Mach 5.5. Check out the <i>very real</i> footage below.<p>The launch in the video took place from Spaceport America in New Mexico on November 6, 2015, with a 20-foot tall …

Why Does Gravity Move At The Speed Of Light?

If you looked out at the Sun across the 93 million miles of space that separate our world from our nearest star, the light you’re seeing isn’t from the Sun as it is right now, but rather as it was some 8 minutes and 20 seconds ago. This is because as fast as light is — moving at the speed of light …

Physics

How Neuroscientists Explain the Mind-Clearing Magic of Running

<i>By Melissa Dahl</i><p>A good run can sometimes make you feel like a brand-new person. And, in a way, that feeling may be literally true. About three decades of research in neuroscience have identified a robust link between aerobic exercise and subsequent cognitive clarity, and to many in this field the …

The 37 Best Websites to Learn Something New

Forget overpriced schools, long days in a crowded classroom and pitifully poor results. These websites and apps cover a myriad of science, art and …

Learning

Unusual Words

abacinate<p>To blind by putting a hot copper basin near someone's eyes<p>abderian<p>Given to incessant or idiotic laughter<p>abecedarian<p>A person who is learning …

This Audi has a beautiful electric longboard hidden in its bumper

At Beijing's auto show this week, Audi unveiled its Connected Mobility Concept, a trucklet based on the production Q3.<p>But with this concept, the vehicle itself doesn't really matter. What's interesting is what's <i>inside</i> of it: a beautiful electric longboard that automatically charges when it's stowed …

A Dozen Black Holes Are Mysteriously Spewing Energy In the Same Direction

Something strange is going on in a distant corner of our universe. About a dozen supermassive black holes are all shooting enormous jets of energy in …

Universe

NASA launches new X-plane program to create cleaner, more efficient planes

NASA has announced the launch of the “New Aviation Horizons” initiative, which will lead to a new generation of X-planes that are fueled by greener energy, use half the fuel, and are half as loud as commercial aircraft in use today.<p>“NASA’s flight research program is on its way to creating a …