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Daily marijuana use linked to lower BMI

People who smoke marijuana daily may be slimmer than those who don't use the drug, a new study suggests.<p>Researchers found that people in the study who used marijuana daily had about a 3 percent lower BMI (body mass index), on average, than those who did not use marijuana at all.<p>"There is a popular …

Holistic Medicine

A First Map of the Entire Milky Way

Nearly a million miles from Earth, at a gravitationally stable point in space on the opposite side of our planet from the sun, is the greatest little …

How We Can Finally Get to Mars

America is taking its sweet time about getting to Mars. In 1969, shortly after the Apollo 11 moon landing, the prediction was that we’d have boots on …

An expanded map of the human brain

A high-resolution map of the human brain provides new insights and tools for understanding the roles of specialized brain regions in health and …

The Brain

Why many people don't talk about traumatic events until long after they occur

When longtime former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson filed suit July 6 for sexual harassment against the network’s former boss, Roger Ailes, the …

PTSD Might Be A Symptom Of Subtle Brain Damage

Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is a commonly discussed psychological problem, but it’s one that, for all the sufferers we know of, remains infuriatingly opaque. Mental illness tends to have a physical “correlate,” something in the body that corresponds to the onset of symptoms, and in the …

Ocean sediment sample holds iron believed to be from a supernova

A team of researchers from several institutions in Germany and Austria has found possible evidence of iron from a supernova in sediment cores taken …

Pacific Ocean

This Common Personality Trait Leads To More Sex With More Partners

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eBooks

Focusing for Landscape Photography Made Easy

When you take a portrait, you know exactly where to focus - on the subject’s eyes. But things aren’t as simple for landscape photography.We love …

Landscape Photography

Lustmord’s Harrowing New Album Employs 10 Years of Recordings of Deep Space Activity

Vicariously experience the infinite dread of outer space on ‘Dark Matter,’ out September 30.<p>Decades into his career, Lustmord still knows darkness. Three years ago, the dark ambient wizard released <i>The Word as Power</i> on Blackest Ever Black, a 73-minute journey through a desolately hellish landscape …

Heartland 4 – Nebraska – Little Ruins on the Prairie

A Drive Through The Heartland 4Nebraska – Little Ruins on the PrairieMidwestern Stories of Rust, Decay, Blight and CollapseKeith Round Barn Under …

Urbanism

Australian '$1m lunch box' satellites to search thermosphere for answers

Researchers hope to discover more about a little-understood understood layer of the Earth’s atmosphere, known as the thermosphere, when they launch 50 miniature satellites known as CubeSats from the International Space Station in January.<p>Three Australian-built miniature satellites are being …

Space Exploration

Mysterious Supernovas Explode Twice, Giving Birth to Powerful Magnets

A mysterious kind of supernova that appears to explode twice may be giving birth to some of the most powerful magnets in the universe, a new study …

Fail Forward And Fail Hard

When we look back on our childhood educations, it’s remarkable how much time we’ve invested learning information that we’ve subsequently never …

Self-improvement

Mining firm plans launch to a deep space asteroid by the decade’s end

Deep Space Industries will build a water-powered spacecraft to search for resources.<p>Asteroid mining is the ultimate high-risk, high-reward business. …

Space Exploration

NASA just posted a treasure trove of Mars images

A total of 1,035 images to be exact – taken by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, which has been doing its thing for a decade now. Every month, the JPL-managed spacecraft dutifully sends back images of the red planet, alongside a handful of fellow Mars-orbiting space crafts.<p>As Popular Science points …

Tip of the Day 4/11

Writing in a journal every day is the best way to boost your mood, surge your creativity and increase your learning potential.

Productivity

On the Road: Traveling Through Yellowstone

Our landscape photography tutorial has taken us from Colorado to Wyoming to Montana, and we have filmed in some amazing locations along the way. Cell …

Landscape Photography

June Kim Photography

Conceptual and storytelling photography by June Kim.<p>June Kim is a young photographer who creates something between dream and reality. Driven by her …

NASA Accidentally Sold a Priceless Apollo 11 Artefact, And Now They Want It Back

Oops.<p>NASA and federal prosecutors are attempting to recover the bag used by Apollo 11 astronauts to collect Moon samples back in 1969 that they …

Alien megastructure star’s strange behaviour can’t be understood with traditional explanations, scientists say

The star that some say has a huge alien megastructure built around it just got even more mysterious.<p>Scientists said last year that the star, named …

Learn how to read your histogram and nail exposure in just 2 minutes

Histograms are handy things. They either confirm that you’ve nailed your exposure or let you instantly see if you need to adjust. But, they can be …

Tutorials

Are Treadmills Good for Weight Loss? | Lose That Fat

Are treadmills good for weight loss? Getting on a treadmill is a very popular and effective way to burn the calories. Studies suggest you can burn an …

How Cat People Differ From Dog People on Facebook

Cat people and dog people: <i>so</i> different, right? Cats, after all, are a bit emotionally opaque and pretty wishy-washy about their need for human …

Pets