Ashlyn Madgwick Watts

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Paradise lost? What happened to Ireland's model eco-village

Harsh lessons have been learned since the financial crash but residents of the pioneering community remain upbeat<p>It was conceived as a model for environmental living in the 21st century – a self-governing eco-village which would be communal, carbon-neutral and self-sufficient.<p>The plans for …

Ireland

Life on Venus? Why it's not an absurd thought

STANFORD, Calif. — Venus shouldn't be dismissed as a possible abode for life, some scientists stress.<p>Sure, the planet's surface is famously inhospitable today — bone-dry and hot enough to melt lead, with an atmospheric pressure 90 times greater than that of Earth at sea level. To feel that same …

DARPA Is Researching Time Crystals, And Their Reasons Are 'Classified'

Mystery! Here's what you need to know.<p>The US military likes to stay at the forefront of the cutting edge of science - most recently investigating …

All About Grimpoteuthis, the Dumbo Octopus

Deep on the ocean floor there lives an octopus with a name out of a Disney movie. The dumbo octopus takes its name from Dumbo, the elephant that used …

Zoology

Stephen Hawking had pinned his hopes on 'M-theory' to fully explain the universe—here's what it is

Rumour has it that Albert Einstein spent his last few hours on Earth scribbling something on a piece of paper in a last attempt to formulate a theory …

4 wellness interior design trends for 2018 that will help boost your mood at home

Your home décor can really enhance your sense of wellbeing…<p>There's no place like home to make you feel relaxed and comfortable. But it's not just …

Revealed: Emergency Homeless Plans During Big Freeze Actually Forced Some Onto Streets

HuffPost UK has uncovered how in some cases emergency plans to shelter people from the "Beast From The East" snow backfired.<p>Confusion over crisis …

Homelessness

This is how long cannabis stays in the body after you've smoked it

New figures have revealed cannabis is the West Midlands' favourite drug, with a spike in the amount seized by police last year.<p>Cocaine is a close …

Millennials are narcissistic? The evidence is not so simple

Rising social media use has sparked a passionate debate among psychologists: are today’s young people more “Generation Me”, or “Generation We”?<p>At the next table in the cafe where I was working this morning, a young woman spent a whole hour talking excitedly to her older companion about herself, her …

Self-esteem

Nasa recreated Mars on top of a volcano and isolated 6 people there for 8 months. I was one of them

In September 2017, after living in total isolation high up on the barren slopes of the world's largest volcano in Hawaii, six researchers emerged …

7 Ways That The Clocks Changing Actually Impacts Us

How is that time again?⏰<p>For most people, the clocks changing in March and October every year cause little more than the inconvenience of having to …

Searching for an Underground Generation in Karachi, Pakistan

Home to a staggering 24 million people, Karachi is the biggest city in Pakistan. Partly due to its size and density, the capital of the country's Sindh province can be a violent place, host to its share of murders, kidnappings, extortion, and terrorism. Though recent reports suggest that an influx …

What Does It Mean To Be Charming?

Recently, I had lunch with my colleague David. Afterwards we went to pick up his dry cleaning. Walking into the dry cleaners was like walking into …

Bacteria Use Electricity To Communicate With Other Species

New research in the field of microorganisms has revealed that bacteria are much more advanced organisms than we thought before. Up to now, research …

'Supermassive' black hole rocketing through space at five million miles an hour, Nasa reveals

Black holes are the big bullies of space. They're so massive that their gravity doesn't let any light escape. The biggest black holes, called …

The Great Unknown: Magical Creatures of the Pacific in Stunning Pictures

Between February and April 2017, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will conduct two telepresence-enabled ocean exploration …

American Samoa

10 Vegetarian Food Hacks that will Change the Way you Eat

Looking to take your cooking game to the next level? Look no further than the following vegetarian food hacks that will keep your food delicious and …

This Gif Illustrates The Mind-Melting Number of Galaxies in The Universe

We need a moment here.<p>Of the thousands of photos taken by the Hubble Space Telescope, one stands out as the shot that changed astronomy forever. …