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'Buckyballs' Solve Century-Old Mystery About Interstellar Space

Researchers in Switzerland say they've solved a nearly 100-year-old astronomical mystery by discovering what's in the wispy cloud of gas that floats in the space between the stars.<p>Astronomers have known since 1922 that there was some invisible substance in between the stars. That's the year a young …

14 Screen-Free Ways To Stimulate Your Child's Mind

As a young child’s brain develops, trillions of connections are formed between brain cells and developed through such stimuli as light, color, smell and sound. These connections are vital to learning: The more connections a child has, the faster he or she can process information. Many experts …

Chew on This: The Case for Gum's Brain-Boosting Abilities

For such a seemingly innocent substance, gum has a lot of enemies. Parochial school teachers have notoriously handed out demerits for chomping on the elastic breath-freshener. And then consider Singapore, where a 25-year-old ban means “therapeutic” gum — prescribed and sold by doctors — is the only …

13 Things You Might Not Know About Apollo 13

After winning consecutive Best Actor Academy Awards for <i>Philadelphia</i> and <i>Forrest Gump</i>, Tom Hanks was nominated a third time for his role as drifting …