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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 …

Edward Snowden: the whistleblower behind the NSA surveillance revelations

The individual responsible for one of the most significant leaks in US political history is Edward Snowden, a 29-year-old former technical assistant …

The Best of Esther Williams

America's mermaid passed away Thursday at 91 years old. Take a look back at some of her most famous underwater on-screen moments.<p>06.06.13 3:41 PM ET

Bon Appétit Magazine: Recipes, Cooking, Entertaining, Restaurants

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Paintings by Madeline von Foerster

Paintings by Madeline von Foerster<p>Surrealistic paintings infused with symbolism. For technique, Madeline uses a mix of oil and egg tempera invented …

How To Be An Optimist: 10 Habits That'll Help You Look On The Bright Side

It pays to have a sunny disposition.<p>Optimistic people have been shown to have healthier hearts, better stress-management tendencies and lower risk for stroke compared to their glass-half-empty-seeing counterparts.<p>Looking on the bright side is easier said than done, of course. Fortunately, there are …

Inside The Immortality Business

Thanks to a small but devoted core of true believers and an infusion of Silicon Valley research funds, the once-revered, much-reviled science of cryopreservation may itself be coming back from the dead. Welcome to Alcor, where death is merely a temporary setback.

Clementine Pizzelle Cannoli

Our good buddy Aaron makes a huge batch of pizzelles, traditional Italian Christmas cookies, every year. We look forward to his cookies as a favorite …

Skillet Egg-in-a-Hole with Avocado, Asparagus, and Feta Recipe

You can use either a biscuit cutter or a glass to make the round in the bread, and you can really use any bread you like, so long as it's wide enough to cut the round while leaving enough remaining surface to soak up the yolk (you can use the cut-out center for dipping, as well). I opted for feta …

Grilled Beef Satay Recipe

I really hate that I still have food hang-ups. Don't get me wrong, the Josh from five years ago would marvel at what the Josh of today includes in his diet, but I still have such a long way to go to be the eater I aspire to. One of those absolutely silly things I've never been able to get over is</b> …

Grilled Cabbage Wedges with Spicy Lime Dressing

I love when I don't know what I'm going to make for dinner and I don't want to go to the store, but somehow (once in a blue moon) a meal magically …

Szechuan Lambypops with Cilantro Chimichurri Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> My brother-in-law loves lamb. And not just any lamb -- a very specific cumin-y grilled lamb he remembers from years ago in some small village in China. Ever since he told me this, I have tried making a version of this lamb for him, feeling sadly aware that I might never get it. This …

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Asteroid Mining Company Puts Orbital Telescope On Kickstarter

A new crowdfunded space telescope promises ordinary citizens the ability to control the 'scope from Earth.<p>If all goes as planned, you'll soon be able to rent time on a space telescope, funded by individuals over the Internet. Private space company Planetary Resources is looking to crowdfund a …

We are armed only with peer review

In 2007, a group of Climate Camp activists stood under a banner that read "We are armed only with peer-reviewed science". It was a powerful message* …

Science Weekly podcast: chemistry and politics of rare earth metals

This week <b>Alok Jha</b> meets <b>Professor Andrea Sella</b> ahead of his event at the Royal Institution in London on 31 May. Andrea, who is a professor of …

Who Was H.M.? Inside The Mind Of The Amnesiac Who Revolutionized Neuroscience

A botched lobotomy left 27-year-old Henry Molaison unable to form new memories. This is how Molaison's personal tragedy became science’s gain.<p>My friend's father was a neurosurgeon. As a child, I had no idea what a neurosurgeon did. Years later, when I was a graduate student in the Department of …

India's ancient university returns to life

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/education/981000/981899_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524667211_575f62c198c0934649a124be4571a857<p><b>It was an eminent centre of learning long before Oxford, Cambridge and Europe's oldest university Bologna were founded.</b><p>Nalanda University in …

World’s research funders launch open-access action plan

The heads of some 70 research funding agencies from around the world said today that they had agreed to encourage open access to science publications …

Planetary trio has ended. Where do the planets go next?

Jupiter, Venus and Mercury are no longer within a 5-degree circle. But you can still see all three in the west after sunset for a few more days.<p>The …

Astronomy

'Killer robots' pose threat to peace and should be banned, UN warned

"Killer robots" that could attack targets autonomously without a human pulling the trigger pose a threat to international stability and should be …

Health gaps may explain varying Medicare costs - Futurity

UC DAVIS (US) — Geographic variation in Medicare costs is largely explained by health differences …

Isle of Wight wesserpeton amphibian discovered

<b>A tiny species of amphibian that lived alongside dinosaurs has been discovered on the Isle of Wight.</b><p>University of Portsmouth researchers say the wesserpeton fills a gap in the evolutionary history of a now-extinct group, the albanerpetontids.<p>The amphibian, nicknamed Wessie, was about the size of a …

Freed From a Glacier's Hold, Ancient Moss Grows Again

Moss that was frozen for centuries is now green and growing.<p><b>In one of nature's more astonishing never-say-die stories, clumps of frozen mosses that were entombed beneath an advancing glacier more than 400 years ago have revived.</b><p>The glacier is now retreating, exposing the mosses to air and sunlight …

Indonesian photographer Hengki Koentjoro takes some pretty fantastic photos above water, but his underwater photos are made extra magical

Indonesian photographer Hengki Koentjoro takes some pretty fantastic photos above water, but his underwater photos are made extra magical.<p>You’ll spot sharks, coral, and fish of the likes we’ve never seen before.