Benjamin Phillips

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Looking for aliens on ocean worlds: 'You'd be in denial to believe there isn't life out there'

The blue water of Buzzards Bay glittered as boats bobbed on the gently undulating surface and gulls swooped among their sails. The seaside air at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution was thick with the sweet smell of grass and the tang of saltwater. This was late summer on Cape Cod - our ocean …

Costa Rica Is On A 113-Day Streak Using 100% Renewable Electricity

With a little luck and a lot of initiative, Costa Rica is a sustainable energy powerhouse.<p>Costa Rica has managed to run on renewable energy for 113 days straight, putting it on course to break its own record from 2015, when it relied on nothing but renewables for 285 days of the year. In total, …

Is Porn Really Turning Us into Craven Sexless Zombies?

America's political and religious leaders are issuing dire warnings about the damaging effects of pornography—warnings that aren't backed up by the science.<p>America's war on porn has really picked up steam this year. In March, the State of Utah became the first to formally declare pornography a …

For first time, carbon nanotube transistors outperform silicon - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

MADISON — For decades, scientists have tried to harness the unique properties of carbon nanotubes to create high-performance electronics that are …

Elon Musk aims to refit 5m homes with solar roofs

SolarCity is talking up the look and longevity of solar roofing but potential costs pose questions about whether it can succeed where others have failed<p>Elon Musk’s solar company has its sights set on replacing 5m rooftops in the US with traditional roofing materials integrated with solar cell …

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Tattoo Artist Covers Bodies with Sacred Geometry and Mythological Animals

Jaya Suartika makes the body a canvas for his fragmented mythologies, animals, and patterns.<p>Jaya Suartika is an Australian tattoo artist who adorns his patrons in geometric patterns, animals, and fragmented mythological images that deftly challenge the assumption that nobody ever uses geometry …

Relive the nightmare of an old-school computer virus at the new Malware museum

In the early days of computer viruses, a lot of malware had a tendency to announce its presence with some text or a flashy graphic. Now you can relive the sometimes funny, but often crappy reality of watching some of the earliest malware infect an MS-DOS computer.<p>The Malware Museum is now live at …

Hacker Plans to Dump Alleged Details of 20,000 FBI, 9,000 DHS Employees

The hacker says he accessed the data by compromising the email account of a Department of Justice employee.<p>A hacker, who wishes to remain anonymous, plans to dump the apparent names, job titles, email addresses and phone numbers of over 20,000 supposed Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) …

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Scientists are scrambling to come up with ways of getting plastics out of our oceans — and they’ve proposed some pretty unusual ideas

Located on the southern tip of the Pacific island chain of Hawaii, Kamilo Beach is an isolated stretch of black volcanic shoreline in the middle of nowhere.<p>Just a few hundred yards from shore, humpback whales rise up from the depths, colorful fish fill the reefs and rare sea turtles swim in to nest …

12 Amazing Photos That Will Make You Feel So Very Insignificant

But, like, in a good way.

Being Yourself Can Make You Happier, According to Research

I’d revise it to “be your <i>best</i> self.”<p>People who deliberately exercised their signature strengths — those qualities they were uniquely best at, the …

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New Features Of Jupiter's Great Red Spot Revealed In 4K Video

A portrait of the planet in high-resolution<p>Every year, the Hubble Space Telescope snaps a family portrait of the Solar System. It images each planet in detail, giving scientists a chance to spot any changes over time.<p>Jupiter is the first to get its new close-up, and the new ultra-HD 4K images have …

Donald Trump: Bernie Sanders is 'the next step' – even 'worse' than a socialist

Donald Trump has warned about the ideology of his fellow presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, saying the Vermont senator is an “admitted socialist. Some people think he’s even worse than that. He’s the next step.”<p>In an interview with the Guardian on the eve of the first Democratic presidential …

Elbee is making wireless earbuds that will be hard to lose

Elbee's wireless earbuds are more utilitarian than others<p>Each Elbee earbud is a small, dark gray rhombus on one side, with touch-sensitive strips for simple tap and swipe controls, an indicator light, and a noise-cancelation microphone. On the other side are form-fitting earpieces, and a capacitive …

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60-Second Yoga Fix: Warrior I

Many of today's yoga classes are all about breath-based movement, resulting in that sweaty, stretched-out feeling that you love. The bad news? Many …

I Was the Other Woman. Now I'm the Wife.

I wasn't looking to break up a marriage, but that's exactly what happened.<p>It's not my belief that you set out be the other woman. No one, I think, chooses to be thought of as slut, homewrecker, or "other," but then there is a moment that each one of us can recognize as defining. I certainly never …

12 Commandments Of Happy, Long-Lasting Relationships

<i>By Charles J. Orlando</i><p>When it comes to creating successful relationships, you need certain critical traits in place. Traits not just merely "present," but existing in a real and genuine way that emanates from each partner through their own want (not because someone is complaining). The moment "give …