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Wonder if you have unclaimed assets? Find out, make a claim

Wondering whether your state might be holding valuable assets belonging to you that you weren't even aware of?<p>It's easy to get an answer and to make a claim.<p>Every U.S. state has established a program, usually within the state treasurer's office, to facilitate the return of unclaimed property to its …

Las Vegas

New, High-Res Images Reveal Intricate Landscapes, Unexpected Features on Pluto

New images of Pluto, sent back to Earth from NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft, are unveiling more surprises about the dwarf planet on the fringe of the observable solar system. Released over the last two days, the images are higher resolution than the ones released in July, when the spacecraft flew …

Astronomy

10 idioms only the French understand

1. <i>Est-ce que je te demande si ta grand-mère fait du vélo?</i> | Mind your own damn business<p>Translates literally as, “Do I ask you if your grandma bikes?” …

Permaculture

Green Pie In The Sky? Vertical Farming Is On The Rise In Newark

From the outside, the AeroFarms headquarters looks like any other rundown building in downtown Newark, N.J. It used to be a store, and more recently a nightclub. Now it's a test farm.<p>"My favorite is the mustard green that's called a Ruby Streak, which is this leaf right here," says AeroFarms CEO …

Aquaponics

14 Places to Swim Before You Die

One of the best things about a warm-weather getaway is the thrill of throwing on a bathing suit and going for a swim. For some folks, a great swim means floating in a pool and catching some much-needed rays. Others enjoy the prospect of jumping into an ocean (or natural swimming hole) and taking in …

13 Apps That'll Teach You Something New Every Day

Superfood for your noggin.<p>The buzz around "brain-training" apps like Elevate, Lumosity, Peak, and others recently came into question after a 2014 study by the Stanford Center on Longevity doubted the effectiveness of brain games to improve your cognitive abilities.<p>The study concluded that …

A Collection of 30 Awesome Photography Links

Another terrific week in the world of photography has just passed us by and Toad Hollow Photography has been very active online searching for links …

Landscape Photography

In the Lab, Maple Syrup Helps Zap Superbugs

Maple syrup is more than just a prime pancake topper. It also helps kill bacterial pathogens, according to a recent paper in the journal <i>Applied and Environmental Microbiology</i>.<p>Nathalie Tufenkji and colleagues at Canada’s McGill University found that concentrated maple syrup made such microbial …

Medicine

10 Undersung National Parks

America’s National Park System is composed of more than 450 natural, historical, and cultural areas spread across the United States and its far-flung territories. Though Yellowstone deserves all the attention it gets, here are ten lesser-known park properties that are calling out for a visit.<p><b>></b> …

National Parks

Scientists Target New Painkillers From Spider Venom

Ingredients in venom could lead to new, nonaddictive treatments for chronic pain<p>Scientists in Australia, home to some of the most poisonous creatures on Earth, have made an important discovery about spider venom that eventually could lead to a new class of painkillers.<p>Spiders use their venom to …

Biology

Hedonisia Hawaii Is The Junkyard-Turned-Hostel That Brings Your Trippy Dreams To Life

Whatever your summer plans were, scrap them: We found the real-life version of Elysium, the hippie commune from the 2012 film "Wanderlust."<p>Welcome to Hedonisia Hawaii, a former junkyard remodeled as a sustainable hostel community on Hawaii's Big Island. The wonderfully weird hostel offers rugged …

Each Of These Radioactive Vases Is Made From The Toxic Sludge Byproduct Of Your Phone, Computer, Car

Designers from The Unknown Fields Division are taking the toxic waste from a hellish tailing pond in Mongolia and making (dangerous, untouchable) art.<p>Ceramic vases made from toxic mud created in the production of must-have products such as laptops and smartphones will present a markedly different …

Pollution

The 'Man Who Flies For Free' says these are the 3 best websites for airline deals

Keyes has become so gifted at landing supercheap tickets and getting the most out of his frequent-flier miles that he has booked an epic world trip that spans 13 countries, 20,000 miles, and 21 flights — all free.<p>He told Business Insider his process was a "labor of love" and that he enjoyed finding …

Fear of spiders in our DNA, according to new study

Researchers claim our ancestors developed an ability to spot and identify spiders quickly as part of a necessary survival instinct<p>A fear of spiders could be something we are born with rather than something we learn, according to a new scientific study.<p>Research suggests that arachnophobia could be …

Biology

How I Use Black Tape on My Fujifilm X100 for Street Photography

You can solve everything with black tape. If not, you just don’t have enough tape.<p>In this post, I’ll show you how I prepare my Fujifilm X100 camera …

6 American habits I lost when I moved to Peru

1. Ordering seafood past 2 p.m.<p>Listen, I grew up in the Laurel Highlands of Western Pennsylvania, where buying truly “fresh” seafood was never an …

An alternative 13 best books about science?

What books do you think people should read to understand science - not just its content, but also its history and place in society?<p>Yesterday the Nobel Prize-winner Steven Weinberg offered Guardian readers his 13 best science books for the general reader. It garnered plenty of comments, on the post …

12 Foods To Eat When You're Totally Stressed Out

<i>By Lindsay Funston</i><p>When work deadlines begin piling up and your social calendar is booked, the last thing you want to hear is to steer clear of the vending machine. Who has time for healthy eating? But when it comes to combating stress levels, what you eat may actually help relieve your tension. …

Nutrition

Hanging Out in Hanging Lake (Colorado Rocky Mountains)

Photo Credit Heather Hummel Photography<p>While living in Colorado a few years ago, a friend took me on a hike to Hanging Lake in Glenwood Springs. She mentioned that it was an easy hike, and it was in fact moderate with rocks acting as steps much of the way. The added bonus was the river that flowed …

How do you dismantle a nuclear submarine?

When nuclear-powered submarines reach the end of their lives, dismantling them is a complicated and laborious process. Paul Marks investigates.<p>Nuclear submarines have long been a favourite in popular fiction. From movies such as The Hunt for Red October to long-running TV series like Voyage to the …

Military

Can parental training improve the course of autism?

A new study tests a controversial idea: that the everyday interactions between caregiver and child can change the way autism develops<p><i>This story was originally published on 23 March on sfari.org, an editorially independent division of SimonsFoundation.org</i><p>One afternoon in October 2012, a …

Sound scientific thinking finds a cleaner way to extinguish fires

US university students discover how to use sonic waves to suppress flames, avoiding the need for toxic chemicals<p>It happens so quickly you almost don’t believe it: Seth Robertson and Viet Tran ignite a fire, snap on their low-rumbling bass frequency generator and extinguish the flames in seconds. …

Newly Discovered ‘Punk Rock’ Rain Frog Grows Spikes on Demand

A fingernail-size frog that can morph its skin texture from spiny to smooth in just minutes is the first shape-shifting amphibian ever found, according to a new report. The tiny "mutable rain frog" (Pristimantis mutabilis) was discovered on the western slopes of Ecuador's Andes Mountains, in a …

Zoology

9 Under-The-Radar Attractions In The U.S.

The Grand Canyon. The Statue of Liberty. Mount Rushmore. These iconic tourist attractions are definitely on everyone's must-see list, but there are also a number of hidden gems throughout the country that often go unnoticed. From a ride through the mountains of Nevada on a railway dating back 100 …

Study shows humans are evolving faster than previously thought

Results of largest ever genetics study of a single population could also help refine dates for major events during human evolution<p>Humans are evolving more rapidly than previously thought, according to the largest ever genetics study of a single population.<p>Scientists reached the conclusion after …

Your poop-water contains valuable metals

Americans are flushing a lot of valuable metals, according to new research by the United States Geological Survey. For eight years, researchers took monthly samples from wastewater treatment plants across the country and cataloged what they found. Silver was particularly common, appearing at an …

7 Secrets To Ultra-Cheap Europe Flights

As the euro falls against the dollar and the weather warms, now is the time to book a trip across the pond. But a favorable exchange rate won't help you get there for less. That's where we come in. Here are seven tried-and-true booking strategies for nabbing the absolute cheapest flight to</b> …

Caminito Del Rey, World's Most Dangerous Walkway, Set To Reopen Next Week

Thrill-seekers who really want to walk on the wild side need to head to southern Spain ASAP. There, in the village of El Chorro, they will find Caminito del Rey, aka the world's most dangerous walkway.<p>Previously closed for repairs to fix deteriorating pathways, Caminito del Rey will officially …

Google made a tablet for Ebola fighters that can be sanitized with chlorine

The tablet is encased in polycarbonate<p>Doctors working to fight Ebola in West Africa must wear full body suits, gloves, and masks in 90-degree weather. They also work with limited resources — one important, but laborious aspect of treating Ebola involves recording medical information on paper. …