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World's Largest Digital Camera Gets Funding Go-Ahead

Plans to build "the world's largest digital camera" took one step closer to fruition as funding was approved for the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope's massive 3.2-gigapixel sensor. The camera, which is part of a telescope to be built in the mountains of Chile, will be the size of a small car and …

U.S. Dept. of Energy

Eat within 12-hour window to lose weight, say scientists

Simply sticking to a 12-hour eating window could be the key to losing weight without restricting calories<p>Dieters hoping to shed the pounds should watch the clock as much as their calories after scientists discovered that limiting the hours we eat stops weight gain.<p>Confining meals to a 12 hour …

The Nutrient That Kills 1.65 Million People Every Year

Must-read important new info<p>In alarming news, a new study published in <i>The New England Journal of Medicine</i> found that there are an estimated 1.65 million deaths worldwide linked to high sodium consumption each year.<p>For the study, researchers first analyzed data from 205 surveys of sodium intake from …

Nutrition

6 Ways Running Improves Your Health

Running is not only great for the soul but good for your well-being.<p>You’ve probably heard it said that exercise is medicine. Well, it’s not just a saying; it’s the truth. There’s a raft of scientific evidence that proves that regular exercise (150 minutes per week, which is about 30 minutes five …

Underwater Pictures Capture Life Inside World's Newest Marine Sanctuary

How Better Glass Can Save Hundreds of Millions of Birds a Year

We can prevent birds from flying into windows with current technologies—experts say we just need the will.<p>We may be embarrassed to admit it, but we've all done it: run headlong into a window or sliding glass door that we just didn't see.<p>People usually escape with only a bruised ego. But when birds …

Autism’s Gut-Brain Connection

The different gut bacteria in autistic individuals may be contributing to the disorder.<p>Stress can send your stomach into a painful tailspin, causing cramps, spasms and grumbling. But trouble in the gut can also affect the brain.<p>This two-way relationship may be an unlikely key to solving one of …

In her early 20s, Christine Kenneally discovered something about her Australian forebears that upended her sense of identity and family history. In her new book, <i>The Invisible History of the Human Race: How DNA and History Shape Our Identities and Our Futures</i>, she explores the power of DNA to reveal …

Rise in Weight Linked to Cognitive Decline in Older Adults

Obesity could cause shrinkage in a brain area critical to long-term memory.<p>An expanding waistline may lead to a shriveled brain, new research suggests.<p>In a long-term study of people in their early 60s, a brain region called the hippocampus shrank close to 2 percent a year in those who were obese—a …

A Slew of Coal Plants Get New Lease on Life—With Gas

"Repowering" projects in New York and elsewhere are provoking battles.<p><b>Old U.S. coal-fired power plants, the target of new anti-pollution rules, aren't necessarily shutting down. Many are getting a second life as they're "repowered" with natural gas.</b><p>Decisions to keep running these plants—which are …

Week's Best Space Pictures: Cosmic Web, Martian Vistas, and Earth From Above

A volcano awakens, scientists spin a massive cosmic web, and NASA's Mars rover continues to climb Mount Sharp.

Weird Animal Question of the Week: How Do Moose Get So Big Eating Plants?

Herbivores get energy directly from the source, which allows them to become bigger than carnivores.<p>Carnivores may be at the top of the food chain, but herbivores are often the bigger guns (or guts) on the ladder. What makes them so big?<p>For Weird Animal Question of the Week, I took the author's …

Food Gadgets: Past, Present and Future - Eat: The Story of Food Article

For generations, inventors have been striving to develop labor-saving gizmos that will make our culinary efforts more pleasant and enjoyable. Some of their inspirations became popular, while others proved impractical or unwanted. Here’s a look at some of the cleverest, most innovative and/or …

Kitchens

NASA is the first to 3D-print objects in space

Replacement parts could allow astronauts to travel further from Earth<p>Astronauts aboard the International Space Station came a step closer to self-sufficiency yesterday by successfully manufacturing the first 3D-printed part to be produced in space. The printer, installed aboard the ISS last week by …

Study: Most Americans Don’t Understand How the Internet Works

Most American Internet users aren’t familiar with the concepts underpinning the Internet and common technology, a survey released Tuesday found.<p>Pew …

Breath test that tells you if you have lung cancer

Lung cancer can now be detected earlier than ever before using a new 'breathalyser', designed by scientists from the University of Cambridge<p>Scientists can now detect early-stage lung cancer before any symptoms develop, using a new British invention.<p>A new breathalyser, which has been likened to a …

The 30 best closing lines in films

The Holiday Gift Guide for Seattle Food Lovers

Frequent sightings of red cups clutched by people wearing mittens confirm any suspicions: the holiday season is here. The Eater Seattle team has hand-picked food and drink-centric gifts perfect for the discerning home cooks and food-slash-booze enthusiasts in your life. From online barbecue lessons …

The 10 moments that changed science and engineering: in pictures - Telegraph

Photograph: RIKEN CDB<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2014/11/26/1417001524832/97ca2784-409e-4ef2-a284-5e7bd4a3cc0f-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: RIKEN …

How Close Are You to a Superfund Site?

In 1980 Congress created the Superfund to pay for the cleanup of the country’s most hazardous waste sites. There are currently more than 1,700 of these waste sites.<p>How close are you<br>to a Superfund site?

A Secret Message Hidden In A CIA Sculpture 25 Years Ago Might Finally Be Solved

The sculpture is 12 feet high, and stands on the grounds of the CIA complex in Langley, Virginia. American artist Jim Sanborn built it 25 years ago.<p>Kryptos contains four hidden messages, carved out of metal. Those four messages are the clues to a riddle. Sanborn has hinted that solving the riddle …

Boy's fatal shooting by Cleveland police sparks call for replica guns to be marked

As Cleveland officials investigate a police shooting of a 12-year-old African American boy who was brandishing a fake gun at a Cleveland playground, one state lawmaker is calling for such toys to be specially marked.<p>The boy, identified over the weekend by the Cuyahoga county medical examiner’s …