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The 'Earth Next Door' May Have a Breathable Atmosphere - And We Could Find Out in 2 Years

Eep.<p>The funny thing about the discovery of Proxima b - the closest planet to our Solar System, which is also rocky, Earth-sized, and potentially …

Universe

The Hunt for Vulcan by Thomas Levenson review - Newton, Einstein and the invisible planet

It’s a story that has been told many times, but this new take on the revolution in astronomy from Newton to Einstein is a fresh, smartly-paced read<p>Isaac Newton set it up for Albert Einstein: he calculated a system of heavenly motion that governed the entire measurable cosmos. He then added a …

Physics

Michael Eavis: 'I fear for Glastonbury festival after last-minute Longleat snub'

Lord Bath, the eccentric owner of Wiltshire’s Longleat estate, has been overruled by his own son in his quest to host the Glastonbury festival – raising fears over its future.<p>Plans were afoot to move the music event, which attracts up to 250,000 revellers each year, 20 miles from its home near the …

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This awesome Chrome extension lets you share account logins without showing your password

When season four of <i>Orange is the New Black</i> arrived on Netflix back in June, I was bombarded with messages from friends asking if they could use my account to stream all 13 new episodes of the show. I reluctantly had to refuse. They weren’t shocked, though. They expected that to be my response.<p>The …

Replace Your Gas Generator With a Clean, Battery-Powered One

Get portable power without messy gas or fumes.<p>Portable power has been the domain of gas generators for decades, but battery-powered generators are starting to pop up, offering a cleaner option for DIYers, campers, tailgaters, and around the home use.<p>What keeps these battery-powered generators from …

Clean Energy

The 'Impossible' EM Drive Is About to Be Tested in Space

Time to get to the bottom of this crazy thing.<p>An actual EM Drive is about to be launched into space for the first time, so scientists can finally …

Space Travel

Here come 'Awareness of Things' gadgets

While nobody was paying attention, a wonderful new class of mobile gadget emerged.<p>These devices aren't wearables because you don't wear them. They're …

The Multiverse Idea Is Rotting Culture

What looks at first glance like an opening up of possibilities is actually an attack on the human imagination.<p>You might not like what I’m about to say about the multiverse. But don’t worry; you’ve already had your revenge. If there are an infinite number of parallel universes, there will be any …

Multiverse

Lost festival: blacked-out buses, secret locations and absolutely no phones

These days, going to a festival is much more than just a camping jaunt to see bands.<p>What are you going to call the photo album on Facebook? How many portable chargers will one phone drain? These 21st-century concerns can distract from the task at hand – having a blowout wild enough to keep you …

Text Messaging

Drug Myths – Addiction Science Research and Education Center

For accurate scientific information on alcohol- and other drugs, see “Alcohol Facts” and “Drug Facts” on this website. The reader is referred to the …

11 Scientific Tips That Will Help You Learn Anything Faster - And Actually Remember It

Hack the learning process.<p>Kids can and should practice the skill of learning if they want a fighting chance at fulfilling all those lofty goals their …

Harvard Business School

The ISIS Hostage: My Torturers Were Not Evil

Daniel Rye Ottosen has just returned to the Malawian town of Chikwawa from a week in the bush with a small family, surviving on a bland dough known …

MIT Invented A Single Sensor To Monitor The Power Used By Every Gadget In Your Home

Forget annoying smart appliances and an app for every gadget. Monitor all your home energy use in unprecedented detail.<p>Perhaps you want to monitor the gadgets and appliances in your home, but you don’t want to buy a ton of extra gadgets to do it. That’s a shame, because knowing how much electricity …

Awesome Video Compares the Size of Different Planets and Stars in the Universe

If you want to feel small and get a sense for the awesomely overwhelming scale of the universe and all of its planets and stars and empty space, …

Universe

Bobby Sands: 66 Days is a searing, indelible portrait of martyrdom - review

<b>Director: Brendan J Byrne. 15 cert, 106 mins.</b><p>Bobby Sands: 66 Days, the new film from the Belfast-born documentarian Brendan J. Byrne, could be accused of mythologising its subject. And while that reaction would be understandable, it’s also wrong. Byrne’s film is concerned with the process and …

Franz Kafka

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Growing Stars Are Tidying the Universe

The world is kind of a mess these days, but at least our universe is cleaning itself up.* Astronomers say rapidly forming stars are gobbling up more …

Kayla Itsines on the 28-minute workout you can do from home

Kayla Itsines, probably the most influential fitness blogger in the world right now - well that's what the 10 million-and-rising members of her #BBG (Bikini Body Guide) community would tell you at least.<p>Why? Because this 24-year-old Australian has got her motivational patter, and fitness plan, for …

Fitness

Caroline Aherne: tributes pour in for creative force behind The Royle Family

One of Britain’s best loved comedians, Caroline Aherne, has died at the age of 52 following a battle with lung cancer.<p>Aherne, whose influential and innovative comic creations included <i>The Royle Family</i>, <i>The Fast Show</i> and her spoof chat host Mrs Merton, died at her home in Greater Manchester on …

Entertainment

Your Brain Is On Autopilot More Than You Think–Here’s How To Wake It Up

It isn’t that we’re making bad decisions. More often, we aren’t even aware there’s a decision to make.<p>Wednesday. Hump Day. The part of the week when we’re over the hill and begin sliding toward the weekend. If hitting midweek feels even a little bit better than slogging through Monday or Tuesday …

Fun-Da-Mental

You Don't Think You Like People Like Me

Farewell, Glastonbury’s plastic portable toilets: organic loos offer sweet relief

For decades they have been the worst part of Glastonbury, and an inevitable talking point among the traumatised revellers who dare to enter them. But no more. The plastic portable toilet is on the way out at this year’s festival, which starts on Wednesday, after organisers decided it was causing …

Portable

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Scientists have detected colliding black holes for the 2nd time — and it’s going to revolutionize our perception of the universe

These gravitational waves were generated by two black holes — eight and 14 times the mass of the sun — merging together 1.4 billion light years away from Earth.<p>This produced a spinning black hole 21 times the mass of the sun. It also released enough energy to rival the mass of the Sun in the form …

LIGO

Grace VanderWaal - I Don't Know My Name (Original)

Can we stop pretending the original Ghostbusters is a masterpiece?

Power up your proton pack, try not to cross the streams and wipe that marshmallow off your face (it is marshmallow, isn’t it?). Wednesday June 8 is Ghostbusters Day, celebrating the blockbuster comedy about three parapsychologists starting a New York spook-hunting business, which was released on …

Groundhog Day

Ghostbusters: 10 things you didn't know about the original movie

<b>1. It was originally called Ghost Smashers</b><p>Ghostbusters star and screenwriter Dan Aykroyd originally conceived the film as a futuristic epic, where teams of “ghostmashers” battled dozens of giant monsters: estimates at the time placed the budget for his original vision somewhere in the region of …

Bill Murray

How does long-term marijuana use affect the brain?

Jason Redmond/Reuters<p>Marijuana's official designation as a Schedule 1 drug — something with "no accepted medical use" — means it is pretty tough to study.<p>Yet numerous anecdotal reports, as well as some studies, have linked marijuana with several purported health benefits, from pain relief to …

The Brain

Where's the edge of the universe?

We all know that the universe is expanding, right? Well, if you weren't aware, now you are. We live in an expanding universe: Every galaxy is flying away from every other galaxy. This naturally leads to a common question: If the universe is expanding, what's it expanding <i>into</i>? More universe? …