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The Dyson Sphere -- Not Just Science Fiction

A few years ago I wrote on The Huffington Post about author Raoul Peter Mongilardi's <i>Next To The Gods</i>, a complex, world-building four book series of science fiction. In it, the Aurocerians, an alien race of beings have created a Dyson Sphere, an impenetrable constructed barrier encompassing an …

Universe

Where And How To Sift For Your Own Fossils

A simple tool you can make yourself, and 27 great locations to try it out<p>You don’t need to be a paleontologist or travel through remote canyons to find exquisite fossils. The teeth, shells, and bones of ancient animals could lurk in a creek, quarry, or on a beach near you. Once you find a good …

My husband was laid off. Here’s what happened to our parenting.

By Natalie Singer-Velush<p>The day my husband, along with thousands of other employees, was laid off from his job at a large technology company near our hometown of Seattle, I raced in our minivan to pick him up from the curb. As he slumped in the passenger seat, we both looked at each other, …

Interstellar was right. Falling into a black hole is not the end, says Stephen Hawking

“If you feel you are in a black hole, don’t give up, there’s a way out,” Stephen Hawking told the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm<p>Interstellar was right. Falling into a black hole is not the end, professor Stephen Hawking has claimed.<p>Although physicists had assumed that all matter must be …

In the Jungle, You Can Swim in a Stream of Stars

Two weeks ago, I was staring at an unbelievably star-studded sky. We were in the Peruvian Amazon, far from city lights, and had set up camp along the Alto Madre de Dios, one of the region’s mighty rivers. I wasn’t there to star gaze – my assignment was to report on the jungle tribe that has been …

Here's What Happened to 1 Man When He Ate 40 Teaspoons of Sugar a Day

It wasn't pretty.<p>Sugar is everywhere and it's in so much of the food that makes up a Western diet, but for the past six years, Australian filmmaker Damon Gameau has managed to steer relatively clear of added sugars. He then voluntarily decided to consume 40 teaspoons of sugar a day (or the amount …

Diabetes

We're tantalizingly close to a new era in childbirth

Shutterstock<p>Like many people of her generation, Miriam Zoll wanted to wait to have kids. She had seen headlines about 45-year-old women having their …

Pregnancy

I’m pregnant and I have an eating disorder

Leila remembers shoving her finger down her throat until her lunch emptied into the toilet. She hoped the baby growing inside her, now six months along, would be okay.<p>It would be easy to dismiss this scenario as something that never happens. It's hard to understand how any mother would deny her …

3 Mothers Who Breastfed Other Babies: "It's Natural"

Because parents deserve to feed their babies without being judged.<p>Last week, the Facebook pro-breastfeeding page Mama Bean posted a photo of Pennsylvania mother Jessica Anne Colletti, 27, breastfeeding two children at once. Her own 16-month-old son was latched onto one breast while her friend's …

Plane struck by lightning on tarmac at US airport

A passenger stranded at a US airport during a torrential downpour has captured the moment lightning struck a packed Delta Airlines jet as it waited …

Inflatable ‘space elevator’ invented by scientists

It is an idea that every small child has had at some point. Instead of sending up rockets into space, why not simply build a huge lift.<p>Now a Canadian firm has been granted a patent for a ‘space elevator’ which will shoot cargo 12.4 miles into the stratosphere from where it can be launched more …

15 Ways to Brighten Up Your Garden on a Budget

<i>“How to save money fast?”</i><p>This is the question asked by all of us not in the top 1% of rich people.<p>If you are looking for ways to drastically reduce …

Personal Finance

Mysterious 'Stonehenge' Monolith Found Off Sicily's Coast

This suggests ancient people were surprisingly sophisticated.<p>In deep water off the coast of Sicily, scientists have found a large and very mysterious monolith that is believed to have been hewn from rock some 10,000 years ago.<p>"Considering its shape and length, it can be called a Stonehenge-type …

Tomb of Nefertiti, Egypt's mysterious ancient queen, may have been found

The apparent discovery, based on scans of King Tutankhamun’s burial chamber, could yield treasure beyond what was found in his famous resting place<p>Hidden doorways in the ancient Egyptian tomb of King Tutankhamun may lead to the long-lost resting place of Queen Nefertiti, a scientist has …

Staving Off Alzheimer's

Alzheimer's - already afflicting well over five million Americans -- is expected to claim more than 16 million of us by 2050 if a cure isn't found. Today it is at the top of the Bad News list of potential diagnoses for almost anyone over 50. Justifiably so, since the Centers for Disease Control and …

Dementia

Big Dipper to Polaris, Mizar, Alcor

Tonight, notice the two outer stars in the bowl of the Big Dipper – Dubhe and Merak. They always point to Polaris, the North Star. And Polaris is …

How to celebrate International Cat Day

Finally, a day for the Internet to celebrate cats.<p>August 8 marks "International Cat Day", a holiday created by the International Fund for Animal …

My Cat Appears To Be Growing A Kitten Out Of His Belly

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Garden: Pool Style Little Pool Style Yard Backyard Styles That Are Little Deluxe In Ground Pools, beautiful pool, backyard pool

Pool Style Little Pool Style Yard Backyard Styles That Are Little Deluxe In Ground Pools<p>Home » Garden » 10 Beautiful Pools in Small Backyards …

Growing raspberries, strawberries and berries

The strawberry, you will be reminded by its professional admirers, is not even a berry. Neither, for that matter, is the raspberry, the boysenberry …

My Township Calls My Lawn ‘a Nuisance’—But Still I Refuse to Mow It

A mutilated garter snake, a sliced frog and countless slashed grasshoppers. That was the scene of carnage in my yard in September, after local …

Garden inspiration: wonderful water features - Telegraph