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Virtual cocktail glass tricks the tongue into tasting the real thing without the calories

Dieting might not be so hard if unhealthy foods and drinks didn't taste so good, but a new device from the National University of Singapore (NUS) …

3D-printed live bacteria creates world's first "living tattoo"

A team at MIT has genetically modified bacteria cells and developed a new 3D printing technique to create a "living tattoo" that can respond to a …

Loss of the night: Light pollution rising rapidly on a global scale

<b>(CNN) —</b> Artificial lighting at night is contributing to an alarming increase in light pollution, both in amount and in brightness, affecting places all over the world, a new study has found.<p>Some regions have showed a steady increase in light pollution aligned with economic development, but more …

Breast Cancer

Darkest material on Earth creates a 'schism in space' for Winter Olympics

<b>(CNN) —</b> A building described as the "darkest on Earth" has been unveiled at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, in South Korea.<p>It's the work of British architect Asif Khan, who achieved the super-black effect by coating the building in a revolutionary material that absorbs 99% of light.<p>The Hyundai …

Winter Olympics

Meet 'Oumuamua, the first observed interstellar visitor to our solar system

<b>(CNN) —</b> On October 19, the Pan-STARRS 1 telescope in Hawaii spotted something strange zooming through our solar system. It turned out to be a visitor from beyond our solar system, and it's unlike anything astronomers have seen before.<p>It is the first observed object from outside our solar system, …

Universe

See 200-year-old grime disappear from painting - CNN Video

Watch 200 years of grime on a painting dissolve in seconds. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports "Lady In Red" is mesmerizing.

Turner Broadcasting

Buried letter at Auschwitz finally unearthed details horrors seen

A couple of months before Auschwitz was liberated in January 1945, a Jewish prisoner secretly wrote a letter outlining the horrors he had witnessed there. He placed it in a thermos, the thermos in a leather pouch, and he buried it.<p>Now, for the first time, Marcel Nadjari's words have been published …

US scientists awarded Nobel in medicine for body clock insights

<b>(CNN) —</b> Three US scientists have won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine "for their discoveries of molecular mechanisms controlling the circadian rhythm," otherwise known as our biological clock, the Nobel committee said.<p>Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W. Young were awarded the …

Nobel Prize

'Slackers' take to streets in protest at Macron's labour law reforms

Demonstrators and trade unionists have taken part in mass street protests across France against Emmanuel Macron’s overhaul of labour laws – the first strike action to face the new president.<p>The leftwing CGT union, France’s second biggest, called 4,000 strikes and protests on Tuesday, with public …

Europe

The most respected medical journal in the US just eviscerated a drug that's cost taxpayers over $1 billion

A new study published by JAMA Internal Medicine poses a really important question to lawmakers and taxpayers alike.<p>Over the past five years, why has the US government spent $1 billion on a drug that is no more effective than alternatives that are tens of thousands of dollars cheaper per …

12 of the best military museums around the world

<b>(CNN) —</b> The history of warfare is intertwined with that of mankind. And while, unfortunately, war is not a rare occurrence in history, it remains one of the most traumatic experiences that a nation and its inhabitants can endure.<p>No wonder then that museums have been set up around the world to …

Museums

Here's How To Get Free Beauty Products from Nordstrom

*click*<p>It's no secret that when you check out at online beauty retailers, most will let you toss in a few beauty samples for no cost at all. But as reported by <i>Allure</i>, there are some particularly excellent beauty samples being offered up by luxury retailer Nordstrom right now through their …

The life-saving browser shortcut everyone should know

I can't believe I'd never heard of Ctrl-Shift-T.<p>If I had a dollar for every time I'd accidentally closed a browser tab -- or worse, an entire windowful of 'em -- I'd be rich.<p>But there's a simple keyboard shortcut that can instantly correct this error: <b>Ctrl-Shift-T</b>.<p>Or <b>Apple-Shift-T</b>, if you're using a …

Google

USS Indianapolis discovered 18,000 feet below Pacific surface

<b>(CNN) —</b> It's been 72 years since the USS Indianapolis went missing after a Japanese submarine torpedoed it in the final days of World War II.<p>A team of civilian researchers led by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen discovered the cruiser's wreckage Friday on the floor of the Pacific Ocean, 18,000 feet …

Rowing

Rare Fancy Red diamond could sell for millions - CNN Style

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When life on Earth began, it was purple - CNN Video

The color purple could help us discover life on other planets. Animation by BUCK. See more in the Colorscope series here.

Turner Broadcasting

Blue whale replaces 'Dippy the Dinosaur' at Natural History Museum - after a bone-trembling scare for staff

A nail-biting three-year project to hang the enormous skeleton of a blue whale in the place of ‘Dippy the Dinosaur’ at London’s Natural History Museum almost ended in disaster when a crucial bolt sheared off mid-hoist, a new BBC behind-the-scenes film has revealed.<p>As the 4.5 tonne skeleton hung …

25 Bags That Look So Expensive, You Might Not Believe the Affordable Prices

We all have our designer bag favorites, but the joy of finding an affordable one is, well, unbeatable. Surprisingly, these hidden gems aren't impossible to shop for. You just have to know what to search for! A quick rule of thumb for purchasing bags that <i>look</i> more expensive than they are is to …

Fall Asleep in Iceland's 'Buubble' Hotel

Travelers who love sleeping in the great outdoors will want to stay in Iceland's cozy, inflatable igloos.<p>Buubble, the 5 Million Star Hotel in …

The Book That Changed My Life | Inc.com

Books can change lives. The transformational power of literature has helped start businesses, reveal career paths, build companies, explore the unknown, rediscover purpose, broaden minds, and even save lives. Because I believe so strongly in the importance of books, I'll be talking to people from …

Books

Scientists Have Set a Limit For Quantum Entanglement - And It's Really Freaking Powerful

Unbreakable at 30 times Earth's acceleration.<p>For the first time, scientists have subjected quantum entanglement to extreme levels of acceleration, …

Quantum Mechanics

UC Berkeley researchers spot never-before-seen lava waves on volcanic Io

The planets have aligned for researchers from UC Berkeley – quite literally.<p>A rare cosmic alignment enabled scientists to observe, for the first time, waves of lava bubbling across a giant molten lake on Jupiter's moon Io.<p>The researchers, who published their findings in Nature last week, first …

In a Death Spiral, Cassini Is Delivering Incredible Science - ExtremeTech

By on May 9, 2017 at 1:00 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Cassini has entered its stately death …

NASA: Nearby ocean worlds could be best bet for life beyond Earth

<b>(CNN) —</b> NASA has new evidence that the most likely places to find life beyond Earth are Jupiter's moon Europa or Saturn's moon Enceladus. In terms of potential habitability, Enceladus particularly has almost all of the key ingredients for life as we know it, researchers said.<p>New observations of …

Astronomy

7 Major Experiments That Still Haven’t Found What They’re Looking For - Facts So Romantic

Being an experimental scientist can sometimes seem like a thankless task. You may be used to reading headlines about experiments that end up making …

Dark Matter

Astronomers discover 7 Earth-sized planets orbiting nearby star

<b>(CNN) —</b> Astronomers have found at least seven Earth-sized planets orbiting the same star 40 light-years away, according to a study published Wednesday in the journal Nature. The findings were also announced at a news conference at NASA Headquarters in Washington.<p>This discovery outside of our solar …

Universe

This little electrical gadget is about to be your new best friend

You might think there is nothing exciting about a power cord, nothing that’s worth actually writing an entire article about.<p>You’d be wrong.<p>You see, …

Hubble Captures Incredible View of Galaxy-Sized Maser

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center recently released a stunning image by the Hubble Space Telescope of a megamaser—a galaxy that is basically one giant …