Catherine Knight

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Astronaut Edgar Mitchell: what I learnt from going to the moon

Apollo astronaut Edgar Mitchell, describes the experience of being the sixth man to walk on the moon, and explains how the experience changed him<p>The Apollo programme is falling into history at an alarming rate – Neil Armstong is dead, and it’s hard to believe the first moon landing happened nearly …

Five Powerful Tools for Writers

Whether you’re gearing up for NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) or just want some new writing tools to help things along, here are some great …

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eBook Author Resource List – Marketing, Design Services, Information Sources, Reviews, Interviews, Resource Profiles, Book List and more

One of the most frequent questions asked by eBook authors is “What are the best sources of information to help me write, publish and market my book?” …

Screenplay Format: Your 30-step Guide

Screenplay Format – Your 30-step Guide<p>Before you start writing the next great film, it is essential that you have a comprehensive understanding of …

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The Most Popular Words Used In Classic Books (INFOGRAPHIC)

Walt Whitman's <i>Leaves of Grass</i> has a reputation for championing the individual ("I am large, I contain multitudes"), so it's surprising that the most frequently used word in the poem -- "all" -- applies to the collective or universal.<p>A word cloud generated on WordItOut.com shows that "one," "body," …

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I think it does. Done right, your story could mean a lot to a reader. In fact, it might even change somebody’s life.<p>Think I’m being dramatic? Follow …

31 Secrets to Writing the Perfect Cover Letter

<i>This post is in partnership with The Muse. The article below was originally published on The Muse.</i><p>Ah, the dreaded cover letter. Every time you sit …

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Sourcebooks NEXT Blog

<i>The following article on Sourcebooks CEO Dominique Raccah ran in Bookselling This Weeky by the American Booksellers Association.<br>​</i><br>Dominique Raccah, …

Your Guide to Travel + Leisure on Flipboard

When “Camera and Travel” became “Travel + Leisure” in 1971, it combined the renowned photography of the former with the most experienced travel …

Spencer Wells: Are All Human Beings Related?

<i>Part 1 of the</i> TED Radio Hour <i>episode</i> How It All Began.<p><b>About Spencer Wells' TED Talk</b><p>Geneticist Spencer Wells describes how he uses DNA samples to trace our individual origins going back 2,000 generations.<p><b>About Spencer Wells</b><p>Written in our DNA, we have a historical document that takes us back in time …

Spencer Wells: Why Did Humans Migrate Out Of Africa?

<i>Part 5 of the</i> TED Radio Hour <i>episode</i> How It All Began.<p><b>About Spencer Wells's TED Talk</b><p>Geneticist Spencer Wells tells the story of early humans, and our eventual migration from Africa.<p><b>About Spencer Wells</b><p>Humans have remarkably little genetic variation for a species of large apes. We're remarkably inbred …

How Science Saved a Priceless Work of Art

Harvard University's Mark Rothko murals appeared to be damaged beyond repair. Until they invented a new kind of repair.<p><b>You hear Harvard University and think: Smart</b> people there. They ought to know how to preserve great art. So it was baffling and a little tragic when, in the 1960s and '70s, the …

Curiosity: It Helps Us Learn, But Why?

How does a sunset work? We love to look at one, but Jolanda Blackwell wanted her eighth-graders to really think about it, to wonder and question.<p>So Blackwell, who teaches science at Oliver Wendell Holmes Junior High in Davis, Calif., had her students watch a video of a sunset on YouTube as part of …

Blue light sets off ‘battle’ in your eyeball

Researchers have teased apart the separate biological responses of the human eye to blue light, revealing an unexpected contest for control.<p>Their …

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Monster Sunspot Threatens Earth With Solar Storms

Changing Planet<p><b>The solar eclipse may steal the week’s heavenly headlines, but a monster sunspot—the likes of which hasn’t been seen for years—has turned toward Earth and may spew some serious solar storms.</b><p>From the moment the gigantic sunspot cluster known as AR 2192 appeared on the eastern side of …

Scientist trumps his own work three weeks after winning the Nobel Prize

If you'd just won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry, no-one would blame you if you took a quick trip to Disneyland, or at least a few days to catch up on <i>Orange is the New Black</i>. Eric Betzig, however, had other plans, since shortly after he was told he was receiving the accolade for revolutionizing the …

Powerful New Microscope Allows Scientists To View The World Like Never Before

You've never seen cells up-close quite like this.<p>Developed at Howard Hughes Medical Institute, a powerful new microscope can record the activity of living cells, molecules, and embryos in 3D and in real-time. Just check out the video above that shows a HeLa cell dividing, and prepare for your mind …

Enter Popular Science's 2015 Invention Awards

Got a world-changing creation? Tell us about it! You may be featured in our May 2015 inventions issue.<p>With the rise of open-source software and hardware, 3-D printing, and crowdfunding, it’s easier than ever to be a maker. Over the past year, some inventors have created potentially world-changing …

Milk Grown in a Lab Is Humane and Sustainable. But Can It Catch On?

Would consumers rather get milk from cows or from genetically engineered yeast?<p>The world's first test-tube hamburger has already been synthesized and cooked at a cost of more than $300,000. Now a pair of young bioengineers in Silicon Valley are trying to produce the first glass of artificial milk, …

3-D map of the adolescent universe

Using extremely faint light from galaxies 10.8-billion light years away, scientists have created one of the most complete, three-dimensional maps of …

Google executive sets new stratosphere skydive world record

(Reuters) - A skydiving Google executive is safely back on Earth after jumping out of a giant balloon floating in the stratosphere more than 25 miles (40 km) above New Mexico, a feat that broke the sound barrier and shattered a world altitude record.<p>Google's vice president Alan Eustace is seen …

How to Choose Binoculars for Astronomy and Skywatching

One of the easiest ways to take a spacewalk without ever leaving Earth is to scan the night sky with binoculars from the comfort of a reclining …

A 57-Year-Old Computer Scientist Just Dove 135,000 Feet From The Stratosphere

Shattering Felix Baumgartner's world record for freefall distance<p>When Feliz Baumgartner's dove 24 miles from Earth's upper atmosphere, he, along with his Red Bull sponsors, made sure millions of people would follow along. Today, Google vice president Alan Eustace dove from almost a mile …

You’re powered by quantum mechanics. No, really…

Every year, around about this time, thousands of European robins escape the oncoming harsh Scandinavian winter and head south to the warmer Mediterranean coasts. How they find their way unerringly on this 2,000-mile journey is one of the true wonders of the natural world. For unlike many other …

William Burroughs’s drugs cure inspires Alzheimer’s researcher

Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and motor neurone disease are the perennial neuro-degenerative afflictions which remind an ageing population that the human brain is still the final frontier of modern medicine.<p>Now, more than ever, the conundrum of the brain is a profound and fascinating mystery that is …

Note To The Skeptics: The World Will Change For Self-Driving Cars

Every new technology has skeptics at first, and self-driving cars are no exception. I am fully willing to hear these skeptics out, but the most common complaints today are just far too short-sighted to be taken seriously. What they miss is that big new technologies don’t just adapt to the world, …

Nearby Star Escapes Black Hole, But Loses Jupiter-Sized Chunk

In the closest near-miss event to be spotted near our galaxy, one lucky star escaped a supermassive black hole with just minor damage. The black hole …

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