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Closest Pluto images ever returned

New images from New Horizons’ July flyby of Pluto are among the sharpest of another world, other than those closely orbited or landed upon.<p>Here are …

Lack of respect for elderly may be fuelling Alzheimer's epidemic, warn scientists

Elderly people who believe negative sterotypes about ageing are more likely to develop dementia, scientists have shown<p>Lack of respect for the elderly in western societies could be fuelling the Alzheimer’s epidemic and simply allowing people to grow old gracefully could prevent dementia, scientists …

Dementia

How a 5-Ounce Bird Stores 10,000 Maps in Its Head

It weighs only four or five ounces, its brain practically nothing, and yet, oh my God, what this little bird can do. It’s astonishing.<p>Around now, as we begin December, the Clark’s nutcracker has, conservatively, 5,000 (and up to 20,000) treasure maps in its head. They’re accurate, detailed, and …

A Peek Inside The Orion Spacecraft That Will Fly Us To Mars

It doesn't yet have the sleek design of SpaceX's Crew Dragon, but it's still pretty epic<p>The length of humanity's planned journey to Mars will be much more than the 6 months or so that it'll take to fly there. Though NASA plans to send astronauts to the red planet sometime in the 2030s or 40s, it's …

Monstrous baby galaxies in dark matter

This nest of monstrous baby galaxies, 11.5 billion light-years away, appears to reside at the junction of gigantic filaments in a web of dark …

Galaxies

Stonehenge Rocks Might Have Come From Other Monuments

Is Stonehenge a second-hand wonder? New research suggests that many of its stones were probably taken from other monuments.<p>Scientists excavated two quarries in Wales and found rocks that matched the "bluestones" at Stonehenge. That led them to conclude that the bluestones were previously used in …

Watch The USS Zumwalt's First Tests At Sea

The Navy's crazy new ship is getting its sea legs<p>The USS <i>Zumwalt</i> is boldly bringing the United States Navy into the future. Built to carry railguns and laser weapons that don’t quite exist yet, the sleek destroyer has a weird stealthy body more in line with something Darth Vader would command than …

A Skin Patch Of Ibuprofen Applies Medication Directly To Pain

More targeted relief<p>The University of Warwick in the United Kingdom and its spinoff company, Medherant, have created the first patch to deliver ibuprofen through the skin. The NSAID (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug) is used for pain relief and fever reduction, and is used as an …

You Can Now Pilot The Millennium Falcon In Google Street View

Not available on Coruscant, sadly<p>Han Solo’s Millennium Falcon may be among the fastest ships in the <i>Star Wars</i> universe, but it’s never had to contend with London traffic. In time for the hotly anticipated <i>Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens</i> coming out next week (December 17), a fan has released …

U.S. Cargo Craft Arrives at Space Station

Train Your Brain to Get Happy

It seems as though every few months another book is published that purports to have discovered the ultimate cure for an unhappy life. Some tout …

6 Scientific Facts About Happiness

Happiness. To some people, the emotion feels like a nebulous concept. And while happiness itself is a subjective experience, the ways in which we can …

Attitudes Of Truly Happy People That You Can Learn

Without realizing it, you may be inviting a serious threat to your happiness into your psyche every day.<p>Unchecked, it could take hold of your upbeat …

This May Be the Best Prescription for Happiness

<b>"Less me, more we."</b><p>We hear this all the time: It has kept psychiatrists like me in business for years. But while I agree with the overall message, it …

Happiness

Mindful People Have Less Belly Fat

Research about the effects of mindfulness is becoming ever more robust. Studies suggest that having an awareness of your own physical and mental …

Mindfulness

Meet the happiest man in the world: The Dalai Lama's right-hand man reveals the key to contentment

He has written bestselling books, led world finance leaders in meditation and been dubbed the most contented person on the planet. But as …

This Country Is the Happiest in the World

<i>This story was updated April 27 at 8:10 a.m. EDT.</i><p>The happiest country in the world isn't in the tropics, as you might expect, but is known for its …

Happiness

Hang out with giraffes at this luxury lodge in Kenya

Giraffe Manor is a luxury lodge in Nairobi, Kenya, that lets you live among the tallest mammals in the world.<p>Giraffes hang out all around the lodge, but the best part is sitting down for a meal — because the giraffes will poke their heads through the window and join you, allowing you to pet and …

What $150 gets you in hotels around the world

Part of the fun when you're traveling on a budget? Finding that cool (and affordable) hotel worth writing home about.<p>Here's what you can get for $150 right now in 10 cities around the world.

12 Incredible Places to Visit in Turkey

Turkey is home to some of the most beautiful, historical and geographically diverse places on Earth. Here are 12 places that I can't wait to visit the next time I go to Turkey.<p>1. Cappadocia<p>photo: wikimedia.org<p>2. Grand Bazaar, Istanbul<p>photo: capetoeuro.com<p>3. Pamukkale Thermal Pools<p>photo: …

5 Best Things To Do In Cambridge

When visiting Cambridge, most people make it a day trip, taking one of numerous trains from London, and are back in the city's fog before night time. However, Cambridge has a lot to offer, and you can easily spend the whole week exploring its secrets. If time is limited, though, here are my</b> …

Wonderland: London in Winter

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>Some cities close their doors when winter strikes and the weather makes sightseeing a frigid ordeal. Not <b>London</b>.<p>Though skies can be gray, you’ll also get plenty of crisp, clear days. The museums, shows, restaurants, and quaint pubs are as tempting as ever and—Christmas week …

England

RANKED: The top 10 hottest YouTube videos of the year

The ranked selection spans from TV show clips to well-thought out pranks.<p>Check out how many you've seen, and which one claimed the top spot as hottest video of the year:

Jon Hamm Steals All the Thunder in a Hilarious, Cameo-Filled Star Wars 'SNL' Sketch

By Dustin Rowles | Saturday Night Live | November 22, 2015 | Comments ()<p>By Dustin Rowles | Saturday Night Live | November 22, 2015 |<p>We’ll have the …

Hilarious 'Star Wars' parody features Donald Trump as Darth Vader

A new day, a new ‘Star Wars’ parody. But just when you think you’ve lost all hope, in comes a new parody to restore your faith in YouTube.<p>The …

NASA Spotted an Object 3.3 Billion Miles Away From the Sun

NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft captured the closest-ever look at a small object in the solar system’s distant Kuiper Belt, the ring of icy bodies and …

Astronomy