Louis Lee Nichols

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How to survive if you get stranded on an island in the middle of nowhere

What is one supposed to do, if you find yourself in the middle of nowhere? Here are some tips and advice on how to stay alive in the most deserted places.<p><b>Follow Tech Insider:</b>On Facebook


Luc Besson says 'The Fifth Element' was a 'nightmare'

The "Valerian" director looks back on the painful process of creating his colourful sci-fi classic, as well as his favourite moment from the film.

Science Fiction

Accepting your darkest emotions is the key to psychological health

Rumi, the 13th-century Sufi poet, famously compared emotions—”a joy, a depression, a meanness”—to “unexpected visitors.” His advice was to let them in laughing, but that’s not what we do. Instead, we pretend not to notice, or even hide. We want to bury resentment and anger, or trade loneliness in …


This futuristic NASA ship could reach the edge of the solar system

It took the Voyager 1 spacecraft over three decades to leave the solar system (and scientists still aren't sure when it did). We need a new method of propulsion that will transport spacecraft faster than ever before. NASA is one of a few agencies developing a new way to sail through space, on the …


The Organic Tampon Debate: Here’s Everything You Need to Know

Last week, Lena Dunham Instagrammed an illustrated story about the first time she got her period, outlining the embarrassment, the fear, and the learning curve that accompanied the moment on a mountain when her hiking shorts soaked with blood and her father told her she had become “a woman.” In the …

Escape Reality With These 4 Fantastic Sci-Fi Novels

Summer is quickly approaching, with its scorchingly hot afternoons and languid vacation days; a perfect time to escape the crazy pull of work, …

The Future Of Astronomy: Thousands Of Radio Telescopes That Can See Beyond The Stars

How can you see neutral atoms? After all, unless you’re dealing in either reflected light or with atoms that are themselves in an excited state, neutral atoms are some of the most optically boring materials that there are. Atoms are made of negatively charged electrons surrounding a positively …


A Powerful Energy Beam in Space Seems to Exceed the Speed of Light

A Fascinating Cosmic Q-Tip<p>In the Galaxy M87 (which was created when two other galaxies merged), a jet of hot plasma — caused by gas being sucked into …

Traces of Genetic Trauma Can Be Tweaked

Trauma can be passed down to offspring due to epigenetic changes in DNA. But positive experiences seem able to correct that. Erika Beras reports.