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Potato plant discovered by Charles Darwin to go on display after being found in cupboard

A potato plant collected by Charles Darwin during his voyage on HMS Beagle is among dozens of rare botanical items to go on display to the public for the first time.<p>The plant specimen was re-discovered in a cupboard of the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) five years ago after being discovered by …

Gardening

This Time-Lapse Shows a Massive Dust Storm Sweeping Across Arizona

The 2018 monsoon season has arrived in the American Southwest, and on July 9th, photographer Jesse Watson drove out into the desert to capture some …

Time-lapse Photography

This Tiny Fern Is the "Most Economically Important' Fern On Earth

Meet the plant nicknamed 'green manure.'<p>Much like Frodo in <i>The Lord of the Rings</i>, the fern <i>Azolla filiculoides</i> proves that the small can certainly pack …

University of California

The rocket scientists mixing up a giant firework

In a remote corner of tropical South American jungle, French scientists are mixing a ‘cake’ with a difference – a highly explosive rocket fuel for a new breed of space rockets.<p>I have never been anywhere with so many warning signs on the walls. They instruct the use of protective overalls, gloves …

Space Travel

Let there be light: 'ghost' particle found a mile beneath Antarctica holds key to breakthrough in physics

The secrets of the origins of light are set to be unlocked by the discovery of an elusive “ghost” particle a mile beneath Antarctica, scientists have announced.<p>Astronomers have for the first time identified the source of a high-energy neutrino which shot through a solid ice laboratory at the South …

Physics

11 outstanding images from a new show celebrating the incredible heights that landscape photography can reach

A new exhibition shows how modern technology has pushed landscape photography to undreamt-of levels, as the magnificent images on this page show. But …

Photography

Cancer cells engineered with CRISPR slay their own kin

Scientists can program the stealth cells to die before creating new tumors.

Cancer

7 Simple Photography Tips that Every Beginner Photographer Should Know

Don’t you sometimes wish you could go back in time and give your younger self some advice that you’ve learned much later in life? That’s the crux of …

Photography

13 Before and After Backyard Makeovers You Can Do in a Weekend

Have a bland backyard and a free weekend? We’ll show you how to update your outdoor space for fun and function.<p>This home’s existing decking and …

Landscaping

Memo to those seeking to live for ever: eternal life would be deathly dull | Julian Baggini

Every experience is coloured by a sadness that it will not last. This doesn't diminish the experience but intensifies it<p>How long would you like to live? One hundred no longer seems too greedy. In 1983, the Queen sent 3,000 congratulatory telegrams to centenarians. By 2016 she was sending 14,500 …

Spirituality

Solar-powered eco homes in Los Angeles assembled in just five hours

1/10<p>Living Homes Atwater Village<p>Imagine if homes could be built in a matter of hours instead of the usual months-to-years. Quick and efficient …

Los Angeles

Charles Darwin was an animal rights activist who campaigned for humane traps, new papers show

For a scientist who spent much of his career capturing and killing animals for his collections, you may assume Charles Darwin had few scruples when it came to how they died.<p>But new documents which are coming up for sale at Sotheby’s later this month show Darwin was a kind-hearted animal rights …

Activism

Take a film directing course online for less than $20 and learn how to make your own movies

The director is the most important person working on a film set. They define the style and structure for the movie and act as the ultimate decider …

Steven Spielberg

3 Legged Thing launches ‘one of world’s tallest monopods’

Tripod manufacturer 3 Legged Thing has launched what it is describing as one of the world’s tallest monopods, alongside a heavy duty model and a new …

Carbon Fiber

Mystery of Charles Darwin's flying spiders solved - they harness electricity

You might assume that evolution gave Charles Darwin enough to ponder during his five year voyage on The Beagle.<p>But of all the phenomena the naturalist encountered circumnavigating the globe, it was the flight of spiders which continued to puzzle him.<p>Darwin noticed that hundreds of spiders would …

19th Century

Fifty years ago, American troops abandoned Khe Sanh. Here’s how the U.S. got over ‘Vietnam syndrome.’

Fifty years ago today, the United States began to abandon a combat base at Khe Sanh, South Vietnam, just months after the Marines successfully defended the base against a grueling 77-day siege by the Viet Cong. More than 200 Americans had died, as had thousands of Vietnamese. Khe Sanh’s abandonment …

Political Science

Your Retinas Will Dilate Upon Seeing This Striking Lake House

At this time of year, we're constantly looking out the window and daydreaming about our upcoming summer plans (we see you, Fourth of July). But …

Home Decorating

Space-Saving New Ideas Combine Storage with the Staircase

The quest for finding new ways in which we can maximize space in our own home is never-ending. At times it is the vertical room on offer that we tend …

Interior Design

Scotland’s next Loch Ness monster could power 400,000 homes

A new 2.4 gigawatt hour hydro pump storage plant in Scotland's Loch Ness will increase the country's ability to deliver renewable energy, after plans …

Hydroelectric Power

It really pays to be an iOS developer

Want to make mad bank? Learn to program iOS apps. The career website Dice compiled average iOS developer salaries, and the numbers are a touch breathtaking.<p>The results are broken out by geographical area, with cities that have the highest costs of living also offering the most generous salaries. …

Salaries & Wages

This Paver Patio Base Will Save Your Back

Plastic panels eliminate TONS of labor.<p><b>Pavers:</b> The top layer will be the pavers of your choice.<p><b>Paver Base Panel:</b> Lightweight panels spread the load …

Landscaping

How to restore your car's black trim the right way

Along with headlight lenses, black trim is about the most frail part of the modern car. Do they design these parts to go bad? It seems like it, but it's the curse of living near a giant UV-radiating orb. Here's the right way to fight back against your car turning one shade of gray.<p>1. Restore the …

Cleaning

This self-sufficient tiny house is designed to pop up anywhere

If you’ve ever dreamed of living off the grid without giving up contemporary comforts or style, you’ll love Petit Place, a sustainably minded tiny …

selfsufficient

High-Quality Footage From The 1962 Monaco F1 GP Is Worth Watching

Back when safety wasn't that much of a concern.<p>Formula 1 still remains the Queen of Motorsport, but we have to admit that it looked a lot more …

Engines

This Type of Learning Could Help You Remember More (But Few People Use It)

The method means consistency and routine are critical for future recall.<p>No matter what you're trying to learn or why, the learning arguably only has value if you can retrieve the data your brain has tucked away when you need it. This is where state-dependent learning can do you a massive favor.<p>The …

stateofmind

Heavily armed men in helicopter free notorious French inmate

PARIS (AP) — A notorious French criminal serving 25 years for murder made an audacious escape from prison Sunday after several heavily armed men landed a helicopter in a courtyard, freed him from a visiting room and carried him away.<p>It was the second daring escape by Redoine Faid, who once blasted …

Crime

Chernobyl's Radioactive 'Wildlife Preserve' Spawns Growing Wolf Population

Gray wolves from the radioactive forbidden zone around the nuclear disaster site of Chernobyl are now roaming out into the rest of the world, raising …

Wildlife

Scientists Use AI To Create 'Cell Atlas' Of Brain And Uncover Inner Workings Of The Aging Process

Researchers might be one step closer to keeping you looking younger for longer thanks to a new study which looks at the gene expression of each individual brain cell during the aging process.<p>Using a fruit fly as the first test subject, the research, which was lead by a scientist called Professor …

Machine Learning

Tiny Home Hacks We Learned From 200-Square-Foot Dorms

Is this the coolest student housing in the world?<p>What was your dorm room like? If it’s anything like the majority of American public universities, …

Small Spaces

The LEED Gold-seeking Edible Academy teaches urban farming in NYC

New York-based architecture firm Cooper Robertson recently completed the latest addition to the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx — the Edible …

Urban Agriculture