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Watch How to Make a Compass

Let's say the mega-earthquake comes and you're stranded with just some MacGyver-style bits and bobs. If you've got a magnet and a little knowledge, …

Insects

Need a Shot of Inspiration? Here are 5 Awesome TED Talks for Entrepreneurs

When it's hard to keep the faith, let these help you out.<p>Entrepreneurship is hard. There's no getting around it.<p>But it's also worth it. It can be a way of getting wealthy, yes, but it's also a way of expressing what you're really about -- the best of who you are.<p>These five TED talks are 20-minute …

entrepreneurs

Fish Don’t Do So Well in Space

Life in space is hard on the human body. The lack of gravity's pull can quickly take its toll—bone density declines, muscles deteriorate and more. …

State Farm isn't cutting rates fast enough and could be fined billions, insurance regulator says

The California Department of Insurance says State Farm is not moving fast enough to lower its rates for homeowners and renters and it could face billions of dollars in fines if it doesn't speed up the process.<p>The threat of hefty fines, sent Friday to State Farm, escalates an increasingly bitter …

Health Care

The Claim Hot Water Freezes Faster Than Cold Water Is Even Weirder Than You Think

This could explain one of the oldest mysteries in physics.<p>Despite sounding like the most egregious contradiction in physics, hot water appears to …

The Physics of Ballet's Hardest Move

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Physics

3D embryo atlas reveals human development in unprecedented detail

Digital model will aid vital research, offering chance chance to explore intricate changes occurring in the first weeks of life<p>The beautiful and otherworldly development of the human embryo has been revealed in unprecedented detail in an interactive three-dimensional atlas.<p>The digital models, built …

Prenatal Development

6 Great National Parks for Fall Hiking

There's no better time of year to get outside.<p>Autumn is the perfect time to visit any of America's national parks, as crowds tend to be at a minimum, the weather is fantastic, and the change of season brings a wash of color to many of these iconic settings. If you're looking to explore a park this …

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A New Paper Claims Our Understanding of Gravity Is Totally Wrong

What if gravity is just an illusion?<p>A theoretical physicist has come up with a new hypothesis that could finally explain the mystery of dark matter - …

Highly Intelligent People Are Less Traditional, Says Science

While brilliant artists or mad scientists are often stereotyped as social outliers, these people may actually be more intelligent than the masses. A …

Stanford psychiatrists developed a test to help see if you'll respond to antidepressants

A group of researchers from Stanford has created a tool that could help make that decision much easier. It's a two-part test that they say could one day help predict — with striking accuracy — if someone with depression will respond to antidepressants.<p>That's a huge development.<p>Millions of people …

The Hubble Telescope Looked 13 Billion Years into the Past This Week

Out on the weekend.<p><i>(Permanent Musical Accompaniment To The Last Post Of The Week From The Blog's Favourite Canadian)</i><p>OK, this guy is having <i>waaaayyyy</i> too much fun being president.<p>On Thursday, he got to sit in a simulator and try to dock with the International Space Station, as only the gang at …

The history behind Christmas traditions: Saint Nicholas, mistletoe and crackers

A tree in the living room, mince pies with our tea and Santa coming down the chimney: all are staples of the Christmas experience, yet we seldom stop to ask why.<p>Discussion of the origins of such festive customs tend to stall with: “Wasn’t it all invented by the Victorians? Or the Germans? Or was it …

This theory explains how there could be different dimensions of time

String theory, one of the most complex theories in the scientific community, may also be the "Theory of Everything" — a framework that explains everything in the universe. While still theoretical and highly debated, the mathematics of string theory suggests that there could be multiple dimensions …

Here’s why so many smart people don’t believe in evolution

Does seeing the word "evolution" in a headline make you nervous?<p>It makes me nervous. Climate change may be the most politically charged scientific finding of the modern era, but the charged responses to it are nothing compared to people's forceful responses to evolution.<p>Gallup reports that 64% of …

Peppermint Oil Promotes Hair Growth without Toxic Signs

Abstract<p>Peppermint (<i>Mentha piperita</i>) is a plant native to Europe and has been widely used as a carminative and gastric stimulant worldwide. This …

Why Astronaut Mark Kelly Is Now Even Older Than His Twin Brother

Astronaut Scott Kelly returned from a year-long sojourn in space in June. His slightly older astronaut twin, Mark Kelly, stayed home as a …

10 expensive habits you can, and should, break today

Breaking bad financial habits can get us closer to meeting our goals. Learn how habits you might be guilty of are impacting your finances and how to …

If You Can’t Answer This Question in 5 Seconds, You’re in Trouble

“If I had more time, I would have written a shorter letter.” Considering its ironic truth, it’s not surprising that the quote has been widely …

Chinese airlines poaching foreign pilots with lucrative pay offers

Air traffic over China is set to almost quadruple in the next two decades.<p>Chinese airlines need to hire almost 100 pilots a week for the next 20 …

China

10 Quotes Every Entrepreneur Should Know and Live By

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>What do entrepreneurs need more than anything else? Brain fuel. The creative brain is one that is constantly fed.<p>So why not learn from giants of entrepreneurial thinking. Consider re-writing one of these 10 powerful quotes and …

Motivation

5 Top Real Estate Stocks to Buy in 2016

Image source: Getty Images.<p>Real estate investment trusts, or REITs, can give investors exposure to real estate without the challenges and risks of buying property. Here are five property-owning REITs that can give you excellent dividends and lots of growth potential, listed in no particular</b> …

NASA's Juno space probe is now orbiting Jupiter! Here are 10 facts about the planet that will blow your mind

NASA's Juno probe successfully went into orbit around Jupiter July 4, and we'll get to see incredible close-up images of the planet just like with Pluto's flyby last year.<p>Jupiter is the biggest planet in the solar system, and its size gives it some pretty amazing properties.<p>Here are 10 crazy facts …

NASA's Juno Spacecraft Has Entered Orbit Around Jupiter

Juno left Earth in 2011 and is designed to study how Jupiter formed. It began circling the planet late Monday after an “orbit insertion burn.”<p>Juno began circling the planet after an “orbit insertion burn." Applause broke out in NASA's control room Monday night as the burn finished and a nearly …

What We Can Learn From 3 Companies Using Technology To Disrupt The Retail Business

Singapore is deemed by some as an idyllic place to foster a new breed of technologically innovative enterprises. As part of the efforts to develop a new breed of technologically innovative global enterprises, many new initiatives promote the inclusion and innovation of technology to make a wave of …

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WATCH: This Simple Triangle Will Change The Way You Think About Maths Forever

Because logarithmic notation is bad.<p>Okay, let's get something straight right off the bat - logarithmic notation in maths is bad and doesn't make a …

Mathematics

Special Planes Are En Route To Rescue A Scientist From The South Pole

As we speak<p>The South Pole sits thousands of miles from civilization, atop a 9,000-foot-thick ice sheet. It's night there now, and will stay night until September. The temperatures average around negative 80 degrees Fahrenheit. And a scientist with a medical emergency needs to be rescued, in the …

Here’s the science behind how submarines dive and resurface

Let's start with the basics: Ships stay afloat because the weight of the water that it displaces equals the weight of the ship. As gravity pulls down on the ship; water creates an opposite upward force called buoyant force, which prevents the ship from sinking.<p>Submarines use ballast and trim tanks, …