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Keeping a Healthy Heart

Cardiovascular disease is the number one health problem in the U.S., accounting for more than 1 million heart attacks annually and 2,400 deaths every …

NASA: We'll find alien life in 10 to 20 years

Are we alone in the universe? Top NASA scientists say the answer is almost certainly "no."<p>"I believe we are going to have strong indications of life beyond Earth in the next decade and definitive evidence in the next 10 to 20 years," Ellen Stofan, chief scientist for NASA, said at a public panel …

Astronomy

Aluminum-Ion Batteries Are Flexible, Fast-Charging, And Won't Catch On Fire

But don't expect to find them in Costco just yet<p>Almost all of the electronic devices that we carry around with us all day now rely on one key, but increasingly antiquated, technology: the lithium-ion battery. A mainstay of rechargeable power for the last couple decades, this battery technology has …

Clean Energy

37 incredible drone photos from across the globe that would be totally illegal today

One of the most interesting ways to utilize drone technology is photography. Photographer Amos Chapple knows this better than most. As soon as consumer drones came on the market, Chapple knew he needed one. After purchasing one and learning how to fly it, he began traveling the globe, photographing …

Drones

Mad Men is Back: Pictures

TV

Why We Act Irrationally: What Drives Our Senseless Habits

<i>James Clear writes about using behavioral science to master your habits and improve your health. His free guide, Transform Your Habits, has been downloaded more than 80,000 times. This post originally appeared on his blog.</i><p>It was 1977 and, although nobody knew it at the time, psychologist Ellen …

Harvard

Hit it and quit it: 11 bands that split just as they were becoming successful

Throughout music history there are numerous tales of bands that teetered on the verge of separation until a sudden burst of success made the grueling …

Bands

Outbreak of drug-resistant infection could kill 80,000 in UK, report warns

Forecast highlights danger of growth in antimicrobial resistance that could take surgery back to 19th-century mortality rates<p>As many as 80,000 people could die if there was an outbreak of a drug-resistant infection in Britain, a government forecast has warned.<p>According to the report, about 200,000 …

Black holes don’t erase information

Since 1975, when Hawking showed that black holes evaporate from our universe, physicists have tried to explain what happens to a black hole’s …

Large Hadron Collider is back up!

The world’s largest particle smasher restarted Sunday after a two-year upgrade.<p>After problems that delayed its restart in March, the Large Hadron …

Shelf Life: How to time travel to a star | @GrrlScientist

It might surprise you to learn that astronomers maintain collections, although these collections are quite different to those maintained by other departments in natural history museums, as we learn in today’s “Museum Monday” video<p>Since today is “Museum Monday”, I am sharing the next instalment in …

NASA Battles Rising Sea Levels To Protect Kennedy Space Center

Sea level rise is beginning to affect the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. A protective dune not too far from the launchpads has collapsed and waves have washed over railroad tracks built in the 1960s. Now NASA is taking steps to protect its launch infrastructure.<p>Transcript<p>MELISSA BLOCK, …