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Earth - It took centuries, but we now know the size of the Universe

"Let us go rambling about the Universe." This is the invitation that American astronomer Harlow Shapley gave to an audience in Washington DC in 1920. He was taking part in the so-called Great Debate with fellow scientist Heber Curtis on the scale of the Universe.<p>Shapley believed that our Milky Way …

Astrophysics

Escape From A Black Hole? Not In This Universe

By definition, black holes are objects that have so much matter concentrated in a single point that nothing — not even light — can escape from within a certain region of space around them. This was a feature of Newtonian gravity; it’s a feature of Einstein’s General Relativity; and when we have a …

Stephen Hawking

Special Report: Gravity’s Century

In 1915, the universe was small and static. Space was smooth. Gravity pulled things to the ground. At least that’s the way it was in the minds of all …

10 Tips for Organizing Your House

<b>Tackle one task per day and you'll be more organized in no time. Originally Posted on Zillow Porchlight by DorothyTheOrganizer</b><p>Getting your home and space organized at the beginning of the year will help you move through the coming months with less stress, spend some time on your own well-being, …

No, there's still no evidence e-cigarettes are as harmful as smoking

Professor Linda Bauld unpicks recent headlines around a study looking at the impact of e-cigarette vapour on human cells, and finds little support for the claim that they’re as harmful as smoking<p>Just under a year ago, I wrote a response to an article by a journalist who claimed there was no …

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Storehouse, a more personal approach to photo sharing, now on Android

Storehouse is the photo and video sharing app that several of my iPhone-using friends have been babbling about this year. I wasn’t able to see what they were talking about because, as you may have guessed based on the name of this website, I tend to favor Android, and Storehouse didn’t exist for …

Apps

Indoor Herb Garden Tricks for the Most Lush Windowsill on the Block

An adaptable perennial beloved for its fresh fragrance and cool flavor, mint is a perfect candidate for indoor growth due to its hardiness. The herb should be kept consistently damp, but be careful: Drowning the plant in excess moisture will hasten its decomposition.<p>Furthermore, Carr advises, mint …

Gardening

Learning, and controlling, your metabolism rate for weight loss

<b>(CNN) —</b> Metabolism is a term that is thrown around a lot in the nutrition world, but most people don't fully understand what it really is, what aspects of your metabolism are under your control and how you can optimize it to help you lose weight and keep the weight off.<p>The term metabolism actually …

Nutrition

How Is It Possible That Galaxies Are Moving Away From Us Faster Than the Speed of Light?

According to Albert Einstein, the speed of light is an absolute constant beyond which nothing can move faster. So, how can galaxies be traveling …

Maxwell's equations: 150 years of light

A century and a half ago, James Clerk Maxwell submitted a long paper to the Royal Society containing his famous equations. Inspired by Michael Faraday’s experiments and insights, the equations unified electricity, magnetism and optics. Their far-reaching consequences for our civilisation, and our …

Physics

A handy remote diagnostics feature comes to the Samsung+ app in latest update

If you’re the owner of a Samsung Galaxy device and are looking to maximize your experience, you might want to download the Samsung+ application from the Play Store. Previously known as the Samsung Owner’s Hub, Samsung+ is not only a helpful tool to troubleshoot device issues, but also a good way to …

Samsung Galaxy

ClearView Gestures for Android launches apps with a swipe

While our phones are getting better at handling multiple tasks, switching between them to get things done still takes more than a couple of taps.<p>ClearView Gestures makes it a lot easier: the free tool lets you draw a squiggle to launch apps, make calls or compose a text message to anyone, no matter …

What to Eat to Lose Weight and Keep It Off

But you don’t have to download every weight loss app in existence and track your every calorie to figure out the formula. Losing weight and staying …

Nutrition

10 Good Things for Cleverly Using Kitchen Leftovers

Rather than discard the wrapper after you've used a stick of butter, stash it in the freezer inside a resealable plastic bag. When you need to butter a baking dish, take out a wrapper, let it soften slightly, and use.

Recipes

20 Super Smart Kitchen Storage Ideas That Will Make Your Life Easily & Your Kitchen Look Gorgeous!

20 Super Smart Kitchen Storage Ideas You Must See<p>on October 8, 2015 at 11:42 am<p>Photo Credit …

5-Ingredient Slow Cooker Recipes For Those Busy Weeknights

So easy.<p>We love the slow cooker for how much easier it makes our lives. Not only does it cook us dinner and dessert, but we can hack it into a steamer when needed. Plus, it turns out, it's pretty easy to clean, too.<p>In the name of ease and simplicity, we set out to find the easiest, simplest slow …

Here's a sneaky move that will boost your chances of success in a job interview

But it helps to know that you have some control over the way your interviewers perceive you. The key to winning over the person on the other side of the table is to come across as self-assured, while at the same time respectful of their knowledge and experience.<p>That's according to Maurice …

Self-improvement

How to Fix OS X El Capitan's Annoyances

With the release of any new operating system, you’ll always find some quirks. El Capitan is a small enough update that it doesn’t have many …

Operating Systems

Every Solar System Image You’ve Ever Seen is Wrong. Till Now.

So which one are we (we human beings, I mean)?<p>Infinitesimal<p>String scale<p>Nanoscale<p>Subatomic scale<p>Atomic<p>Molecular<p>Mitochondrial<p>Cellular<p>Microscopic<p>Minuscule<p>Tiny<p>Lilliputian<p>Small<p>Medium<p>Bulky<p>Large<p>Immense<p>Massive<p>Giant<p>Mammoth<p>Colossal<p>Leviathan<p>Vast<p>Galactic<p>Cosmic<p>Universal<p>Well, it depends on who’s asking. To a …

Solar System