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New Horizons Probe Focuses on Pluto’s Moon Charon … and Vader Crater?

LAUREL, Md. — Pluto is the star of the show for NASA's New Horizons mission — but its biggest moon, Charon, is a close second. The two icy worlds are sometimes characterized as the first known double dwarf planets because they orbit a common center of gravity in a complex gravitational dance.<p>So …

Solar System

10 Ways to Gain Real Super Powers That Will Change Your Life

You Can Gain Real Super Powers<p>No gamma radiation, spider bites or mutations necessary.<p>A few simple tips from the blog can have you performing heroic …

How do common medications influence moral decisions?

Can drugs change our morals? My colleagues and I recently addressed this question in a study carried out at University College London. We gave healthy people the opportunity to earn money by delivering painful electric shocks to either themselves or others, and investigated how common medications …

Psychology

RebelMouse vs. WordPress VIP

After building the product for Huffington Post, and owning the product and engineering groups at AOL after we were acquired, it was clear to me there …

Google Analytics

Jeanette Winterson: why I fasted for 11 days

Earlier this year, feeling tired and stressed, and disturbed by our culture of overconsumption, I decided to try fasting – a practice going back millennia. The results were surprising and now I can’t wait to do it again<p>Everybody knows about fast food. Scoffing that factory blend of hormone-heavy …

Immune System

How To Build A Flashlight That Runs On Dead Batteries

The dead shall shine again<p>Don’t throw out that seemingly lifeless battery—it’s not dead yet. A brand-new alkaline battery cell has an electric potential of about 1.5 volts, which drops as the juice runs out. The voltage eventually becomes too low to power most devices, but there’s still energy …

Arduino

Why mind-reading is a science, not a magic trick

Electrical activity within the brain means that our thoughts can be read and understood<p>You may believe your thoughts are intangible and inscrutable, but all mental activity is communicated via electrical impulses. As our understanding of the brain improves, we’re increasingly able to decode our …

The Brain