Drew Huffman

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See These Heartbreaking Photos Of The World’s Disappearing Cultures, Before They Fade Away

In the new book Before They Pass Away, photographer Jimmy Nelson has captured a series of gorgeous pictures of 31 remote cultures that are on the verge of disappearing.<p>Over the last three years, British photographer Jimmy Nelson traveled around the world–from Namibia to Papua New Guinea to …

Why Americans and Europeans may soon start dying of infections like it’s 1905 again

Antibiotics aren’t doing what they’re supposed to do anymore. You know, kill infections. Since Alexander Fleming invented penicillin 75 years ago, nearly all bacteria have mutated into strains impervious to antibiotics. Those souped up bacteria now kill hundreds of thousands of people, at a …

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At least 8.8 billion Earth-size, just-right planets found, study says

Space is vast, but it may not be so lonely after all: A study finds the Milky Way is teeming with billions of planets that are about the size of Earth, orbit stars just like our sun, and exist in the Goldilocks zone -- not too hot and not too cold for life.<p>Astronomers using NASA data have …

Gene Machine

A pipe that copies DNA using the heat of a lightbulb.<p>Biology's equivalent of an office copier is a PCR machine. PCR, short for polymerase chain reaction, is now a staple in crime-scene forensics, heredity tests, and organism hijacking. It's a mind-boggling feat. Among billions of base pairs that …

Faster-Than-Light Drive

Instead of using rockets or thrusters, a craft equipped with warp drive would move by distorting space.<p>The warp drive proposed by Miguel Alcubierre would achieve faster-than-light speeds by distorting space-time. The device would generate a field of negative energy that would squeeze or stretch …

Iranian who survived execution will be spared second hanging, says minister

The Iranian prisoner who survived his execution and revived in the morgue having been pronounced dead, will not be hanged for a second time, Iran's justice minister has said.<p>The minister, Mostafa Pourmohammadi, said in Tehran on Tuesday night that the 37-year-old, who is now on life support, will …

Iranian man who survived execution must be hanged again, judges say

On an autumnal Wednesday earlier this month, Alireza, a 37-year-old man jailed for smuggling drugs and sentenced to death in Iran, woke up to what was supposed to be his last day alive. Outside his cell in Bojnurd prison, in Iran's northern Khorasan province, the gallows were waiting and the …

Put These Quarter-Sized GPS Trackers On Everything

They'll go on phones, bicycles, teenagers—anything!<p>Misplaced your phone? Dropped your keys? Lost your dog? This crowdfunded project would let you locate basically anything with tiny GPS trackers that are accurate to within 5 feet.<p>Retrievor is GPS disk that's barely more than an inch in diameter and …

Scientists Have Found A Way To Make Marijuana Un-Fun

An anti-dopamine drug could block the addictive rush associated with THC.<p>Researchers from the National Institute on Drug Abuse and the University of Massachusetts Medical School have found a way to block the dopamine rush associated with THC, the main psychoactive chemical in marijuana, in order to …

Colliding galaxies, Martian moons and the black hole in the Milky Way's heart – in pictures

Photograph: Chandra X-ray Observatory/NASA<p>Observations with NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory have revealed a massive cloud of multimillion-degree gas in a galaxy about 60 million light years from Earth. The hot gas cloud is likely caused by a collision between a dwarf galaxy and a much larger …

An alien world dripping with water? Scientists see possibility of life

Scientists have found the shredded remains of a large, water-rich asteroid raining down on the embers of a dead star, 170 light-years from Earth.<p>It is the first time that scientists have found a mix of rock and water in a solar system that is not our own. The discovery also suggests that hundreds …

24 Things You Never Knew About Beatles Songs

Just a warning, but the story behind the "egg man" line in "I Am the Walrus" is kinda gross.<p>The first draft of "Get Back" included the line "Don't dig no Pakistani taking all the people's jobs," but the line was cut when the band realized that the lyric, intended to be an ironic comment on …

Kuwait Thinks Its Gaydar Is Good Enough to Ban Gays from the Country

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Yousuf Mindkar, the director of public health in Kuwait announced that the country has stumbled upon …

Why is everyone ignoring my brilliant solution to the debt ceiling crisis?

Back in 1989, the Canadian mathematician Alexander Dewdney published a letter in Scientific American, describing a discovery so world-changing I’m astonished how little attention it's received in the years since. Dewdney explained that the letter had been sent to him by a friend. It detailed how …

Enter, Sandman: how lucid dreaming ‘can help you change yourself’

Thomas Peisel will teach you to reign over the witching hour<p>Maybe the vast majority of your recollected dreams involve public speaking in the nude, or repeatedly failing your college chemistry final. Or maybe you don’t recall having any dreams at all. According to Thomas Peisel, both scenarios are …

New nose grown by surgeons to replace original one

A new nose has been grown by surgeons on a patient's forehead, so it can be transplanted to replace his original one.<p>Xiaolian, 22, didn't look after his badly damaged nose following a traffic accident in August 2012.<p>The infection corroded the cartilage of his nose, making it impossible for surgeons …

Chasing the black holes of the ocean

According to researchers from ETH Zurich and the University of Miami, some of the largest ocean eddies on Earth are mathematically equivalent to the …

Smart Teenage Brains May Get Some Extra Learning Time

John Hewitt is a neuroscientist who studies the biology of intelligence. He's also a parent. Over the years, Hewitt has periodically drawn upon his scientific knowledge in making parenting decisions.<p>"I'm a father of four children myself and I never worried too much about the environments that I was …

10 Credible Mermaid Sightings? (+Videos)

Mermaids have been a subject of fascination for centuries. Cultures from all over the world, that had no contact with each other, have mermaids in …

Maybe U.S. public schools don't stink

The drumbeat is hard to miss: Our schools are failing. Public education is in crisis. Our students are falling further and further behind.<p>The rhetoric comes from the left and right, from educators and politicians and lobbyists and CEOs and even Education Secretary Arne Duncan. The deep dysfunction …

Rice kicker's unbelievable onside kick fools Houston

With Rice trailing Houston 31-26 in the dying moments of Saturday’s game at Reliant Stadium, Rice kicker Chris Boswell was called upon to execute an onside kick. He proceeded to blow everyone’s minds.<p>This perfect rabona kick fooled the Houston hands team, which was caught off-guard entirely. Rice …

Elite team of researchers plots one-way trip to Jupiter's ice moon Europa to look for aliens

Kristian von Bengston, the do-it-yourself space king and cofounder of Copenhagen Suborbitals, just announced the first phase of a project that's either extremely ambitious or unrealistic, depending on who you ask. Objective Europa is a scheme to send humans on a one-way trip to Jupiter's ice moon …

US nearly detonated atomic bomb over North Carolina – secret document

A secret document, published in declassified form for the first time by the Guardian today, reveals that the US Air Force came dramatically close to detonating an atom bomb over North Carolina that would have been 260 times more powerful than the device that devastated Hiroshima.<p>The document, …

Elites’ strange plot to take over the world

<b>Thomas Friedman (Reuters/Lucas Jackson)</b><p>A few decades ago, politicians hatched a Tom Friedman-esque idea to unite U.S. and Western Europe. Did it succeed?<p>Matt Stoller<p>September 20, 2013 6:53pm (UTC)<p>The idea of a country seems pretty simple. I live in America, and I’m an American. She lives in France, …

Need 70 days off your feet? NASA pays volunteers $18K to lie in bed

If you just can't get out of bed, NASA might have a mission for you.<p>A NASA study is recruiting volunteers to to lie in a bed that's tilted downward at a 6-degree angle for 70 days. Subjects who complete the entire bed rest project can earn up to $18,000.<p>The study is meant to test the conditions …

Metallica’s Top 10 Songs

Once, Metallica were innovators — the face of the burgeoning underground thrash metal movement. The songs were raw, bludgeoning, and ambitious. James …