Elaine Fuery

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Lessons in life and the universe from a cup of tea | Helen Czerski

Physics has its patterns, and you don’t even have to leave your kitchen to find them<p>We live on the edge, perched on the boundary between Earth and the rest of the universe. Every human civilisation has seen the stars, but no one has touched them. Down here it’s the opposite: messy, changeable, and …

Universe

Will Trump go to Mars? Nasa’s nervous wait

The president-elect’s priorities for the US space agency are of crucial importance for Earth as well as for future space exploration<p>In Nasa language it’s called a pivot. It’s a policy change, a U-turn or a departure from a goal set by the previous US president. Until the election of Donald Trump, …

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Sweden Opens a Year-Round Ice Hotel

Every year since 1989, ICEHOTEL in Sweden is rebuilt for the winter season. Ironically, thanks to the sun, there's a new set of permanent …

How to hide a 'fifth force' – and how to find one

Several big problems with physics at the moment involve gravity. But because Einstein’s theory works so well, it’s very difficult to change it. Some recent ideas show a possible way forward<p>Einstein’s General Relativity provides an elegant description of how space, time and matter affect one …

Physics

A Massive Poster of Earth’s Spacecraft and Missions, So Far

By our count, there are 113 spacecraft in this image. It’s a catalogue of all of the vehicles launched into space so far, from the U.S.S.R’s Luna 2 …

Physicists Mold Giant Photons Into Custom Shapes

The ability to manipulate photon shapes allows for the tweaking of light-matter interactions.<p>It's hard to imagine a photon having a shape at all. For one thing, photons—pointlike, indivisible units of light—are massless, which is the whole essence of being a photon to begin with and what enables …

Quantum Physics

These Abandoned French Cars Might Have Been Hiding From World War II

Underground shelters make for great car storage.<p>This Black Friday, the shopping day post-Thanksgiving, the makers behind Cards against Humanity implored cynics and the deviant to donate money to an operation that would dig a hole. There was no purpose to the hole, nor did the investors get anything …

World War II

William Christenberry’s Haunted South

Observer<p>The noted photographer, who died this week, returned each year to obsessively and meticulously photograph the ever changing Alabama landscape …

A woman who quit her job as an investment banker now earns just as much traveling the world on her own

"It was hard for me when our paid time off was only 14 days per year," she tells Business Insider.<p>"We'd go to the office puking our guts out because we didn't want to use our vacation time being sick. I felt back then like even if I wanted to, in that 14 days, I wasn't really allowed to take it all …

Crystal clear sky makes Venus visible with the naked eye

A crystal clear night sky has made it possible to see Venus with the naked eye.<p>Some people even claimed to have seen Mars, the Evening Standard reported.<p>The planet was so bright it could be seen in London despite the ambient light which comes from buildings, especially office blocks, across the …

What I've learned in my first year of photography

December 3rd, 2015 was the day I bought my first camera. I carefully chose one body and one lens (Nikon D5300 and a prime 50mm).<p>These are some of the …

Photography

Space Farming: NASA Tests New Harvest Technique To Increase ISS Crop Yield

NASA astronauts on board the International Space Station on Friday reaped the first harvest of red romaine lettuce leaves grown on the orbiting space …

Seven decades of classic photography from the Observer

As the world’s oldest Sunday newspaper celebrates its 225th birthday, we bring you a selection of its award-winning photojournalism – from the 1950s to the present

Photojournalism

Extreme North: Riding a Caboose to the Alaska Railroad’s Wintry Frontier

For the hardy few travelers who opt to hop on the Alaska Railroad’s off-season Aurora Winter Train, it’s a ride into a real-life snow globe.<p>“Moose! …

What Is EmDrive, NASA's New Space Engine?

NASA is going to Mars, perhaps as early as 2033. It won't be a short trip, however, at least not with current technology.<p>According to a recent <b>Boeing</b> (NYSE: BA) presentation on NASA's plan for a manned mission to Mars, the best time to launch a spaceship from Earth to Mars is during "Mars …

NGC 4696: Ravenous Supermassive Black Hole Creates A 'Cosmic Oddity'

A team of astronomers have, using the Hubble Space Telescope, captured a stunning new image of the spiral galaxy NGC 4696 — a "cosmic oddity" located …

The Man Who Brought Zombies to America

Dover Press has reissued William Seabrook’s 1934 memoir Asylum, an account of his self-committal to a mental hospital in an attempt to cure his …

Peter Melville Logan, “On Culture: Matthew Arnold’s Culture and Anarchy, 1869″ | BRANCH

Abstract<p>Matthew Arnold’s <i>Culture and Anarchy</i> spells out one of two major theories of culture to emerge around 1870. His theory defines culture in …

When King Lear Was a Rom-Com

As the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare approaches in April, you can be sure that writings about him and his time won’t be …

The Greatness of William Blake

Those Who Write for Immortality: Romantic Reputations and the Dream of Lasting Fame<p>by H.J. Jackson<p>Yale University Press, 294 pp., $35.00<p>Eternity’s …

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How quantum biology might explain life’s biggest questions

How does a robin know to fly south? The answer might be weirder than you think: Quantum physics may be involved. Jim Al-Khalili rounds up the …

Physics

What Photographers Need to Know Before Buying a Tripod Head

Chances are that when you first got into photography, you considered getting a tripod. There is also a reasonable chance that you assumed that the …

43 things you’ll never hear someone from Edinburgh say

<b>1.</b> I got a tram here.<p><b>2.</b> Salt and vinegar please.<p><b>3.</b> You have Scottish ancestry?! That’s fascinating! Let me get a pen; I don’t want to miss any of …

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Art Wolfe on ‘Making it’ as a Travel Photographer

In addition to being published in storied publications like NatGeo and TIME, there is one other way you can tell if a photographer or individual …

Photography