Emily Kim

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Obsessive Fans Caught a Mistake on the Cover of These Harry Potter Books

A bookseller redesigned its special Hogwarts-house-themed set of Harry Potter books after fans noticed something wasn’t quite right about the …

The best views yet of a planet moving around a star 63 light years away, have been photographed by the Gemini South telescope in Chile<p>Astronomers have captured their best view yet of a planet moving around a star in a far away solar system.

Astronomy

Holocaust trauma: is it epigenetically inherited?

TRIGGER WARNING: Long and detailed discussion of a genetics paper.<p>There are now several examples of modifications of an individual’s appearance and …

Switzerland has completed construction on the world's longest tunnel

Tunneling and track-laying for the 35-mile NEAT Gotthard Base Tunnel has been completed, making it officially the longest tunnel in the world, surpassing Japan's 14-1/2-mile Seikan Tunnel.<p>Swiss authorities held a media day inside the tunnel on Monday to announce that most of the technical work for …

skunkbear: The past is packed with monsters! Behemoths by the dozen! Let’s meet these fossils! (and their less colossal modern cousins) Earth’s ancient history is full of giant versions of modern animals. Evolutionary forces (competition for resources, changes in climate) pushed these species to become incredibly large. And I’m not just talking about giant dinosaurs - there were huge mammals and marsupials too. A lot of these giants lived in the Pleistocene, an epoch stretching from around 2.5 million to 11,000 years ago. Mysteriously, the extinction of many of these animals coincides with humanity’s arrival as a dominant predator. Watch a video / listen to a poem about these prehistoric monsters. Illustrations by Mary McLain I love me some prehistoric megafauna… We can thank some of these extinct giants for the evolution of the avocado. Don’t believe me? Watch this

The past is packed with monsters! Behemoths by the dozen!<br>Let’s meet these fossils! (and their less colossal modern cousins)<p>Earth’s ancient history is …

In a scientific field in which the words "spookiness" and "weirdness" are used as technical terms, you can be sure of some properly odd things going …

Best Fall Trips 2015

Want to snorkel in a Bahamian blue hole, ring in the Ethiopian New Year, or taste maple leaf tempura in Japan? Whether you’re ready for an island, wilderness, or urban getaway, our editors’ list of ten Best Fall Trips—plus one reader’s choice—is sure to inspire your next autumn adventure. …

British Atlantis: archaeologists begin exploring lost world of Doggerland

Archaeologists at the University of Bradford will be taking deep sea core samples to find the DNA of Doggerland to reconstruct the environment<p>A lost world off the British coast which was flooded by the rising North Sea thousands of years ago, is finally to reveal its secrets.<p>The ancient country of …

Perfectly preserved 18th century Swiss chateau up for sale

Opulent Château d’Hauteville is expected to fetch around £36 million at auction next month<p>A breathtakingly opulent French-Swiss castle, which has been owned by the same family since 1760, is up for sale and is expected to fetch more than £36 million.<p>Château d’Hauteville contains a treasure trove of …

European Travel

Boy Who Had First Double Hand Transplant Leaves Hospital With New Hands

The first child to ever get a double hand transplant went home from the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Wednesday, his hands still bandaged but …

Analyze your child’s DNA: Which grandparents are most genetically related?

What makes you who you are genetically? The easy answer is <i>your family</i>. The longer answer begins with the fact that all humans have two parents (at …

Scientists Used Skin Cells To Create Fetus-Sized Brain

In a feat that could possibly trump space-grown lettuce, scientists have cultivated something far more fascinating — a brain.<p>Over 12 weeks, Ohio …

Robots are using wikiHow to figure out how to cook us breakfast

If there’s anything you’ve ever needed to know how to do, from building a birdhouse to tying a bowtie to dressing like a “pastel goth,” you’ve probably ended up on wikiHow. Now, robots are using the user-generated advice site to learn how to do all sorts of tasks for us—including making pancakes …

Gene study confirms low Vitamin D, multiple sclerosis link

Previous observational studies have found an association between a person's level of vitamin D, which comes from sunlight and from certain foods, and MS, a debilitating autoimmune disease that affects nerves in the brain and spinal cord, and has no known cause or cure.<p>But the problem with these …

Researchers Found A Way To Erase Memories Of Meth In Mice

A major stepping stone for treating addiction<p>The major hurdle in treating addiction is enabling a person to not return to the abused drug or substance. This has proved extremely difficult for researchers and patients alike, as even with the best rehabilitation therapy and the most supportive …

Photograph: Timothy C Wright/Washington Post<p>Inaccessible for decades : the area where Gerald Johnson sits has been cleared in advance of a dig that may find further evidence of ancient …

Paleontology

The 7 best things to do in Chile

Chile offers terrific experiences that should be on every traveler's list. Here are our top picks for a memorable trip.<p>SAN PEDRO DE ATACAMA<p>VALPARAÍSO<p>SANTIAGO<p>WINERIES<p>WILDLIFE SPOTTING<p>SEAFOOD<p>EASTER ISLAND<p>Click here to see the full list >

New Ebola Vaccine Shows 100 Percent Effectiveness In Early Tests

Could help prevent another deadly outbreak like the one in West Africa<p>At this time last summer, the horrific and often fatal disease Ebola was ravaging West Africa in the deadliest outbreak of its kind in recorded history, even causing undue panic around the world in areas at low risk, such as the …

This London garden will get you high

London, a city famous for its gardens, has a new one for visitors to enjoy, but having a look could come with a nosebleed.<p>The garden sits 800 feet above street level at the View From the Shard, an observation deck on the 72nd floor of the Shard, on the south bank of the River Thames.<p>The garden, …

29 travel hacks that even frequent fliers don't know

Essentially an express lane for the proactive, these programs are pre-approvals from the US Customs and Border Protection that designate you a low-risk traveler. As long as you're not a convicted criminal, you're good to go after little more than some light paperwork and a quick in-person interview.<p>…

Scientists Make Friction Disappear By Coating Diamonds With Graphene

The discovery could help make cars, computers, and other machines more efficient<p>Diamonds are already one of the hardest natural substances known to science. But combine them with graphene, and diamond nanoparticles are also incredibly slippery, which can be useful if you want to reduce friction in …

A Taste of Windsor, Ontario

I've been in Canada a lot over the years, and always seemed to be passing through Windsor, Ontario in one direction or the other.<p>This past week, I was actually <i>there</i> for a wonderful day. I was a fundraising speaker for BookFest Windsor, speaking at the lovely Old Walkerville Theatre, in the revived …

Can Music Be Used as Medicine?

Biometric trackers are helping scientists tap into the body's response to songs and sound.<p>“Because you listened to Drake, how about Future next?”<p>Pandora, Spotify, and other music-streaming services try to predict what users might like to listen to, based on their tastes and what’s popular with …

The Brain

What is dark energy?

We need dark energy to explain why gravity seems to be driving galaxies in our universe apart instead of pulling them together.<p>The nature of dark …

Dartmoor National Park, England

<b>Name:</b> Dartmoor National Park <b><br>Location:</b> England <b><br>Date Established:</b> 1951 <b><br>Size:</b> 368 square miles (953 square kilometers)<p>Did You Know?<p>• <b>High Moors</b> Dartmoor is dominated by the cool, wet, wide-open spaces of the high moors made famous in works like <i>Wuthering Heights</i> by Emily Brontë.The moors were born of …

How It Works: Death By Black Hole

A quantum quandary<p>As you fall feet first across an event horizon—the point where nothing can escape the black hole’s gravitational pull—you don’t feel anything change. But eventually, gravity is so much stronger at your feet than your head that you’re stretched apart, like Play-Doh, until you snap. …

The first world war scientists who gave their lives to defeat poison gas

Chemical warfare made its deadly debut a century ago, at a time when science was still in the era of personal experimentation. Scientists routinely used their own bodies as a laboratory; systematic animal experimentation, while growing in use, remained controversial. The urgency in the first weeks …

Textbooks

Best Tours in Europe 2015

From Traveler Magazine's 2015 Tours of a Lifetime<p><b>Croatia: Coastal Idyll</b><p>Hike rocky bluffs and kayak coves between wine tastings and talks on local history with this introduction to Dalmatia’s coast and islands. High point: dinner at the home of a local artist. <i>Boundless Journeys: “Dalmatian Coast</i> …