Eshan Kapoor

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5 Reasons to Visit Iceland During Winter

<i>Iceland’s popularity as a tourist destination is at an at all-time high, in part due to competitive fares from the ever-expanding flag carrier</i> …

The Little Book of Thanks

These enlightening quotes and adorable animal photos provide the perfect way to acknowledge everyone who makes a difference.

Recent fighting has displaced 120,000 Syrians, UN reports

At least 120,000 people have been displaced in Syria this month because of fighting, according to U.N. humanitarian officials.<p>The U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said the people fled their homes in the Aleppo, Hama and Idlib governorates between Oct. 5 and Oct. 22.<p>U.N. …

A Microbiologist Recreated 'Starry Night' With Bacteria In A Petri Dish

And it's not too shabby.<p>If only Vincent van Gogh could have lived to see this strikingly accurate reproduction of his iconic "Starry Night" -- especially since, instead of oil on canvas, the work is a bacteria on petri. Because even with these most minute of materials, the night sky still swirls …

6 Sleep Habits Of Productive People

For starters: They don’t need alarm clocks, stick to their bedtimes, and don’t sleep with their smartphones.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is one of the top 10 habits to adopt to be better at your job in 2016. See the full list here.</i><p>You may feel super productive by pulling all nighters, but you’re …

The Most Mysterious Star in Our Galaxy

Astronomers have spotted a strange mess of objects whirling around a distant star. Scientists who search for extraterrestrial civilizations are scrambling to get a closer look.<p>In the Northern hemisphere’s sky, hovering above the Milky Way, there are two constellations—Cygnus the swan, her wings …

University of California

1,100 Creative Ways Artists And Graphic Designers Interpret Shakespeare

Just as directors have interpreted Shakespeare’s stories of star-crossed lovers, familial power struggles, and political corruption in myriad ways, graphic designers have experimented with their visual representation in equal measure.<p>“To create a poster for a Shakespeare play is to tap into its …

The Odd Thing About the World's Deepest River

Africa's Congo River claims many titles, including being home to the highest number of unique species in the world.<p>The Congo River in Central Africa is one of the world's great rivers, carrying 1.25 million cubic feet of water—more than 13 Olympic-sized swimming pools—into the Atlantic Ocean every …

The Food Lab: Foolproof Onion Rings

Here's another exclusive excerpt from my book, The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science. I hope you enjoy it.<p>The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science<p>$30.91from Amazon<p>At their physical core, onion rings couldn't be more different from fried fish. But at their philosophical core, …

19 Banned Books That Actually Changed Your Life

"I can honestly say that reading it for the first time saved my life."<p>*The following books were banned by the user's town, school, or library.<p>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.

NASA Releases Apollo Moon Mission Photos: Pictures

Someone published thousands of photos of historic US space missions — here are some amazing ones

The 9,200 high-resolution images posted to the Project Apollo Archive were taken during every manned mission to the moon, both on the way there and back.<p>These aren't just photos of the moon's surface either. The entire film reels were uploaded so you can see the blurry outtakes along with some …

How The Brains Of Happy, Successful People Are Wired

Greater connectivity in the brain may be linked to greater happiness and life satisfaction.<p>It seems that some people may really have all the luck. According to the "general intelligence g factor" theory, if you're adept at one cognitive function (like working memory), you're likely to be adept in …

Photograph: Nasa/JHUAPL/SWRI<p>A high-resolution image of Pluto taken by New Horizons shows small features, from craters to faulted mountain blocks, to the texted surface of the vast basin informally called Sputnik …

Solar System

Talking to Porter Robinson about the fantastical artwork for 'Worlds Remixed'

Porter Robinson has put down the phone. The 23-year-old producer and I have been talking about David Aguado, the Spanish illustrator that he has worked with closely during the visual development of his recent tour and remix album. I had casually asked where he lived and where he went to school, and …

Snow Leopard Cubs Make Public Debut at Brookfield Zoo: Pictures

Endangered Species

12 Historic Gems From One of the Best Time Capsules Online

The Library of Congress's sprawling newspaper-digitization project just published its 10 millionth page.<p>There are now 10 million pages in the Library of Congress’s massive digitized database of historic American newspapers. The Chronicling America collection amounts to some 74 terabytes of data, …

Genealogy

Nostalgia: An Infrared Short Film Captured with a RED Camera on a Drone

Here’s a gorgeous 3-minute infrared short film titled “Nostalgia.” The project was an attempt at creating “the world’s most beautiful drone video” by …