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Take First-Class Philosophy Courses Anywhere with Free Oxford Podcasts

When someone develops an interest in philosophy, good luck trying to keep them away from it. They'll find the stuff anywhere. These days, the …

Why Do Honey Bees Make Hexagonal Honeycomb?

Bees can be extremely intelligent. Not only do they learn how to overcome obstacles by doing, but they can actually learn by watching others as well. …

Out in the Open: Ex-Googlers Building Cloud Software That's Almost Impossible to Take Down

Cockroaches are some of the most resilient creatures on earth. They can live for 45 minutes without air and over a month without food. Cutting their …

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Our brains: predictably irrational

The 3 pounds of jelly in our skulls allow us to reflect on our own consciousness -- and to make counterintuitive, irrational decisions. These talks …

Black Holes May Collapse Into Their Exact Opposites: White Holes

Despite its name, a black hole is not an empty void. Most black holes form when stars die in a supernova explosion, collapsing under their own …

Black Holes

Bats can navigate using polarized light

Forget the phrase “blind as a bat.” New experiments suggest that members of one species of these furry flyers<i>—Myotis myotis</i>, the greater mouse-eared …

Carbs and gut microbes fuel colon cancer

Westerners’ carb-rich diets have long been linked to high levels of cancer, and scientists have begun to work out why. In an experiment with mice, …

Seaweed supper: recipes for a three-course meal

On a trip to the Antarctic, nutritionist Rosemary Stanton discovered an unlikely smorgasbord in the icy waters: several varieties of edible …

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Seaweed from vast underwater farms could fill our tanks with biofuel, clean up pollution and even harvest uranium. http://ow.ly/zrpag

So, dark energy. We can't see it and we don't know what it is. So are physicists just making it up? Not at all: here are four good reasons why we think the universe is being warped by the dark side. Read the full in-depth article at http://ow.ly/zsu8P

Has the expansion of Antarctic sea ice accelerated?

Despite global warming, the fringe of sea ice around Antarctica is expanding slightly, in contrast to the marked decline of sea ice in the Arctic. …

21 Amazing Things You Didn't Know You Could Do With Google

You'll be a master of the internet with these awesome Google hacks.<p>A while back someone posed a question to that great receptacle of crowd-sourced …

2014 Tesla Model S review: Tesla Model S takes driving to the 21st century - Roadshow

<b>The Good</b> The 2014 Tesla Model S gets the most range of any electric car on the market, and in Performance Plus trim, hits 60 mph in 4.2 seconds. The car offers balanced handling in the turns and plenty of grip. Owners get free fast charging at Supercharger stations.<p><b>The Bad</b> The Model S lacks …

A kinder, gentler philosophy of success

Alain de Botton examines our ideas of success and failure -- and questions the assumptions underlying these two judgments. Is success always earned? …

Motivation

Why finding purpose at work drives the economy

Finding purpose in your career? What an idealistic thought in this day and age. The idea of finding purpose in your career, where the work you do truly makes you happy and impacts the world in a positive way, is largely seen as utopian and even unrealistic in today's difficult economy. With the job …

T.S. Eliot Reads Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats & Other Classic Poems (75 Minutes, 1955)

Not only did T.S. Eliot draw the cover for the first edition of his <i>Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats</i>, featured yesterday, he even read it aloud for …

Vertical Veg

This is Vertical Veg Club member Sara's fantastic example of what you can achieve by growing food in containers in a tiny space. And exciting news: …

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Nine ways to power-save your way to a down payment

Thinkstock<p>1. Move in with your parent or in-laws<p>Explain that you’re thinking strategically in moving back home. The quickest way to get into the housing market is to maximize savings, which is difficult to do when you're paying the cost of rent in a big city. You’ll pay your parents a token amount …