Frederick Bach

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What No One Tells You About The Benefits Of Napping

<b>Birds do it, bees seem to do it</b>, and we all KNOW cats do it. So let's do it, too. Let's take a nap. Seriously, though: whenever people talk about naps, someone inevitable claims they can't nap during the day; they simply can't fall asleep, or when they do nap, they wake up groggy and unable to …

Sleep

A Deeper Understanding of the Universe – from 2km Underground

The ‘missing neutrinos’ from the Sun plagued particle physics for decades. The Sudbury Neutrino Observatory (SNO), under the leadership Art McDonald, found them. In this month’s Perimeter public lecture, the Nobel Laureate explains how it was done, and what else SNO might do<p>The Nobel prize for …

Scientists gear up to drill into 'ground zero' of the impact that killed the dinosaurs

This month, a drilling platform will rise in the Gulf of Mexico, but it won’t be aiming for oil. Scientists will try to sink a diamond-tipped bit …

Ground shakes expose faraway earthquake hot spots

Rumbling earthquakes could reveal faraway weak spots in Earth’s crust.<p>Following a 2012 earthquake that rattled Costa Rica, researchers noticed that …

Costa Rica

The innovators: portable solar panels that can be unrolled like a carpet

John Hingley has developed a ‘micro-grid’ in a metal box that can be used for disaster relief, mining, and even festivals<p>Talk is not cheap in the mountains of Nepal. Getting a mobile phone charged can cost $5 in areas where there is no electricity and backpackers have to rely on diesel generators …

Clean Energy

How Mendeleev Invented His Periodic Table in a Dream

“Awakening, I immediately wrote it down on a piece of paper.”<p>Trailblazing chemist <b>Dmitri Mendeleev</b> (February 8, 1834–February 2, 1907) came to scientific greatness via an unlikely path, overcoming towering odds to create the periodic table foundational to our understanding of chemistry. Born in …

Literature

Alzheimer's -- Is This The Long Goodbye?

Alzheimer's -- Is This The Long Goodbye?<p>My Son, Mom & Me January 2014<p>My best friend's mother just passed away after suffering from Alzheimer's for the last several years. As she sat by her mom's bed for the last week watching her fade away, I could not help but wonder what it will be like for my …

How a 29-year-old basketball player landed a star role as the new Chewbacca in 'Star Wars'

In the midst of finding lesser-known actors to play the new leads of the "Star Wars" saga, like Daisy Ridley and John Boyega, the casting department of "The Force Awakens" also had to try to find a double for one of the franchise's best-known roles: Chewbacca.<p>Actor Peter Mayhew, the 71-year-old, …

Star Wars

Study Finds Radioactive Waste at St. Louis-Area Landfill Has Migrated Off-Site

Latest research likely to intensify debate about threat posed by old nuclear material stored at dump<p>By<p>John R. Emshwiller And<p>John R. Emshwiller<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>Google+<p>John.Emshwiller@wsj.com<p>Gary Fields<p>Gary Fields<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>Gary.Fields@wsj.com<p>Radioactive …

Meet the Electric Batmobile That Wants to Take on Tesla

“We’ve had a leak.”<p>It’s the morning before Faraday Future’s big reveal, and these are the first words that Stacy Morris, the company’s director of …

China's electric car lesson

Two years ago, I sat across a table from a high-level Chinese official discussing the country's then embarrassing foray into electric cars. China had promised to sell 500,000 such cars by 2011 and lead the world's transition away from oil. Instead, that year it sold exactly 2,338. "What would you …

This pocket-sized camera can see the length of a football field in the dark

The Scout TK is the newest consumer product from thermal imaging company Flir<p>In 2015, long time thermal imaging company Flir introduced a smartphone accessory called the Flir One that gave users a superpower: it let them see in the dark. Today at CES, all the work that went into miniaturizing that …

Samsung's next flagship smartphone will reportedly solve 2 major headaches

As we approach the rumoured launch date of Samsung's next flagship smartphones, we're hearing increasing reports and rumours about what the phones contain.<p>The latest leaks come via Evan Blass, a veteran phone leaker at VentureBeat, and they suggest Samsung is trying to solve two major problems …

Mobile Technology

CES 2016: Home Automation System Works Around You

A home automation system designed to change the way we perceive indoor activity<p>Aerial, a unique Wi-Fi based home automation system, will be making …

Booze bots, badass routers, high-flyin’ drones and more at CES

LAS VEGAS — CES 2016 is about to kick off. The world’s biggest consumer electronics show, which is held each January in Las Vegas, starts this week. At a press preview Monday night, we got a peek at some of the industry’s latest, greatest offerings.<p>Here’s some of the stuff we think is pretty cool. …

This Breathtaking Photo Shows Two Galaxies Merging Together

The Hubble Space Telescope captured the spectacular sight.<p>Two become one in this awe-inspiring image of galaxies merging together.<p>The spectacular sight was captured by the Hubble Space Telescope last month.<p>The photograph shows galaxy NGC 6052, which is located some 230 million light-years away from …

New research suggests sun's magnetic field may soon change

New research suggests gyrochronology models require recalibration, as the spin rates of aging stars don't slow as much as previously thought.

Magnetism

How Earth Changed In 2015: The View From Far Above

From raging forest fires to dwindling snowmelt to the extraordinary birth of new ocean islands.<p>Sometimes the best way to witness planetary happenings — and to gain perspective on them — is from high above. Below are satellite images and aerial photos from the NASA Earth Observatory that capture …

Greenland

Why are we trivialising the language of the Holocaust?

American slavery was an atrocity, but Quentin Tarantino is wrong to compare it to the Nazis' premeditated and systematic slaughter of millions<p>I hate it when people make stupid spelling mistakes. I'm even more irritated by the scattergun approach to punctuation, where commas are liberally sprinkled …