Gary Kelner

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These are the best Android apps of 2018 nominated for a Google Play Award

There are millions of great apps on the Google Play Store, so it can be tough for apps to get noticed and pick up the traction they deserve. That's …

Apps

Best Foods to Stockpile for an Emergency

Fueling your body during an emergency is very different from your everyday diet. Because you’ll probably expend more energy than you normally would, …

You can (and should) train yourself to sleep on your back

Get back to basics.<p>American adults are in pain. A 2015 study from the National Institutes of Health showed that 25 million U.S. adults cope with chronic pain every day. While everyone’s suffering is different—there are as many sources of pain as people—for many, how you sleep plays a crucial …

Sleep

Passenger drops farts so putrid pilot is forced to make emergency landing

A pilot was forced to make an emergency landing after a row caused by a passenger who refused to stop farting.<p>The passenger apparently kept breaking …

To Our Readers

<b>How we will continue to inform and inspire you in 2018</b><p>The world in 2018 will be full of dramatic change, improbable victories, and game-changing breakthroughs. Elections will be won and lost. Olympians will be hailed. Cryptocurrencies will rise and fall. And technology will continue to inexorably …

Fake News

A Star In The Constellation Pisces Is Destroying The Planets Around It & It’s A Reminder Of How Brutal Space Can Be

Did you think that Earth was the most interesting thing about our galaxy? You obviously don't have all the facts. In a turn of events that wouldn't …

Netflix codes: The secret numbers that unlock thousands of hidden films and TV shows

Netflix's incredibly niche, personalised subgenres have long captivated movie nerds, from "Steamy Crime Movies from the 1970s" to "Period Pieces About Royalty Based on Real Life".<p>The genres, based on a complicated algorithm that uses reams of data about users' viewing habits to recommend exactly …

The terrifying way fire ants take advantage of hurricane floods

The islands of stinging insects are just the beginning.<p>In addition to debris (and alligators), Texans escaping Hurricane Harvey’s floodwaters must watch out for floating balls of fire ants. And the problem won’t go away after the waters subside.<p>The red imported fire ant evolved in South American …

Insects

What it's like to work for the National Park Service right now

A view from inside the NPS as the Trump administration begins<p>The social media activity of the National Park Service likely wasn’t a highlight of your feed until earlier this week. A series of “rogue” accounts, such as the Badlands National Park Twitter account, began tweeting climate change facts …

How Breaking One of the Most Basic Physical Laws Might Explain Dark Energy

Fudging the law of conservation of energy offers a new perspective on dark energy.<p>A group of theoretical physicists from France and Mexico has offered a fun new what-if for dark energy, one of physics' most profound outstanding mysteries. As described in the current <i>Physical Review Letters</i>, this …

Freeze-dried food and 1 bathroom: 6 simulate Mars in Hawaiian dome

Crammed into a dome with one bathroom, six scientists will spend eight months eating mostly freeze-dried foods — with an occasional treat of Spam — and have only their small sleeping quarters to retreat to for privacy.<p>The simulated stay on Mars with a carefully selected crew of researchers embarked …

Space Science

Four ways Trump could unravel Obama's science legacy

From stem-cell law to national monuments, the president-elect has myriad opportunities to transform the research landscape.<p>Barack Obama used his …

A Backpacker’s Theory of Life

What I learned my first summer in the Sierra Nevada—and since<p>I’m in the autumn of my life now, a first-year baby boomer, not yet retired but given to …

Hiking

The Most Detailed View of Black Holes in the Universe Will Blow Your Mind

Stare into the abyss, my friends. The image above features the highest concentration of black holes humans have ever seen. So dense are the merciless …

Six Reasons Why Your College Major Doesn't Matter

"So, what's it going to be?"<p>My advisor looked at me expectantly, as if I was simply at a McDonald's needing to make the simple choice between a BigMac or a Quarter Pounder.<p>"Let's run through the options," she continued. "Government is a solid choice if you're thinking about law school. English …

Earth Scientists Are Freaking Out. NASA Urges Calm.

At a time when NASA earth scientists are concerned their research may be scuttled by the incoming Trump administration, the space agency's top …

Space Exploration

The best epically long books to binge-read on winter nights

Readers know all about summer reading: Juicy, plot-driven page-turners that are a breeze to read through sun-induced headaches, or can be picked up and put down between dips in the pool. But in winter, you need a different kind of book: one with a good existential crisis, or a very, very deep …

Books

A Brown professor compiled 30 essential tips for succeeding in graduate school

These gems aren’t mine, really. Facebook friends and colleagues have helped me to write this list. But I did rank the first ten.<p><b>Top ten</b><p>1. Remember: there are no non-professional interactions.<p>2. Fundamentals matter. Practice your talks until they flow. Do some editorial work. Volunteer. Wear clean …

Graduate School

This Genius Map Explains How Everything in Physics Is Connected

From space time to chaos theory.<p>Physics is a huge, complex field. It also happens to be one of the most fascinating, dealing with everything from …

9 Harry Potter Bombshells J.K. Rowling Has Dropped on Twitter

WHY THE DURSLEYS HAD IT OUT FOR THE POTTERS<p>You don’t have to be a Potter super-fan to know that the Dursleys weren’t big fans of the wizarding world. …

Books

How NASA Will Choose Astronauts for Its Incredible Journey to Mars

Christine Corbett Moran was in Antarctica when she got the news: NASA wanted to interview her, in person, for the next class of astronauts. Moran is …

This is what happens when NASA engineers hold a pumpkin-carving competition

It feels like it's been Halloween for weeks, but (fun fact here) it's actually only Halloween <i>today</i>. So although you may be suffering from spooky-fatigue, you've got one last chance to enjoy the season. You could put up some decorations, buy some sweets for trick-or-treaters, and maybe even carve a …

Decorations

Scientists Begin Hunt for Intelligent Extraterrestrial Life Around 'Very Strange Star'

Scientists began using one of the largest telescopes on the planet last night to closely observe a "very strange star" some 1,480 light-years away …

We must protect the Grand Canyon before time runs out

Americans must prevail on President Obama to establish a national monument around Grand Canyon National Park before we lose this historic chance<p>In 1967, my father took me and eight of my brothers and sisters on a whitewater trip down the Colorado River through Grand Canyon National Park. We camped …

National Parks

Hikers Finish Epic Grand Canyon Thru-Hike

Pete McBride and Kevin Fedarko faced scarce water, treacherous crags, and the threat of booming tourism on their last push through the iconic American landscape.<p><i>Update: On November 2, 2016, at approximately 1:30 p.m. local time, Pete McBride completed his sectional "grand walk" through the Grand</i> …

National Parks

Gear Closet: First Look at Upcoming Gear From REI

A few weeks back I was lucky enough to be invited on a trip to Bryce Canyon where I would be treated to an early look at some new outdoor gear coming …

Physicist Says Our Universe Could Have Spawned From a Black Hole

What if the Big Bang was a black hole?<p>According to our best understanding of the Universe, if you travel back in time as far as you can, around 13.8 …

NASA Says These 10 Plants Are The Best At Naturally Filtering The Air In Your Home

Using space station technology to ensure the safety of your home may be easier than you thought. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration …

We Were Very Wrong About the Number of Galaxies in the Universe

Using the Hubble Space telescope and other observatories, astronomers have completed the most accurate census of galaxies in the observable universe …