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Congress, Don't Make Us Hitch Rides With Russia. Love, NASA

Saturday will mark 1,500 days since the Space Shuttle touched down for the final time. Grounding human spaceflights was always supposed to be …

NASA Finally Picked New Horizons' Next Destination

New Horizons has a new destination! The spacecraft, as you might remember, whizzed by the former planet known as Pluto earlier this summer. NASA has …

A Wish To Get Senior Year Right: Lessons From Iceland

Skaftafell, Iceland -- With her whole life ahead of her, our daughter will likely forget this moment in our family's history, but I won't.<p>I am sitting at a little wooden table in the tiny log cabin that is ours for the night here on a faraway coast in Iceland. The rain is coming down in sheets, …

Until Dawn is scarier than any horror film ever made

You've heard it before - eight unnaturally attractive teens go to a creepy cabin in the mountains and one-by-one they are picked off by a masked …

Horror

'Butterfly nebula': Hubble Telescope captures images of two stars, dust in wing formation

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has released images of a shimmering "cosmic butterfly," or the Twin Jet Nebula, made up of an aging star's exposed core …

Nasa starts year-long isolation to simulate life on Mars

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1190000/1190039_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524686299_76a0f227ec1bdbf92274d371d182f9bf<p><b>A team of Nasa recruits has begun living in a dome near a barren volcano in Hawaii to simulate what life would be like on Mars.</b><p>The isolation …

Two Gay Men Who Fled ISIS Just Made U.N. History

"ISIS are also professional when it comes to tracking gay people," one gay Iraqi man told a historic session of the U.N. Security Council. "They hunt them down one by one. ... And it's like dominoes. If one goes, the others will be taken down too."<p>UNITED NATIONS — Three months after arriving in the …

Hillary and Bernie at the prison gates: Mass incarceration is finally a hot political issue — if we want to save America we must seize the moment

Black Lives Matter has pushed America’s deranged prison system into the 2016 campaign — now change is up to us<p>Mass incarceration is an issue whose time has finally come. There are many signs that the wind is shifting on the question of America’s vast, wasteful and immensely destructive prison …

21 More Lesbian Slang Terms You’ve Probably Never Heard Before

Three years ago we published 20 Lesbian Slang Terms You’ve Never Heard Before, which introduced y’all to the terms Bambi-Sexuality, “Make Scissors of …

Lesbian

The Secret, Deadly Life of Seashells

Think seashells are just pretty ocean ornaments? Think again. Shells, and the mollusks that live in them, can be deadly.<p>Their geometry captivated Sir …

Sian Williams: how to rewire your brain to avoid decline

The former BBC News presenter Sian Williams explores new research showing that simple lifestyle changes can help reverse mental decline<p>I’m at the University of Cambridge, having a panic attack. I can’t breathe, my head’s spinning, my heart’s going like the clappers and there’s a psychiatrist …

10 Free Online Courses To Make You More Successful

Debt is never a fun thing to be in. But, there are many actions that you can take that will help you rid yourself of the burden of debt once and for …

Personal Finance

‘Millennials of New York’ is the Instagram Parody We’ve Been Waiting For

A new Instagram account parodying the lives of millennials popped up this week, and it’s really, really funny.<p>Called “Millennials of New York,” the …

TV shows

Who do you think you are? Now you can find out with a do-it-yourself DNA test

‘I’m about to open the result,” Sue Mitchell announces excitedly when she answers her phone. “Oh, wow,” I reply, knowing it’s a result that could change not just her life, but the dynamic of her whole family. “I’ll leave you to it. We can talk later.”<p>Do-it-yourself DNA tests have never been so …

Genealogy

Chemistry explains why cold brew coffee tastes better than hot

Abi Porter/Flickr<p>Smooth and sweet versus floral and acidic: Any coffee aficionado can note the distinctive taste profiles that distinguish cold brew …

19 Men Go Shirtless And Share Their Body Image Struggles

"No one can tell I have a belly when my shirt is on, so I feel like I'm exposing a secret when my shirt comes off."<p>The fruitless quest for a "perfect" body isn't unique to women, though based on the body image conversations we tend to hear, it's easy to think so.<p>Rather than obsess over attaining …

The new Dell Chromebook 13 is one of the most premium Chromebooks yet

The standard model of the new Dell Chromebook 13, which was announced today, starts at $399, boots in under 6 seconds, and offers around 12 hours of battery life. It has 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, and a 1.5 GHz Intel Celeron processor.<p>Without question, the Dell Chromebook 13 is one of the most …

Chromebook

‘Alien’ genome reveals octopus secrets

Scientists have discovered striking differences between the octopus and other invertebrates.<p>The first whole genome analysis of an octopus also …

Biology

11 things successful people do right before bed

Successful people understand that their success starts and ends with their mental and physical health, which is almost entirely dependent upon their getting enough sleep.<p>That is why good bedtime routines are a key ritual for so many of them.<p>Here's what many successful people do right before bed:

What Bernie Does for the Democrats

The Democratic Party's single biggest worry in the run up to the 2016 presidential campaign should not be which GOP contender its nominee will face. It should be can the Democratic nominee do what President Obama did in 2008 and again in 2012 and turn the campaign into a crusade for the White …

Coffee Culture: Some Of The Coolest Coffeeshops From Coast To Coast

All frequent travelers know that your morning caffeine frenzy doesn't dissipate just because you're away from home. In fact, due to late nights out …

25 Things Every College Student Should Know About Love And Sex

For incoming freshmen, college hookup culture can feel like a huge question mark with three options: have some one-night-stands, find the person you're going to marry, or never kiss a soul. While the social atmosphere is different at every school, love, sex and dating (and questions about all …

I Asked Atheists How They Find Meaning In A Purposeless Universe

If there's no afterlife or reason for the universe, how do you make your life matter? Warning: The last answer may break your heart.<p>"The way I find meaning is the way that most people find meaning, even religious ones, which is to get pleasure and significance from your job, from your loved ones, …

Sleep on your side to ward off Alzheimer's disease: New study

Sleeping on one's side, as opposed to other positions such as on one's back or stomach may more effectively remove brain waste, reducing the chances …

Neuroscience

Feelin' The Bern: Sanders Devotees Speak Out About NPR's Coverage

I came back from a few days away to a barrage of emails from supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders, who is campaigning for the Democratic presidential nomination. Many emailers cut and pasted this message, part of this Reddit thread, which objected to Monday's <i>Morning Edition</i> conversation between …

Grab These Educational iPad Apps-They Are Free Today

August 6, 2015<br>As is the case once every week, we feature here a compilation of educational apps that are on sale. These deals are valid at least here …

Apps

Bernie Sanders most retweeted candidate during debate

The Republican candidates on Thursday night’s stage may have all been fighting for attention, but who really stole the show (at least on Twitter) was a presidential candidate from the opposite party.<p>Bernie Sanders had the most retweeted presidential candidate tweet during the debate, according to …

Clinton readies student loan reform rollout

“This will be the big ticket item,” a source with knowledge of her rollout says.<p>After the dust settles from the Republican debate and before she breaks from the campaign trail for her Hamptons vacation, Hillary Clinton on Monday will roll out what is expected to be the most detailed and costly …