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NASA team set to fly balloon mission seeking evidence of cosmological inflation

Now that scientists have confirmed the existence of gravitational waves, a NASA team is set to search for a predicted signature of primordial …

Gravitational Waves

The Two Big Bangs

When you think about how the Universe got its start, from a scientific point of view, there’s one theory that explains what we see above all others: the Big Bang. But not everyone agrees on what “the Big Bang” actually means. In particular, there’s always some news that periodically goes around …

Universe

An 80-Year-Old Prank Revealed, Hiding in the Periodic Table!

You wouldn’t know it, because it’s hiding down there at the bottom of the periodic table of elements, but it’s a prank—something a five-year-old might do—and the guy who did it was one of the greatest chemists in America. It’s pure silliness, staring right at you, right where I’ve drawn my circle, …

Periodic Table

Pulling an All-Nighter Is Worse Than Six Months of Unhealthy Eating

Pulling an All-Nighter Is Worse Than Six Months of Unhealthy EatingUNITED STATES - CIRCA 1960s: Man in bed, in tranquil sleep. (Photo by H. Armstrong …

Sleep

Automakers battle for high-tech dominance on the road to self-driving car | Reuters

TOKYO/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - At the recent Frankfurt Auto Show, Ford Motor Co unveiled a new feature that lets drivers pre-set their car to go at or just above the speed limit. In-car cameras and software read and react to road signs, speeding the car up or slowing it down.<p>Carlos Ghosn, CEO of the …

Autonomous Cars

Death toll from Bucharest nightclub fire could double, warns Romania's health minister

After the fire as Colectiv, a club in the basement of a Communist-era sport-shoe factory, the death toll of 29 could be higher, says Raed Arafat<p>The number of deaths from a fire that tore through a Bucharest club could double, Romania’s health minister has warned.<p>Two young women, aged 25 and 31, …

Do I Have to Open the Wine My Guest Brought? Your 30-Second Etiquette Guide

Etiquette expert Ben Schott answers your burning questions about dinner party.<p><i>Writer and Bon Appétit contributor Ben Schott knows his manners. In his new (and succinct) column, the author of Schott’s Original Miscellany offers up his essential etiquette for the restaurant enthusiast.</i><p><b>What’s the</b> …

Etiquette

New Species On Human Family Tree Discovered In Ancient Mass Grave

Homo naledi had small brains but human-like traits, upending the fossil record<p>In September of 2013, two cave explorers, on a routine exploration in South Africa happened upon a collection of fossils that would soon question our current understanding of humans’ ancestral history. While probing a …

Anthropology

The World's 18 Strangest Hotels

For the intrepid, quirky and adventurous traveler, the flower-quilted double bed and lacquered furniture of a typical hotel room is just plain boring. Here are the world's 18 strangest hotels.<p>The first thing every hotel developer considers before construction is "who is the guest, and why are they …

Living Rooms

12 Cool Ways to Wear Green Makeup on St. Patrick's Day

Bold makeup looks have never been more popular on the runway. And luckily for the St. Patrick's Day set, the color green dominated this season from New York Fashion Week to Paris. Models at the Prabal Gurung show during New York Fashion Week rocked jade green ultra sleek cat eyes, while at the …

Fashion Week

These Gorgeous Photos Get You Up And Close And Personal With Bees Before They’re Gone

Excuse me, bee, you’ve got a little pollen on your face.<p>For 10 days–almost without sleeping–Sam Droege did nothing but take incredibly detailed photos of bees.<p>Each fuzzy hair, and sometimes a tiny scrap of pollen, is clearly visible, using a technique that stitches together dozens of extreme …

Insects

10 podcasts to sharpen your sales skills

In the competitive 21st century marketplace, it’s more important than ever to keep your sales skills sharp. Regardless of how busy you are, podcasts provide an opportunity to continue learning without disrupting your daily routine. Whether you’re traveling, exercising or sitting in a waiting room, …

Marketing

How Taking Off In An RV Saved This CEO’s Sanity–And His Business

Joel Holland worried his wanderlust would undo his business. Instead, it transformed it.<p>It was 2013, and Joel Holland should have been happy.<p>Holland had friends, a girlfriend, and was living the entrepreneur’s dream: his stock footage company, VideoBlocks, was profitable and doing $10 million in …

Now There Are Miraculous Cotton Candy Grapes From The Heavens

God is grape.<p>How can you crave something you didn't even know existed mere hours ago?<p>That happens after you taste a "cotton candy grape," a relatively new variety to hit grocery stores in recent years (and now trending on social media), thanks to the brilliant wizards/grape growers at Grapery, a …

Cotton Candy