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Japan Just Found a Huge Rare-Earth Mineral Deposit That Can Supply The World For Centuries

This could change the global economy.<p>Researchers have found a deposit of rare-earth minerals off the coast of Japan that could supply the world for …

Rare Earth

How to Complain at a Hotel

Even in the best hotels, things go wrong occasionally. Patience, persistence, and smile go a long way toward getting results when you have a valid …

Customer Service

The life and death of Homaro Cantu, the genius chef who wanted to change the world

Between 2004 and 2016, the most inventive food on the planet, possibly in history, came out of a small restaurant in downtown Chicago. At Moto, your first course was your menu itself, which was typically printed in edible ink on a giant tortilla chip. When you finished your menu, you would be …

Artificial Sweeteners

This Is (Probably) the Only Way Dark Matter Interacts with Ordinary Matter

Dark matter has led scientists on a bit of a wild goose chase lately. New, more accurate measurements of a group of colliding galaxies appear to …

Dark Matter

Scientists Have Discovered a New Stem Cell That Could Heal Brain Damage

This could be a game-changer.<p>A newly discovered type of stem cell could help brains repair themselves from injury or even debilitating diseases like …

Neuroscience

A star ‘seen’ from 9 billion light years away

Astronomers have captured views of a star 9 billion light years away — more than halfway across the universe. And more marvels are ahead.<p>Nicknamed …

Universe

The Milky Way Galaxy Is Growing Faster Than the Speed of Sound

Our Milky Way galaxy is growing faster than the speed of sound as new stars pop up in its hinterlands, a new study suggests.<p>"The Milky Way is pretty …

Universe

How close are we to video-recording our dreams?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Although most of us dream four to six times a night, we forget 90% of our dreams 10 minutes after they end.<p>Dreams are designed to be forgotten, explained Antonio Zadra, a psychology professor at the Université de Montréal. It's "very important to not confuse dream experiences with …

Brain Activity

There's Mounting Evidence The African Continent Is Splitting in Two

A huge crack has appeared in Kenya, and it's growing.<p>A large crack, stretching several kilometres, made a sudden appearance recently in south-western …

Geology

3 Simple Ways to Reduce Your Taxes

Here's how to cut the amount you have to pay the Internal Revenue Service.<p>Nobody likes to pay more in taxes than they absolutely have to. By the time …

The Scientific Reason Why Knuckles Crack Is Not What You'd Expect

Researchers conclude: It's not the sound of popping bubbles.<p>The sweet release of cracking knuckles has always baffled scientists. Over the years, …

Imaging

Bones found on an island in 1940 are '99 percent' likely to be Amelia Earhart's

The mystery of Amelia Earhart's disappearance may finally have been solved, thanks to a new forensics study that shows a very high likelihood that …

Union Bank

Volatility index manipulation contributed to the market plunge last week, whistleblower alleges in interview

Through his attorney, an alleged whistleblower has written a letter to the SEC alleging the CBOE Volatility Index, a key measure of market fear, is …

Stock Markets

Georg Cantor and the Beauty of Infinity

Georg Cantor (1845-1918)<p>On March 3, 1845, German mathematician <b>Georg Cantor</b>, creator of the set theory was born. <b>Set Theory</b> is considered the …

Black Hole "Firewalls" Could Change Physics Forever

Falling into a black hole was never going to be fun. As soon as physicists realized that black holes exist, we knew that getting too close to one …

Physics

Here's What You Need to Know About That Mysterious Radiation Cloud Over Europe

Russia has confirmed it's real.<p>After weeks of silence and denials, Russia has confirmed that it too has detected evidence of a mysterious radiation …

New Data Shows TRAPPIST-1 Planets Are More Habitable Than We Ever Thought

There could be water! And air!<p>You've probably been on the edge of your seat wondering what the TRAPPIST-1 planetary system has been up to. Now we …

Tom Cruise Injured During Dangerous Stunt For ‘Mission: Impossible 6’ — Is He Okay?

Oh no! Tom Cruise got injured while pulling off a scary stunt for the sixth movie in the ‘Mission: Impossible’ franchise. The legendary actor seemed …

Is Dark Energy Just An Illusion, As Is Often Suggested?

A renewed suggestion that dark energy may not be real — dispensing with 70% of the stuff in the universe — has reignited a longstanding debate.<p>Dark …

Dark Matter

Suspended – Medium

Only 30 Minutes Remain Between You and This Beef Chili Skillet Lasagna

Lasagna is one of the best comfort food dishes on Earth — if you don’t go back for seconds, then you must have self-control as a super power. The only problem is preparing it takes so much <i>time</i> and <i>effort,</i> not to mention the pile of dirty pans waiting for you. With this lasagna though, we’re talking …

Cooking

Ask Ethan: How Many Black Holes Are There In The Universe?

For the third time in history, we’ve directly detected an unmistakable signature of black holes: gravitational waves resulting from their merger. Combine that with what we know from stellar orbits around the galactic center, X-ray and radio observations of other galaxies, and gas infall/velocity …

Black Holes

Investors are completely ignoring Tesla's biggest flaw

The market cap, at more than $50 billion, is bigger than that of General Motors, Ford, and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. The Big Three are now the Big Three plus one tiny carmaker in California that investors think will take over the world.<p>Tesla is also on the verge of launching its Model 3 …

Tesla

10 Sneaky Tricks to Make Your Living Room Look Expensive

Next to the kitchen, the living room is arguably the most important room in the home. True to its name, it's where <i>life</i> happens. It's where guests …

Home Decorating

5 Reasons Why The 21st Century Will Be The Best One Ever For Astrophysics

It’s been a staple of science throughout the centuries: the arrogant thinking that we’ve almost arrived at the ultimate answers to our deepest questions. Scientists thought that Newton’s mechanics described everything, until they discovered the wave nature of light. Physicists thought we were …

Physics

This Tiny Italian Town Will Pay You To Move There

Sometimes, we all imagine we could have better lives elsewhere—somewhere simpler, somewhere more picturesque, somewhere with a lot of pizza. Today, …

Goats

It’s official: Saturn’s moon has just about everything you need to make life

Deep-sea vents could infuse Enceladus' ocean with microbe food<p>The results are back from the Cassini spacecraft's closest encounter with Enceladus, and they're good news for folks who hope to find aliens on Saturn's icy moon.<p>Cassini discovered geysers shooting out of Enceladus' south pole back in …

Astronomy

10 Absurdly Underrated Cities in Europe

Looking for some cities less commonly seen by the typical tourists eye? While places like Barcelona and Rome are a must, we’ve got some equally …