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Stories of St. Francis Are Boudoir Stories From A 100 Year Old Hotel

<i>All Images by Alejandro Misteró. Used under a Creative Commons License.</i><p>In the center of Tijuana, Mexico is a 100 year old hotel called St. Francis. …

Hospitality

These maps are cool, if you like viewing details of every dirt road ever

Australia has a lot of roads. A helluva a lot. But you've never quite seen them like this before.<p>These posters somehow manage to squeeze in …

Edward Burtynsky's corrupted landscapes – in pictures

Beautiful yet terrifying, Edward Burtynsky’s aerial photography is a reminder of just how much human activity has affected the planet – as industry and agriculture leave indelible scars everywhere<p>• Edward Burtynsky: ‘We’ve reached peak everything’

Western Australia

Canon 5D MkIV in hand…1st thoughts and an A7RII Comparison.

Canon 5D MkIV in hand…1st thoughts and an A7RII Comparison By Steve Huff It’s been a long while since I have shot with a Canon 5D. Long ago I owned …

Canon

Here's How Physicists Accelerate Particles to 99.99% The Speed of Light

F*cking magnets.<p>By now, you might be familiar with the concept of particle accelerators through the work of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the …

Physics

In pictures: Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2016

The winning images from this year's Astronomy Photographer of the Year have been announced.<p>Our Sun<p>Chinese photographer Yu Jun's picture of Baily's beads won him both the Our Sun category and the overall award, Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2016.<p>Baily's beads come from the specks of …

Astronomy

Jimmy Page: 'Led Zeppelin isn't done yet'

<i>Jimmy Page tells Neil McCormick he’s keen to do justice to the archive – with or without Robert Plant</i><p>'I really don’t listen to Led Zeppelin that much,” says Jimmy Page, with a twinkle. I’m not entirely sure I believe him. The rock band’s image may have been battered in recent years by the strife of …

JK Rowling's Nineties Harry Potter sketches and how they compare to the films

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Mars once had many moons

Mars’ misshapen moons, Phobos and Deimos, might be all that’s left of a larger family that arose in the wake of a giant impact with the Red Planet …

Want to see America before Trump takes power? These are the 50 greatest US experiences

Given the ever-so-slightly negative reaction to Donald Trump's election victory, not to mention concerns that some nationalities will face difficulty just getting into the country after January 20, it's safe to say that many will want to make the most of the US before the 45th president takes …

NASA to set fire in space for science, safety

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - An unmanned cargo ship pulled away from the International Space Station on Tuesday to stage the first of three planned NASA experiments on how big fires grow in space, an important test for astronaut safety.<p>Previous experiments in space were limited to the …

Space Exploration

Best Romantic Summer Getaways

Dubrovnik gets lots of love, but we’re smitten with the lesser-known city of Rovinj to the north. The terracotta rooftops, church steeples, and …

Santa Fe

Get ready for summer: The tallest, fastest, wildest rides opening in 2016

Step right up<p>The ultimate guide to the fastest, tallest and wildest rides opening in 2016<p>Step right up<p>The ultimate guide to the fastest, tallest and …

Scientists Can Create Chickens With Dinosaur Legs

Not scary. Not scary at all. Move along.<p>Scientists have known for years that a few tweaks to chicken DNA could yield a few atavistic traits—namely, bringing out more dinosaur-like traits buried in the bird. It's been done at least once with a beak turned into a snout. Now, researchers say they've …

Science Explains Why We Have Pubic Hair And Why Shaving It Might Not Be A Good Idea

Did you know that humans are the only mammalian species in the world to have long, coarse, pubic hair? It’s true! There are a couple of possible theories for this. One hypothesizes that our pubes are a visual signal that we are ready to mate, while another involves pheromones, or it could be …

Physiology

The Bright Spots On Ceres Just Got Even Weirder

The ever changing lights make for a complicated, tiny world in the middle of the asteroid belt.<p>Ceres was already a strange world, a relic of the early solar system hiding out in the asteroid belt, just a hair under 600 miles in diameter. It also has bright lights of what are probably salts …

How will shifting climate change US forests?

One foggy spring morning just after a hard rain, Park Williams was tromping through the woods deep in Arkansas' Ozark Mountains. Toiling down a steep …

Ecology

The Science of Having Wildly High Standards for Your Relationship

Are you demanding too much from your relationship? This is the intriguing question that opens a new investigation into the science of relationships, …

The Best Way to Stay Motivated | Men's Health

The participants who were faced with losing their money reached their goal 50 percent more often.<p>This is a behavioral economic theory called loss aversion, says lead study author Mitesh Patel, M.D. Your brain is hardwired to avoid loss at all costs.<p>Use this natural inclination to your advantage the …

Memories wiped by Alzheimer's could be revived, research suggests

Lost memories could be retrieved by shining a light on damaged brain cells, scientists at MIT find<p>Lost memories banished by Alzheimer's can in theory be rescued by stimulating nerve cells to grow new connections, a study has shown.<p>The proof-of-concept research, conducted in mice, raises the …

15 Science Experiments To Try This Easter Break

Endless fun with things you probably have in your kitchen cupboard already.

Chemicals

Scientists Grow Full-Sized, Beating Human Hearts From Stem Cells

It’s the closest we've come to growing transplantable hearts in the lab<p>Of the 4,000 Americans waiting for heart transplants, only 2,500 will receive new hearts in the next year. Even for those lucky enough to get a transplant, the biggest risk is the their bodies will reject the new heart and …

Boston

This Robot Has Real Muscles That Let It 'Walk' Towards The Light

It's the first time a bio-bot's locomotion is driven by cells from skeletal muscles<p>For the past few years, scientists have been experimenting with the best way to blend biological and robotic materials. Biological materials, they argue, can help robots in situations where they need to quickly adapt …

University of Illinois

How 'Electronic Mail' Changed The World

An excerpt from the September 1980 Issue of Popular Science, in honor of Ray Tomlinson's passing<p><i>On Saturday, March 5, 2016, computer programmer Ray Tomlinson passed away. He is credited with creating the first email system and including the @ symbol in email addresses, among other things. This</i> …

E-Mail

Imaginative Photographer Takes His "Gigantic" Dog on Extraordinary Adventures

Photographer Christopher Cline and his Goldendoodle Juji (pronounced Joo-ji) are a match made in Photoshop heaven. After moving from Virginia to Minnesota a few years ago, the artist was feeling homesick and "sliding into a sad place in life." Then, his girlfriend Christine brought home Juji. "I …

Owe

Pulsar Web Could Detect Low-Frequency Gravitational Waves

Monitoring a vast network of rapidly spinning pulsars is key to finding very-low-frequency gravitational waves, researchers say.

Gravitational Waves

Scientists turn rotten apples into highly efficient batteries

A new technological breakthrough could put leftover apples to good use. Researchers at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany found a way …

How We Can See the Atmosphere of Exoplanets That Are Hundreds of Light Years Away

With better telescopes, this may be how we find life, too.<p>We've been able to suss out what the atmospheres are like on a handful of impossibly far away exoplanets, but it's not an easy task. We've only just seen the atmosphere of anything close to Earth's size. But when the James Webb Space …

What Whales Do at Night

On a Saturday night in April Scott Kraus is getting ready to take out his boat from Sandwich, Mass., to spend the evening on Cape Cod Bay’s calm …

Whales

New Alzheimer’s Treatment Fully Restores Memory Function

Of the mice that received the treatment, 75 percent got their memory function back.<p>Australian researchers have come up with a non-invasive ultrasound …

Dementia