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Researchers conclude the universe contains fewer Earth-like planets than previously thought

(Phys.org)—A small team of researchers, three with Swedish Institutions and one from the U.S. has created a computer model of the known universe and …

Universe

Photonic Propulsion Could Send a Spacecraft to Mars in As Little As 3 Days

If the technology can actually be scaled enough to use on space probes, it might be the key to visiting worlds outside our solar system.<p>There's no argument in the astronomical community—rocket-propelled spacecraft can take us only so far. The SLS will likely take us to Mars, and future rockets …

Two women turn plastic to food with a powerful mushroom

There’s a lot of plastic in the world. So much that it seems overwhelming to comprehend and figure out what the world will do with the tens of …

Public support for environmental regulations varies by state

When it comes to potential trade-offs between the environment and the economy, most Americans say stricter environmental regulations are worth the …

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 …

"Pussy posse": quand Leonardo DiCaprio enchaînait les filles, les fêtes et les excès

Avant de tourner avec les plus grands (Martin Scorsese, Woody Allen) il a été le leadeur du “Pussy Posse” une bande d’acteurs déchaînés dans le …

Researchers: Testosterone treatment effective for older men

As men age, their sexual function, vitality and strength can decline, but researchers had not yet established whether testosterone treatment is …

Medicine

Here's What Popular Dog Breeds Looked Like Before And After 100 Years of Breeding

Here's how we've shaped our best friends.<p>Dogs have been our furry companions for thousands of years, but they didn't always look the way they do …

Pets

Reaching Mars in a few days? It's possible, NASA video says

Ever since NASA announced plans to send a manned mission to Mars in the 2030s and Hollywood got in on the action with "The Martian," the Red Planet has loomed large in our collective imagination. Now, thanks to a video released by NASA, we can add a new bit of heat to Mars fever -- the idea that we …

Men Are Using This Pickup Artist's Gross Tinder Message to Have Sex With Women, Apparently

If you must know, he calls it the "Apocalypse Opener."<p>Folks, please don't try this on Tinder. Apparently, some men have been sending the exact same message to women on the dating app in an effort to have sex with them. Right away. The lengthy text, which opens with "Hey, I know this is kinda weird …

Relationships

Catherine, la paysanne « rebelle » qui vend ses semences illégales

<b>Une véritable « guerre des graines » semble s’être enclenchée en réaction à</b> <b>l’accaparement du patrimoine agricole par des groupes industriels, avec</b> …

4 Ways Meditation Will Improve Your Brain

There's been a lot of talk over the past few years about the benefits of meditation and it's connection to the mind and body. But it's not simply …

The pee color spectrum: What it means

Did you know that looking into the toilet bowl is like looking into a crystal ball for your health? The color of your pee can change depending on how hydrated you are, what foods you've been eating, and even as a weird side effect to certain medications. Here's what your urine color says about your …

Wellness

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What happens to unused metals extracted from Earth's crust?

We continue to extract metals from the earth’s crust, with the associated risks to people and the environment, although only half of some of the …

Metals

Why Wind Power Is Finally Taking Off in America

Last year saw a lot of wind turbines and farms being built. So many, that as of 2015, the wind industry has installed 75 gigawatts of …

A Chicago orgasmic meditation teacher on increasing the power and potency of climax

click to enlarge<p><i><br>Chicagoans is a first-person account from off the beaten track, as told to Anne Ford. This week's Chicagoan is Tazima Davis, sex and</i> …

Los Angeles

China will relocate 9,000 people to build world's biggest radio telescope

More than 9,000 people in southwest China will need to leave their homes in order to make space for the world's largest radio telescope.<p>Residents …

Universe

'Ground Zero' Brain Region for Alzheimer's Highlighted

<b>Essential for maintaining cognitive function as a person ages, the tiny locus coeruleus region of the brain is vulnerable to toxins and infection.</b><p>A …

Neuroscience

Top 15 Amazing Basement Design Ideas – DIY Basement Ideas

<i>Ready to remodel that basement? What should you do with it?</i><p><b>Did you know?</b> That dark, cold, and empty basement can deliver some of the best returns on …

Toxic chemicals found in beached pilot whales in Scotland

Scientists find levels of mercury and cadmium in the whales’ brains increased with age<p>Scientists have found clear evidence that whales are absorbing high levels of toxic heavy metals, with cadmium found in the brains of pilot whales which washed up in Scotland.<p>Chemists at the University of Aberdeen …

17 Cheap Organic Foods You Should Be Buying

Compared to conventional foods, certain organic foods are so affordable that you shouldn’t ignore them while grocery shopping.<p>You’re typically …

Astronomers now have a way to rank the likelihood of life on other planets — and Earth's score isn't what you might expect

The Kepler Spacecraft is focused on a tiny patch of sky in our Milky Way galaxy, hoping to detect planets as they transit in front of their stars.<p>But if alien astronomers are doing the same, and detect Earth transiting in front of the Sun, how habitable would Earth appear?<p>You might think, because, …

Le CO2, nouveau moteur de l’économie durable ?

Edito : Le CO2, nouveau moteur de l’économie durable ?<p>En 2014, l’homme a émis plus de 50 milliards de tonnes-équivalent-CO2 (dont 36 gigatonnes de …

Facebook is quietly making incredible computer art with your photos

Instagram's doing it also<p>Here's something awesome for your Friday. It's been discovered that for every photo you upload to Facebook or Instagram, the company quietly makes an html page that replicates that photo using ASCII — text characters, put more simply. It's a really neat effect, and lets you …

Lord Lucan shot himself, then fed to tiger, reveals gambling mate

Lord “Lucky” Lucan was like a character from a novel. Once asked to screen test for the role of James Bond, the high stakes-gambling, Aston Martin-driving member of the UK’s upper parliament is the subject of a fascinating 42-year mystery.<p><i>“The scent and smoke and sweat of a casino are nauseating at</i> …

This Is Why You Should Get Screened for Depression

And screened regularly.<p>Depression affects an increasingly large portion of the U.S. population. Yesterday, the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) released a report recommending that all people over the age of 18, including pregnant and postpartum women, get regularly screened for …

Best New Skyscrapers of Europe in 2015

As part of the search for the Best Skyscraper of 2015, the following selection looks at the most striking new skyscrapers of Europe. The current …

Europe