Julia McWilliams

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An Amateur Just Found The Signal of a Satellite NASA Lost 12 Years Ago

What an amazing story!<p>NASA confirmed an incredible discovery Tuesday - that an amateur radio astronomer, on the hunt for a classified government …

Something very weird is happening on Saturn’s moon Titan

Thanks to the efforts of NASA and its incredibly reliable Cassini spacecraft, we now know more about Saturn and its moons than ever before, but it …

Russian billionaire wants to beat NASA in the search for alien life, and he’s moving forward with his plan

If you’ve been paying attention to the scientific search for extraterrestrial life you’ll already know that in recent months the frosty Saturn moon …

NASA releases Cassini's 'farewell image' of Saturn and its moons

Cassini spacecraft was launched in 1997, the spacecraft orbited Saturn 2004 to 2017.<p>NASA has released a spectacular image of the ringed planet Saturn …

27 of Hubble's Best Photos for Its 27th Birthday

Hubble turns 27 today. Here's a look back at some of its most noteworthy accomplishments.<p>Hubble turns 27 today. Here's a look back at some of its most noteworthy accomplishments.

Cosmology

Taste Beyond The Tongue

This Photo Contains the Moon, Jupiter, and Jupiter’s Moons

On April 10th, 2017, there was a special meeting in the night sky: the Moon was seen close to Jupiter and Jupiter’s four largest moons, known as the …

You Won't Believe How Cheap These 10 Incredible Vacations Are

​These jaw-dropping beaches, metropolitan escapes, and outdoorsy adventures are all possible on a shoestring<p>With the end of a long, dreary winter comes longer days, the promise of rooftop season, and, of course, the travel itch. But shelling out massive amounts of cash for a week away from home is …

Scientists Have Peered into a Black Hole and Taken a Photo of Its Event Horizon for the Very First Time

The first attempt to peer inside a black hole and take an image of its event horizon—the point of no return—appears to have been a success, with no …

This Is Not a Drill: These 5 Healthy Snacks Are Actually Satisfying

The healthiest, most virtuous snack is worth nothing if you don’t want to eat it. After all: You don’t put in max effort during your weekend cycling trip only to wrap up the day with a sad handful of artificially sweetened puffed-air crisps. These days, we approach snacking like we tackle our …

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 …

Octopus And Squid Evolution Is Officially Weirder Than We Could Have Ever Imagined

They edit their own genes!<p>Just when we thought octopuses couldn't be any weirder, it turns out that they and their cephalopod brethren evolve …

Biology

The Best Homemade Ramen Soup Recipes

Chicken noodle soup has got nothing on these ramen recipes.<p>Traditional Japanese ramen ― the broth-y noodle soup loaded with umami flavors and often times topped with a soft boiled egg ― can take a long time to perfect. Ramen masters spend years honing their craft. But most of us living stateside …

Cooking

Dreaming of the expat life? Here's a cost-of-living calculator that can help make it happen

Dreaming about living in another country is easy, but creating a budget to make it happen is hard. Here's help.<p><b>Name:</b> theearthawaits.com<p><b>What it does</b>: The Earth Awaits website helps you get a financial picture for what the amount of money it would take to live abroad. Indicate your monthly budget, …

What to Cook This Week

<i>Sam Sifton emails readers of Cooking five days a week to talk about food and suggest recipes. That email also appears here. To receive it in your inbox,</i> <i>register here</i><i>.</i><p>Good morning. I’d sooner sew buttons than prepare or eat brunch on a Sunday, but Kim Severson’s recipe for breakfast carbonara, which …

2017 January 24 - M78 and Orion Dust Reflections

<b>M78 and Orion Dust Reflections</b> <b><br>Image Credit & Copyright:</b> Marco Burali, Tiziano Capecchi, Marco Mancini (MTM observatory, Italy)<p><b>Explanation:</b> In the …

Raging rivers, flooded freeways and a very wet Disneyland — scenes from Southern California's powerful storm

The storm that hit Southern California on Sunday lived up to its ominous billing, delivering heavy, sustained rain that flooded numerous streets and heightened mudslide worries.<p><b>Live updates: Powerful storm slams Southern California »</b><p>Here are some scenes from across the region:<p><b>Flooding</b><p><b>Life goes on</b><p>At …

The Most Charming Bed-and-Breakfasts in Big Cities Around the World

With a quiet and cozy atmosphere, friendly hosts, and a scrumptious breakfast served on china, a quaint bed-and-breakfast can be the perfect place to …

Here's What 9 Insanely Healthy Women Do Every Single Morning

For most of us, healthy living includes semi-regular workouts and attempts to eat as healthy as possible. But work, family, and the occasional happy hour have a weird way of intercepting even the most stringent wellness plan. As does the snooze button, because—as you've been told time and time …

Sexual Health

How Breaking One of the Most Basic Physical Laws Might Explain Dark Energy

Fudging the law of conservation of energy offers a new perspective on dark energy.<p>A group of theoretical physicists from France and Mexico has offered a fun new what-if for dark energy, one of physics' most profound outstanding mysteries. As described in the current <i>Physical Review Letters</i>, this …

Hawking: Gravitational Waves Could Revolutionize Astronomy

Black hole theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking has some thoughts on the discovery of gravitational waves.

5 Simple Ways to Improve Your Memory and Memorize Anything Faster

Imagine the power of being able to memorize anything faster.<p>Think about how much time you’d have, how much you could shorten the learning curve, and …

This Gorgeous Hawaii Park Is Said To Have a Spooky, Haunted Past

"I just got chicken skin thinking about it."<p>On the rural southern coast of Hawaii's Big Island lies a scenic and secluded 13-acre park featuring volcanic sea cliffs and tall ironwood trees. While it's an inviting place for a picnic, MacKenzie State Recreation Area has a supposedly dark and gruesome …

The Psychology of Halloween: 3 Reasons We Crave the Scare

Do you love scaring and being scared? Do you cherish the memories of Halloweens past? Do you collect decorations and costumes all year, waiting for the chance to trick or be tricked? You're not alone. Many of us can't resist a good fright. There are three main reasons we crave the scare.<p>The first …

If Cats Could Speak Human, What Would They Say?

The attempt to translate cat behavior and sounds<p>Chelsey Coombs doesn’t understand her cats. Her 18-month-old male tuxedo cat, Creature, “follows you into the bathroom—you can take a bath or a shower and he just sits there and watches,” she says. He jumps around a lot, meowing insistently whenever a …

Moorea Is The World's Most Beautiful Island You've Never Heard Of

It almost doesn't look real.<p>Just northwest of Tahiti lies another island that's part of French Polynesia, and despite how utterly stunning it is, chances are you've never heard of it.<p>Surrounded by a bright blue lagoon, the volcanically formed island of Moorea was rated as the third-best island in …

The 11 Best Breakfast Sandwiches In The Country

<i>By: Dan Gentile</i><p><i>Credit: Sara Norris/Thrillist</i><p>Breakfast comes in many different shapes and sizes, but the king of them all is the breakfast sandwich. It rules over the realm of morning meals, incorporating whatever ingredients it damn well pleases. The only bounds it knows are its book-ending slabs …

7 Healthy Lunches That'll Keep You Full All Day

We've all had that feeling of disappointment. You know when you're at work or school and it's time to eat your packed lunch and you wolf it down in 5 minutes and you're sad and still hungry? That's the worst. Avoid having that moment ever again by whipping up one of these meals the night before and …