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How Architecture Could Shape Your Microbiome

Architecture could play a key role in exposing us to the good bacteria, and keeping us away from the bad.<p>Scientists are only just beginning to understand how important germs are to our well-being. Our microbiome, the huge collection of microorganisms like bacteria and fungi that our bodies host, …

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The hybrid solar eclipse – in pictures

A rare hybrid solar eclipse has taken place, switching between a total eclipse (where the moon completely covers the sun) and an annular one (where a halo of sunlight is visible around the moon)

Battleship Island, Creepy Abandoned Society In Japan, Offers Public Tours

In 1959, over 5,000 people lived and worked on Hashima, also called Battleship Island or Ghost Island, off the coast of Nagasaki, Japan.<p>The bustling coal-mining city -- more dense than Manhattan -- offered a school, restaurants, hospital and movie theater to its busy residents. The island had a …

14 Gorgeous Structures In The Running For The 'Building Of The Year' Award

This year's festival will be held from October 2nd - 4th in Singapore at the Marina Bay Sands, a building which was itself once a WAF Award winner.<p>More than 300 projects from 50 countries made the official 2013 shortlist, and the architects responsible will each have a chance to make their case to …

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If you don’t have video in your content mix, you’re missing out. It’s simpler to make than ever, ...<p>November 1, 2017<p>Want to know how to make …

Box Used as a TV Stand Turns out to Be an Antique Worth $10 Million

(Photo: Rouillac)<p>This Seventeenth Century Japanese lacquer box was a masterpiece in its time and, in our time, stout enough to support a heavy …

Hello Kitty Color Contact Lenses Give You Cute Cat Eyes

Hello Kitty Color Contact Lenses are the next best thing to getting Japan's most popular anime character tattooed on your corneas. These extra-wide …

This Is A 12-Course Gourmet Meal In A Can

Prix fixe meals are all the rage. But what would they look like if Chef Boyardee got in on the trend?<p>Halibut poached in truffle butter. Roast pork belly and celeriac root puree. Maybe even some of Momofuku’s Crack Pie for dessert. It’s not New York’s latest must-try tasting menu. It’s a meal in a …

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The 20 big questions in science

From the nature of the universe (that's if there is only one) to the purpose of dreams, there are lots of things we still don't know – but we might do soon. A new book seeks some answers<p>1 What is the universe made of?<p>Astronomers face an embarrassing conundrum: they don't know what 95% of the …

What is Foucault's Pendulum?

Google's latest doodle marks what would have been the 194th birthday of Jean Bernard Léon Foucault, the French physicist who used a simple pendulum to prove that the Earth rotates in space. But how does his elegant experiment work?<p>During Foucalt’s life it was already proven that the Earth rotated, …

Scientists discover life after brain death

The brain may live on after what's long been considered brain death. New research from the University of Montreal finds that there's a deeper state of coma beyond what doctors have been considering to be the final line. Traditionally, when an EEG recording — a measurement of electrical activity …

Best photos of Venus and Saturn after sunset

Venus and Saturn are in the same field of view of your binoculars from September 15 to 21. Look west after sunset. Plus … check out these …

Doctors Vacuum A 2-Foot-Long Clot Out Of Man's Leg

The human body is so weird.<p>So we don't know how 62-year-old Todd Dunlap is feeling right now. We just can't imagine. Last month, doctors vacuumed a two-foot-long clot out of his leg veins—a first for the state of California, according to UCLA, where Dunlap was treated.<p>Dunlap's doctors used a …

Technically Advanced Ancient Tribe Built Indus Valley Civilization

Researchers believe that what is now one of the most vulnerable tribes in central India built the ancient Indus Valley Civilization using unique …

Audi: Carbon Fiber Too Expensive; Future Is In Mixing Materials

Audi is looking beyond carbon fiber for stronger, lighter cars.<p>BMW just yesterday began production of its carbon-fiber-bodied i3—a vehicle that makes some major advances in the way lightweight, mass-produced vehicles are made.<p>But for now, BMW appears to be going it alone. For Audi, which was a …

Elite team of researchers plots one-way trip to Jupiter's ice moon Europa to look for aliens

Kristian von Bengston, the do-it-yourself space king and cofounder of Copenhagen Suborbitals, just announced the first phase of a project that's either extremely ambitious or unrealistic, depending on who you ask. Objective Europa is a scheme to send humans on a one-way trip to Jupiter's ice moon …

Deep Impact, RIP: NASA's comet-hunting mission comes to an end

After nine years of interstellar investigations, the mission of NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft has come to an end. In a press release issued today, the agency "reluctantly pronounced" that they had given up efforts to restore communication with the comet-hunting probe.<p>The announcement isn't …

10 ways to get in touch with the natural world

GETTING IN TOUCH with the natural world where I live, in the mountains of British Columbia, isn’t very difficult. I just need to step out of my …

Three Modern Travel Writing Classics

While I’ve met a few modern-day nomads in my travels, most of us can’t be on the road all the time. So how can we keep our wanderlust satiated in those stretches between journeys? We can escape into a really good book that brings a far-off place to us.<p>Here are three extraordinary travel narratives …

Judge: Yes, you can name your baby “Messiah” in Tennessee

The ruling is a reversal of a previous judge’s decision that the name had only been “earned” by Jesus Christ<p>A judge on Wednesday reversed a previous court ruling that forced a Tennessee woman to change her son's name from "Messiah" to "Martin."<p>A disagreement with her son's father about the child's …

6 things you need to know about Janet Yellen

She may soon be the most powerful economist in the world<p>With Larry Summers knocked out of the running for Federal Reserve chair, attention has turned to Janet Yellen, considered his main rival for the job. So far, what most Americans know about her is that she is not Larry Summers, which is no …

The radical constitutional change everyone missed

For first time in decades, both war and the Fed have become part of politics again. Is the Cold War finally over?<p>In early September, two shocking events changed politics in Washington, possibly forever. Congress effectively voted down a war in Syria, stopping a president from launching missile …

In China, 93% of dementia cases go undetected

By some estimates, China has the largest population of people suffering dementia—9.2 million people, as of 2010. That stands to reason given that China has the largest population on earth.<p>What’s alarming, though, is that only a tiny fraction of those people have been diagnosed. Some 93% of cases of …

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Anthony Weiner sext scandal reveals the almighty power of the internet

As a tableau it is becoming ever more familiar: the disgraced politician flanked by family members in various states of humiliation or anger, as he tries to explain away his moment of madness.<p>Last week it was the turn of the New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner, mortified wife by his side. He …

A super typhoon is headed for Hong Kong: here’s what you need to know

An atmospheric monster has blossomed in the western Pacific Ocean, and it could have a devastating impact on Hong Kong this weekend.<p>On Thursday, Super Typhoon Usagi—now officially Earth’s strongest storm this year—rapidly grew from tropical storm strength to the equivalent of a category five …

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