Katherine Edgell

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Ask Ethan: If the Universe is expanding, why aren’t we?

Space is getting bigger, but atoms, humans, Earth and our Milky Way stay the same size. How is this possible?<p><i>“The Universe is expanding the way your</i> …

Comments of the Week #153: from the expanding Universe to the CMB’s location

“Science and religion are both the same thing. They’re there; they’re life. If it’s not science, it’s not a fact.” -Chuck BerryWe always take pride …

Ancient Galaxy Provides Clues about the Formation of the Universe

Everything that you see today, including ourselves, is made up of star dust from the result of that cosmic evolution over 13 billion years ago. For …

End of de-icer: spray-on coating could ice-proof cars forever

The new spray could prevent ice building up on windscreens, planes, wind turbines, oil rigs and power lines.<p>The misery of scraping ice from the car on a frozen winter morning is familiar to most motorists.<p>But a new invention could see an end to frost-bitten fingers and snapped credit cards …

The feds aren’t ready for the future of self-driving cars, report says

No steering wheel, no pedals, no clue<p>The federal government is operating in high gear trying to get out ahead of the self-driving car movement, which is probably good considering the existing laws and regulations are totally unprepared for what the future may bring, according to a draft report …

French astronomers say they have used modelling to halve the area where theoretical new satellite, 10 times the mass of Earth, might be<p>A group of French scientists have said they are closer to pinning down the location of Planet Nine, the mystery potential new addition to the list of major …

Universe

David Bowie's 8 most memorable movie roles

The 69-year-old was known for generation-defining music that spanned over 40 years, but in that time he also took on movie roles that were as eclectic as his music. And while he was by no means prolific on the screen, what he left stays with us just as much as his songs.<p>From an alien, to a vampire, …

Books,David Bowie,Music,Fiction,Music,Exhibitions,Art and design,Culture,Jack Kerouac,Ian McEwan,Truman Capote,Sarah Waters,Anthony Burgess,Vladimir Nabokov,George Orwell,Orlando Figes,Bruce Chatwin,Michael Chabon,Rupert Thomson<p>Jack Kerouac, Spike Milligan and Sarah Waters among star's favourite …

Looking Back at David Bowie's Most Powerful and Influential Songs

The Thin White Duke has died at 69, leaving behind some of the greatest music of all time. Here are some of the VICE staff's favorites.<p>The Thin White Duke has died at 69, leaving behind some of the greatest songs of all time. Here, some of our writers choose their favorites and explain what he …

CNN Republican debate: Winners and losers

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Republican presidential candidates sought to cement -- or improve -- their standings in a debate Tuesday night that comes less than two months before the first votes of the election season are cast.<p>The CNN debate in Las Vegas marked the first time the White House hopefuls shared …

An exercise scientist told us the biggest mistake people make when they decide to eat healthy

No matter what diet you pick, the problem remains the same: Eventually, it ends.<p>Research shows that the vast majority of people who diet to lose weight end up gaining back some or all of the weight they lost, typically within a few years. And most of us who try lifestyle changes like cutting carbs …

High Fat and Sugar Diets May Lead to Loss of Cognitive Flexibility

<b>A study at Oregon State University indicates that both a high-fat and a high-sugar diet, compared to a normal diet, cause changes in gut bacteria</b> …

8 Low-Carb Fruits for Fast Weight Loss

Though many conventional dieters turn to fruit to quell sugar cravings and stay satiated between meals, those following a low-carb plan often don’t …

NASA's New Horizons Probe Gives Us Our First Look at the 'Person in Pluto'

Humanity has looked up to the "Man in the Moon" for millennia, but this could be one of our first views of the "Person in Pluto."<p>The views are getting better and better as NASA's New Horizons spacecraft approaches Pluto for its July 14 flyby — and the pictures have begun revealing surface details. …

Solar System

Ancient Man Had Neanderthal Great-Great Grandfather

Analysis of the jawbone of a man who lived about 40,000 years ago reveals the closest direct descendant of a Neanderthal who mated with a modern human.<p>A modern human who lived in what is now Romania between 37,000 and 42,000 years ago had at least one Neanderthal ancestor as little as four …

Humanity

Climate change could undermine the last 50 years of health advances

Without major reforms climate change could trigger a discontinuity in the long-term progression of humanity, academics warn in The Lancet<p>Climate change threatens to undermine the last 50 years of advances in medical health, scientists have warned as they published a major report outlining the …

University College London

Colorado teen death blamed on hidden form of plague

DENVER (AP) — When a Colorado teen came down with a high fever and muscle aches, his family thought he had the flu. But he was dead within days and …

Mediterranean Diet Recipes For Weight Loss

The Mediterranean Diet is famous for its many health benefits from lowering the risk of heart disease and Alzheimer's Disease, to reducing the risk …

Burn 10,000 Calories This Month

Every dieter is looking for some ways to burn a few extra calories. But what if I told you that you could burn an extra 10,000 calories this …

How Many Calories Should I Eat A Day Normally?

There is no single answer to this question, as the amount of calorie intake is dependent on your current weight, height, age, gender and your general …