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These Are The 2016 National Book Award Finalists

From a group of 40, the finalists for the National Book Awards have been whittled to just half that number. The National Book Foundation released its shortlists Thursday for its annual prize in four categories: fiction, nonfiction, poetry and young people's literature.<p>Among the novelists, scholars, …

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A Mystery Comet Impact Triggered The Evolution of Our Earliest Ancestors, Say Geologists

A second impact, 10 million years after the dinosaurs.<p>Around 56 million years ago, Earth experienced one of the most significant warming events in …

Earth Science

Curiosity Rover Might Just Explore Mars Forever at This Point

Curiosity was originally only going to study Mars for two years, but the brave little rover just kept on keepin’ on, and earlier this month it …

Mars Rover

There's a scientific way you can tell if you've met 'the one'

If you wanna know if he loves you so, it's in his ... DNA?<p>Yep, that's right -- according to a new study, the mystery behind "sparks flying" has finally been solved, and the answer was hiding in our genes all along.<p>According to the study, published in Nature, the key to attraction lies within a …

AOL

How German physicists reacted to the Hiroshima bomb

During World War II, a group of scientists led by Werner Heisenberg worked on designing a nuclear weapon for Nazi Germany. They were, thankfully, …

Physics

Animated fantasy film charms Japan and soars to top of box office

Makoto Shinkai’s Your Name features a gender-swapping storyline that rekindles themes of classic Japanese literature<p>Themes of body swapping, the search for love and a frantic quest to save a town from imminent destruction have combined to propel a Japanese animated film to box office gold, and …

Anime

World's first typhoon turbine could power all of Japan for 50 years

An engineer in Japan is looking for a silver lining in the destructive typhoons that regularly drench the island nation. Atsushi Shimizu has invented …

Renewable Energy

9 Breathtaking Road Trips You Must Take & Be Mesmerized

One of my most favourite ways to explore is by car. When we visited the USA we went to the Grand Canyon by car and to Las Vegas and California. Even …

An Ancient Greek Algorithm Could Reveal All-New Prime Numbers

Moar primes!<p>In case you missed it, mathematicians are pretty obsessed with prime numbers - the limitless 'atoms' of the mathematical world that are …

Mathematics

Student discovers a way to destroy superbug bacteria without antibiotics

A 25-year-old student has discovered a way to destroy antibiotic-resistant bacteria without pummeling them with more antibiotics. Shu Lam …

China Hunts for Scientific Glory, and Aliens, With New Telescope

PINGTANG COUNTY, China — When hundreds of engineers and builders began clambering up a jagged hill in southwestern China to assemble a giant telescope in a deep, bowl-shaped basin, poor villagers sometimes crept over the sheer slopes to glimpse the country’s latest technological wonder.<p>“We’ve never …

Universe

Will NASA Announce the Discovery of Life on Europa Next Week?

NASA found something on one of Jupiter’s moons, but it’s not telling us what it is yet.<p>The space agency will hold a media conference on Monday to …

Astronomy

Water Bears’ DNA Makes Them Practically Indestructible

Burn it. Freeze it. Chuck it into space. Water bear don’t care. The water bear, also known as the tardigrade or moss piglet, is one of the weirdest …

Mississippi River

Rare sea life found in mysterious underwater 'mountains'

Scientists recently traveled thousands of miles below the ocean's surface to explore underwater mountain ranges of cone-shaped dormant and active volcanoes with peaks rising 9,843 feet above the seafloor off the coast of Hawaii.<p>Living along these seamounts, Conservation International researchers …

Science Says There Are 4 Basic Types of People. Which One Are You?

According to a recent study, 90 percent of us are either optimistic, pessimistic, trusting, or envious. Guess which group was the biggest.<p>How trustworthy are people? How far do we trust one another?<p>That's what researchers set out to discover. In a recently published study, scientists from a number …

Psychology

New discovery shatters previous beliefs about Earth's origin

A new study led by Western University's all-star cosmochemist Audrey Bouvier proves that the Earth and other planetary objects formed in the early …

Chemistry

Here's Why Sleeping Naked Is So Much Better for You

Sleeping in the nude doesn't just feel better; it's better for you.<p>Those who ditch the usual PJ and baggy college T-shirt rigamarole swear by the …

Sleep

Humans and Neanderthals had sex. But was it for love? - Vox

An investigation.<p>In 1911, Marcellin Boule, a French paleontologist, published the first scientific description of the Neanderthal species. And let’s just say it didn’t have a lot of sex appeal.<p>The skeleton in Boule’s volume, dubbed the "Old Man of La Chapelle," was a wretched creature: a …

University of Washington

Meet Todd Rider, the Man Who Maybe, Probably Cured Most of the Viruses on Earth

"I believe that DRACO has the potential to completely revolutionize the treatment and prevention of viral infections in the 21st century."<p>Todd Rider, …

Research

Sydney University student Seamus Thomson handpicked by NASA to look for alien life on Saturn's moon Enceladus

The team at NASA's Ames laboratory in California have been so impressed with Mr Thomson that they've asked him to stay on for a further year to …

Astronomy

7 Science Museums You Should Follow on Instagram

There are so many wonderful museums to explore all around the world that it would take a lifetime to visit them all—but it only takes a few minutes …

Stephen King

5 Of The Most Horrifying Human Experiments Ever Conducted

We're all familiar with Doctors Frankenstein, Moreau, Jekyll, and Brown, and the various brands of insanity their fictional asses have unleashed upon …

Science Explains Why Anxiety Can Be So Hard to Treat

Anxiety, and more broadly, stress, is a common part of everyone’s lives, and for good reason: It actually has its roots in a survival mechanism that …

Neuroscience

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The 20 best countries to travel to right now, according to travelers

As part of their annual readers' travel awards, Condé Nast Traveler just released a list of the best countries in the world. The list is based on readers' votes on what countries have the best food, feature the best places to stay, and offer the most bang for your buck.<p>The countries that made the …

There's Growing Evidence That Venus Was Once Habitable

If you could hop in a time-traveling spacecraft, go back three billion years and land any place in our solar system, where would you want to end up? …

How to Pack for an Entire Week in *Just* One Carry-On

Crushing your goal to travel more this year? We bet you know that packing light has amazing benefits. Not only does bringing a carry on bag save you cash on baggage fees that you can use on duty-free shopping or travel splurges that are actually worth it, but it also gives you less to worry about …