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Hubble Hits Jackpot: Images Capture Ultrabright Galaxies via Cosmic Magnification

A glittering jackpot of ultrabright galaxies bursting with star formation has been revealed in a series of stunning images taken by the Hubble Space …

Early Hardship Couldn't Muffle Ella Fitzgerald's Joy

One hundred years ago Tuesday, in a working-poor neighborhood of Newport News, Va., a laundress and a shipyard worker had a baby girl. The father soon disappeared, and the mother and child moved north to New York. The mother died. The girl ran away and became one of the most important singers of …

Jazz

Stephen Hawking Thinks There's A Way Out of a Black Hole

<i>Our editors delve into Curiosity's top stories every day on a podcast that's shorter than your commute. Click here to listen and learn — in just a</i> …

20 of the best Earth and space documentaries to watch on Netflix in 2017

Humans have been gazing up at the stars since before the dawn of civilization. We intrinsically seek to know the unknowable and discover the …

Universe

Ex-racing driver among first transgender ballet dancers to sit prestigious Royal Academy of Dance exam

A former racing driver from North Yorkshire has become one of the first openly transgender ballet students to pass a Royal Academy of Dance ballet exam.<p>Sophie Rebecca*, 35, trained for her "intermediate foundation" qualification, the dance equivalent of an AS level exam, for over a year after …

Sweet and Easy Romantic Gestures That Show Your Spouse You Care

<i>Sure, you and your spouse know you love each other. (You did exchange those vows, after all!) But knowing it and showing how you feel are two totally different things, and sometimes a little appreciation and gratitude can make a world of difference, whether you've been busy at work and have barely</i> …

Watching magnets morph liquid rocket fuel is hypnotically beautiful

This liquid rocket fuel becomes magnetised when near a magnetic field. So it dances and morphs when magnets are moved around it.<p>It is called ferrofluid and it was invented by NASA's Steve Papell to be a rocket fuel that could work in zero gravity due to its magnetic qualities.<p>Magnet Expert Ltd …

Magnetism

AI can predict heart attacks more accurately than doctors

An estimated 20 million people die each year due to cardiovascular disease. Luckily, a team of researchers from the University of Nottingham in the UK have developed a machine-learning algorithm that can predict your likelihood of having a heart attack or stroke as well as any doctor.<p>The American …

The Lifelong Problem With Loneliness

The Republicans’ controversial effort to repeal the perhaps optimistically named Affordable Care Act because of rising premiums may be fatally …

10 Reasons Your Toddler's Tantrum Is Actually a Good Thing

Believe it or not, temper tantrums are an important part of your toddler's emotional health and well-being.<p>Toddler tantrums are one of the most challenging aspects of parenting. We tend to feel like good parents when our toddlers are smiley and at ease, but can feel helpless and overwhelmed when …

15 free games that will help you learn how to code

Online learning has come a long way in the last few years. There are interactive courses, tons of online tutorials, and one of my personal favorite ways to practice coding: games.<p>While a game alone probably isn't going to teach you everything you need to know about coding, it can be a really …

Octopuses Do Something Really Strange to Their Genes

It might be connected to their extraordinary intelligence.<p>Octopuses have three hearts, parrot-like beaks, venomous bites, and eight semi-autonomous arms that can taste the world. They squirt ink, contort through the tiniest of spaces, and melt into the world by changing both color and texture. They …

Biology

Simulation suggests 68 percent of the universe may not actually exist

According to the Lambda Cold Dark Matter (Lambda-CDM) model, which is the current accepted standard for how the universe began and evolved, the …

Dark Matter

The FDA Has Approved a Revolutionary New Treatment for Multiple Sclerosis

What Is Multiple Sclerosis?<p>Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease that occurs when the body’s immune system attacks the protective myelin …

AmazonFresh will now deliver your groceries directly to your car

AmazonFresh already delivers groceries to your house or apartment.<p>Now add your car to that list. Amazon on Tuesday announced the launch of …

Black Holes Caught in the Act of Cosmic Creation

Astronomers have glimpsed the telltale signs of newly formed stars inside the powerful winds of a supermassive black hole.<p>In the universe, the places with the most extreme, destructive conditions can sometimes spawn something new.<p>A group of European astronomers have spotted new stars flaring to …

Universe

Cognitive science backs up the ancient Indian philosophy that we’re conscious even in deep sleep

Deep, dreamless sleep is often described as unconsciousness. We certainly don’t see distinct objects or have linear and memorable trains of thought, as we do in daily life or while dreaming. But in a meta-analysis published last month in Trends in Cognitive Sciences, cognitive science experts argue …

Consciousness

How to Teach a Cat to Recognize Its Name

Question<p>My kitten is too hyper to concentrate. How can I get him to calm down?<p>Pippa Elliott, MRCVS<br>Veterinarian, Royal College of Veterinary …

Pets

Astronomers just discovered one of the most massive objects in the universe hiding behind the Milky Way

Through the thick fog of our own galaxy, astronomers have spotted an ultimate prize: one of the largest known structures in the universe.<p>Called the Vela supercluster, the newly discovered object is a massive group of several galaxy clusters, each one containing hundreds or thousands of galaxies.<p>"I …

Universe

Scientists created a mobile game to help detect the early onset of dementia

In the mobile video game Sea Hero Quest, you play an ocean explorer recovering your aging sailor father’s lost memories. But along the way, you’re also helping advance Alzheimer’s research in the real world.<p>Everything you do becomes a data point for scientists to use later on. You move through …

6 Cognitive Biases That Are Messing Up Your Decision Making

Forewarned is forearmed: The human mind is riddled with dangerous blind spots and illogical shortcuts.<p>Over millions of years of evolution you'd think your brain would have gotten pretty good at thinking. But the truth is natural selection hasn't been nudging our brains to be ever more rational. …

Massive Nature-Inspired Sculptures Explore Growth and Decay

Seattle sculptor John Grade is a land explorer.<p>In a forested area off the well-traveled paths of The Contemporary Austin’s sculpture park at Laguna Gloria, John Grade’s <i>Canopy Tower</i> offers a solitary experience: The 16-foot-tall sculpture hangs high enough off the ground for one person to stand …

29 YA Books About Mental Health That Actually Nail It

From brutally honest to shockingly hilarious, these books get it.<p><i>Note: Responses have been edited for length or clarity.</i><p>For even more suggestions, check out the comments on the original post.

Mental Health

5 Morning Habits to Boost Your Productivity All Day Long

Start your day off with the right mindset.<p>The first half hour of your morning could set the tone for the rest of the day, so use it wisely. Even if you aren't a morning person, don't waste these early hours and risk being bogged down by unproductivity. Instead, seize the day with a positive …

Google releases app to digitize boxes of old photo prints

NEW YORK (AP) — Google wants to make digitizing your old photo prints as easy as opening an app.The PhotoScan app for iPhones and Android phones will …

Android Phones