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Here Is the Future of Interstellar Spacecraft

An Early and Very Ambitious Start<p>In 1973, the British Interplanetary Society — now, the oldest space advocacy organisation in the world — launched a …

Space Travel

GAME OF THRONES Deathwatch: Who Will Survive the Finale?

This Sunday is the last chance for <i>Game of Thrones</i> to kill off the people you love this season. Trying to guess who will get the broadsword has been a …

This secret Netflix hack will change the way you watch TV

<b>The INSIDER Summary:</b><p>Video streaming has been around roughly since the start of the internet, but it rarely goes well. The experience of watching videos on YouTube and elsewhere on the web is a grab bag of incompatible plugins, weird cropping, and choppy consistency.<p>One of the great technological …

Streaming

Blood From Human Umbilical Cords Can Rejuvenate Old Mouse Brains

Several studies now suggest that young plasma has revitalizing properties—and with results this intriguing, it’s no wonder there is drama brewing among the scientists involved.<p>When a baby is born, the now-useless umbilical cord is usually thrown away. But sometimes, it finds renewed purpose. …

Train operator sees the light

UK: Chiltern Railways estimates it will save around £10 000/year in lighting maintenance costs, see a significant reduction in its energy bills and …

West Midlands

No doctor required: 23andMe cleared by FDA for at-home DNA tests

A new era for direct-to-consumer DNA testing services<p>The genetic testing company 23andMe can now tell its customers if they have genes linked to 10 diseases or medical conditions, including late-onset Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and celiac disease — without a doctor’s involvement. The …

Molecular Biology

Rules of memory 'beautifully' rewritten

<b>What really happens when we make and store memories has been unravelled in a discovery that surprised even the scientists who made it.</b><p>The US and Japanese team found that the brain "doubles up" by simultaneously making two memories of events.<p>One is for the here-and-now and the other for a lifetime, …

50 Hilarious Memes You'll Relate To If You Love Books

"There are two kinds of people: people who use bookmarks, and monsters."

Books

Coastal Inundation Reveals the Upside of Climate Change

In Miami Beach, they call it “sunny-day flooding.” You’ll be hanging out downtown under clear blue skies—only to see, whoa, the streets slowly …

This futuristic metal-clad residence is segmented like a lobster tail

This futuristic residential building in Luxembourg has a segmented facade that resembles the tail of a lobster or an exotic insect. Design studio …

NASA's $1 billion Jupiter probe just sent back breathtaking new images of the gas giant

A probe the size of a basketball court has taken unprecedented new images of Jupiter.<p>NASA's $1 billion Juno spacecraft, launched in August 2011, took five years to reach and settle into orbit around the gas giant, which is more than 415 million miles from Earth.<p>The probe has so far photographed …

How fast could humans travel safely through space?

The current speed record has stood for 46 years. When will it be beaten, asks Adam Hadhazy.<p>We humans are obsessed with speed. Recent months, for instance, brought news that students in Germany have broken the record for the fastest accelerating electric car, and that the US Air Force plans to …

Physics

Ten Strategies for Transforming Cities and Public Spaces through Placemaking

*For the full report, download UN-Habitat's "Placemaking and the Future of Cities" here.<p>What defines the character of a city is its public space, not …

Urban Design

The strangest sounds in the world

Do you hear the same things as me? Probably not. As these weird audio illusions show, people have radically different opinions about what reaches their ears, says David Robson.<p>“You know you were told to be nice and not to heckle?” Sophie Meekings asks her audience in the dingy cellar of the North …

Music Production

Pyramids and Alien Structures on the Moon: A Cover Up Like No Other!

Share<p>When man first set foot on the Moon, a new age dawned. We were no longer confined on our planet and at the same time, our world never felt …

Paranormal

Deepwater spill caused an underwater 'snowstorm' - Futurity

Five years after the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded, scientists are learning more about how oil and organic matter combine to form marine snow.

7 Life Rules That Will Position You for Greater Success

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Finding success in business isn’t about luck. It requires a great deal of courage and big thinking, as well as the motivation to overcome those fears that can keep you stuck in accepting smaller parcels of reward.<p>To exponentially elevate …

Study of Britain produces first fine-scale genetic map of a nation

Britain may be famous for preserving its royal DNA, but a genetic analysis of the nation is providing new insights into the "story of the masses," according to scientists.<p>Researchers announced Wednesday that they had created the world's first fine-scale genetic map of any country, an achievement …

Genetics

In Much Of The World, Solar Power Is Already As Cheap As Grid Electricity

The arguments against solar power are getting weaker by the day, though America is trying to make it as hard as possible to take advantage.<p>There was a time when renewable energy was expensive and its doubters were justified in saying, “Well, it may be cleaner, but how can people afford it?” These …

Renewable Energy

Inside Nasa’s giant rocket factory

It’s been decades since Nasa has had a rocket powerful enough to reach to the Moon – and beyond. But now the agency is building one that could venture even further into space. Richard Hollingham pays it a visit.<p>If you remember one fact from this story, make it this: America’s new rocket will be …

Space Exploration

Why global warming does not necessarily result in warmer winters

ON FEBRUARY 26th James Inhofe, a senator from Oklahoma, threw a snowball at another senator inside America’s upper chamber. He did it to back up his …

Light Photographed As A Wave And A Particle For The First Time

Seeing is believing<p>Scientists have long known that light can behave as both a particle and a wave—Einstein first predicted it in 1909. But no experiment has been able to show light in both states simultaneously. Now, researchers at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland have …

Quantum Mechanics

This Tumblr Pairs Medieval Art with Rappers, and It's Brilliant

Gives new meaning to the expression "hip-hop royalty."<p>If you've ever looked at a photo of a blinged-out Rick Ross and thought, <i>Dude totally looks like Henry VIII</i>, there's a new Tumblr for you. The site, B4 XVI (a.k.a. beforesixteen), juxtaposes famous rappers with medieval and Renaissance artwork …

Rap & Hip-Hop

The secret history of snowstorms: How blizzards shaped the modern American city

The Northeast ground to a halt last week after an onslaught of winter weather—revealing much about the way we live<p>New Englanders awoke this week in a world of snow, a periodically recurring landscape molded loosely around existing trees, buildings, cars and roads. Almost two centuries ago, Ralph …

Asteroid strike: 7 ways the world could end

As a mountain-sized asteroid is detected heading towards Earth, what is the likeliest 'extinction-level' scenario for mankind?<p>Our solar system is littered with billions of pieces of debris, from the size of large boulders to objects hundreds of miles across. We know that from time to time these hit …

Singularity

3 Promising Pathways to Finance Sustainable Cities | World Resources Institute

<i>This blog post originally appeared in TheCityFix on December 10, 2014.</i><p>Sustainable, accessible, thriving cities are within our reach. Investing in …

Did the Big Bang create a parallel universe where time goes backwards?

Radical new research suggests that at the same time the Big Bang created our universe, another where time goes in the opposite direction was also born<p>A scientific breakthrough could redefine how the universe is understood.<p>Radical new research led by a British scientist has suggested that there may …

Dark Matter

Top 10 Weirdest Animal Stories of 2014: Editors' Picks

From a snake virgin birth to a real-life unicorn, 2014 was a banner year for the bizarre. See our editors' picks for weirdest animal stories.

6 Ways Climate Change Threw The Animal World Into Disarray This Year

Some of climate change’s most easy-to-spot impacts have, historically, been in the animal kingdom. Changing weather patterns have caused species …

Five Summer Iced Tea Recipes

Celebrate summer’s ultimate thirst-quencher with these healthy mixers<p>Iced tea is as much a part of summer as maxi dresses and movie sequels. But a lot of bottled teas load up on sugar or artificial ingredients—not so refreshing. Brew your own, and you can add flavor naturally.<p>First, avoid the …