Linda Hayes

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The winter solstice is today: 7 things to know about the shortest day of the year

The winter solstice is upon us: Thursday, December 21, will be the shortest day of 2017 for anyone living in the Northern Hemisphere. If pagan rituals are your thing, this is probably a big moment for you. If not, the official first day of winter is neat for other reasons too.<p>Technically speaking, …

Earth Science

2015 National Geographic Photo Contest

National Geographic Magazine has opened its annual photo contest, with the deadline for submissions coming up on November 16, 2015. The Grand Prize Winner will receive $10,000 and a trip to National Geographic headquarters to participate in its annual photography seminar. The kind folks at National …

New Magnificent Photos of Beautiful Libraries around the World

Since 2011, French-born, New York-based photographer Franck Bohbot has traveled all over the world in a quest to document the captivating beauty of libraries for his ongoing series titled <i>House of Books</i>. From Rome to Tokyo to Paris, he creates a visual record of the cultural institutions that have …

Rhode Island

Make Way for Algae on Your Dinner Plate

Yum. Pond Scum.<p>According to many scientists, the next hot food on the family menu may be just that–pond scum.<p>More attractively known as microalgae, these tiny plants have been around for some three billion years. In fact, we couldn’t survive without them. Marine microalgae (phytoplankton) generate …

Vintage Photos Reveal the Carefree Spirit of 1970s Californian Skateboarders

Skateboards have evolved over time–but it's not just the boards themselves that have changed, it's also the people who ride them. Taking a look back at skateboarders in the '70s, photographer Hugh Holland told Russh Magazine, “The style was incredible. That's what brought me to it in the first …

Skateboarding

This 360-degree camera uploads directly to Google Maps

As casual photographers continue to flock to smartphones for everyday photography, camera makers are increasingly looking for unique ways to sell their wares. Back in 2013, Ricoh hit on a truly unique way (at least, at the time) with its Theta 360-degree camera.<p>Last year, it followed that up with …

'God Particle': New CERN Experiments Shed More Light on Higgs Boson

GENEVA -- After three years of scrutinizing the elusive Higgs boson closely, scientists say they've determined that the "God particle" behaves just as predicted. The European Organization for Nuclear Research, known by its French acronym CERN, said Tuesday two experiments that previously helped …

Giant sunspot AR2403

It didn’t produce any X flares, but it was spectacular to view on the sun for six days, from August 21 to 26.<p>The large group of sunspots known to …

Does Using The AC Make It Hotter Outside?

Short answer: Yes, but only at night<p>In 1975 <i>Texas Monthly</i> published an article that tried to explain why Houston had become “The Hottest Place in the Whole USA.” It read: “One heat-producing machine is the very device designed to eliminate heat--the good old air conditioner.” An AC unit transfers …

Climate Change

Linked: Amazon wildfires, Atlantic hurricanes

Years of data on storms and sea surface temps show a correlation between a warm North Atlantic Ocean – more destructive hurricanes – and a fire-prone …

Spice up your diet for a longer life, study suggests

If you like eating spicy foods, researchers have some good news: You're likely to have more years to enjoy them.<p>Compared to people who ate spicy foods less than once a week, those who ate them at least three to five times per week were 14% less likely to die while they were being tracked by the …

Holistic Medicine

Tracking an oddball group of near-Earth asteroids

Astronomers have traced some mysterious near-Earth asteroids back to their likely source.<p>A new NASA study has traced some mysterious members of the …

Astronomy

Huge American Agave plant bursts through 19th Century greenhouse roof

This rare American Agave will burst into bloom and die, leaving custodians scratching their heads about how to remove it from its greenhouse<p>It is the very definition of a late bloomer. After staying dormant for at least 40 years, this rare American Agave plant has shot up nearly 35ft in just three …

King George VI

The Mechanical Exoskeleton Shaping the Future of Health Care

A groundbreaking mechanical suit is helping people with disabilities to stand, walk, and carry objects.<p>The marriage of man and machine has long been …

Why Do Glowing Sharks Glow?

Science & InnovationNot Exactly Rocket Science<p>There are about 550 species of shark in the oceans. Around twelve percent of them glow.<p>These luminous fish belong to two groups: the kitefin sharks and the lanternsharks. They are little creatures, no bigger than 50 centimeters long, and they feed on …

Nature

The Science of Why We Learn to Love Foods We Used to Hate

Not to be mean, but you’re a “benign masochist.” We all are to some extent. It’s a natural human trait, and it helps explain why we learn to love …

Stolen 2,600-Year-Old Sarcophagus Returns to Egypt

FRED HIEBERT, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ARCHAEOLOGY FELLOW:<br>We’re looking at a series of artifacts that actually came from Egypt, were stolen and recovered by U.S. customs agents in the United States.<p>We have just a few artifacts that are going back to Egypt from a major antiquities smuggling case that …

Crustacean shells rival plastics for keeping food fresh - study - TRFN

ROME, Jan 13 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Packaging made from recycled crustacean shells could reduce the need for plastic wrappings to preserve fresh vegetables, reduce oil consumption and give food a longer shelf-life, a Spanish study said.<p>Chitosan, a bioplastic made by isolating organic matter …

Environmentalism

Meet the doctor who is convinced he will live to 150

Medical advancements mean that life expectancy is now far greater than we believe, an ageing expert has claimed<p>An anti-ageing expert is convinced he will live until he is 150 and claims healthy Brits will live far longer than they expect.<p>Dr Alex Zhavoronkov, director of the UK-based Biogerontology …

Scientists Discover Massive New Magma Chamber Under Yellowstone

There's more to Yellowstone National Park than meets the eye. Much more, as it turns out.<p>You might already know that a supervolcano dominates the famous park that is situated on land in Wyoming and Montana. A shallow subsurface magma chamber has long been known.<p>But now a second, much larger …

Hubble Telescope Celebrates 25 Years of Space Photography

Hubble Space Telescope

April 2015

Rare Ghost Monkeys Filmed in Colombia

Could you track down your doppelganger?

I used to live on the south coast, and each day on my way into work I would stop off at the <b>Brighton</b> railway station kiosk for a caramel latte and an update on my "twin".<p>According to the affable barista behind the counter, a woman who looked "the image" of me would swing by 30 minutes before I …

First Ever Picture Taken of a Rare African Monkey

The Bouvier’s red colobus monkey had not been seen in some 40 years and was thought by many to be extinct.<p>The Bouvier's red colobus monkey had never been photographed until now.<p>Long feared extinct, the rare primate hadn't been observed by scientists since the 1970s. But late this February two …

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Many With Alzheimer's Never Get the Diagnosis: Report

More than half a million Americans will develop Alzheimer's disease this year, but as many as half will never be told their diagnosis, according to a new report.<p>Doctors are reluctant to give the bad news, are afraid of the reaction, or fear they won't be believed, the Alzheimer's Association says. …

Your poop-water contains valuable metals

Americans are flushing a lot of valuable metals, according to new research by the United States Geological Survey. For eight years, researchers took monthly samples from wastewater treatment plants across the country and cataloged what they found. Silver was particularly common, appearing at an …

Big Bang theory could be debunked by Large Hadron Collider

Scientists at Cern could prove the controversial theory of ‘rainbow gravity’ which suggests that the universe stretches back into time infinitely, with no Big Bang<p>The detection of miniature black holes by the Large Hadron Collider could prove the existence of parallel universes and show that the …