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Nobel Prize Goes to Inventors of Blue LED: Why It Was Revolutionary

Blue-light innovation paved the way for a transformation in lighting efficiency.<p>The 2014 Nobel Prize in physics went Tuesday to three scientists who gave lighting a makeover by inventing blue LED lights. The award recognizes a seemingly commonplace innovation, but one that has paved the way for a …

Scientists Have Discovered an On/Off Switch For Ageing Cells

Image: mopic/Shutterstock<p>In our bodies, our cells are constantly dividing in order to replenish our lungs, skin, liver and other organs. But most …

Medicine

The 7 Most Important Fitness Tracker Measurements

How they work and what healthy data looks like<p>In early 2015, Apple will release its first major product since 2010 -- a health tracker dubbed Apple Watch -- that will reportedly log a litany of biometric information using 10 different sensors. The wrist device has the same aesthetic as the Nike …

Rainbow world: the most colourful places on Earth – in pictures

The world is full of landscapes that are so surreal, and so intensely coloured, that it’s hard to believe they really exist. Take a look at some of the strangest, and most vibrant, views in the world, from a pink lake in Senegal to striped rock formations in China

Paris, Europe’s Ultimate City Break Destination

No matter how short your trip may be, Paris is the kind of city that once you have experienced it, you can never forget it. Its outstanding museums …

The Bannister Hotel - Dominican Republic Located...

<b>The Bannister Hotel - Dominican Republic</b><p>Located in Semana Bay, Dominican Republic, The Bannister Hotel is a wonderful Caribbean retreat with upscale …

CHIMERA Yacht An exciting, brand new addition to...

<b>CHIMERA Yacht</b><p>An exciting, brand new addition to Sunseeker’s Predator range, CHIMERA is a sleek Predator 115 superyacht designed to accommodate up to …

Emiliano - Sao Paulo, Brazil Located in the...

<b>Emiliano - Sao Paulo, Brazil</b><p>Located in the charming Jardins neighborhood, on the most fashionable street (Oscar Freire) in Brazil, Emiliano hotel has …

Kenoa Resort - Barra de Sao Miguel, Brazil A...

<b>Kenoa Resort - Barra de Sao Miguel, Brazil</b><p>A stunning eco-designed resort on the famous beach of Barra de Sao Miguel, in northeastern Brazil, Kenoa …

Chalet Zermatt Peak With stunning interiors,...

With stunning interiors, exceptional service, and postcard-perfect views of Zermatt and the towering Matterhorn, the 5-star plus Chalet Zermatt Peak …

Atom Audio: Scientists Listen to Sound of Quantum Vibrations

What do atoms sound like? Whatever you want them to, it turns out. Scientists have shown that sound waves can be used to interact with an individual atom and make it produce sound in response — on a scale where such waves can barely exist. The Chalmers University of Technology team, led by Per …

Quantum Physics

Great Leaders Never Stop Trying to Learn

As you gain experience, you may start to feel like you've seen it all. But as former cabinet member John W. Gardner said in his most famous speech, to stay motivated, ambitious, and effective, you need to continue learning.<p>John W. Gardner, the secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare under …

Motivation

The Food Gap Is Widening

Wealthy people are eating better than ever, while the poor are eating worse.<p>Nutritional disparities between America’s rich and poor are growing, despite efforts to provide higher-quality food to people who most need it. So says a large study just released from the Harvard School of Public Health …

Spotlight On: The Many Facets of Brazil

Whenever I say I am from Brazil, I usually get a big smile and comments about soccer and the country’s beautiful beaches. The friendly attitude of …

Mind Reading? Brain-to-Brain Message Sent From India to Paris

In an experiment that sounds more like science fiction than reality, two humans were able to send greetings to each other using only a digital connection linking their brains.<p>Using noninvasive means, researchers made brain recordings of a person in India thinking the words "hola" and "ciao," and …

The Brain

Isola Tiberina Is The Most Magical Ancient Island You'll Ever Visit

Did you know there was an island right in the middle of Rome? It has <i>quite</i> an enchanting history.<p>Legends abound regarding Isola Tiberina's origins -- the most common one holds that the ancient Romans summoned it into existence when they threw the crops of their evil ruler, Tarquin the Proud, into …

The Best Under-The-Radar Beaches In The U.S.

Trips to the beach are standard fare for most summer travelers, but crowded stretches of sand can make vacations more of a pain than a pleasure. Some beaches offer a peaceful retreat from the hustle and bustle, and allow visitors to escape the crowds at more popular destinations. From an isolated …

How Do Planets Form?

A nearby planetary system contains two baby planets that may refine astronomers' theories about how solar systems come to be.<p>In the past half-decade, we’ve learned about thousands of planets throughout the galaxy, but we still don’t really know what turns young, spinning baby stars into stable …

How To Know If Your Dumb Idea Will Change The World

Box SVP Sam Schillace shares how he quickly and cheaply experimented on an app no one wanted–that became the basis for Google Docs.<p>In 2005, along with colleagues Steve Newman and Claudia Carpenter, Sam Schillace created a browser-based word processor called Writely. A Silicon Valley darling, it was …

Google Docs

11 TED Talks That Will Help You Lead A Happier Life

Increasingly, psychologists, neuroscientists, business leaders, and spiritual advisors have studied the mechanics of happiness and how we can utilize them in our everyday lives. Many of them have shared their findings at TED conferences.<p>We've gone through TED's expansive online library of …

Happiness

Ancient Nightlife: Forebearers Of Mammals Were Nocturnal Partiers

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A nocturnal existence is a way of life for numerous mammals, from bats that swoop through dark skies to skunks that emit their noxious spray under moonlight and majestic lions, tigers and leopards that prowl the night.<p>But this love of nightlife appears to have begun much …

Welcome to Laniakea, your galactic supercluster home

Home, supercluster home. Astronomers studying the skies have found that our galaxy, the Milky Way, is part of an enormous supercluster of galaxies that has been named Laniakea, which comes from the Hawaiian words for "immeasurable heaven."<p>Laniakea, described in the journal Nature, stretches some …

Get your act together, Curiosity! NASA panel says Mars rover needs more science, less driving

It’s been two years since Curiosity landed on the Red Planet, and what does it have to show for itself? Well, it has found that Mars once had rivers …