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These are the first real-color images of Saturn’s polar vortex

NASA has their rich media library available to the public, and they made it easier than ever for the users to access and search. Sophia Nasr, an …

This Photo of Earth Peeking Through Saturn's Rings Is Giving Us All The Feels

"That's here. That's home."<p>On Valentine's Day, 1990, a member of the Voyager imaging team named Carl Sagan pointed the probe backwards as it was …

Supermassive Black Holes Suggest We May Be Very Wrong About How Our Universe Formed

Riddled with Holes<p>The universe can be thought of as one big, continuously expanding space. An interesting theory about this expansion assumes that …

Universe

How to level your refrigerator

When you install a new refrigerator in your kitchen, one of the first things you should do before sliding it into position is make sure it's properly leveled. Skip that step, and the refrigerator's performance may suffer and some mechanisms might not function properly.<p>When leveling a refrigerator, …

Physicists Say They've Created a Fluid With 'Negative Mass'

Holy crap.<p>Researchers in the US say they've created a fluid with negative mass in the lab... which is exactly as mind-bending as it sounds.<p>What it …

Physics

Scientists capture first ever image of dark matter web that connects galaxies

For the first time ever, scientists have captured an image of a dark matter bridge, confirming the theory that galaxies are held together by a cosmic …

Dark Matter

Physicists Discover an Unexpected Force Acting on Nanoparticles in a Vacuum

Nanoparticles can be pushed by pure nothingness.<p>Researchers have discovered a new and unexpected force that acts on nanoparticles in a vacuum, …

This 'spray-on' memory will let you store data on any surface or object

A "spray-on" memory that allows for a tiny amount of data to be printed onto surfaces has been created by a team from Duke University.<p>Students at the …

Duke University

Science: This Super-Simple Learning Hack Can Help You Master Any Subject

A new Columbia University study suggests an easy trick to help you master any subject.<p>We all spend well over a decade in school, and while you might quickly forget the date of the battle of Gettysburg or the formula for the area of a trapezoid, you'd hope that you'd at least graduate with a good …

Scientists identify parts of brain involved in dreaming

Experts say findings are ‘astounding’ and could help understand the purpose of dreams and predict whether people are dreaming<p>Scientists have unpicked the regions of the brain involved in dreaming, in a study with significant implications for our understanding of the purpose of dreams and of …

Sleep

Harvard scientist worries we’re ‘reverting to a pre-Enlightenment form of thinking’

George Q. Daley, the new head of Harvard Medical School, knows what it's like when presidential politics collides with science. <b></b>Daley was a leading stem cell scientist back in 2001 when President George W. Bush suddenly barred federal funding for research on new embryonic stem cells — a gesture to …

Health Care

Scientists Are About to Switch on a Telescope That Could Photograph a Black Hole's Event Horizon

We're about to peer into the abyss.<p>Black holes are among the most fascinating objects in the known Universe. But despite the fact that they're …

Sleep may help us to forget by rebalancing brain synapses

New research provides evidence for the idea that sleep restores cellular homeostasis in the brain and helps us to forget irrelevant information<p>We spend one third of our lives sleeping, but we still do not know exactly why we sleep. Recent research shows that that the brain does its housekeeping …

Neuroscience

Art Exhibition Celebrates Drawings By The Founder Of Modern Neuroscience

What Einstein did for physics, a Spaniard named Santiago Ramón y Cajal did for neuroscience more than a century ago.<p>Back in the 1890s, Cajal produced a series of drawings of brain cells that would radically change scientists' understanding of the brain.<p>And Cajal's drawings aren't just important to …

Drawing

Radical Façades: 7 Modern Buildings Hidden Behind Decorative Screens

The following projects illuminate the many ways that decorative screens are used in various architectural traditions throughout the world. Although screen façades are nothing new, when incorporated into contemporary architecture, they can offer radical responses to modern design philosophies. In …

Architecture

Maya Grolier Codex is the real thing

The Grolier Codex, an ancient document that is among the rarest books in the world, has been regarded with skepticism since it was reportedly …

Architizer

In search of the stroke detector

Up to 50% of stroke diagnoses are inaccurate. What if a small biosensor could do the job precisely? Robert McCrum, who survived a ‘brain attack’ 22 years ago, traces one team’s long journey to a breakthrough<p>Stroke, or “brain attack”, is the third biggest killer in the western world, after cancer …

Small Space Secrets: 7 Ways to Make the Most of Your Hallways

(Image credit: Bolig)<p>When you live in a teeny apartment, it's just adding insult to injury when a seemingly inordinate amount of that space is …

9 Ways You Should Rethink Your Wall Shelving

Storage is always at a premium, especially in a small space. And while you can't add closets, what you can add are shelves. If a little extra storage …

Small Spaces

Kitchen Cabinet Ideas That Spice Up Everyday Home Decors

Planning a kitchen is hard work. This is a space that needs to include a lot of storage for a diversity of items and things and that means you have …

Kitchens

Chocolate flowers cake decoration

Use chocolate buttons and raisins to create this elaborate floral showpiece.<p><i>25cm diameter</i><p>Chocolate frosting<p>Thornton’s praline flower melts<p>Thornton’s caramel melts<p>Chocolate raisins<p>Giant dark chocolate buttons<p>White chocolate buttons in two sizes<p>Milk chocolate buttons<p>Nestlé Vice Versas<p>Galaxy …

20 Classic Works of Art Modernized by Clever Contemporary Artists

The tell-tale sign of a great work of art is timelessness. That's why it's no surprise that many artists today often look to art history's many masterworks for inspiration. While some contemporary creatives' nods to the past are understated—perhaps an appropriated color palette or the adoption of a …

World’s Largest Vertical Maze Illuminated With Thousands of LED Lights

Dubai is known for its outrageous architecture, but this is something we haven't seen before. Completed in 2011, the Rostamani Maze Tower is the first of its kind. Not only is the multifunctional building the world's first, but also the world's tallest vertical maze, according to Guinness.<p>The …

Architecture

Signature cocktail recipes from the world's best bars

What do the world's best bars serve their discerning guests? Read on for bitters, berries and botanicals<p>Five of the UK's successful venues, in the <b>2014 World's 50 Best Bar Awards,</b> share their signature cocktail recipes.<p><b>ARTESIAN'S DIGIDIVA (above)</b> <b><br>Artesian at The Langham Hotel</b>was named the world's …

Scientists In Last-Minute Scramble To Save Environmental Data Before Trump Takes Over

Sierra Club files major request for records to buy some time.<p>Scientists across the nation are in a frantic push to save as much environmental data as possible before a feared government information purge orchestrated by climate-change denier Donald Trump.<p>The Sierra Club on Thursday filed Freedom of …

Donald Trump

End of fillings in sight as scientists find Alzheimer's drug makes teeth grow back

Fillings could be consigned to history after scientists discovered that a drug already trialled in Alzheimer's patients can encourage tooth regrowth and repair cavities.<p>Researchers at King's College London found that the drug Tideglusib stimulates the stem cells contained in the pulp of teeth so …

12 Apps That’ll Help You Organize *Everything*

With the new year already underway, now is a great time to start getting organized. Even though we love planning out our lives in our paper planner, we also need some organization hacks on-the-go… both for our digital lives and our real lives. That’s why we’re super excited to share our top apps …