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CERN cloud experiment sheds doubt on climate-skeptic theory

Scientists at CERN have been throwing world-class technology and researchers at a simple question: what makes clouds form? A new paper from the so-called CLOUD group has unearthed two important discoveries concerning the effects of ionizing radiation and amine vapors on cloud formation.<p>Only a …

WIRED Space Photo of the Day 2013 | WIRED

Jan. 19, 2014: Solar X-Flare<p>The largest sunspot group of the solar cycle unleashed a large (X1.2 class) flare just when it was facing right towards …

The 1967 Outer Space Treaty's Legacy: Non-Aggressive Exploration of Space

In 1999, the United Nations General Assembly established the annual World Space Week, an international celebration of science and technology bookmarked by two historically important dates. On the front end is the launch of the Soviet satellite Sputnik on October 4, 1957, a recognizable event …

Top iPad apps gone free

Subscribe to our newsletter:<p>Prices were last updated 30 minutes ago<p>We find the best iPad app gone free for you daily. Our appPicker PDI selects only …

20 percent of Spotify’s songs have never been played

http://www.kurthanson.com/news/spotify-has-streamed-over-million-years-music<p>Just in time for the weekend comes an interesting cocktail party factoid, …

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How Super-Achievers Do What They Do

For their new book <i>The Art of Doing</i>, Camille Sweeney and Josh Gosfield interviewed 36 super-achievers at the tops of their fields. They started seeing patterns emerge. These are the 10 most common practices of the highly successful.

As Tanzania's Albino Killings Continue, Unanswered Questions Raise Fears

Targeted by witch doctors and underserved by government, East African albinos face many challenges.<p><i>Part of our weekly "In Focus" series—stepping back, looking closer.</i><p><b>People have been trying to kill Josephat Torner since the day he was born.</b><p>In his rural Tanzania hometown, some encouraged Torner's …