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'Max Goes to Jupiter' Is an Updated Science-Filled Adventure

What does it take to get a Rottweiler onto one of Jupiter's moons? Quite a lot, actually. Even a fictional sojourn to Io and Europa requires at least …

Acid Rain: Causes, Effects and Solutions

Acid rain, or acid deposition, is a broad term that includes any form of precipitation that contains acidic components, such as sulfuric acid or …

These Maps Show How Millions of People Are Vulnerable to Deadly Snakebites

"Snakebites are a global problem."<p>For most people in the United States, venomous snakes rank pretty low on the list of things to worry about on a …

This Tiny Fern Is the "Most Economically Important' Fern On Earth

Meet the plant nicknamed 'green manure.'<p>Much like Frodo in <i>The Lord of the Rings</i>, the fern <i>Azolla filiculoides</i> proves that the small can certainly pack …

Massive Iceberg Looms Over A Village In Greenland

The photographs are stunning: a giant mountain of ice towers over a tiny village, with colorful homes reminiscent of little doll houses against the stark, blue-gray landscape.<p>But for the people living in those houses, that beauty could be life-threatening.<p>"It's kind of like, if you lived in the …

Global Warming

4 expert-recommended, introvert-approved tips for making friends when you hate meeting new people

They can also be difficult to make, particularly if you’re an introvert (like me!). If the thought of putting yourself out there to find a new friend …

A pride of lions brutally killed a bunch of poachers and I’m struggling to feel sad

Despite all the very clear evidence that illegal hunting is pushing many species into extinction, animals like rhinos are still being taken down by …

16 Unexpected Cancer Symptoms Every Woman Should Know

Don't panic when your body behaves in weird ways, but pay attention and get checked out.

How to Retain What You Read

Think about a book you read last year. How much of it do you remember? Could you list ten things you learned from it? Can you even remember what …

Clouds Are No Problem for New Bacteria-Powered Solar Panels

A pretty useful trick.<p>Researchers at the University of British Columbia have developed a new kind of solar cell that can convert sunlight into electricity, but instead of using electronics like most solar cells, this particular invention relies on bacteria.<p>Many bacteria are already capable of …

I Waited 4 Months for This Japanese Skincare Product to Ship to Me and It's Changed My Life

Bye, wrinkles, dark spots, and blotchiness.<p>As a beauty editor, I have two responsibilities in life: answering every frantic midday text that reads, "Help, I'm at Sephora, what do I buy?!" and telling the world to wear sunscreen every single day, no matter what. The problem is, though, that most …

Practically Everyone in the World Will See the Longest Eclipse of the Century on July 27. Here's What to Know

The longest total lunar eclipse of the century is set to dazzle most of the world, except the U.S., just shy of a year after the 2017 solar eclipse …

Coffee linked to longer life in latest study, suggesting it's part of a healthy diet

A new study links drinking coffee to living a longer life, according to research published Monday.<p>Researchers studied half a million people across the United Kingdom who drank 1 to 8 cups of coffee a day for the report published in the peer-reviewed medical journal JAMA Internal Medicine.<p>"We found …

Medical Journals

Scientists can 3D print human heart tissue now. The future is here

Long term, the goal of 3D bioprinting is to be able to 3D print fully functioning organs which can be used to replace the failing biological organs …

Earth's first animals probably triggered a change in climate

Of course, they warmed things up over millions of years, not a couple hundred.<p>Human beings might be the most egregious example of how life can wreak havoc on a planet’s natural environment, but life of all kinds push the world’s climate in new directions over time. The evolution of the first …

Nasa prepares to fire Parker Solar Probe spacecraft at the Sun

Nasa is preparing to launch a spacecraft at the Sun.<p>The Parker Solar Probe will get closer to the star than any mission before, enduring searing heat …

First confirmed image of the birth of a planet

<b>(CNN) —</b> A planet-hunting instrument has captured the first confirmed image of a newborn planet that's still forming in our galaxy.<p>To the right of the black circle at the center of the image, the round bright planet can be seen within the disk of gas and dust around the young dwarf star PDS 70. Of …

Imaging

Many asteroids might be remnants of five destroyed worlds, scientists say

In the beginning, the solar system was little more than a cloud of dust and gas. Then cold temperatures caused the center of the cloud to collapse, forming the sun. The newborn star lit up with nuclear fusion, sending light and heat out into the spinning circumstellar disk. Soon that material …

Asteroids

WHO classifies 'gaming disorder' as mental health condition

<b>(CNN) —</b> Watching as a video game ensnares their child, many a parent has grumbled about "digital heroin," likening the flashing images to one of the world's most addictive substances.<p>Now, they may have backup: The World Health Organization announced "gaming disorder" as a new mental health …

Mental Health

Ask Amy: Friendship is tested by sexual come-on

By Amy Dickinson<p><b>Dear Readers:</b> This week I am running topical “Best Of” columns while I’m on book tour, meeting readers of my memoir, “Strangers Tend to Tell Me Things,” which is now out in paperback. I’ll be back next week with more answers and advice directed toward a fresh batch of dilemmas. …

Relationships

25 Easy Breakfast Recipes with Eggs

Eggs are tiny miracle workers in the kitchen. They can be stored in the fridge for a long time and they are cheap, hard to mess up, and one of the …

Breakfast

The First Thing to Do to Get Back in Shape for Summer

When you picture how you want to look and feel this summer, your first thought is, probably, that you need to get yourself to the gym like, …

Nutrition

Dani Shapiro On How Writing Saved Her Life — & How It Can Save Yours

<i>Dani Shapiro will be giving a reading at Book Culture on Columbus Ave in NYC this Wednesday, April 25. You can find more information about the event</i> …

Writing

10 books to read if you love Westworld

Books to Read After Re-Entering <i>Westworld</i>

What Dissociation Feels Like: Each Type Described In A Poem

Dissociation is a hard thing to define, but I’ve experienced nearly every type of dissociative problem defined in the DSM. So I thought I would …

Four-legged 'hugging snake' could be a missing link

A newly-discovered fossilised four-legged snake has been found, with palaeobiologists claiming it could be the missing link between ancient snakes …

You're Only Stuck If You Think You're Stuck: Getting Out Of Tricky Situations At Work

The only way to make change happen is to do it yourself<p>The other day, someone kept asking and I ran out of answers. "But, how?" were the words on repeat. I was in one of those large conference center rooms with 300 people sitting in neat parallel rows, and I was on the stage. It was 8am, and we …

Self-help

7 Health Benefits of Manuka Honey, Based on Science

Manuka honey is a type of honey native to New Zealand.<p>It’s produced by bees who pollinate the flower <i>Leptospermum scoparium</i>, commonly known as the …

Fault line slices through Kenya's Rift Valley, families flee

MAI MAHIU, Kenya (Reuters) - Eliud Njoroge and his wife were inside their house in Kenya's Rift Valley when a crack appeared in the cement floor and started spreading.<p>As they raced out they already knew it was more than a construction fault. Other cracks had started to appear on their town's main …

Africa

Heart disease risk may show in your earlobes, eyes, fingers

The heart, so integral to life, sits in its protective cage in the chest, going about its work without any external sign to the owner.<p>In the West, where one in four people die of cardiovascular disease, the importance of keeping the heart in good working order is hard to overstate. Sadly, the first …