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Aiming for the stars: An introduction to Astrophotography

Every time I see a picture of the stars or constellations, or even photos of a Deep Sky Object(DSO), I can’t help but wonder at our place in the …

Telescopes

Astronomers Discover Strange ‘Glitch’ in Binary System

Pulsars in binary systems can often display a strange phenomenon known as ‘glitch,’ but up until now, astronomers have had a hard time proving it. …

The sun is acting pretty strange right now

Regardless of what religion (if any) you practice, there’s no denying that there’s one thing responsible for the continued existence of life on …

Our pollution might actually be causing thunderstorms

Ships could seed clouds for lightning.<p>Lightning tends to trigger in us a sense of awe, of reverential respect mixed with wonder and fear. When bolts of electricity streak across the sky and thunder claps so loud you can feel it in your body, well, it becomes pretty clear why our ancestors so …

Thunderstorms

The World's Best Hotels For Stargazing Photos

Last month, Americans were transfixed by the country’s first total solar eclipse in nearly 40 years. Millions of amateur astronomers stepped outside with eclipse glasses to view the rare happening from their home states, streamed the event from NASA’s website, or made the pilgrimage to the path of …

The FDA has labeled ecstasy a "breakthrough therapy" for PTSD

From Illegal Drug to Legal Treatment<p>The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has determined that 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA), also …

One of Our Fundamental Assumptions About Black Holes Was Just Overturned in The Lab

We have a problem.<p>Black holes are the most intense and mysterious cosmic phenomena in the Universe, and new research shows we understand even less …

New Image of Jupiter Is So Beautiful It's Making Us Angry

Despite our squabbles here on Earth, the universe is full of so much beauty it’s almost stupid. Jupiter is perhaps the most unreasonably beautiful …

How to Watch the Best Night Sky Fireball Show of the Year This Weekend

On Sunday, Daenarys and her dragons will be burning everything to ground on <i>Game of Thrones.</i> But the best fire show this weekend will actually be …

Answers to 4 Crucial Questions About North Korea

HONG KONG — The decades-long war of words between the United States and North Korea escalated on Tuesday, when President Trump threatened North Korea with “fire and fury” if the rogue state continued its bellicose missile and nuclear tests.<p>Hours later, Pyongyang warned of a strike that would create …

North Korea

Paul Manafort has been in the eye of the Russia storm for a while

https://videos.posttv.com/washpost-production/TWP/20171030/59f71ceae4b018357956e4a6/59fb4a5ae4b0dcb962094db1_1439399835595-cf9g26_t_1509640803344_1280_720_2000.mp4<p><i>This post, originally published in August after news the FBI raided Manafort's home, has been updated with news that Manafort and an</i> …

Donald Trump

You’ll be able to see a hidden planet during the total solar eclipse

On August 21, as the moon passes in front of the sun, casting its dark shadow along a 70-mile-wide path of the total solar eclipse across the United …

World's Leading Physicist Says Quantum Computers Are "Tools of Destruction, Not Creation"

Weapon of Mass Disruption<p>Quantum Computers are heralded as the next step in the evolution of data processing. The future of this technology promises …

#AintNoCinderella: Indian women mock politician who blamed stalking victim

Women share photos of themselves staying out after midnight after party official said woman chased in her car late at night had brought it on herself<p>Indian women have been posting images of themselves out after midnight with defiant messages after a male politician suggested a woman who was chased …

Women's News (India)

No Pipe Dream: Cannabis Company Buys California Town

Nipton, Calif., 60 miles south of Las Vegas, isn't convenient to much. It sports a hotel, a trading post, a historical plaque and a whole lot of passing trains.<p>And as of this week, Nipton has something else: a cannabis company for an owner, with designs on turning the hamlet into a pot-centric …

Cannabis

Associated Press News

One day after signing sanctions bill, Trump blames Congress for bad relations with Russia

WASHINGTON -- A day after he grudgingly signed into law new sanctions against Russia, President Trump on Thursday blamed Congress for declining relations with the country that is accused of meddling in last year's presidential election.<p>"Our relationship with Russia is at an all-time & very …

Donald Trump

Astronomy Photographer of the Year contest attracts out-of-this-world images

The Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year contest may attract thousands of entries every year, but the 2017 event brought in several shots …

Rare Atari prototype sells for $3,000

A lucky shopper stumbled on a super-rare console while at a thrift store over the weekend and turned it around for a huge profit on Monday.<p>Redditor …

Wisconsin workers embedded with microchips

RIVER FALLS, Wis. — A local firm here made good today on its vow to embed employees with microchips.<p>Sporting "I Got Chipped" T-shirts, some 40 workers at Three Square Market, a firm that makes cafeteria kiosks aimed at replacing vending machines, got tiny rice-sized microchips embedded in their …

Apple Pay

Scientists capture most devastating explosion in the universe which provides clearest picture yet of mysterious gamma ray bursts

The most devastating explosion in the universe has been captured by British scientists.<p>It was so bright it could have been seen “with a pair of …

Universe

Watch a Star Get Devoured by a Supermassive Black Hole

Likely, in a moment of quiet downtime, you've wondered: Just what would happen if a star, burning bright in the sky, wandered by a black hole? What …

TSA and American Airlines test a new screening device for carry-on bags

A new luggage-scanning technology that increases security and speeds the screening lines may be on the way.<p>A computed tomography scanner, also known as a CT scanner, can not only look through your luggage for bombs or weapons but can create a 3-D image of the contents to allow screeners to rotate …

Flying

Vegetarian and Vegan Mexican Recipes

A collection of easy vegetarian Mexican food recipes with plenty of vegan recipes as well. Whether you're looking for a simple salsa recipe or need …

Crock Pot Beef, Vegetable, and Barley Soup

Serve this delicious and hearty soup with crusty bread or rolls and a tossed salad. The beef shanks on the bone add extra flavor to the broth. If you …

The scientific story of how each element was made

Think the periodic table is complicated? Now learn how each element in it was created.<p><i>“It is the function of science to discover the existence of a</i> …

NASA is trying to launch a small rocket to create multicolored clouds in the sky

Mission postponed for another night<p>NASA has once again postponed the launch of a small rocket from the coast of Virginia tonight, blaming cloudy skies at observation locations. The craft — a Terrier-Improved Malemute sounding rocket — was set to create multicolored clouds high in the sky for the …

The first time Einstein's theory was confirmed

Scientists announced Wednesday that they had observed starlight as it was warped by the gravity of another, more distant star - one of the key …

Physics

These Roasted Chickpea Recipes Are A Dream Come True

Make these roasted chickpeas 4 ways for a tasty, high-protein snack<p>View this post on Facebook

Chickpeas

We All Know Peas Are Nutritious, But Here's Exactly Why

That's a whole lot of protein.<p>There’s a reason your mom made you eat your peas when you were a kid.<p>This vegetable (which is actually a seed of a fruit, botanically speaking) might be small, but it turns out to be a nutritional powerhouse. Ever wonder how, exactly?<p>First off, they’re a good source of …

Healthy Eating