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Meet scientists' picks for the top 10 new species of 2015

Saturday is the 308th birthday of Carolus Linnaeus, the Swedish botanist who took it upon himself to classify all plants and animals on Earth. Taxonomists at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry celebrate the occasion by highlighting 10 fascinating species that were discovered in …

NASA spacecraft finds the brightest galaxy in known universe

A NASA spacecraft has just discovered the brightest galaxy in the known universe.<p>NASA's WISE (short for Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer) found …

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5 Ridiculously Easy Gourmet Dinner Recipes

Gourmet dinners don't have to be complicated -- in fact, sometimes simple is best!<p><b>1. Broiled Spicy Chicken Thighs with Sweet and Tangy Honey Glaze</b><p>Inspired by one of the most popular <i>Cooking Light</i> chicken recipes, this dish is full of flavor and and incredibly easy to prepare. The chicken is first …

Seven steps to becoming an expert in your field

Whether you're a one-person consulting business or a 250-person manufacturing operation, you've spent years developing the knowledge that made your company a success. Why not maximize the return on your knowledge by leveraging it gain authority, or even celebrity status in your marketplace?<p>Once you …

John Doyle: 10 reasons why The Walking Dead is a massive hit

The viewer numbers are staggeringly high. And they just keep going higher.<p>The raw ratings numbers for the Oct. 12 season premiere of <i>The Walking Dead</i> suggested a whopping 17.29 million viewers watched it on the cable channel AMC in the U.S. That was impressive. Then, late last week, the "live +3" …

10 Mind-Blowing Facts About Black Holes

They're thought to be what anchors galaxies — some of the largest objects in the universe.<p>And what happens past their event horizon, also known as the point of no return, can only be speculation since we will never get a chance to see it with our own eyes and live to tell the tale.<p>Despite decades …

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A Century Later, Relics Emerge From a War Frozen in Time

Retreating ice in the Alps sheds new light on high-altitude battle in World War I.<p><i>Greetings from Cercen Pass. It is storming and snow covers the highest peaks. We wait for peace, but the bad weather, the high altitudes ... Peace can only come with our death.</i><p>—from the May 28, 1916, diary of C.D., a …

Mark Bittman's case for savory food in the morning, and his favorite 15-minute breakfasts

When he isn't running or writing, New York Times food writer Mark Bittman is constantly traveling — or eating. Here, the author of "How to Cook Everything Fast" shares his morning routine, and his two go-to 15-minute breakfasts for people in a rush.<p><b>Would you call yourself a morning person?</b><br>I am <i>the</i> …

How To Shoot The Dog And Other Facts You Probably Don’t Know About ‘Duck Hunt’

<i>Super Smash Bros. for 3DS</i> hits shelves today, which means today also marks the first time in over 30-years the Duck Hunt Dog has played a major role in a game. <i>Duck Hunt</i> may have been a simple game, but in the three decades since its release, it’s become a much-loved cultural touchstone, so what the …

A Team Of Archaeologists Claim They Have Found Dracula’s Dungeon

A team of archaeologists have found indisputable proof that the film <i>Dracula Untold</i> has been touched by the good fortune of a well timed coincidence. They also seem to have found a dungeon that is of great significance to the lore of Vlad the Impaler, Dracula’s real life inspiration.<p>Archaeologists …

APOD: Aurora and Milky Way in a Little Sky (2014 Oct 03) Image Credit & Copyright: Göran Strand http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap141003.html Explanation: Stepping stones seem to lead to the Milky Way as it stretches across this little sky. Of course, the scene is really the northern hemisphere's autumnal equinox night. Water and sky are inverted by a top to bottom, around the horizon stereographic projection centered on the zenith above Lake Storsjön in Jämtland, Sweden. In the north the Milky Way arcs from east to west overhead as fall begins, but the season is also a good time for viewing aurora. Geomagnetic storms increase in frequency near the equinox and produce remarkable displays of northern lights at high latitudes, like the eerie greenish glow reflected in this watery cosmos. http://www.astrofotografen.se/ Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=141003 #APOD

Adventurous Mountaineers Scale the Alps for Incredible Photos

Although these stunning images might look like the work of Photoshop magic, photographer Robert Bsch (or Robert Boesch) captured these campaign photos for the Swiss mountaineering brand Mammut by carefully coordinating an entire team of mountaineers on the snowy Alps. Racing against time and …

4 Strategies For Remembering Everything You Learn

• knowledge about the subject at hand, like math, history, or programming<p>• knowledge about how learning actually works<p>The bad news: Our education system kinda skips one of them, which is terrifying, given that your ability to learn is such a huge predictor of success in life, from achieving in …

How Pokémon stays relevant

Pokémon is not a video game franchise known for making huge leaps. For nearly 20 years, the series has used the same catch and battle formula. And it's working — Pokémon is still popular.<p>The launch of <i>Pokémon X</i> and <i>Y</i>, the latest entries in the main series, saw record-breaking success. In the weekend …

The Coolest Celebrity Backyards — As Revealed By The Ice Bucket Challenge

Photo: Via Torrilla.<p>Have you heard about the Ice Bucket Challenge? Just kidding. Of course you have. Everyone’s doing it. Even your mom, who’s …

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The Week in Review: Marijuana Goes Mainstream

In recent years, American social policy became a very sticky subject. Issues ranging from gay marriage to gun ownership are hotly politicized, and …

Is Your Vagina "Normal?" 10 Common Questions, Answered

Does everyone look like that down there? What’s normal for discharge anyway? And, um, where did that tampon go? Questions about our vaginas can be …

littleBits: Easy Electronics For Rocket Engineers To-Be

<i>Don't tell me how to live.</i><p>File Under: Real Reasons to Have Kids. If you're not already familiar, littleBits is a source for super simple …

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Cherry trees blossom six years early after a trip to space

In 2008 Japanese scientists decided to take a handful of cherry tree seeds (and by "handful" we mean over 250) to space. The embryonic plants spent eight months aboard the International Space Station as part of an educational project aimed at children. When the stones returned, 14 of them were …

Expert Advice for Parenting in the Digital Age

When Fisher Price introduced its iPad Baby Bouncy Seat late last year, many parents (and concerned citizens like myself) wondered, have we gone too far? But not long before companies were dangling iPads above babies' heads, parents were creating twitter handles for their newborns and 10-year-olds …

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23 Breath-Takingly Beautiful Photos Of Frozen Flowers

Mo Devlin's Frozen Flowers series is better than real flowers — they last forever and you don't have to change the water.

Bob Marley: The Stories Behind 17 Rare and Unseen Images

British photographer Dennis Morris was a high school student in London when he first met Bob Marley. "I was into Jamaican music, and I read that he …

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What 10 Things Should You Do Every Day To Improve Your Life?

Chris Pecoraro—Getty Images<p>Sam Edwards—Getty Images/Caiaimage<p>Jetta Productions—Getty Images<p>by nacoki ( MEDIA ARC )—Getty Images/Flickr RF<p>Reza …

This Guy Makes Millions Playing Video Games on YouTube

What?!<p>The YouTube personality with the most subscribers isn’t Justin Bieber (8 million) or Rihanna (12.5 million). That honor goes to a 24-year-old Swede named Felix Kjellberg, better known by his YouTube handle, PewDiePie.<p>PewDiePie doesn’t sing or dance, no. PewDiePie has made his name—and a …

The Elegant Secrets Of Flying Snakes

Flying snakes are mysterious. How do they soar? Without wings or other helpful appendages, how do they glide from tree to tree?<p>A team of American scientists, including Lorena Barba of George Washington University and Jake Socha of Virginia Tech, has been studying the small flying snake – about a …

The Soul Of The World's Most Expensive Violin

The Vieuxtemps Guarneri is a violin that is older than the United States of America — 273 years old, to be exact. It recently became the most expensive violin in the world, selling for an estimated $16 million. Its new owner anonymously donated the historic instrument to violinist Anne Akiko …