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2017 Total Solar Eclipse Viewing Tips - Narrated by George Takei

Shrinking Bat Genomes Spark a New Model of Evolution

Take an onion. Slice it very thin. Thinner than paper thin: single-cell thin. Then dip a slice in a succession of chemical baths cooked up to stain …

This Plank Workout Will Work Every Inch of Your Body

Cardio is out and strength training is becoming the focus when it comes to losing weight. Nicole Aurigemma, MS physiology at Women's Health and Exercise Lab at Penn State said, "Having more muscle is actually beneficial to weight loss," because "muscle uses more energy and thus burns more calories …

Need a new password? Here are 306 million to avoid

Security researcher Troy Hunt has released a searchable tool that taps the database of previously compromised passwords.<p>If you're in the market for new, unique password, Troy Hunt has a trove of what you don't want.<p>Hunt, the security expert behind the Have I Been Pwned website, on Thursday released …

An AI researcher explains what scares him the most about robots

It's perhaps unsurprising, given both history and the entertainment industry, that we might be afraid of a cybernetic takeover that forces us to live locked away, "Matrix"-like, as some sort of human battery.<p>And yet it is hard for me to look up from the evolutionary computer models I use to develop …

Artificial Intelligence

Planet Nine: Astronomers Say They’ve Found ‘Signs Of The Presence Of A Planet’

Two astronomers from Spain have announced that their research has uncovered evidence that corroborates the hypothesis of a potential massive Planet …

How the First 20 Minutes of Your Day Can Set You Up for Success

Engage a positive routine right after waking, and you'll tap into the power of your subconscious brain.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You all know about that morning-routine thing: Everyone raves that waking up early and sticking to your routine will help you get more …

This One Imperfection In Nuclear Physics Allowed Earth To Exist

In order to create a rocky planet that’s teeming with life, the Universe needed to create large amounts of the heavy elements required for life’s processes. To make many of those elements, such as Tin, Iodine, Selenium, Molybdenum, Zinc, and Copper, you need supernovae to have occurred many times …

Universe

Astronauts in space have recorded a breathtaking new video of Earth's aurora

Auroras are one of the most beautiful and bewildering natural spectacles on Earth. But the view is even better from above.<p>The faint green glow of auroras is caused by high-energy particles from the sun plowing through Earth's atmosphere. Bands of the aurora dance, bob, and weave as the flow of …

To mine the Moon, private company Moon Express plans to build a fleet of robotic landers

Mining the Moon for water and minerals<p>Today, private spaceflight company Moon Express unveiled its grand plans to build a robotic outpost on the South Pole of the Moon as early as 2020. To do this, the Florida-based company wants to create a new class of spacecraft, called the MX Robotic Explorers, …

Check out the closest ever view of Jupiter's Great Red Spot

Looking into a massive storm.<p>This week, NASA’s Juno spacecraft got an up-close look at that planet’s most iconic feature: the Great Red Spot.<p>The spot is a storm 10,000 miles across—large enough to fit 1.3 Earths inside its whirling maelstrom. Astronomers have monitored the storm’s fluctuations …

Astronomy

5 popular nutrition myths it's time to forget

We live in a world where nutrition advice is merely a click away. Not all of it is sound or evidence-based, though. As a dietitian, I see this all the time with my patients whose diets reflect great intentions and motivation to improve health — but from misguided sources. Here are a few popular …

Is Bruising After Foam Rolling Normal?

• Popsugar<br>• Health & Fitness<br>• Foam Rollers<p>Is It Normal to Bruise After Foam Rolling?<p>Is Bruising After Foam Rolling Normal?<p>Shares<p>Foam rolling is one of …

Effective stretching is key to your workout success

Too often, individuals are given the advice, "Don't forget to stretch" – as if stretching is both a monolithic category of movement and uniformly positive.<p>Both assumptions are overly simplistic and potentially dangerous.<p>Stretching is not a homogeneous category. The appropriateness of each type of …

Why is foam rolling so important for fit guys?

Rolling around on the floor with foam tubes is a terrific pre-workout protocol. If you've never done self-myofascial release before, it can be pretty …

'Working Out' on Words to the Wise

Editor's Note: April 7 is World Health Day! To celebrate, we are talking about exercise on this week's Words to the Wise. Today’s ‘Words to the Wise’ …

Scientists Have Found a New Way to Get Cancer Cells to Self-Destruct

Set proteins to "kill".<p>A newly discovered mechanism causes cancerous cells to kill themselves off, and researchers say it could be particularly …

Cancer

2017 April 8 - Zeta Oph: Runaway Star

<b>Zeta Oph: Runaway Star</b> <br>NASA, JPL-Caltech, Spitzer Space Telescope<p><b>Explanation:</b> Like a ship plowing through cosmic seas, runaway star Zeta Ophiuchi …

Cosmology

Hubble telescope captures stunning photo of Jupiter on its closest approach to Earth

The Great Red Spot is distinctly visible on the photo.<p>After teasing the Jupiter's closest once-a-year approach to the Earth, Nasa has released a …

The Mystery of How Black Holes Collide and Merge Is Beginning to Unravel

Last year, scientists announced that they had finally observed gravitational waves, the elusive and long sought-after ripples in the fabric of …

How to Make Your Photos Go Viral

How to make your photos go viral (like a virus):<p>What is ‘going viral’?<p>Think of a virus. It spreads. It usually is spread through organisms, or …