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The 2017 Solar Eclipse: Why It's Important and Where to See It Best

On Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, there will be a celestial event unlike any the continental U.S. has seen in nearly 40 years. The moon will overtake the sun …

12 bookstores every reader should visit in their lifetime

The organizers of Independent Bookstore Day celebrate book havens and book lovers everywhere each spring, and what better way to mark the occasion than to seek out an indie book shop on your next trip?<p>"The idea of Bookstore Day, first and foremost, is to celebrate indie bookstores and the symbiotic …

19 books that librarians say changed their lives

Who better to take book advice from than a librarian?<p>In a recent blog post, the librarians of the New York Public Library revealed the books they're most thankful for.<p>The NYPL team rounded up the 19 books that made them laugh, cry, and everything in between. The list includes something for …

8 otherworldly landscapes on planet Earth

You don’t have to hop a flight to Mars to see out-of-this-world landscapes. From Krypton-style crystal caves to strange rock formations, Earth gives the seven other planets in our solar system a run for their money. Here are eight of the most jaw-dropping, alien-like places on Mother Earth.<p>1. Salar …

First genetically modified humans could exist within two years

Humans who have had their DNA genetically modified could exist within two years after a private biotech company announced plans to start the first trials into a ground-breaking new technique.<p>Editas Medicine, which is based in the US, said it plans to become the first lab in the world to …

Genetics

Religion doesn't make kids more generous or altruistic, study finds

Here's a discovery that could make secular parents say hallelujah: Children who grow up in nonreligious homes are <i>more</i> generous and altruistic than children from observant families.<p>A series of experiments involving 1,170 kids from a variety of religious backgrounds found that the non-believers were …

Religion

Discover Ireland’s most ancient secrets

Exploring Ireland’s ancient east means choosing your own adventure through 5,000 years of history – with no route, itinerary or list of sites.<p>Ireland is not very big. In fact, you can drive from the east to west coast in less than four hours. But the country’s newest tourism initiative – Ireland’s …

Ireland

5 Amazing American Castles to See Now

<i>By Jason Heidemann for the Orbitz Travel Blog</i><p>Castles. They loom large in our imaginations either as the one-time residences of European kings and queens or as places where crowds gather and snap a selfie with Mickey (we're looking at you, Disney!). Yet there are castles all over the United States. …

Researchers Perform First Surgery on the Human Genome

Ralph Claus Grimm<p>Kristen Earle, Gabriel Billings, KC Huang and Justin Sonnenburg<p>Dr. Igor Siwanowicz<p>Daniel H. Miller and Ethan S. Sokol<p>Dr. Giorgio …

The frightening promise of self-tracking pills

A new digital pill system could save billions in health care costs — but will courts take it too far?<p>Some morning in the future, you take a pill — something for depression or cholesterol. You take it every day.<p>Buried inside the pill is a sand-sized grain, one millimeter square and a third of a …

A NASA Experiment Is Going to Light Up the Sky With Beautifully Colored Clouds Tonight

If you’re on the east coast tonight, keep an eye on the sky between 7pm and 9pm: NASA is launching a test of some new tech that will include …

“There is no god — now what?”: How to find meaning in an atheist world

Filmmaker and photographer Chris Johnson on the dangers of religion and his new documentary, “A Better Life”<p>In 2014, photographer and filmmaker Chris Johnson published A Better Life, a coffee table book that profiles atheists from around the world as they discuss the pursuits and relationships that …

Drug Can Stop Radiation Poisoning Up To 24 Hours After Exposure

A new tool for emergency medicine<p>Even at low levels, radiation can make people sick over time. But brief periods of intense exposure, like after the destruction of the Fukushima reactor in 2011, can cause more immediate health threats, especially on the gastrointestinal tract, or even death. Now …

Medicine

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Specific Calcium Channel Plays a Crucial Role in Healthy Sleep

<b>Sleep seems simple enough, a state of rest and restoration that almost every vertebrate creature must enter regularly in order to survive. But the</b> …

Building the face of a criminal from DNA

<b>The face of a killer constructed from DNA left at the scene of a crime: it sounds like science fiction. But revealing the face of a criminal based on their genes may be closer than we think.</b><p>Today scientists are using genetic markers from DNA to build up a picture of an offender's face, a process …

Genetics

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Bucket List Places You Need To See In The Next Decade

"Where do you see yourself in the next 10 years?" What if instead of a dreaded job interview question, this was asked as a travel challenge? Suddenly the whole world opens up.<p>You had better start thinking, because the world will look very different in the next decade than it does today. For …

New test can predict cancer up to 13 years before disease develops

People who develop cancer have shorter telomeres, the caps at the end of chromosomes which protect the DNA<p>Genetic changes can predict cancer up to 13 years in the future, according to new research.<p>Harvard and Northwestern University discovered that tiny but significant changes are already happening …

Cancer

The most breathtaking natural wonder in every state

In celebration of Earth Day, we set out to find the most beautiful natural attraction in each state, using input from folks who have lived in these places.<p>Can you guess which state the picture to the right is from? Follow along to find out. (They're in alphabetical order if you want to find yours …

Why Amazon paid for 2,000 employees to take classes in things like airplane mechanics and nursing

But Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos takes a pretty unique approach in providing career help to its employees at the company's fulfillment centers, where Amazon's orders get packaged and shipped.<p>Since 2012, Amazon has offered a program called "Career Choice," where the company pays 95% of tuition for its …

NASA gathers scientists to help find life beyond Earth

The search for life beyond our solar system is about to get a boost of brain power.<p>This week<p>NASAconvened the first meeting of a team of scientists who will work collectively to determine the best way to look for signs of life around other stars.<p>The new group is known as the Nexus for Exoplanet …

Astronomy

China shocks world by genetically engineering human embryos

Critics warned that China was becoming the ‘Wild West’ of genetic research<p>China has been ordered to ‘rein in’ scientists who have edited the DNA of human embryos for the first time, a practice banned in Europe.<p>In a world’s first, researchers at the Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou confirmed they …

Genetics

Big Bang theory could be debunked by Large Hadron Collider

Scientists at Cern could prove the controversial theory of ‘rainbow gravity’ which suggests that the universe stretches back into time infinitely, with no Big Bang<p>The detection of miniature black holes by the Large Hadron Collider could prove the existence of parallel universes and show that the …

Physics