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Rare supermassive black hole stuns scientists

A supermassive black hole has been found at the center of a tiny galaxy, a rare find. What makes the discovery even more unique is that it has been …

Black Holes

An Overheated Puppy in Texas Drags His Favorite Sprinkler Into the House Through the Doggie Door

An adorable border collie puppy named Baloo, who lives in Lake Dallas, Texas with his horse riding human Cara Wohr, determined that he had enough of …

Living Rooms

These High-Heel Nike Sneakers Will Leave You Shook

Nike is on a controversial-shoe streak this summer. First came the fanny pack pool slides (yes, you read correctly) and now, the brand is back with …

New South African Telescope Releases Epic Image of the Galactic Center

You’re looking at the center of our galactic home, the Milky Way, as imaged by 64 radio telescopes in the South African wilderness.<p>Scientists …

An Astrophysics 'Breakthrough' Will Be Unveiled Thursday. Here's How to Watch.

An international team of astrophysicists will reveal a "breakthrough" discovery Thursday (July 12), and you can watch the announcement live.<p>The U.S. …

These 13 Free Apps Will Help You Manage Your Mental Health

<i>Refinery29 is exploring mental health topics as part of our partnership with Clinton Global Initiative University.</i><p>We've heard it over and over again …

The iPhone's USB Restricted Mode is painfully easy to hack

USB Restricted Mode, a new iOS feature that protects unauthorized access of the data on your iOS device, has a glaring omission that would make it …

Brain protein linked to depression could lead to new treatments, study says

Researchers from the University of Victoria say they've found a link between low levels of a large protein found in human brains and higher levels of …

If you have a phone, this is how government spies on you

South Africa is under siege from intelligence operatives who spy on journalists, political activists and whistleblowers with impunity, a panel …

Mystery of Charles Darwin's flying spiders solved - they harness electricity

You might assume that evolution gave Charles Darwin enough to ponder during his five year voyage on The Beagle.<p>But of all the phenomena the naturalist encountered circumnavigating the globe, it was the flight of spiders which continued to puzzle him.<p>Darwin noticed that hundreds of spiders would …

Biology

This Viral Short Film Is A Must-See For All Parents

Short film <i>Alike</i> delivers a harsh reality in a very quiet and almost innocent way. The animated short begins with a father loading his son’s backpack …

How To: Hack Wi-Fi & Networks More Easily with Lazy Script

Wi-Fi tools keep getting more and more accessible to beginners, and the LAZY script is a framework of serious penetration tools that can be explored …

This book shows you how to 'Grow. Food. Anywhere.'

First there’s the title: “Grow. Food. Anywhere.”<p>You can’t get more encouraging than that, especially for newbies trying to raise food in a small urban space such as Los Angeles, where some of us are trying to grow edibles on back patios, decks or front porches.<p>But does it deliver? Absolutely. This …

Gardening

The Gates Foundation spent $775m on a Big Data education project that was worse than useless

Kudos to the Gates Foundation, seriously: after spending $775m on the Intensive Partnerships for Effective Teaching, a Big Data initiative to improve …

How To: The Beginner's Guide to Defending Against Wi-Fi Hacking

Hacking Wi-Fi is a lot easier than most people think, but the ways of doing so are clustered around a few common techniques most hackers use. With a …

The Discovery of Complex Organic Molecules on Saturn’s Moon Enceladus Is a Huge Deal

Using data collected by NASA’s late-great Cassini space probe, scientists have detected traces of complex organic molecules seeping out from …

Amazonian psychedelic may ease severe depression, new study shows

“Leon” is a young Brazilian man who has long struggled with depression. He keeps an anonymous blog, in Portuguese, where he describes the challenge …

The Unexpected, Yet Totally Natural, Way to Repel Mosquitoes

I live in a one bedroom "garden" apartment, which means that I get to have my own front door, porch, and small strip of flower bed. The only downside?<p>…

NASA gives Jupiter the Van Gogh treatment with magnificent new image

Although originally slated to crash into Jupiter this month, Juno, NASA's Jovian explorer, has been given a three-year extension to gather all of NASAs planned scientific measurements, NASA announced earlier this month.<p>If it keeps producing images like this, showcasing Jupiter's writhing, stormy …

50,000 Free Resources From the Met Museum’s Library Are Now Available to Download

The Metropolitan Museum of Art has increased its digital presence over the last few years. With accessibility in mind, the world-famous institution has made public domain images, photographs of its permanent collection, and even free full-text art books available to the public. Now, it even offers …

Museums

Polynomial -C

ASI SE ESPERA EL TIEMPO EL JUEVES X AQUI!!! JAJAJAJA..no se que lugar es, pero se parece mucho a uno de Buenos Aires.<p>Jun 10, 2014<p>Por aquí lluvia …

@paulnicklen just returned from the Arctic in Svalbard, Norway on a climate change expedition with a private donor for @sea_legacy There was no sea ice to be found around Spitsbergen and I have never seen the Nordaustlandet ice cap gush such high volumes of water. I have borne witness to a changing Arctic for the past twenty years. The Arctic could be completely free of sea ice during the summer months in the next 10 to 20 years. What will be the effects on all wildlife populations that require sea ice in order to survive? #nature #picoftheday @natgeo @photosociety @cristinamittermeier #sealegacy #climatechange #polarobsession

A psychology professor shares 3 questions you can use to overcome anxiety

Evolutionarily speaking, it's also probably helped our species to survive.<p>The problem comes when you apply this very same fight-flight reaction to situations that aren't genuinely life threatening — like taking on a new role, for example, or persisting at a task after multiple cases of failure.<p>When …

Self-help

Tips to ensure your winter garden flourishes

THE garden doesn’t have to die down in winter.<p>Here in Australia, there’s still plenty going on.<p>Ensure your garden flourishes this cold season with …

Low-Maintenance Perennials for Your Southern Garden

No green thumb required<p>Who wants to fuss with annuals when you can tend a garden of lovely perennials? Perennials are great foundation plants for …

success with self-seeders

<b>Tamsin Westhorpe celebrates self-seeders and offers advice on getting the best out of these generous plants</b><p>Foxgloves are a typical cottage-garden …

Flower Garden and Seasons: Flowers That Bloom All Year

The first flowers of spring often bring joy as it is a sign of warmer weather on its way. Spring flowers bring a magnificent array of colors to the …

The Surprising Finds At King Arthur's Legendary Castle

Recent research at Tintagel Castle (in Cornwall, England) has uncovered some fascinating finds. In addition to ceramics from what’s now Turkey (and maybe Cyprus) and glassware from the Iberian peninsula, archeologists from English Heritage working at the site have just uncovered a stone from the …

Archaeology

Everything You Need to Know About Lilies

“Lilies as a group are very difficult,” wrote the late, great gardening writer Henry Mitchell. “What is especially difficult and infuriating about …