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16 culture shocks every American will experience in Japan

1. Unquestioned conformity<p>Americans have the saying, “The squeaky wheel gets the grease.” (Stand out and you’ll get what you want.) Japan’s response …

Another group of scientists just announced plans to tinker with human genes, and people are freaking out

Earlier this year, Chinese scientists announced they had successfully modified the genomes of human embryos to prevent a potentially fatal blood disorder. Although the embryos were not allowed to develop into babies, the experiment was sharply criticized by many researchers, some of whom called for …

Genetics

A NASA video shows what a total lunar eclipse looks like from the moon, and it's mind-blowing

There is only one cosmic phenomenon that could generate this seemingly red ring of fire around Earth:<p>Thanks to this incredible animation by NASA's Scientific Visualization Studio, you can see what this month's total lunar eclipse will look like from a vantage point unlike any other: the moon.<p>If …

Astronomy

How to Lose Weight Fast by Drinking Water

If you are looking to lose weight quickly by drinking water, there are tips available to help you do it properly and effectively. Consistent water …

Why Do Glowing Sharks Glow?

There are about 550 species of shark in the oceans. Around twelve percent of them glow.<p>These luminous fish belong to two groups: the kitefin sharks and the lanternsharks. They are little creatures, no bigger than 50 centimeters long, and they feed on small fish, squid, and crustaceans. They also …

Humans are endangering the most abundant animal on the planet

Barely longer than your thumb, weighing under an ounce and nearly translucent, delicate crustaceans known as krill are vital to ocean ecosystems around the world. In the waters that encircle Antarctica, krill are an essential food source for penguins, baleen and blue whales (which can eat as much …

Biodiversity

Europe just invested over $380 million in an alien-hunting space mission to Jupiter

On July 17, the European Space Agency — Europe's version of NASA — announced that they were issuing a contract to award the U.S.-equivalent of $384 million to the European-based company Airbus Defense and Space.<p>Jupiter has become one of the most likely neighborhoods in our solar system with the …

Astronomy

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Best Stuff<p>After lathering up a a whole lot, we crown the winning washes.<p>By Adam Hurly1 day agoView More<p>Best of GQ<p>The 84-year-old music legend has …

Long Weekends Like a Local: Packing List

Camping is one of the best and easiest escapes into nature, away from the chores of daily life. The more nights this summer you can spend staring at a campfire and sleeping under a canopy of stars, the better, even if you stay close to home. Here are ten ways to make it more fun and happen more …

Nasa may have found the most Earth-like planet to date

<i>UPDATE: Nasa has now announced its findings. Read all about it here.</i><p>Nasa may have just found the closest thing to an Earth-like planet in the …

Nasa releases amazing high-resolution picture of sunlit Earth from one million miles away

Nasa has released the first image taken from its new deep space satellite DSCOVR<p>If Carl Sagan was impressed with the Pale Blue Dot, he would have been equally blown away by this incredible image (launch high-resolution version) of Earth taken from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric …

Philae lander has fallen silent, Rosetta scientists say

Lander which became first to touch down on a comet is not responding to commands, raising fears it may have moved again<p>The Philae comet lander has fallen silent, European scientists have said, raising fears it has moved again on its new home millions of miles from Earth.<p>The fridge-sized robotic …

Space

Mind-blowing Pluto has ice mountains and water

<b>Laurel, Maryland (CNN) —</b> It had been downgraded to a dwarf planet. It looked like a fuzzy blob in our best telescopes. And it was often referred to as just an icy orb. Even scientists working on the first mission to Pluto expected to find an old, pockmarked world.<p>But Pluto is turning out to be full …

Solar System

NASA Preps Mission To Search For Life On Europa, One Of Jupiter's Moons

The celestial body with the greatest potential for life in the solar system may not be Mars after all. Europa, one of Jupiter's moons, is believed to have an ocean just beneath its frozen crust -- and some scientists think it may have just the right ingredients for life.<p>Now, NASA is getting ready …

Astronomy

Christopher Lee tributes led by Peter Jackson

Tim Burton, Martin Scorsese and Elijah Wood among Hollywood figures to remember the late British screen titan<p>Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson has led the tributes to Sir Christopher Lee, who died on Sunday at the age of 93.<p>Writing on his Facebook page, Jackson said Lee was “in every sense, …

Christopher Lee

Windows 10 will be available at the end of July

Finally: We know the exact date of availability for Microsoft's upcoming operating system, Windows 10.<p>The new OS will become available on July 29, …

Software

Articles about 7 quiet private gardens on Dwell.com - Dwell

The alphabet is as easy as ABC, but for typographer Peter Bil’ak, the way language looks is a never-ending exploration.<p>Thanks to Los Angeles’s Small Lot Subdivision Ordinance, the developers of Auburn 7 were able to maximize their property’s...<p>On a once-vacant corner lot in a transitional Jersey …

Jersey City

Hubble Telescope Opened Its Space Eyes 25 Years Ago Today (Photo)

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope may have launched 25 years ago last month, but today (May 20) marks another big anniversary for the famous observatory …

Hubble Space Telescope

Five years after Deepwater Horizon

Changing Planet<p>Juvenile Kemp’s ridley sea turtle oiled in the Deepwater Horizon spill. Courtesy of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission; Blair Witherington.<p>By Kat Diersen, The Society for Conservation Biology’s North America Policy Program<p>Five years ago today, just before dawn, I …

'The Science Guy' Talks About His Space Sail

Slow but steady sun-powered spacecraft could transform space travel<p>In 1976, renowned astrophysicist Carl Sagan brought a weird, reflective prop with him to the <i>Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson</i>. The toy was a mockup of a solar sail—a revolutionary idea for space travel propulsion that eschews …

Space Travel

What to Eat Before and After Every Kind of Workout

You'll be amazed at the difference it makes.<p>While eating clean, balanced meals is a great way to supplement any exercise regime, when you think about it, it doesn't really make sense to fuel up for yoga the same way you would for a long run. Curious as to what kind of foods <i>do</i> make sense to eat …

Nutrition

Hubble Scientists Map a Massive Halo of Gas Around Andromeda Galaxy

Readings from the Hubble Space Telescope have revealed the extent of a massive, nearly invisible halo of gas surrounding the neighboring Andromeda Galaxy — and it's a doozy. The dark halo stretches out about a million light-years beyond the spiral galaxy's stars, which is roughly half the distance …

Universe

Photographing the stars—the story of the Hubble telescope, told by its chief scientist

When it comes to iconic images of astronomical pillars of gas and dust, views of galaxies soon after they were formed, or glimpses of the accelerating universe driven by Dark Energy, the public can’t seem to get enough. The Hubble Space Telescope is undoubtedly one of the most popular science …

Telescopes

Egyptologists Unearth Tomb of Long Lost Pharaoh so Ancient Only His Name is Known

Many people think of ancient Egyptian dynasties as fairly well-documented, but there were many kings whose lives and deeds are lost in the dust of …

First Ever Picture Taken of a Rare African Monkey

The Bouvier’s red colobus monkey had not been seen in some 40 years and was thought by many to be extinct.<p>The Bouvier's red colobus monkey had never been photographed until now.<p>Long feared extinct, the rare primate hadn't been observed by scientists since the 1970s. But late this February two …

Wildlife

Mark Hamill was 'suspicious' of 'Star Wars' director J.J. Abrams: 'He was a 'Star Trek' guy'

Mark Hamill knew he had to say yes when George Lucas told him about the plans to move forward with a new "Star Wars" trilogy.<p>"It's not like a choice. It's like I was drafted," Hamill told a massive crowd Saturday night at Star Wars Celebration of his decision to reprise his role as Luke Skywalker …

Star Wars