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This is the most expensive material in the world

The most expensive material on Earth is being created in an Oxford University lab, priced at £100m per gram.<p>Designer Carbon Materials, which was spun out of the university last year, produces “endohedral fullerenes”, a cage of carbon atoms containing nitrogen atoms.<p>The material is being used to …

Storm Desmond: What happened to the warning siren, devastated residents demand

The siren that should have given the people of Appleby-in-Westmorland a head start on mother nature failed to sound, as they suffered a repeat of disaster a decade ago<p>The people of Appleby-in-Westmorland had trusted that they would have a two hour warning if they were once again to be subjected to …

The Science of Yoga: Physical Yoga is only 12.5 % of YOGA

View Comments<p>Unlike what most people understand – Yoga is not merely physical exercises to keep one’s body healthy. The true meaning of the word YOGA …

What It Takes to Build a Successful Music City

Insights from America’s first Music Cities Convention.<p>The Music Cities Convention, a global conference on the vital relationship between (you guessed it) cities and music, held its inaugural U.S. event last Sunday in Washington, D.C. The convention brought together policymakers, local …

21 Frightening TV Episodes You Can Watch on Netflix Right Now

Netflix isn't just for chilling... it's also for <i>chilling</i>, as in scaring yourself silly. Here are some of the scariest episodes of our favorite shows featuring creepy clowns, headless witches, bloodthirsty ghosts, serial killers, and spooky hitch-hikers.<p>Many of these work great as standalone eps, …

TV

This Building Doesn’t Need A/C: The Building Itself Is An Air Conditioner

This ingenious cooling system circulates cooled air in an endless loop–all without any electricity.<p>If they weren’t so necessary, you wouldn’t choose to build an air conditioning system inside a large building. With endless ducting, they take up lots space, produce lots of noise, and cost a lot.<p>So …

Twenty Unique Ways to Use the 80/20 Rule Today

I’m sure most people are familiar with Pareto’s principle, developed by an Italian economist and most commonly known as the 80/20 Rule. While Pareto …

Finland’s teachers -- with less stress and more free time -- collaborate naturally

I was 21 and naïve. I had been offered a long-term job as a computer teacher at an urban elementary school outside of Boston, and I jumped at the …

16 genetically modified foods that are critical to the US food supply

Humans have been genetically modifying plants since we first started domesticating and breeding them to look and taste the way we wanted them to. By combining plants with desirable traits, we have altered their DNA over millennia in a so-called "natural" fashion.<p>But when people refer to genetically …

Agriculture

22 Things That Will Teach You Earth's Entire History In One Day

Grab a nice, warm drink, and curl up with a fluffy blanket — it's time to get your science on!

Biology

10 Scary Books That Will Seriously Keep You Up At Night

In a recent interview with HuffPost, Goosebumps author R.L. Stine said he thought most fears were “universal,” and, for him at least, linked closely with humor. “It’s that same guttural reaction,” he said.<p>Unlike Stine, I’ve never equated scary with funny -- my <i>guttural reaction</i> to reading a scary …

Books

Permafrost warming in parts of Alaska 'is accelerating'

<b>One of the world's leading experts on permafrost has told BBC News that the recent rate of warming of this frozen layer of earth is "unbelievable".</b><p>Prof Vladimir Romanovsky said that he expected permafrost in parts of Alaska would start to thaw by 2070.<p>Researchers worry that methane frozen within …

Global Warming

6 Big European Cities With Plans to Go Car-Free

Oslo is the latest major metro to put pedestrians first in some central districts.<p>Plans to ban private cars in parts of a downtown area have become so common among big European cities that it’s getting hard to keep track of them all. Since the start of 2014 alone at least six metros have announced …

Carbon Nanotubes Found in Human Lungs For the First Time

What’s that up your nose? Researchers have found carbon nanotubes lurking in the lungs of children in Paris, marking the first time the tiny tubes …

17 books Bill Gates thinks everyone should read

While Bill Gates has a schedule that's planned down to the minute, the entrepreneur-turned-billionaire-humanitarian still gobbles up about a book a week.<p>Aside from a handful of novels, they're mostly nonfiction books covering his and his foundation's broad range of interests. A lot of them are …

Books

This Tower Would Let City Dwellers Tour The Natural World

Circumnavigate the globe by elevator<p>City dwellers are reportedly 40 percent more likely to develop mood disorders than people in rural areas. But walking for roughly 90 minutes in nature, according to a Stanford University study published in June, can calm the negative thoughts. The Essence …

New York City

Google Goes After Microsoft And IBM By Making Google Apps For Work Free While Customers Still Under Competitor’s Contract

To acquire more Google Apps for Work customers, Google just announced a new promotion that’s a huge shot across Microsoft’s bow. The company says that it will give interested customers access to Google Apps for Work for free, while they’re still under an enterprise agreement (EA) with another …

Apps

Silverstein Scraps Plans for 1,100-Foot-Tall Midtown Tower

World Trade Center developer <b>Silverstein Properties</b> has dropped plans for a supertall residential tower near the burgeoning Hudson Yards development, the New York Daily News reports. The tower at 514 Eleventh Avenue (the site of a now demolished Mercedes-Benz dealership), would have been <b>1,100 feet</b> …

Skyscrapers

She Kills People From 7,850 Miles Away

Her name is ‘Sparkle.’ She operates a drone. She is sick of whiny boys. And she is perfectly OK with dealing out death.<p>Anne crawled out of bed in her …

Former BBC journalist found dead in Istanbul airport previously spoke of being targeted by Isil

The news comes as Jacky Sutton's brother speaks out about the "odd circumstances" surrounding her death<p>A former BBC journalist found dead in a Turkish airport had previously spoken of her fears of being targeted by Islamic State, it has emerged, as her brother cast his doubts about the “odd” …

Extremism

The Little-Known, Disfiguring Disease That’s Coming Our Way

I tell a story over on the news side of <i>National Geographic</i> today, about an intrepid team of explorers who plunged into nearly impenetrable Honduran rainforest in order to groundtruth the legend that it concealed a fabled “white city.” They succeeded (and you can read that story in the October issue …

The Strangers in Your Brain

Biologists often say that the most dangerous thing a cell can do is divide. This is because, during the complex process of replication—the unspooling of DNA, the assembling of two genomes from the halves of one—there is always the chance that the cell will make a mistake. Mutations can cost an …

Biology

RebelMouse vs. WordPress VIP

After building the product for Huffington Post, and owning the product and engineering groups at AOL after we were acquired, it was clear to me there …

15 Unexpected Cities You Need To See (& Can Afford!)

There's far more to experience in Europe than its most popular (and most Instagrammed) cities. For every Paris or London, there is a yet undiscovered …

Eiffel Tower

Elon Musk's Energy Storage Dreams Coming Under Pressure From Big-Time Competition

Big industrial companies are getting into energy storage and it could pose a challenge to Tesla Motors.<p>The Gigafactory Elon Musk's <b>Tesla Motors</b> …

Tesla

The Glorious Poster For Star Wars: The Force Awakens Has A Giant Planet Killer On It

Technology for the 10 billion: How tech will change the world by 2050

Introduction<p>The population of humans will rise from 7.3 billion today to 9.7 billion in 2050, according to the United Nations. That means extra …

Air Force reactivates World War II-era bomb group

The 489th Bomb Group will fly again.<p>The Air Force Reserve reactivated a World War II-era bomb group and its associated elements during a Saturday ceremony at Dyess Air Force Base in Texas, according to KTXS.<p>Some members of the original unit attended the ceremony.<p>A B-24 used by the 489th bomb group …

The 'hippo trench' across Africa: US military quietly builds giant security belt in middle of continent

NIGERIA has welcomed a US decision to send up to 300 military personnel to Cameroon to help the regional fight against Boko Haram, despite having …

Japan is flexing its military power

The Fleet Review in seas near Tokyo was the first major display of Japanese military hardware since Prime Minister Shinzo Abe won lawmaker approval for legislation that for the first time since World War Two will allow Japanese soldiers to defend their foreign allies.<p>Abe is pursuing a doctrine of …

Military