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13 Wild Science Facts You Probably Didn't Learn in High School

Show kids the good stuff!<p>We learn about some awesome science in high school - like Einstein's theory of relativity, the Periodic table, and DNA …

Japan wants 'Chinese-only' zones at tourist attractions to limit bad behavior

It looks like the bad behaviour of some Chinese tourists has crossed the seas over to Japan to wreak havoc on the country's cherry blossom trees — …

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Wakayama, Japan: See fire festival and 10 other things | CNN Travel

9 TED talks that can help you become insanely productive

Reaching optimal productivity is about working smarter, not harder, and making the most of each day.<p>The following TED talks offer valuable lessons in doing just that.

Scientists Stored These Images in DNA—Then Flawlessly Retrieved Them

Who needs memory cards when you have DNA? A team of scientists has been able to store images within the life-defining molecules then retrieve them …

An 'Adventure Time' Clone Army and Other Hallucinogenic GIFs

It's like Picasso, Miró, and Pen Ward took acid and had a baby.<p>Thousands of cartoon faces undulate like waves on the ocean, smiling, laughing, and morphing in a neverending loop. It's a friendly face, Finn the Human from beloved animated show <i>Adventure Time</i>—but wait, looking closer it appears that …

Lack of violence and warfare in prehistoric Japan challenges ideas of human evolution

Evidence of non-violent deaths from hunter-gatherers living in Japan has raised doubts over the popular idea that social behaviour, including …

Why You Should Learn Japanese Before Visiting Japan

<i>This is the fifth installment of my Japan travelogue. Read my first impressions here, my visit to Odaiba here, my visit to Akihabara here, and my last day in Tokyo here.</i><p>Should you learn Japanese before going to Japan? I would absolutely recommend it! Though my Japanese is poor, I am no longer shy …

Celebrate All Things Kawaii With This Electrifying Japanese Commercial

An exuberant ad invites you to revel in kawaii culture—and it’s all to sell soup.<p>“Absolutely anything that’s tiny is endearing,” wrote 10th-century Japanese author Sei Shōnagon in her definition of the term "kawaii." This concept of innocent cuteness has become a huge part of pop culture in Japan, …

To Infinity: How NASA envisioned life aboard giant spaceships back in 1970s (PICTURES)

With the help of Princeton physicist Gerard O’Neill, NASA’s Ames Research Center and Stanford University conducted three space colony summer studies …

Miyazaki Meets Warhol in Reimagined Soup Can Series

If Andy Warhol grew up on Totoro and 'Spirited Away,' he might have made these colorful prints.<p>Andy Warhol's childhood was defined by Campbell's soup. “I used to drink it. I used to have the same lunch every day, for 20 years, I guess, the same thing over and over again," he once said. This …

Osama bin Laden Wanted Americans to Help Obama Save Humanity from Climate Change | VICE News

<b>VICE News is closely tracking global environmental change. Check out the Tipping Point blog here.</b><p>This could be the next Heartland Institute billboard: Osama bin Laden planned to urge Americans to fight climate change rather than wage war on his jihadist movement, according to papers captured in the …

Headphones That Get You High on Dopamine Are Tipped to Go on Sale Next Month

When the music is not enough.<p>Headphones that stimulate the release of dopamine in your brain and reportedly make you feel high as hell have been …

Researchers say this disagreeable personality trait displayed by Bill Gates as a kid may predict success in adulthood

As his intellectual capacity grew, so did his argumentativeness. He refused to do the things his mom asked of him, like cleaning his room and showing up on time to dinner, according to The Wall Street Journal.<p>It came to a head one night when Gates was about 12 years old. The "tempestuous" …

Five-dimensional black hole could 'break' general relativity

Researchers have shown how a bizarrely shaped black hole could cause Einstein's general theory of relativity, a foundation of modern physics, to …

Saudi Arabia Should Be Disturbed, Not Reassured, Since It Poses a Worse Threat to the Middle East Than Iran

Last Month Secretary of State John Kerry traveled to Riyadh to reassure the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states that the U.S. stood with them. "Nothing has changed" as a result of the nuclear pact with Iran, he insisted.<p>Washington's long relationship with Riyadh was built on oil. There …

Legend Warns We're Entering The Most Dangerous Phase Of The Worst Crisis In World History

<b>On the heels of six weeks of chaotic trading in markets, today the man who has become legendary for his predictions on QE, historic moves in</b> …

A Mammal’s Brain Has Been Cryonically Preserved and Recovered

A team lead by a researcher at MIT says it has thawed a cryonically-frozen rabbit brain without causing structural damage.<p>A big thing just happened in the world of cryonics, and it has nothing to do with Ted Williams' permafrozen remains.<p>Officials from the Brain Preservation Foundation, a nonprofit …

Bernie Sanders an extremist? Only in America

<i>Gerald Caplan is an Africa scholar, a former New Democratic Party national director and a regular panelist on CBC's</i> Power & Politics<i>.</i><p>Only in America would Bernie Sanders be regarded as an extremist – more precisely, as the extreme left-wing equivalent of Trump and Cruz. So Bernie ( as he's …

Was Einstein right? Ripples in space-time may have been found

Are the rumors true? Whispers about a possible detection of actual ripples in space-time have been swirling for weeks, and on Thursday, the world may …

How Mendeleev Invented His Periodic Table in a Dream

“Awakening, I immediately wrote it down on a piece of paper.”<p>Trailblazing chemist <b>Dmitri Mendeleev</b> (February 8, 1834–February 2, 1907) came to scientific greatness via an unlikely path, overcoming towering odds to create the periodic table foundational to our understanding of chemistry. Born in …

Einstein's most incredible prediction may be proven right this week — or a big rumor debunked

Gravitational waves may have been detected for the first time, but we won't know for sure until February 11, 2016 — when scientists will either …

WATCH: This Is Probably The Best Way to Memorise The Periodic Table

Because who doesn't need a refresher?<p>Back in 2013, YouTube channel AsapSCIENCE released one of the catchiest songs ever to help science lovers learn …

Strategies for Growing the Transhumanism Movement

<i>Future Transhumanist City -- Image by Sam Howzit</i><p>Transhumanism--the international movement that aims to use science and technology to improve the human being--has been growing quickly in the last few years. Everywhere one looks, there seems to be more and more people embracing radical technology …

Oddities, mysteries and logic within the brain

By Marianne Szegedy-Maszak<p><i>Marianne Szegedy-Maszak is a senior editor in the Washington bureau of Mother Jones and the author of “I Kiss Your Hands Many Times: Hearts, Souls, and Wars in Hungary.”</i><p>Somewhere, Sigmund Freud must be smiling.<p>Not the misogynist, sex-crazed, dream-interpreting Freud of so …

Genetic Engineering Now Allows Parents to Select the Gender and Eye Color of Their Children

The new season of HBO's Vice will kick off with a close look at gene editing and preimplantation genetic diagnosis.<p>The premier episode of the fourth season of HBO's mini-documentary series <i>Vice</i> will include a segment on genetic engineering that examines what researchers and doctors around the world …

A tiny European country just made an unprecedented move in the space mining business

Some have gone so far as to say that asteroid mining could grow to become the world's first trillion dollar business, but that still remains to be seen.<p>So far, Luxembourg and the US are the only two countries in the world who have begun to take legal action toward securing property rights for …

Scientists extend the lifespan of mice by up to 35 percent

The foundation of the elixir of life, or just long-life pets?<p>Would you like to live 35 percent longer? Apparently the trick is removing worn-out "senescent' cells that have a degenerative affect on your body. "Cellular senescence is a biological mechanism that functions as an 'emergency brake' used …

3D Printing Reveals the Hidden Physics Behind the Brain's Folds and Furrows

Understanding how the brain's outermost layer develops means new understandings of intelligence, neurological disorders.<p>The outermost layer of the brain, the cortex, is a confounding geography of furrows, folds, and wrinkles. One could even say that the defining physical feature of the brain is the …

The Beginner's Guide To Tokyo

Tokyo is the capital of contrasts. On one hand, it’s a mesmerising metropolis, a manic assult on the senses, a mélange of anime, cosplay, neon …