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Let Neil deGrasse Tyson (and NASA) explain why June 30 will be one second longer than every other day

It’s called a “leap second” and it will make you acutely aware of your insignificance<p>Tuesday, June 30 will be one second longer than most other days because we are insignificant little nothings being hurtled around space on a rock.<p>Okay, that's not exactly why. I mean, it is, but it isn't the …

Neil deGrasse Tyson

Upcoming ‘Shift Sneakers’ will change color and design via a mobile app

Wouldn’t it be awesome if you didn’t have to run out and buy a pair of shoes that match your outfit? Better yet, wouldn’t it be awesome if you could …

Shoes

Lab-grown blood, artificial organs – the science transforming our health

After the news that scientists have developed blood that can be grown in a laboratory, here are more discoveries that are redefining medicine<p>The news that scientists have developed blood that can be grown in the laboratory raised hope last week that a powerful weapon had been created to tackle …

Medicine

This Award-Winning Hotel Design Showcases Floating and Mobile Luxury Suites

For wanderlusters eager to explore unspoilt nooks nestled on inland waters—picturesque corners of the world largely neglected due to their inaccessibility—Serbia-based design firm Salt & Water has devised a way for travelers to relish such organic sites in comfort and style, without having to worry …

Luxury Lifestyle

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Injecting Electronics Into Brain Not as Freaky as it Sounds

No need to wait for the cyborg future—it’s already here. Adding to a growing list of electronics that can be implanted in the body, scientists are working to perfect the ultimate merger of mind and machine: devices fused directly to the brain.<p>A new type of flexible electronics can be injected …

23 Protein Shakes for Weight Loss

Packed with essential nutrients that keep your skin, hair, bones and heart healthy, there’s virtually no prep work or cleanup with shakes. But not …

Ones to watch: Predicting the Fortune 500 of 2025

The <i>Fortune</i> 500, our annual ranking of the largest U.S. companies, has been in a constant state of flux since the first one was published in 1955. …

Tech Industry

Scientists discover 'trigger' which could stop breast cancer spreading

Researchers at the University of Edinburgh hope their findings will translate into new treatments to stop the progression of breast cancer<p>Breast cancer could be stopped from spreading to other parts of the body after a discovery by British scientists raised hopes of new lifesaving treatment for the …

The Most Important Number on Earth

The Cure for Brain Diseases Is in Your Gut

Researchers are just now starting to link inflammation in your gut with some of the most deadly and debilitating diseases we have.<p>Why are we making …

40 Age-Erasing Superfoods

<b>2. Flaxseeds</b><br>Rich in protein and fiber, these little seeds offer a payload of omega-3 fatty acids, which erase spots and iron out fine lines in the skin. <i>The British Journal of Nutrition</i> reported that participants in one study who downed about half a teaspoon of omega-3s daily in 6 weeks experienced …

Earth ate a Mercury-like body early in its history, study finds

A Mercury-like body smashed into a young Earth and gave our planet's core the radioactive elements necessary to generate a magnetic field, a pair of Oxford geochemists say.<p>Without that magnetic field, there would be no shield to protect us from the onslaught of radiation constantly bombarding Earth …

The building blocks of life found orbiting another star

Looks like NASA's Chief Scientist Ellen Stofan may have over-estimated how long it would take to find extraterrestrial organisms. For the first time in the history of astronomy, scientists have discovered two complex organic molecules, which is vital to the formation of life as we know it, outside …

Harvard

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How To Build A Mobile App Startup With No Technical Background | Inc.com

Not every tech startup founder is a developer. And they don’t necessarily have to be. As an entrepreneur, you’d be doing much more than writing code. You have to deal with product validation, product/market fit, marketing, retention and engagement of customers, customer service, managing finances …

Apps

Are Fly Farms a Solution to Food Waste?

You’ve probably heard that more people around the world are eating insects to help reduce agricultural waste and replace protein in meat-based diets. But have you ever seen farmers raise flies to make animal food?<p>A few months ago, the National Geographic video team came across a new research …

Why Not Google Map Your Body?

Researchers have used Google Maps tech to create zoomable “maps” of the human body.<p>No, you won’t need Dennis Quaid to travel to the Innerspace of your body–just a little Google Maps know-how. Researchers at the University of South Wales, borrowing the algorithms Google Maps uses to make sense of …

Google Maps

Your Brain Detects Confidence In Voices Faster Than You Can Blink

Business management and sales training often includes sessions on <i>how</i> to say what you want to say – the tone-of-voice packaging of the message. This is partly intuitive — the pitch and weight of one’s tone influences the listener; soft to cajole, loud to command, so forth. But regardless of tone, …

The Brain

China Wants to Harvest Green Energy from Outer Space and Send It on Earth

Believe it or not, China is serious about solar power and the country’s plans to push back the alarming carbon emissions. The latest audacious …

The product that will let you 'taste' food pictures on your phone

Elaborate April Fool's prank or gamechanging science? Meet the Screen Savour<p>Spending a meal starting at our phones is a major cause of irritation for those we dine with, but thanks to a Malaysian company, we may now have a valid excuse.<p>Maxis, a communication firm , has launched the Screen Savour - …

Food

Children Of Rich Parents Have Bigger Brains

There are lots of advantages to having wealthy parents; such children go to the best schools, get top medical care, hob-nob with other members of the elite, are welcomed in prestigious golf and yacht clubs, and eventually stand to inherit a bundle. To top it all off, it now seems that they have …

Columbia University

The Nasa team keeping tabs on intergalactic death rays

A space mission tracking the most violent explosions in the Universe has just celebrated its 10th anniversary. Richard Hollingham discovers how Swift has changed our view of the cosmos.<p>You do not want to get in the way of a gamma ray burst.<p>“They’re the most luminous, high energy explosions that …

Universe

Gardening in Space Gets Ready for Lift-Off

Feeding space colonoists farm-fresh produce is one step closer to reality, now that NASA’s Veg-01 experiment results are in from the International Space Station, showing resounding success with red lettuce. Locavore astronauts are readying for their second space-farm-to-fork mission.<p>Last month 100 …

Ancient Alcoholic Drink’s Unusual Starter: Human Spit

You never forget your first fermented spit drink.<p>In the rainforest of Peru, locals chew yuca and spit the masticated root into jars for fermentation. The resulting alcoholic beverage is a local staple called <i>masato</i>, and a few weeks ago, I was offered my first cup.<p>The <i>masato</i> smelled like pickle juice …

How long to fall through earth? Quicker than thought

It's a common hypothetical in physics classrooms: How long would it take to fall through a tunnel from one side of the Earth to the other? The new answer: 38 minutes and 11 seconds, reports <i>Science</i>.<p>The result is courtesy of McGill University graduate student Alexander Klotz, whose calculations take …

Planet Earth: Facts About Its Orbit, Atmosphere & Size

Earth, our home, is the third planet from the sun. It is the only planet known to have an atmosphere containing free oxygen, oceans of liquid water …

Earth Science

Are smart pills & brain zapping risky? Bioethicists weigh in

Boosting a person's smarts through drugs or electrical or magnetic stimulation of the brain is becoming an increasingly widespread practice. Now, bioethicists are weighing in, saying that while such cognitive enhancement is neither bad nor good, it deserves more research.<p>In the past, "there have …

Samsung wants to give you a smartphone you can fold in 2016

Foldable, flexible, and transparent displays have been around for a while now, but they remain pure concepts rather than actual products. Despite all …

Electronics Industry