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This ingenious app teaches you a new language in your spare seconds

Every day, there are countless seconds that slip by that could probably be put to better use.<p>A set of new apps from researchers at MIT’s Computer …

Physicists observe 'negative mass'

<b>Physicists have created a fluid with "negative mass", which accelerates towards you when pushed.</b><p>In the everyday world, when an object is pushed, it accelerates in the same direction as the force applied to it; this relationship is described by Isaac Newton's Second Law of Motion.<p>But in theory, …

Physics

Why Does The Proton Spin? Physics Holds A Surprising Answer

You can take any particle in the Universe and isolate it from everything else, yet there are some properties that can never be taken away. These are intrinsic, physical properties of the particle itself — properties like mass, charge, or angular momentum — and will always be the same for any single …

Physics

How to turn used plastic bottles into skylights and street lamps

Let the sunshine in<p>In 1880, Thomas Edison patented a lightbulb made from a glass tube and cotton thread filament. It was crude in its design, but it worked, and within a few years the Edison Lamp was a fixture of sitting rooms across America.<p>In 2002, Brazilian mechanic Alfred Moser had his own …

Family Business

NASA Is Planning to Send a Human Crew on The First Launch of Its Most Powerful Rocket Ever

We're headed back to deep space.<p>NASA is investigating the possibility of putting astronauts on the first launch of its most powerful rocket ever – …

Nasa's 'holy grail': Solar system that could support alien life discovered

Scientists have found a new solar system filled with planets that look like Earth and could support life, Nasa has announced.<p>At least three of the …

7 Things Men Foolishly Do That Make Them Lose Strong Women

Guys, don't make these common mistakes, don't lose the woman of your dreams!<p>People are natural-born screw-ups. That much is certain. None of us are …

Drink Pineapple Water In The Morning For A Year (And These 10 Things Happen)

10 Reasons to Add Pineapple to your Water Daily<p><b>1. Fights inflammation</b><p>Bromelain is an enzyme that has anti-inflammatory properties. Bromelain helps …

Alternative Medicine

Essential Oils and Brain Injuries . What You Are Not Being Told

When essential oils are inhaled through the nose, tiny nerves send an immediate signal to the brain and go straight to work on the systems that …

Physics Today

Can one shutter simultaneously block a photon from entering two slits? A recent experiment reveals that in the quantum realm, the answer is yes.

Seawater Could Provide an 'Endless' Source of Uranium for Nuclear Plants

Stanford researchers have developed a new method of extracting trace amounts of uranium from seawater instead of mining.<p>You might be surprised to …

Nuclear Energy

Rogue Cosmic Rays From Outer Space Are Causing Havoc With Our Smartphones

And it's getting worse.<p>Under Earth's protective magnetic field, we don't usually need to worry too much about the health effects of cosmic radiation …

Scientists Are About to Switch on a Telescope That Could Photograph a Black Hole's Event Horizon

We're about to peer into the abyss.<p>Black holes are among the most fascinating objects in the known Universe. But despite the fact that they're …

We're One Step Closer to Pulling Nuclear Fuel Straight Out of The Ocean

Better than digging it out of the ground.<p>Pulling uranium out of seawater could be a cost-effective way to source nuclear fuel, scientists have found, …

A Massive 'Blob' of Abnormal Conditions in The Pacific Has Increased Ozone Levels

The strangest meteorological event in decades.<p>A vast patch of abnormally warm water in the Pacific Ocean - nicknamed the blob - resulted in increased …

New Scientist

A special layer of cells inside the petals makes them act together like a parabolic reflector, focusing visible and infrared light on the flower …

NASA tests the 'Ferrari of rocket engines' for mission to Mars

The RS-25 engine for NASA's new Space Launch System rocket makes current jet engines look like "a wind-up toy."<p>If we're going to get humans to Mars, we're going to need a bigger rocket with a much more powerful engine.<p>This is the RS-25, the engine designed for NASA's Space Launch System rocket, …

Space Travel

How to supercharge the way you learn

What is the easiest way to learn? David Robson meets a group of scientists and memory champions competing to find techniques that make facts stick... fast.<p>Face to face with the world’s leading memory experts, my mind is beginning to feel very humble. Ben Whately, for instance, tells me about the …

Language Learning

Watch: What is a solar eclipse?

Nasa's Fred Espenak – nicknamed "Mr Eclipse" – explains how the sun's rays are blocked out by the moon during a solar eclipse<p>Europe will be momentarily plunged into darkness next month, as the continent witnesses its biggest <b>solar eclipse</b> since 1999.<p><b>An animation showing what the solar eclipse will</b> …

Pluto And Ceres May Become Planets Again Soon

This year's missions to the outer solar system are set to shake up the planetary family tree<p>Ceres is the largest object in the asteroid belt, and NASA’s Dawn spacecraft will arrive at this dwarf planet on March 6, 2015.<p>Pluto is the largest object in the Kuiper belt, and NASA’s New Horizons …

Astronomy

The Ultimate Guide to Totally Nailing Every One of Your Resolutions

No matter how you feel about resolutions, chances are most of us are looking to kick off 2016 on a good note. To help you get started, we've compiled …

Fitness

Uganda drafts new anti-gay laws

The Ugandan government could introduce new wide-reaching anti-gay laws before the end of the year, which could see people jailed for up to seven years for “promoting homosexuality”, activists warned on Saturday.<p>The move comes nearly a year after Ugandan politicians passed legislation that could …

13 Apps For Transforming Your Phone Into The Ultimate Toolkit

From apps that makes budgeting beautiful to ones that let you know the exact minute it's going to rain, there's something for every lifestyle.<p>We've collected the best of the best in this unique mix, and we tossed in a few lesser-known surprises to show what modern apps can do.

India put a satellite in orbit around Mars for a fraction of what NASA spent

India can rightly feel proud of itself today as its Mangalyaan "MOM" satellite mission successfully entered orbit around Mars. In the process, the country has broken at least three records, including being the first Asian nation to reach the red planet and being the first country to get to Mars on …

Here's How India Made Such A Cheap Space Probe And Left Everyone Else In The Dust

What's even more impressive is that they achieved this feat for $74 million — it cost Hollywood producers $100 million to make the film <i>Gravity.</i><p>Here's how they did it:<p>The Indian Space Research Organization built the Mangalyaan satellite in-house with local technologies instead of outsourcing …

Mars Mission

Water discovered in a small, warm exoplanet’s atmosphere for first time

The planet is a ball of gas with surface temperatures of 600C, but future studies of alien atmospheres may reveal signs of life<p>Astronomers have detected water vapour in the atmosphere of a planet that orbits a star far beyond our solar system.<p>Observations of the Neptune-sized planet, which lies 120 …

Water Vapor Seen on Distant World

Search for potentially life-sustaining worlds gets a boost with the ability to probe a common class of planets.<p>Astronomers have found evidence of water vapor in the atmosphere of a Neptune-size planet 122 light-years from Earth—the first time water has been identified on a planet that small, …

What makes teenagers so angry and aggressive

While teenagers today are high on Intelligence Quotient, they are low on Emotional Quotient, leading to anger and aggression. Nikshubha Garg speaks …

Mental Health