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NASA More Confident Than Ever That We Are Not Alone

Over the past few years, astronomers have become less and less subtle about hiding their enthusiasm for the prospect that some very big discoveries are just around the corner with respect to that ultimate existential question: Are we alone?<p>A few years ago, I attended a panel about NASA’s upcoming …

Computer Models Show What Exactly Would Happen To Earth After A Nuclear War

Cheery happy times<p>You've seen what a nuclear winter looks like, as imagined by filmmakers and novelists. Now you can take a look at what scientists have to say. In a new study, a team of four U.S. atmospheric and environmental scientists modeled what would happen after a "limited, regional nuclear …

Breathtaking Photos of the Blue Forest in Belgium

If you love discovering extraordinary travel destinations off the beaten path, do we have a place for you. Though this may look like a scene straight out of a fairy-tale, this blue forest is, in fact, real. Just 30 minutes south of Brussels, in Belgium, is a forest called Hallerbos. During the …

10 Lessons I Learned from a Year of Productivity Experiments

Over the last 12 months I have conducted countless productivity experiments on myself, interviewed some of the most productive people in the world, …

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Google to advertisers: No more porn-like ads

Today Google took a step to counter online porn.<p>Google’s AdWords team sent an email to advertisers reminding them that it had previously decided to make changes to its policy pretty much barring porn ads, and that in the next few weeks it will stop accepting ads with pornographic content. The …

From Utah Beach to Kabul: How Army gear changed since D-Day

At a distance, the two soldiers look pretty much the same. But up close, the parallels fall away as what was new and cutting edge in 1944 looks almost impossibly simple by comparison in 2014.<p>Today is June 6, the 70th anniversary of D-Day, perhaps the most important day in the history of American …

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Gene Study Shows Blond Hair Color Is Just Skin Deep

A tiny mutation gifts a person with golden locks, scientists find<p><b>For thousands of years, people have both prized and mocked blond</b> <b>hair</b><b>. Now, a new study shows that many can thank a tiny</b> <b>genetic mutation—</b><b>a single letter change from an A to a G among the 3 billion letters in the book of</b> <b>human DNA—</b><b>for</b> …

Julia Margaret Cameron: A Contemporary Photographer Stuck in the 19th Century

In 1863, at the age of forty-eight, Julia Margaret Cameron received her first camera. A mother of six children, the gift quickly spawned a hobby that …

Creative 3-Generation Photos Explore How Emotions & Time Transform Memories

Photographer Nina Röder‘s photo series Mutter Schuhe (Translated: Mother’s Shoes) is a visual exploration of how time, emotions and perspective …

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The US GDP puzzle: is this a temporary drop or something more serious?

Is the US economy on the cusp of great growth? Or is it being pulled back into a morass of recession?<p>That debate has been reignited today as it was revealed that the US economy, which is supposed to be growing more robust, actually contracted in the first three months of the year, according to the …

Cinematic Kansas Supercell Timelapse Will Leave You in Awe of Nature

A couple of days ago, we shared a time-lapse of a Wyoming supercell forming that just blew us away. It was, however, an amateur production by storm …

'X-Men: Days of Future Past' review

When utilized as a movie plot device, time travel has the ability to do a great many things. It can refresh an ailing franchise, introduce new characters, and even establish an alternate timeline that introduces the possibilities of new scenarios without adversely affecting the previously …

The Curious Case Of Self-Proclaimed 'Pay-to-Win' SoulCalibur: Lost Swords

I just finished reading what has to be one of the strangest interviews I’ve seen in quite a while, one that SiliconEra conducted with Bandai Namco’s Masaaki Hoshino, producer of PS3′s SoulCalibur: Lost Swords. In it, Hoshino details why exactly they decided to make a single player-only fighting …

The story behind Lisbon’s beauty

Elaborately-painted Portuguese tiles, called azulejos, fell out of favour in the early 20th Century. But Lisbon today is embracing the art in its murals, museums and metro stations.<p>The blue-and-white tiles that line the church of Lisbon’s Madre de Deus convent complex tell stories in engrossing …