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Astronaut's gene expression no longer same as his identical twin, NASA finds

<b>(CNN) —</b> Spending a year in space not only changes your outlook, it transforms your gene expression.<p>Preliminary results from NASA's Twins Study reveal that 7% of astronaut Scott Kelly's genetic expression -- how his genes function within cells -- did not return to baseline after his return to Earth …

Space Science

Download 243 Free eBooks on Design, Data, Software, Web Development & Business from O’Reilly Media

Last week we highlighted for you 20 Free eBooks on Design from O’Reilly Media. Little did we know that we were just scratching the surface of the …

‘Honest placebos’ show medicine can work without any actual medicine

Placebo effects have a bad reputation in the medical world. Physicians are trained to dismiss them as misleading — as in, "it's only a placebo effect," or "it's no different from a placebo effect." Placebo is a label that marks a drug as ineffective and disqualifies research subjects who respond to …

15 Inspiring Places Travel Photographers Should Visit

Travel photographers seem to be going crazy for far-flung locations on Instagram. If you follow a bunch of them, you are bound to come across …

The Australian Watchmaker Using A Subtle Psychology Trick To Sell Less

We want what we can’t have. Not just in love. Or at the nightclub. Or when the new smartphone <i>conveniently</i> sells out on launch day. We want what we can’t have in <i>everything</i>. Our brains are inclined to associate scarcity with perceived value, which means that when a specific item is limited the more …

Marketing

Round the houses: we join West Vancouver Museum's Modern Home Tour

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The strange life of a super-traveller

How to survive a 200,000 mile a year career.<p>Alicia Yoon feels at home in two very distinct places. And that’s a good thing, because she often has just two days to tend to her life (and her fiancé) in New York, pay her bills and then dash out to pick up where she left off in Seoul, South …

South Korea

GoPro attached their camera to a sub-orbital rocket — and the results are stunning

In a giant leap for the company, GoPro has released footage of a suborbital rocket launch that climbed to 396,000ft (120,700 meters) and hit speeds up to Mach 5.5 (3800 mph or 6115 km/h) at engine burnout.<p>The launch in the video took place at Spaceport America in New Mexico on November 6, 2015, …

This new image-editing app is so good, I'm ditching Photoshop

Less than shocking news: The photo above isn't actually a museum-aged Kodacolor portrait of my grandfather. It's a digital picture of my friend Sean, who dropped by my headshot studio and was nice enough to lend his picture to this article.<p>The film-like texture, dust, and scratch marks are courtesy …

The writer who made me love comics taught me to hate them | Polygon

"The 80-page giant comic cost 25 cents, but I bought it anyway."<p>I'm 11 and I'm at a Barnes & Noble. My mom says I can get one book.

Ghostly Abkhazia: Photographer documents the country that doesn't officially exist

When American photographer Robert Walton Cooper travelled to Abkhazia, he didn't quite know what to expect. Once known as a holiday hotspot for the …

Science Finds An Interesting Link Between Anxiety And Intelligence

People who think too much may have little reason to worry. Recent studies have shown that there is a link between anxiety and intelligence and it is …

The radical plan to destroy time zones

Last Summer, North Korea did something a little odd. On the 70th anniversary of Korea's liberation from Japanese occupation, the closed and authoritarian state announced it was permanently turning its clocks back half an hour. The country was creating its own time zone: Pyongyang time.<p>As a plan, it …

Daylight Savings Time

The Home Design That Could Change the Economics of Solar Forever

Portugal-based architectural project Houses in Motion has come up with a genius new design to make solar power much more cost-effective.<p>Turning sunlight into energy would be a lot easier if the Earth weren't constantly spinning.<p>Because solar panels work best when they're directly facing the …

Solar Panels

Award-Winning Photographer Drains the Color from Fruits and Veggies

"We’re destroying our world, and sooner or later someone has to pay the bill," explains Giorgio Cravero with photo series, 'Colors.'<p>Decaying food spurs an instant emotional reaction when encountered by any sense: revulsion at the smell, upset stomachs at the sight, and the thought of touching or, …

These Flatmates Took Photos of Their Mouldy Food for a Year

The two photography students took photos of furry spaghetti and blistered pancakes for art. Gross.<p><i>This article originally appeared on</i> <i>VICE Germany</i><p>Wherever there are rules, those rules will be broken. That's why not following the cleaning rota you set up with your housemates often leads to screaming …

Pancakes

I Spent A Year Exploring New Zealand To Bring Back These Photos And It Blew My Mind

My name is Johan Lolos, I’m a professional travel and adventure photographer, and I’m just back from New Zealand where I spent a whole year exploring …

New Zealand

One of the most basic tools of science just got changed in a major way

You won't find these four elements in nature — they are synthetic elements that can only be produced in the lab, and because they decay in a matter of seconds, their existence has been extremely difficult to confirm.<p>Until now, elements 113, 115, 117, and 118 had temporary names and positions on the …

Get off the grid in style with the tiny solar-powered Wave Eco Cabin

1/6<p>Echo Living Wave Eco Cabin Exterior View<p>Even though the Wave Eco Cabin is designed for off-the-grid living, it demands to be seen. UK-based Echo …

Is It Harmful to Use Music as a Coping Mechanism?

Putting on headphones to regulate emotions may not always be beneficial.<p>Listening to music is aform of emotional self-care that many of us turn to every day, without much conscious thought. The streaming service Spotify, well aware of this, offers a collection of “Mood” playlists, from “Anthems of …

Would you edit your unborn child’s genes so they were successful?

New technology could bring about the much debated designer baby, but a parent’s desire to do the best for their child could create sociological problems<p>The phrase “designer babies” has been bandied around for decades, but parents seeking to design a baby currently have limited options. They can …

Genetics

The Great Moon Hoax and the Christian Philosopher | Rebekah Higgitt

180 years ago newspaper readers were thrilled by a story about plants, animals and flying men on the Moon. Why were people convinced, was it a hoax, and why was it written? <b>Rebekah Higgitt</b> looks at a satire that went wrong<p>The Great Moon Hoax, as it has become known, was published in the New York Sun …

Theology

Real-life 'Iron Man' suit commissioned by US military

The technology in <i>Iron Man</i> is getting a step closer to reality thanks to the United States military. The Army has commissioned a Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit, which would provide the wearer with superhuman abilities like night vision, enhanced strength, and protection from gunfire.<p>It would …