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Scientists made an unprecedented map of the night sky — and the results are alarming

Astronomers loathe light pollution, also called skyglow: a dim yet pervasive orange light that obscures a crisp view of the night sky.<p>But as a new study called "The new world atlas of artificial night sky brightness," published in the journal Science Advances shows, there's a shocking amount of …

Google Earth

How to Brine and Smoke Your Thanksgiving Turkey (With Whiskey!)

Thanksgiving is on the horizon and that means...another Raichlen turkey experiment. I've cooked our family turkeys most of my adult life, and I don't believe I've ever done it the same way twice.<p>Over the years, I've tried indirect grilling, spit roasting, spatchcocking, beer-canning, and even …

BBQ

Wall Street's brightest minds reveal the most important charts in the world

As many of the charts in our latest collection from some of Wall Street's top strategists show, questions right now center on what the future holds for the US economy, for emerging markets, and the Federal Reserve.<p>The last time we ran this feature back in February, the world looked different. The …

Markets

Fall 2015 | The Climate Cure

<i>The atmosphere and oceans contain more carbon now than at any other time in human history while the soil, a carbon storehouse, is being robbed of the</i> …

The World's First Robot Farm Requires No (Human) Farmers At All

Indoor farming, hyper-futuristic and spotless high-tech farms, have long been pegged as a possible future of farming. They're low-profile, easy on …

Nutritower is a vertical farm for your tiny condo

More and more people are living in smaller spaces, often without access to gardens or even balconies where one might do a little bit of gardening. …

How Eating Fruits and Vegetables Can Save the Planet

What comes to mind when you think of sustainable food production? If you're like many Americans, you probably picture a local farmer's market, celebrity-branded salad dressing or an organic farmer growing heirloom lettuces and free-range chickens.<p>Now, what comes to mind when you think of industrial …

Agriculture

A Bill Gates-backed Canadian company opened a plant that sucks carbon from the air

Carbon Engineering, backed by Bill Gates and other investors, unveiled a test facility able to extract carbon dioxide from the atmosphere using giant fans.<p>That carbon goes through a series of chemical processes and emerges as pellets, which can be used to make fuel — or simply be stored underground.<p>…

British Columbia

Forget Business School--Just Watch These 10 TED Talks

You can emerge as an effective trailblazer in your office by being true to yourself and constantly learning. Start by watching these short lectures and embodying their lessons.<p>In today's business world, leaders are emerging at all ranks. The role of the leader is not exclusive to executive-level …

Newly Discovered Crustacean Named After Elton John

Can crustaceans sing "Rocket Man?" No, but that didn't stop a researcher from naming a shrimp-like creature discovered in the the reefs of Indonesia after music legend Elton John.<p>The crustacean, <i>L. eltoni,</i> was found inside of another reef invertebrate, apparently in something called a "commensal …

5 details you shouldn't give Facebook

The whole point of Facebook is to share your life with other people. You probably have more than a few friends who fall into the over-sharing category. But don’t snicker. You may be one, too, and not even know it.<p>Here are five personal tidbits Facebook asks you to share that you’re much better off …

DU Speed Booster: Clean trash off your Android phone

Android is a powerful, flexible operating system, but the wrong combination of apps — or simply too many apps — can eat up system resources and leave your phone feeling sluggish and difficult to use.<p>That’s where a speed-boosting cache cleaner can be a life saver. As an Android user browsing the …

The 100 best novels written in English: the full list

After two years of careful consideration, Robert McCrum has reached a verdict on his selection of the 100 greatest novels written in English. Take a look at his list<p>A story of a man in search of truth told with the simple clarity and beauty of Bunyan’s prose make this the ultimate English classic.

Literature

How far is Betelgeuse?

Finding star distances isn’t easy. Here’s how it’s done, and why astronomers modified the distance estimate to the famous star Betelgeuse.<p>Not long …

Seven countries near bankruptcy

Puerto Rico defaulted on its $58 million debt repayment this week for the first time in its history. With its failure to repay creditors, the commonwealth joins the ranks of countries and governments burdened by crippling debt levels and extremely low credit ratings.<p>Moody's Investors' Service rates …

Video: Cruise over dwarf planet Ceres

Take a tour of weird Ceres! Visit the mysterious bright spots and a 4-mile-tall mountain. And get your red/blue glasses out for a global view in …

Astronomy

Airbus Patented A Hypersonic Rocket-Powered Jetliner

For space marines and everyday intercontinental commuters<p>Crossing the Atlantic used to take months, but a new patent for Airbus for a hypersonic jet airliner wants to reduce that time to under five hours. Granted in the middle of last month, the patent --“Ultra Rapid Air Vehicle and Related Method …

Air Shows

Pool at Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas reopens after fire

A luxury pool at the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas reopened Sunday, less than 24 hours after a mysterious fire scorched trees and cabanas on the pool deck.<p>The Bamboo Pool reopened with full service at 10 a.m. after fire officials walled off the portion that had been engulfed in flames Saturday …

The Better Way To Season A Cast Iron Skillet

If you cook with a cast iron skillet, chances are you already have an idea of how to season one. But what if we told you there was a better way? One that guaranteed a slick, shiny surface that never has to be touched-up? America's Test Kitchen found one and tested it, and the difference between …

Cast Iron Skillet

Watch The Historic Pluto Flyby Right Here

Fasten your seatbelts<p>After a nine-and-a-half year, three-billion-mile journey, the New Horizons spacecraft is almost to Pluto and we are so freaking excited about it. The spacecraft will explore a completely new realm of our solar system, and you can watch history being made right here at 7:49 am …

Solar System

Ocean 'weather balloons' detect cause of global warming pause

Sea temperature data, some collected by a fleet of drifting and diving probes, shows that a decade-long slowdown in global surface warming masked a coincident rise in ocean temperature below 300 feet, according to NASA JPL researchers.<p>That finding, which was published recently in the journal …

Global Warming

Earth heading for 'mini ice age' within 15 years

Research has predicted a new solar 'Maunder minimum' in the 2030s<p>The earth is 15 years from a period of low solar activity similar to that last seen during the "mini ice-age" of the 17th century, when the Thames froze.<p>Solar researchers at the University of Northumbria have created a new model of …

Ice Age

Signs of faster aging can be detected early on, scientists find

Humans age at remarkably different rates — and the process begins much earlier than one might think, according to a new study of 954 people tracked since birth.<p>At the tender age of 38, the "biological age" of the study volunteers ranged from 28 to 61 years old.<p>------------<p><b>FOR THE RECORD</b><p>This post …

Biomarkers

Vega and its constellation Lyra

Tonight, look eastward during the evening hours, and it’s hard to miss the season’s signature star formation, called the Summer Triangle. Its stars – …

Scorpius? Here’s your constellation

The Scorpion in the sky and in mythology.<p>Scorpius the Scorpion – the southernmost constellation of the Zodiac – is a major showpiece of the starry …

Google’s artificial-intelligence bot says the purpose of living is 'to live forever'

Researchers at the company programmed an advanced type of "chatbot" that learns how to respond in conversations based on examples from a training set of dialogue.<p>And the bot doesn't just answer by spitting out canned answers in response to certain words; it can form new answers from new …

Artificial Intelligence

Red Planet Roadmap: NASA Asks Where on Mars Astronauts Should Land

NASA has already begun trying to figure out where its first Mars astronauts should touch down, about two decades before the pioneers are scheduled to launch toward the Red Planet.<p>The space agency will hold a workshop in Houston this October to kick off serious discussions about possible landing …