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Researchers Just Linked Chronic Fatigue to Changes in Gut Bacteria

It's not in your head.<p>Researchers have identified biological markers in both gut bacteria and blood that can be used to diagnose chronic fatigue …

Scientists discovered a new shade of blue and it's totally gorgeous

Sometimes, the best things happen by pure accident. Such is the case with a brand new gorgeous shade of blue, which Oregon State University (OSU) …

Mystery surrounds heartbreaking photo of veteran marching alone at Victory Parade

A tearful war veteran marches alone at a Victory Parade in this touching photo which has been shared all over the world.<p>Hundreds of well-wishers can be seen lining the street to pay their respects to the unidentified man, seen clutching some flowers and a balloon.<p>The touching moment has been widely …

Controversial Illustrations By Polish Artist Reveal The Darker Side Of Modern Society

Polish illustrator, artist, and co-owner of Morski Studio Graficzne Igor Morski creates surreal images imbued with hidden meaning. He graduated with …

Photographer chases the sun across the world to capture Golden Hour in seven continents

French landscape photographer Julien Grondin, also known as Beboy, has spent the past three years travelling the world to try and capture the beauty …

A 69-year-old monk who scientists call the 'world's happiest man' says the secret to being happy takes just 15 minutes a day

Matthieu Ricard, 69, is a Tibetan Buddhist monk originally from France who has been called "the world's happiest man."<p>That's because he participated in a 12-year brain study on meditation and compassion led by a neuroscientist from the University of Wisconsin, Richard Davidson.<p>Davidson hooked up …

Happiness

A 15-minute online quiz can give you a scientifically accurate assessment of your personality

But there are indeed differences between people that can be tested.<p>One of the most common, preferred ways psychologists use to measure personality is what's called the "Big Five": extroversion, agreeableness, conscientiousness, neuroticism, and openness to experience.<p>(Want to skip to the quiz? …

Psychology

The Chinese scientist behind the world's biggest cloning factory believes he can replicate humans

Boyalife Group and its partners are building the giant plant in the northern Chinese port of Tianjin, where it is due to go into production within the next seven months and aims for an output of one million cloned cows a year by 2020.<p>But cattle are only the beginning of chief executive Xu …

Under The Right Conditions Our Sun Could Produce An Enormous Superflare

It's the end of the world as we know it<p>Solar flares are gorgeous, but the delicate fiery loops that we've observed during humanity's brief study of the sun are nothing compared to what other, similar stars are up to.<p>In a recent paper, researchers detail their observations of 'superflares' on a …

Astronomy

China Is Building The World's Second Stealth Air Force

"2017" prototype heralds the end of an era for J-20 fighter jet testing, start of another era<p>The eighth J-20 prototype "2017" made its maiden flight on November 24, 2015 at the Aviation Industry Corporation (AVIC) factory in Chengdu, China. Complete with a red carpet launch ceremony, the event was …

Aviation

Cause Of Mysterious Whale Deaths? Whole Fish Jammed In Blowholes

A very fishy story<p>Since most commercial whaling was halted in the 1980s, the deaths of whales have become more mysterious. With the exception of whale hunters (research or otherwise), usually people aren't around to declare a whale's time and cause of death. Some whale deaths, like the 337 whales …

NASA Solar Probe Will Touch The Sun

In untold ways, humanity remains as clueless about our own star as it was a generation ago. But that should change soon after the projected July 2018 launch of NASA’s Solar Probe Plus (SPP) — a $1.5 billion spacecraft that will travel closer to its surface than any previous man-made object.<p>Nearly …

Astronomy

Gates, Zuckerberg and Bezos invest in huge clean energy fund

After announcing the Mission Innovation program to convince nations to double their clean energy investment budgets, Bill Gates has launched another massive initiative at the United Nations Climate Change conference in Paris. The Breakthrough Energy Coalition is backed by a who's who of tech …

Put The Science Of Umami To Work For You

A book by a Danish scientist and a Danish chef makes the fifth taste accessible<p>In 1800, Dunand, chef to Napoleon Bonaparte, celebrated the French army's victory at the Ligurian village of Marengo by inventing a new dish: a stew of chicken sauteed with tomatoes and garlic and served with crayfish …

Scientists Reveal Secret Behind Army Ants' Bridge-Building Ways

The research could inspire new robotics.<p>Ants are pretty awesome. They clump up into islands to survive floods. They construct ginormous colonies. They even do acrobatics to build bridges (above) -- and now scientists have figured out exactly how.<p>Army ants construct complex bridges from their own …

New Jersey

This Gold Nugget Is Lighter Than Latte Foam

The lightest, frothiest gold ever made<p>Researchers at the ETH in Zurich have made the lightest gold foam ever. 98 percent of it is made from protein fibers derived from milk (just 2 percent is gold). And even though it looks like pure gold, it’s light enough to float on top of a cappuccino, …

Legendary Plane Designer Burt Rutan Tests Weird Seaplane

Small plane designed for long, leisurely journeys is a retiree in the sky<p>Where Burt Rutan’s going, he doesn’t need runways. Rutan is a legendary airplane designer. Besides making a variety of designs for the home-build airplane market, his creations have circled the Earth and made it to space. His …

Aviation

How I Made Myself a DIY Spider Light for $40

I recently made myself a DIY Spider Light as a thrifty alternative to the Spiderlite that costs hundreds of dollars. The entire project ended up …

Call of Duty Ad Imagines the Crazy Man Behind the KillCam Camera

A common feature of first person shooter video games is an instant replay that pops up every time your character is killed, showing you exactly how …

Manifesting Infinity - Photographs and text by Michael Donnor | LensCulture

There is a certain fascination we have always had when questioning our existence and relation within the universe. It is the pursuit of those ultimate answers, such as, time, space, and impermanence that both science and art are in constant search of.<p>The mind is whatever we want it to be; we can …

Carl Sagan

How I Shot a Triple Transit of Jupiter’s Moons from My Driveway With My DSLR

A few days ago I was lucky enough to capture Jupiter’s triple moon transit right from my driveway in Denver.<p>In this post I will attempt (and likely …