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How the Sun is going to die

The Sun will die in 10 billion years. And when it does, it’s going to blow. What’s left of us will become a billowing bubble of dead starstuff.<p>A dramatic death is predicted for the Sun in 10 billion years time. An international team of astronomers predicts it will puff out in an enormous orb of …

Universe

These Are The UNHEALTHIEST Foods On The Planet

“I’m on a health kick,” our friend Darlene said the other day over brunch. She proudly poured almond milk into her coffee, took a sip of OJ and bit …

Nutrition

These are the plants that will actually clean up your air

No matter how clean your home is, chances are, the air’s still got a <i>little</i> somethin’ somethin’ in it that isn’t exactly *great* for your body …

This Extreme Diet Reversed Type 2 Diabetes in Up to 86% of Patients

Incredible.<p>Type 2 diabetes isn't necessarily for life, with a 2017 clinical trial providing some of the clearest evidence yet that the condition can …

Diabetes

Scientists Added Two New Letters to DNA's Code

If you’ve taken a science class, you’re likely aware that DNA is the body’s instruction manual. But its language is only written in four letters: A, …

The worst thing people do to wake up in the morning — according to a sleep scientist

A sleep scientist reveals the first mistake we make when we wake up in the morning. Following is a transcript of the video.<p><b>Daniel Barone:</b> When you wake up and then hit the snooze button and go back to sleep, it feels good because serotonin gets released. And it feels nice to fall back asleep.<p>The …

Does Human Consciousness Exist? How Our Sense of Self and Free Will Could Be a By-product of the Brain

<i>This article was originally published on</i> The Conversation<i>. Read the original article.</i><p>Everyone knows what it feels like to have consciousness: it’s …

Sri Lanka's perfect, crispy-edged snack – Appam

Appam, or “hoppers” in English, are cup-shaped rice-flour pancakes. They are eaten most commonly for breakfast and dinner, which, in Sri Lanka, are the smaller meals of the day – so don’t go looking for them for lunch. Sri Lanka doesn’t have a big street food scene – the traditional food of rice …

Sri Lanka

23 incredible lost wonders of the world

Archaeology

12 Signs You May Have an Anxiety Disorder

This article originally appeared on Health. For more stories like this, visit health.com.<p>Everyone gets nervous or anxious from time to time—when …

Hubble hunts first exomoon, new frontiers in search for E.T.

NASA's space telescope is taking a closer look at a star system where astronomers think they may have spotted the first moon beyond our solar system.<p>Astronomers on Saturday pointed the Hubble Space Telescope in the direction of a star system 4,000 light-years away, where they hope to confirm the …

Universe

Pictures of the Week 10.26.17

World Records

Ask Ethan: Why Did Light Arrive 1.7 Seconds After Gravitational Waves In The Neutron Star Merger?

On August 17, after a journey taking 130 million years, the gravitational wave signal of two neutron stars, spiraling inwards in the final stages of a merger, finally arrived at Earth. As the surfaces of the two stars collided, the signal abruptly ended, and then there was nothing. Although these …

Space

The Closest Star System to Earth Could Be Concealing a Dark, Long-Kept Secret

Interstellar theft is a thing.<p>The nearest star system to our own could hold our best chance of finding a habitable, Earth-like exoplanet – but it may …

Universe

Nobel winners shed light on circadian rhythms

Three American scientists share the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for work that explained how our cells keep track of time.<p>Circadian …

The most beautiful abandoned train station on the planet

Body Clock Researchers Win Nobel Prize

Three American researchers won the Nobel Prize in Medicine on Monday for discovering what makes us tick — the molecular circuitry of the body clocks that control life on Earth.<p>Their work, done over decades, helps explain how life adapts to the 24-hour cycle of day, and also how diseases such as …

Nobel Prize

7 'Facts' You Learned at School That Are No Longer True

Don't get stuck in the past.<p>Over time, even facts we consider steadfast truths can change. People used to think doctors could forgo washing their …

The Rosetta Team Just Found One Final Image, Hiding in The Data

A hidden surprise.<p>ESA scientists have found one additional image from the Rosetta spacecraft hiding in the telemetry.<p>This new image was found in the …

Space

Will Psychedelic Therapy Transform Mental Health Care?

In the mid-1950s, LSD and other psychedelic drugs took the medical world by storm — and no wonder. Studies at the time suggested that the hallucinogens were effective against a variety of difficult-to-treat mental health problems, including alcoholism.<p>The research stalled in the early 1970s, …

Psychedelia

Explore the Largest Known Volcanoes

Volcanism is one of the major forces that shape worlds in the solar system. The geological process that occurs when volcanoes erupt continually …

Simulated Mars settlement will be built near Dubai, spanning 1.9 million square feet

Humans aren’t quite ready to make the journey to the red planet just yet, but once we are, we’ll need to know exactly what kind of structures and …

Space Science

Scientists Detect Ripples From Black Hole Collision

An international group of scientists announced on Wednesday that they had discovered the fourth-ever gravitational wave, an event spurred by the …

9 Most Breathtaking Europe Train Journeys

It’s a heady experience to take on a Europe train journey – you travel through spectacular landscapes and glorious architecture in luxury and style. …

8 Myths About Sugar You Need to Stop Believing

Here's what the science says.<p>We've seen the alarming documentaries, sat through health class lectures, and watched the obesity numbers steadily grow …

This Worm Has Gone 18 Million Years Without Sex, And We Now Know Its Secret

It has no regrets.<p><i>Diploscapter pachys</i> has a lineage that goes back about 18 million, and in all that time it seems the tiny little roundworm hasn't …

Biology

Practice Using the Periodic Table to Find Element Facts

Where to see spectacular autumn colours around the world: our readers’ tips

It’s the season for mother nature to dazzle us with golds, reds, yellows and oranges … Our readers recommend the most vibrant autumnal displays in Europe, North America and Japan<p>Winning tip: Ojców national park, Poland<p>They call it the <i>Złota Polska Jesień</i> – the Polish Golden Autumn. It’s when the …

Hiking

Canyons and Valleys: Striking Landscapes Across the World

See photographs of some of Earth's most awe-inspiring destinations.<p>Canyons and valleys provide vast landscapes for adventurous travelers to explore. Climbers tackle routes up their rocky cliffs. Paddlers float down their flowing rivers. Hikers traverse their blossoming meadows and desert trails. …

National Parks