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What No One Tells You About Traveling to Cuba

As the plane lifted off the runway in New York and began the three-hour journey to Havana, Cuba, the excitement among travelers was palpable. The …

Mars astronaut radiation shield set for moon mission trial

<i>(Reuters) –</i> A vest designed to shield astronauts from deadly solar particles in deep space is set for trials on a lunar mission ready for deployment on any manned mission to Mars, its Israeli developers said.<p>The AstroRad Radiation Shield has been devised by Tel Aviv-based StemRad, which has already …

The Best Space Documentaries on Netflix

The truth is out there -- and on Netflix.<p>So far, space travel has been restricted to only a few select people who are lucky enough to convince a …

Space Exploration

32 photos that show how obsessed Japan is with minimalism

1/<p>In Japan, some bedrooms are so stripped down, they don't even have beds.<p>REUTERS/Thomas Peter<p>2/<p>What does a minimalist keep in his fridge? Not …

Nicolás Obregón: ‘Tokyo is a million cities … and it’s full of secrets’

A city that can be ‘Blade Runner and old Japan all at once’ inspired Blue Light Yokohama novelist Nicolás Obregón – who is in thrall to Tokyo’s towers, street food and quiet corners<p><b>Tokyo has magnetism, and it feels endless</b>. What hits you first is the scale. There’s the neon signs, the ancient …

The Best Damn Thing in Every State

In this divided time in America, it's important for us to celebrate the good things. And while we have occasionally been known to tease states for …

What Going To Mars Will Do To Our Bodies

It’s hard to anticipate every health problem that might occur on a trip to Mars, which could span years. But NASA is trying. It has a list of 100 …

Space Science

This prefab tiny house is simplicity at its most chic

It comes fully furnished, down to the cooking utensils<p>There are many traditional architectural elements that tiny homes can skimp on, but natural light isn’t one of them. Thankfully, the gorgeous Ark Shelter offers an abundance of windows cut into its inky black facades. Floor-to-ceiling glass on …

20 Quotes on Mindfulness That Will Inspire You to Make Every Second Count

As much as we know it’s important to be mindful, sometimes it’s difficult to become aware of the present moment.<p>That’s why we need a powerful …

Big Bangs And Cosmogenesis: How To Make Your Own Universe

Back when I was an undergrad, I remember perusing a panel of academic cartoons posted on a bulletin board in the hallway outside one of my classes.<p>They covered the gamut of life for nerds in grad school–thesis defense, post-doc penury, etc. And while I’ve forgotten most of them, one physics cartoon …

Edge of darkness: looking into the black hole at the heart of the Milky Way

It would take a telescope as big as a planet to see the supermassive black hole at the centre of the Milky Way. But a team of scientists think they know how to do it<p>At the heart of our galaxy, a vast black hole is devouring matter from the dust clouds that surround it. Little by little, expanses of …