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Ligo is back and it's on the hunt for gravitational waves again

The hunt for gravitational waves is back on. Physicists at the helm of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (Ligo) have restarted …

Indian Startup Plans Mission to Land on the Moon in 2018

An Indian startup is planning to launch a mission to land on the moon at the end of January 2018 which, if successful, would make India the fourth …

This Entire Galaxy Is Being Ravaged by Its Supermassive Black Hole

A stunning new image captured by the Hubble Space Telescope shows a galaxy that’s being strangled by tentacles of gas and dust. The strange and …

Recipes That Wow!

Get ready to make an entrance with wow-worthy recipes perfect for entertaining. From fun summer desserts and creative comfort foods to holiday-worthy …

Thanksgiving Leftovers Recipes

Bring on the post-feast feast! From the classic day-after sandwich to stuffing waffles to turkey ramen, add some variety to the table with our favorite recipes for your Thanksgiving leftovers.

Quantum Computing: Researchers Build Converter Capable Of Modifying Properties Of Individual Photons

The field of quantum computing relies on a quantum mechanical phenomenon known as superposition, which allows subatomic particles to assume more than …

For The First Time, Living Cells Have Formed Carbon-Silicon Bonds

Life - but not as we know it.<p>Scientists have managed to coax living cells into making carbon-silicon bonds, demonstrating for the first time that …

NASA says the ISS' inflatable module is doing great

It's been almost six months since the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM) was attached to the ISS, and NASA now has some early data to share. According to BEAM Manager Steve Munday, it's been doing well and performing as expected after the installation hiccup that prevented it from unfolding …

11 Brilliant Recipes For Leftover Mashed Potatoes

Leftovers are the best.<p>Leftover mashed potatoes are never as good as they are when originally presented. That’s why, when you’re faced with a big bowl of leftover spuds, you should think beyond reheating.<p>We’re talking about using mashed potatoes as a stepping stone to other great meals like …

Stylish designer houses made of cardboard - CNN Style

Written by Susannah Palk, CNN<p>Why build with traditional bricks and mortar when you can use something a little more unconventional? That's the ethos behind one company in the Netherlands that uses cardboard to create their eco-friendly houses. Wikkelhouse, meaning "wrapped house" in Dutch, produces …

CNN

Is there another ‘you’ out there in a parallel Universe?

Even if the Universe grows to infinity, there might not be enough space to hold all the possibilities.<p><i>“We are actually living in a million parallel</i> …

Secret Paris: A Tiny Roof Garden with an Eiffel Tower View

In Paris, where anything feels possible, even the tiniest garden can be wild and mysterious. The proof sits high above the fashionable 8th …

Landscaping

7 Things We Learned From Pottermore Presents, the New Harry Potter eBooks

Those who thought that the publication of <i>Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows</i> in July 2007 marked the end of the franchise couldn’t have been more …

Books

50 Things That Happened Because of Star Trek

As Gene Roddenberry’s franchise boldly soldiers into its sixth decade, we pick out half a hundred things that wouldn’t exist without his greatest enterprise.<p>It was half a century ago, in Earth years, that pop culture and real science were first struck by the bold, influential rays of <i>Star Trek.</i> When …

See the Trippy Look of the Long-Buried Original Star Trek Pilot

From left: Susan Oliver as Vina, Jeffrey Hunter as Captain Christopher Pike and Meg Wyllie as The Keeper in "The Cage."<br>CBS/Getty Images<p>1 of 15<p>Though</i> …

Winter Weather Prediction : Old Farmers’ Almanac 2016 – 2017

Winter Weather Forecast 2016 – 2017<p>We're less than 100 days away from opening day at some resorts in North America and the question on everyone's …

Weather

Roald Dahl at 100: A Reading List

When I was in elementary school in the eighties, being read to in class was such a treat — and something I really miss. The weekly reading hour that …

28 Underused Words You Really Need To Start Using

From absquatulate to vituperative, via Word Warriors.<p>For more underused words, visit the word warriors site.

Hara Hachi Bu: The Okinawan's Secret to Longevity

Hara hachi bu (also commonly referred to as <i>hara hachi bun me</i>) is a Confucian teaching that advises people to eat only until they are approximately 80 …

Nutrition

Here is how Hyperloop will work ... theoretically

Hyperloop One, one of several start-ups racing to make Elon Musk's vision for "super fast travel" a reality, is embroiled in a lawsuit that raises …

Elon Musk

Samsung's 4TB SSD is built to replace your hard drive

Of course, there's a catch: the price. The 4TB 850 Evo will set you back a whopping $1,500 in the US, so it's largely reserved for pros and …

14 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do With Eggs

Cooking them is really only the beginning...<p>Turns out these tasty breakfast staples are just as useful in your bathroom, your garden, or as an …

Star Trek and the kiss that changed TV

As the sci-fi franchise reaches the half-century mark, it’s important to remember the heady ideas and political commentary that made it resonate, writes Trekkie Natalie Haynes.<p>In 1968, US television broadcast what many claim was the first interracial kiss on American airwaves. It occurred between …

Science Fiction

These Are the 5 Best TED Talks Ever, According to the Guy Who Runs TED

The event's boss names the talks that have taught him the most.<p>If you're a massive TED fan like me, you've probably watched a whole lot of the compelling talks by now. But when it comes to consuming all the insights TED has to offer, even the most dedicated enthusiasts can't hold a candle to Chris …

The Untold Story Of How Bicycle Design Led To The Invention Of The Airplane

Many aviation pioneers–including the Wright Brothers–were also dedicated cyclists. Here’s what they learned from bike design.<p>In the early 20th century, many in the scientific establishment insisted that a true flying machine was physically impossible. Nevertheless, cyclists could already “fly” at …

Augmented-reality headsets could help helicopter rescue pilots fly in dense fog

Could augmented reality headsets help helicopter rescue pilots to fly more safely in extreme weather conditions -- including heavy fog -- in which they have poor visibility? That's the question set out by a group of researchers at Germany's Technical University of Munich (TUM). Their answer? An …

Augmented Reality

Today in Apple history: Apple ships its last Mac with a CRT monitor

<b>July 5, 2006:</b> Apple discontinues its low-end eMac product line, signaling the end of the cathode ray tube era for Macs.<p>After more than a quarter-century using CRT monitors, Apple shifts to the superior LCD technology still used for Macs today.<p>The rise and fall of CRT monitors<p>Apple sold CRT monitors …