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Back in touch! NASA has just made contact with a lost spacecraft after nearly two years

As a space agency engineer, the last thing you want to happen is to lose contact with one of your satellites.<p>Such an incident could potentially mean …

Space

Scientists now know the brain chemistry behind Pavlov’s famous dog experiment

From choosing coffee or tea to caffeinate yourself in the morning to how you plan to unwind after the day’s end, we make decisions of varying degrees of importance every day.<p>Yet for such a routine activity, scientists know little about what’s going on at a chemical level as we make these …

Neuroscience

You Know Those People Who Pace While on the Phone? Science Says They Have It Right, After All | Inc.com

With cell phones erasing the need for employees to stay tethered to a single location, it's more tempting than ever to pace around while on business calls. Based on how the brain works, walking to kingdom come and back while chatting actually makes solid scientific sense and isn't reason to alert …

The Brain

Donald Trump’s Fears About Syrian Refugees and ISIS Fall Flat

U.S. Donald Trump Syrian Refugees ISIS<p>The men Donald Trump has been warning us about are sitting in a classroom in Baltimore. “When you look at that …

3tags.org

Britain in talks to send up to 100 more troops back to Afghanistan

Britain is in talks with Nato allies to send up to 100 more soldiers back to Afghanistan amid concern that a resurgent Taliban are retaking large parts of the country.<p>Michael Fallon, the Defence Secretary, on Thursday met Afghan leaders on a surprise visit to Kabul as heavy fighting has again swept …

5 Simple Ways You Can Turn Around a Bad Mood Fast

Source: racorn/Shutterstock<p>As a therapist who talks and writes about mental strength, I often hear people say things like, "I can't control my …

Self-help

Great Nature (1933-1945) | Preview | The National Parks

The full episode is no longer available for online streaming. Why?<p>Please continue to enjoy extra(s) from this episode. The full episode is still …

Closed Captioning

10 Ways to Learn to Like Yourself Better

Source: mavo/Shutterstock<p>If you were to be totally honest, would you say that you really and truly <i>like</i> yourself? Or are you constantly performing …

Self-help

7 Reasons Why Your Home Needs Wine-Colored Accents

Here at Dot & Bo, we love a glass of jammy zinfandel or a bold cabernet. In fact, we're so enthralled with the colors swirling around in our glasses that we can't help but want to incorporate wine-colored accents into every room we see.<p>Burgundies, plums, and rich merlot purples can make a space …

Home Decorating

'Help, My Dogs Are Wrecking My Yard!'

Before my three dogs arrived, my yard was lush and lovely. Kentucky bluegrass stretched into an emerald carpet, flower beds popped with color, vegetables grew in peace. However, after each new canine joined the family, my yard slowly morphed into a muddy minefield of poop and ankle-turning hollows. …

Google has access to medical data of 1.6M UK patients

The data, held by AI subsidiary DeepMind, includes patient HIV status, recorded overdoses and abortions.<p>Google knows more about some British citizens than previously thought.<p>A formerly undisclosed data-sharing agreement between Google and the UK's state-run National Health Service was revealed in a …

Physiology

9 Things You Never Knew Your Brain Could Do

9 Amazing Things You Didn’t Know The Brain Could Do<p><i>No other brain in the animal kingdom is capable of generating the kind of higher consciousness</i> …

10 Steps To Make Your Home Look Good As New This Weekend

1. Add a feature wall<p>Colour can add a whole lot of depth and personality to any room. If there’s a room in your house that’s lacking oomph, find a …

Home Improvement

14 Stress Management Apps to Relax Your Mind & Body

Self-help can be your biggest asset. Check out these apps to help you manage your stress and anxiety on a daily basis.

Apps

How to Learn Skills Quickly, a 3-in-1 Loft Bed Unit and a DIY Shop Air Cleaner in This Week's Maker's Roundup

Multimaterial Illuminated Sign<p>Jimmy DiResta's back, this time using some surprising techniques to create a commercial sign. We've got a little bit of …

Eagles Feed Cat To Chicks On Live Cam, Prove Nature Is Horrific

Live footage of a bald eagle nest in the Hays neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, took a disturbing turn for some viewers on Tuesday when it caught eagle parents feeding a cat to their chicks.<p><i>Warning: The following footage could be disturbing for some viewers.</i><p>The Audubon Society of Western …

Birds

15+ People Who Took Their Backyard Fences To Another Level

Fences are the poor man's wall: they might not prevent someone from trespassing, but they'll certainly imply that you would rather that they didn't. …

The Philosophical Art Of Bringing The Dead Back To Life

<i>When I look back at the projects I pursued during my career, a certain pattern becomes evident. In several cases I was drawn to an idea, or a theory,</i> …

A Princeton psychology professor has posted his CV of failures online

A Princeton psychology professor has come up with a way to show people that that their “invisible” failures and setbacks are as important as their …

Psychology

NASA reveals gold-coated space mirror

NASA has released images of the giant mirror that will allow the James Webb Space Telescope, Hubble’s successor, to look into the cosmos and see galaxies that are over 13.5 billion years old.<p>The mirror is constructed of 18 hexagonal segments made of beryllium, weighing about 46 pounds each, that …

The week in wildlife – in pictures

Flying fish, nesting birds and a new species of lizard are among this week’s pick of images from the natural world

Wildlife

40 Ways to Maximize a Small Garden

Beautify even the tiniest backyard or windowsill.<p>You don't have to call Versailles home to design a stunning outdoor space — even with a petite patch of green, the creative planters and unique ideas here will make your garden fit for a king.

Landscaping

SpaceX releases 360-degree footage of the Falcon 9 sea landing

Duck!<p>SpaceX has just published a stunning 360-degree video of its most recent feat: landing the first stage of the Falcon 9 rocket on a drone ship in the ocean. If you ever wanted feel like you're standing under a spaceship that's landing without the awful side effect of being burned to shreds, …

Space Travel

10 DIY Outdoor Swings That'll Make Warm Nights Even Better

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