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The Long-Term Relationship Survival Tip Guide

This August, my husband and I will be celebrating 35 years of marriage. Yes, we even did it all wrong. I was truly a child bride.<p><i>Our engagement picture; I was 18.</i><p>What is real is that we are "happily enough" married. Still. The truth is, that we have all kinds of shit going down around us all the …

Relationships

NASA finds that the earth has a new “mini moon”

An asteroid has been by Earth’s side for around 100 years—and it’s here to stay for a while longer.<p>Sized between 120 feet and 300 feet, the quasi-satellite named Asteroid 2016 HO3 was first discovered on April 27, 2016, by the Pan-STARRS 1 asteroid survey telescope in Hawaii. Nicknamed “mini moon,” …

Asteroids

20 surprising effects that getting more sleep has on your mind and body

If you have a few days off this summer, one of the best things you can do with your time is fix your sleeping habits. Just let yourself sleep naturally during those days and see how much you really need.<p>For at least 40% of the US population that isn't getting the recommended seven to nine hours a …

Immune System

The 5 daily rituals that will make you happy

You know what percentage of people are really happy? Not "oh, life is pretty good," I mean people who are <i>flourishing</i>. They feel their lives are …

Ask Ethan: Could Our Universe Be A Hologram?

Holograms are some of the most interesting “flat” objects humans can create. By encoding a fully three-dimensional set of information onto a two-dimensional surface, holograms change their appearance accordingly as you change your perspective. Well, many extensions to our current understanding of …

Quantum Mechanics

Climbing On Mount Denali

The 'oldest galaxy ever found' is upsetting astrophysicists

Astrophysicists have discovered the oldest, most-distant galaxy ever observed. EGS8p7 is just 500 million years younger than the universe itself, and …

Hands-On With Google’s OnHub Router

In a perfect world, you’d never have to think about your router. It would just sit somewhere in a corner and make sure that your favorite YouTube videos find their way to your laptop.<p>But in reality, you often have to reset your router when your connections start dropping and woe to you if you ever …

Wi-Fi

The 11 weirdest moments at the 2015 VMAs

There was crying and a nip slip, so overall this years MTV Video Music Awards was sufficiently weird.<p>Of course with Miley Cyrus hosting, we were …

Miley Cyrus

Robots, drones and heart-detectors: How disaster technology is saving lives

<i>Watch "Katrina: The Storm that Never Stopped</i>" Thursday at 9 p.m. ET/PT.<p><b>(CNN) —</b> Robots with cameras, microphones and sensors searched for victims stranded in flooded homes and on rooftops. They assessed damage and sent back images from places rescuers couldn't get.<p>It was August 31, 2005, two days …

Robots

Software Automatically Takes Out Distracting Items From Your Photos

You should have composed it better in the first place though<p>The internet is flooded with photos—of your brunch, of your cat, of your estranged elementary school friend’s cousin’s wedding. 1.8 billion photos are uploaded daily, and most of them are objectively pretty terrible. Now a team of computer …

This Illustrator Has Created A Picture A Day For The Last Eight Years

Mike Winkelmann has been creating a daily illustration since 2007. Now over 3,000 images in, his work has started to veer into science fiction territory.<p>Artist Mike Winkelmann has been making an illustration every day for eight years. As his website will tell you, he hasn’t broken routine for 3,039 …

McDonald's

Astronauts Snap Stunning Photos of ‘Red Sprite’ Above Thunderstorms

Like a giant jellyfish floating through the atmosphere, "red sprites" hover above thunderstorms in two new photographs snapped from space.<p>Astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) captured two rare photographs of red sprites from above on Aug. 10. Red sprites are strange luminous …

Thunderstorms

Samsung Wants To Blanket The Earth In Satellite Internet

Data for all<p>A paper published by Farooq Khan, president of Samsung Research America in Dallas, details an interconnected net of 4,600 low-orbit satellites that could bring each of the world’s 5 billion people 200 gigabytes of internet per month. Samsung expects global internet traffic to reach one …

Pretty much anyone on Earth with a radio can call the International Space Station and chat with astronauts

The International Space Station orbits more than 200 miles above the Earth, traveling five miles per second. Getting in touch isn’t quite as simple as placing a long-distance call. But if you have a ham radio, used by radio amateurs to chat on public frequencies, it actually isn’t much tougher.<p>Last …

Space Exploration

Oldest Human DNA Reveals Mysterious Branch of Humanity

The oldest known human DNA found yet reveals human evolution was even more confusing than thought, researchers say.<p>The DNA, which dates back some …

How to shoot the Perseid meteor shower with your phone

Stargazers are on the lookout for Perseid meteors streaking through the sky this week.<p>The meteor shower should peak tonight and into the wee hours of …

Star Wars: The Force Awakens: Kylo Ren's shroud is pulled back at last

Long before we laid eyes on the face of Kylo Ren, our eyes flickered with the fire of his weapon: that scarlet lightsaber with the distinctive laser …

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Windows 10

Killer robots: The soldiers that never sleep

In the city of Daejeon, South Korea, an arms manufacturer has designed and built a gun turret that’s able to identify, track and shoot targets, theoretically without the need for human mediation. Who will teach these robot soldiers the rules of engagement?<p>On a green hill overlooking the tree-lined …

Human Rights

Mind-blowing Pluto has ice mountains and water

<b>Laurel, Maryland (CNN) —</b> It had been downgraded to a dwarf planet. It looked like a fuzzy blob in our best telescopes. And it was often referred to as just an icy orb. Even scientists working on the first mission to Pluto expected to find an old, pockmarked world.<p>But Pluto is turning out to be full …

Solar System

Pluto mission: NASA's New Horizons 'phones home' after blackout

<b>Laurel, Maryland (CNN) —</b> NASA has re-established contact with its New Horizons spacecraft after a planned communications blackout as the probe completes humankind's first flyby of Pluto.<p>Mission managers who were packed into the New Horizons "mission control" room anxiously waiting to hear from the …

Solar System