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This Guy Shot a Formula 1 Race with a Game Boy Camera

Photographer and Formula 1 fan Tim Binnion recently attended the 2018 Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai. In addition to shooting the race with his Nikon …

Cameras

How a Special Diet Kept the Knights Templar Fighting Fit

Silent meals, a buddy system, and wine “in moderation.”<p>Graybeards were thin on the ground in the 13th century. For even wealthy landholding males, …

Nutrition

Yes, Pluto is a planet

Three years ago, NASA’s New Horizons, the fastest spaceship ever launched, raced past Pluto, spectacularly revealing the wonders of that newly seen world. This coming New Year’s Eve — if all goes well on board this small robot operating extremely far from home — it will treat us to images of the …

Astronomy

There's No Such Thing as Being Right or Left-Brained, And 9 Other Brain Myths We've All Heard

We don't only use 10% of our brain.<p>However long you've been alive, chances are you've heard a completely incorrect "fact" about the brain. The human …

The Brain

The universe is out of balance and nobody knows why

<b>(CNN) —</b> It seems like everywhere we look, the universe is balanced. Life and death. Yin and Yang. Jedi knights and Sith lords. But it's not true of the universe as a whole.<p>On the surface, that might not be obvious, but it has been obvious to scientists for nearly a century now. And a recent …

Physics

NASA Technology Uncovers Never-Before-Seen Text on Dead Sea Scrolls

They raise the possibility of a "still unknown manuscript."<p>In 1947, in a cave one mile west of the Dead Sea, a Bedouin shepherd stumbled upon large …

Archaeology

13 things you didn't know about cruise ship design

Britons' appetite for a holiday at sea has seen continued growth in recent years and 2017 welcomed yet another record number of travellers taking a cruise from the UK and Ireland.<p>As the number of passengers rises, there is an increasing demand for larger and more advanced ships. With the world's …

Cruise Ships

‘Drug sanctuaries’ offer hope for a post-antibiotic world

We are at risk of entering a post-antibiotic era.<p>Each year since 2013, a major global institution — including the World Economic Forum, the World …

Microbiology

The Best Chest Workout in Under 10 Minutes

This 10-minute chest workout is perfect for gaining power, strength, and muscle size. Created by Noam Tamir, C.S.C.S., the founder of TS Fitness in …

Workouts

Monty Python's 10 funniest sketches

As a Monty Python treasure-trove arrives on Netflix – including Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Life of Brian and Monty Python's Flying Circus – it's the perfect moment to look back at 10 of the very best sketches from the masters of surreal comedy.<p>1. The Dead Parrot<p>Arguably the most famous, most …

This New Treatment Could Heal Tooth Cavities Without Any Fillings

It regrows the enamel itself.<p>Scientists have invented a new product that can encourage tooth enamel to grow back, which means we could finally have a …

Chinese authorities nab fugitive in a crowd of 50k thanks to facial recognition AI

A Chinese fugitive was arrested after an AI-powered facial recognition system alerted authorities to his presence in a crowd of 60,000 people attending a pop concert. Welcome to the age of robot snitches.<p>Wanted for “economic crimes,” the 31 year-old man was reportedly surprised when police …

Here's every class of ship in the US Navy

The US Navy is the most powerful group of ships, carriers, and sailors on Earth.<p>The Navy is older than the US — founded in 1775 as the Continental Navy — and is currently made up of 430 ships and submarines. It's been involved in more than 10 major wars, and combat has taken the Navy all over the …

Military

If You Thought Quantum Mechanics Was Weird, Wait Till You Hear About Entangled Time

In the summer of 1935, the physicists Albert Einstein and Erwin Schrödinger engaged in a rich, multifaceted and sometimes fretful correspondence …

3D map of stellar systems in the solar neighbourhood

3D map of all known stellar systems in the solar neighbourhood within a radius of 12.5 light-years. The Sun is at the centre and the Epsilon Indi …

The oldest buildings on Earth

Archaeology

The Most Precise Measurement of Antimatter Yet Deepens the Mystery of Why We Exist

Scientists have made the most precise measurement of antimatter yet, and the results only deepen the mystery of why life, the universe, and …

A 2nd 'Big Bang' could end our universe in an instant — and it's all because of a tiny particle that controls the laws of physics

Our universe may end the same way it was created: with a big, sudden bang.<p>That's according to new research from a group of Harvard physicists, who found that the destabilization of the Higgs boson — a tiny quantum particle that gives other particles mass — could lead to an explosion of energy that …

Physics

Most People Don't Know What Lowercase "G" Looks Like And We're Not Even Kidding

This is so weird.<p>Unless you're super into typography or have a hand-lettering hobby, you will likely struggle to tell which of the above shapes of …

Top questions you should ask during an interview to raise eyebrows

Job interviews are laced with questions that give the interviewer the opportunity to get to know A) if you will be an asset to the company and B) if …

What Your Cholesterol Numbers Really Mean

LDL used to be the “bad cholesterol” and HDL the “good cholesterol.” That’s the tidy story I learned in my grad school lipids class 13 years ago, but …

The 10 Weirdest Stars in the Milky Way

Our galaxy has more than a few tricks up its sleeves.<p>Carl Sagan once called the Sun an "ordinary, even a mediocre star." Most of the hundred billion or more stars in the Milky Way are humdrum and plain, but over the years astronomers have found plenty of peculiarities. In a universe bound only by …

A Really Common Medication Has Been Linked to Doubled Risk of Stomach Cancer

Here's what you need to know.<p>A class of drugs commonly used to treat acid reflux and heartburn has been linked to a greater-than-doubled risk of …

10 Books You Pretend To Have Read (And Why You Should Really Read Them)

Science fiction and fantasy offer a rich legacy of great books - but that abundant pile of reading material can also be daunting. So sometimes, it's …

9 things you should never say during a salary negotiation

You're 96% sure that you are ready to schedule a meeting with your boss to ask for a raise. Or perhaps you're nearing the end of the job interview process and an offer is in sight. However, if you're like me, you have definitely put your foot in your mouth a time or two saying the wrong thing at …

This horn-shaped vacuum flask will help you channel your inner Viking

As a species, we love our vices, and none more so than the socially acceptable vice that is coffee.<p>Unfortunately, the amount of disposable coffee …

Researchers explore the voids between superclusters

An analysis of the cosmic microwave background has provided clues about the gas inside vast cosmic voids in space, between giant superclusters of …

Essential oils in hygiene products may make boys grow breasts

Essential oils from plants are touted as having many beneficial properties. But just because they’re natural doesn’t mean they’re harmless – two …

The Moon is getting a 4G network next year

Nokia and Vodafone Germany are to hook up Audi lunar rovers with LTE connection as they examine Apollo 17's lunar vehicle.<p>Vodafone is set to do …

Can you solve it? Tapa, the puzzle of champions

Hi guzzlers<p>Today’s puzzle comes from Istanbul. Tapa – it stands for Turkish Art Paint – is a fantastic logic grid puzzle, invented by Turkish puzzle master Serkan Yürekli. The puzzle is now a classic in the world of competitive puzzling.<p>(Yes, competitive puzzling! This week, Britain’s best will be …

Mathematics