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How Cincinnati became the 'Birthplace of American Astronomy'

Mount Adams and Mount Lookout were both named because of Cincinnati Observatory.

Cincinnati

See The Finest Sights Before You Die With “Wonders of the Night Sky”

Framed by stars reflected by water, a kayaker leans back to take in the grandeur of the night sky. The photo appears in my new book in the chapter …

Universe

Despite Roasting Flares From Its Sun, Proxima b Might Still Have Life

For nearly 30 years, scientists have been discovering planets beyond our Solar System: the exoplanets of the Universe. We now know that practically every star has its own planetary system, and that most of them have rocky worlds that may even house liquid water on their surfaces. Where there’s …

Universe

The Best Science Sites Of 2017 – Part Two

Time for another end-of-year “Best” list.<p>I’m adding this post to All 2017 “Best” Lists – In One Place!<p>You might also be interested in:<p>Here are my …

How to Be Totally Anonymous Online (Part 1)

We hate to make you paranoid, but there’s a strong chance that everything you read, share, like, comment on, buy or bookmark online is being tracked. …

Boeing just unveiled its slick new 'Starliner' spacesuit to protect a new generation of NASA astronauts

NASA isn't thrilled about having to pay Russia billions of dollars to launch US astronauts on Russian rockets inside of Russian spacesuits.<p>But that's the current spaceflight pickle the space agency finds itself in; there's really no other option unless you're China.<p>However, two aerospace companies …

Space Exploration

Emma Watson Has The Best Book List For 2017

Don't pretend — we know one of your New Year's resolutions is to (once again) find more time to read. If you aren't inspired yet, then Emma Watson …

Look Up! An Out-Of-This-World Holiday Spectacular

Get ready for a new kind of light show after NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope launches in late 2018. The supersensitive device will fly to a spot a …

Universe

Solar At The Beginning Of 2016 Vs Solar At The End Of 2016

Sometimes solar energy seems to be on a tear. Then suddenly the industry is on the verge of collapse. This dynamic is known as the Solarcoaster. While 2016 was a wild ride for all of us, the volatility was more pronounced in renewables than in most sectors.<p><b>Me at the Beginning of 2016 vs Me at the</b> …

Solar Power

Amazing science stories from 2016

<b>From the first direct evidence for black holes, to a rocky planet circling a neighbouring star, 2016 was packed with amazing science stories. Here's a selection.</b><p>Crest of a wave<p>About a century ago, Albert Einstein proposed the existence of ripples in the fabric of space-time - as an outcome of his …

Proxima Centauri

North Dakota promises it won’t let Standing Rock protesters freeze

Protestors camped in resistance to the Dakota Access Pipeline face a harsh winter. But as temperatures dip below zero degrees Fahrenheit in North Dakota, emergency service officials say they won’t let protestors freeze.<p>Greg Wilz, the state’s head of homeland security, tells the Associated Press his …

North Dakota

FBI and NSA Poised to Gain New Surveillance Powers Under Trump

The FBI, National Security Agency and CIA are likely to gain expanded surveillance powers under President-elect Donald Trump and a …

Surveillance

11 Habits Of Ridiculously Likeable People

Too many people succumb to the mistaken belief that being likeable comes from natural, unteachable traits that belong only to a lucky few--the good looking, the fiercely social, and the incredibly talented. It's easy to fall prey to this misconception.<p>When I speak to smaller audiences, I often ask …

Emotional Intelligence

Scientists have researched if drunk or stoned sex is better for you

The awesome study was conducted by researchers at New York University and looks at 24 adults who engaged in sex while either drunk on alcohol or high on marijuana, reports the <i>Washington Post</i>. <b>It found that, overall, drunk sex is riskier and worse for you than sex while high</b> because:<p>• the “beer …

Alcohol

4 life-changing habits of progressive leaders

A number of progressive leaders, philosophers and authors have been often quoted on the importance of learning.<p>Dr. Seuss summed it up perfectly when he said: "The more you read, the more you will know and the more you will learn, the more places you'll go."<p>From Bill Gates to Mark Zuckerberg, all …

Mark Zuckerberg

We are the empire: Military interventions, “Star Wars” and how we’re the real aliens

Only when we’re willing to see our own invasive nature will we become the kind of land we want to be<p><i>This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch.</i><p>Perhaps you’ve heard the expression: “We have met the enemy and he is us.” Cartoonist Walt Kelly’s famed possum, Pogo, first uttered that cry. In light …

U.S. Army

25 Small Life Changes That Create Lasting Success

The guaranteed way to increase your luck is to increase the number of times you bet.<p><i>What are some of the best life tips? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Dean Yeong on Quora:</b><p><b>Start before</b> …

Selling

Security versus privacy? There's only going to be one winner

Encryption might enable absolute privacy but in the long term national security will have to prevail, warns former Foreign Secretary William …

Privacy

3tags.org

Scientists Just Discovered This Giant Galaxy Orbiting The Milky Way

In your daily reminder that all of the existing matter in the known, vast universe is difficult to discover, confirm and categorize, researchers have announced the discovery of the Crater 2 dwarf galaxy which is currently orbiting the Milky Way.<p>The <i>Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society</i> …

Astrophysics

Global Warming Could Yield Catastrophic Effects Sooner Than We Think

A group of leading climate scientists have warned that the effects of global warming could come quicker and at a far bigger impact than originally …

Climate Change

10 Mind-Blowing Travel Destinations for Adventure Junkies and Thrill Seekers

Senior Entrepreneurship Writer at CNBC<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You have already been to Italy, maybe even twice. You’ve gone to Florida more times than you can count.<p>You live big, you work crazy hard and you take risks. You are ready for a vacation that matches …

National Parks