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The Best Places for Women to Travel Solo

We looked at safety rankings and accessibility to determine our list of the top cities for a solo female traveler.<p>Three years ago, I sat on the …

Solo Travel

Most Beautiful Black Sand Beaches in the World

You can find beaches in almost every color of the rainbow, from pristine white sands to chic pink shores. But there's something particularly breathtaking about black sand beaches. Typically formed by volcanic minerals and lava fragments, you're most likely to find these jet-black sites on volcanic …

Beaches

Where Is Our Sun's Twin?

New research suggests sun-like stars are born in pairs, resurrecting the idea of a solar sibling from billions of years ago.<p>In the 1980s, some astronomers started batting around the idea that the sun had a long-lost twin, circling undetected in the edges of the solar system. They suggested that the …

Universe

These 10 Great Online Specialty Food Stores Have Everything

From saffron to heirloom corn tortillas and really, really good grits—we've got just the place.<p>Once upon a time in a pre-kale era, before we were mixing miso into our pastas and topping our toast with kimchi, iceberg was the standard lettuce and fresh ginger was nowhere to be seen (or so says my …

Veterans

This Is The First Detailed Footage of DNA Replication, And It Wasn't What We Expected

"It undermines a great deal of what's in the textbooks."<p>Here's proof of how far we've come in science - in June 2017, researchers recorded up-close …

Biochemistry

This Scientist Has Come Up With A Mathematical Model For A Time Machine

After some serious number crunching, a UBC researcher has come up with a mathematical model for a viable time machine.<p>Ben Tippett, a mathematics and …

Physics

There's Actually A Scientific Explanation To Why Certain Men Harass Women On The Street

Catcalling and street harassment is rampant around the world, and despite occasionally trying to find the humor in such a totally inappropriate and …

Feminism

Comments of the Week #165: From the size of stars to doubting LIGO

“Many people today agree that we need to reduce violence in our society. If we are truly serious about this, we must deal with the roots of violence, …

Physics

Energy from black holes can be stolen, shows an elegant new physics experiment

Water swirling down a drain has exposed an elusive phenomenon long believed to appear in black holes.<p>Light waves scattering off a rotating black hole can bounce off with more energy than they came in with, by sapping some of the black hole's rotational energy.<p>But the effect, predicted in 1971 and …

Physics

NASA is trying to launch a small rocket to create multicolored clouds in the sky

Mission postponed for another night<p>NASA has once again postponed the launch of a small rocket from the coast of Virginia tonight, blaming cloudy skies at observation locations. The craft — a Terrier-Improved Malemute sounding rocket — was set to create multicolored clouds high in the sky for the …

Space

3-Ingredient Combos That Make Perfect Summer Dishes

It’s no secret that many fresh fruits and vegetables reach peak deliciousness in the summertime. But when you pair them with the right supporting …

Food

Scientists Reignite Thirty-Year-Old Debate About Glass With New Calculation

Mathematics is far more fraught with debate and disagreement than you might imagine. Arguments about things some of the smartest physicists have …

Quantum Mechanics