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10 Popular Fruit Trees Which Are So Easy To Grow in Your Backyard

One of the best ways to form an edible garden is to begin with some plans that include fruit bearing trees. No matter what climate you live in, you …

Gardening

25 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Recycle

According to the EPA, Americans generate 254 million tons of waste each year. Here are a few things you may have been throwing out that, with a …

Recycling

7 Weird Social Security Facts You Never Knew About

Social Security's oddest aspects, explained.<p>Though debatable, Social Security is widely believed to be America's most important social program. More …

Social Security

Extinct For 50,000 Years, a Perfectly Frozen Cave Lion Cub Was Just Found in Siberia

There is talk about cloning!<p>With its head resting on its paw, the remains of a cave lion cub found frozen in Siberia could have been sleeping in the …

Anthropology

Coin collection dating back 2,500 years discovered in drawer at English castle

Coin collection dating back 2,500 years discovered in drawer at English castle<p>A vast collection of ancient coins from far-flung locations across the …

Archaeology

Scientists confirm there’s a mysterious “void” in the Great Pyramid | Ars Technica

Scientists used a muon detector to spot a large, hidden space at the center of the pyramid.<p>Though the Great Pyramid at Giza in Egypt is one of the …

Archaeology

The Subatomic Discovery That Physicists Considered Keeping Secret

A pair of physicists announced the discovery of a subatomic event so powerful that the researchers wondered if it was too dangerous to make …

Physics

The Newest Ways to Deal With Robocalls

If it seems as though you've been getting more annoying automated phone calls than ever before, it's because you probably have. In the month of …

Consumer Reports

The useless design features in modern products

Meet the hidden pressures shaping design, from the waistlines of kings to the whims of 18th Century wagon drivers.<p>It was 1872 in Reno, Nevada and Jacob Davis was worried. The Latvian-Jewish tailor had previously made mostly functional items, such as wagon covers and horse blankets for the workers …

NASA's X3 ion thruster smashes records in test firings

A human settlement on Mars is rapidly moving from science fiction to fact, with Elon Musk envisioning <i>Battlestar Galactica</i>-style fleets blasting off …

Exploration

Climate change could spell disaster for coffee, but science may offer a solution.

Centroamericano, a new variety of coffee plant, hasn’t sparked the buzz of, say, Starbucks’s latest novelty latte. But it may be the coolest thing in …

Agriculture

New Clues Emerge for the Existence of Planet 9

Planet 9 cannot hide forever, and new research has narrowed the range of possible locations further! In January of 2016, astronomers Mike Brown and …

Universe

Our rivers and lakes contain a scary number of pesticides and pharmaceuticals

And they only tested for a fraction of the 85,000 known chemicals<p>From pesticides to caffeine, chemicals that affect living organisms are making their way into the nation’s rivers and streams. That's the conclusion reached by a pair of complimentary studies by the US Geological Survey (USGS) and the …

Androgens

This French sci-fi series could be your new horror obsession

Decades of films have proven that few things are as terrifying as the infinite vastness of space, but TV has generally been more concerned with the …

Science Fiction

Remember the artist whose iPhone was searched at border? He’s suing the feds | Ars Technica

"The border doctrine does not say that the Constitution doesn't exist at the border."<p>A Jet Propulsion Laboratory engineer, a California artist, a …

Albert Einstein’s Most Famous Thought Experiments

Albert Einstein is widely considered one of the smartest people who ever lived, significantly impacting our understanding of the world around us. His …

Learn the Secrets of Edward Weston’s Iconic Images in This Rare Visit to the Photographer’s Home (VIDEO)

Born on March 24, 1886 Edward Weston went from being a salesman in the Midwest to becoming a bohemian California artist and revolutionizing the style …

Art

Plotagraph Review

What is a Plotagraph?<p>Think of those moving Harry Potter photos… It’s also a new word, so you’re super-excused for not knowing it! It simply means a …

Scientists discover "angel particle" that is its own antiparticle

Every fundamental particle in the universe has an antiparticle, which has the same mass but the opposite charge. If a particle should ever meet its …

NASA Closes Chamber A Door to Commence Webb Telescope Testing

The vault-like, 40-ton door of Johnson Space Center's historic Chamber A sealed shut on July 11, 2017, signaling the beginning of about three months …

James Webb Space Telescope

Aliens from another dimension might have created our universe, according to a speculative new study

Does humanity exist to serve some ultimate, transcendent purpose?<p>Conventional scientific wisdom says no. As physicist Lawrence Krauss puts it in his latest book, our evolution on this planet is just a "cosmic accident". If you believe otherwise, many would accuse you of suffering from some kind of …

Space Science

NASA spacecraft in humankind's closest encounter with Jupiter's great red storm

A NASA spacecraft in orbit around Jupiter began transmitting data and images on Tuesday from humanity's closest brush with the Great Red Spot, a …

NASA is sending its Pluto probe to a new target it barely knows. Here’s what it wants to find out.

NASA’s New Horizons mission captured stunning shots of Pluto and its moon Charon with a close flyby in July 2015. It got a new mission, made official …

Learn How to Sharpen Your Photos Using Lightroom to Achieve Great Image Results (VIDEO)

It’s always important to refresh the basics of photo editing especially when it comes to a comprehensive and often confusing piece of imaging …

Tutorials

World's cutest solar farm in China is shaped like a panda

Who says solar panel installations can’t be adorable? The Panda Power Plant in Datong, China is shaped like the country’s treasured animal – and the …

Renewable Energy

The hidden signs that can reveal a fake photo

A picture may say a thousand words, but what if the photograph has been fabricated? There are ways to spot a fake – you just have to look closely enough.<p>Take a look at the photograph below – it’s just an ordinary picture of two people outside a building, right? One of them appears to be handing …

Lee Harvey Oswald

Scientists Want You to Help Them Find Nearby Alien Planets Please

The Red Dots Campaign will target Ross 154, Barnard’s Star, and Proxima Centauri, three red dwarfs within ten light years of our solar system.<p>Hey, you: Want to help search for potentially habitable worlds around nearby alien suns? 'Course you do. Well, on Monday, the Pale Red Dot Campaign, the team …

Exoplanets

This mini turbine harvests energy from wind or water to charge your devices when you're off-grid

This portable turbine can harvest energy from wind or water to charge your devices when you're off-grid.<p>The turbine has a max output of 25W and needs to be in water travelling at 5mph or in wind travelling at 7mph to achieve that.<p>It is perfect for tech savvy campers who want to harvest renewable …

Off-grid