Alyta Ernst

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21 Problems You Can Solve With Baking Soda

Seriously, store a box of this stuff in every room of your house.<p>Sure, it's a pro at making chewy chocolate chip cookies, but baking soda's real claim-to-fame is its power to freshen and clean many spots in your home. It's a super-effective (but gentle) abrasive and is a great natural deodorizer, …

Five Dinosaur Myths That You Probably Thought Were True (VIDEO)

How much do you know about dinosaurs? If you’re still relying on what you learned in grade school -- and saw in Hollywood classics like "Jurassic Park" -- you've got dinosaurs all wrong.<p>Yes, the scientific understanding of dinosaurs -- and dinosaur behavior -- has changed drastically in recent …

Stonehenge researchers discover site is much larger than previously thought

Stonehenge stood at the heart of a sprawling landscape of chapels, burial mounds, massive pits and ritual shrines, according to an unprecedented survey of the ancient grounds.<p>Researchers uncovered 17 new chapels and hundreds of archaeological features around the neolithic standing stones on …

Print, Assemble, Drive: The 3-D Printed Plastic Car

Its makers are hoping to have it assembled and ready to roll by the end of the week.<p>In a convention center in Chicago, there's a living-room-sized 3-D printer that's just finished printing the parts for a driveable plastic car. The engineers working on the car -- including those involved in …

Guinness World Records' Weirdest Records Of 2015

Some people get into the record books by a nose, but Nick Stoeberl got into Guinness World Records by a tongue.<p>Stoeberl, 22, an artist and comedian from Monterey, California, has been trying to get official recognition for his massive tongue for two years.<p>Guinness World Records finally measured him …

APOD: Moonbow Beach (2014 Sep 06) Image Credit & Copyright: Rogelio Bernal Andreo (Deep Sky Colors) http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap140906.html Explanation: Like a rainbow at night, a beautiful moonbow shines above the western horizon in this deserted beach scene from Molokai Island, Hawaii, USA, planet Earth. Captured last June 17 in early morning hours, the lights along the horizon are from Honolulu and cities on the island of Oahu some 30 miles away. So where was the Moon? A rainbow is produced by sunlight internally reflected in rain drops from the direction opposite the Sun back toward the observer. As the light passes from air to water and back to air again, longer wavelengths are refracted (bent) less than shorter ones resulting in the separation of colors. And so the moonbow is produced as raindrops reflect moonlight from the direction opposite the Moon. That puts the Moon directly behind the photographer, still low and rising over the eastern horizon, a few days past its full phase. http://www.facebook.com/DeepSkyColors http://www.deepskycolors.com/ Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=140906 #APOD

Slow motion disaster continues at Kilauea

On November 3, a federal disaster declaration was issued for the new lava flow at Kilauea. The lava has destroyed only one home … so far.<p><b>[UPDATE:</b> …

Counting Elephants From the Air in Africa’s Newest World Heritage Site

The Great Elephant Census adds Botswana's Okavango Delta to its continent-wide aerial count.<p>OKAVANGO DELTA, Botswana—"Fifteen elephants right!" ecologist Mike Chase shouts above the roar of the single-engine Cessna. The plane swoops low over the herd of gray bodies as they wade single-file across …

The Week In Drones: Chinese Pterodactyls, Ram Attacks, And More

Keeping up with the droneses<p>Here's a roundup of the week's top drone news: the military, commercial, non-profit, and recreational applications of unmanned aircraft.<p><b>Through A Scan Eagle Darkly</b><p>The ethics of drone warfare are coming to the silver screen. “Good Kill,” a film starring Ethan Hawke and …

National Parks

California blue whales, once nearly extinct, back at historical levels

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - California blue whales, the largest animals on Earth once driven to near extinction by whaling, have made a remarkable comeback to near historic, 19th-century levels, according to a University of Washington study released on Friday.<p>Blue Whales are seen in this undated …

First look at Vin Diesel in The Last Witch Hunter

Vin Diesel has taken to Facebook to release the very first image from his upcoming supernatural action adventure <b>The Last Witch Hunter</b>, which sees the</b> …

Sean Harris offered villain role in Mission: Impossible 5

According to Deadline, Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions have made an offer to British actor Sean Harris (<b>The Borgias</b>, <b>Prometheus</b>) to join …

Our Ali Plumb falls over in front of the Ecto-1, our Chris Hewitt and Helen O'Hara laugh.

Emmett Scanlan joins Constantine as Jim Corrigan, a.k.a. The Spectre

Back in July <b>Constantine</b> executive producer Daniel Cerone expressed his ambitions to expand the supernatural side of the DC universe in the upcoming …

11 TED Talks That Will Help You Lead A Happier Life

Increasingly, psychologists, neuroscientists, business leaders, and spiritual advisors have studied the mechanics of happiness and how we can utilize them in our everyday lives. Many of them have shared their findings at TED conferences.<p>We've gone through TED's expansive online library of …

Happiness

"Da Gou", China's Own Big Dog Robot

Two years ago, Boston Dynamic's four legged Big Dog robot was recruited as the U.S. Army's Legged Squad Support System (LS3) tech demonstrator. But in the meantime, China has not been standing still in the field of bionic robots. At a late August expo on unmanned technologies, NORINCO provided the …

Robotics

Braids: this season's hair – in pictures

Plaits, pigtails and cornrows. This season’s hair is a twisted, knotted affair. From the elegant Greek goddess styles at Fendi and Dolce & Gabbana to the knotted school-girl plaits at Simone Rocha and Marc by Marc Jacobs, woven hair was everywhere. We advise leaving the cornrows seen at Alexander …

Scotland would be less protected after independence under SNP's intelligence plans, former MI6 head warns

Sir John Scarlett dismisses White Paper security proposals, saying the safety provided by Britain's intelligence services 'simply cannot be replicated in just a few years'<p>The SNP's security and intelligence plans would leave Scotland less protected from threats after independence, a former head of …

Man Dives Into An Active Volcano With A GoPro, Calls It A 'Window Into Hell'

George Kourounis stood at the edge of a red-hot lava lake, fiery molten rock gurgling just feet away as caustic acid rain splashed his protective suit.<p>It was a "window into hell," he said. "Dramatic and violent."<p>Kourounis is an explorer and documentarian, and last month, he and Sam Cossman, an …

Brain-to-brain 'telepathic' communication achieved for first time

Team of US-led researchers successfully achieves brain-to-brain communication between humans from India to France<p>For the first time, scientists have been able to send a simple mental message from one person to another without any contact between the two, thousands of miles apart in India and France.<p>…

Fashion: ten things you need to know this season

Coffee table glamour now comes courtesy of the Met Ball<p>The Met Ball has been known as the party of the year since the inaugural supper in the Rainbow Room at Rockefeller Plaza in 1948. It’s hard to imagine it losing that title any time soon. The Costume Institute Benefit is a fundraiser for the …

10 Surprising Ways To Use Lemons That You've Never Tried Before

When life gives you lemons, use them in more ways than you ever imagined.<p><i>Getty Images</i><p><b>Help Toothaches</b><p>Lemon juice is no replacement for going to see your dentist—and exposing your teeth to fruit acids isn't a great long-term strategy. But if you've already got a toothache, the citric acid in lemons …