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Clever Photo Series Imagines the Everyday Life of an Earthbound Astronaut

Say you’re a space enthusiast; and say you find yourself bidding on an old Russian high altitude spacesuit; and then, say you win that auction. What …

15 lessons I learned trekking the Manaslu Circuit in Nepal

STRADDLED BETWEEN THE ANNAPURNA MOUNTAINS and the Langtang Valley lies the comparatively undiscovered Manaslu region. A simple lack of infrastructure …

Infamous sex scandal teacher Mary Kay Letourneau jailed after missing court appearance

The former Seattle school teacher who made headlines around the world in the 1990s after sleeping with — and later marrying — a 12-year-old student was briefly jailed Monday after missing a court appearance in connection with her driving without a license.<p>Mary Kay Letourneau, 51, was booked into …

Heavy smokers cut down or quit after magnetic brain stimulation, study finds

Heavy smokers who regularly puffed more than a packet of cigarettes a day cut down or quit for six months after their brains were stimulated with magnets, researchers say.<p>The apparent success of the simple procedure has led the scientists to organise a large-scale trial which will launch early next …

Alzheimer's patients' brains boosted by belting out Sound of Music

Belting out classic numbers from hit musicals can boost the brain function of people with Alzheimer's disease, according to researchers who worked with elderly residents at a US care home.<p>Over a four-month study, the mental performance of patients who took part in regular group singing sessions …

The devil you know: inside the world of a psychopathic scientist

James Fallon has the biology of a stone-cold killer — and he would know<p>James Fallon is a happily married father of three, an award-winning neuroscientist at the University of California, Irvine, the founder of several successful biotech companies, and a scientific advisor to the US Department of …

WIRED Space Photo of the Day 2013 | WIRED

Jan. 19, 2014: Solar X-Flare<p>The largest sunspot group of the solar cycle unleashed a large (X1.2 class) flare just when it was facing right towards …

Starwatch: The November night sky

One month away from Comet ISON's Sun-grazing perihelion on 28 November, it is still anyone's guess as to whether it will flourish or flop. Meanwhile, Jupiter is now our brightest non-lunar object for much of the night.<p>Venus, brilliant at mag -4.4 to -4.6, stands low in the SSW at sunset, though its …

Bitdrop app beats NSA surveillance with anonymous encrypted file transfers

A small Swiss app developer has invented what it claims is a way to securely and anonymously transfer files between a browser and a mobile device without having to leave any traces of the user's identity, device ID or location.<p>Marketed by creators Bitdrop as a way of defeating surveillance by the …

Turn Your Smartphone Into a Microscope and Macro Photography Stand for Only $10

If you’ve followed PetaPixel for a little while, you’ll already know that a laser pointer’s focus lens can be put to good DIY use helping you take …

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18 Things You Probably Didn't Know About "The Nightmare Before Christmas"

It's been 20 years since we all hailed to the Pumpkin King.<p>Facts come via <i>The Making of Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas</i>, unless otherwise stated.

Hyperkin Retron 5 combines ten consoles into one on December 10 for $99 (updated)

We love what the Hyperkin Retron 5 brings to the table, namely compatibility with <i>ten</i> classic gaming system cartridges: NES, Famicom, Super NES and Famicom, Sega Master System, Genesis and Mega Drive, and Game Boy original, Color and Advance. The problem is, Hyperkin's played coy about it's price …

APOD: The Great Carina Nebula (2013 Oct 15) Image Credit & Copyright: Lorand Fenyes http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap131015.html Explanation: A jewel of the southern sky, the Great Carina Nebula, also known as NGC 3372, spans over 300 light-years, one of our galaxy's largest star forming regions. Like the smaller, more northerly Great Orion Nebula, the Carina Nebula is easily visible to the unaided eye, though at a distance of 7,500 light-years it is some 5 times farther away. This gorgeous telescopic portrait reveals remarkable details of the region's glowing filaments of interstellar gas and obscuring cosmic dust clouds. Wider than the Full Moon in angular size, the field of view stretches over 300 light-years across the nebula. The Carina Nebula is home to young, extremely massive stars, including the still enigmatic variable Eta Carinae, a star with well over 100 times the mass of the Sun. Eta Carinae is the brightest star near the image center, just left of the dusty Keyhole Nebula (NGC 3324). While Eta Carinae itself maybe on the verge of a supernova explosion, X-ray images indicate that the Great Carina Nebula has been a veritable supernova factory. http://www.pleiades.hu/en/index.php Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=131015 #APOD

2017 Hunter’s Moon on night of November 3

The Northern Hemisphere’s full Hunter’s Moon for 2017 falls the night of November 3. Will it be bigger, brighter, more colorful?<p>In skylore, every …

Are anxious people less likely to help others? - Futurity

People who carry the genotype associated with higher social anxiety are less likely to engage …

Forecasting with fractures: why aching joints predict freaky weather

Convinced that your long-healed pelvic fracture aches right before a big thunderstorm? It might not be in your head: once largely dismissed as a myth, the idea that aching joints can forecast changing weather is now gaining traction among some scientists.<p>As <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> reports, several …

Brain region lights up when thinking of numbers

Method of recording brain activity could lead to mind-reading devices, scientists say

“We’re now able to eavesdrop on the brain in real life,” said Josef Parvizi, the study’s senior author.<p>A brain region activated when people are asked …

Scientists Have Found A Way To Make Marijuana Un-Fun

An anti-dopamine drug could block the addictive rush associated with THC.<p>Researchers from the National Institute on Drug Abuse and the University of Massachusetts Medical School have found a way to block the dopamine rush associated with THC, the main psychoactive chemical in marijuana, in order to …

Worming Our Way Towards New Therapies for Chronic Disease

Over the last five decades, the prevalence of chronic conditions such as ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, multiple sclerosis and autism spectrum disorders have grown significantly. Public health research has been working fervently to find a way to treat and hopefully cure the ailments. Yet the …