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8 amazing fat-burning intervals

If your goal is to burn fat, interval training should be part of your workout program. Interval training is a great way to hammer out a quick …

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The Future of Social Media Will Be Built With Positive Psychology

Imagine that the internet is a lake. Its levels continue to rise as it grows bigger and bigger. Each social internet giant (Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, Kickstarter, etc.) is a speedboat in this lake creating constant waves. Watching the yearly statistics of social media is like watching these …

Social Media

Google's algorithm for happiness

Deep inside the global tech behemoth Google sits an engineer with an unusual job description: to make people happier and the world more peaceful.<p>A few years ago, Chade-Meng Tan, one of the company's first engineering employees in Mountain View, noticed many of his colleagues were stressed out and …

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Greetings From Mars - Photographs and text by Julien Mauve | LensCulture

In 1492, Christopher Columbus discovered America. Less than 500 years later, it has become a common touristic destination for wealthy people from every part of the world.<p>Unknown worlds are now located far from Earth and our most famous explorer is a robot. “Curiosity” is the Christopher Columbus of …

Over 8,400 images from NASA's Moon missions are now on Flickr in high resolution

You've never seen the Moon like this<p>The process, perhaps unsurprisingly, was an extremely long one according to Kipp Teague, who runs the Project Apollo Archive. "Around 2004, Johnson Space Center began re-scanning the original Apollo Hasseelblad camera film magazines, and Eric Jones and I began …

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What real scientists and astronauts think of 'The Martian'

But does the story's dedication hold up under scrutiny from real scientists and astronauts?<p>We've rounded up some of the best critiques of "The Martian" from space experts who've seen the movie. The reception so far has been positive, but some of the movie's most discerning critics couldn't help but …

Elon Musk Clarifies His Suggestion To Terraform Mars By Nuking It

He doesn’t want to bomb Mars. He just wants to bomb the sky above Mars. Frequently.<p>Surviving on Mars is hard, as we’ve learned in <i>The Martian</i> and pretty much every other sci-fi movie that takes place on Mars. One way to make the Red Planet more livable is to make it more like home--by firing off …

Super Blood Moon, A Glowing Turtle, And Other Amazing Images Of The Week

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NASA shows off a stunning new color photo of Pluto's moon, Charon

Charon is half the diameter of Pluto, and is in what's known as a "tidal lock" with the dwarf planet. That means the two bodies always have the same face pointed at each other, much like the relationship of the Earth with our Moon. But that's where the similarities stop. Charon isn't just some dead …

Fly Over Pluto's Moon In Spectacular New NASA Images

Charon is the real #SuperBloodMoon in latest New Horizons pics<p>Pluto has gotten a lot of love lately, both from scientists and the unscientific alike, thanks largely to the series of beautiful close-up images that NASA has published online following the unmanned New Horizon spacecraft's flyby of the …

Asteroid that killed dinosaurs also intensified volcanic eruptions - study

Research on the Deccan Traps in India reveals massive rise in lava flows around time of impact of Mexico’s Chicxulub crater 65m years ago, increasing the catastrophe for ecosystems<p>The asteroid that slammed into Earth and heralded the doom of the dinosaurs triggered a surge in volcanic eruptions …

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THE SELECTS: On the Road With the Migrants

THE SHOT: The Great Migration of 2015

I have been covering the migrant story for three weeks in Hungary, Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia and Austria. I wanted to witness, and photograph, the biggest mass migration of people in Europe since WWII. The exodus of people from the Middle East and beyond is testing the European Union and beginning …

How can some stars be older than the universe itself?

The Night Sky, October 2015: the majestic M13 cluster in the constellation of Hercules seems to defy common sense<p>People who glance casually up at the stars seldom think of them as they appear in this picture: vast and tightly packed profusions of red, green, blue, purple and gold.<p>This tremendous …

5 myths about the moon

Moon myths, take that! Here are 5 of the most common myths about our moon explained.<p>We have full moons, blue moons, Harvest moons, supermoons and any …

Astronomy

This is how Adobe and NASA photoshop the stars

Even the wonders of the Universe need a touch-up every now and again. Although we marvel at pictures sent back to Earth from equipment like the Hubble Space Telescope or the Curiosity rover on Mars, there's a lot of work done on these images before they're published. As this blog post from Adobe …

Blood moon: amateur astronomers' photographs from around the world

A rare astronomical event – in which a lunar eclipse combines with the closest full moon of the year – caused the moon to appear to redden in the night. Sky-watchers from North and South America to western Europe share their photographs

Why Thousands Of People Are Willing To Die On Mars

More than 200,000 aspiring space explorers volunteered for a one-way trip to Mars. Are they insane?<p><i>Editor's note: Mars One recently narrowed its pool of candidates to 100 people--many of whom we featured in the November 2014 issue (part of which exists here). We've reposted this story for your</i> …

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Mars: five big mysteries still left to solve on the Red Planet

After Nasa announces there is liquid water on Mars, what other mysterious discoveries can we expect to solve on the Red Planet?<p><b>Following Nasa's announcement of liquid water on Mars</b><b>,</b> we have looked at some of the other theories about what is left to be discovered on the Red Planet.<p>There are several …

‘Mystery solved’: NASA reveals discovery of recently flowing water on Mars

NASA scientists said Monday they believe they have confirmed that water intermittently flows on the surface of Mars, a discovery that may have …

Water on Mars: What Does It Really Mean?

A new find of liquid water fuels hopes that life may yet exist on the red planet.<p>It’s tempting to say that the announcement of liquid water on the surface of Mars heralds a new era in Martian exploration.<p>You might think that the first human explorers on Mars will park next to a salty stream and use …

Why NASA Didn't Just Send Over A Rover To Look For Water On Mars

Mars is basically a pretty arid place, so it's pretty astonishing that the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter was able to spot signs of liquid water on the planet's surface.<p>But even more astonishing in a way is that one of the places where signs of water was spotted is a mere 50 kilometers from where …

This Is What Traveling To Mars Does To Your Brain

Isolation study results reveal astronauts would be stressed and bored<p>Future Mars astronauts will have more to contend with than just the unforgiving, vacuumous expanse of space separating Earth from the Red Planet (140 million miles, on average). In an experiment meant to simulate a journey to …

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NASA cuts ties with organization aimed at protecting Earth from asteroids

NASA is parting ways with the B612 Foundation — the organization hoping to build a spacecraft to hunt down Earth-destroying asteroids, SpacePolicyOnline reports. NASA had a Space Act Agreement with the foundation to help develop the vehicle without giving out any money. But now NASA has terminated …

Nasa scientists find evidence of flowing water on Mars

Researchers say discovery of stains from summertime flows down cliffs and crater walls increases chance of finding life on red planet<p>Liquid water runs down canyons and crater walls over the summer months on Mars, according to researchers who say the discovery raises the chances of being home to …

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How the Syrian crisis is particularly deadly for women and children

Since 2012, the No. 1 cause of death in Syria has been the country's gruesome civil war. A report last year from the United Nations' high commissioner for human rights put the minimum number of conflict-related violent deaths -- including combatants and civilians -- at 191,136.<p>The war in Syria is …

'The Martian' Celebrates Discovery of Liquid Water on Mars

Following NASA's announcement that there is liquid water on the surface of Mars, Mark Watney, the fictional lead character in the upcoming movie "The Martian," has a very special message for the world.<p>Watney's reaction to the news may seem a little familiar to those who have seen the trailer for …

Water on Mars: Nasa faces contamination dilemma over future investigations

Curiosity rover already on red planet cannot study streaks left by flowing water because it could be carrying bugs from Earth<p>Nasa scientists may still be celebrating their discovery of liquid water on Mars, but they now face some serious questions about how they can investigate further and look for …