Ahmed Said

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Earth, Wind and Fire: The Extreme Weather of 2013

A woman carries her child through a field near the collapsed Plaza Towers Elementary School in Moore, Okla., May 20, 201<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Sue Ogrocki—AP

Why the 9-to-5 Day Is So Tough on Creative Workers

"Knowledge workers" tend to be more unfocused in both the early morning and mid-afternoon. Why force them to work when they're least productive?<p>Today, workers are putting in increasingly more hours—so much so that the 40-hour week has become a relic of the past. But pushing employees to clock up …

Man Walks All Day to Create Massive Snow Patterns (Part 3)

English artist Simon Beck never ceases to amaze us with his large-scale murals of geometric patterns in snow. Each visually breathtaking piece, which Beck manually creates by walking through the snow and leaving behind his track prints, adds a surreal element to its natural landscape. Walking …

Murals

Tech and Science

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Science

Now This Is A Bridge We'd Like To Cross

Admittedly, we have a soft spot for bridges. From actual living bridges to proposed trampolines across the Seine, we just think bridges are super nifty.<p>Enter the "Mobius" bridge that's proposed for the Dragon King Harbor River development in Changsha, China. The Dutch firm NEXT Architects recently …

Snapshots: Escape to Istanbul

Whenever I tell people that I am a photo editor at National Geographic, the usual reply is “Oh, you must get to travel all the time!” The reality is, I spend most of my days at the National Geographic headquarters in Washington. My expertise lies in editing and shaping the stories of our …

Michael Neuberger obituary

The molecular biologist Michael Neuberger's research into antibodies did much to increase our understanding of how the body defends itself against microbes – single-cell organisms including viruses and bacteria. His own death at the age of 59 came, by sad coincidence, from myeloma, a cancer of the …

5 Ways To Eat Healthy This Holiday

The holiday season is officially on the fast track. And with deliciously tempting treats and minimal time to burn off extra calories in your near future, what you do—and don't—eat for the weeks leading up, can have a major impact on your waistline.<p><b>1) DITCH THE DIET DRINKS</b><p>Yes, you know that from a …

Nutrition

Have we seen the last of Comet ISON?

Comet ISON is now thought to be a traveling debris field, with no solid nucleus or core. Will we see the debris field from Earth? No one knows</b> …

The Higgs boson does a new trick (probably)

Today the ATLAS experiment at CERN announced the strongest evidence so far that the Higgs gives mass to leptons<p>At a seminar at CERN this morning, Aliaksandr Pranko announced an interesting new result on the Higgs boson from the ATLAS experiment.<p>In brief - we know the Higgs boson is there, and is …

See Comet Tails Flap In Solar Wind

Or, giant space sperm swim toward Planet Ova.<p>Last Thursday, NASA's Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory (STEREO) captured images of two comets passing through solar wind. At the center is Comet Encke, and emerging later is Comet ISON.<p>STEREO consists of two sun-orbiting observatories, one ahead …

Astronomy

A Map Of Winds All Over The World

See high-speed winds and cyclones over the sea.<p>Aeolus, is that you? This is a map of winds on Earth, created from a mathematical model made by NASA. Scientists ran a complete simulation using the model, representing the movement of winds and other atmospheric phenomena on Earth from May 2005 to May …

16 Sinful Hot Chocolate Recipes You Have to Try

We know it’s hard to put down your pumpkin spiced latte in favor of any other warm winter drink. But that will get a whole lot easier once you read these 16 absolutely sinful hot chocolate recipes. Looks like its time to start stocking up on marshmallows! ;)<p>1. French Vanilla Hot Chocolate: French …

Dessert

Associated Press News

World record setting experiment brings quantum computing a step closer to reality

Despite recent successes in the field, creating a quantum computer is <i>really</i> hard. For one thing quantum bits in a super positioned state (or qubits, the basic unit of data for quantum computing) have a hard time surviving at room temperature. Typically, these superposition states last for only a …

Why do you have eyebrows?

You’ll think twice about plucking your eyebrows when you discover their important role, says Greg Foot.<p>They are one of the most expressive parts of our bodies. With your eyebrows, you can communicate your feelings to other people whether you’re quizzical or angry. But is that their only …

Communicate

How do mirrors actually work?

Why do mirrors flip faces horizontally but not vertically? James May explains, with the help of a very childish prank.<p>A mirror is made from a sheet of glass with reflective material applied to one side. It is like an old fashioned transparency photograph viewed the wrong way around. It doesn't …

Transparency

9 Tips to Keep Your Camera Safe While Traveling

For those of us who find ourselves traveling frequently with our photography gear, we are always looking for easier and better ways to keep our …

Cameras

Forget the headlines – schizophrenia is more common than you might think

Which illness frightens you most? Cancer? Stroke? Dementia? To judge from tabloid coverage, the condition we should really fear isn't physical at all. "Scared of mum's schizophrenic attacks", "Knife-wielding schizophrenic woman in court", "Schizo stranger killed dad", "Rachel murder: schizo …

Sky

Black hole caught blasting heavy metal in jets | Ars Technica

Outburst contained iron ions accelerated to 66 percent of the speed of light.<p>Much of the matter falling onto a black hole is channeled into powerful …

Typhoon Haiyan approaching the Philippines (13:00 UTC 11/07/2013). This is a composite image incorporating data captured by the geostationary satellites of the Japan Meteorological Agency (MTSat 2) and EUMETSAT (Meteosat-7), overlaying NASA's 'Black Marble' imagery. This image is free to use, provided the following attribution statement is given: "Copyright 2013 JMA/EUMETSAT" Copyright: 2013 EUMETSAT

Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD)

Big Pic: A Star's Bright Birth

Supersonic jets blow gas out of Herbig-Haro 46/47.<p>Hellooooo colorful baby star! NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope and the newly finished Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) in Chile were able to get us this stellar look inside the gas and dust surrounding Herbig-Haro 46/47. Herbig-Haro …

Telescopes

More Tips on How to Take Sharp Photos

OK, now. Here’s part two of my series on how to take sharp photos – with more tips on keeping your camera steady.<p>“Boscastle” captured by Irek Kimak …

Haiyan's path of destruction: Philippines suffers, Vietnam prepares

Officials in the Leyte province of the Philippines said they feared that at least 10,000 people could have been killed by Typhoon Haiyan.<p>Haiyan is one of the most powerful storms ever recorded.<p>Leyte’s capital Tacloban bore the brunt. Residents, many of whom have no homes to return to, struggled …

Typhoon Haiyan: Hundreds feared dead in Philippines

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1026000/1026800_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522235246_9e42f2f52a0cae1ff204aa071394ab76<p><b>Hundreds of people are feared dead in the Philippines after Typhoon Haiyan swept through on Friday.</b><p>Among the worst hit areas were the eastern island …

Natural Disasters