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Toxic air in Delhi exposes India’s environment struggle

The air pollution meter buzzed and spat out a stunning result: levels of PM2.5—tiny, toxic particles that lead to respiratory diseases—were 27 times …

Pollution

Zen no more: Japan shuns its Buddhist traditions as temples close

Perched on a hilltop and surrounded by mountain forests ablaze in autumn reds and yellows, Kaigenji is a picture postcard image of old Japan. The stone steps leading to the entrance of the 300-year-old Zen Buddhist temple take visitors past a lovingly tended landscape of rocks, trees and pale …

Japan

Brain Connection Strength Varies With Fitness Levels in Older Adults

<b>A new study shows that age-related differences in brain health – specifically the strength of connections between different regions of the brain –</b> …

Humanity

Harvesting more energy from photons

Researchers at MIT and elsewhere have found a way to significantly boost the energy that can be harnessed from sunlight, a finding that could lead to …

How do our brains reconstruct the visual world?

Given that we see the world through two small, flat retinae at the backs of our eyes, it seems remarkable that what each of us perceives is a …

ESA developing a space weather warning network

Working with scientists in 14 countries across Europe, ESA is developing a warning network that will help protect us from the effects of our Sun’s …

Astronomers Peer Inside Stars, Finding Giant Magnets

Astronomers have for the first time probed the magnetic fields in the mysterious inner regions of stars, finding they are strongly magnetized.<p>Using a …

This Is NASA's Three-Step Plan For Getting Humans to Mars

We're in!<p>With <i>The Martian</i> packing out cinemas and scientists finding strong evidence of flowing water on the surface of Mars, interest in the Red …

Scientists Find 15 Amazing Benefits Of Listening To Music

If you love listening to music, you’re in good company. Charles Darwin once remarked, “If I had my life to live over again, I would have made a rule …

Flute

7 Benefits of Sweet Potato That Might Blow Your Mind

When’s the last time you ate a sweet potato? As a healthy, starchy vegetable, sweet potatoes make a perfect addition to any meal. They also stand …

Man Shoves A Bar Of Soap Into A Food Processor For A Money-Saving Reason

At some point, everyone has to learn how to wash laundry. As Mark Fettig says at the beginning of the video below, "We all have to have clean …

Asteroid that could wipe out LONDON on course for hair-raising pass of Earth TODAY

51DEGREESNORTH•YouTubeThe asteroid is large enough to destroy a city<p>Most asteroid passes classed as "near-Earth" by Nasa fly by at millions of miles …

Spacecraft captures some of the best photos we've ever seen of Saturn's water-rich moon

NASA's spacecraft, Cassini, has been orbiting the ringed-planet Saturn for over 10 years, but some of the most interesting discoveries from the mission have come from its occasional visits next door to Saturn's enigmatic moon Enceladus.<p>In particular, Cassini has revealed evidence Enceladus harbors …

A colossal megastructure built by alien intelligence? Probably not, but it’s sure to be amazing

For the past few days, the media has been abuzz with one of the most peculiar astronomical observations for many years. As described in a recent …

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

You've seen images from the Apollo missions before, but you've never seen anything like this. More than 8,400 images from NASA's Moon missions have been uploaded to Flickr at a resolution of 1800 dpi.<p>NASA didn't just send astronauts to the Moon to do scientific exploration, it also sent them …

New NASA images show Pluto’s moon Charon in stunning detail

NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft has sent incredible images of Pluto’s largest moon Charon back to Earth.<p>The latest images reveal the moon’s complex and violent history, according to NASA. “Many New Horizons scientists expected Charon to be a monotonous, crater-battered world; instead, they’re …

CRISPR, the fancy new technology that lets people edit genes, could have an unprecedented and horrific consequence

The method, known as CRISPR, holds the potential to fix genetic defects that cause disease in humans. And researchers are also experimenting with tweaking the genes of other animals. For example, you could modify mosquitoes to prevent them from spreading horrific diseases like malaria and dengue …

Genetics

Researchers probe the physical forces involved in creating the mitotic spindle

Many millions of times per day, football-shaped structures called mitotic spindles form within the body’s cells as they prepare to divide. The …

10 Habits That Can Unlock Your Inner Awesomeness | Inc.com

<i>What habits have changed people’s lives? originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question.</i><p><b>Answer by Nelson Wang, founder of www.CEOLifestyle.io, on Quora:</b><p>When I was 17, I was fired from my job as a tuxedo salesperson for missing a rotation. I was devastated. Guess what? I bounced back. …

Motivation

First circularly polarized light detector on a silicon chip

Invention of the first integrated circularly polarized light detector on a silicon chip opens the door for development of small, portable sensors …

Self-Help: Power of the Mind

by Dave Collins<p>ASIN: B00FCBIRP2<p><b>Self-Help: Power of the Mind.</b><p>The reality of human mind comes as a shock to any person who is not a psychologist. And …

11 Energizing Facts About Mountain Dew

No matter how many cases of the bright green soda you’ve gulped, you would probably still be surprised to learn about its mountain heritage, early …

Mountain Dew

The Cold War nuke that fried satellites

A secret 50-year-old memo to the British prime minister solved this Cold War mystery. But could a similar event happen again today?<p>On 10 September 1962 an extraordinary memo passed across the desk of British prime minister Harold Macmillan. The confidential document detailed the events leading up …

Cold War

NASA Created A Material That Can Heal Itself In Less Than A Second From Hurtling Space Debris

Scientists at NASA’s Langley Research Center are studying new materials that can self-heal in seconds under extreme temperatures and from flying space junk.<p>The research is a combination of work from a student on fellowship at NASA from the University of Michigan and nearly a decade-and-a-half of …

Does This Smart Lock Mean the End of House Keys Forever?

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5 Reasons Why An International Space Station Should Really Orbit The Moon

If the $100 billion International Space Station (ISS) had been constructed to orbit our Moon instead of Earth, prospects for the U.S.’ human spaceflight program would arguably be much brighter than today.<p>Here are a few reasons why:<p><b>An International Lunar Space Station (ILSS) would have guaranteed</b> …

Space Exploration

The laziness imperative: Why zealous exercise burns fewer calories than we think

We modern humans live in a world in which calorie-packed food tempts us from all directions, and a dazzling array of conveniences and conveyances relieves us of the need to exert much physical effort.<p>These are problems, we tell ourselves: These modern realities are making us fat, sedentary and …

Diabetes

How to optimise sleep

<i>This article was first published in the October 2015 issue of WIRED magazine. Be the first to read WIRED's articles in print before they're posted</i> …

Double black hole is powering quasar, astronomers find

<b>(CNN) —</b> Single black holes are impressive enough, but astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have discovered a galaxy being powered by a quasar that contains two of the time-space benders, "furiously whirling about each other," the space agency observed in a news release.<p>The galaxy, known …

Universe

Rare 'Supermoon' Total Lunar Eclipse Coming This Month

<b>Editor's note:</b> To find out more about the rare supermoon lunar eclipse of Sept. 27-28 and how to see it, visit: Supermoon Lunar Eclipse 2015: Full …

Supermoon