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10 great adventures for solo travellers

1. Wild Scotland<p>Just around the coast from the Eden community on Ardnamurchan lies the equally remote Knoydart Peninsula. A simple but comfortable alpine-style lodge with single rooms is the base for some challenging guided walks over the Knoydart passes and around the islands of Eigg and Rum. Most …

Astronauts Trapped In Isolation Habitat Explore Asteroid In Virtual Reality

A simulated mission visits a simulated asteroid<p>Two NASA crew members came face-to-face with an asteroid yesterday. The astronauts left their vehicle to float above the surface of the asteroid, collecting rock and soil samples. And they did it all without leaving the space habitat mockup at Johnson …

These NASA inventions are saving thousands of lives on Earth

When most people think of NASA, they think of astronauts, space shuttles and men on the moon. What’s less well known is that in making space travel possible, the US space agency has created new technology that’s saving lives all over the planet.<p>NASA’s Technology Transfer Program makes the …

Space Science

Russian Scientists Just Got One Step Closer to a Brain-Like Computer

Will this computer be able to think for itself?<p>Russian scientists just made a major breakthrough that brings us closer than ever to a human-like …

French Omelette With Cheese Recipe

A classic French omelette has a smooth, silky exterior with little to no browning that cradles a tender, moist, soft-scrambled interior. The technique for making one is something every cook should learn—as long as you know these key steps, it's easy. This version is stuffed with your choice of …

The GOP vs. the pursuit of knowledge: Inside the Republican crusade against science

Republicans have increasingly not just alienated scientists, but have even worked to destroy their field<p>Why are scientists so much more likely to identify as Democrats? While there are many explanations for why scientists reject the Republican party, we propose a rather simple one: Scientists have …

5 ooey-gooey grilled cheese sandwiches you need to try

Not that there needs to be a reason to celebrate, but April is National Grilled Cheese Month and Canada makes some of the best cheese (and bread) in …

This addictive browser game will make you finally write a novel

Have you ever wondered if you’ve got the commitment and willpower to write a book? Well, whether you’ve tried and failed or you’re just toying with the idea of exercising your writing skills, this free browser game might be just what you need for inspiration.<p>Eveline is a game where you play the …

Creative Writing

Raw Cheesecake Is Neither Cheese nor Cake, But You Want It Anyway

This dairy-free dessert is every bit as creamy and rich as the original—just because it's vegan doesn't mean it's totally virtuous.<p>The "health halo" is real, and it's been growing ever brighter since the first kale leaf successfully snuck into a smoothie. This "have your alt-flour, agave-sweetened …

Dessert

5 Exercises To Acheive The Perfect Summer Body

It’s never too early to begin your pre-summer workout! The first thing anybody should do if they want the perfect summer body is pay key attention to …

Fitness

Gravity waves from black holes verify Einstein’s prediction

<b>WASHINGTON</b> — Tremors in the cosmic fabric of space and time have finally been detected, opening a new avenue for exploring the universe.<p>The historic …

Astronomers discover two new 'hot Jupiter' exoplanets

(Phys.org)—A team of Chilean astronomers recently detected two new "hot Jupiters" using the data from NASA's Kepler spacecraft operating in a new …

Astronomy

Phobos: A Doomed Moon | Space Wallpaper

About this Image<p>Astronomy is filled with references to Roman and Greek mythology and Mars is no different. The Red Planet, named for the Roman god of …

Want to quit your day job and travel the world? Learn how to terrify yourself

Four years ago on a sunny April morning, I slinked into my new office building, suit slightly too big, 24-years-old, and clueless. It was my first day working at a large, prestigious bank in downtown Boston. The first day of the career that would ostensibly define the rest of my life.<p>I felt …

South-east Asia

The 'Game of Thrones' season 6 teaser is massively dividing people

LONDON — It may still be four horrendously long months away, but <i>Game of Thrones</i> season 6 now has a new teaser trailer — and people don't know how to …

A Drill To Tunnel Miles Below The Surface Of Mars

In the California desert, Honeybee Robotics is testing a drill that could search for life on other worlds<p>It’s noon in Ocotillo Wells, California. A vast and empty patch of desert between San Diego and the Salton Sea, this part of California might as well be Mars. After just a few minutes, …

46-Gigapixel View of Milky Way is Largest-Ever Image of Space

Space is big, but it's never been quite <i>this</i> big. This composite image taken by astronomers at Germany's Ruhr-Universität Bochum is, they claim, the largest image of space to date. It shows a long swathe of the Milky Way, photographed piece by piece over a period of five years from the university's …

Space Science

Easy Techniques to Improve Any Shrimp Recipe

I was raised in what you might call a shrimp cocktail family—each and every one of us is a complete fanatic. To this day, it's not uncommon for an oversize platter of poached shrimp and a bowl of horseradish-heavy cocktail sauce to stand in as my dinner. Unfortunately, not all shrimp cocktail is …

8 High-Protein Breakfasts That Aren’t All about Eggs

Mix up your morning meal with these alternatives<p>Every man needs protein at breakfast. In fact, studies show that consuming roughly 30 grams at your morning meal will optimize muscle growth, and also help keep you full until lunch.<p>But most guys aren’t even coming close to that number. For instance, …

The best way to colonize Mars is crazier than Elon Musk's idea of dropping nukes on the planet

Yet the Red Planet holds great promise, and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk recently discussed its future with comedian and television host Stephen Colbert.<p>Musk, who hopes to build a colony of 1 million people on Mars, told Colbert that there are two ways to warm the global temperatures on Mars, which would …

Elon Musk

6 scientific tips to improve your writing - Futurity

A new book uses insights into the reading brain to give writers clear-cut, science-based guidelines—and to debunk some classic writing advice.

Meanwhile in the Future: We Just Made Alien Contact

Humans spend a lot of time and energy wondering if there’s anybody else out there. But what if we got unequivocal evidence that there was?<p>In this …

Moving From Creation Of The Cosmos To Human Life

Few questions of our time are more perplexing than the transition from non-living to living matter.<p>How did a sample of inorganic chemicals self-organize to become a living creature, capable of absorbing energy from the environment and reproducing? Although the question remains open, there are a few …

Universe

Neil deGrasse Tyson explains a fake Mars mission so well it almost hurts

If you aren't excited for the film adaptation of "The Martian," a bestselling sci-fi novel by Andy Weir, this new video starring Neil deGrasse Tyson may do the trick.<p>Complete with epic music, stunning animations, and poetic narration from Tyson, it's clear the team behind the upcoming movie created …

Neil deGrasse Tyson

5 Arguments Religious People Should Quit Using.

<b>5. The Belief That Religious People Are Being Persecuted In America.</b><p>This is a very common argument that many religious people seem to believe, but …

The new biggest thing in the universe, and why it’s a headache for scientists

The biggest thing in the universe — sounds pretty straightforward, right?<p>Well, not exactly. We all love a good cosmological superlative — the hottest, the brightest, the most massive — but studying space is rarely that simple. In many cases, the "mosts" of the universe bend our theoretical …

Universe

Why I Advocate for Becoming a Machine

Biology is simply not the best system out there for our species’ evolution. It’s frail, terminal, and needs to be upgraded.<p>Transhumanists want to use technology and science to become more than human. Naturally, in this process, certain elements of our humanness will be replaced and likely lost. …

Singularity