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This free online encyclopedia has achieved what Wikipedia can only dream of

The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy may be the most interesting website on the internet. Not because of the content—which includes fascinating entries on everything from ambiguity to zombies—but because of the site itself.<p>Its creators have solved one of the internet’s fundamental problems: How …

Humanities

Big Shelves Of Antarctic Ice Melting Faster Than Scientists Thought

The Antarctic is far away, freezing and buried under a patchwork of ice sheets and glaciers. But a warming climate is altering that mosaic in unpredictable ways — research published Thursday shows that the pace of change in parts of the Antarctic is accelerating.<p>Ice Shelf Collapse<p>In 2002, the …

Let's all move to Mars! The space architects shaping our future

Fifty years from now, says Brent Sherwood, there will be a different kind of honeymoon on offer. “Imagine a hotel with a view that’s changing all the time,” says the Nasa space architect, “where there are 18 sunrises and sunsets every day, where food floats effortlessly into your mouth – and where …

Space Exploration

Archaeology

Arvind Kejriwal and the message from God

Much has been written and debated in our media about the speech that Arvind Kejriwal gave after taking oath as Delhi’s new chief minister. …

India

The Mysterious Science of Motion Sickness

New research starts to explain why some people feel nauseous on cars, boats, buses, and carnival rides, while others don't.<p>The wide expanse of blue water that covers most of this world holds many mysteries. Humans have explored a mere five percent of the oceans over the long and storied history of …

Northwestern University

Smoking's Death Toll May Be Higher Than Anyone Knew

"We've known for a long time that smoking kills. We do think, though, that it's important to get an accurate estimate of just how many people are killed." - Eric Jacobs, epidemiologist, American Cancer Society<p>The U.S. surgeon general lists 21 deadly diseases that are caused by smoking. Now, a study …

A Tiny Rabbit Pacemaker That Charges Wirelessly

The technique could soon power implants in humans.<p>Scientists have implanted a tiny pacemaker in a rabbit and wirelessly powered it to regulate the animal's heart beat. It's the first time such a device has been powered this way in a living animal, suggesting that the same technique could run …

Egyptians reel from mass death sentence

<b>Minya, Egypt -</b> Five months ago, 30-year-old Abu Bakr Ismail, a pharmacist and father of two, was arrested and taken to jail. The move stunned his family, who say Ismail was an observant, traditional Muslim.<p>"My brother is an innocent man," 29-year-old Amr Ismail said. "He was arrested because he was …

Mindfulness for People Who Are Too Busy to Meditate

Mindfulness has become almost a buzz-word. But what is it, really? Mindfulness is, quite simply, the skill of being present and aware, moment by moment, regardless of circumstances.<p>For instance, researchers have found that mindfulness can reprogram the brain to be more rational and less emotional. …

The 5-Move Full Body TRX Workout

When you arrive at the gym and all the iron is occupied, it’s easy to chicken out by walking back to the locker room, changing, and leaving. Option …

Workouts

Benefits of Stretching: 7 Stretches to Build a Better Body

Tired of waking up in the morning achy or constantly tight and sluggish? Chances are you’re like everyone else who skips out on stretching. To start …

Pain

Associated Press News

The South Pole Is a Great Place to View Space

The Big Bang radiation discovery happened there—and when you look at Antarctic conditions, you can understand why.<p>The South Pole in winter is a far from ideal spot for humans. The temperature averages -72 degrees Fahrenheit (-58 degrees Celsius), it's dark for six months, and it's as bone dry as …

Switched On: Return of the digital hub

<i>Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology.</i><p>In the heyday of Palm organizers, when even the speeds of 3G data seemed like a distant fantasy, a debate raged as to whether the future of pocket devices could belong to one or two devices. Those who favored two …

Google's "Android Wear" Changes The Face of Wrist Watches

This past Tuesday, Google announced its newest endeavor that will change the way we interact with technology. The company launched <i>Android Wear</i>, a user interface that's designed for a wrist watch. Although these types of devices are nothing new, none of them significantly alter the way we …

Faith-based academics

Serious concerns are being voiced by academics and historians throughout the country for what are being viewed as clear attempts to introduce a …

Morning Workout

Last night I watched a little SNL (2 weeks in a row) to see Will Farrell and Green Day...there were a few good skits. I liked the stupid funeral skit if you saw the show - particularly the random guy that just came in and threw the mic on the ground.<p>After that I started reading a book called, "The …

Workouts

Get Big and Lean

Following a workout routine day-in and day-out can get tedious and boring. Sometimes it’s a good idea to just break the routine and go with a quick …

Workouts

Switched On: Birth of a platform

<i>Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology.</i><p>Regardless of what one may think about the potential for smartwatches, one of the most exciting things about a new device category is that there is so much experimentation with form factors and capabilities. We've …

Malaysian airplane investigators look at suicide as possible motive | Reuters

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - The co-pilot of a missing Malaysian jetliner spoke the last words heard from the cockpit, the airline’s chief executive said on Monday, as investigators consider suicide by the captain or first officer as one possible explanation for the disappearance.<p>No trace of Malaysia …

Samsung Rumored To Be Working on Galaxy Beam Successor

According to a new report, another Samsung handset, believed to the new Galaxy Beam, was spotted at the Chinese certification website, Tenaa.<p>The …

Ear wax. Not normally something many people like to discuss, especially when eating. But did you know recent research suggests it can indicate a build up of pollutants in the body? Here are four other things you - probably - didn't know about ear wax http://bbc.in/1gvI4X1

An astronaut's view of 9/11 from space

Retired astronaut Frank L. Culbertson Jr describes flying over New York on September 11 2001 as smoke, visible from space, billowed from the Twin Towers<p>A retired <b>astronaut</b>has described phoning down to Earth from his third expedition to the International Space Station to give the crew's doctor the …

Zuckerberg Called Obama To “Express Frustration” Over Spying’s Threat To Internet Security

Facebook Co-Founder Mark Zuckerberg made a rare posting on his Facebook page to assure his followers that he takes government threats to Internet security seriously.<p>“I’ve called President Obama to express my frustration over the damage the government is creating for all of our future,” he wrote in …

Google removes underlined links, says goodbye to 1996

Google started life as a research project in 1996 to crawl the internet and create a search engine. 18 years later, Google is now removing the last of the design left over from that era. Starting today, the '90s-style underlined links are being removed from Google search results. It truly marks the …

12 of the Hardest Places to Visit on Earth

From impassable terrains to unstable political situations to strict visa regulations, there are some places on Earth that are nearly impossible to get into. Fortunately, these adventurous photographers dared to venture into these territories! Even if you can't be there yourself, you can still …

Beautiful Video of Strangers Kissing For the First Time

In a video that's quickly making its way around the web (almost 3.8 million views on YouTube), we all get to watch as 20 strangers kiss for the very first time. Amateur filmmaker Tatia Pilieva captures a range of human emotions from awkwardness to elation in a short film featuring strangers (or …

Garmin Vivofit Now Available In The UK

Garmin has announced that the new Garmin Vivofit is now available in the UK, and the device is being sold exclusively through UK retailer John</i> …