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Super-Rare Minerals Make Earth Unique in Cosmos

Earth is home to 2,550 exotic minerals, some so scarce the world supply would fit inside a sugar cube. → Continue reading →

Unique

New Research Shows How the Liver Fights off Sugar Cravings

It’s been known for decades that the liver helps to regulate sugar intake. But researchers have recently discovered the organ’s secret weapon in the …

Holistic Medicine

Latest World, US & Local News

Alex Brandon / AP file<p>Conservative clash over Trump sets stage for CPAC gathering<p>Politics News<p>advertisement<p>Shawn Thew / EPA Trump hears tearful pleas …

Airbus Captures Five $300M A350 Jetliners Flying Together In This Billion-Dollar Photo Shoot

This September, Airbus took to the skies to capture photos of five of its massive test and development A350–900s. The photo shoot was meant to …

BBC Radio 4 - The Infinite Monkey Cage - Downloads

Mon 12 Feb 2018<p>Brian Cox, Robin Ince and special guest Jo Brand look at the science of volcanoes.<p>Download<p>Mon 5 Feb 2018<p>Brian Cox and Robin Ince are joined by Rufus Hound to look at animal behaviour.<p>Mon 29 Jan 2018<p>Brian Cox, Robin Ince and guests uncover the science of why teenagers are so teenagery.<p>…

Ethnology

Mr. Right Won't Get Lost, Knows How To Pack Bags In A Trunk

Men seem to have an uncanny knack for loading a half-dozen suitcases and knapsacks into even the smallest compact car, turning the bags like puzzle pieces to arrive at the most efficient fit.<p>Many men also can get behind the wheel and, even if they get a little lost, manage to steer the car in the …

Six charged over $1.28 billion drug bust in Australia

An Australian Federal Police officer shows seized methamphetamine, on February 28, 2013 © Australian Federal Police/AFP/File -<p>Sydney (AFP) - Six men have been charged over what Australian police said on Saturday was one of the largest drug busts in the country's history, worth up to Aus$1.5 billion …

Crime

The Size Of Space As Depicted Here Is Truly Mind-Blowing

The common understanding of physics, the universe, space travel and telescopes is not good. For people like us, there are pictures that illustrate …

The most incredible supercut of NASA footage you’ll ever see

It’s been a very troubling few weeks for space travel, but in light of the recent tragedies, it’s worth remembering how the bravery of the men and …

WireLurker, Masque Attack malware only a threat for users who disable Apple's iOS, OS X security

Feature<p>Despite headlines fretting of a "new era in OS X and iOS malware," Apple's security systems for iOS and OS X are working as intended to …

Apps

Smoking cannabis every day ‘shrinks brain but increases its connectivity’

Study on drug’s long-term neurological impact suggests initial increases in brain wiring to compensate for loss of grey matter<p>Regular cannabis use shrinks the brain but increases the complexity of its wiring, a study has found.<p>To some extent the loss of brain volume is balanced by larger numbers of …

Curious about dark matter? Three scientists answer your questions

Why do you bet on axions or WIMPs? If you find dark matter, what are the next steps? Will we need a whole new “Dark Standard Model”? What’s it like …

Dark Matter

1,000 FPS With Chris Bryan

The footage is mind-bending. There seems no better way to appreciate the full majesty of a wave, in all its beauty and danger and magnitude, than at …

Aquatic Sports

As Infrastructure Crumbles, Trillions Of Gallons Of Water Lost

Imagine Manhattan under almost 300 feet of water. Not water from a hurricane or a tsunami, but purified drinking water — 2.1 trillion gallons of it.<p>That's the amount of water that researchers estimate is lost each year in this country because of aging and leaky pipes, broken water mains and faulty …