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Earth’s Other ‘Moon’ And Its Crazy Orbit Could Reveal Mysteries Of The Solar System

We all know and love the moon. We’re so assured that we only have one that we don’t even give it a specific name. It is the brightest object in the …

This awesome graphic of all lifeforms will make you feel tiny

"LIFE ON EARTH IS ONE BIG EXTENDED FAMILY!" is the greatest lesson from evolution, Leonard Eisenberg shouts at the top of his website EvoGeneao.com, which he says stands for Evolutionary Genealogy.<p>Eisenberg created the graphic below to counter the creationist themes he's seen spring into science …

Echinopsis Cactus Flowers Seem to Explode Like Fireworks | Colossal

<p>Echinopsis cacti have some of the most brilliant flowers of any cactus, with vibrantly colored petals and explosive blooms that look almost like …

NASA releases stunning image of a supernova's remnants

NASA has released a stunning image of the remnants of a supernova taken by the agency’s Hubble Space Telescope.<p>The image reveals a small section of the expanding remains of a massive star that exploded about 8,000 years ago, according to the space agency. “Called the Veil Nebula, the debris is one …

Astronomy

The Strangest Places on Earth (Are Also the Most Sublime)

Technicolor mountains, otherworldly forests, and glow-in-the-dark beaches: These unusual places around the world prove that weird can also be wonderful.<p>Rakotzbrücke (Rakotz Bridge): Kromlau, Germany<p>Salar de Uyuni: Bolivia<p>Valle de Cocora: Quindío, Colombia<p>Mendenhall Ice Caves: Juneau, Alaska<p>Angel …

National Parks

How to optimise your brain's waste disposal system

The human brain can be compared to something like a big, bustling city. It has workers, the neurons and glial cells which co-operate with each other to process information; it has offices, the clusters of cells that work together to achieve specific tasks; it has highways, the fibre bundles that …

Neuroscience

Omega-3 fish oil ‘does not boost elderly brains’

New research indicates that fish oil supplements on their own are not enough to keep the brain young<p>Millions of older people are wasting their time and money taking fish oils supplements to boost brain power after a study showed they do not slow mental decline.<p>Scientists who monitored the progress …

Macular Degeneration

Microsoft wants to shock you when you get an email

Technically Incorrect: A patent application filed by Microsoft describes giving your skin a little buzz when you get a notification.<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>The ultimate goal of wearable tech is to make you the gadget.<p>You know …

Wearable Tech

Can California meet its ambitious greenhouse gas goals?

When President<p>Obamaannounced his controversial and ambitious Clean Power Plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from power plants, Californians gave a collective yawn. The president's goal of generating 28% of the nation's electricity from renewable resources by 2030 paled next to California's …

Fossil Fuels

The Car of the Future May Run on Gasoline

For all the talk of electric cars, the old-fashioned internal combustion engine is proving to be hard to beat<p>When most of us picture the high-tech personal mobility of the future, we tend to imagine a sleek, dead-quiet electric car, packed with voice- or motion-directed gizmos and self-driving …

Electric Vehicles

7 Numbers That Will Make You Feel Better About Aging

Aging is not without a few pitfalls. But here are seven numbers that should bring you some comfort:<p><b>65+19.2.</b><p>People who survive to age 65 can expect to live an average of 19.2 more years. This is nearly five years longer than people who turned age 65 in 1960, according to AgingStats.gov. Of course …

7 Physical Effects of Sleep Deprivation: Psyche

Comedy Issue<p>Mistakes were made.<p>By The Editors of GQ1 day agoView More<p>Culture<p>Ensley? Kashton? Kairo? KAYCE?!<p>By Drew Magary1 day agoView More<p>Health<p>One …

Lifestyle

Sleep And Athletic Performance: How Just An Extra Hour Of Rest Can Make You A Better Athlete

If vigorous exercise makes you a better sleeper, can more and better sleep make you a better athlete?<p>According to Haley A. Davis and James B. Maas, Ph.D. and their new book, "Sleep To Win!", the answer is yes. Davis and Maas recently joined host Ricky Camilleri to discuss the importance of sleep …