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Gates Makes Largest Donation Since 2000 With $4.6 Billion Pledge

Bill Gates made his largest gift since the turn of the century, giving away Microsoft Corp. shares that accounted for 5 percent of his fortune, the …


7 of the World's Most Impressive Subterranean Structures

When intense engineering goes underground.<p>We love to build tall, towering skyscrapers that define our most populated cities. The taller the building, the more impressive. But not all feats of engineering go upward. From historic cities dug under the earth, mines or even research facilities, we've …


Cosmic Census: There Could Be 100 Million Black Holes in Our Galaxy Alone

Enormous Mergers<p>In January of 2016, researchers at the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) made history when they announced …


How to See the 2017 Perseid Meteor Shower

Find out the top times and places to see one of the best and most reliable sky shows of the year.<p>This weekend, people around the world will be able to see pieces of a comet streaking across the sky, as the annual Perseid meteor shower reaches its peak.<p>Considered the “old faithful” of sky shows, the …

Perseid meteor shower lights up the night sky – in pictures

Views from UK, Macedonia, Spain and Turkey of the Perseid meteor shower, which occurs every year when the Earth travels through debris shed by comet Swift-Tuttle

Meteor Showers

The Mystery of S., the Man with an Impossible Memory

On an April afternoon in 1929, a timid-looking man with a broad face appeared at Moscow’s Academy of Communist Education and asked to see a memory specialist. The man, who would become known in the psychological literature as S., had been sent by his boss, a section editor at a Moscow newspaper …

Popular Fiction

A Sunset in Okinawa

Circumstances for the eclipse in Hawaii

<i>THE ECLIPSE IS NOT TOTAL IN HAWAII!</i><p>YOU MUST <b>ALWAYS</b> USE EYE PROTECTION TO VIEW THE ECLIPSE IF YOU ARE IN HAWAII!<p><b>C1</b><p><b>Mid</b><p><b>C4</b><p><b>Coverage</b><p><i>UNIVERSITY</i><p>University of …


How to take pictures of the solar eclipse with your smartphone

A solar eclipse can make for a stunning photograph and at this year's great eclipse, among the hundreds of professional photographers vying for the best shots, there will be thousands of onlookers trying to get a picture with their smartphone.<p>The Great American Eclipse will take place on Monday …


Sacred Symbols

01<p>of 38<p>Om or Aum<p><i>Note: this article will give visual representations of 38 endearing images embodying intuitions of the spirit that adorn Hindu art,</i></i> …


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Training the Heart

<b>Ajahn Chah says that if you want to transform the mind, you must to know and transform the heart. And when the practice gets uncomfortable and you</b> …


How Quantum Computers Work

A quantum computer is a computer design which uses the principles of quantum physics to increase the computational power beyond what is attainable by …

Quantum Mechanics

The Secret to Getting a Good Airline Seat: Book a Better Airplane

With U.S. carriers holding back on replacing fleets of ageing jalopies, look for a jet that has a cabin with seats that can’t be shrunk.<p>I asked my wife to measure the width of my backside, standing. Fourteen inches. Of course, people do not normally take a tape measure to their anatomy and, if they …


26 Vegan Breakfasts That'll Make You Happy To Wake Up In The Morning

What *do* vegans eat for breakfast, anyway?


Bridges Of Prague

Why Be Creative Every Day?

ear friend,<p>Why be creative everyday?<p>In photography, to shoot the pain away.<br>When skies are Grey, to know that today will be a better day.<p>To assert …


Cassini begins first of the five flyby over Saturn's atmosphere

Launched from Earth nearly two decades ago, the <b>Cassini spacecraft</b> is in its final stage of operations on its mission around Saturn. The spacecraft is …

Space Exploration

For The First Time Ever, We've Witnessed The Sun Rip Apart Its Own Solar Eruption

This is insane.<p>Researchers have finally observed something that scientists had speculated about for years but never had a chance to witness: the Sun …


Scientists Discover Why Hair Turns Gray and Goes Bald

Scientists have pinpointed the cells that cause hair to turn gray and to go bald in mice, according to a new study published in the journal <i>Genes &</i> …


Simone Askew is first black woman to lead West Point cadets

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — Simone Askew is making history as the first black woman to lead the Long Grey Line at the U.S. Military Academy.<p>But first, she's joining a long, grimy line of cadets ending basic training with a traditional 12-mile (19-kilometer) march Monday.<p>The 20-year-old international …

West Point

Here's what scientists are looking for during the eclipse

Watch the solar eclipse with a deeper level of understanding and scientific curiosity<p>On August 21, 2017, many across the United States will be …


Almost 100 Unknown Volcanoes Have Been Found Hidden Under Antarctica

Scientists urgently need to find out how many of those will blow.<p>Researchers have discovered what looks to be the largest volcanic region on Earth, …


Scientists discover 91 volcanoes below Antarctic ice sheet

This is in addition to 47 already known about and eruption would melt more ice in region affected by climate change<p>Scientists have uncovered the largest volcanic region on Earth – two kilometres below the surface of the vast ice sheet that covers west Antarctica.<p>The project, by Edinburgh University …

Global Warming

Quantum Weirdness Has Been Observed Beyond The Particle Scale For The First Time

Yes!<p>A small tweak on a definitive experiment in quantum physics has allowed scientists to observe for the first time exactly how molecules behave as …

Quantum Mechanics

Voyager Spacecraft Sail On, 40 Years After Launch

Nearly 40 years after lifting off, NASA's historic Voyager mission is still exploring the cosmos.<p>The twin spacecraft launched several weeks apart in …

Space Exploration

Spectacular Saturn: Cassini's epic pictures using a one megapixel camera

During its 20-year mission to Saturn, Nasa’s Cassini spacecraft has captured some breathtaking images of the ringed planet and its moons, revealing many unexpected secrets. Here are some of the best<p>• Read our photo essay from Tidbinbilla tracking station – Space whisperers: the Aussies guiding …


HBO refuses to play ball with hackers as more episodes leak

HBO says it will not negotiate with the hackers who made off with 1.5 terabytes of its data. The statement contradicts the recent leaked email screenshot from the hackers, which showed the broadcaster offering a $250,000 bug bounty payment. However, there are doubts over the authenticity of that …


100-Year-Old Fruitcake Found in Antarctica Is ‘Almost’ Edible

British explorer Robert Falcon Scott likely brought the cake with him to Antarctica, where it's stayed in "excellent condition."<p>Famously indestructible, a fruitcake has withstood a century in the coldest, windiest, and driest place on Earth.<p>Conservators with the New Zealand-based Antarctic Heritage …