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As solar eclipse approaches, electricity grid braces for disruption

As people marvel over the total eclipse on Monday, grid operators across North America are braced for a disruption in the intensity of the sun's energy reaching solar-generating stations, forcing them to take measures to ensure continued reliability.<p>As the moon positions itself in a direct line …

For The First Time Ever, A Woman in China Was Cryogenically Frozen

Preserving Life Through Cryonics<p>Cryonics is the practice of deep-freezing recently deceased bodies (or even just the brains of those who have …

How much money people are really earning from Uber, Airbnb, and 7 more side hustles

Companies like these have made it easier than ever to make a quick buck on your own time.<p>But how much extra dough can you really make through these sites and apps?<p>Online lender Earnest decided to crunch some numbers to find out.<p>They looked at anonymous data from tens of thousands of loan applicants …

The Earth moved: how we discovered ripples in space time

A new book charts the decades-long search to measure gravitational waves.<p>Monday 14 September 2015 was no ordinary day. At exactly 09:50:45 Universal …

Just 26 Pure Eclipse Jokes

WARNING: Do not stare directly into these jokes.<p><b>1. How does the man in the moon cut his hair?</b><p>Eclipse it.<p><b>2. What do you call it when you fall in love on Aug. 21, 2017?</b><p>A total eclipse of the heart.<p><b>3. What do you call the moon's online content?</b><p>E-clips.<p><b>4. What does a blogger from 2010 call a full link</b> …

Jokes

There's a Scientific Reason You Feel Sad in August

The August blues are real — here's how to beat them.<p>The summer sun is starting to wane, kids are heading back to school, and the nights are getting …

Researchers May Have Just Discovered an Entirely New State of Matter

Altered States<p>In a new study published in <i>Nature</i>, researchers lead by a team from the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) reveal that they may have …

The “Quantum Internet” Is Just a Decade Away. Here’s What You Need to Know.

The Next Level<p>The word “quantum” sounds so advanced and complex that people tend to get hyped up about anything attached to it. While not every …

The best live video feeds streaming the 2017 total solar eclipse

On Monday, the moon will slip in front of the sun and cast a dark shadow that will travel across the contiguous United States. A partial solar eclipse will be visible around the entire country, but totality— when the moon fully blocks the sun and produces eerie-looking effects— can be seen only …

Red wine versus white wine, coffee versus tea: Which is healthier?

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org.<p>In the world of nutrition, certain debates seem to ping pong back and forth. Like the …

Secrets of universe may lie in a South Dakota gold mine

The universe as we know it shouldn’t exist. Unlocking the reasons why may depend on once again striking gold in a mine buried a mile underground in …

Researchers Have Discovered Two Potentially Habitable Planets 12 Light Years Away

Not Far, Far Away<p>About 12 light years away from the Sun exists tau Ceti, the nearest Sun-like star from our solar system. This star supports a …

The ‘Splinternet’ May Be the Future of the Web

The Splinternet<p>Both The Economist and WIRED are worried about the “splinternet”. The UK research organisation NESTA thinks it could “break up” the …

Physicists Have Captured the First Spectral Fingerprints of Antimatter

Antihydrogen<p>It’s been about nine months since a team of CERN researchers succeeded in their goal of measuring the spectrum of light emitted from …

These Are the Only 3 Websites You Should Use to Score Cheap Flights

As we near the end of summer, flight flash sales are becoming more frequent, but according to travel experts, you don't have to sign up to every …

Add All of These Science Fiction and Fantasy Books to Your August Reading List

August brings the final book in N.K. Jemison’s Hugo-winning <i>Broken Earth</i> trilogy, <i>The Stone Sky</i>—as well as Stephen Baxter’s sequel to H.G. Wells’ …

Science Fiction

How to Realistically (and Affordably) Drop Everything to Travel the World

We’ve all imagined what it would be like to quit the daily grind, pack our bags, and jet off on a worldwide adventure. Of course, between hotels, …

Personal Finance

Travel Gear: Five Mile Flashlight is a bright idea

Provided by Hammacher SchlemmerThe Five Mile Flashlight can zoom in or offer a wider, broader beam.<b>ZOOMING FLASHLIGHT IS BRILLIANT IDEA:</b> How often do …

Travel Gear

8 Terrifying Things That Will Put Your Life Into Perspective

Hold on tight, we're in for a bumpy ride.

Universe

There's even more evidence that one type of exercise is the closest thing to a miracle drug that we have

Want an all-natural way to lift your mood, improve your memory, and protect your brain against age-related cognitive decline?<p>Get moving.<p>A wealth of recent research, including a new study published this month in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, suggests that any type of exercise that raises your …

The Brain

We May Have Just Found the First Moon Outside Our Solar System

Our First Exomoon?<p>A signal has been detected by the Kepler Space Telescope that may well be the first moon we have ever discovered outside of our …

An Asteroid Headed Our Way Is About to Test NASA's Planetary Defence System

Run for shelter or wave hello?<p>Our Solar System is littered with chunks of space rocks that whizz around in different orbits and varying speeds - and …

'Star Trek: Discovery' Starship Captain Forgets God Isn't a Thing

A society focused on scientific discovery has little time for religion. <i>Star Trek</i> creator Gene Roddenberry wanted it that way from the beginning, but …

The Best Astronomy Pictures of the Year Are Absolutely Incredible

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Jupiter is so big it does not actually orbit the sun

But each time I read it to her — sometimes three or more times a day — I furrow my nerdy brow at this line: "Of all the planets that circle the sun, giant Jupiter is the biggest one."<p>The gas giant is indeed the largest planet in the solar system, weighing more than twice the mass of all the other …

Why We Still Don't Know How Long a Day is on Saturn

The ending of NASA’s Cassini mission is a truly intoxicating cocktail of emotions; on one hand, the data from this 20-year-long mission will fuel …

Blood groups beyond A, B and O: what are they and do they matter?

<i>This week we’re running a series in collaboration with the Australian Red Cross Blood Service looking at blood: what it actually does, why we need</i> …