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Flying in planes is like standing next to nuclear reactor, but worse

From the spread of disease to deep vein thrombosis, air travel is not without its health risks.<p>But a much less commonly known hazard associated with …

Nuclear Energy

Bizarre, Enormous 16th-Century Map Assembled for First Time

The largest known world map of its time—made of 60 individual sheets—can finally be seen as the mapmaker intended.<p>This colorful and intricately detailed map from 1587 is more than nine feet by nine feet when fully assembled. For the last 430 years, its 60 individual sheets were bound together as an …

Maps

Stunning new photos show the faces of animals on the verge of extinction

Photographer Tim Flach is renowned for his photos that show the emotional — or human — side of animals.<p>Flach's images often capture creatures' moods, expressions, and gestures in ways that make us rethink our relationship with the natural world.<p>His newest book, "Endangered", includes text by …

Ted Hesser shot the most iconic eclipse photo of the century. Here’s how

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, on August 21, 2017, millions of Americans witnessed the first total solar eclipse, or “The Great American …

A key government report on climate change is out. Here's what you need to know

The New York Times published a draft of the report on Monday night.<p>[<i>Editor's note: This story has been updated with more details about the origins of the draft report.</i>]<p><i>The New York Times</i> published a draft of a long-awaited government report on climate change on Monday night, and the picture it …

Immediate Carbon Capture is Critical to Avoiding Extreme Climate Change, Scientists Say

Carbon Capture Emergency<p>According to new research, humans must start removing carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere immediately in order to avoid …

Fossil Fuels

Google Street View is Now on the ISS and It’s Breathtaking

It's all thanks to a collaboration between astronaut Thomas Pesquet and Google.<p>The European Space Agency, NASA, and Google have released a map of the …

Space Exploration

This Man’s Immune System Got a Cancer-killing Update - Facts So Romantic

<i>William Ludwig was almost dead when he became Patient Number One in a radical new cancer treatment, one that’s just won the endorsement of F.D.A.</i> …

Scientists Just Showed That Cannabis Literally Reverses Aging

by explorist June 23, 2017 Health 8558<p>Memory Performance<p>Memory performance decreases with increasing age. Cannabis can reverse these ageing processes …

Neuroscience

This All-Electric Plane Can Transport Passengers 600 Miles on a Single Charge

A Promising Prototype<p>Eviation Aircraft just unveiled the first prototype of an all-electric aircraft with a range of 965 kilometers (600 miles) at …

Aviation

4 Ways to Get More from Your Push-Ups | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: This is a guest article from Anthony Arvanitakis.</i><p>Push-ups: the manliest and most foundational strength exercise for the upper body. …

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This amazing underground house in Greece frames views of an olive grove

This underground holiday home in Greece is topped with a green roof that offers panoramic views of the Peloponnese peninsula. The owners commissioned …

Swimming Pools

NASA is Planning to Test Pulsars as Cosmic Navigation Beacons

When a large star undergoes gravitational collapse near the end of its lifespan, a neutron star is often the result. This is what remains after the …

Why To Get Excited About A Black Hole Crash 3 Billion Light Years Away

These events last only tens of milliseconds, but they’re the most powerful phenomena since the Big Bang, and open up an entirely new window on the universe.<p>For the third time in a year and a half, the Advanced Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory has detected gravitational waves. …

Black Holes

What is DragonflEye? Scientists 'hack' live insects to create spy cyborg drones

Scientists remotely control a living insect's flight by physically placing a high-tech backpack-like tool on an insect.<p>Scientists have developed the …

X-ray laser turns molecule into tiny ‘black hole’

When scientists focused the full intensity of the world’s most powerful X-ray laser on a small molecule, they got a surprise: A single laser pulse …

Black Holes

Germany is quietly building a European army under its command

Every few years, the idea of a European Union army finds its way back into the news, causing a kerfuffle. The concept is both fantasy and bogeyman: For every federalist in Brussels who thinks a common-defense force is what Europe needs to boost its standing in the world, there are those in London …

Elon Musk: 100 Tesla Gigafactories Could Power the Entire World

The Gigafactory<p>The Tesla Gigafactory produces lithium ion batteries, supporting the Tesla vehicles and providing low-cost batteries using alternative …

Tesla

Supercomputers Were Just Used to Create New Magnetic Materials

Shortcut to Magnetic Materials<p>Material scientists from Duke University have used high-throughput computational models to predict and build two new …

Nanotech

Google Earth Timelapse Lets You Explore the Globe and Watch It Change Over a 32 Year Span

Google Timelapse is a global, zoomable video that lets you see how the Earth has changed over the past 32 years. It is made from 33 cloud-free annual …

Carti Audio Online Gratuite: Alege dintre MII de audiobook-uri

Atunci când nu poţi să stai jos şi să îţi rezervi câteva ore să citeşti o carte bună o soluţie alternativă pot fi audiobook-urile.Din acest motiv, am …

NASA Invests In A Fuel-Free Thruster And 21 Other Star Trek-Like Inventions

'A future goal would be interstellar travel to the nearest exoplanet.'<p>An interstellar thruster, a Martian farming kit and an artificial gravity lift …

Space Travel

Awesome Pictures of Earth by NASA

Une sélection de photographies prise de l’espace par la NASA, montrant certaines des plus impressionnantes vues de notre planète. Les images sont …

Andreea Cristea, Who Fell Into Thames During U.K. Attack, Dies

LONDON — A 31-year-old Romanian architect who plunged into the River Thames when a terrorist plowed a vehicle into pedestrians in London became the fifth victim to die as a result of the attack last month, the police said on Friday.<p>The story of the Romanian woman, Andreea Cristea, captured the …

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<b>Taxele de roaming vor fi eliminate incepand cu 15 iunie 2017, ceea ce va permite consumatorilor europeni sa telefoneze, sa trimita SMS-uri si sa</b> …

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A Company in Japan Just Broke the World Record for Solar Panel Efficiency

The Rise of Solar Power<p>Solar power is certainly on the rise around the world. There are massive solar power generating installations across Asia, …

Renewable Energy

5 Diagonal Photography Composition Tips

The easiest way to make more dynamic, better compositions: integrate more diagonals into your photos.<p>Why diagonal lines?<p>Imagine putting a ball on a …

Astronomers Don't Point This Telescope—The Telescope Points Them

The hills of West Texas rise in waves around the Hobby-Eberly Telescope, a powerful instrument encased in a dome that looks like the Epcot ball. …