Ben Fritz Seidel

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Mystery of Easter Island finally solved? - CNN iReport

The key to the riddle of Easter Island was hidden in plain sight, but was not seen for long time. While we were all fixing our attention on giant statues – Moai -we forgot to pay enough attention to stone platforms they were standing on. And those platforms were the key to the riddle.<p>Polynesian …

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Wild Horse Show in Germany: Pictures

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What time is it, and why?

the Big Bang as the most impressive pool break of all time<p>At what we might call the most “fundamental” level, the laws of nature do not much care in which direction time flows. Yet from our point of view, as participants in the physical universe, the arrow time is an inescapable and supremely …

The ESA Just Discovered a Second Magnetic Field Surrounding Our Planet

How are we only seeing this now?<p>A trio of satellites studying our planet's magnetic field have shown details of the steady swell of a magnetic field …

The Sun Is Losing Mass, And Getting Larger At The Same Time

Our Sun has provided Earth with light for billions of years. This light has allowed life to evolve and flourish on our small planet, but it comes at a cost.<p>The Sun’s light is produced by fusion in the Sun’s core. Hydrogen atoms combine to produce helium and light. The light is produced because the …

Psychological Weapons of Mass Persuasion

When I was a teenager, my parents often asked me to come along to the store to help carry groceries. One day, as I was waiting patiently at the …

The best time of day to learn a new language, according to Duolingo data

Are you a night owl or a morning person?<p>If you’re among the hundreds of millions of people learning a foreign language, being an insomniac could end up working in your favor: If you regularly practice the language you are learning at night, just before you go to sleep, it appears that you’re more …

Why asparagus makes pee smell funny, and other amazing facts about everyday foods and spices

By digging deep into the molecular chemistry of everyday foods and spices, Cambridge-based chemistry teacher Andy Brunning has the answers.<p>And you don't have to be a chemistry-expert to understand them.<p>Brunning heads the popular science website Compound Interest and recently published the book "Why …

6 Sleep Habits Of Productive People

For starters: They don’t need alarm clocks, stick to their bedtimes, and don’t sleep with their smartphones.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is one of the top 10 habits to adopt to be better at your job in 2016. See the full list here.</i><p>You may feel super productive by pulling all nighters, but you’re …

How to get millennials to achieve

<i>This column is part of Globe Careers' Leadership Lab series, where executives and experts share their views and advice about leadership and management. Follow us at</i> @Globe_Careers<i>. Find all Leadership Lab stories at</i> tgam.ca/leadershiplab<p>Gen Y, Generation Connect, Gen Next, Generation Why?, …

Could ‘The Day After Tomorrow’ really happen?

In the 2004 film <i>The Day After Tomorrow</i> climate warming causes an abrupt collapse of the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation (AMOC), which in …

8 Ways to Write and Finish a Work of Fiction

Like any endeavor, writing a work of fiction requires learning how to manage those nagging self-doubts each time you sit at a computer and think to yourself, "I can't write!"<p>Writers are notorious for getting stuck in their own heads which often causes them to give up. Starting a work of fiction …

A Major Study Calls For Even Lower Blood Pressure In Older Adults

For those over 50, even lower may be better<p>Cardiologists have long questioned what the acceptable range of healthy blood pressure is for adults who are 50 years and older, and in a paper published today, researchers argue for an even lower target than what is recommended by current …

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Send your name to Mars: Deadline Tuesday

Your name can ride along on a mission to Mars. It’s easy, quick and free to make that happen. Details here.<p>In March, 2016, NASA will launch the …

FYI: Can Anything Move Faster Than Light?

Yes, the universe itself will eventually outpace the speed of light. Just how this will happen is a bit complicated, so let's begin at the very beginning: the big bang. Around 14 billion years ago, all matter in the universe was thrown in every direction. That first explosion is still pushing …

Franklin Chang Díaz: The rocket man

Franklin Chang Díaz went to space seven times. Now, he’s building a radical new engine.<p>The man who wants to change the future of space travel drives …

Skip the crunches – here’s how to really work your core

So you want to strengthen your core – join the club. "The core" is part of every fitness class that we all love to hate, and we feel ripped off if we don't work it. Am I right? The endless crunches, the two-minute plank holds and the straight leg lowers are what we want because we think if we feel …

Was There a Cover-Up After the Sinking of the 'Lusitania'?

Book Talk<p>A beautiful, “invincible” ship plus a German torpedo equals catastrophic tragedy.<p>One hundred years ago, on May 7, 1915, the Cunard luxury liner <i>Lusitania</i> was sunk by a German torpedo off the Irish coast. It was the fastest, most luxurious passenger ship ever to have sailed the seas and, …

Six missteps I made as a leader

<i>This column is part of Globe Careers' Leadership Lab series, where executives and experts share their views and advice about leadership and management. Follow us at</i> @Globe_Careers<i>. Find all Leadership Lab stories at</i> tgam.ca/leadershiplab<p>Regardless of how successful you are, you always make …

20 Things You Should Throw Away for Better Health

When we talk about the steps you need to take to get healthier, they often involve buying new things: workout clothes, fitness equipment, ingredients …

As Dawn spacecraft closes in on Ceres, things start to look 'rough'

Eat your heart out, Hubble! NASA's Dawn spacecraft is in the home stretch of its journey to Ceres and has snapped the best images yet of the dwarf planet. Grainy as they are, the new views of the 590-mile-wide world are already turning up unexpected features on the surface.<p>"What we expect at Ceres …

17 Ways to Age-Proof Your Brain

What’s good for your body is good for your brain. That means eating a balanced diet with lots of fruits and veggies and not much sugar, saturated …

17 Make-Ahead Breakfasts for Busy Mornings

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but busy mornings result in us skipping it altogether more often than not. These 17 make-ahead options make starting the day off right with some non-coffee sustenance much much easier. Featuring a wide spectrum of healthy <i>and</i> indulgent eats, you’ll be …

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How Any Canadian Can Start Watching Content from US Netflix in a Matter of Minutes: 2015 Edition

Netflix’s low fee of $8 per month is easily one of the greatest gifts to home entertainment, especially in Canada, where cable is expensive and …

Einstein's Theory of the Eternal Now

Light does not experience time.<p>This might sound a rather esoteric scientific fact (it is a consequence of Einstein’s Theory of Special Relativity), …

Why Do Computers Use Electricity Instead Of Light?

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: Why do computers use electricity instead of light?</i><p><i>We know that electricty travels 100 times slower than light. So, wouldn’t computers be much faster if they used light instead of electricity for their operation?</i> <i><br>Answer by Jacob VanWagoner, Former Intel</i> …

Moon's magnetic heart still a mystery

Stuart Gary<p>Related Stories<p>Earth's pull melts layer around Moon's core, Science Online, 28 Jul 2014<br>• Water as old as the Moon, Science Online, 26 Aug …