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10 lugares paradisíacos para viajar pelo Brasil

Como gosto de viajar pelo Brasil, é minha nação com muito orgulho! Conheço diversos lugares no mundo, já passei por vários países em praticamente …

Natural Wonders Seen Through Glass

Nature is usually best observed unfiltered, with nothing between you and the trees, bees, and breeze. But sometimes—for comfort, safety, or practicality—it’s better to opt for the next best thing: seeing the natural world through a wall or bubble of glass that protects you from the elements. It’s a …

San Francisco

8 livros para conhecer a ficção científica brasileira

Mary Shelley, H. G. Wells, Isaac Asimov, Ursula K. Le Guin, Arthur C. Clarke, Margaret Atwood, Philip K. Dick. Não é difícil lembrar dos grandes …

It Turns Out You Shouldn't Leave a Water Bottle in a Hot Car

Weird as it may seem, there is something important water bottles and dogs have in common. Neither should be left in a hot car.<p>A water bottle sitting …

Cool Stuff

These Are the Prettiest Places on Earth to Feed Your Wanderlust

It's normal to overlook the simple pleasures in life when we feel stuck in a place or routine that doesn't fulfill us. But ironically, those are also …

Castle Howard – An English Castle You Absolutely Have To Visit!

For as long as I can remember, I’d always wanted to properly visit Yorkshire. In fact, now that I think about it, I actually almost ended up studying …

Christmas Trees

Best things to do in Israel with kids

Israel, one of the world’s most kid-friendly countries, offers plenty for families to do, from adventures in birdwatching and cave spelunking to racing down water park slides and lazy days at the beach. Children are highly valued in Israeli culture, and locals will dote on little ones, even …

Archaeologists Discover 3,500-Year-Old Carving So Detailed That It Could Rewrite Art History

In 2015 researchers from the University of Cincinnati uncovered a Bronze Age tomb in Pylos, in southwest Greece. It belonged to the so-called …

A Neuroscientist Reveals The Most Important Choice You Can Make in Life

Choose wisely.<p>According to Moran Cerf, a neuroscientist at Northwestern University who has been studying decision-making for over a decade, the …

Northwestern University

Alcohol Improves Your Ability to Speak Multiple Languages, According to Science

There's some pros and cons to drinking alcohol, and at the risk of promoting what can often be a dangerous and extremely unhealthy habit, we're going …

País tenta restaurar florestas devastadas pelos vikings

Gunnarsholt, Islândia – Com seus campos de mudas, Jon Asgeir Jonsson é um soldado na luta para reflorestar a Islândia, trabalhando para trazer vida …

Five plants to help you sleep and breathe better: NASA research

A good quality of sleep equals a good quality of life in general, and the right choice of plants in your living space might just help. As reported by</i> …

Here's what losing weight does to your body and brain

<i>This video was originally published on October 29, 2017.</i><p><i>Special thanks to John Gunstad, professor with the Department of Psychological Sciences at Kent State University, for speaking with us about his cutting-edge research on how losing weight affects brain function. Following is a transcript of</i> …

A new study shows that students learn way more effectively from print textbooks than screens

Teachers, parents and policymakers certainly acknowledge the growing influence of technology and have responded in kind. We've seen more investment in classroom technologies, with students now equipped with school-issued iPads and access to e-textbooks.<p>In 2009, California passed a law requiring …

The first 'negative emissions' carbon-capture plant is up and running

On Wednesday, Iceland flipped the switch on the first project that will remove more CO2 than it produces. The plant is operated by Climeworks, which also opened the first commercial carbon-capture plant in Switzerland earlier this year.<p>Here's how direct-air carbon capture works: Giant turbines pull …

Natural Wine Movement Finds a Lively Hub in Copenhagen

In a wine shop called Rodder & Vin in the Norrebro neighborhood, two men were talking about natural wine. They sounded like music geeks in a record shop discussing who was a better frontman for AC/DC. They weren’t just talking about sommeliers and natural winemakers, but particular sommeliers and …

Living Rooms

Comer açaí pode causar doença de Chagas?

O açaí se popularizou, nos últimos anos, em partes do Brasil onde antes era incomum, como no Sul. O aumento no consumo do fruto, no entanto, acendeu …

Google's Pixel Buds translation will change the world

Google's Pixel 2 event in San Francisco on Wednesday had a lot of stuff to show off and most of it was more of the same: the next iteration of the flagship smartphone, new Home speakers and various ways of entwining them more deeply into your smart home, a new laptop that's basically a Yoga running …

Estas lentes biônicas permitem focar em diferentes distâncias sem a perda de qualidade visual

Uma visão biônica que atualiza de acordo com a distância observada pode estar prestes a deixar de ser um apetrecho de filmes de ficção cientifica. …

Strange But True: Cargo Ships Are Triggering More Lightning Storms at Sea

This is crazy.<p>There's an increase in lightning storms at sea, and the culprit is the exhaust produced by diesel-powered cargo ships, a new study has …

This Needle-Covered Patch Dissolves Excess Body Fat Wherever You Stick It

Would you try it?<p>A skin patch that effectively melts excess body fat wherever you decide to apply it sounds too good to be true, but this thing …

Pesquisa da USP em cobaias mostra que dieta faz pelos crescerem

Cobaias que comeram menos passaram a exibir alterações metabólicas na pele, diz estudo (Foto: Pixabay/CC0 Creative Commons)<p>Uma dieta com poucas …

Aspirina pode regenerar dente após cárie, dizem cientistas

Cientistas acreditam que desenvolvimento de droga será facilitado, já que a aspirina é uma droga licenciada (Foto: Food and Drug …

Ruas de Los Angeles são pintadas de branco contra o aquecimento global

Autoridades da cidade de Los Angeles, nos Estados Unidos, estão combatendo as mudanças climáticas de um jeito bem diferente: pintando as vias e …

Quatro passeios em contato com a natureza perto de Curitiba

Para quem não tem tempo para fazer uma grande viagem, uma boa opção é aproveitar a folga do fim de semana em um passeio diferente e em contato com a …

A Lilium quer trazer mais uma opção de transporte particular voador

Diversas empresas estão acreditando em um futuro em que teremos serviços de transporte particular com veículos voadores – como um Uber, só que, no …

There’s a new way to produce hydrogen fuel by just using light and fats

Really Clean<p>Perhaps among all clean energy alternatives, nothing can be as clean as hydrogen. Burning hydrogen in fuel cells produces only water as a …

Uma nova guerra opõe França e Espanha

<b>Béziers, França -</b> No final de uma noite de março, um grupo de viticultores usando balaclavas negras abriu caminho até uma das maiores vendedoras de …

China announces plans for ‘flying train’ that can travel up to 2,500mph

The state-owned China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) has claimed it plans to develop the next generation of trains, which can …