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Female Photographer Imagines Her Life with Dozens of Different Partners in ‘Self Portraits with Men’

Who do you want to be? Or, more accurately, who could you have been? Czech photographer Dita Pepe takes these musings quite literally, re-imaging her …

5 Videos: Wildlife Caught on Utah Camera Traps

Wildlife<p>These bull elk was caught on a camera trap in the High Uintas Wilderness, Utah. (Photo courtesy of Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation)<p>Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation has 30 camera traps set up in the High Uintas Wilderness this summer, and we’ve captured some amazing …

Week's Best Space Pictures: A Galaxy Glows, Mars Gets a Bull's-Eye, and a Glacier Races

Galaxy clusters engage in shenanigans, NASA's next Mars mission paints a target, and a mitten appears on an ice cap in this week's best space pictures.

Nasa finds evidence of a vast ancient ocean on Mars

A huge primitive ocean covered one-fifth of the red planet’s surface, making it warm, wet and ideal for alien life to gain a foothold, scientists say<p>A massive ancient ocean once covered nearly half of the northern hemisphere of Mars making the planet a more promising place for alien life to have …

Global Warming

I Tried To Design The Perfect Night’s Sleep. Here’s What Happened

Sleep tracking wearables, smart alarms, and fancy light bulbs are the future of a good night’s rest. But how much can they achieve?<p>I have one goal in life: to achieve the perfect sleep. I’m neither a morning person nor a night owl. I go to bed early; I wake up late. Each morning I invariably engage …

Asteroid that brushed past Earth had a small moon in tow

The asteroid that flew past Earth on Monday was not traveling alone. As you can clearly see in the image above, it was accompanied by its very own mini-moon.<p>The picture was taken by NASA's Deep Space Network antenna at the Goldstone complex in California.<p>The radar images also reveal that the …

Science Is Beautiful: The Human Body Under The Microscope

A new book showcases the magnificent micro-world<p><i>Science Is Beautiful</i>, a new book by Colin Salter, is a compilation of images that show what the human body looks like under a microscope. With an artistic eye, the book showcases cells, microbes, and more. Here are some of our favorite images from</i> …

Crystals

NASA plans mission to Jupiter's extraordinary moon Europa

Mars is nifty. It's fascinating. It's red and rocky and we currently have a couple of high-tech rovers checking it out. But it's no Europa.<p>Jupiter's intriguing moon may be iced over, but scientists suspect there's a massive ocean underneath. Researchers have even spotted what they believe to be …

Insomnia That Kills

A woman and her husband are racing to find a treatment for her deadly genetic sleep disorder before symptoms set in.<p>Almost everyone has had at least one night where it’s been impossible to fall asleep. But Sonia Vallabh dreads those nights more than most. For her, insomnia is more than an …

Dementia

The great American sleep recession

<b>(CNN) —</b> I won't take it personally if you yawn while reading this story.<p>Chances are ,you're sleep-deprived.<p>Sleep deprivation is such a rampant problem that last year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention called insufficient sleep a public health epidemic.<p>Teenagers may be suffering the …

Man Buys House with Unused and Perfectly-Preserved 1950s Kitchen

Talk about a blast from the past! In 2010, furniture designer Nathan Chandler purchased an American home built in the mid 1950s. It was never occupied and the kitchen appliances were kept in mint condition. In fact, they were never used – the original manuals were still taped to them. This unique …

Kitchens

Microbe helps switchgrass ‘detox’ polluted soil

Switchgrass successfully removed up to 40 percent of the PCBs from contaminated soils in lab experiments. When a PCB-oxidizing microorganism joined …

In a Curious Case for Astronomers, a Brown Dwarf Goes Missing

Starstruck<p>Scientists trained one of the world's largest telescopes on the star and found nothing.<p>Astronomers are trying to crack a strange new case: the mystery of the missing dwarf star.<p>Using one of the biggest telescopes in the world, the ESO's Very Large Telescope in Chile, researchers were on …

8 Powerful Photos That Will Change the Way You Think About What Is and Isn't Ladylike

Photographer Hannah Altman replaces blood, tears, and vomit with glitter in her stunning photo series.<p>Photographer Hannah Altman's stunning new photo series "And Everything Nice" is a thought-provoking look at society's expectations of female beauty. In images that depict women getting sick over a …

Mindfulness meditation helps fight insomnia, improves sleep

If you’ve ever crawled under the covers worrying about a problem or a long to-do list, you know those racing thoughts may rob you of a good night’s …

Mindfulness

Week's Best Space Pictures: A Giant Erupts, a Glacier Spills, and Janus Hovers

A volcano awakens after seven years, a river of ice and snow spills onto a plain, and a Saturnian moon hovers near some rings in this week's best space pictures.

Mind-Bending Optical Illusions Created With Photo Manipulation

Erik Johansson is a Swedish photographer and retoucher based in Berlin who is well known on the Internet for his amazing surreal photo manipulations …

What’s life like for a man who tastes words?

In the world of synaesthesia, words can be tasty and tastes can have physical shapes – but neuroscientists aren’t quite sure why.<p>James Wannerton says his favourite people to listen to are Americans who speak quickly. “A well-elocuted UK accent I'd have difficulty listening to,” says the IT …

Smartphone Astrophotography: How I Capture the Moon and Planets with My Phone

I’m often asked how I am able to take high-quality images of the solar system using my iPhone. In short, the quality of today’s smartphone cameras …

What Your Sleeping Position Says About Your Relationship

Few things are better than snuggling with a loved one until you fall asleep. But once you hit dreamland, is your sleeping position actually pushing your SO away? Could the way you sleep affect your relationship? Get all your questions answered thanks to this handy guide on sleeping positions for …

This Black Hole's Belch Could Transform an Entire Galaxy

A ravenous, giant black hole has belched up a bubble of cosmic wind so powerful that it could change the fate of an entire galaxy, astronomers say.<p>Researchers using two X-ray telescopes have identified the cosmic wind blowing outward from the supermassive black hole at the center of galaxy PDS 456, …

Can an App Be Too Successful? Ask ‘Trivia Crack’

Mobile game has topped the charts with user-generated questions, but now players gripe of a glut<p>Sitting in church services on a Sunday morning last month, Julia Harryman noticed that her husband was playing the quiz game “Trivia Crack” on his phone.<p>“I just looked at him and smirked,” says the …

Mobile

25 Fantastic and Funny Photos Celebrate Photoshop’s 25th Birthday

Happy Birthday, Photoshop! Twenty-five years ago, this week, a little graphics editing program named Photoshop was born. Fast forward a few decades and now we're living in a world where surreal-looking images are all around us. As part of the celebration, Adobe has launched a search for 25 of the …

Photoshop

Crawl Into Heaven: Create a Nourishing Bed

I adore our new bed. Every night is like I'm crawling into heaven.<p>For starters, getting a new mattress was a significant upgrade after our big "musical chairs" makeover last summer. I still can't believe how good it feels to be so completely supported and nourished in this way.<p>If I've learned …

Pain Really Is All In Your Head And Emotion Controls Intensity

When you whack yourself with a hammer, it feels like the pain is in your thumb. But really it's in your brain.<p>That's because our perception of pain is shaped by brain circuits that are constantly filtering the information coming from our sensory nerves, says David Linden, a professor of …

How to See the Wolves of Yellowstone

Winter weather means that curious travelers and avid shutterbugs have a chance to spot a wolf or three.<p>“Wolf by the river. Stop!” screamed Emily, a fellow traveler who sat across from me in the snow coach. Minutes earlier I had asked our driver if there was any chance we’d spot a wolf. “Quite …

How To Break Your Sleep Procrastination Habit

Can’t seem to drag yourself off to bed? Here’s how to stop pushing your bedtime back.<p>Just as we procrastinate when it comes to work, exercise, or other activities, we are probably also procrastinating when it’s time to go to bed.<p>A June 2014 study published by researchers at Utrecht University in …