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NASA Just Made All Its Research Free Online

Well that takes care of our Sunday plans.<p>Yesterday, NASA announced a massive new public project that will make all of its publicly funded research available online for free. A new portal, Pubspace, will host thousands of NASA research articles on topics like the toxicity of lunar dust or the make …

NASA

Public Web Portal for NASA Research! | openNASA

Citizens now have easy access to NASA-funded research data, including peer-reviewed scholarly journals and papers in juried conference proceedings. …

How to Predict Your Future with One Question

The self-interview that could change the way you see your world<p>If you could ask a question of yourself, 20 years in the future, what would it be?<p>It sounds like one of those stupid party games, right? In the same ballpark as “which 10 albums would you take with you to a desert island?” It’s an …

New Hampshire

Spain issues arrest warrant for Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu over deadly 2010 flotilla raid

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and other top government officials could be detained if they step foot in Spain after a judge there issued an arrest warrant stemming from a deadly 2010 Gaza flotilla raid, but Israel is dismissing the move as a “provocation.”<p>In the 2010 incident, a group …

How to Survive a Stampede

“Don’t just do what the person next to you does,” says Caesar Saloma, a physics professor at the University of the Philippines who studies the movement of mice escaping confined spaces. In some ways, mice stampede as humans do: Individuals blindly follow one another, clogging some exits and …

'The Visit' Explores What Would Actually Happen If Aliens Came To Earth

And asks some big questions about what it means to be human<p>As long as we have been human, we have looked at the stars and wondered if anything like us exists elsewhere out there. More recently, we’ve found new ways to try to answer that question, by capturing images of far-off worlds or sending our …

Who Will Driverless Cars Decide To Kill?

A question that will plague the autonomous car industry<p>In philosophy, there’s an ethical question called the trolley problem. If you had to push one large person in front of a moving trolley to save a group of people on the tracks, would you? This abstract idea has taken hold in programming …

Men's happiness in later life is determined by the age of 27

Researchers at the University of Edinburgh find that if you're not on the path to happiness by the time you're 27, you're unlikely to get there at all<p>Men who fail to reach their early career goals by the age of 27 may experience a reduced sense of well-being and happiness in later life, new …

Happiness

Hidden Brain: What's The Source Of Success In Sports?

When the same athletes succeed over and over at a sport, is it because they are simply more talented than everyone else, or is it because "nothing succeeds like success"?<p>Transcript<p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:<p>Why do the New England Patriots keep winning? They won the Super Bowl last season, of course. They …

Is alcohol actually bad for you?

Studies have long argued the pros and cons of having a tipple. Do the oft-quoted upsides really stack up?<p>Those of us who enjoy the occasional glass of beer or wine would dearly love to believe that we’re doing our bodies a service.<p>Any study suggesting a glass or two a day can keep the doctor away …

Sutures With A Soundtrack: Music Can Ease Pain, Anxiety Of Surgery

Hospitals have a free and powerful tool that they could use more often to help reduce the pain that surgery patients experience: music.<p>Scores of studies over the years have looked at the power of music to ease this kind of pain; an analysis published Wednesday in <i>The Lancet</i> that pulls all those …

10 Free Online Courses To Make You More Successful

Ayrton Senna's Last Go Kart Sold for $63,000 and Is Now Back on Track

A legend is back.<p>Three-time Formula 1 world champion Ayrton Senna is regarded as one of the sport's most prolific legends, and prior to his ascension to Grand Prix greatness, his mastery of karting launched the Brazilian native on a rapid trajectory towards F1.<p>The various cars Senna raced …

Spooky Quantum Action Might Hold the Universe Together

Author: Jennifer Oulette, Quanta Magazine. Jennifer Oulette, Quanta Magazine Science<p>Date of Publication: 05.10.15.<p>Time of Publication: 7:00 am. 7:00 …

Quantum Mechanics

Can Music Be Used as Medicine?

Biometric trackers are helping scientists tap into the body's response to songs and sound.<p>“Because you listened to Drake, how about Future next?”<p>Pandora, Spotify, and other music-streaming services try to predict what users might like to listen to, based on their tastes and what’s popular with …

The Brain

Studies reporting the health benefits of alcohol are skewed, says new research

Any health benefits provided by low alcohol consumption are likely to be slight and limited to older women, says a new study published in the British Medical Journal. Previous work touting the beneficial effects of drinking has been skewed by poor sampling techniques, says Craig Knott, lead author …

10 Great Moments in Xavi Hernandez's Barcelona Career

Barcelona's Xavi Hernandez remains the epitome of everything the club stand for.<p>For almost 17 years now, Xavi has thrilled football audiences worldwide with his simple but effective brand of passing football.<p>Quite possibly the best midfielder of this generation, both in word and deed Xavi remains …

Soccer

What the 'marshmallow test' can teach you about your kids

<b>(CNN) —</b> The premise is simple: You can eat one marshmallow now or, if you can wait, you get to eat two marshmallows later.<p>It's an experiment in self-control for preschoolers dreamed up by psychologist Dr. Walter Mischel. While the rules of his experiment are easy, the results are far more complex …

Did the Big Bang create a parallel universe where time goes backwards?

Radical new research suggests that at the same time the Big Bang created our universe, another where time goes in the opposite direction was also born<p>A scientific breakthrough could redefine how the universe is understood.<p>Radical new research led by a British scientist has suggested that there may …

Scientists Achieve Direct Brain-To-Brain Communication Between Humans

Telepathy is the stuff of science fiction. But what if the dystopian futurists were on to something? What if our brains could directly interact with each other, bypassing the need for language? The idea isn't quite so far fetched, according to a recent University of Washington study in which …

Six of the best hot chocolates for winter

Bonfire night, Christmas Eve... even a chilly afternoon is a good enough excuse to whisk up these wonderful, warming drinks<p>In our search to find the best hot chocolates to suit all tastes, we tried 23 products from supermarkets and online. They ranged from sweet, stir-in chocolate spoons and solid, …

Dessert

Sweden recognizes state of Palestine

Sweden recognized a state of Palestine on Thursday, describing the decision as a crucial step it hopes will lead the way for others.<p>"In the light of the international law analysis, we see no reason to delay this decision," Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom said.<p>She said the decision was …

Clay Sculptures in Gaza Depict the Suffering and Displacement of War

A family of seven clay figures stand amidst war-torn wreckage in Gaza in this thought-provoking piece by Palestinian artist Iyad Sabbah. Titled <i>Worn Out</i>, the work symbolizes the suffering of the residents of the Shuja-iyya neighborhood, which has been decimated by conflict between Palestine and …

FC Barcelona: The science behind their success

Barcelona’s tiki-taka style of play has revolutionised football. But has their secret weapon been decoded?<p>Real Madrid square up against FC Barcelona on 25 October for the first El Clasico of the season, arguably the biggest club game in football. But do Cristiano Ronaldo and his teammates really …

Dancing in the streets over Palestine vote

You write (Editorial, 15 October) of the “growing frustration ... with both the failure to make peace and the actions of the Israeli government”. I agree and as a frequent visitor to the occupied territories, I would report that this frustration is reaching boiling point among Palestinians, who …

The Simple Trick That Can Boost Your Confidence Immediately

Smile, don't slouch. And don't cross your arms. Your parents probably taught you to use certain body language to appear friendly and polite.<p>But new research shows that your body language does much more than change the way other people see you -- it can change how you see yourself. Psychologists …