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Milky Way Mysteries Mapped

Changing Planet<p>The Hubble Space Telescope snapped this finely detailed image of the beautiful spiral galaxy NGC 6384, an island of stars thought to resemble our own Milky Way galaxy. Credit: ESA/NASA<p><b>Ever look up and wonder how many stars are out there in the night sky, and where did all these stars</b> …

Striking Photos of Symmetry Found Within Architecture

For Moscow-based photographer Sasha Levin, beauty in the world is found through symmetry. His Instagram account (@sashalevin) features monumental images with strong compositional lines made by architecture. Levin skillfully frames his shots with figures that are surrounded by a trail of arches, …

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Why is Coffee Bitter? – The Chemistry of Coffee

Mention coffee, and caffeine is the chemical compound name that immediately springs to mind. However, whilst caffeine’s effects on the brain are well …

The Source: Every Cup of Coffee Tells a Story

A cup of coffee brings to mind tattooed baristas, fancy espresso machines, and precious flower designs made out of milk. But there's so much more to coffee than that. To actually get that dose of liquid heaven into your hands takes hundreds of hours of work and thousands of miles traveled. Every …

Are You Choosing the Wrong Cheeses?

<b>For more food, drink and travel videos visit www.potluckvideo.com</b><p>Picking out cheese to eat at home or for a cheese plate can sometimes lead to making the same old choices like a hard cheddar cheese, a wedge of brie or a standard log of goat cheese.<p>But by staying in your comfort zone you might be …

APOD: Two Black Holes Dancing in 3C 75 (2014 Sep 28) Image Credit: X-Ray: NASA/CXC/D.Hudson, T.Reiprich et al. (AIfA); Radio: NRAO/VLA/NRL http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap140928.html Explanation: What's happening at the center of active galaxy 3C 75? The two bright sources at the center of this composite x-ray (blue)/ radio (pink) image are co-orbiting supermassive black holes powering the giant radio source 3C 75. Surrounded by multimillion degree x-ray emitting gas, and blasting out jets of relativistic particles the supermassive black holes are separated by 25,000 light-years. At the cores of two merging galaxies in the Abell 400 galaxy cluster they are some 300 million light-years away. Astronomers conclude that these two supermassive black holes are bound together by gravity in a binary system in part because the jets' consistent swept back appearance is most likely due to their common motion as they speed through the hot cluster gas at 1200 kilometers per second. Such spectacular cosmic mergers are thought to be common in crowded galaxy cluster environments in the distant universe. In their final stages the mergers are expected to be intense sources of gravitational waves. http://www.nasa.gov/ http://chandra.harvard.edu/ http://arxiv.org/abs/astro-ph/0603272 http://www.astro.uni-bonn.de/ http://www.vla.nrao.edu/ http://www.nrl.navy.mil/ Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=140928 #APOD

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Hot Summer Nights: Our Favorite Star

Summer may be over, but memories of those long, warm nights live on. We searched for shots of the most beautiful star-filled nights and, as usual, our readers delivered. Here are 20 of our favorite nighttime photos shared on Instagram with #NightsOutside.<p><i>Photo from @devlin_gandy</i>: Had the hotspring …

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APOD: MAVEN at Mars (2014 Sep 26) Image Credit: MAVEN, Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, Univ. Colorado, NASA http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap140926.html Explanation: Launched on November 18, 2013, the MAVEN (Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN) spacecraft completed its interplanetary voyage September 21, captured into a wide, elliptical orbit around Mars. MAVEN's imaging ultraviolet spectrograph has already begun its planned exploration of the Red Planet's upper atmosphere, acquiring this image data from an altitude of 36,500 kilometers. In false color, the three ultraviolet wavelength bands show light reflected from atomic hydrogen (in blue), atomic oxygen (in green) and the planet's surface (in red). Low mass atomic hydrogen is seen to extend thousands of kilometers into space, with the cloud of more massive oxygen atoms held closer by Mars' gravity. Both are by products of the breakdown of water and carbon dioxide in Mars' atmosphere and the MAVEN data can be used to determine the rate of water loss over time. In fact, MAVEN is the first mission dedicated to exploring Mars' tenuous upper atmosphere, ionosphere and interactions with the Sun and solar wind. But the most recent addition to the fleet of spacecraft from planet Earth now in martian orbit is MOM. http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/maven/team http://lasp.colorado.edu/home/maven/ http://www.nasa.gov/ Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=140926 #APOD

23 Creative Lentil Recipes That Go Way Beyond Soup

From soups to salads, here are 23 of our favorite recipes to cook with a pantry staple, lentils.<p><b>One of the most humble pantry items is also one of our favorites</b>: The lentil. From stews and soups to salads and side dishes, they're a real recipe workhorse. Grab a pot and some stock—here are our …

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Space dust casts shadow on Big Bang breakthrough

New report says 'gravitational waves' are likely just clouds of particles<p>Back in March, a group of astronomers using data from the South Pole reported that they'd seen something astounding in the night sky — the birth of our universe. Using the BICEP2 telescope positioned at the bottom of our …

Saturn

Learn more about the sixth planet in our solar system and its rings.<p>Saturn was the most distant of the five planets known to the ancients. In 1610, Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei was the first to gaze at Saturn through a telescope. To his surprise, he saw a pair of objects on either side of the …

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Fashion And Ballet Go So Well Together, And We Have The Sketches To Prove It

Few things excite us more than when two of our greatest passions collide, so this season's fashion-filled New York City Ballet Gala is giving us many reasons to leap from our seats.<p>Fashion heavyweights including Carolina Herrera, Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen, Thom Browne and Mary Katrantzou …

BLACKPOOL HOUSE by Glamuzina Paterson Architect is at home in the tree canopy: http://www.archello.com/en/project/blackpool-house

APOD: Shoreline of the Universe (2014 Sep 20) Image Credit & Copyright: Bill Dickinson http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap140920.html Explanation: Against dark rifts of interstellar dust, the ebb and flow of starlight along the Milky Way looks like waves breaking on a cosmic shore in this night skyscape. Taken with a digital camera from the dunes of Hatteras Island, North Carolina, planet Earth, the monochrome image is reminiscent of the time when sensitive black and white film was a popular choice for dimmly lit night- and astro-photography. Looking south, the bright stars of Sagittarius and Scorpius are near the center of the frame. Wandering Mars, Saturn, and Zubenelgenubi (Alpha Librae) form the compact triangle of bright celestial beacons farther right of the galaxy's central bulge. Of course, the evocative black and white beach scene could also be from that vintage 1950s scifi movie you never saw, "It Came From Beyond the Dunes." http://www.flickr.com/photos/skynoir/ Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=140920 #APOD

What Is The Most Powerful Thing In The Universe?

An artist’s conception of the environment around GRB 020819B based on ALMA observations.<p>ESO<p>BI Answers: What is the most powerful thing in the universe?<p>The most mind-boggling explosion you can imagine doesn't come close to what the universe can create. When stars 150 times the size of our sun …

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12 Ways Not To Spend Your Entire Life Savings At The Whole Foods Salad Bar

The Whole Foods Market salad bar is the land of milk and honey (but more like the refrigerated aisle of tabouli and chicken salad) for lunchers with enthusiastic taste buds. Yes, there's much beyond traditional salad ingredients to devour at this dining utopia. But with so many options and a steep …

All About Sourdough; The Best Fall Coffee Beverage

· Sourdough's Not Loafing Around [WSJ]<br>· This Is the Best Fall Coffee Drink [Sprudge]<br>· Is Your Fish Dinner Bad for the Planet? [Nat Geo]<br>· Vegetarian Menus Don't Offer Enough Bang for Their Buck [NYP]<br>· How McDonald's Inadvertently Created its Own Competitor [BI]<br>· The Beef Industry Is Terrified of …

55 Creative Rice Recipes For Our Favorite Pantry Staple

These 55 dinner recipes with rice are nutritious and easy to make.<p><b>When it comes to versatile, healthy ingredients</b>, rice tops our list. It's a people-pleasing pantry staple worth having around, whether you prefer the short-grain brown variety, black rice, or classic jasmine (we like to keep all …

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Featured Collection: Breakfast

<i>Today: Start your day off with a full stomach, thanks to this collection by Matt Mannucci.</i><p>You've been making some beautiful collections, and we want to share them with the world! As a reminder: Twice a month, we'll pick a collection -- full of products, articles, and recipes -- that inspires us, …

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8 Foods that Might Actually Improve Your Mood

We have some bad news for you: According to a new study, comfort foods don’t actually make you feel better.<p>We have some bad news for you: According …