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How Britain’s second world war spirit benefited science

A new exhibition illustrates the progress that was made in science during Churchill’s time as prime minister<p>From radar scientists carrying out furtive field tests in the back of a van to nutritionists self-experimenting with unusual diets, the period surrounding the second world war inspired …

Astronomy

Why the modern world is bad for your brain

In an era of email, text messages, Facebook and Twitter, we’re all required to do several things at once. But this constant multitasking is taking its toll. Here neuroscientist Daniel J Levitin explains how our addiction to technology is making us less efficient<p>Daniel J Levitin Q&A<p>Our brains are …

Productivity

Disney Creates Beach-Dwelling Robot That Draws Adorable Cartoons In Sand

Even better: The bot is shaped like a turtle<p>If you're lucky enough to live in a warmer climate this winter and have the urge to go to the beach, keep an eye out for any autonomous drawing robots as you head toward the water. More specifically, robots that are turtle-shaped.<p>Meet the "Beachbot," an …

Huge asteroid to 'narrowly' miss Earth

Space rock code-named 2004 BL86 set to pass Earth on January 26 in 'near miss' and won't be seen again for next 200 years<p>Amateur stargazers will have a once-in-a-decade opportunity to see an asteroid a third of a mile wide “narrowly” miss Earth on January 26.<p>The space rock, code-named 2004 BL86, is …

This Dog's Nose Saves Honeybees

Blue Monday: is it really the most depressing day of the year? Dean Burnett

It’s Blue Monday again. The most depressing day of the year. But is it really? REALLY? No, no it isn’t. But this doesn’t seem to make any difference, people still keep bringing it up<p>It’s Blue Monday again. Hooray. Let’s celebrate. Waiter, a bottle of your bleakest champagne, please.<p>Every third …

Darth Vader

See the Unicorn on dark January nights

Tonight, treat yourself to a visit with a mythical beast, the constellation Monoceros the Unicorn. It’s well placed for viewing in the January …

Astronomy

New moon is April 15-16

New moon is April 16 at 01:57 UTC … the evening of April 15 for the Americas. Especially in North America, you might see an extremely young moon, …

Astronomy

Why we've all fallen head-over-heels for the 36 questions that promise true love

A simple questionnaire, which claims it can make two strangers fall in love, has taken the world by storm. Claire Cohen explains why we're so drawn to the idea of eliminating risk where our fragile hearts are concerned<p>When <b>Mandy Len Catron</b> fell in love, she probably hoped for a few well wishers – …

Two planets as big as Earth ‘could be on edge of solar system’

Scientists say belt of space rocks known as ‘extreme trans-Neptunian objects’ appear to be influenced by gravitational pull<p>At least two as-yet undiscovered planets as big as Earth or larger may be hiding in the outer fringes of the solar system, scientists believe.<p>The secret worlds are thought to …

Universe

Why Ants Handle Traffic Better Than You Do

Could studying ants reveal clues to reducing highway traffic jams? Physicist Apoorva Nagar at the Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology thinks the answer is yes.<p>Nagar says he got interested in the topic when he came across a study by German and Indian researchers showing that ants …

Autonomous Cars

Crazy Slo-Mo Video Explains Why Rain Has That Distinctive Smell

Have you ever smelled that distinctive, sweet aroma that lingers after it rains?<p>Scientists call it "petrichor," and since the 1960s, they've believed it comes from oils and chemicals that are released when raindrops hit the ground.<p>Now, for the first time, scientists at MIT have used high-speed …

Nature Communications

Meet the Last Speaker of a Dying Language

Origin Unknown: Study Says Blast Of Radio Waves Came From Outside Our Galaxy

On a graph, they look like detonations. Scientists call them "fast radio bursts," or FRBs: mysterious and strong pulses of radio waves that seemingly emanate far from the Milky Way.<p>The bursts are rare; they normally last for only about 1 millisecond. In a first, researchers in Australia say they've …

Universe

Schizophrenia, depression, and bipolar disorder have more in common than previously thought

The genes that increase a person's risk of developing psychiatric illnesses work together in the body, geneticists say<p>Schizophrenia, depression, and bipolar disorder have more in common than previously thought. Not only are they linked through shared genes, the genetic mutations associated with …

The Brain

A Black Panther May Not Be What You Think

As the superhero of the same name sets box-office records, learn more about the misunderstood big cats.<p>As theatergoers around the world marvel at the new superhero movie <i>Black Panther</i>, we here at National Geographic wanted to share some facts about these real-life fascinating felines.<p>First things …

We Want Your Job: Farrow & Ball Head of Creative

Although time travel isn’t possible (so far!), Charlotte Cosby’s job seems like it might be the next best thing. As Head of Creative at Farrow & …

13 Problems Only The Ultimate Bargain Hunters Will Understand

But no problem will ever be big enough to keep you from shopping for deals.<p><b>1. You can never find your Christmas cards when it's time to send them out — after all they've been in storage since December 26th of last year.</b> You know the virtue of buying everything off-season. And even if your storage …

You Can Call This Tricked-Out Airplane Home for a Night

Airbnb is teaming up with KLM Airlines for a new contest.<p>We've seen a lot of outrageous and unique listings on Airbnb, but this one tops the list. As part of its "Night At" campaign, the accommodation site is teaming up with Dutch airlines KLM to offer one lucky winner a chance to spend the night …

Crowdsourcing

11 Surprising Uses for Kitchen Sponges

These sink-side staples are helpful all over the house. This article originally appeared on goodhousekeeping.com<p>Sponges might be the best at cleaning spills and soaping up dishes, but if you confine them to your kitchen, you're missing out on their other hidden skills. These clever uses will have …

The 10 Most Common Decorating Mistakes

...That you'll make on the way to great style<p><i>Getty Images</i><p><b>1. The Looks-Great, Feels-Uncomfortable Piece Of Furniture</b>The decor world equivalent of the Stiletto heel: Beautiful, but oh-so-impractical. It ultimately taught you that no matter how good-looking something is, if you can't sit/walk/relax on …

Horses are likely related to this animal from India - Futurity

A treasure trove of bones and teeth discovered in India is offering new clues about the evolution of animals like horses and rhinos.

Animals

In Africa, Tracker Dogs Join War Against Elephant Poachers

It's all hands (and paws) on deck when it comes to the poaching crisis in Africa.<p>MANYARA RANCH, Tanzania—On October 14, tracker dogs led game scouts to a group of armed poachers who were on the run after shooting and killing a well-known old elephant bull just outside Tarangire National Park. This …

Ten things you might not know about space

Ten oddities and misconceptions about space that you may — or may not — have heard before.<p>Astronomy provides a fascinating and even downright …

Man’s headaches due to tapeworm living in his brain for four years

Parasitic worm normally found in amphibians and crustaceans in China may have scavenged nutrients from patient’s brain<p>A man who went to see his doctor after suffering headaches and experiencing strange smells was found to have been living for more than four years with a rare parasitic worm in his …

Stop Yourself Before Making These (Permanent!) Renovation Mistakes

No take-backs! Once you've finished these DIY projects, you can't change your mind—so make sure you love the look. Forever.<p>Most DIYs aren't forever. Paint the walls purple and change your mind? No problem—with a few coats of primer, you can change them back. But with some projects, there's no going …