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Live Outside the Box

Are you living up to your potential? It is important that you surround yourself with the right individuals that can help you reach your goals and dreams in life. There are many of you that have big dreams, but somewhere along the way something or someone told you that it wasn't possible and you …

Why Revive 'Cosmos?' Neil DeGrasse Tyson Says Just About Everything We Know Has Changed

Things are looking up for Neil deGrasse Tyson--<i>way</i> up. As the director of the Hayden Planetarium and the author of several popular books on space, Tyson is already one of the nation's best-known scientists. And now his already-high profile is set for a big boost with the March 9 launch of "Cosmos: …

Exclusive: Inside Google's Quest To Bring Polar Bears To You

Every fall, polar bears migrate to the shores of the Hudson Bay and wait, a little longer each year, for the ice to refreeze. Street View collected imagery from their journey across the tundra. Here's why that's important.<p>Two hundred yards from the Churchill Airport in Manitoba, Canada, John Gunter …

How I Transformed Sewage Into Fresh Water [Video]

A little DIY distilling<p>Say the apocalypse happens tomorrow. The good news: You survive! No more credit card debt or miserable commutes. The bad news? Infrastructure has collapsed and there’s no clean drinking water. Most people can’t last a few days without it, so what we need is a reliable way to …

DIY

The Cosmos, Explained: Neil deGrasse Tyson On His New Series

Tyson will pick up where Carl Sagan left off, hosting a continuation of the "Cosmos" TV series.<p>When astronomer Carl Sagan hosted the 13-part TV Series "Cosmos: A Personal Journey," in 1980, it soon become most widely watched PBS show in the world, and still holds a legendary place in the hearts of …

Flying Car

Science Guy Bill Nye Debates Creationist Ken Ham

Bill Nye, "The Science Guy," and Ken Ham "Answers in Genesis" squared off Tuesday night at the Creation Museum in Kentucky. The debate between the two men on the origins of the universe had been highly-anticipated.<p>Transcript<p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:<p>A famous trial in the 1920s tested the question of …

Building Design Influences Bacterial Growth

The human microbiome has been in the news for several years now, as researchers have begun to unravel the importance of microbes living in and on our bodies. These bacteria and other microbial critters influence human health, and the composition and combination of various species have been linked …

Biology

Did Ancient Aliens Build Giant Stone Boxes in Egypt?

As usual, the answer to every headline question is, "probably not," but I'll leave this for you to decide.<p>My good friend Dr. Steven Novella sent me this video in the hopes that we might talk about it on this week's Skeptics' Guide to the Universe (which we do - look for our discussion to come out …

Ancient History

How to tell you are a good liar in five seconds

A clever trick for testing the truthfulness of your nearest and dearest<p>Ever wondered if you friends, family or work colleagues are telling you little white lies?<p>Here's a handy way to test them. All you need is five seconds and a bit of hand-eye coordination - you can even try it out on …

Handy

What are the Best Section-hikes in the Middle of the Appalachian Trail?

<i>A:</i><p>The Mid-Atlantic section of the Appalachian Trail includes New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Maryland. Surprisingly, this portion is known for the hottest weather—even more so than the southern section of the trail—due to lower elevations.<p>This segment is also rich in history. Take for …

Hiking

Sponges Can Sneeze, May Have New Sensory Organ

Bless you, sponges.<p>I don't know if you were aware, but sponges sneeze. That's a surprise, since sneezes result when nerve cells sense the presence of some sort of irritating, foreign particle. But sponges, one of the earliest evolving animals, aren't thought to possess a single sensory cell.<p>That …

Biology

When Big Carnivores Go Down, Even Vegetarians Take The Hit

<b>Listen · 3:13</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>Big, fierce animals — lions and tigers and bears, for example — are relatively scarce in nature. That's normal, because if you have too many, they'll eat themselves out of prey.<p>But top predators are now so rare that many are in danger of …

How Plants Secretly Talk to Each Other

Up in the northern Sierra Nevada, the ecologist Richard Karban is trying to learn an alien language. The sagebrush plants that dot these slopes speak …

5 Ways To Reframe Your Thinking To Be More Like Elon Musk

How do innovative minds like Elon Musk and Steve Jobs come up with their groundbreaking ideas? Here’s five ways they think differently.<p>Drawing parallels between Elon Musk and Steve Jobs is irresistible, but how do big thinkers like them come up with their innovative ideas and how can we reframe our …

RebelMouse vs. WordPress VIP

After building the product for Huffington Post, and owning the product and engineering groups at AOL after we were acquired, it was clear to me there …

Energy