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Polymers: Turning milk into plastic

When Queen Mary of the United Kingdom stepped out for the evening near the turn of the 20th century, she would sometimes do so wearing jewelry not …

Precious Metals

Hubble Just Revealed Thousands of Hidden Galaxies in This Jaw-Dropping Photo

Hello, new desktop wallpaper.<p>Hubble has embarked on a new observation mission: to study the farthest reaches of the Universe, using some of the most …

Durham University

Researchers Discover a Pattern to the Seemingly Random Distribution of Prime Numbers

The pattern has a surprising similarity to the one seen in atom distribution in crystals.<p>Often known as “the building blocks of mathematics,” prime numbers have fascinated mathematicians for centuries due to their highly unpredictable and seemingly random nature. However, a team of researchers at …

X-rays

If You're In A Relationship, You Need To See This Guide On Farting While Sharing A Bed

A couple that farts together stays together.

Record-breaking Perlan 2 glider soars ever closer to the edge of space

Airbus' Perlan 2 glider is continuing to push the limits of engineless flight, hitting a succession of record altitudes throughout the last week, …

Gliders

Geology Is Like Augmented Reality for the Planet

It’s an abnormally hot day in September and I’m standing in a cattail marsh in eastern Wisconsin, trying to change the way my students view the …

Augmented Reality

Six Books That Will Teach You About Saving Money

Image: Getty Images<p>In the hallowed words of US poet Gertrude Stein, whoever said "money can't buy you happiness" was shopping in the wrong store. …

Personal Finance

This Is the Most Amazing Photo Ever Taken From a Commercial Airplane. Now, a Southwest Passenger Explains How He Did It

Remember the Great American Eclipse of 2017? For a few minutes, it seemed the entire country was relaxed and focused on the same thing.<p>Jon Carmichael was focused all right. But he wasn't exactly relaxed. Instead, he was in Seat 1A on a Southwest Airlines flight, taking more than 1,200 photographs …

Southwest Airlines

A universal way to solve problems, from a mathematical genius

It took Claude Shannon about a decade to fully formulate his seminal theory of information.<p>He first flirted with the idea of establishing a common foundation for the many information technologies of his day (like the telephone, the radio, and the television) in graduate school.<p>It wasn’t until 1948, …

Mathematics

This morning routine will make you a millionaire

Life is busy. It can feel impossible to move toward your dreams. If you have a full-time job and kids, it’s even harder.<p>How do you move forward?<p>If …

Creative Work

Avocado + Coconut Noodles with Edamame Beans, Lime and Ginger

When I’m home late from a long day’s cooking but still craving something flavour-packed and comforting to round off the day, this is what I make. …

Want to be a Great Writer? Then Don’t Focus on Writing. (Do This Instead)

“Work according to Program and not according to mood. Stop at the appointed time!” — Henry MillerDo you want to be a great writer?To create stunning …

Creative Writing

New Horizons Spacecraft Sees Possible Hydrogen Wall at the End of the Solar System

As it speeds away from the Sun, the New Horizons mission may be approaching a “wall.”<p>The New Horizons spacecraft, now at a distance nearly four …

How non-English speakers are taught this crazy English grammar rule you know but have never heard of

English grammar, beloved by sticklers, is also feared by non-native speakers. Many of its idiosyncrasies can turn into traps even for the most confident users.<p>But some of the most binding rules in English are things that native speakers know but don’t know they know, even though they use them every …

NASA Sets Out to 'Touch the Sun'—Here's How

Science & Innovation<p>By boldly going where no spacecraft has gone before, the Parker Solar Probe will attempt to solve big mysteries about our nearest star.<p>For nearly five billion years, the sun has been ready for its close-up—and NASA is now at last on its way to reach out and brush the face of our …

Most Marine Mammals Are Missing One Mysterious Gene

Science & Innovation<p>Alarmingly, the adaptation may leave them more vulnerable to pesticides running into the sea.<p>Millions of years ago, ancient land-dwelling mammals returned to the sea. Their bodies became streamlined for swimming, articulated fingers turned into flippers and fins, hypnotic songs …

Marine Mammals

Today Is Earth Overshoot Day and That Is Not a Good Thing

For the rest of the year, we're pushing Earth farther than it can go.<p>Todday, August 1, is Earth Overshoot Day, the moment in the year where humanity uses up more of the Earth’s resources than the Earth produces in that year. Starting tomorrow, any resources we use, from food to water to timber, …

Behemoth, bully, thief: how the English language is taking over the planet

No language in history has dominated the world quite like English does today. Is there any point in resisting? By Jacob Mikanowski<p>On 16 May, a lawyer named Aaron Schlossberg was in a New York cafe when he heard several members of staff speaking Spanish. He reacted with immediate fury, threatening …

Trump Administration

A handful of recent discoveries has transformed our entire understanding of human history

Recent discoveries have revealed that much of the traditional understanding of the human origin story is wrong.<p>Until the past few years, most anthropologists and archaeologists believed that the first members of our species — <i>Homo sapiens</i>— evolved in East Africa approximately 200,000 years ago.<p>As …

This Awesome Periodic Table Tells You How to Actually Use All Those Elements

Americium could save your life.<p>Thanks to high school, we've all got a pretty good idea about what's on the periodic table.<p>But whether you're looking …

How This Teacher Left The Classroom And Built A 7-Figure Coaching Business

How many times do you think the average person changes roles during a lifetime?<p>According to a study about baby boomers and their careers conducted by the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1979, they found that young baby boomers held an average of 11.7 jobs from ages 18 to 48.<p>Even today, …

Entrepreneurship

The inconvenient truth about cancer and mobile phones

Neutralising the safety issue has opened the door to the biggest prize of all: the Internet of Things<p>On 28 March this year, the scientific peer review of a landmark United States government study concluded that there is “clear evidence” that radiation from mobile phones causes cancer, specifically, …

Public Health

Getting Kids Outdoors With Technology

The answer is yes. User-friendly tools can enhance your students’ learning and encourage them to get outside and connect to the outdoors. If your …

New South African Telescope Releases Epic Image Of The Galactic Centre

The black hole at the centre of the Milky Way and filaments. (Image: (Credit: SARAO))<p>You’re looking at the centre of our galactic home, the Milky …

These 10 Vegetarian Instant Pot Recipes Are the Filling Fix You Need in a Flash

It's safe to assume that at this point in its widely heralded notoriety, the Instant Pot is known by most people who have spent some time in the …

Recipes

You make or break your life between 5-7 a.m.

While serving a humanitarian and ecclesiastical mission at the age of 20, I learned potentially the most important lesson of my life. How you spend …

The New Story of Humanity's Origins in Africa

Several new discoveries suggest that our species didn’t arise from a single point in space. Instead, the entire continent was our cradle.<p>There is a decades-old origin story for our species, in which we descended from a group of hominids who lived somewhere in Africa around 200,000 years ago. Some …

How Technology Helped Me Cheat Dyslexia

I'm going to tell you a secret. It's something almost no one in my professional life knows. I'm dyslexic. Given that knowledge, my chosen …

Dyslexia

See Nature Reclaim These Abandoned Places

TravelPicture Stories<p>This French photographer traveled to more than 700 forgotten sites in 33 countries on four continents.<p>Weeds penetrate the wrought iron grid of the greenhouse standing next to a boarded up castle in Belgium. French photographer Jonathan “Jonk” Jimenez climbed through the …

Trespassing

Scientists Witness Aftermath of a Black Hole Destroying a Star

Nobody has ever had a confirmed sighting like this before.<p>For the first time, astronomers have witnessed the aftermath of a black hole destroying a star.<p>Using radio and infrared telescopes, including the National Science Foundation's Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA), an international group of …