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The entire planet could literally be fueled by star power as soon as 2030

Your electric bill could end up being obsolete if one company succeeds at harnessing the energy of superhot plasma with a mega-reactor that could …

50 Planning Terms & Concepts All Architects Should Know

As architects, we often use a niche set of words that are sometimes unnecessarily complex and confusing to our non-architect friends. In 2015 we …

Practicing Scales vs. Arpeggios

Q: Should I spend my time in the shed practicing scales or arpeggios? Why one over the other? A: Ultimately, you want to be familiar with everything …

The Unexpected, Yet Totally Natural, Way to Repel Mosquitoes

I live in a one bedroom "garden" apartment, which means that I get to have my own front door, porch, and small strip of flower bed. The only downside?<p>…

Are Space And Time Quantized? Maybe Not, Says Science

Throughout the history of science, one of the prime goals of making sense of the Universe has been to discover what’s fundamental. Many of the things we observe and interact with in the modern, macroscopic world are composed of, and can be derived from, smaller particles and the underlying laws …

Quantum Mechanics

Scientists Reveal That Quantum Time Travel Exists

Around ten years ago researcher Dave Bacon, now at Google, showed that a time-travelling quantum computer could quickly solve a group of problems, …

11 Rookie Mistakes to Avoid on Your First Trip to Europe

Jetsetting to Europe for the first time can be both a blessing and a curse. Though you’ll never forget the once-in-a-lifetime moments like first …

How our colonial past altered the ecobalance of an entire planet

It brought riches to Britain and many other European nations; played a major role in enslaving more than 10 million Africans; and created the first global markets in cotton, tobacco and sugar. But now colonialism has been accused of having an even greater influence. It is claimed that it changed …

Anthropocene

Picture Perfect: TV Settings That Deliver the Ultimate Picture Quality

If you recently bought a new television, you’ll notice that things have changed when it comes to out-of-the-box TV settings.<p>It used to be that when …

Ask Ethan: If Mass Curves Spacetime, How Does It Un-Curve Again?

Matter tells space how to curve, and curved space tells matter how to move. That’s the basic principle behind Einstein’s General Relativity, which linked, for the first time, the phenomenon of gravity with that of spacetime and relativity. Place a mass down anywhere in the Universe, and the space …

One Quadrillion LHC Collisions Lead to a Rare Discovery — NOVA Next | PBS

Today, my colleagues reported a substantial new advance in our understanding of the Higgs boson, the particle that is responsible for giving mass to …

Laurel or Yanny? Linguist Says Yes, it's Possible to Hear Both

This four-second clip doesn't need to divide the internet.<p>The viral “Laurel or Yanny” meme is quickly becoming 2018’s version of the Dress Illusion, …

28 Places to Go This Summer That Won't Be Full of Tourists

Everyone’s heading to Montauk, and Cape Cod, and Italy. Poor Italy. But wouldn’t it be nice to feel like you’re escaping the zinc-nosed hordes without having to head to Tuvalu? (Psst. It’s a remote island in the South Pacific.) We asked our team of travelers to name the place they’d go that still …

3 Plants That Generate Oxygen Even at Night – Get One for Your Bedroom

Plants are awesome and we all love them, right? It has been said that trees and plants are the lungs of the earth. Through a process called …

A Highly Percussive Fingerstyle Acoustic Cover of the Iconic Michael Jackson Song ‘Billie Jean’

Alexandr Misko, the remarkably talented Russian guitarist about whom we’ve previously written, performed a highly percussive, upbeat fingerstyle …

Physicists Just Found Time Crystals in a Common Item You Can Buy at The Toy Store

Whoa.<p>Characteristics of mysterious time crystals have been found in the most unexpected place you'd ever think to look - a compound found in …

700,000-Year-Old Stone Tools Point to Mysterious Human Relative

Someone butchered a rhinoceros in the Philippines hundreds of thousands of years before modern humans arrived—but who?<p>Stone tools found in the Philippines predate the arrival of modern humans to the islands by roughly 600,000 years—but researchers aren’t sure who made them.<p>The eye-popping …

Stephen Hawking's final paper bursts the multiverse bubble with a Holographic Universe theory

Renowned physicist Stephen Hawking passed away earlier this year, but his legacy to science will live on. His final theory on the origin of the …

10 Ideas to Steal from Midcentury Modern Gardens

Midcentury modern garden design evolved alongside the breathless optimism of America’s suburbs. In those postwar decades, the prospects of having …

A Guide to the Anatomy of the Brain

The human brain is not only one of the most important organs in the human body; it is also the most complex. In the following tour, you will learn …

Neurology

Bye, black holes: white holes are even weirder

If there is a phenomenon out there that is actually more bizarre than black holes, it has to be white holes. Black holes can’t say that they might be …

House Plans Under 50 Square Meters: 26 More Helpful Examples of Small-Scale Living

Designing the interior of an apartment when you have very little space to work with is certainly a challenge. We all know that a home should be as …

Architecture

This 400 Square Foot 'Tiny House' is My Dream Home

Here at Apartment Therapy, we write about tiny houses a whole lot. Sometimes, I find myself wondering if we've reached peak tiny house. Are these …

Astronomers Witness a Galactic "Megamerger" from the Beginning of the Universe

It’s easy to take our quiet cosmic neighborhood for granted. Sure, an asteroid might graze past Earth every now and then, but the sheer chaos seen in …

How to Create Professional-Sounding Tracks at Home

Hello, kids.<p>Every producer has his or her secrets. Some use gear, like a certain mic or pre or vintage amp to get a signature sound.<p>Sometimes it's …

Guitar

10 Hidden URLs to Help You Rule the Web

You’re probably used to bookmarking your favorite sites for easy access, but the web goes much deeper than the top domains you’re familiar with—from …

Apps

Could Isaac Asimov's Planet Where Nightfall Almost Never Comes Really Exist?

The classic science-fiction tale "Nightfall" is set on a planet where night only falls every 2,049 years. Now, a scientist proposes a planet could …

Black Holes

Stunning home in California wine country opens up to the outdoors

Feldman Architecture‘s beautiful House in Healdsburg embraces the outdoors with large pivoting walls that blur the boundaries between inside and out. …

Dining Rooms