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Cherry trees blossom six years early after a trip to space

In 2008 Japanese scientists decided to take a handful of cherry tree seeds (and by "handful" we mean over 250) to space. The embryonic plants spent eight months aboard the International Space Station as part of an educational project aimed at children. When the stones returned, 14 of them were …

The Lost Empire that Ruled the Silk Road

Today, the city of Samarkand in Uzbekistan is relatively remote, known mostly for its magnificent medieval ruins. But over a millennium ago, it was …

A Brief History Of The British Royal Pups

The British monarchy has a rich and fascinating history, rife with scandals, love stories, power struggles and…dogs! Today, Corgis are often seen as …

How An Ohio Housewife Flew Around The World, Made History, And Was Then Forgotten

Jerrie Mock was a 38-year-old housewife from Columbus, Ohio, when, 50 years ago this week, she accomplished what Amelia Earhart is famous for having failed to do. But in the decades since, as Mock's life began to unravel, history all but forgot the pilot who made it.<p>Just before the coast …

How It Works: The Inner Earth

Know your planet!<p>Plate tectonics—the theory that explains the sinking, spreading, and slip-sliding of big chunks of Earth’s surface—is a bedrock of geology. But it can’t explain what happens to plates once they sink, or account for the forces that drive many of the planet’s volcanic hotspots. …

Earth Science

From ‘Moby Dick’ to ‘The Great Gatsby’: Classic Lit Dishes Brought to Life (Photos)

Not content with just reading the vivid food descriptions in her favorite novels, Photographer Dinah Fried decided to cook and style the iconic …

Shakespeare's 450th birthday: Now all the world is his stage

The 450th anniversary of the Bard’s birthday on Wednesday will see an explosion of tributes and performances – how different to 50 years ago. Jonathan Bate explains how the playwright became a global icon<p>The 400th anniversary of <b>William Shakespeare</b>’s birth was marked by a set of Royal Mail stamps, a …

Freediving with sharks in Roatan, Honduras – in pictures

Freediving with sharks off Honduras's Roatan island is a thrilling, if nerve-racking, experience. Professional freedivers Eusebio and Christina Saenz de Santamaria shot these photographs as they explored the Cara a Cara site, famous for Caribbean reef sharks. Eusebio runs a freediving school in …

E.T.'s Home Is Found: Trove Of Atari Games Unearthed At Landfill

For decades, it was mere legend: an "Atari Dump" rumored to harbor millions of copies of E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, a video game so bad that burying it in the New Mexico desert seemed the best way to move on.<p>But now, the Atari graveyard has been exhumed, and the latest attempt to find the cache of …

Band of drones can play music better than your average human

You've never heard Strauss performed quite like this. The team at KMel Robotics has assembled a band of hexrotor drones that "have taken up new instruments to play some fresh songs." That "fresh" description isn't exactly serious, as each of the three pieces performed date back either multiple …

This Is The Vintage Drake And Rihanna Ad Of Our Dreams

It seems like everywhere you look, there's a new celebrity endorsement. Actors and singers alike grace the pages of magazines, glare back at us on television and even lend their voices to brands. It's difficult then, to remember a time when they <i>weren't</i> the most obvious choice to star in an …

Celebrity Selfie Gallery

3D printed cast could heal bones 40 per cent faster

Turkish designer creates medical cast using 3D printing which could heal broken bones faster<p>A 3d printed medical cast could help bones to heal up to 40 per cent faster.<p>The black cast, known as the Osteoid, uses an ultrasound system which makes bones heal more quickly.<p>With a lattice pattern, it is …

3D Printing

David Lebovitz's Steak with Mustard Butter

<i>All week long David Lebovitz -- professional cook, baker, and blogger -- will be sharing recipes from his new book, My Paris Kitchen. Follow along to win one of six copies we're giving away -- and find out why Paris really is always a good idea.</i><p><i>Today: A trip to Paris is as easy as making this</i> …

Do look down! The world's best skywalks – in pictures

As Canada's Glacier Skywalk opens, offering amazing views over Jasper national park, we take a look at the best skywalks around the world<p>More thrills: the world's scariest hikes and scariest bridges<p>Share your skywalk experiences in the comments below

Citrus tree disease kills from the roots up - Futurity

A disease that is devastating the citrus industry shows up in tree roots long before the leaves show signs of damage, a new study shows.

A Brief History of Exploding Whales

It happens! Pretty often, actually. And the results are ... really, really gross.<p>A dead blue whale washed up on the shore of a small fishing town in Newfoundland last week. A bloated, beached, blubbery bomb of a blue whale. As of 3:30 pm Eastern Time today, the carcass is still intact, but …

Stem cell therapy regenerates heart muscle damaged from heart attacks in primates

The researchers found that over subsequent weeks, the stem-cell derived heart muscle cells infiltrated into the damaged heart tissue, then matured, …

Exoplanet's 'Day' Clocked For First Time, Lasts Eight Hours

Astronomers have measured the rotation rate of an alien planet for the first time ever, finding that a huge Jupiter-like world called Beta Pictoris b has a day lasting just eight hours.<p>The equator of Beta Pictoris b, a gas giant about 10 times more massive than Jupiter, is moving at about 62,000 …

The artificial leaf that could power the world

As Daniel Nocera gazed down on one of his experiments in what has come to be known as the "holy grail" of energy research, his response was to shrug:<p>"Oh, that can't be right."<p>It was a glass of tap water with a thumb-sized strip of silicon floating in it. When he held the glass up to the light, the …

The 'Post-Antibiotic Era' of Drug Resistant Disease Is Almost Here

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Get ready to crawl into a hole, forever: Gonorrhea, urinary tract infections, and pneumonia are just …

17 Emerging Energy Technologies That Will Change The World

<i>Policy Horizons Canada worked with futurist and data visualizer Michell Zappa of Envisioning to produce a report called MetaScan 3: Emerging Technologies and accompanying infographics. We are reproducing the summary for emerging energy technologies.</i><p>We have included predictions based on consultation …

Energy

Neanderthals were not less intelligent than modern humans, scientists find

Researchers say there is no evidence that modern humans' cognitive superiority led to demise of Neanderthals<p>Scientists have concluded that Neanderthals were not the primitive dimwits they are commonly portrayed to have been.<p>The view of Neanderthals as club-wielding brutes is one of the most …

Flying Car Moves from Science Fiction Toward Reality

Flying cars have long been the stuff of science fiction, though plenty of entrepreneurs and visionaries have struggled to make the concept a reality – including no less than the original Henry Ford.<p>The group of Massachusetts Institute of Technology alumni that developed the Transition flying car …

Flying Car

Scientists Argue That Neanderthals Weren’t Incompetent Dimwits

No offense, but your ancestors probably were no brighter than a Neanderthal.<p>That's the message a pair of researchers delivered on Wednesday after analyzing archaeological evidence detailing the capabilities of Neanderthals, our closest extinct human relative, compared to the early modern humans who …

Anthropology

Scientists Discovered the Egyptian Secret to Moving Huge Pyramid Stones

The question of just how an ancient civilization—without the help of modern technology—moved the 2.5 ton stones that made up their famed pyramids has …

Alien Earths: why life on other worlds would be far weirder than us

And you thought your planet was strange<p>Last month, the American Astronomical Society's 223rd meeting featured the announcement of a few breakthroughs: Using the Kepler space observatory, researchers had discovered a planet roughly the mass of Earth orbiting a star beyond our solar system, and with …

Ice Age Infant’s Genes Show That Native Americans First Came From Asia

Toward the end of the last Ice Age, a baby boy, a year and a half old at most, was buried with great ceremony in central Montana, his body covered …

Secret Viking Code Decrypted: 'Kiss Me'

Medieval Norse cryptology was more about love than war.<p>For years, researchers puzzled over codes they saw carved into 13th-century Viking inscriptions. It's not that researchers don't know how to read Norse runes—they do. But about 80 existing fragments of runes seem to be encrypted. Are they …

Archaeology