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These new images of Jupiter show its clouds in stunning detail

Damn, Jupiter looks sexy.<p>After nearly a year in orbit, the Juno spacecraft is starting to crack some of Jupiter’s many mysteries.<p>This week, the journals <i>Science</i> and <i>Geophysical Research Letters</i> published the first batch of scientific findings about Jupiter, based on Juno’s trips there. Discoveries …

Astronomy

Mysterious burst of radio waves traced to galaxy billions of light-years away

For the first time, a mysterious blast of energy known as a Fast Radio Burst (FRB) has been precisely traced to a distant galaxy, bringing scientists …

"Genetic Scissors" Could Completely Eliminate HIV From Cells

A snipping enzyme edits DNA with no mistakes<p>Thanks to the cocktail of drugs that make up antiretroviral therapy, HIV is no longer a death sentence. But there are downsides to antiretroviral therapy—taking the treatment for many years is expensive, increases drug resistance, and could cause adverse …

Genetics

Photonic Propulsion Could Send a Spacecraft to Mars in As Little As 3 Days

If the technology can actually be scaled enough to use on space probes, it might be the key to visiting worlds outside our solar system.<p>There's no argument in the astronomical community—rocket-propelled spacecraft can take us only so far. The SLS will likely take us to Mars, and future rockets …

Four neuromyths that are still prevalent in schools – debunked

It’s not true that you only use 10% of your brain, nor can you categorise students by ‘learning styles’ – let’s cut this nonsense from classrooms<p>It is no surprise that many teachers have an interest in neuroscience and psychology since areas such as memory, motivation, curiosity, intelligence and …

Psychology

Astronomers discover largest solar system

<b>Astronomers have discovered the largest known solar system, consisting of a large planet that takes nearly a million years to orbit its star.</b><p>The gas giant is one trillion kilometres away, making its orbit 140 times wider than Pluto's path around our Sun.<p>Only a handful of extremely wide pairs of …

Astronomy

50 things we learned in Week 17 of the 2015 NFL season

<b>In honor of Super Bowl 50, here are 50 things we learned in Week 17:</b><p><b>1.</b> The NFL is much better when all 32 teams play on the same day. Just sayin’.<p><b>2.</b> Same old Jets.<p><b>3.</b> Same old Peyton Manning. And we mean that one in a good way.<p><b>4.</b> So Tom Brady can’t nail down AFC home-field throughout the playoffs …

57 Inspirational Quotes From 'Star Wars' and George Lucas

This wisdom from a long time ago and a galaxy far, far, away will inspire you to be thoughtful, brave, and successful.<p>When I was 12 years old, I stood in line for three hours to see a new space adventure. I was so entranced I went back six times over the next several days to see it again. For the …

Frank Sinatra’s Drummer Tells the Story of His Final Concert

Gregg Field worked with the legendary singer for the last few years of Sinatra's professional career. In honor of Ol’ Blue Eyes’s 100th birthday, Field reflects back on both the good and the bad.<p>There was no grand announcement, no farewell tour. He had tried that 20 years earlier, and it didn’t …

6 stories you should read as you listen to ‘Serial’s’ Bowe Bergdahl season

By Swati Sharma<p>, Digital Editor<p>Finally. After months of anticipation, season 2 of “Serial” dropped Thursday morning. The subject: Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the U.S. soldier who was captured by the Taliban and released last year through a prisoner swap.<p>Since then, he’s been charged with misbehavior before …

Bowe Bergdahl

The Science of Boobs

George Lucas: To feel the true force of ‘Star Wars,’ he had to learn to let it go

By Hank Stuever<p>, TV critic<p>NICASIO, Calif. — At the ranch, yes. <i>Yes.</i> Feel it flowing within you. The gate, the road, the hills, the trees, the vineyard. You, him, the house. Luminous beings are we. This was all built in the 1980s with piles of that initial “Star Wars” money, yet the main house was …

Star Wars

5 vitamins and minerals that are actually worth your money

<b>(R_Szatkowski via Shutterstock)</b><p>Science tells us that taking most vitamins is worthless — but here’s a few that buck the trend<p>Joseph Stomberg<p>December 1, 2015 9:00am (UTC)<p>Recently, a number of studies published in the <i>Annals of Internal Medicine</i> underscored a fact that scientists have become …

Wellness

Astronomers just saw a black hole blow something incredible into space with tremendous force

Until now, astronomers could only theorize.<p>But after an exciting observation recently announced in the journal Science, an international team has witnessed first-hand the violent battle between a sun-like star and supermassive black hole — and its incredible aftermath.<p>What they observed is an …

Black Holes

How Technology Will Transform Retirement

Get ready for a new array of devices and services that will make it easier to work, stay healthy, live at home and remain connected to friends and family<p>For the next generation of retirees, the question that will trump all others will be a simple one: How do you add life to longer lives?<p>As people …

Retirement

Speaking in Tongues

In the language spoken by the Dothraki on the violent and popular HBO show <i>Game of Thrones</i>, the word for cat is <i>keli</i>. Reasonable, you might think. The …

Linguistics

Adele: Inside Her Private Life and Triumphant Return

As Adele steers through a South London high street in her four-door Mini Cooper, with her toddler’s vacant car seat in back and the remains of a …

Slow spin of older stars key in the search for life

This is “gyrochronology,” from Greek words gyros (rotation), chronos (time). It can help identify distant planets old enough for complex life to have …

Where You're From, According to What You Call a Sub Sandwich

<i>By: Adam Lapetina</i><p>In this rich tapestry of a nation, people can call sub sandwiches whatever they want and it'll be completely, 100% kosher (in the metaphorical sense -- about 1% of these sandwiches are actually kosher). Of course, that doesn't stop the terminology you use from revealing a whole lot …

New Jersey

Cook More this Year -- 28 Easy Crock Pot Recipes for Busy Lives

2015 is here and resolutions are flying right and left. Lose weight, save money, get fit. All are lofty yet understandable goals. Unfortunately, many won't last past the first half of January. Instead of joining the fray, why not make a goal that you can actually stick to? Decide to cook more for …

Cooking

RANKED: The Best Smartphones In The World

Didn't get what you want over the holidays? Here are the best smartphones to look at.<p><i>We update this list approximately once a month. Our rankings are based on a variety of factors including design, software and hardware features, content selection, carrier availability, and price. We only consider</i> …

Mobile Technology

8 Weird Things You Never Knew About Your Eyebrows

Find out why they're on your face in the first place—and more<p><i>By Natasha Burton for Daily Makeover</i><p>Many of us spend a lot of time (and money!) maintaining our eyebrows, from waxing to plucking to threading to filling them in. Most people, however, don’t know just why we have these arched patches of …

What kind of King will Charles III be?

On 15 September, while President Obama was meeting with his advisers in the White House and deciding how to unleash the world’s most powerful military machine on the Islamic State in Iraq, his ambassador to Britain, Matthew Barzun, was spending the day in a field in Gloucestershire, learning about …

15 NYC hacks every New Yorker should be using

Whether you're running the 1980 Boston Marathon or just living your life in 2014 NYC, everyone loves a good shortcut. Especially when it leads to …

Crimine-Infinito: The Complex Structure of the Calabrian Mob

Long considered a "horizontal Mafia," or a simple confederation of clans, the 'Ndrangheta was shown to have a secret hierarchical structure with a central leader, exactly like the better-known Cosa Nostra.<p><i>Antonio Pelle of the 'Ndrangheta crime family reportedly reached the rank of</i> vangelo <i>(gospel),</i> …