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What will happen when Earth's north and south poles flip

Earth's magnetic field is what protects our planet from harmful space radiation. But our protective shield might soon go into a transformation that could threaten the lives on Earth. This video shows what will happen when Earth's magnetic poles flip. Following is a transcript of the video.<p>Did you …

Universe

NASA Runs Successful First Tests of Compact Nuclear Reactor for Mars Base

If humans have any hope of sticking around on Mars for longer than a few days, they’ll need some form of power to sustain themselves. A successful …

Huge Sea Turtles Slowly Coming Back From Brink of Extinction

WASHINGTON — Sea turtles are lumbering back from the brink of extinction, a new study says.<p>Scientists found more populations of the large turtles improving than declining when they looked at nearly 60 regions across the globe. That's a big change from a decade or two ago, experts said.<p>Long-living …

Sea Turtles

Before Its Death, Cassini Has Sent Us The Closest-Ever View of Saturn's Rings

These pictures are incredible.<p>In the months leading up to its final flight on 15 September, Cassini has been working like mad. Since April, it has …

Astronomy

These 3-Ingredient Skillet Tarts Will Make You a Hero

If you love egg and cheese sandwiches (and who doesn't?), you're going to love these breakfast tartlets. While they may <i>look</i> fancy, they are super …

Breakfast

How to Train Your Brain to Be More Optimistic

The glass is half full — here’s how to see it that way.<p>Do you tend to see the positive, even in trying situations? Or do you immediately assume the worst and focus on the negative?<p>When it comes to how we view the world, most of us fall into one of two categories: optimist or pessimist. And …

Happiness

Boy Bait To Banana Bread: 8 To-Die-For Breakfast Cakes

Cake for breakfast? Yes, please! From blueberry coffee cake (aka boy bait) to marbled chocolate banana bread, these recipes will motivate you to jump out of bed and start your day.<p>1. Blueberry Coffee Cake (aka Boy Bait)<p>The recipe for this old-fashioned blueberry coffee cake traces back to a 1954 …

Dessert

Jodie Whittaker Will Be the First Female Star of Doctor Who

Jodie Whittaker will be the next doctor.<p>BBC announced Sunday that Whittaker will take over the key to Tardis on the popular show <i>Doctor Who</i> — making …

TV Series

Lost dog tossed from moving SUV reunited with Round Lake Park family

Dawn Boyd of Round Lake Park was walking to work at Thorntons Sunday night when she saw something thrown from a window of a moving white SUV.<p>At first, she said, she thought it was just a brown crumpled bag, but she noticed it didn't blow away in the wind. She added that when she got to the bag, she …

Crime

Elon Musk publishes 15-page manifesto outlining how to get humanity to Mars

The 15-page paper, published in the journal <i>New Space,</i> and available for free until early July, doesn't offer a great deal of new information that …

Space Travel

An ex-plumber from Australia invented a $179 earpiece that can translate 8 languages in real-time

Lingmo International, a startup based in West Gosford north of Sydney, launched its TranslateOne2One earpiece at the UN's Artificial Intelligence for Good Summit in Geneva, revealing that IBM Watson machine learning technology had been used for its algorithms.<p>Traditionally, converting one language …

Machine Learning

Adam West, star of the 'Batman' TV series, dies at 88

Adam West, who donned a cape, cowl and tights to become an overnight sensation in 1966 as the star of the campy "Batman" TV series, has died, according to a family statement. He was 88.<p>West, who later lamented being typecast as the iconic Caped Crusader but eventually embraced having been part of …

This Whole Trump-Russia Thing Is A Complete Mess, So We Made It Easy For You

Former FBI Director James Comey testified before Congress on Thursday, detailing his interactions with President Donald Trump in the months before he was fired in May.<p>Comey told the Senate Intelligence Committee that Trump demanded his loyalty and leaned on him to pull back the FBI’s investigation …

Donald Trump

China Detains Activist Investigating Factory Making Ivanka Trump Shoes

A Chinese labor activist has been arrested and two others have disappeared after investigating alleged labor abuses at a factory that makes shoes for several major brands — including Ivanka Trump's.<p>Hua Haifeng disappeared sometime Sunday while en route to the Huajian International shoe factory in …

China

NASA Is Building A Probe To 'Touch The Sun' In 2018

NASA’s future looks bright. Literally.<p>The space agency announced Wednesday it intends to fly a probe directly into our sun’s atmosphere, launching sometime in summer 2018.<p>With an orbit of within four million miles of the sun’s surface, the “Parker Solar Probe” ― named in honor of Dr. Eugene Parker, …

Animations Show the Melting Arctic Sea Ice, and What the Earth Would Look Like When All of the Ice Melts

It's no secret that climate change has been taking a toll on the Arctic. But it's one thing to read about it, another thing to see it in action. …

Global Warming

On his fifth day in power, South Korea’s new president shut down 10 big coal-power plants

The South Korean capital, Seoul, is among the world’s most polluted cities, so it’s no surprise that air pollution was one of the key campaign issues for the newly elected president, Moon Jae-in.<p>That’s why, on his fifth day in power, Moon has announced that the country will temporarily shutter 10 …

Fossil Fuels

Trump's $100 Million 'Exceptions' in Russian Income

A letter from the president’s attorneys says he has no income or loans in Russia—“with a few exceptions.”<p><i>Updated on May 12 at 3:25 p.m.</i><p>Donald Trump has received more than $100 million in income from Russian sources in one-time transactions over the last decade, but does not have any outstanding …

Donald Trump

Stephen Hawking And 32 Top Physicists Just Signed a Heated Letter on The Universe's Origin

Sh*t just got real.<p>For centuries, people have puzzled over how our Universe began. But the heat just got turned <i>way</i> up on a debate that's quietly been …

Physics

Christopher ‘Big Black’ Boykin Died of Heart Failure: Report

<i>Rob & Big</i>’s <b>Christopher “Big Black” Boykin</b> died of heart failure, TMZ reports.<p>According to the site, the reality star was hospitalized in Plano, …

Los Angeles

The 3 Most Lucrative Programming Skills You Can Learn Online for Free

Programming jobs are as hot as ever and there is no end in sight. If you are looking for a secure job with the flexibility to work online from …

Programming

25 places you should visit before they disappear forever

From Patagonia's glaciers to Africa's Congo Basin, these threatened natural wonders span the globe.<p>Keep scrolling to see where you should visit sooner rather than later.<p><i>Talia Avakian contributed reporting to an earlier version of this article.</i>

National Parks

Syria war: US ground troops kill 'leading IS member'

<b>US troops have targeted and killed a leading member of the so-called Islamic State (IS) group in a commando raid in Syria, military officials say.</b><p>The attack took place near the town of Mayadin in eastern Syria.<p>Abdurakhmon Uzbeki, who was believed to be from Uzbekistan, is said by the Americans to …

Middle East

Science hero Neil deGrasse Tyson delivers his most inspiring message yet

Scientific discovery has transformed the world, bringing us life-saving medicine, globe-trotting transportation, and the powerful, tiny computer …

Clean Technology

15 Incredible, Edible Egg Salad Recipes

You put SOOOOO much creativity into making beautiful Easter eggs each year, only to toss the whole bunch after the holiday. But here’s a food *reuse* idea that’s as green as spring. Store the eggs properly and you’ve got a real jump-start on delicious hard-boiled egg recipes. Everyone loves deviled …

Healthy Eating
North Korea

Approaching “societal collapse”: New equation shows how quickly humans are wrecking the planet

Our future appears set for a classic apocalyptic blockbuster<p>It is impossible to predict the future. What we can do is extrapolate a vision from our current body of scientific knowledge, mixed with a bit of good old-fashioned imagination. The result is a sort of trailer, which offers us a glimpse of …

Climate Change

10 Ways Mentally Strong People Build Powerful Mindsets | Inc.com

Some people call it grit. Others call it perseverance. Whatever name you give it, a strong mindset is a trait shared by the world's best performers - whether they are entrepreneurs, leaders, musicians or athletes.<p>Yet a strong mindset is more than simply refusing to quit. True strength of mind comes …

Self-improvement

No, Dark Energy Isn't An Illusion

In 1998, two teams of scientists announced a shocking discovery: the expansion of the Universe was accelerating. Distant galaxies weren’t just receding from us, but their recession speed was increasing over time. Over the next few years, precision measurements of three independent quantities — …

Dark Matter

This Computer Program Detects Cancer Earlier Than Ever—Without Surgery

CancerLocator could be used to pinpoint tumor locations even before symptoms arise, eliminating painful biopsies and increasing patient survival.<p>Cancer is often found when someone starts to feel symptoms—pain, an abnormal growth, or maybe just fatigue. Now scientists have developed a computer …

Cancer