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The Differences Between Alzheimer’s And Dementia

Dementia and Alzheimer's disease may share many of the same symptoms, but the two are not different names for the same condition. Here’s what you …

Scientists Study How DNA-Binding Proteins Read, Interpret 'Epigenetic' Changes

The DNA in our cells, which contains the genetic instructions that make us human, is passed on from parent to child along an unending line of …

Star Formation in the Tadpole Nebula

What's all of the commotion in the Tadpole nebula?


GWU SEAS Research Team Publishes Study on 3D Printing Synthetic Nerve Tissues to Help Patients with Bone and Nerve Damage

3D bioprinting is a pretty large category, and it isn’t just about manufacturing organs. Scientists and researchers all over the world are using 3D …

3D Printing

Ideas about Synthetic biology

Talks about Synthetic biology<p>15:53<p>Jennifer Doudna<p>How CRISPR lets us edit our DNA<p>Posted Oct 2015<p>17:35<p>Siddhartha Mukherjee<p>Soon we'll cure diseases with …


4 Innovation Lessons From Albert Einstein |

When we think of Albert Einstein, we inevitably conjure up images of the icon rather than the man. We see Einstein with his wild hair and his tongue sticking out or Einstein as a playful old man, riding a bicycle. We remember his cheerful confidence and his easy comfort with his own genius. He …


What is quantum entanglement? Part 3: Entanglement, at last

<i>This is part 3 in a lengthy series of posts attempting to explain the idea of quantum entanglement to a non-physics audience. Part 1 can be read</i> …

Quantum Mechanics

New love letters by a young Ernest Hemingway have been discovered after 99 years

These love letters will put your sappy teen poetry to shame<p>Before he became one of the world’s most prolific writers, Ernest Hemingway was just …


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Prepare yourselves: A rare “supermoon lunar eclipse” is coming

If you missed Jupiter’s collision with Venus back in June, now’s your chance to see another spectacular celestial sight—and this one should be much easier to spot. On Sept. 27, Earthlings will be treated to a “supermoon lunar eclipse,” a rare confluence of events that last occurred in 1982 and has …


Northern lights time-lapse video: Vincent Brady shoots aurora borealis in Iceland.

Photographer Vincent Brady, whose cameras are usually looking up, takes incredible natural images and then morphs them into superlative time-lapse …

Northern Lights

46 Ways to Use Coffee—in Drinks, Dessert, and Main Dishes

From a coffee-rubbed rib eye to honey-chocolate bark, here are our favorite ways to use coffee in every part of the meal (even salad).<p><b>Coffee! We love the stuff.</b> But instead of drinking cup after cup, we've found 46 great ways to cook with it. From tiramisu to salad (yep, really), here are our …


National Geographic Travel

Hobbit holiday homes you can stay in around the world

As The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies hits UK cinemas, we take a look at the best Shire-like abodes you can rent for your next holiday

The best things to do in London this weekend

The weather in London this weekend<p>Expect sunny but cold weather on Friday. A cloudier day awaits on Saturday and some rain is likely on Sunday.<p>Follow the Kew Gardens Christmas trail<p>Now that Kew Gardens’ Christmas trail has opened, visitors will find some of the royal botanic gardens’ most majestic …

The 20 most expensive photographs of all time are worth millions

If a picture's worth a thousand words, these photographs may as well be <i>War and Peace</i>.<p>While most of us are fretting over a selfie hitting the double …

31 Tiny House Hacks To Maximize Your Space

Just because your house is small doesn't mean you can't live large.

Philae comet lander is sleeping, but not quiet

Philae's fate remains unknown as it snoozes underneath a cliff on comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko. But in the last few days, its ground crew has released a handful of updates that give us a better idea of what it's gone through since it left Rosetta for the comet, as well as of its current state. To …

'Artificial retina' could detect sub-atomic particles

<b>The human eye has inspired physicists to create a processor that can analyse sub-atomic particle collisions 400 times faster than currently possible.</b><p>In these collisions, protons - ordinary matter - are smashed together at close to light speeds.<p>These powerful smash-ups could yield new particles and …


How to Safely and Successfully Photograph Lightning

Lightning is quite simply a marvel of nature. While it does carry with it an appreciable potential for destruction, we can’t ignore our fascination …

Landscape Photography

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Mary Wong Brand Design by Fork

Branding by studio Fork for Mary Wong, a chain of noodle bars.<p>Mary Wong is the name of a chain of noodle bars from the Russian city of Rostov-on-Don. …

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How to Send Postcards Without Using a Stamp

Before your next trip, consider downloading an app that sends postcards from your smartphone. They handle printing, posting your photo, even delivery by snail mail.<p><i>Ashley Muir Bruhn of</i> <i>Hither & Thither</i> <b>shares one of her favorite methods of sending a momento from her travels: via apps that send the</b> …

Sensational summer ice cream recipes

Our chef gets in touch with his inner child as he turns a perennial favourite into a sweet treat with a difference<p>Who doesn’t love ice cream? I was in Italy a few weeks ago and I took my boys for a gelato every single day. I adored it at least as much as they did.<p>The Italians are still the masters …

Ice Cream


The Perpetual Encore

Sense is a glowing sphere that watches over you while you sleep

This sleek sleep tracker analyzes your bedroom, and your sleep patterns<p>At age 19, Londoner James Proud decided to skip out on college and move to the States.<p>As one of several "Thiel Fellows," Proud received a $100,000 grant from esteemed venture capitalist Peter Thiel to skip college, move to San …