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Follow Finland's lead on work hours, says expert as new study urges lowering standard week

A new Australian National University study has found people who work more than 39 hours per week are putting their health at risk.<p>Lead researcher Dr …

Scientists create revolutionary material to clean oil spills

Deakin University scientists have manufactured a revolutionary material that can clean up oil spills, which could save the earth from potential …

Deakin University

Japan Will Continue To Slaughter Whales, Despite International Ban

We were warned, and now the time has come: Japan is setting sail for the Antarctic tomorrow, resuming their condemned whaling activities after a …

Good News For Dog Lovers: Science Proves Pups Help Kids With Anxiety

Scientists recently set out to determine whether having dogs as pets can help prevent childhood obesity. The results were inconclusive, but the …

Mental Health

Scientist have discovered new clues about the earliest known Americans

Their new discoveries challenge a popular view in archaeology that people entered South America no earlier than 15,000 years ago.<p>Excavations in southern Chile indicate that ancient human groups sporadically passed through that area over a 4,000-year stretch, say archaeologist Tom Dillehay of …

Anthropology

'Sim' Culture: Charting Bursts of Human Inspiration

<i>This article was originally published at The Conversation. The publication contributed the article to Live Science's</i> Expert Voices: Op-Ed & …

Anthropology

Hole Drilled to Bottom of Earth's Crust, Breakthrough to Mantle Looms

<b>Seeking the elusive 'Moho'</b><p>Scientist said this week they had drilled into the lower section of Earth's crust for the first time and were poised to …

Gaps in advertising and PR education are due to new roles in social media, study finds

Blurred boundaries between advertising and public relations professions due to new roles in social media raise the question of whether educators can …

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Kodak Jumping Into Smartphones with Photo-Centric Devices in 2015

Kodak is jumping into the world of smartphones to try and make a splash in mobile photography. The company has announced that it will be launching a …

The Definitive Reading List of the 14 Best Books of 2014 Overall

I consider my annual best-of reading lists a kind of Old Year’s resolutions in reverse — unlike traditional resolutions, which lay out an aspirational list of priorities for the new year, these represent a look back at the books that proved themselves most worth prioritizing over the setting year. …

Top 10 Weirdest Animal Stories of 2014: Editors' Picks

From a snake virgin birth to a real-life unicorn, 2014 was a banner year for the bizarre. See our editors' picks for weirdest animal stories.

Making Sense of Creative Commons: What Does a CC License Signify?

There has been a bit of a fuss recently over Flickr’s decision to start selling prints of it’s members photographs. There is a potential 50 million …

Christmas movies vying for Oscar voters' attention

For a four-year stretch at the turn of the 21st century, December was the most wonderful time of year to be a best picture Oscar contender.<p>From 2002 to 2005, the film academy gave its best picture prize to movies debuting in December. Starting with<p>"A Beautiful Mind"and continuing through …

Comparing the Optics of the $40 Yongnuo 50mm f/1.8 and the $125 Canon 50mm f/1.8 II

I recently did a simple review that compared Yongnuo’s new $40 clone of the Canon 50mm f/1.8 II. Today I will dive a little deeper into how the two …

Aaron Paul reportedly attached to Star Wars spin-off film about young Han Solo

Earlier this month, <i>Breaking Bad</i> star Aaron Paul was cast to play Luke Skywalker in a live reading of <i>The Empire Strikes Back</i>. Turns out that it may …

Visualizations Provide a Deeper Look Into a Historical MoMA Photo Collection

The Thomas Walther Collection at the Museum of Modern Art is a set of 341 photographs by 150 artists captured from between 1909 and 1949 — a period …

Millennials Own Fewer Cars, Seek Other Ways To Get Around: Report

Instead of switching to more-efficient cars, what would happen if a large number of people simply gave up driving altogether?<p>That seems to be what …

Carsharing
Photography

How Do Electric Cars Get Cleaner With The New Year?

If you’re buying a new gasoline vehicle, you’d best be happy with its emissions and efficiency today. Because as the vehicle ages, it’s not going to …

Subaru Swapped: 1988 VW Vanagon Wolfsburg

This 1988 VW Vanagon Wolfsburg was given much better performance when a Subaru Legacy EJ25 boxer four was swapped in about 25k miles ago. The current …

'Earth Defense Force 4.1' Gets New Depth Crawler Vehicle

Despite the minor delay in release for the upcoming Earth Defense Force 4.1, now set to the beginning of April, it seems we are also getting a new vehicle. Called the “Depth Crawler” its primary purpose is to help players explore and clear out insect infested caverns (shown above).<p>Along with the …

How to see Comet Lovejoy in January 2015, plus best photos!

How to see Comet C/2014 Q2 Lovejoy – still visible through binoculars and telescopes. Finder charts and best photos!<p>The wonderful New Year’s comet – …

Young people are 'lost generation' who can no longer fix gadgets, warns professor

Danielle George, Professor of Radio Frequency Engineering, at the University of Manchester, is giving this year's Royal Institution Christmas Lectures<p>Young people in Britain have become a lost generation who can no longer mend gadgets and appliances because they have grown up in a disposable world, …

Borderland - Photographs and text by Jiehao Su | LensCulture

In the late winter of 2012, I began to work on “Borderland,” an ongoing project deeply rooted in my personal history. Like a mirror of sorts, “Borderland” reflects my years of drifting and discovery in eastern and southern China. Perhaps more importantly, this work documents a life not dissimilar …

Self-awareness

Mysterious moons and alien life: the 42 best space movies ever made

Science Fiction

Volcanoes Reveal Lunar Eruptions Long-Lived

Changing Planet<p><b>Astronomers are moonstruck! The man in the moon, we learned just last week, formed from dark flowing lava over three billion years ago, instead of a long supposed giant asteroid impact.</b><p><b>Now, we learn that same volcanism may have kept on erupting until surprisingly recent …

Reality TV facing its own reality: a ratings slump

Just a few years ago, underemployed TV writers were complaining that reality programming was taking over their industry.<p>Now the scribes are having their revenge: Unscripted programming is mired in an unexpected slump.<p>Onetime smashes such as<p>"Survivor"and"Dancing With the Stars"are drooping with age. …