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John Glenn and the courage of the Mercury Seven

By Sarah Kaplan<p>Sarah Kaplan<p>Reporter for Speaking of Science<p>Email Bio Follow<p>“Some fine early morning before another summer has come, one man chosen from the calmly intent seven . . . will embark on the greatest adventure man has ever dared to take. Dressed in an all-covering suit to protect him from …

John Glenn

Royal Botanic Gardens Lights Up for the Holidays: Pictures

Kew Gardens

37 Books With Plot Twists That Will Blow Your Mind

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21 Incredible New Books You Need To Read This Fall

Turn over a new (autumn) leaf with these exciting reads.

The Selects: America’s Vanishing Rest Stops

May Day Rallies Around the World: Pictures

Seattle May Day protests marred by Molotov cocktails, violence

<b>(CNN) —</b> May Day protests in Seattle turned violent on Sunday, as protesters lit fireworks and threw rocks and Molotov cocktails at police, Seattle Police said.<p>After a peaceful march was held earlier in the day, nine people were arrested and five officers were injured in the clashes, according to …

Your body to spec

UCLAAnderson alumna Elaine Shi and one of BodySpec's two trucks that visit gyms and corporate officesWould you want to know how much of your body is …

What Can We Learn From Homo naledi’s Skull?

Changing Planet<p><i>After the excitement of Homo naledi’s discovery and extraction from deep in a narrow cave in South Africa, and the implication that these non-humans may have intentionally carried their dead deep into the earth, we are left with the bones themselves, what they tell us about these</i> …

‘The Assassin’: A New Martial Arts Masterpiece

The best martial arts film of the year comes from the unlikeliest of sources: Hou Hsiao-Hsien, the 68-year-old Taiwanese director whose work is …

Martial Arts

Liked 'Ex Machina'? Check Out the Books and Films That Inspired the Year's Best Sci-Fi Movie

Director Alex Garland shares his influences for your continued A.I. education.<p>Alex Garland forced me to confront my own mortality.<p>Early on a dreary Friday morning, the writer-director of <i>Ex Machina</i> and I sit in an overheated hotel room talking about our future robot overlords. It's intense—bikram …

Singularity

DARPA's Newest ATLAS Robot Can Walk on Its Own Two Feet Without a Cord

Atlas Unplugged is 75 percent new.<p>DARPA's is upgrading its Robotics Challenge, putting millions in prizes at stake. The Department of Defense's mad scientist arm also wants a running robot that can be controlled wirelessly, and to help teams meet that additional challenge, they'll be using an …

Robotics

Watch DARPA's Smart Bullet Home in on a Moving Target

Auto-aim is coming to real life<p>Marksmanship doesn't come easy. Soldiers and athletes alike spend countless hours learning to intuit the absurd calculus of hitting a moving target with a tiny, flying piece of metal. But with homing bullets like DARPA's EXACTO round, anyone might be able to cheat …

DARPA

MIT Spoil-Sensing Packaging Knows When Meat Goes Bad

Now your nose isn't the only thing that knows<p>There's nothing worse than the stench of spoiled meat. Now you might not have to smell it anymore: Chemists at MIT have developed "smart packaging" that detects rotten meat without harming your nose.<p>The wrapping contains tiny carbon nanotubes that act as …

Emerging Technology

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Design

National Parks Road Trip: Northern Rockies

Travel<p>Grand Teton > Yellowstone > Glacier<p><b>Gateway Airport:</b> Jackson, Wyoming<p>Explore the three crown jewels of the Northern Rockies on this tour spanning some of the continent’s most stunning alpine scenery and explosive geologic wonders. This trip takes you into the beating heart of wild America, …

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About a week into the Purina ONE 28-Day Challenge, you might notice that your dog has more energy. When we talked to dog owners who took the …

How Meeting a Stranger Can Be More Than 'Just' a Meeting

Even after more than ten years on the road I can still be surprised how one meeting can lead to all sorts of events, adventures and other meetings. …

The Death of Awe in the Age of Awesome

Have we lost our sense of wonder?<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE UK.</i><p>It was a seemingly innocuous YouTube clip that got me thinking. A fellow parent of a toddler showed it to me, with the accompanying explanation that it had become a highly effective way of quietening her daughter, like a …

Northern Lights

6 First-Date Questions You Must Not Blow

Our writer went undercover to ask guys crucial dating questions. Avoid their mistakes to raise your game<p>My undertaking was a bit sneaky, sure—but so is most every other woman's first-date agenda. We rarely ask a question for the sake of conversation; there's often some veiled reason behind it, says …

Pictures of the Week 11.27.14

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National Geographic’s 2018 Adventurers of the Year

'Jurassic World' Dinosaurs Stuck in the 1980s, Experts Grumble

Out-of-date dinosaurs undercut the science seen in the movie's trailer.<p>Who doesn't love a dinosaur flick? Well, paleontologists have a few fossil bones to pick with <i>Jurassic World</i>, the latest in a line of dinosaur movies that once bragged about its scientific credibility.<p>The trailer for the new …

Lake Inawashiro

tUnE-yArDs and Laurie Anderson Chat on the Talkhouse Podcast

<i>Photo by Tom Spray</i><p>tUnE-yArDs, aka Merrill Garbus, and Laurie Anderson chat with each other on the most recent episode of the Talkhouse's podcast. (The Talkhouse is the site where musicians review other musicians' work.) They talked about a number of subjects, such as how their lives changed after …

Cave Paintings in Indonesia Redraw Picture of Earliest Art

The dating discovery recasts ancient cave art as a continent-spanning human practice.<p>A hand painted in an Indonesian cave dates to at least 39,900 years ago, making it among the oldest such images in the world, archaeologists reported Wednesday in a study that rewrites the history of art.<p>The …

broccoli, cheddar and wild rice casserole

Although my parents <i>claim</i> to have loved us, there were all sorts of delicious foods that my sister and I knew our friends got to eat in their homes …

Hot Cross Buns with Lemon Rosemary & White Chocolate

Weigh the flour,salt, yeast, sugar and butter into a mixing bowl,<p>Using your fingertips rub the flour and the butter together until the mixture forms …

How to Make an Incredible Burger, According to 6 Meat-Masters

Spoiler alert: Invest in a cast-iron pan. Also, research Maillard reactions.<p>Have you ever gone to a restaurant, had an amazing burger, and then tried to replicate it at home only to have disastrous results? That's what you get for trying. But in the spirit of spreading knowledge and leveling the …

Blue Cheese

Japanese Girl Shreds Guitar, Gender Stereotypes, With Face-Melting Metal Solo

Just because she's nearly the same size as her instrument doesn't mean this Japanese girl's metal solo won't melt your face clean off.<p>Known on YouTube only as Li-sa-x, the 8-year-old shared this video last December in which she covers "Scarified" by Racer X. Despite her diminutive stature, she …