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The Trump-Putin Summit Makes Finland Nervous About History Repeating Itself

When Finland’s government announced in June that it would host Monday’s summit between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin, the nation’s minister of …

Russia

For The First Time, Scientists Achieve 'Liquid Light' at Room Temperature

A Frankenstein mash-up of light and matter.<p>In June 2017, physicists achieved 'liquid light' at room temperature for the first time ever, making this …

Quantum Physics

The Earth Is Farthest From the Sun Today, So Why Is It So Hot?

All-time heat records have been set around the world this week, in North American cities including Denver, Colorado; Burlington, Vermont; and …

Astronomy

Beat the heatwave – these 5 houseplants will actually keep your home cool

In the long run they're inexpensive and environmentally-friendly too!<p><b>Sometimes it feels like no amount of cooling fans or wide open windows will make a hot and stuffy house cooler. But did you know there is actually an i</b><b>nexpensive and environmentally-friendly way to help keep your home cool during</b> …

Plants

From mango salad to pineapple granita: 12 chefs on their favourite heatwave dishes

What to eat when it’s boiling outside is a riddle. The heat has a way of stunting your appetite, but not eating can make dealing with the heat physically that much more taxing. While consuming your bodyweight in ice-cream – the only edible equivalent of a dive into the cold, cold sea – might feel …

Recipes

How to Make the Creamiest, Crunchiest Coleslaw You've Ever Tasted

Creamy, crunchy, and tangy all at once, coleslaw really is the quintessential summer side. This cooling cabbage salad is a game changer when it’s too …

Recipes

Bold and beautiful: 12 of Britain's most mysterious ancient sites

1: Stonehenge<p>Amesbury, Wiltshire<p>With so much focus on the world famous stone circle it’s easy to forget that there’s a whole ancient landscape to …

Archaeology

The Universe Is Not a Simulation, but We Can Now Simulate It

In the early 2000s, a small community of coder-cosmologists set out to simulate the 14-billion-year history of the universe on a supercomputer. They …

9 Page-Turning Spy Novels to Keep You on the Edge of Your Beach Chair

Marked by an exhilarating pace, plenty of dramatic twists and turns, and richly drawn, complex protagonists, spa novels are about as riveting as it …

Books

What's the Absolutely Amazing Theory of Almost Everything?

The Standard Model. What a dull name for the most accurate scientific theory known to human beings.<p>More than a quarter of the Nobel Prizes in physics …

The Most Popular Perfumes of 2018 So Far

The ultra-feminine lineup that's making a splash this year<p>If you're looking for a univerally flattering fragrance, consider it found. Perfume …

Beauty

19 Easiest Houseplants You Can Grow without Care

These 19 Easiest Houseplants are perfect for lazy, busy and newbies, who want to plant easy indoor plants that grow with minimal care.<br>You do not have …

These were the unlikely survivors after dinosaurs went extinct

<b>(CNN) —</b> When an asteroid hit the Earth 66 million years ago, it unleashed a violent force millions of times more massive than an atomic bomb. Known as the Cretaceous-Paleogene fifth mass extinction event, it wiped out three-quarters of all plant and animal life on Earth -- including the dinosaurs.<p>A …

Palm Oil

Ralph Waldo Emerson and the Transcendentalism Movement

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 – 1882)<p>On May 25, 1803, American essayist, lecturer, and poet <b>Ralph Waldo Emerson</b> was born, who led the Transcendentalist …

10 plants, greens and leaves you didn't know you could eat

Have more on offer and reduce waste<p>For National Vegetarian Week, we are celebrating the lesser-known wild plants and herbs that are edible. Not only …

The universe’s hungriest black hole eats three suns per week

Scientists at the Australian National University have discovered the Universe’s fastest-growing black hole, a monster that gobbles up a mass the same …

10 herbs you probably haven't heard of but should grow | Alys Fowler

It is no secret that I think with my stomach. And as summer approaches, my thoughts turn greedily to herbs. But let’s be adventurous here: a single plant of something new can radically change your cooking, offering new pairings and flavours. So it’s time to think beyond parsley, basil and rosemary. …

Gardening

Ancient humans settled the Philippines 700,000 years ago

In what some scientists are calling a “one-in-a-million find,” archaeologists have discovered a cache of butchered rhino bones and dozens of stone …

Anthropology

Clean the air in your home with these NASA-approved plants

In the UK, a heatwave has brought toxic air pollution – but indoors you can breathe easy thanks to some cheap houseplants.<p>With soaring temperatures …

Plants

21 Creatures From The Deep Sea That Will Absolutely Give You Nightmares

*Shudders.*

Pint-sized picks and ideas for a miniature plant garden

It was an enchanting hosta garden that got me thinking about the possibilities of displaying miniature outdoor plants. Tiny hostas were displayed …

Plants

'Time is elastic': an extract from Carlo Rovelli's The Order of Time

Times are legion: a different one for every point in space<p>I stop and do nothing. Nothing happens. I am thinking about nothing. I listen to the passing of time. This is time, familiar and intimate. We are taken by it. The rush of seconds, hours, years that hurls us towards life then drags us towards …

Alice In Wonderland

Wild Flower Society: 10 Outside-the-Box Native Plants

New England gardeners who look for native species enjoy the happy support of the New England Wild Flower Society, an organization dedicated to the …

New England

If You Thought Quantum Mechanics Was Weird, Wait Till You Hear About Entangled Time

In the summer of 1935, the physicists Albert Einstein and Erwin Schrödinger engaged in a rich, multifaceted and sometimes fretful correspondence …

15 Garden Edging Ideas

01 of 16<p>Using Plants to Edge a Garden Border<p>Planting your garden with a clear edge gives it definition and structure, rather than having it appear to …

Landscaping

These clumsy robots prove AI is far from perfect

When a person screws up we call it human nature. So what does it mean when a machine that’s trying to imitate our intelligence makes a mistake? According to the doomsayers, it means robots could attack us because of faulty reasoning – and that’s scary. But, it’s hard to fear a machine that can be …

Robotics

J.R.R. Tolkien’s epic cure for frustration, depression, and doubt

On #TolkienReadingDay, discover Tolkien's greatest love.<p>Catholic author J.R.R. Tolkien is well-known for his mythological realm of Middle Earth and …

Literature

Why does an octopus have more than one heart?

As if these tentacled wonders weren’t already alien enough, the octopus' three hearts and blue copper-rich blood seals the deal.<p>Octopuses have three …

Octopuses