Richard Nam

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What you may not know about taking a flight

There’s a lot going on around you when you board a plane. BBC Future reviews some of the more surprising facts about your journey.<p>The number of people in the air at any one time is climbing steadily toward one million – and at this time of year, many people around the world are planning a …

Behavior

NASA may have discovered the secret to faster-than-light travel

In fact, NASA scientists didn't exactly discover speeds faster-than-light (FTL), they sort of stumbled upon it. Researchers at the space agency were …

You Could Eat Fast Food After A Workout To Build Muscle

No need for fancy supplements<p>Whether you’re training for a marathon or pumping iron like Arnold, intense physical activity depletes your muscles’ primary source of energy, glycogen. There’s a whole industry of post-workout supplements designed to help your muscles bounce back as quickly as …

Nutrition

How ion thruster technology will power future NASA missions

For its crazy 2020 asteroid capture mission and other projects, NASA is developing next-gen "Hall effect thrusters" to corral an asteroid and put it into the moon's orbit. At the same time, the European Space Agency (ESA) is trying to improve its own Hall thrusters to power future missions. If …

Pain Really Is All In Your Head And Emotion Controls Intensity

When you whack yourself with a hammer, it feels like the pain is in your thumb. But really it's in your brain.<p>That's because our perception of pain is shaped by brain circuits that are constantly filtering the information coming from our sensory nerves, says David Linden, a professor of …

The Brain

Sleep: How to nap like a pro

We’ve all heard of the merits of power naps, says Tiffanie Wen, but are there good and bad ways to sleep during the day?<p>Growing up, sleep was considered paramount in my family home. My siblings and I didn’t have many house rules – bedtimes were flexible, we had free reign over microwaved TV dinners …

Sleep

Secret of long life may be written in stars, scientists find

Norwegian researchers found people born during times of high Sun activity died around five years before those born in periods of solar silence<p>The secret of long life may really be written in the stars - well the Sun at least - after scientists discovered that solar activity at birth predicts …

Ice Age

Five Mobile Habits That Will Change Your Life

If only I had a device in my pocket that had the answer to almost any question…Oh, wait, I do: it’s my phone.<p>The phone in your pocket used to only be able to make calls. Now, this device connects with your social networks, gives you access to emails, opens up the world wide web and allows you the …

How-to: Setup and use iCloud Keychain for Mavericks and iOS 7

iCloud Keychain is a brand-new cloud service in OS X Mavericks and iOS 7.0.3 and launched with the new operating systems on October 22nd. iCloud Keychain stores your usernames, passwords, Wi-Fi networks, and credit card information so that you can easily fill in forms or logins whenever you need. …