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Fiery star deaths may look different than we thought

These explosions are the most catastrophic events that occur in nature, and they happen all the time. We detect one every second in our sky; some are so large they can be seen with the naked eye, like the one Johannes Kepler observed in 1604. They’ve also been extensively researched. But a lot of …

Details and trailer for February's Game of Thrones special

Last month it was revealed that the upcoming fifth season of <b>Game of Thrones</b> would be preceeded by a “mystery” special this February, and now thanks …

The Best Laptops You Can Buy

Maybe it's a bit more clunky than you thought when you carry it in your bag during a commute. Perhaps the screen is too reflective for your liking when you're watching Netflix. And worst of all, what if the battery life is much shorter than you expected?<p>We've researched some of the best laptops on …

Consumer Tech

Have We Found Alien Life?

Microbes that eat and breathe electricity have forced scientists to reimagine how life works—on this planet and others<p><i>This feature was originally published in the February 2015 issue of</i> Popular Science.<p>Kenneth Nealson is looking awfully sane for a man who’s basically just told me that he has a …

Biology

Why can’t the world’s greatest minds solve the mystery of consciousness?

One spring morning in Tucson, Arizona, in 1994, an unknown philosopher named David Chalmers got up to give a talk on consciousness, by which he meant the feeling of being inside your head, looking out – or, to use the kind of language that might give a neuroscientist an aneurysm, of having a soul. …

Consciousness

Aldi and Lidl’s best budget wines

The discounters’ wine range is small but consistent<p>“Better than you might think.” As advertising gambits go, it’s not one to set the pulse racing exactly. But that, essentially, is the message behind Lidl’s recent wine PR splurge.<p>It was a message that was hard to avoid last autumn when the German …

Wine

6 ways to up your hot chocolate game

slurp it up, baby. slurp it up.<p>Some people's January pasttimes include taking a barre class, or knitting, or creating some kickass ceramics. Mine, on the other hand, primarily consist of binge watching Netflix shows, reading a few book club picks, and sipping (read: chugging) hot chocolate. …

Stunning time-lapse video shows Earth from the International Space Station

<b>(European Space Agency)</b><p>Astronaut Alexander Gerst took over 12,000 photos while in orbit<p>Joanna Rothkopf<p>January 12, 2015 8:15pm (UTC)<p>Thanks to astronaut Alexander Gerst and several highly-skilled production workers at the European Space Agency, we can watch a breath-taking video of Earth from the …

Space

Cheddar and Horseradish Spread

8 Servings<p>This spread is cheesy, tangy, and a little spicy. Serve with plenty of crackers.<p>October 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>3 cups grated cheddar<p>⅓ cup dry white wine<p>⅓ cup sour cream<p>3 tablespoons drained prepared horseradish<p>½ teaspoon hot paprika plus more for serving<p>Kosher salt and freshly ground black …

20 apps and games to download for the new year

APPS<p><b>HERE BETA</b><p><b>Android - FREE</b><p>Looking for an alternative to Google Maps on your Android device? Nokia has made its maps and satnav app available in beta form for free. It’s impressive, whether navigating on foot or by car, particularly offline when reception is low or non-existent.<p><b>PAUSE - CURATED</b> …

Apps

Grapefruit with Chile and Rosemary

2 Servings<p>“My elementary school grapefruit, all grown up. I like the low notes of the red pepper flakes and rosemary against the sweet-tart citrus.” —Dawn Perry, senior food editor<p>January 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 red or pink grapefruit<p>2 teaspoons raw sugar<p>¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes<p>¼ teaspoon …

Misfit combines Bolt smart bulb with sleep data to wake you gently

Misfit, creator of the Shine and Flash fitness trackers, has this week launched a new product, but rather than creating another wearable, it has …

Writers Guild of America announces nominations for 2015 WGA Awards

The Writer’s Guild of America has announced the nominations for Oustanding Achievement for the 2015 WGA Awards, with Boyhood, <b>Foxcatcher</b>, <b>The Grand</b> …

Sweetcorn pancakes with avocado salsa recipe

Speedy weeknight supper: Sweetcorn pancakes are fresh, healthy and beautiful to boot<p>Bright and colourful, this is a good brunch dish at the weekend as well as an evening meal.<p><b>SERVES</b><br>4<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><br>3 eggs<br>100g plain flour<br>1 tsp baking powder<br>100ml crème fraiche<br>150g tinned sweetcorn<br>3 spring onions<br>Fresh …

Shooting Chauvet: Photographing the World’s Oldest Cave Art

<i>Stephen Alvarez photographed the cave of Chauvet-Pont-d’Arc for the story “The Origins of Art” that appears in the January 2015 issue of</i> National Geographic <i>magazine. Here, he chronicles his experience shooting some of the world’s oldest cave art, under extremely challenging circumstances.</i><p>*****<p>At …

5:2 diet recipe: mushroom and green bean korma

A deliciously creamy vegetarian korma for only 173 calories? Perfect for a 5:2 Fast Day<p>I love all kinds of curry, but have a very soft spot for korma. The richness of the sauce seemed to make it a no-no for Fast Days, until I decided to try using almond milk in place of cream and full-fat yogurt. …

Apira Science's iGrow: lasers in the service of ending baldness

For men and women who are losing their hair<p>"We have peer-reviewed science!" says Jeff Braile, the president of Apira Science's medical device division the moment I walked up to their booth at CES. Clearly he was familiar with my oeuvre.<p>The company's iGrow laser therapy was approved by the US Food …

FDA

Russian authorities deny censoring Peter Greenaway's Eisenstein script

Russia has denied refusing to back a new Sergei Eisenstein biopic from British director Peter Greenaway unless all references to the legendary film-maker’s homosexuality are excised from the screenplay.<p>In an interview with the BBC Russian service published on 6 January, Nikolai Bordachev of the …

Angelbird's SSD2go Pocket Eats USB Flash Drives For Breakfast

When it comes to personal storage, be it in your PC or Mac or your portable USB device, Solid State Disks are the way to go. The speed they offer is way beyond anything a hard disk can muster, while for laptops, they consume less power so increase battery life too. They’re also very durable thanks …

Boyhood and Birdman soar into PGA nominations as Selma is snubbed

Awards season hopefuls Boyhood, Birdman, The Grand Budapest Hotel and The Theory of Everything have all been named as nominees for this year’s Producers Guild of America awards, a keys Oscars bellwether.<p>They are joined by Foxcatcher, The Imitation Game, Nightcrawler, American Sniper, Gone Girl and …

Ageing does not have to bring poor health and frailty, say King's College scientists

Researchers at King's College London say the findings debunk the common assumption that ageing automatically makes people doddery and infirm<p>Ageing does not have to bring poor health and frailty, scientists have claimed, after discovering that the most active people in their 70s are as fit as those …

'Veganuary': three mouth-watering vegan recipes

Planning to go vegan for the New Year? Blogger Áine Carlin shares her recipes for vegan-friendly squash salad, black bean chilli and pea risotto<p>We're all used to going on a crash diet or health kick in the New Year - but have you ever considered going vegan?<p>'Veganuary', a worldwide campaign to …

37 world class walks

Whether you like teetering on mountain ridges or prefer a gentle jaunt along the beach, we’ve found the best wanders the Earth has to offer. Get your …

NPR Music's 50 Favorite Albums Of 2014

Was the music of 2014 heavier than usual, or is it just us? When the staff of NPR Music and our member station partners gather to collect our favorite albums of the year, we don't start out with a theme. We don't intend to come to an absolute consensus. We begin with questions: What do you hold …

Winter Sleep review – a powerful meditation upon guilt

“You are an unbearable man,” declares Melisa Sözen in the third hour of this quietly intense tale of wealth and poverty, religion and politics, husbands and wives from Turkish auteur Nuri Bilge Ceylan. “You are selfish, spiteful and cynical,” she continues, before conceding that her target is also …