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NASA's $1 billion Jupiter probe has taken mind-bending new photos of the gas giant

The robot gets relatively close to the gas giant and takes new photos with its JunoCam instrument roughly every 53 days while traveling at up to 130,000 mph.<p>It can take days or sometimes weeks to receive the images, but the wait is worth it. The latest batch of photos features swirling, …

Astronomy

Amusing Shots of Cats in Ninja Poses

Japanese photographer Hisakata Hiroyuki proves that cats truly are the ninjas we believe them to be in his series Ninja Cats, which he has been …

Potentially hazardous three-mile-wide asteroid 3200 Phaethon to skim Earth TODAY in closest pass since 1974

A massive asteroid is set to skim the Earth on Saturday, December 16 - just over a week before Christmas.<p>With a diameter of about 3 miles, the …

Astronomy

Scientists Somehow Just Discovered a New System of Vessels in Our Brains

It is unclear what they do—but they likely play a central role in aging and disease.<p>You are now among the first people to see the brain’s lymphatic system. The vessels in the photo above transport fluid that is likely crucial to metabolic and inflammatory processes. Until now, no one knew for sure …

Neuroscience

Strange Atomic Ripples in Graphene Could Unlock Clean, Limitless Energy

Holy crap.<p>By all measures, graphene shouldn't exist. The fact it does comes down to a neat loophole in physics that sees an impossible 2D sheet of …

Nanotech

Could the theory which predicted gravitational waves be wrong?

The detection of gravitational waves scooped the 2017 Nobel physics prize. But in a Perimeter Institute lecture Erik Verlinde proposes a rather different theory of gravity<p>One of those big open questions that we have in physics goes like this.<p>Einstein’s theory of General Relativity is elegant and …

I Got Tired of People Giving My Camera Credit, So I Bought a $200 DSLR Kit

When I first began posting my photos online, I started getting comments like “Wow, you must have a great camera!,” or “Anybody can take photos like …

The Girls Next Door

Life in the centerfold.<p>Hugh Hefner, the founder and editor-in-chief of <i>Playboy</i>, always said that his ideal for the magazine’s famous Playmate of the Month, the woman in the centerfold photo, was “the girl next door with her clothes off.” In other words, he was trying to take his readers back to a …

Facebook's Reckoning Draws Nearer

Sooner or later, the company will be forced to take on the responsibilities that come with being the world's dominant news distributor.<p>Nine months after Donald Trump won the presidency by unexpectedly swinging key states in the upper Midwest by slim margins, Facebook’s role in the 2016 election is …

Social Media

New Space Telescope, 40 Times The Power Of Hubble, To Unlock Astronomy's Future

Since humanity first turned our gaze skyward, we’ve realized that the cosmic story of our existence — our origins, all that exists today, and what our ultimate fate is — is literally written across the Universe. Our understanding of what our Universe truly is, what it’s made up of, and how it came …

Astrophysics

Forget getting rich - sex and sleep are the real keys to happiness

It’s often said that money doesn’t bring happiness – but researchers may have found the two things that do. A study has found that sex and sleep are the two things that have the strongest association with a person’s wellbeing.<p>The index, developed by researchers Oxford Economics, found that …

Happiness

Woman gets stuck in Tinder date’s window after fetching a poop she tried to throw out

In a situation pulled straight from a millennial Mad Libs workbook, a Bristol, England, man is crowdfunding the repair of his bathroom window after …

Want to Raise Mentally Strong Kids? Do These 3 Things (Most Parents Don't Do Any of Them)

All kids have the ability to develop mental muscle. We just need to teach them how.<p>Challenges, hardship, and setbacks are inevitable. Teaching kids to build mental muscle helps them become resilient. It's also the key to helping them reach their greatest potential in life.<p>But, it's easy to get so …

Self-help

Breaking: An Entirely New Type of Quantum Computing Has Been Invented

"It's amazing no one had thought of it before."<p>Australian researchers have designed a new type of qubit - the building block of quantum computers - …

Quantum Computing

Top Wow Spots of Joshua Tree National Park

Wonderland of Rocks<p>An area where towering stacks of jumbled boulders create a labyrinth in the heart of the park, Wonderland of Rocks can be explored …

This guy created a Polaroid camera that spits out moving GIFs

Sure, Polaroid cameras have been spitting out instant photos for years, but what about GIFs, those moving photos that fill up social media feeds? …

Focus Shift With The Nikon D850

Fireweed and Lobster Boat in Fog, Nikon D850 with Focus Shift. Nikon D850, NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8 lens, @ 58mm, f/11, ISO 400, 1/60 sec., 3 shots …

Nature Photography

Bite Size Tips: 5 Ideas For Better Black and White Photography

Black and white photography is tough to do well, but the results can stop people in their tracks.<p>Capturing a powerful image though takes a bit of …

Scientists Discover Why Hair Turns Gray and Goes Bald

Scientists have pinpointed the cells that cause hair to turn gray and to go bald in mice, according to a new study published in the journal <i>Genes &</i> …

Mutant ants created with gene editing technology

Scientists have successfully altered a major behavior of two species of lab ants by deleting a single gene. As the <i>Washington Post</i> reports, the journal <i>Cell</i> has just published two papers chronicling the journeys of the first so-called mutant ants.<p>One team reports on how one mutation removed a key …

Biology

19 Secrets Your Millionaire Neighbor Won't Tell You

The secret to financial freedom.<p><i>From time to time we bring you posts from our partners that may not be new but contain advice that bears repeating.</i> …

Scientists discover 91 volcanoes below Antarctic ice sheet

This is in addition to 47 already known about and eruption would melt more ice in region affected by climate change<p>Scientists have uncovered the largest volcanic region on Earth – two kilometres below the surface of the vast ice sheet that covers west Antarctica.<p>The project, by Edinburgh University …

Geology

The 10 crucial business books that explain why modern capitalism works the way it does now

And then, in the 1990s, the burgeoning tech industry made physical products even less relevant — and even more lucrative for investors and speculators.<p>These 10 classic business books tell the story of how capitalism changed from a system that made things into a trading desk for bonds, credit …

Books

Are There Wormholes At The Black Holes Core?

What happens when you remove the singularity from a black hole? A wormhole might appear right in the center of it. Can you go through, can we travel …

This Is Your Kid’s Brain On 1, 2, 3

Sponsored by<p>By<p>Aug 24 2016, 4:49 PM<p>ADVERTISEMENT<p><i>The following was produced in partnership with our friends at KinderCare.</i><p>Right now, your preschooler …

I Fell Victim to a $1,500 Used Camera Lens Scam on Amazon

I’ve been ordering used lenses for years and have never had a problem with any purchases. That is, until now. I recently ordered a $1,500 used camera …

Ricotta Pancakes with Blueberry-Lemon Compote

If you’re in a bit of a time crunch, these lemon-ricotta pancakes are remarkably light and delectable on their own. They would also be fantastic made with raspberries or huckleberries.<p>Ingredients<p>4 cups fresh blueberries (about 1½ pounds), divided<p>¼ cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar<p>1 teaspoon kosher salt, …

Baking

Psychological abusers don't go for the weak — they choose strong people because they 'like a challenge'

When you think of someone in an abusive relationship, you probably imagine someone weak. This may well be the end result, but in reality, it probably didn't start that way.<p>Victims of psychological abuse are most often the kind of people you wouldn't think would be vulnerable to such a thing. …

Psychology

The Greeks really do have near-mythical origins, ancient DNA reveals

Ever since the days of Homer, Greeks have long idealized their Mycenaean “ancestors” in epic poems and classic tragedies that glorify the exploits of …