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Find the Geminid meteors’ radiant point

December’s Geminid meteor shower radiates from the constellation Gemini the Twins. To see it, look east in mid-evening or overhead by about 2 …

NASA Announces Mars 2020 Rover Payload to Explore the Red Planet

The NASA Mars Rover 2020 will carry instruments to conduct unprecedented science and exploration technology investigations on the Red Planet.

Scientist find that 80 percent of all light in the Universe is missing

According to observations made by the Cosmic Origins Spectrograph on board the Hubble Space Telescope, the Universe is <i>missing</i> 80 percent of all its …

5 Visions That Showed Nikola Tesla Was Ahead of His Time

Modern society owes a lot to Nikola Tesla.<p>The Serbian-American scientist's inventions led to the radios and power grids used today. Over the course …

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The Human Brain Has An On-Off Switch For Consciousness, Scientists Say

Turning off the mind could be as easy as flicking a switch.<p>That's what doctors at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., inadvertently discovered while evaluating a 54-year-old woman with epilepsy. The researchers realized that by using electrodes to deliver tiny jolts of electricity to …

Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014: the shortlist - in pictures

Celestial Dance by Dr Claus Possberg (Germany). In this spectacular image of the northern lights unfolding over a fjord, in Skjervøy, Troms, Norway, the vibrant colours are produced at various altitudes by different atmospheric gases, with blue light emitted by nitrogen and green by oxygen. Red …

Triple Monster Black Hole Discovered

Sometimes big, bad things comes in threes, including jumbo black holes.<p>The discovery of a trio of jumbo black holes circling the center of a distant galaxy, reported by astronomers on Wednesday, suggests that pairs or triplets of such monsters may be surprisingly common.<p>Astronomers have learned …

PlayStation Side Effect: Dangerous Blood Clots, Docs Say

A New Zealand man who played eight hours of video games for four days in a row developed life-threatening blood clots so severe that doctors created a new condition: “gamer’s thrombosis.” The situation involving the 31-year-old PlayStation fan was picked as the case report of the year for 2013 by …

Medicine

What an Enterprise! NASA physicist, artist unveil warp-speed craft design

Thanks to a NASA physicist, the notion of warp speed might just travel out of sci-fi and into the real world.<p>NASA's Harold White has been working since 2010 to develop a warp drive that will allow spacecraft to travel at speeds faster than light -- 186,000 miles per second.<p>White, who heads NASA's …

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Men's Health

Miss the 'Blood Moon'? Here's Your Next Chance

If you were asleep when the "blood moon" graced the sky early today, you're in luck.<p>The moon will glow red three more times in the next 18 months, …

The Lost Empire that Ruled the Silk Road

Today, the city of Samarkand in Uzbekistan is relatively remote, known mostly for its magnificent medieval ruins. But over a millennium ago, it was …

Ancient History

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Feds to mobile marketers: Stop targeting kids, or else (exclusive)

The feds are focusing their investigative attention on the surging mobile ad space.<p>The Federal Trade Commission has begun aggressively going after tech companies suspected of violating the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, the FTC told VentureBeat exclusively.<p>The move comes after the FTC …

82 Push-Ups You Need to Know About

Drop and give me<i>…</i> 82<i>?</i> That’s right. We at Greatist love—nay, adore—the push-up. It’s one of the simplest and most functional exercises around, and <b>it</b> …

Workouts

Quantum computing explained: harnessing particle physics to work faster

Around the world teams of scientists are working on the next technological revolution: quantum computing. But what makes it so special? And why do we need it? We ask physicist Dr Ruth Oulton of the Bristol University to explain.<p><b>In a normal computer, information is stored as bits. How is it</b> …

Google's Project Ara could go on sale next year for $50

Google's Project Ara modular smartphones could arrive early next year for as low as $50, reports <i>Time</i>. The company's Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) group — which is developing the project to make smartphones composed of small, swappable pieces of hardware — reportedly plans to finish a …

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<b>How much should you drink “water” every day?</b><p>Correct timing to take water, will maximize its effectiveness to Human body.<p>Two (02) glasses of water - …

How Much Water Do You Really Need to Drink When You Exercise?

<i>Adapted from the new book</i> Fitter Faster<i>, in which health journalist Robert J. Davis and celebrity fitness trainer Brad Kolowich, Jr., answer your</i> …

Wellness

Forecasting The 'Future' By Tapping Into Human Consciousness

Now more than ever before, we have the tools to study the mysteries of consciousness. Memory, dreams, the self are now being examined using high-tech brain scans developed by physicists on the cutting edge of their field.<p>Dr. Michio Kaku, professor at the City College of New York, is among them. In</i> …

Exploring the galaxy: the bigger picture

Stand back a bit – back from the Ukraine, Europe or Russia, a million miles from Earth, and even further from the sun. In a lonely orbit at a stable gravitational point in the cold and the dark, there is a newly launched space telescope called Gaia. It was designed and built by the European Space …

Week's Best Space Pictures: Celestial Booger, Mars Road Map, and Frozen Lakes

A runaway star leaves a slime trail, Curiosity follows a road map, and the Great Lakes enter a deep freeze in this week's best space pictures.<p>Young, hot stars light up the Orion nebula in the above false-color image, released February 20, based on infrared data from NASA's Spitzer Space …

21 Days to Fit and Lean: Three-Week Workout Plan

Watch this video to get the total plan, as well as to see demos of how to do each body-shaping move. For a complete list of all the moves, reps, and sets, see below.<p><b>Total-Body Toning Routines – 2x a week</b><br>Reps: 12 – 15 per move<br>Sets: 1 set during week 1, 2 sets during weeks 2 and 3<p>Moves:<br>Plank with …

7 Things Anybody Can Learn From a Bodybuilder

Bodybuilders spend years and years of their lives focused on perfecting the human body through proper training and nutrition. You, on the other hand, …

Are You Recovering or Just Resting? | Whole9

Today, I’d like to talk about recovery. No, not economic recovery—though that would be lovely—but <i>physiological</i> recovery from the stressors placed …

Obama’s 34 Words That Matter Most

No one paid much attention when he said he would appeal for more help for young men of color, but those could prove the most important words of the …

Diamond: Britain's answer to the Large Hadron Collider

The darling of particle physics might be the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at Cern, but as a practical tool it's no match for the UK's Diamond Light Source. Located at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory campus at Harwell in Oxfordshire, Diamond is an alchemist's dream, a place where beams of light …

One Map That Shows What America’s Spies Are Worried About

<b>How dangerous is the world? Listen to</b> what leaders in the intelligence community are saying and it’s frightening.<p>Officials from America’s spy …

7 Shifts To Create A Classroom Of The Future

<b>Tomorrow’s Learning Today: 7 Shifts To Create A Classroom Of The Future</b>by <b>Terry Heick</b><i>(Ed note: This post has been updated from a 2013 post)</i>So we’re …

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