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Are we all alone in the universe? There are signs we may not be

In Summary<p>Let’s find out: our Milky Way galaxy is a typical galaxy and it has about 300 billion other stars – Yes; billion with a “b”.<br>• There are about …

Universe

Is this the world's best private jet? The Boeing 787 that's an airborne penthouse apartment

Ordinarily Boeing 787 Dreamliners serve as commercial aircraft that carry between 240 and 335 passengers, but in a world first one of the planes has been transformed into a 40-passenger private jet so spacious and well-equipped that it resembles an airborne penthouse apartment.<p>Developed by Kestrel …

In the Quantum World, Physics Gets Philosophical

IRA FLATOW: This is Science Friday. I’m Ira Flatow. I want you to try something. I want you to look around and observe the world around you for a …

Why luxury watches cost so much money

In the earlier part of the 20th century, watches were used primarily as tools, says Ben Clymer, founder and executive editor of watch expert site Hodinkee.<p>For example: A diver needed something that was waterproof and would work at depths of up to 100 meters, a race car driver needed a method to …

Watches

14 Stress Management Apps to Relax Your Mind & Body

Self-help can be your biggest asset. Check out these apps to help you manage your stress and anxiety on a daily basis.

Apps

In PBR's Big Milwaukee Homecoming, The Brewing Giant Goes Micro

Think about Milwaukee, and two things probably come to mind: cheese and beer. And with good reason. The city is built on a foundation of breweries. Among those, the most famous today is Miller — but that's not how it always was.<p>Established in 1844, Pabst Blue Ribbon was the first of the great …

Catch him if you can: Jetsetter lives high life at a discount price

Ben Schlappig, also known as “Lucky” or “Coins”, flies 640,000 kilometres a year on average — more than 16 times around the world.<p>Ben is part of an …

Take a walk on the surface of ‘Earth’s cousin’ - Kepler 452b

What would it be like to walk on Kepler 452b? We don’t know much — but what we know is enticing. This strange new word may be Earth-like, but it’s …

Universe

Nasa wants to conquer WORMHOLES: Agency plans to crack unknown physics to explore beyond our solar system

Nasa has revealed that it is planning to develop warp travel and wormholes to make it possible to travel into the distant universe.<p>The agency says it …

Will 2015 Be The Year Our Smartphones Link Up To Our Brains?

A company called Thync thinks so<p>The Boston office of Thync, its interior walls covered in scribbles of dry-erase marker, exudes the youthful energy of any tech startup. But there’s one noticeable departure from the typical startup visible just as I walk in the front door: a sign notifying study …

The Brain

Meditation Apps For Inner Peace (On The Go)

In our non-stop contemporary lives, it helps when mindfulness can be practiced on-the-go. Fortunately, you don't have to carve out a full 30 minutes, twice a day to feel the benefits of cultivating mindfulness through a regular meditation routine. Just a few minutes can go a long way toward …

Check out 'Trump Force One' — Donald Trump's personal Boeing airliner

As Donald Trump's campaign for the White House kicks into high gear, the bombastic billionaire will be jetting across America on his private Boeing 757-200 airliner. Unlike most presidential candidates, The Donald actually owns his campaign plane.<p>"Trump Force One" — as some have dubbed the jet — …