Sally Richardson

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A Prime Number Could Be the Answer to Bitcoin’s Power Problem

Methods used by computers programmed to run a 350-year-old equation may also offer answers to bitcoin’s out-sized demand for electricity.<p>The Great …

15 of the best science podcasts that will make you smarter

Podcasts are more popular every year, which means there's a wealth of audio storytelling to listen to — and many options to choose from.<p>We're here to help.<p>Whether you need something to listen to on your commute or just want a brain-boost while you pick up around the house, you can always trust a …

Science

17 Amazing, Eye-Opening, And Batshit Netflix Documentaries You Have To See

Let's end 2017 with real facts, not fake news.

Fidel Castro

Becoming A Better Writer Is Like Sculpting Clay. This 3-Step Process Is Everything You Need To Know | Inc.com

If you want to become a writer, you have to write.<p>I am going to continue saying this, like a mantra, because it is truly the most fundamental habit required in order to write well.<p>I want you to think of your writing as a wet piece of clay.<p>In order for that mushy lump to turn into a ceramic bowl, …

Creative Writing

'Zero tolerance' plan eyed for plastic pollution

<b>A plan for zero tolerance of plastic pollution of the oceans may be agreed by nations at a UN environment summit.</b><p>Governments are being asked to move towards a legal treaty banning plastic waste from entering the sea.<p>At the moment ships are prohibited from dumping plastic overboard but there's no …

This $40 million robotic 'plantscraper' will feed over 5,000 people per year

By 2050, the world's population is expected to swell to 9.6 billion, with around 66% living in urban areas. This projection is leaving many cities wondering how they will feed all those people.<p>A Swedish food-tech company called Plantagon is proposing that cities consider building what it calls …

9 Rookie Mistakes to Avoid in Santorini

We recently spent 16 unforgettable days on the world famous Greek island of Santorini. That equates to 16 epic sunsets into the Aegean Sea, 36 …

European Travel

Home workouts: The best HIIT exercise routine for overall weight loss

In an ideal world we would all have a six-day weight loss workout plan with specific days dedicated to targeting certain areas and we’d stick to …

Workouts

This Renewable 'Instant Coal' Could Be The Fuel of The Future

It's highly efficient.<p>The world is shifting from fossil fuels to renewable energy in a big way right now, but a group of scientists has come up with …

Biofuel

13 Science-Backed Signs You're Smarter Than You Realise

Don't underestimate yourself.<p>Everyone wants to be humble. Who me, smart? Nah, I'm just a good test-taker.<p>And anyway, it's kind of crass to go around …

Neurologist dispels myths about Alzheimer's disease

A neurologist is breaking down myths and providing some hope for people with Alzheimer's disease, defining the illness as a kind of spectrum disorder.<p>…

Your Bedroom on Mars Will Look a Lot Different

Forget about your big bed — and that comfy recliner.<p>Before you sign up for any mission to Mars, be prepared to say goodbye to the concept of the bedroom as you know it.<p>On Mars, as in outer space generally, it would be an unimaginable luxury to have a big bed with a thick mattress and a heavy …

Habitats

Creativity is Born Out of Discomfort | Inc.com

Most of us would agree that problem solving is crucial to business success; that's why the skill appears in so many job listings!<p>Hearing the words "problem solver" may conjure images of that genius kid in your high school math class who worked on college level calculus "for fun." But really, most …

Creativity
Leadership

Did Google’s Pixel Buds just break the language barrier?

The written and spoken word have been shaping our lives since the dawn of mankind. They’ve built and defined societies, led to a greater …

NASA is extending Dawn’s mission over Ceres for a second time

Mission planners want to bring the spacecraft even closer to the surface<p>In June 2016, the Dawn spacecraft reached the end of its primary mission over Ceres. Since then, the spacecraft has remained in orbit around the dwarf planet, where it has continued to monitor and study its surface. This week, …

How Google's Quantum Computer Could Change the World

Hartmut Neven believes in parallel universes. On a recent morning outside Google’s Los Angeles office, the 53-year-old computer scientist was …

A newly discovered moon tunnel could be the perfect place for a colony, scientists say

At the close of the Apollo age, a year before the final moonwalk in 1972, a NASA researcher argued that vast tunnels lie beneath the lunar surface.<p>There was good reason to think so. Lava from ancient volcanoes might have bored miles-long voids beneath the moon's surface, just as volcanoes formed …

Astronomy

After a year in space, Scott Kelly’s legs betray the mission: ‘They are swollen and alien stumps’ | The Star

A crack of light wakes me: Is it morning? No, it’s just Amiko coming to bed. I’ve only been asleep for a couple of hours. But I feel delirious. It’s …

Space Exploration

This charming Italian town will pay you to move there

If you've always dreamed of enjoying la dolce vita, this could be the place for you.Candela, a small medieval town in Puglia, is now paying people to …

Medieval

The 20 best hotels in Europe in 2017

As part of the Readers' Travel Awards 2017, Condé Nast Traveller asked its readers to rate their favourite hotels across Europe that they had visited this year.<p>Each hotel was rated based on various factors including staff, location, and remarkability. The complicated selection process took into …

Your first stop for news, information and analysis about civil, military and commercial space programs

Here is our list of space policy events for the week of March 26-30, 2018 and any insight we can offer about them. The House and Senate are in recess …

NASA's New Ion Thruster Engine Is Breaking Some Important Records

Faster than rockets with far less fuel!<p>NASA's new X3 thruster, which is being developed by researchers at the University of Michigan in collaboration …

Australia Debates: Does a Warming Planet Really Need More Coal?

ABBOT POINT, Australia — In a desolate corner of northeastern Australia, about 100 miles from the nearest town, a grassy stretch of prime grazing land sits above a vein of coal so rich and deep that it could be mined for decades.<p>The Australian government is considering a proposal to build one of …

Fossil Fuels

NASA Is Running Out of The Most Precious Ingredient Needed For Future Space Missions

Houston, we really do have a problem.<p>Classroom models lie - our Solar System isn't a bunch of bright, closely nestled orbs.<p>Instead, other planets are …

Nuclear Energy

Photographs from the integration of @NASA_TESS cameras developed by @MIT and @MITLL meeting the TESS spacecraft built by @OrbitalATK https://t.co/qxeC3ViXcF

Does the Moon Rotate?

Observers on Earth might notice that the moon essentially keeps the same side facing our planet as it passes through its orbit. This may lead to the …

Intelligence Isn't Something You're Born With. It's Acquired When You Learn How To Do These 5 Things | Inc.com

Outliers have a tendency to give the masses the wrong ideas.<p>When we hear stories about a seven year old who can speak 14 different languages, or see a video of someone with a photographic memory repeating back every single person's name in a fifty person auditorium, we sit back in awe.<p>"How can they …

Self-improvement

NASA could go back to the future and revive moon base plans from a decade ago

In the wake of the National Space Council’s first meeting, NASA says it has been told to draw up plans to send humans to the moon “for long-term …