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The Pillars Of Creation Haven't Been Destroyed, Say New NASA Images

The Pillars of Creation, 7,000 light years away in the Eagle Nebula, represents one of Hubble’s most iconic images.<p>The full nebula itself is a race: evaporative radiation from new stars fights against the active, ongoing star-formation from the nebula’s cool gas.<p>First observed by Hubble in the …

Cosmology

17 Netflix Original Movies Perfect For Your Next Date Night

With all the articles out there about exciting, unusual, and unconventional date ideas, the idea of sitting on a couch and watching a movie might …

Entertainment

100 Greatest Guitarists

50<p>Ritchie Blackmore<p>Best known for the gargantuan riff at the heart of Deep Purple's "Smoke on the Water," Ritchie Blackmore helped define heavy-metal …

Guitar

That interstellar visitor from another solar system wasn't an asteroid after all

Scientists spotted a strange object flying through the solar system last year. It looked skinny, like a cigar, and may have been a quarter-mile in …

Astronomy

Strawberry Moon 2018: How to Catch This Sweet Event Alongside Rare Saturn Views

Much like its namesake, the event is a real treat.<p>Hot on the heels of the Summer Solstice, June’s waxing moon will reach its full lunar phase in the …

Astronomy

A Smart Telescope That Puts the Universe in the Palm of Your Hand

Most telescopes are more pleasing to look through than to look at, but the sleek, $2,999 Stellina from French startup Vaonis revolutionizes on both …

The friend effect: why the secret of health and happiness is surprisingly simple

A study has found that regularly eating meals alone is the biggest single factor for unhappiness, besides existing mental illness. Why is hanging out with friends so helpful?<p>For some, eating alone can be a joyous thing: forking mouthfuls of pasta straight from the pan, peanut butter licked off a …

Mental Disorders

This physicist’s ideas of time will blow your mind – Quartz

Time feels real to people. But it doesn’t even exist, according to quantum physics. “There is no time variable in the fundamental equations that describe the world,” theoretical physicist Carlo Rovelli tells Quartz.<p>If you met him socially, Rovelli wouldn’t assault you with abstractions and math to …

Equations

Hubble's Latest Batch of Space Porn Is Some of the Best We've Ever Seen

Space is mind-bogglingly vast, and it’s practically impossible for our puny brains to comprehend just how huge it really is. Using the Hubble Space …

Here's How We Know the Big Bang Happened

At 13.8 billion years ago, our entire observable universe was the size of a peach and had a temperature of over a trillion degrees.<p>That's a pretty …

This luxury space hotel could be up and running in four years

Got a spare $9.5 million?<p>If road trips, theme parks, and beach resorts just don’t do it for you, how about a stay in a swanky space hotel?<p>A Silicon Valley startup called Orion Span yesterday announced plans to open a luxury hotel in low-Earth orbit by 2022, and you can reserve a room for $80,000. …

Space Exploration

5 Ways to Turn Your Negative Self-Talk Into a More Productive Inner Dialogue

Negative self-talk will prevent you from living a positive life. Here's how to create a more powerful inner dialogue.<p>Whether you tell yourself, "I'm never going to be promoted," or you constantly think, "People think I'm weird," negative self-talk affects how you feel and how you behave. In fact, …

Self-help

Plight of Phoenix: how long can the world’s 'least sustainable' city survive?

Set deep in the Valley of the Sun, the lush and sprawling ‘megapolis’ has a problem – the rivers<p>Jennifer Afshar and her husband, John, pushed their bikes across the grass and paused to savour the sunshine, while their two boys went to look at the duck pond. Other kids were playing soccer or doing …

Los Angeles

NASA's Hubble telescope delivers stunning new space pictures

Whoa, like, Jupiter is DEEP. Really, really deep.

Scientists studying Jupiter using data and observations from the Juno spacecraft just released four new papers on their results, and I honestly can't …

50 Books from the Past 50 Years Everyone Should Read at Least Once

Challenge accepted.<p>Fifty contemporary classics everyone should read at least once—only 50? There are hundreds we could include, and if we did, this …

Stunning image of airglow bands around the Milky Way

Xiaohan Wang was driving near Keluke Lake in Qinghai Province in China, but stopped to snap this lovely image of airglow bands framing the Milky …

A Cure for Disconnection

In the world of Peanuts, Charlie Brown once visited Lucy's psychiatry booth and asked, "Can you cure loneliness?"<p>"For a nickel, I can cure anything," …

Actually Cool Things to Do When Someone Visits Phoenix

You’ve all heard it before, and yes, it’s true. Repeat after me: “It’s a dry heat in Phoenix.” But the 100-degree weather shouldn’t deter you from …

Stephen Hawking explains what happened before Big Bang

<i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>So there was this chicken, OK? And then there was this egg.<p>No, wait. There was this egg, you see. And then there was this chicken.<p>It's easy to see quite a few scientific theories as relying on a decision as …

Stephen Hawking thinks he knows what happened before the beginning of time

Neil deGrasse Tyson asks him to weigh in.<p>Neil deGrasse Tyson’s show <i>Star Talk</i> is ending its fourth season with a bang—a big one. <i>The</i> big one, to be precise. The show, filmed at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, features famous astrophysicist Tyson interviewing …

Behind the Cover: 3.4.18

<b>Jake Silverstein, editor in chief:</b> “This week’s cover story presented an unusual visual challenge: Because Leopoldo López has been imprisoned or under house arrest for four years and prohibited from speaking to the press, we were unable to send a photographer to take his picture. Luckily, we were …

Pink Floyd’s ‘Dark Side of the Moon’: 10 Things You Didn’t Know

There are hit albums, and then there’s <i>Dark Side of the Moon</i>. Pink Floyd‘s eternally popular song cycle has sold more than 15 million copies in the …

Indie Music

7 tough lessons people often learn too late in life

Life lessons are full of wisdom because they often have to be learned the hard way. However, the hardest part about that process is realizing that sometimes not every opportunity lasts forever. You finally "get it" long after the fact.<p>If possible, it's best to learn these things sooner rather than …

Have your funeral before you die

My friend didn’t wait till she passed to have a great memorial. More of us should be scheduling our own wakes<p>A few months ago, I attended one of the best memorials I've ever been to. It was a glorious, sunlit afternoon full of friends and music. It was just weeks after my friend Jessica's birthday. …

The way a narcissist's brain works can help unravel whether they mean to hurt their partners or not

If you are in a relationship with a narcissist, you will have been through a roller-coaster of ups and downs.<p>At the beginning, everything would have been wonderful. You might have even thought you'd found your soul mate. But after a while, things started to go sour.<p>This is because after a few …

This 1 Piece of Advice Won't Be Popular, But It May Save Your Career

"A moment of patience in a moment of doubt can save you a million moments of regret."<p>During this time of year, my social media feeds get flooded with new years resolution advice. Everywhere I look, there's another tip or life hack. Although I've read hundreds, I'm always curious to see if someone …

Motivation

Everything You Should Know About Happy Relationships in One Infographic

From communication to intimacy, this data visual has it all covered.<br>Read More

Happiness

How Opioids Kill

One evening this past fall a patient stumbled into the emergency room at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. “I don’t feel so…” she muttered, …

Medicine