Savannah Smith

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There’s a way to train our brains to cope with stress that changes chemistry “as much as any antidepressant”

Stress is often perceived as the villain of contemporary culture: the nagging tension that keeps us chained to our desks during the day, awake all night, and makes us dangerously unhealthy.<p>But Ian Robertson, a cognitive neuroscientist at Trinity College Dublin and author of the upcoming book ‘<i>The</i> …

Immune System

Scientists Are About to Turn on a System That Converts Atmospheric CO2 Into Fuel

This sucks in all the right ways.<p>Most of the strategies we hear about when it comes to reducing greenhouse gas emissions involve figuring out ways to …

Hydroelectric Power

Musk: SpaceX could take humans to Mars in 9 years

Elon Musk believes SpaceX should be able to land humans on Mars nine years from now.<p>Musk reiterated confidence in his Mars timeline at the Code Conference on Wednesday night.<p>"If things go according to plan, we should be able to — we should be able to — launch people in 2024, with arrival in 2025," …

Hillary Clinton

Space entrepreneur: Why build apps when you can make satellites?

It's a long way from the small town of Tumbarumba, Australia to NASA and space startups, but it's come naturally to Chris Boshuizen.<p>Growing up in …

To explore deep space, an astronaut says we need to build a rocket factory on the moon

Strong gravity and a thick atmosphere allow us to live here on Earth, but also what make it so difficult to leave the planet.<p>Rockets have to exceed at least 25,000 mph to escape Earth's gravity. That means spacecraft may end up using a substantial portion of their fuel before they even start …

The world’s most secretive places

From an isolated Pacific island without running water to a James Bond-like spy base in England, these five places are practically off-limits to even the most curious travellers.<p>The most alluring things in life are often those that are off-limits. And as travellers, this means that we’re fascinated …

North Pole

Physicist Brian Greene clearly, joyfully explains gravitational waves to Stephen Colbert, and us

If you have Brian Greene as your teacher, count yourself lucky. The Columbia professor of physics and mathematics was Stephen Colbert's guest on …

Photonic Propulsion Could Send a Spacecraft to Mars in As Little As 3 Days

If the technology can actually be scaled enough to use on space probes, it might be the key to visiting worlds outside our solar system.<p>There's no argument in the astronomical community—rocket-propelled spacecraft can take us only so far. The SLS will likely take us to Mars, and future rockets …

Physicists Test Classic Paradox 'Maxwell's Demon' with Beams of Light

New experiments revisit a classic paradox of thermodynamics.<p>In 1867, renowned physicist James Clerk Maxwell wrote a letter to fellow physicist and middle-name enthusiast Peter Guthrie Tait in which he outlined a thought experiment that seemed to allow for the violation of the second law of …

A triumph of science: first detection of the gravitational wave

<b>Gravitational waves detected 100 years after Einstein’s prediction – video folows</b><p>American University contributes to noise-reduction technology in …

10 Greatest Unsolved Mysteries In Physics

It can seem like an uphill challenge to try to understand the universe around us. We have found many answers to the mysteries in our world: how …

What’d Make a Better Rocket, Nuclear or Ion Engines?

Author: Rhett Allain. Rhett Allain Science<p>Date of Publication: 10.09.15.<p>Time of Publication: 8:00 am. 8:00 am<p>All rockets work on the same basic …

Kim Jong Un vows to fight 'any kind of war the American imperialists want'

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un took center stage at a military parade and mass rally in Pyongyang on Saturday to mark the 70th anniversary of the country's ruling party by declaring in a rare speech that the North has no intention of straying from the socialist track established by his grandfather …

North Korea

Fashion Week in Milan, Italy: Pictures

Marion Cotillard says feminism has no place in the film industry

Surprise comments follow Emily Watson’s claim at the San Sebastián film festival that equal pay was not her ‘personal quest’<p>The Oscar-winning actor Marion Cotillard has said there is no place for feminism in Hollywood because the very term itself creates “separation” between the sexes.

Feminism

8 Ways to Write and Finish a Work of Fiction

Like any endeavor, writing a work of fiction requires learning how to manage those nagging self-doubts each time you sit at a computer and think to yourself, "I can't write!"<p>Writers are notorious for getting stuck in their own heads which often causes them to give up. Starting a work of fiction …

The best way to colonize Mars is crazier than Elon Musk's idea of dropping nukes on the planet

Yet the Red Planet holds great promise, and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk recently discussed its future with comedian and television host Stephen Colbert.<p>Musk, who hopes to build a colony of 1 million people on Mars, told Colbert that there are two ways to warm the global temperatures on Mars, which would …

What’s in all that e-cig vapor?

Wander into a vape shop in the mall or online, and you can find a smorgasbord of flavors: cotton candy, vanilla custard, even Unicorn Milk or Katy Perry’s Cherry.<p>Flashy flavors have helped e-cigarettes, designed to vaporize a nicotine solution, grow into an industry with an estimated $3.5 billion …

Russia to send 6 women scientists on mock-up voyage to the moon

Putting WOMAN on the moon: Russia to send six female scientists on mock-up voyage to the lunar surface to see how their minds and bodies react<p><b>Ten</b> …

Water Escapes a Warm Planet — Will Earth Become Like Mars?

<i>This article was originally published on The Conversation. The publication contributed this article to Space.com's</i> Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights.<p>We …

Chemistry

Self-Chilling Roof Material Could Cool Your House For Free

Also keeps your cooling bills from going through the roof<p>It's June, and that means that summer is coming ... and it's bringing the heat. Cities especially start to bake in the summer months, as sunlight heats up asphalt and rooftops, turning metropolitan areas into heat islands noticeably warmer …

SXSW 2015: Dr. Leslie Saxon On The Implantable Future

Who's afraid of biometric data sharing?<p>You'd be hard-pressed to find a consumer tech company that isn't selling a wearable device, or at least thinking about it. Whether for health or fitness, plenty of people are strapping on sensors to gather data. At South by Southwest this year, Dr. Leslie …

Mars One mission: a one-way trip to the red planet in 2024

Photograph: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images<p>Mars One chief executive, Bas Lansdorp, left, announces the launch of astronaut selection for a Mars space mission project, in New York. Mars One is a non-profit organisation that aims to establish a permanent human settlement on …

Mars

An Astronaut's View of Earth

SpaceShip Two crash casts doubt on space tourism project, says Branson

Sir Richard Branson acknowledged on Saturday that his dream of commercial space tourism may have ended in the explosion that consumed Virgin Galactic’s test craft SpaceShipTwo in the skies above California’s Mojave desert.<br>After rushing overnight to the scene of Friday’s accident, the Virgin chief …

What’s The World To Do About Water?

The world's water problem, and how to solve it<p>In 2007, when my daughter was seven years old, we would brush our teeth together every night as part of our daily ritual. To conserve water, we would turn off the faucet after wetting our brushes and turn it back on only to rinse. One night, I didn’t …

Turn A Tea Bag Into A Lantern

A burning lantern (and rocket) made from paper tea bags<p>Every plain, paper tea bag conceals an exciting crash course in lift. In a six-second video on Vine, user “oh so tracy” empties a tea bag, folds it into a tube, and lights it on fire. After the bag burns down, the remains of the still-flaming …

Nano Water Chip Could Make Desalination Affordable for Everyone

With freshwater declining throughout the globe, desalination looks increasingly attractive, but current technologies are expensive, demand far too …

What Drunk Prairie Voles Can Tell Us About Booze And Relationships

How alcohol affects men and women, as told by rodents<p>As any student of life can attest, alcohol can bring romantic pairs closer together, but it can also break them apart, by greasing the wheels of extra-partner dalliance. Scientists set out to explore the dual nature of intoxication, and to see if …

Missiles And Rockets Might Soon Smell Like Pine Trees

Genetic engineers have coaxed bacteria to brew high-energy pinene biofuel.<p>In an effort to launch things skyward in a more sustainable way, researchers have coaxed bacteria to produce a highly combustible compound called pinene. Conifers naturally excrete the stuff in their resin, lending the plants …