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How the World’s Oldest People Live So Long

At 118, the world’s oldest woman says her secret is eating, sleeping, and relaxing. Sounds good to us!<p>How do you live to be 109 years old? Exercise, …

7 Habits of Incredibly Happy People

<i>This post is in partnership with Inc., which offers useful advice, resources and insights to entrepreneurs and business owners. The article below was</i> …

Meet The Scientists Who May Have Found The Cure For Drug Addiction

Researchers are closer than ever before to finding a cure for dependence on stimulants like methamphetamine and cocaine. But will big pharma and the FDA stand in the way?

It's hot enough on this exoplanet to melt steel - Futurity

A detailed weather map of an exoplanet about the size of Jupiter suggests it's a bizarre world, with huge temperature differences between night and …

Spacewatch: ISS begins spell of evening visibility

The ISS (International Space Station) is back on view at a convenient time in Britain’s evening sky for a series of eastbound passes that continues until 27 October. Our predictions for London and Manchester give the BST times of its visibility from when it rises above an elevation of 10° until it …

Mechanism that repairs brain after stroke discovered

A previously unknown mechanism through which the brain produces new nerve cells after a stroke has been discovered at Lund University and Karolinska …

The Moon and the Oh-My-God Particle

How our nearest celestial neighbor can help scientists probe the extremes of the cosmos.<p><b>Let's turn the moon into the largest cosmic ray detector</b> in the solar system. That's the outlandish sounding proposal from Justin Bray, a scientist from the University of Southampton in the U.K. He's in search …

Physics

Weather Of Wild Exoplanet Mapped Using Hubble Telescope

With scorching temperatures day and night, WASP-43b ain’t no place to live.<p>About 260 light years away from Earth, there is a wild exoplanet about the size of Jupiter -- but with double its mass. Known as WASP-43b, this huge planet orbits its host star, an orange dwarf, in just 19 short hours, …

Answering Your Questions About Ebola Treatments And Vaccines

This week, <i>All Things Considered</i> asked listeners to send in their questions about Ebola treatment, drugs and vaccines. Here's a lightly edited summary of the conversation about the results, with questions posed by host Melissa Block and answers from NPR Science Correspondent Richard Harris.<p><b>Andrea</b> …

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Getting sharp images from dull detectors: Operating in the fuzzy area between classical and quantum light

In the case of coherent light, a coordinated train of waves approach a baffle with two openings (figure, top). The light waves passing through will …

Archeologists unearth ancient village in an Arizona national park | Reuters

PHOENIX (Reuters) - Archeologists have unearthed a village believed to be about 1,300 years old and containing more than 50 sandstone-walled homes at a U.S. national park in northeastern Arizona, one of the researchers said on Friday.<p>The discovery was made by a team that surveyed part of the …

Find constellations of the zodiac

Tonight’s sky chart (top of post) shows the constellations of the zodiac that are up after nightfall on these October evenings. In a separate chart …

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Look for Orionid meteors this month

Details on the annual Orionid meteor shower. How and when to watch. In 2017, the peak morning is probably October 21. But start watching now, before …

EarthSky’s 2018 meteor shower guide

Plan ahead now for an awesome year of meteor-watching. Good news! In 2018, the year’s 2 most reliable showers – August Perseids and December Geminids …

Week's Best Space Pictures: Ripples Run, Astronauts Walk, and a Star Pulses

Ripples race across Mars, astronauts go for a walk, and a star pulses in this week's best space pictures.

Scientists hope to unravel mystery of the ‘Titanic of the ancient world’

They call it the Titanic of the ancient world – a luxury liner dating from before the Roman empire. Now divers and archeologists, who have completed a third season on this famous wreck off the remote Greek island of Antikythera, hope that their latest finds can at last help settle speculation …

Thermal

This article is about the atmospheric phenomenon. For other uses, see Thermal (disambiguation).<p>A <b>thermal column</b> (or <b>thermal</b>) is a column of rising air …

Bernoulli's principle

This article is about Bernoulli's principle and Bernoulli's equation in fluid dynamics. For Bernoulli's theorem in probability, see law of large …

Science Hack Day: Serious Fun in the Making

What happens when you take upwards of 200 people -- old, young, some formally versed in science and technology, others armed only with enthusiasm and open minds -- place them in the same room, and give them 48 consecutive hours to form teams and design and build scientific projects of their own …

Watch the Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse in One GIF

Narendra Shrestha—EPA<p>Guo Chen—Xinhua/Sipa<p>Yoshikazu Tsuno—AFP/Getty Images<p>Mark Blinch—Reuters<p>David Becker—Zuma …

Beautiful Chemistry: Amazing Chemical Reactions Filmed with a 4K UltraHD Camera | Colossal

<p>Beautiful Chemistry is a new collaboration between Tsinghua University Press and University of Science and Technology of China that seeks to make …

MESSENGER spacecraft sees lunar eclipse from Mercury

The MESSENGER spacecraft, now orbiting Mercury, caught the images to make this movie of last Wednesday’s lunar eclipse. See Earth and moon from …

Cave Paintings in Indonesia Redraw Picture of Earliest Art

The dating discovery recasts ancient cave art as a continent-spanning human practice.<p>A hand painted in an Indonesian cave dates to at least 39,900 years ago, making it among the oldest such images in the world, archaeologists reported Wednesday in a study that rewrites the history of art.<p>The …

How did violins get their shape? Mimicry, says evolution study

Here's a little secret about violins: they don't need to look the way they do to sound great.<p>The graceful curves of the instrument and the flourishes at its corners for example, can vary subtly without the sound of the violin changing all that much.<p>But if violins don't have to look a certain way to …

This Step-By-Step Guide Lets You Turn Your Phone Into A Cosmic Ray Detector

You don't need a degree in astrophysics and lots of fancy equipment to detect cosmic rays, those invisible subatomic particles that zoom through space and crash into Earth.<p>All you need is some duct tape and a couple of free apps, and you can turn your smart phone into a pocket cosmic ray …