Daniel Norton

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The Camera Behind the New Pluto Photos

How to build a camera that travels billions of miles from Earth<p>For decades after its discovery in 1930, Pluto looked like nothing more than a gray smudge in the abyss of space. We knew it was there—even knew its size and gravity—but, without better images, we could not answer seemingly basic …

5 Yoga Poses Every Runner Should Know

Five essential routines for strength and flexibility<p>We took the most common running goals and asked the experts to target yoga routines that will help you run longer, stronger, and faster.<p><b>1. You Want: Total-body fitness (not just legs)</b> <b>You Need: Upper-body strength</b>Running motions lead to very tight …

Pluto and Other Truly Epic Space Photos

Days away from the arrival of a NASA probe, the icy world is ready for its close-up. Ahead of the historic encounter, we remember the non-planet’s …

Sweden Now Recycles a Staggering 99 Percent of its Garbage

Sweden now recycles or reuses an incredible 99 percent of its waste, an improvement on the already impressive 2012 figure of 96 percent. The country …

The Other Neanderthal

Meet the first human-related species to be identified with more than fossil records.<p>We don’t know what the Denisovan looked like. We don’t know how it lived, what tools it used, how tall it was, what it ate, or if it buried its dead.<p>But from only two teeth and a piece of finger bone smaller than a …

U.S. Forest Fires Are Likely to Get Yet More Frequent and Nightmarish

Murder Machines: Why Cars Will Kill 30,000 Americans This Year

There’s an open secret in America: If you want to kill someone, do it with a car. As long as you’re sober, chances are you’ll never be charged with …

Public Health

Mathematicians are chronically lost and confused (and that's how it's supposed to be) • Jeremy Kun

Aside from being absolutely hilarious, the video has a really deep and probably unintentional truth, that the more mathematics you try to learn the …

Whole Foods: America’s Temple of Pseudoscience

Americans get riled up about creationists and climate change deniers, but lap up the quasi-religious snake oil at Whole Foods.<p>If you want to write …

Bike Commuters

The tumbling and giggling from upstairs have calmed. Two-and-a-half-year-old Micah and Marcus are finally asleep for the night, giving their parents …

Why Cyclists Need to Start Fighting Back

Stories of altercations between motorists and cyclists have become so common lately that they've almost become easy to overlook. Almost.<p>Despite their frequency, these episodes still upset me. And ones like this recent incident in Chattanooga, Tennessee, where the cyclist wasn’t just bullied but was …

Kayakers Stumble Across A Cliff Face That Makes Magic Every Time The Tide Comes In

The referee is saying something...two syllables. Fist? Mouth? Mouth-fist?<p>Thus is a familiar dynamic with Amazon. The deals are too good to pass up, …

National Parks

The wrong words: how the FCC lost net neutrality and could kill the internet

<i>The wrong words.</i><p>That was the overwhelming message delivered to the FCC by the DC Circuit yesterday when it ruled to vacate the agency’s net neutrality rules. The FCC had tried to impose so-called “common carrier” regulations on broadband providers without officially classifying them as utilities …

Hearst Magazines

Can TIME Predict Your Politics?<p>See how your preferences in dogs, Internet browsers, and 10 other items predict your partisan leanings.<p>Social …

Fiber may be as good for your lungs as it is for your guts

Can’t stop wheezing? Eat some fruit. According to a study published in <i>Nature Medicine</i><p>(paywall), an increase in dietary fiber could make you less susceptible to allergic asthma attacks.<p>Found in fruits, vegetables, whole grains and legumes (like beans and lentils), dietary fiber is already an …

Nutrition

Here's What All 50 State Names Actually Mean

If you want to understand a state's history, start by looking at its name.<p>The map below shows the breakdown of all the states' etymologies. The most names, eight in both cases, stem from Algonquin and Latin.<p>But the etymologies of some names have become muddled over the years. Even alternate …

Kayakers Stumble Across A Cliff Face That Makes Magic Every Time The Tide Comes In

Our friend Casey Neistat did what few people did when disaster struck the Philippines: he flew right into the danger zone. And he did it with the …

National Parks

How to make people like you: 6 science-based conversation hacks

So you want to know how to make people like you? It's easier than you think.<p>Here are six research-backed tips:<p><b>1. Encourage people to talk about</b> …

Cars Kill Cities

OK, I’m finally getting a chance to make another post. I have temporarily relocated to Mountain View, CA and have been up to my eyeballs in work, …

About Programming Styles, Jari Aalto

Introduction<p>[2008-03-20 downloaded and converted to single HTML. This is edited version of the original and does not contain all of the text]<p>By Roedy …

Are You Smart Enough to Be a Citizen? Take Our Quiz

To become a citizen of the United States, naturalizing immigrants must take a test. Many native-born Americans would fail this test. Indeed, most of us have never really thought about what it means to be a citizen. One radical idea from the immigration debate is the repeal of birthright …

Why You Need to Be Doing Burpees

What is the best predictor of when you’ll die? That seems like a hard—not to mention morbid—question, but, incredibly, study after study is showing that simple tests of physical performance are highly predictive of future mortality.<p>My favorite recent example is a study from Brazil that tracked just …

What Happened When I Replaced Coffee With 30 Seconds of Exercise

A few pushups can give you the same mental boost as a cup of joe. So next time you need a jolt at the office, considering skipping the Keurig machine …