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The first catalogue of more than a billion stars from ESA’s Gaia satellite was published today – the largest all-sky survey of celestial objects to date.
The Hubble Deep Field, explained by the man who made it happen.
Eventually, Earth’s magnetic fields will flip. What will happen then?
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Brian "Pixel-Pusha" Pollett is a San Francisco-based graphic designer who recently decided to embark on a (rather dangerous) journey where he would take a new psychoactive substance every day for 20 days and illustrate the effects along the way. Please do not try this...
Hugs make you feel good for a reason and it’s not just the loving embrace that gives us that warm feeling in our hearts. It’s much more. It affects the entire body to such an extent that many scientists claim it is equivalent to the effect of many different drugs...
Probiotics and prebiotics are both pretty big topics in nutrition these days. Yet even though they sound similar, the two play different roles for your health. Probiotics are beneficial bacteria, while prebiotics are food for these bacteria. This article explains what...
When PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals), a Tesla Motors shareholder, spoke at Tesla’s 2015 annual meeting to urge the company to offer only vegan leather for its car interiors, CEO Elon Musk said he would “absolutely” consider it. Since then, PETA has...
Following a major anti-ivory campaign by World Wildlife Fund (WWF)—Hong Kong, the city’s chief executive, C Y Leung, announced today that the government is actively exploring phasing out the domestic ivory trade. The government is also set to strengthen efforts to...
Reilly Reynolds is a senior at Ohio Wesleyan University, studying Economics and Spanish. She hopes to go into urban farming when she graduates, and eventually own a farm-to-table organic restaurant. As we transition into the new year, consider what could be...
Physicists have just confirm the existence of exotic hadrons, a type of matter that cannot be classified within the traditional quark model.
In this lecture, professor Ed Copeland, explains the strange mystery of dark energy, and the even stranger idea of the Big Rip.
Gravitational waves could help unite general relativity and quantum mechanics to reveal a ‘theory of everything’.
Stephen Hawking announced during at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, in Sweden, that he has solved how you could escape a black hole.
If you were ever wondering how in the world scientists figure out how to get astronauts back into the world, this video is for you.
Alan Friedman is a self-proclaimed space cowboy who points a telescope skyward from his backyard in downtown Buffalo, directly into the light of the sun. Using special filters attached to his camera Friedman captures some of the most lovely details of the Sun’s roiling surface.
Solar polar has officially been outdone. This innovative lamp designed by SALt (Sustainable Alternative Lighting), a company based out of the Philippines, literally provides hours of light – and from just one glass of water and two spoons of salt. This lamp has...
How far would a basketball with backspin go?
From the country that brought you the solar road comes solar noise barriers. Highway noise barriers are usually not very aesthetically pleasing and only serve one purpose—to quiet traffic for the surrounding community. But a researcher in the Netherlands, Michael Debije at the Eindhoven University of Technology, is trying to change all that.