• Ancient Romans had no need for dentists, because of one food they didn’t eat

    Modern dental hygiene would have been quite unnecessary for ancient Romans living in Pompeii, as research has revealed that they had impressively healthy teeth. Scientists appointed by the Archaeological Superintendence of Pompeii have used CAT scans to examine 30 Pompeii inhabitants who were…

  • "Lowline Lab" to Open Soon in Essex Market Storefront

    Based solely on the amount of money that keeps getting thrown at it, people really seem to want the Lowline to happen. And though he proposed (and, perhaps, a bit sketchy, half-baked, and not as noble as it claims...

    Curbed New York
  • 10 Things We Loved at the Chicago Architecture Biennial's Cultural Center Show

    The Chicago Cultural Center, the main venue for the Chicago Architecture Biennial, was first constructed in 1897 for $2 million and features an array of Neoclassical and Italian Renaissance features. Image by Steve Hall. At the kickoff press conference...

  • Oregon Mass Shooting: How to Talk to Kids About Violence

    Hearing about violent events in the news can evoke feelings of sadness, grief, helplessness and anger in little ones, according to the National Center for Child Traumatic Stress (NCCTS) at the University of California at Los Angeles. Instead, parents have to walk a fine line — being honest without…
  • Ring in Oktoberfest with These Space Beers

    In 2014, the Oregon-based Ninkasi Brewing Co. sent vials of brewer's yeast on a rocket to more than 70 miles (112 kilometers) above the Earth. The final product is an imperial stout called Ground Control, which has now been taste-tested and approved by members of the staff (check out the…
  • India vows to cut carbon intensity in Paris pledge

    NEW DELHI (AP) — India's long-awaited pledge for a global climate pact shows how the world's No. 3 carbon polluter is making significant efforts to rein in the growth of emissions linked to its fast-surging demands for energy, analysts said Friday.

    Associated Press
  • Architect Sou Fujimoto on Finding Inspiration in Einstein and Everyday Objects

    One of the displays in Sou Fujimoto's exhibition for the Chicago Architecture Biennial, Architecture is Everywhere. Image by Patrick Sisson. Potato chips, clothespins, cardboard boxes: within the exhibitions, videos and displays at the Chicago Architecture Biennial, a bank of...

  • China Is Genetically Engineering Mini Pigs To Sell As Pets

    We'd all like our baby pets to stay perpetually tiny, but scientists in China are taking that desire to a whole new level.BGI, a genomics institute located in Shenzhen, announced in late September that it is genetically engineering miniature pigs to sell as pets for $1,600 each.The institute…

    Huffington Post
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    NASA Astronaut on What Space Movies Are Leaving Out

    What's one major difference between space movies and real life travel? NASA astronaut Tracy Caldwell has the answer!

    Superfan Movies
  • ULA notches 100th straight successful space launch

    Colorado's United Launch Alliance completed its 100th consecutive successful space launch Friday, putting a Mexican communications satellite into orbit using an Atlas V rocket. Launching the Morelos-3 satellite was a relatively rare commercial launch for the Centennial-based rocket company, which…

    American City Business Journals
  • Elon Musk explains how he would bomb Mars

    Technically Incorrect: Tesla's CEO wants to create constant nuclear pulse explosions so that there'd be two little suns to heat the planet and make it ready for our arrival.

  • Over 8,400 images from NASA's Moon missions are now on Flickr in high resolution

    More than 8,400 images from NASA's Moon missions have been uploaded to Flickr at a resolution of 1800 dpi. NASA didn't just send astronauts to the Moon to do scientific exploration, it also sent them equipped with a handful of Hasselblad cameras. Thanks to some tiresome work from a few enthusiasts,…

    The Verge
  • Exomedicine: How space exploration could improve medicine on Earth

    A panel at the 2015 IdeaFestival discussed what's next for space exploration, including the burgeoning field of exomedicine.

  • SolarCity Claims New Solar Efficiency Record, Here Is What That Means

    On Friday, SolarCity said that it had built the world’s "most efficient rooftop solar panel." The new solar panel "generates more power per square foot and harvests more energy over a year than any other rooftop panel in production.” The San Mateo-based solar company also said that it would soon…

  • Most EU nations seek to bar GM crops

    Nineteen of the 28 EU member states have applied to keep genetically modified crops out of all or part of their territory, the bloc's executive arm said Sunday, the deadline for opting out of new European legislation on GM crops. The EU nations had until October 3 to seek an opt-out which would…

  • Nobel oddsmakers think it’s time to honor the 93-year-old father of the lithium-ion battery

    The world chemistry community is abuzz with what’s become a perennial exercise in oddsmaking: When will it be John Goodenough’s year to win the Nobel Prize? The feeling is that this year is his likeliest yet. Goodenough, 93, is the inventor of the cathode sitting in almost every lithium-ion battery…

  • Most research spending is wasted on bad studies. These billionaires want to change that.

    Scientific research is often conducted in a highly unscientific manner. The Laura and John Arnold Foundation helped establish Metrics, a Stanford institute focused on "meta research" — or research on research — to identify problems in the scientific process.
  • Six experts vie for top U.N. climate science job

    By Alister Doyle OSLO (Reuters) - Six candidates are vying to become head of the U.N.'s top authority on climate change science this week, seeking to narrow down uncertainties about future warming to guide a trillion-dollar shift to greener energies. Top scientists - all men - from Austria,…