Scientists have identified an invisible shield around our planet that protects us from deadly electrons. It might sound like something out of Star Tre… —> Read More Here
This four-image montage comprises images taken on 26 November from a distance of 30.1 km from the centre of 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The image resolution is 2.4 m/pixel so each original 1024 x 1024 pixel frame measures about 2.5 km across.
Crunch time for the ISS: Russia plans to quit the station in just six years – but Nasa is fighting to keep it running until 2024
Russia is apparently preparing to leave the ISS (shown) sooner than expected. Nasa had hoped to keep the ISS running until 2024. But Russia may decide to get started on a new station sooner. —> Read More Here
Does having fewer friends make us LESS lonely? We form fewer connections nowadays – but our overall mood has improved, claims study
Modern technology and social network sites like Facebook may be leaving us with fewer close friends but also may help people cope with isolation better, say psychologists from the University of Queensland. —> Read More Here
Esa’s mission to Jupiter is GO! ‘Juice’ spacecraft will launch in 2022 to explore the gas giant for signs of alien life
The Paris-based space agency said the five-tonne satellite will reach Jupiter in 2030, where it will explore the planet’s atmosphere, magnetosphere and tenuous set of rings. —> Read More Here
Despite claims it improves creativity, mental maths and memory, a review of brain stimulation wasn’t able to find any consistent or reliable physical effects
Is this the future of shopping? eBay’s ‘magic’ mirrors act as a stylist, cashier and WAITER – and find matching items
Rebecca Minkoff’s ‘connected store’ in New York includes an interactive ‘shopping wall’ and smart mirrors in the fitting rooms that suggest matching items and make the lighting more flattering. —> Read More Here
It’s no secret that big cats are in trouble.
Four of the five feline species that fall under that umbrella are endangered or near threatened: snow leopards, jaguars, leopards and tigers. Lions, whose populations once numbered close to 200,000, have lost most of their historical range to farms and could face extinction by 2050. They face a slew of threats, from habitat loss and poaching, to retribution killings and the illegal pet trade.
For Boone Smith, a fourth-generation big cat tracker who cut his teeth trapping mountain lions in Idaho and star of Nat Geo WILD’s upcoming show “Man v. Lion,” the fight to save these species is an “uphill battle” that we still have time to win. The Huffington Post spent time with Smith at a private game reserve in South Africa earlier this month to learn about the threats lions and other cats face as urban sprawl threatens to overtake all of the land once ruled by the king of the jungle.
This interview has been edited for clarity and content.
You grew up collaring mountain lions, why are they doing so well compared to other —> Read More Here
FRANKFURT (Reuters) – A European satellite beamed images to earth using new laser-based communications technology on Friday, opening the way for uninterrupted and near instantaneous viewing of natural disasters being sent to governments and relief agencies.
Teenagers can’t help being unreasonable! Emotional areas of a young person’s brain ‘shut down’ when they are criticised
Neuroscientists from Universities of Pittsburgh, California-Berkeley and Harvard found teenagers’ brains shut down in the face of maternal criticism. Illustrated by Haley and Claire in Modern Family. —> Read More Here