On July 20, 1969 our world was forever changed when Apollo 11 became the first manned mission to land on the moon. It took four days for the rocket to arrive after taking off from the Kennedy Space Center, placing the three-man crew on the lunar surface.
While many of us can only dream of space travel, 17-year-old astronaut trainee Alyssa Carson is making it a reality.
No, your eyes are not deceiving you.
Ever wonder where your house was located 300 million years ago? Thanks to software engineer Ian Webster, now you can. His interactive map tracks how the globe has changed over the course of the last 750 million years as tectonic plates caused landmasses to shift. And in a clever twist, the website allows you to type in any address and see where it falls during any given time period.
Water—it's a precious, basic resource that in many parts of the world is difficult to come by.
Sometimes the solution to a big problem is quite simple, it just takes some creative thinking.
The next time you feel guilty about sleeping in on the weekend—don't. According to a new study by sleep scientists at the Stress Research Institute at Stockholm University, the extra hours of sleep might just keep you living longer. Published in the Journal of Sleep Research, the study's findings contradict the commonly held belief that cramming extra hours of sleep into a few days a week won't compensate for an overall lack of sleep.
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Known as “The Man with the Golden Arm,” Australia-based James Harrison is responsible for saving the lives of over 2.
A post shared by Boyan Slat (@boyanslat) on Apr 22, 2018 at 2:05pm PDT In 2015, an ambitious inventor named Boyan Slat designed a device that promised to rid the ocean of litter by prompting it to clean itself. He was only 20 years old at the time. Three years (and a whole lot of data) later, Slat's invention is ready to tackle the infamous Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a vortex of floating trash in the North Pacific Ocean.
We spend a lot of time thinking about how to solve the world's plastic problem, from laws banning single-use plastics...
For thousands of years the Bajau, an indigenous people from Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines, have been known for their...