Science


July 9, 2018

Interactive Map Lets You Pinpoint Your Address on Earth Millions of Years Ago

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.

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May 25, 2018

New Study Finds That Sleeping in on the Weekend Helps You Live Longer

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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May 9, 2018

“Boy Genius” Is Now a Young Man With a Plan to Remove All Plastic From Oceans by 2050

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.

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