From taking a massage to doing a facial to brewing your favorite coffee, taking care of yourself can be vital to your health. Experts say that just 10-15 minutes of a small daily task is a wonderful start to cementing a self-care routine. Thankfully, these 10 products we gathered for you might be able to fit in that time frame.
We are in the Black Rock Desert, Nevada. Here, the fastest car in the world is being tested. That little dot in the distance is it. But it’s approaching very fast, and then it passes by in a split second! And it’s only after a while that we hear its noise. Whoa! Yes, this car is moving at a speed higher than the speed of sound, so we first see it and only then hear it approaching. Now let’s move to the garage and take a closer look at this technological miracle. This is Bloodhound LSR. It’s not really a car nor a rocket. This thing was built just to break the existing speed record, and to be the first car to reach 1,000 mph. It has an elongated body, with a length of 42 feet [42 ft (12.8 m)] from end to end. And its width is 8.2 feet. So its size is almost identical to a school bus. Only the school bus doesn’t have the most important detail — the jet engine.
Misinformation and myths abound in various forms of media, leading people to believe in falsehoods that can shape their perspectives and actions. It is crucial to critically evaluate information and seek reliable sources to navigate through the sea of misconceptions.
We’re flying past the planets of our Solar System. We pass by Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. Then we move through dark space beyond the edge of our world. We’ve reached our destination. It’s the Oort cloud. It’s a hypothetical region around the Solar System that holds tons of asteroids and blocks of ice. It’s likely to be where the largest comet in human history was born. And now, it’s heading toward the Sun! Bernardinelli-Bernstein was discovered totally by accident during the Dark Energy Survey. Our telescopes were pointed at distant space. Their main goal was to learn more about how the Universe was expanding. Astronomers also wanted to make a more detailed map of the observable universe.Scientists analyzed over 80,000 images and found a moving object. It was alarmingly close to our home planet. Its size was an impressive 62[ml (100 km)] miles. That’s about the width of Lake Michigan. It was an already active comet with a long tail. Usually, comets get a tail when they come close to the Sun. The heat from the star warms the comet’s surface, and light materials, like ice, begin to evaporate. This forms a cloud of steam and dust that stretches far beyond the comet.
The Sun, our majestic and life-sustaining star, has been a constant presence in our skies since time immemorial. Its radiant energy provides warmth, light, and the conditions necessary for life to thrive on Earth. But have you ever wondered what would happen if our Sun suddenly vanished and was replaced by another star?Arcturus. A huge red star. It’s just bursting from inside out! The red sea of plasma on its surface rages and pulsates. This star burns anything that comes close to it. And now... flop! Arcturus is gone! But at the same moment, it reappears at the center of our solar system, replacing the Sun. What we see in the sky isn’t a small yellow dot anymore, but a giant red ball. It’s 25 times wider and 30% heavier than the Sun.
What would the Earth look like if it was born in another stellar system? I did a little research for you to find out. And the results were surprisingly wholesome! There are some warm tropics, strong winds, and... giant dragonflies. But okay, let me explain from the very beginning. Since 1995, NASA has discovered more than 4,100 planets outside the Solar System [exoplanets]. Unfortunately, most of them are either flying ice balls like Neptune or gas giants like Jupiter. But there are still as many as 161 planets similar to our Earth! And one of them is very close to us — in the Centauri constellation. There are three stars in this constellation.
If you landed on Mercury, the first thing you’d notice would be how close it is to the Sun. It’s actually the closest planet to the big ball of fire and the smallest. But it’s not the hottest planet. Venus takes credit for that. It takes Earth 365 days to orbit the Sun, and it takes Mercury more than 3 months. Well, 88 days, to be exact. The days are boiling hot, with the temperature reaching above 800 °F (425 °C). But on the other side of the planet that the Sun doesn’t reach, the temperatures drop to −300 °F (-180 °C). Mercury’s atmosphere can’t hold any heat when it’s nighttime, just like a desert. Deserts have no atmosphere, which is why they have no moisture, and no clouds or rain.If you manage to get from one end of the planet to the other and always stay in between the scorching heat and freezing cold, then you can survive. But oxygen isn’t a friend to Mercury’s atmosphere. So you’d just live for as long as you can hold your breath. Plus, there’s a magnetic field that has solar winds from the Sun that create plasma tornadoes.
Black holes. The most terrifying, mysterious, and fascinating objects in the Universe. Eternally hungry, they eat everything in their path and are constantly expanding. But how small and how big can a black hole be? Let’s find out. It’s not very easy for a black hole to be born. Most often they’re just a result of a massive star ending its life cycle. If you take a star and squeeze it very, very hard, at some point it cannot withstand the pressure anymore. So it collapses and turns into a black hole.
Just imagine having an array of smart devices at your fingertips that offer you a convenient lifestyle like never before. Right now, you can easily start transforming your living space into a futuristic hub. Yep, we’ve rounded up some of the best LED gadgets that will do more than just add practicality to your home — they will reflect your unique style, leaving you and your guests in awe.
In the past, the ancient Greeks used large clay jars for storing and transporting olive oil, grain, and other things. They were called amphorae. These universal containers were indispensable to their daily lives with their multi-functional capabilities.Some versatile products have come a long way, and now, we can’t imagine our reality without a lot of them. So, today we carefully prepared a list of useful things that are here to save the day!
Meet Jonathan Araiza, a man who defies the norm of not having crocodiles as pets due to their intimidating appearance. Unlike most people, Araiza keeps a crocodile that he considers a docile pet, allowing it to roam free inside his house. Read on to learn more about his unique story and perspective on crocodile ownership.
If you’re constantly giving and giving to others without taking a moment to treat yourself, it’s time to change that. We all have that one person who deserves to be spoiled with love, affection, and presents, and that person is you. That’s right, it’s time to shower yourself with some much-needed self-care and pampering. Indulge in some well-deserved self-love, you won’t regret it.
If you feel cold when you sleep, no matter how heavy your duvet or comforter is, try layering instead. You may use less heavy duvets than your usual one, but if you have 2 of them, air gets trapped between the layers, keeping you warmer.
Having the right temperature in your home will drastically improve your mood! Too hot, you’ll become irritable and frustrated. Too cold, and the chances are that you’ll be too demotivated and sluggish. Set that temperature to 77°F to make sure you feel good throughout the day. At night, we work better with slightly lower temperatures. 60-67°F is the perfect temperature to get that much-needed rest!
Want to pour yourself a drink before we begin? Just make sure not to grab the glass with your palm. Yep, that’s right. The glass has a stem for a reason. Touching the glass bowl with your hands will alter the drink’s temperature, and it will get warmer much sooner.
How many functioning razor blades have you thrown out because they got oxidated and rusty? And how much usable toilet paper have you wasted because you didn’t know any better? Luckily, that can change if you follow some simple tips.
It’s dark and incredibly cold. There’s no oxygen. There’s no water. There’s no life. But the James Webb Space Telescope doesn’t seem bothered by all this. Its main goal is to find the very first galaxies that formed billions of years ago in the early Universe and observe the stars making up distant planetary systems. Its mission is to... but wait! What is THAT?! The James Webb Space Telescope has discovered something absolutely amazing — a star-planet hybrid with very strange clouds! This bizarre world, called VHS 1256 b, is actually a brown dwarf. Those are bigger than planets but too small to classify as stars. They emit some light of their own and are quite hot. But their mass is simply not enough to fuse hydrogen into helium — like full-fledged stars do.
Are chocolate bars really getting smaller as time goes by, or is it just an optical illusion? The truth is, it has nothing to do with packaging or the way these snacks are molded these days. Chocolate bars are indeed getting smaller. Some well-known brands have dropped off as much as 0.3 oz from their standard chocolate bar. When asked why, most companies tend to say it’s because of what consumers want. The answer is a bit more complicated than that. First, we have to look at the global chocolate market. People really do love chocolate, and the global demand for the sugary treat becomes larger each year. These days, we’re talking about a whopping 18,000 tons of chocolate per day, which translates to over 40 million bars. But in order to have chocolate, you first need to harvest cocoa beans.
There are very snowy winters in Sweden, you know. Snow covers all roads and slows down the traffic. Some cars may pull over to the side of the road and get out only with the help of a tractor. This is a common thing. But one day, during a snowfall, something astonishing happened.
Arrgh, they keep coming out of nowhere. Mosquitoes are among the most common insects globally, with over 2,500 species buzzing, annoying and biting people. It seems like you can’t escape their silent presence, and their incognito nibbles wherever you go. However, there is one place you can go where you don’t have to sleep under a protective net or keep bug spray next to you. Drum roll, please.... Ta-da! Iceland.
I know, right, why couldn’t we just strap a huge parachute to the entire plane? You bring up a great point — with some airplanes malfunctioning, why don’t we just make them float safely to the ground? I mean, if we can drop a human being on a parachute, why can’t we do the same for planes?
Okay, here you are, in the middle of the ocean. It’s endless, but you can’t see it. Because there’s a thick fog all around you. Dense clouds hide the huge but dim sun. Is it day or night?.. You don’t know. There’s only a gray haze around you. You’re alone. Even if you try to swim down, after several hours, you still won’t be able to see the bottom of the ocean... And that’s a typical water planet for you! I know, sounded kinda dark... But it’s not that bad! These water worlds are more interesting than they may seem, so let’s take a look at them.
You can use peanut butter to make diamonds. Before you run to the supermarket to get all the peanut butter you’ll find there, here’s something you need to figure out first — how to recreate the conditions of the lower mantle of our planet. You’ll need to support such conditions for weeks just to create a tiny piece of diamond. Just so you know, the temperature should be 1,832˚F. Here’s something that will make you question everything you know: strawberries aren’t actual berries, but bananas are! Cucumbers, bananas, and kiwis are all classified as berries, while blackberries, raspberries, and strawberries are not.
Imagine you’re looking up at the sky on a clear night, and you see all those beautiful stars twinkling up there. Well, one of them is Betelgeuse — a celebrity among stars. If you want to catch a glimpse of it, look up at the Orion constellation. It low-key looks like an archer holding a bow, and you can spot Betelgeuse as the reddish-orange dot on their shoulder. It’s one of the brightest stars in the sky, so it’s hard to miss! Betelgeuse is not your ordinary star. First of all, it’s gigantic, up to 1,000 times the size of our Sun. Can you imagine that? It’s so enormous that if we could somehow replace our Sun with Betelgeuse, it would engulf all the inner planets, including Earth!
Well looky here. NASA recently posted an unusual photo online... the Sun looking like a Jack O’Lantern! The clever photo was all over the Internet. But some people wonder, what if this is some kind of dangerous sign? Well, let’s see. Actually, this photo may remind you of a lot of things. For example, the infamous Marshmallow Man. Or that popular smiley sponge...
Venus has exceptionally high temperatures, hot enough to melt lead. It’s the hottest planet in our Solar System, with a high-pressure environment and super-strong winds. The winds there are 50 times faster than the planet’s rotation. It’s getting stronger over time, and scientists don’t know why. But they did find something interesting in the planet’s clouds — a potential sign of decaying biological matter. Could there be life then? Not quite, since Venus has a dry, windy atmosphere and doesn’t have enough water for life to develop.
Have you ever wondered why Earth doesn’t have rings? Gas giants Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune have them, but the rocky planets Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars don’t. Two theories describe how ring systems potentially developed. The first one says the rings may have formed from leftovers that date from the time a certain planet was forming. Or, as the second one says, they could be the remains of a moon that was either destroyed in a collision or broken apart by the gravitational pull of its parent planet.
Clouds of fire and smoke fly upward, and the rocket launches. The Delta IV Heavy is one of the most powerful rockets people have ever made. Three massive engines burn tons of fuel, helping the spacecraft gain altitude. The two side boosters undock, leaving the common booster core for further ascent. When in orbit, the rocket releases its payload. This is the Parker Solar Probe — the first spacecraft to touch the Sun. And we’ll follow its journey step by step.
Did you know that our Sun is actually... green? Okay, okay, I’m kidding. In reality, it’s... all colors you can imagine at the same time! Wait, what? I know it sounds like a joke, but I’m being serious. Can’t you tell? In fact, our Sun contains absolutely all the waves of the light spectrum. It’s simultaneously red, blue, green, yellow — you name it! Where do you think rainbows come from? When sunlight gets reflected off water droplets in the air, it splits into a bunch of colored waves that we can see individually. And when they’re all together, we see a white ray of light. Our eyes are unable to perceive the concept of “all colors at the same time,” so their combination seems white to us.
Wanna hear something shocking? In an ordinary house outlet that we use to charge the phone, the voltage is 110 volts. A high-voltage power line that provides electricity to dozens of buildings has a voltage of 100,000 volts. The energy of one lightning strike is more than 10 million volts! And the temperature of lightning is almost twice the temperature on the Sun’s surface. And this incredible charge is flying at a speed just two and a half times slower than the speed of light! Now imagine what happens to a person when lightning strikes them.
Your feet are home to around 7,000 nerve endings. They have to be this sensitive to keep you balanced and not flip over. All those nerves constantly send information to your brain. It uses more power to process it than on the data from your entire torso. So, when anything happens to your feet, like extra pressure, change of temperature or stepping on something sharp like Legos — it really hurts a lot!
Before you leave your bedroom in the morning, make sure you close all the windows and shades to keep the room as dark as possible. It prevents any sun or hot air from getting in and increasing the temperature of the room. Once the sun has set, try opening two windows that are on opposite sides of the room. This will create cross-ventilation. Air will come in through one window and exit out the other to create a nice cooling breeze.
The Earth has three main layers. Two parts of the core: the dense, hot inner core and the molten outer core. Then comes the mantle. And then follows the thin crust — the surface that supports life as we know it. At least that’s what we thought because now scientists found a new mysterious layer located deep within the solid inner core. Earth’s inner core is approximately 2/3 the size of the Moon and made of nickel and solid iron. It’s burning hot. The temperature at the center of our planet is the same as at the surface of the Sun. The outer core can reach almost 10,000 F (5,500 C).
Hey, if you’re reading this, I want you to know why I did it. It all started with getting rid of air travel. Then, they ripped up the railroads. Finally, they got rid of intercity roads. Towns were isolating themselves from each other, for...“safety” they said. And to make it official, they built the domes...