Abbie Scala

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Where's the edge of the universe?

We all know that the universe is expanding, right? Well, if you weren't aware, now you are. We live in an expanding universe: Every galaxy is flying away from every other galaxy. This naturally leads to a common question: If the universe is expanding, what's it expanding <i>into</i>? More universe? …

Could mini black holes power Earth? Stephen Hawking thinks so

Quick, what's the best way to provide an alternative source of energy for the Earth?<p>If you answered, "Get a mini black hole to orbit Earth," then you …

Was Einstein right? Ripples in space-time may have been found

Are the rumors true? Whispers about a possible detection of actual ripples in space-time have been swirling for weeks, and on Thursday, the world may …

LIGO

We Won't Be Battling Terminators Anytime Soon, But Here's How AI Will Shape The Future

<i>Is AI an existential threat to humanity? originally appeared on Quora –</i> <i>the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights</i>.<p><b>Answer by Andrew Ng, Chief Scientist at Baidu; Chairman/Co-Founder of Coursera; Stanford faculty, on Quora:</b><p>Worrying about an AI …

Artificial Intelligence

How Columbus Said Hello: He Tried Dancing

What do you do when the Thingy From Elsewhere lands on your front lawn, steps out of its mysterious vehicle and says—um, well, you haven’t the faintest idea what it’s saying. You stare at it and look for signs of niceness (or not-so-niceness). And if it doesn’t eat you, what do you do next?<p>If it …

World History

A simple trick that can help you lose weight

Here are some benefits of eating more slowly, for both weight loss and overall health.<p>People who describe themselves as fast eaters tend to be heavier than those who say they eat more slowly (1, 2, 3, 4, 5).<p>Fast eaters are up to 115% more likely to be obese, compared to slower eaters (2).<p>They also …

23 Rap Songs That Will Wake You The Fuck Up

Conscious rap isn't just a thing of the past. Here are some of the best socially charged rap songs of the new millennium.

Rap & Hip-Hop

Holograms, wormholes & parallel worlds: Best theories about the universe in 2015

What is the universe? Is it a massive wormhole? Are we living in just one of many universes? Is everything actually just a 2D hologram? No one really …

Is This A Snowy Wonderland Or The World Inside A Petri Dish?

Do you remember cutting paper snowflakes in school? Artist Rogan Brown has elevated that simple seasonal art form and taken it to science class.<p>These large-scale paper sculptures may evoke snow, but actually trade on the forms of bacteria and other organisms. The patterns may feel familiar, but …

Art