Aidan Curran

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Pepper pot shots: which classic albums do you love to hate?

According to Keith Richards’s tell-all autobiography, on the night of the 1967 Redlands drug bust, the guitarist had taken so much LSD that as the police arrived at his Sussex country mansion, he genuinely thought they were uniformed dwarves and welcomed them in with open arms. You’d assume that a …

Paul McCartney

Scientists now think we could find alien life in our lifetimes. Here's how.

Astronomers have dreamed about finding alien life for centuries. It's just always been considered a far-fetched possibility — the stuff of science fiction. That's why it's so surprising that in recent years, many scientists have started taking the search for life on other planets much, much more …

Genetic switch left in 'on' position identified by scientists as likely cause of autism in children

A genetic switch left in the “on” position has been identified as a likely cause of autism in some children affected by the developmental disorder, a …

Genetics

How real spacesuits differ from movie versions

The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum's curator Cathleen Lewis and conservator Lisa Young answered a number of questions from the public via a Reddit AMA session yesterday. The topic? Spacesuits. They recently raised over $600,000 on Kickstarter for the conservation of Neil Armstrong's …

Helmets

Babies And Bonobos Have Much More In Common Than You May Think

Complex bonobo communication is similar to that of human infants, scientists say.<p>Our high-pitched human baby talk may not be so unique after all.<p>It turns out that bonobos -- a species of great ape most closely related to humans and found only in the Democratic Republic of Congo -- communicate just …

Hypnotizing Doodles Show The Beautiful Side Of Coding

If you love Google’s homepage more for its whimsical doodles than its search box, head to Codedoodl.es, a platform for experimental, generative, code-driven art.<p>The site’s interface is refreshingly simple: a grid of thumbnails with the artwork and coder names beneath each one. If a graphic catches …

Paleo diet: Big brains needed carbs: Importance of dietary carbohydrate in human evolution

Importance of dietary carbohydrate in human evolution<p>Understanding how and why we evolved such large brains is one of the most puzzling issues in the …

Teenage boys and girls don't use social media in the same way

According to a new study by the Pew Research Center, technology and social media are more integral to teenagers’ social lives than ever. The …

Astronomers discover humongous structure one-ninth the size of the observable universe

The mysterious structure's existence could contradict current models of the universe.<p>The sheer size of our universe is just about unfathomable, so …

Planet Earth has at least one MINI-MOON - and now scientists want to capture it

A space scientist has claimed our planet could have several mini-moons in orbit around it.<p>With the naked eye, we can only see one full-sized moon …

NASA Totally Found an Alien Crab on Mars and Didn't Tell Anybody

And then—get this—THEN they accidentally posted a picture of it online. And then some people spotted it and called a<p>spade a spadecrab a crab. Hey …

Just keep roving: After 3 years, Curiosity is not done exploring Mars

Thursday is the three-year anniversary of the arrival of NASA's car-sized Curiosity rover on the surface of Mars. Since 2012, the rover has been …

Mars

The UK just made iTunes illegal | Cult of Mac

The UK’s High Court has turned all of its computer users into outlaws overnight, in a new ruling that makes it unlawful to create a copy of copyrighted content, without the direct permission of the copyright holder.<p>The new law means UK citizens can no longer create backups of their computer …

This Is The Main Reason Humans Crave Orgasms

<i>“The pleasure of living and the pleasure of the orgasm are identical. Extreme orgasm anxiety forms the basis of the general fear of life.” ~</i><b>Wilhelm</b> …

Are plants intelligent? New book says yes

A new book, Brilliant Green, argues that not only are plants intelligent and sentient, but that we should consider their rights, especially in the midst of the Sixth Mass Extinction<p>Plants are intelligent. Plants deserve rights. Plants are like the Internet – or more accurately the Internet is like …

Botany