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Breathtaking space film on Cassini's final months exploring Saturn

NASA's JPL is counting down the days to the scheduled end of Cassini's mission in September. Erik Wernquist created this awe-inspiring overview of …

Astronomy

Astronomers Found an Enormous Object Orbiting at the Edge of Our Solar System

Didn’t See You There<p>It’s no Planet Nine, but the planetary body astronomers have found at the far edge of our solar system is a notable discovery …

Universe

How Would The Universe Change If We Grew An Extra Dimension?

Imagine, if you can, the ability to move in an extra direction: one beyond up-and-down, north-and-south, or east-and-west. That there’s an independent direction beyond our conventional notions of x, y, and z-axes. And let’s make it more interesting for you: imagine that you’re the only one in the …

Physics

3 Tips That Will Help You Keep Your Cool Under Pressure

Mindfulness is one of those tools we all have access to. It’s free and accessible 24 hours a day. It doesn’t require a prescription, an appointment …

Mindfulness

Watch Prince surprise the late Sharon Jones with a spontaneous guitar solo

You know that feeling when Prince loves your song so much, he surprises you onstage with a spontaneous guitar solo? You almost certainly don't. But …

Painting matching fresco that became 'Monkey Christ' resurfaces

Woman whose restoration attempt went badly awry may attend unveiling of Elías García Martínez painting in Zaragoza<p>Four years ago, 81-year-old Cecilia Giménez noticed that the fresco of a scourged Christ that adorned the wall of the Santuario de la Misericordia in the Spanish city of Borja was …

Barcelona

Twitter rolls out Snapchat-like QR codes for some users

Today, Twitter released a new feature that makes adding friends easier than ever — QR codes.<p>QR codes were all the rage once. It was a simpler time, those days. While it’s no longer the game-changer we once thought it’d be, these scannable codes still have utility. Snapchat, for example, used them …

Chrome has at least two new extensions built to fight fake news

After serious anxieties that fake news proliferated on social media unchecked during the election cycle, internet titans have stepped up, with Google and Facebook both blocking ad money from going to hoax story sites. But to protect the people, individuals have released two Chrome extensions this …

Stewart Lee: ‘Roger Mann’s raised eyebrow is funnier than most comedians' whole act’

The wordsmith, musician and standup extraordinaire on what makes him laugh the most<p><b>The funniest standup I’ve ever seen</b><p>Kevin McAleer. In the late 80s his slide show, mainly of owls, during which he describes inaccurately a succession of bland images, reduced me to tears, and years ago his then …

Comedy

Fashion, Faith and Fantasy in the New Physics of the Universe by Roger Penrose – review

From string theory to the Big Bang – an explosive study from an eminent refusenik<p>Something is rotten in the state of physics. In spite of all the smug talk about the amazingly accurate predictions made by modern models of the most fundamental forces, things go terribly awry if these theories are …

Physics

Batman and Joker From the Animated Series Are Back

<i>Justice League Action</i> will arrive this November. The first clip from the new Cartoon Network animated series made its way online on Wednesday, and …

Comic Books

Great Wallpaper Resources to Keep Your Desktop and Phone Home Screen Fresh

We spend hours looking at our computer and smartphone screens on a daily basis, so why not make them a little prettier? A great background or …

30 Great Literature Quotes About Happiness

<i>Here are 30 great quotes about happiness from authors and poets [gathered by Regina Kenney].</i><p><b>“For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of</b> …

17 of the best scary Halloween costume ideas for pets

It's hard to make your pet scary - unless your cuddly friend is a fierce Doberman or a hissing, hairless Sphynx cat. However, these pet owners have achieved Halloween cuteness, if not Halloween fear.<p>If you have a pet and want to make it look festive for the spooky season, look no further than these …