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Infographic of the fascinating timeline of the far future

Timeline of the far future is one of my favorite pages on Wikipedia. It details what might happen to humanity, human artifacts, the Earth, the solar …

Nuclear Waste

Science says these seven tactics will help you win any argument

After a highly controversial election, you're likely to come in contact with someone you don't share the same views with.<p>It's easy for these calm …

Wall Street

The Hubble Telescope's Greatest Hits

Few of us accomplish this much by our 25th birthday.<p>Earlier this year the Hubble Telescope turned 25. Ridiculed for its early bugs, the telescope …

The Quantum Rule That Makes Existence Possible

A new podcast, to cover an incredible story of why we can exist at all.<p>“Already in my original paper I stressed the circumstance that I was unable to …

Robot 'preacher' can beam light from its hands and give automated blessings to worshippers

A robot 'preacher' that beams lights from its hands and can give automated blessings to the faithful has been launched in the town that gave fame to …

Germany

Scientists Have an Experiment to See If the Human Mind Is Bound to the Physical World

Spooky Action<p>Perhaps one of the most intriguing and interesting phenomena in quantum physics is what Einstein referred to as a “spooky action at a …

We May Have Uncovered the First Ever Evidence of the Multiverse

Too Cold<p>For years, scientists have been baffled by a weird anomaly far away in space: a mysterious “Cold Spot” about 1.8 billion light-years across. …

Universe

It's Official. Humans Are Going to Mars. NASA Has Unveiled Their Mission.

The Mars Mission<p>Humanity has been fascinated by Mars since long before we stepped foot on the Moon. Our planetary neighbor has been the subject of …

This Robot Proved That It Was Self-Aware

Are you good at logic puzzles? You'd better hope so. Scientists believe that the ability to solve certain logic puzzles is proof of self …

2017 Is Set to Be the Hottest Year in Recorded History

It’s Getting Hot in Here<p>It was the hottest year on record in 2014…and then again in 2015…and that’s right, you guessed it, again in 2016. For the …

Elon Musk: 100 Tesla Gigafactories Could Power the Entire World

The Gigafactory<p>The Tesla Gigafactory produces lithium ion batteries, supporting the Tesla vehicles and providing low-cost batteries using alternative …

Arizona Sky Village's residents have one rule: 'Turn off your goddamned lights'

Nearly every house in this rural 450-acre development of stargazers is equipped with its own domed observatory, and outdoor lights are strictly forbidden. Does it also hold answers for combatting America’s problem with light pollution?<p>Take a nighttime drive into Arizona Sky Village, in a remote …

Astronomy

Our Consciousness Is Just an Illusion, Scientists Say

In an infamous memo written in 1965, the philosopher Hubert Dreyfus stated that humans would always beat computers at chess because machines lacked …

The End of the Universe as We Know It

What if the world around us is just a shadow of reality? Imagine, for example, that you wake up one cold winter morning and look out your window to find that the view is completely obscured by beautiful ice crystals, forming strange patterns on the glass. You might see something like the image …

Trump knows the feds are closing in on him

It didn't last long.<p>Immediately before and after his well-received speech to a joint session of Congress on Feb. 28, President Trump curtailed his use of Twitter. "For precisely four days, eight hours and five minutes, Trump refrained from tweeting anything inflammatory," the Washington Post noted. …

Donald Trump

Apollo astronaut: 'You go to heaven when you are born'

It seems like the world has caught a case of moon fever.<p>On February 27, tech entrepreneur Elon Musk announced that two unnamed people are paying his rocket company, SpaceX, to send them on an auto-piloted trip around the moon in 2018. Later on, the Washington Post revealed that Amazon.com founder …

Space Science

Fast Radio Bursts Could Be Evidence Of Interstellar Spaceships, Scientists Suggest

There's method in the madness.<p>Fast radio bursts are among the most mysterious phenomena in the universe and have baffled astronomers for years.<p>Now, …

FBI Director James Comey: 'There Is No Such Thing as Absolute Privacy in America'

FBI Director James Comey warned Americans that true privacy isn’t really possible anymore in a speech Wednesday.<p>“There’s no such thing as absolute …

These award-winning science images show the world in ways you've never imagined

Every day, scientists work to understand the aspects of the world that are completely unknown to the rest of us. Some study the way blood vessels provide oxygen to an African Grey parrot, others follow tiny bobtail squid that light themselves up while hunting for shrimp, and others try to …

University of London

Interesting Photo of the Day: Tasman Glacier Under the Milky Way

Many photographers experiment with astrophotography and are drawn to the sights and colors that can’t always be seen by the naked eye. In order to …

This gorgeous video about the Hubble Space Telescope puts our existence into perspective

‘We’re smaller than we can readily comprehend’<p>In 1995, astronomers pointed the Hubble Space Telescope toward a seemingly empty region of space to see what was there. What they found was astounding: almost 3,000 objects, too faint to see with the naked eye. In a short animated video from Vimeo user …

The Venus Project Plans to Bring Humanity to the Next Stage of Social Evolution. Here's How.

<i>Since 1975, Roxanne Meadows has worked with renowned futurist Jacque Fresco to develop and promote The Venus Project. The function of this project is</i> …

9 principles of psychology for powerful marketing campaigns | Articles | Marketing

<i>This article was originally published on PR Daily in February 2016.</i> <br>Marketers are in a new world.<p>They have to spend time learning the most current …

Marketing

Week 12: Experts in authoritarianism advise to keep a list of things subtly changing around you, so you’ll remember.

published February 4, 2017<p>An observation on Week 12: several of the most important items in this very long list are the ones not getting coverage: …

Steve Bannon’s Vision for a Holy War Is Coming into Focus

The acting president that Donald Trump blindly follows has scary plans for the country.<p>We've talked a lot about our 45th president, Steve Bannon, around here lately, and the reason is simple: He's basically a xenophobic war-monger who gives voice to neo-Nazis, and he happens to be running the …

New Research Points to a Genetic Switch That Can Let Our Bodies Talk to Electronics

Microelectronics has transformed our lives. Cellphones, earbuds, pacemakers, defibrillators – all these and more rely on microelectronics’ very small …

Eugene Cernan, the Last Man to Walk on the Moon, Dies at 82

Eugene Cernan, the last human to leave his footprints on the surface of the moon, has died, NASA said Monday. He was 82 years old.<p>“We are saddened by …

These award-winning photos show planet Earth in ways you've never seen it

It's easy to get caught up in worrying about how crazy the world is. But sometimes it's important to stop and remember that it's also beautiful.<p>There are ice caves that shimmer sapphire blue, glowing swirls in the sky as particles carried by solar wind collide with Earth's atmosphere, and serene …

Photography

Hubble telescope captures two galaxies collide

According to NASA, the Hubble telescope had a "front row seat" to capturing a sight we never would from Earth:<p>Credit: NASA<p>What looks like a celestial object is actually two spiral galaxies combining. NASA named it IRAS 14348-1447, after the Infrared Astronomical Satellite (IRAS) -- the discoverer …

Universe

Small Towns in Big Sky Country: 11 Wide-Open Spaces for You to Roam

Big Sky Country's picturesque small towns put you on the very soil of the American frontier. These were the places where Lewis and Clark cut a swath …