Alex Summers

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Mountain bikers in fatal cougar attack did everything right, authorities say

Surviving cyclist in satisfactory condition, hospital says Official says bikers tried to scare mountain lion and hit it<p>A mountain biker who was killed by a cougar near Seattle and his friend who escaped after the animal attacked him did everything right, authorities have said.<p>The two men were …

Wildlife

Stressed out? These are the supplements experts recommend

Not to add another worry to your already-full plate, but chronic stress has been shown to play a significant role in the development of disease. …

Wellness

Researchers Think Aliens Might Use Laser Beams to Communicate With Earth

Looking for Lasers<p>One of humanity’s most pressing questions is, “Are we alone in the universe?” Scientists have conducted countless studies in an …

Frontiers Lecture: The Greatest Story Ever Told So Far

The fundamental laws of the universe are not what we think or perceive—they are weird, wild, and counterintuitive. We all experience the world in a …

The Intricacies of Quantum Mechanics Explained in 5 Minutes Using Ducks

Exurb1a has created a new amusing video where he takes a <i>quack</i> at explaining the intricacies of quantum mechanics in 5 minutes using ducks.<p>What a …

Trump advisers: US seeks to fight IS and oust Syria's Assad

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's national security adviser on Sunday left open the possibility of additional U.S. military action against …

Middle East

It’s time to stop letting so-called “experts” comment on subjects they know nothing about

People who care about truth and facts are up against a lot of challenges these days, from fake news to filter bubbles. But there’s another big problem we can’t ignore: The rise of the pseudo-experts who dominate our airwaves and social networks, offering opinions on subjects they know little to …

Critical Thinking

Our Universe is too vast for even the most imaginative sci-fi

As an astrophysicist, I am always struck by the fact that even the wildest science-fiction stories tend to be distinctly human in character. No …

Science Fiction

Drone Footage of a Draining Dam Looks Like Flying Into a Black Hole

To prevent massive dams from overflowing when heavy rains cause water levels to rise, spillways like this are used to drain water to the stream …

Think empathy makes the world a better place? Think again …

It is often said the rich don’t make enough effort to appreciate what it is like to be poor and if they did we would have more equality and social justice. It’s said that whites don’t have enough empathy for blacks and that men don’t have enough empathy for women. There are many who maintain that …

Empathy

Google gives everyone machine learning superpowers with TensorFlow 1.0 - ExtremeTech

By on February 17, 2017 at 10:30 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>It wasn’t that long ago that …

Physicists Found Proof That the Universe Is Built Like a Hologram

In <i>Prometheus</i>, Michael Fassbender’s David, an android, finds a magnificent hologram of the universe called the Orrery. This holographic map revealed …

Enormous extragalactic void is pushing on the Milky Way

The Milky Way galaxy is currently racing through space at about 2 million km/h (1.2 million mph), on a journey towards a gravitational anomaly known …

11 Signs That You Lack Emotional Intelligence

These are the behaviors that you want to eliminate from your repertoire.<p>Co-author of Emotional Intelligence 2.0 and President at TalentSmart<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When emotional intelligence (EQ) first appeared to the masses, it served as the missing link in a …

What's the Speed of Dark?

<i>Welcome back to Giz Asks, a series where we ask experts hard questions about science, technology, and humanity’s future. Today, we’re wondering about</i> …

A Radical New Hypothesis Claims to Have a Simple Explanation For Dark Energy

What if the Universe had leaked energy?<p>For decades, scientists have puzzled over the fact that our Universe is expanding. Logically, gravity should …

Dark Matter

How much of reality is physics?

From <i>NYRB</i>, Steven Weinberg on the trouble with quantum mechanics; and can we escape from time? John Lanchester reviews <i>Time Travel: A History</i> by James …

Physics

New form of hydrogen created

Scientists have produced a new form of hydrogen in the lab — negatively charged hydrogen clusters.Each cluster consists of hydrogen molecules …

Big Leaps In Gene Editing Raise Ethical Questions About Human Application

A new technique that enables scientists to edit DNA much more easily stirred big hopes this year for medical breakthroughs. But it also stirred fears.<p>Transcript<p>LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST:<p>A new kind of genetic engineering is revolutionizing scientific research. It's letting scientists make changes in …

Genetics

Ask Ethan: How Can We See All The Way Back To The Big Bang?

Once time moves forward, you can never go back to the past again. From a human perspective, we call this the arrow of time: the past is just a memory, the future has not yet come to be, and the present is all we can ever experience. Presumably, everything in the Universe obeys that same property, …

Universe

A Natural Law for Rotating Galaxies… What Does This Mean for Dark Matter?

19 Comments:<p>kent hanson said...<p>Dark matter itself has yet to be observed. Thus far the affects of something given the NAME “dark matter” hav been …

Dark Matter

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Ceres is more than just a space rock

Like an interplanetary parfait, the dwarf planet Ceres appears to have layers.<p>A pliable outer shell of minerals, ices and salts encapsulates a core …

Astronomy

First private moon mission scheduled for 2017

After getting approval from the US, Moon Express plans to fly a lander to the moon.

Moon Missions

Researchers discover Sandman's role in sleep control - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

Loading video…<p>Oxford University researchers have discovered what causes a switch to flip in our brains and wake us up. The discovery, published in …

3tags.org

Neuroscientists just isolated the part of the brain that controls free will - ExtremeTech

By on July 19, 2016 at 4:17 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Free will might have been the …

The Brain

Are We Alone In The Universe?

<i>Despite being extremely unlikely, is there a possibility that Earth is the only planet in the universe with life? 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 Viktor Toth, IT pro, part-time physicist, on</b> …

Quora

The truth behind testosterone: why men risk it all

How do hormones such as testosterone and cortisol affect our ability to work, rest and play? A stock-market trader turned neuroscientist has the …

New Zealand Rugby