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Fuckers Who Curse a Lot Aren't Stupid, Says Science

A new study shows that douchebags who know more profanities tend to have better vocabularies overall.<p>Good news, assholes: All those cockheads who have been telling you for years that curse words are a sign of poor breeding, low intelligence, and a shitty command of the English language should shut …

Linguistics

Massive Space Telescope Is Finally Coming Together

This week, NASA is set to reach a milestone on one of its most ambitious projects. If all goes to plan, workers will finish assembling the huge mirror of the James Webb Space Telescope — an $8 billion successor to the famous Hubble telescope.<p>"So far, everything — knock on wood — is going quite …

Telescopes

David Bowie Dies at 69 After Battle With Cancer

Singer released new album ‘Blackstar’ on Friday<p>David Bowie, a shape-shifting giant of the music world who defined the glam-rock era and influenced fashion and other arenas, has died after a struggle with cancer. He was 69 years old.<p>The singer’s death was reported in a statement posted to his …

David Bowie

This physicist has a groundbreaking idea about why life exists

Why does life exist?<p>Popular hypotheses credit a primordial soup, a bolt of lightning, and a colossal stroke of luck.<p>But if a provocative new theory is correct, luck may have little to do with it. Instead, according to the physicist proposing the idea, the origin and subsequent evolution of life …

NASA Makes Major Discovery About Atmosphere On Mars

Solar wind stripped the red planet of its atmosphere, scientists say.<p>An Earth-like atmosphere on Mars was once violently stripped away by solar wind, according to new findings from NASA's ongoing exploration of the red planet.<p>In a press conference on Thursday, the space agency confirmed that solar …

So you want to be an astronaut? Here's what your resume needs to impress Nasa

To qualify for the rigorous, two-year selection process, aspiring space travelers must have a college degree in a Stem field, work experience and be in good health. Insider tip: it wouldn’t hurt to be a teacher or pick up scuba diving<p>On Wednesday, Nasa put out the call thousands have been waiting …

A Blood Supermoon Rises Around the World: Pictures

United Kingdom

Mars Shows Strong Signs of Flowing Water, Researchers Say

A new study provides the “strongest evidence yet” that salty liquid water sometimes flows on modern-day Mars, researchers said on Monday in a discovery that holds implications for future expeditions to the Red Planet.<p>“Our quest on Mars has been to ‘follow the water’ in our search for life in the …

Georgia Tech

NASA confirms that liquid water flows on Mars

It's the first direct evidence of a long-suspected theory<p>Liquid water exists on the surface of Mars during the planet's warmer seasons, according to new research published in <i>Nature Geosciences</i><i>.</i> This revelation comes from new spectral data gathered by NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO), a …

Watch the supermoon lunar eclipse live

<b>Why you won’t want to miss Sunday’s supermoon eclipse</b><p>On Sunday, if the skies are clear, you’ll have the chance to glimpse a rare event in the night …

New ‘stealth dark matter’ theory may explain mystery of the universe’s missing mass

This 3D map illustrates the large-scale distribution of dark matter, reconstructed from measurements of weak gravitational lensing by using the …

Global marine populations slashed by half since 1970

WWF warns marine mammals, birds, reptiles and fish populations have dropped by half in the past four decades<p>Populations of marine mammals, birds, reptiles and fish have dropped by about half in the past four decades, with fish critical to human food suffering some of the greatest declines, the WWF …

Refugees Crowd at the Gates of Fortress Europe

Muhammed Muheisen—AP<p>Zoltan Balogh—EPA<p>Filip Singer—EPA<p>Aris Messinis—AFP/Getty Images<p>Iakovos Hatzistavrou—AFP/Getty Images<p>Manu Brabo—AP<p>Manu …

Aegean Sea

6 Reasons to Upgrade to RebelMouse from WordPress

The huge gap between current CMS offerings and what the world needed occurred to me during my time as CTO of The Huffington Post. When we were …

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President Obama's Mortal Sin

<b>President Obama's approval of Shell's Arctic oil drilling has tarnished his environmental legacy.</b><p><i>President Obama seeing the effects of climate change on Bear Glacier, aboard Viewfinder.</i><p>Image Credit: Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy.<p><b>INTRODUCTION</b><p>President Obama is the first incumbent US …

NASA confirms there's a global subsurface ocean on Enceladus

The more we study our Solar System, the more water we find<p>We've known there is water on Enceladus for a while now, but NASA has just confirmed a more recent theory about the icy moon of Saturn: it has a subsurface ocean that spans the entire globe. The news comes just a handful of months after the …

NASA Finds Closest Earth Twin Yet in Haul of 500 Alien Planets

It may not be Earth's exact twin, but it's a pretty close cousin.<p>NASA's Kepler space telescope has spotted the most Earth-like alien planet yet …

Stunning images reveal SpaceX's revolutionary approach to landing on Mars

And as mind-blowing as these innovative ideas are, the video animations and illustrations that bring Space X's goals to life are equally impressive.<p>But these animations and illustrations aren't just fiction and propaganda: They are a way for SpaceX to envision the future and make it a reality.<p>For …

White House Won't Back Bill Lifting Ban On Crude Oil Exports

The House plans to vote on a bill to lift the 40-year-old ban this fall.<p>WASHINGTON -- The White House lifted the veil a tiny bit on its position regarding a decades-old ban on crude oil exports, saying Tuesday it would not back a GOP bill aimed at ending the embargo.<p>The White House has remained …

North Korea warns that it has revamped and restarted all nuclear plants to make more bombs

A day after threatening long-range rocket launches, North Korea declared Tuesday that it has upgraded and restarted all of its atomic fuel plants so it can produce more — and more sophisticated — nuclear weapons.<p>Neither announcement was entirely unexpected, and outside analysts see the back-to-back …

'Living Fossil' Fish Has Lungs

Gasp!<p>When a fisherman pulled a coelacanth out of the sea in 1938, researchers were stunned. The heavily scaled fish with lobes was a remnant of a bygone era, when dinosaurs roamed the earth. Scientists had fossils of coelacanths that were hundreds of millions of years old, and until that day were …

Fish

These are the the most crystal-clear images of Pluto yet

Remember when Pluto was this strange, faraway planet (or dwarf planet, depending on when you grew up) that science textbooks knew very little about? It wasn’t that long ago that we didn’t know things like its true color, composition, or really much of anything about its topography. Well, that’s all …

Solar System

Russia to U.S.: talk to us on Syria or risk 'unintended incidents'

MOSCOW/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Russia called on Friday for military-to-military cooperation with the United States to avert “unintended incidents” as it stages navy exercises off the coast of Syria, where U.S. officials believe Moscow is building up forces to protect President Bashar …

Middle East

What Would Happen If We Burned All The Fossil Fuels On Earth?

We'll burn that bridge when we come to it<p>If you've ever poured yourself some iced tea on a hot summer's day, you know that that icy goodness doesn't stick around for long. That's because (SPOILER ALERT) ice doesn't do well in heat.<p>Those same (wildly obvious) laws of thermodynamics that govern your …

Guantánamo security clearance denied to lawyers of cooperating witness

• Katya Jestin unable to visit client, Majid Khan<br>• Doctor barred from visiting another prisoner at camp in Cuba<p>The military command at Guantánamo Bay has stopped honoring security clearances for attorneys representing the only detainee who has agreed to testify against the 9/11 defendants, the Guardian …

Ukraine still faces threat of Russian military offensive: Poroshenko

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine still faces the threat of a full-scale Russian military attack despite several days of relative calm on the front-lines of the east where government forces confront Russian-backed separatists, President Petro Poroshenko said on Tuesday.<p>Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko …

Russia

Robot with Artificial Intelligence Tells Creators it will Keep Them in a "People Zoo"

It’s all fun and games until the AI (artificial intelligence) you create tells you it’s going to put you in a “people zoo” so it can visit you for …

Rethinking 'The Martian': Why Dust Storms Wouldn't Sabotage A Real Mars Mission

Martian dust storms rank among the most impressive in our Solar System. But no matter how menacing they appear from Mars orbit, they’re not likely to cause astronauts to abort future surface missions, says a planetary scientist who studies the phenomena.<p>Although such storms routinely engulf large …

Stephen Hawking: 'If you feel you are in a black hole, don’t give up. There’s a way out.'

Physicist says information sucked into a black hole may emerge in another universe<p>All is not lost if you fall into a black hole – you could simply pop up in another universe, according to Stephen Hawking.<p>The celebrated physicist has a new theory about where lost information ends up after being …

Black Holes

Scientists studying starlight can tell you: Our universe is going dark

We know that our universe has already lived through great number of exciting phases. But new research released overnight shows the universe has long passed its peak and is slowly but surely dying.<p>The research was presented at the year’s largest gathering of astronomers at the International …

Black Holes