Amanda Santo

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Watch the Riveting Trailer for TIME's A Year in Space, Available Now on PEN

The People/Entertainment Weekly Network is live now and chock full of all kinds of (free) amazing content.<p>Case in point: <i>A Year in Space</i>, a …

After Year in Space, Scott Kelly Is Still Adjusting to Earth

On Wednesday, NASA astronaut Scott Kelly tweeted that he received his last health scans in a series of tests to gauge the health effects from his …

Space Science

Astronomers discover signs of giant planet being born in star's dust cloud

Signs of a planet being born around a star have been discovered by astronomers.<p>The star is 176 light-years from Earth and was observed through an …

Amazing Final Images Of Stars Right Before They Die

The future of our Sun is very clear: someday it will run out of hydrogen in its core, expand into a red giant, where it will fuse helium until it runs out of that. Afterwards, it blows off its outer layers, forming a planetary nebula, while its core contracts down to a white dwarf.<p>This fate, common …

Universe

Polar Obsession Photos

See images of Arctic and Antarctic landscapes and wildlife, like polar bears, penguins, leopard seals, and more, and buy prints, from National Geographic.

New NASA Photos Show Pluto's Surface In Eye-Popping Detail

Craters and mountains and glaciers. Oh my!<p>New images taken by NASA's New Horizons spacecraft offer the clearest, closest view yet of Pluto's stunning surface.<p>The photos were taken as the spacecraft made its closest approach to the dwarf planet in July, and were stored on New Horizons' digital …

Solar System
Nature

Gluten, Glorious Gluten!

A kingdom of gluten-free opulence lies before us. Everywhere we look, gluten-free scones, breads, pastas, cakes, cookies…and people are eating it up. …

The Coddling of the American Mind

In the name of emotional well-being, college students are increasingly demanding protection from words and ideas they don’t like. Here’s why that’s disastrous for education—and mental health.<p><b>S</b>omething strange is happening at America’s colleges and universities. A movement is arising, undirected and …

New Jersey

'Empathetically Correct' Is the New Politically Correct

The movement for "trigger warnings" in college classrooms is part of a troubling trend toward protecting people from their own individual sensitivities.<p>When I was attending graduate school in the late 1980s and early 1990s, political correctness reigned supreme. Lassoing the powers of language, …

"Herd" Mentality Explained

A new research study sheds light on a behavior that is consistent among many species – that is, making decisions based upon the actions of …

Non-profit worker who provoked fury with disrespectful Arlington photo tells how she lost her job, can't date and now lives in fear

• Lindsey Stone posed in 2012 for the picture at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery<br>• Stone and her coworker, who snapped the …

Examining the Mob Mentality

What makes people succumb to mob mentality – especially when it turns violent? South Source talked with Tamara Avant, Psychology program director at …

Why Mobs Behave Badly — It's The Brain's Fault

Mina Cikara, a sociologist at Carnegie Mellon University, recently attended a New York Yankee game with her husband. They are Red Sox fans and wore a …

Crowd psychology: People are friendly, altruistic, happy in large gatherings.

“In a crowd … a man descends several rungs in the ladder of civilization. Isolated, he may be a cultivated individual; in a crowd, he is a …

Psychology
Sexual Harassment

Internet shaming: The legal history of shame and its costs and benefits.

Thanks to Jon Ronson’s new book, <i>So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed</i>, we can finally attach a label to the heretofore inchoate phenomenon of Internet …

Human Rights
New Jersey

Paddy Smith: Social media’s mob mentality a concern | Opinion

Social media have altered our perception of what a groundswell of popular opinion looks like. Before the likes of Twitter, you had to get organised. …

Charles Dickens (Channeling Jorge Luis Borges) Created a Fake Library, with 37 Witty Invented Book Titles

I don’t know about you, but I’ve sort of always associated Charles Dickens with the kind of humorless moralism and didactic sentimentality that are …

These Stunning Ocean Photos Seek to Save Our Seas

Newly unveiled photography non-profit Sea Legacy aims to save 20% of oceans by 2020.<p>Today it is a disheartening truism that we are destroying the natural environment. Our planet is hurting, especially our marine environments, where pollution and loss of species is unignorably pronounced. Addressing …

National Parks

'Stretch Marks' on Phobos Show Martian Moon Is Falling Apart

Long, thin "stretch marks" on the surface of Phobos are early signs that the Martian moon is falling apart, new research suggests.<p>Phobos is a tiny …

Space Travel
Woody Allen

Sport, Racism and Social Media

The challenge to tackle mob mentality on the Internet

Much has been written lately about social media’s tendency to be the breeding ground for huge shame-storms. A thoughtless or dumb comment on a major …

‘Silicon Valley’ Stars Told The Show’s Famous Dick Joke To NASA. It Didn’t Go Well.

It’s not often you get to tell the “greatest dick joke in TV history” in front of a bunch of literal rocket scientists, but when you do, it won’t end well. On Sunday night, <i>Silicon Valley</i> stars Kumail Nanjiani and Martin Starr presented an award at the NASA Ames Research Center, for some reason. …

Astronomy