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Could Giant Viruses Be the Origin of Life on Earth?

The ancestors of modern viruses may have laid the groundwork for cellular life as we know it.<p>Chantal Abergel and Jean-Michel Claverie were used to finding strange viruses.<p>The married virologists at Aix-Marseille University had made a career of it. But pithovirus, which they discovered in 2013 in a …

NASA discovery of Kepler-10c steps up claims for alien life

NASA and the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics just made a discovery that could turn the theory of how planets were created within our universe onto its head.<p>It all boils down to a giant rocky planet named Kepler-10c.<p>Kepler-10c inhabits a constellation called Draco, which is about 560 …

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Alien Earths: why life on other worlds would be far weirder than us

And you thought your planet was strange<p>Last month, the American Astronomical Society's 223rd meeting featured the announcement of a few breakthroughs: Using the Kepler space observatory, researchers had discovered a planet roughly the mass of Earth orbiting a star beyond our solar system, and with …

Luxury Submarine Hotel Offers Romantic Undersea Getaway

Lovers Deep is a luxury submarine offered by Oliver's Travels for couples to go on a romantic getaway, deep in the ocean, and perhaps join what they're coining as the “Mile Low Club” (an undersea alternative to the Mile High Club that so many have participated in on airplanes). Each watercraft in …

Edward Snowden nominated for Nobel peace prize

Two Norwegian politicians say they have jointly nominated the former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden for the 2014 Nobel peace prize.<p>The Socialist Left party politicians Baard Vegar Solhjell, a former environment minister, and Snorre Valen said the public debate and policy changes …

101 Thought Provoking Questions to Ask Yourself Before It’s Too Late | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

This is your chance to live the life you wish you had.<p>You could close down this article right now, pretend that you never saw it, and go on living …

How Trauma Affects The Brain Of A Learner

Our public media colleagues over at KPCC, Southern California Public Radio, have a fascinating two-part report on the efforts of schools in the Los Angeles area to address the effects of "toxic stress" on student learning.<p>"As researchers work to solve one of the most persistent problems in public …

The Latest Snowden Leak Is Devastating to NSA Defenders

The agency collected and stored intimate chats, photos, and emails belonging to innocent Americans—and secured them so poorly that reporters can now browse them at will.<p>Consider the latest leak sourced to Edward Snowden from the perspective of his detractors. The National Security Agency's …

Marijuana May Stop The Spread Of HIV, Study Finds

Marijuana has long been used to effectively treat symptoms associated with HIV, such as chronic pain and weight loss. But a growing body of research suggests the plant may be able to stop the spread of the disease itself.<p>Adding to these findings is a Louisiana State University study published last …

Legal Marijuana More Popular and Profitable than Smartphones in the U.S.

Move over technology, there’s a hot new industry in town and it’s all green. New research shows that legal marijuana is among the fastest-growing …

Photos Reflecting the Most Ridiculous Laws in the U.S.

Photographer Olivia Locher, mocks some of the most ridiculous laws still in place in the United States with her new photo series, I Fought The Law. …

Cannabis Cuisine Takes Colorado with Gourmet Munchies, THC Soda, Food–Pot Pairings

With marijuana now legal in Colorado, the cannabis-cuisine industry is creating gourmet munchies, THC-spiked sodas, and food-pot pairings<p>With marijuana now legal in Colorado, the food industry is creating gourmet munchies, THC-spiked sodas, and food–pot pairings. Welcome to the new cannabis cuisine!

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Brain Games: Move Objects With Your Mind To Find Inner Calm?

<b>Listen · 4:00</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>Couch potatoes everywhere, rejoice.<p>New commercial devices, using technology borrowed from the field of neuroscience, are making it possible to control objects with brain power alone. The idea is to help train users to become more focused — and …