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How Did Astronaut DNA Become 'Fake News'?

For a brief moment, NASA found itself at the center of a digital misinformation campaign.<p>“After year in space, astronaut Scott Kelly no longer has same DNA as identical twin,” the headline of a story on the <i>Today</i> show’s website, published Thursday, declared. Seven percent of his DNA, the story says, …

Liver: Function, Failure & Disease

The liver is an abdominal glandular organ in the digestive system. It is located in the right upper quadrant of the abdomen, under the diaphragm and …

Medicine

Ketamine shots are a ‘powerful’ treatment for depression, doctor says

<b>A doctor said she was astonished by how well ketamine helps patients suffering from depression.</b><p>Dr Kathleen Wong, who runs the Bridges to Wellbeing …

A Physicist Explains Why Humans Probably Didn't Pop Into Existence Last Tuesday

Whaa... ?<p>The history of cosmology has its fair share of whacky ideas, but one of the strangest has to be the Boltzmann brain hypothesis – which …

Try This 8-Week Plank Challenge To Get Stronger From Head To Toe

Planks challenge your arms, legs, chest, shoulders, and butt, not to mention make your abs quiver like an earthquake when done properly. Best of all, you can do them anywhere and tweak them to suit your ability. The more you plank, the stronger and more stable you get, and the longer your muscles …

Where is God?

It is one of the common questions of eighth-grade theology (which is generally more insightful and useful than post-doctoral theology): If God really exists, why doesn’t he show himself in some dramatic, undeniable way?<p>In response, author and minister Frederick Buechner proposes a thought …

Christmas Trees

Do you believe? Near-death experience survivor recalls 'amazing' encounter

The near-death experience may be as close as humans get to glimpsing something out of this world.<p>It seems to happen to some people when their heart stops and they're flat-lining. Once revived, they remember floating above their body. They believe they reconnected with deceased loved-one or they say …

How Will Our Religions Handle the Discovery of Alien Life? - Facts So Romantic

What would your priest, rabbi, or imam say if we discovered alien life?For the religious, knowing that life on Earth is not unique may demand radical …

Paranormal

Religious thoughts trigger reward systems like love, drugs

<b>(CNN) —</b> Most Americans, about 89%, say they believe in God, and some have felt God's presence while listening to a sermon or sensed time stand still while they were in deep prayer or meditation.<p>Now, a new study shows through functional MRI scans that such religious and spiritual experiences can be …

The Brain

15 Motivational Quotes To Help You Keep Going When Times Are Tough

If you think that by reading this article these 15 motivational quotes are going to be the answer to you overcoming the tough times in your life then …

Motivation

Overdue California quake greater than thought, report says

<b>(CNN) —</b> The San Andreas Fault has an infamous reputation, but there are other fault lines lying around California that can trigger a powerful earthquake, especially if they rupture simultaneously, a new report says.<p>A U.S. geologist discovered that the San Andreas and the San Jacinto faults may have …

Geology

How to Heal Your 7 Chakras and Increase Personal Development

<i>Sponsored Links</i><p>by Seth M <br>Expanded Consciousness<p>The seven Chakras of the body are energy hubs and they hold great influence over you and your …

Pluto's Moon May Have Had an Ocean That Ripped It Apart

A ridge that runs across the entire surface of Charon could be the ancient ocean having one last "Hulk out."<p>It's not every day that NASA invokes Marvel Comics to describe a planetary science phenomena, but it's not every day that you find a place whose ocean ripped its surface apart.<p>Ever since New …

This Scholar Says She's Unlocked The Secrets Of The Pyramid Texts

Susan Brind Morrow has developed a new translation of the world's oldest sacred texts.<p>For years, scholars thought that the Pyramid Texts were merely a series of funeral prayers and magic spells intended to protect Egyptian royalty in the afterlife.<p>But renowned classicist and linguist Susan Brind …

Ancient History

Physicists have detected something unbelievable from space — watch the announcement live

Rob Ludacer<p>Called gravitational waves, the ripples in the fabric of space are caused by colliding black holes, merging neutron stars, exploding …

Physics

A simple 2-minute trick to calm a racing mind

Replays of awkward interactions, missed opportunities and embarrassing regrets distract us during the day and keep us up at night.<p>Think about how many times you’ve agonized over some dumb thing you said. Or rehearsed a conversation that hasn’t happened—and might not ever. Or couldn’t get that …

Effort to dig to the center of the Earth fails

LONDON, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Researchers have returned from nearly two months at sea having failed to accomplish their goal of drilling to the center of …

Monstrous Cosmic Gas Cloud Set To Ignite The Milky Way

When we think about our galaxy, most people think about the stars in the sky, the grand, sweeping spiral arms, the disk-like plane of our Milky Way filled with dust, and the bulge in the galactic center. All of this combines to make up our run-of-the-mill home, complete with some 400 billion stars …

Universe

Scientists Find Strong Evidence That the Earth Was Hit Head-On by a Mars-Sized Planet

A new analysis of lunar rock and soil samples suggests that the Earth got full-on clobbered by an ancient planet called Theia.<p>The early solar system was, for lack of a better term, a chaotic hellscape. Everything we see today, from Mercury on out to the inner Oort Cloud, was a product of a series …

The happiest, healthiest state in the US is…

Say “Aloha” to the good life if you’re lucky enough to be able to move to Hawaii.<p>People who live in the postcard-beautiful state have the highest overall well-being in the U.S., according to the 2015 Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index released on Thursday. The report measures how Americans feel …

This broken space telescope keeps spotting new planets

NASA's Kepler space telescope just keeps raking in the exoplanets, 1,930 of which have now been confirmed (and 4,696 that haven't). These include an impressive 234 new exoplanet candidates discovered by Kepler in 2014, which were announced at the annual meeting of the American Astronomical Society …

Planetary Habitability

My atheist search for God: We’re debating science and religion all wrong

I’m not interested in believing in God. My God has to exist, like matter and gravity. Here’s what I found<p>For most of my life, a God that was “real” seemed a contradiction in terms. Every idea of God I had ever encountered seemed either physically impossible or so vague as to be empty. I was an …

Great Blue Hole off Belize yields new clues to fall of Mayan civilisation

A massive underwater sinkhole surrounded by reefs, caves and sharks has provided archaeologists with clues in the mystery of the fall of the Mayan civilization, according to new research.<p>Scientists from Rice University and Louisiana State University found evidence in Belize’s Great Blue Hole, a …

Archaeology