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A Single Line From ‘Rogue One’ Closes One Of ‘The Last Jedi’s’ Perceived Plot Holes

<b>WARNING: Spoilers for Star Wars: The Last Jedi And Rogue One below.</b><p>Some of the nerdiest (and most wonderful) things about <i>Star Wars</i> are the arguments that spring up over the slightest little minutia in the storylines. Even though everyone is well aware that these movies are full of hokey religions …

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

The secrets hiding under Europa's ice

Europa, the second moon of Jupiter, is encased in a thick crust of ice. Sitting far from the Sun, it's one of the last places you would expect to …

Astronomy

24 Jokes From “SpongeBob SquarePants” That Will Honestly Never Not Be Funny

"Can I be excused for the rest of my life?"

There are 2 types of time travel and physicists agree that one of them is possible

Brian Greene, professor of physics and mathematics at Columbia University and co-founder of the World Science Festival, explains what we know about time travel so far. Following is a transcript of the video.<p><b>Brian Greene:</b> I'm Brian Greene, professor of physics and mathematics at Columbia University …

How to keep the passion alive in your relationship, according to a relationship scientist

Eli J. Finkel, a professor at Northwestern University and the author of "The All-or-Nothing Marriage," explains how to maintain fiery passion in a relationship. Following is a transcript of the video.<p><b>Eli Finkel:</b> I'm Eli Finkel. I am a professor at Northwestern University in the psychology …

Trump says he'll allow the release of the JFK assassination files, and, uh, this could be huge

Saturday morning on Twitter, President Trump announced that he’ll allow the release of classified files about President JFK’s assassination. The …

A Harvard doctor says these are the best exercises for your body

If you think running a marathon is the quickest way to a rock-hard body, I-Min Lee, a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, has news for you: That classic feat isn't as good for your body as it seems.<p>Instead of long-distance running, which can be hard on your joints and digestive system, …

Exercise

‘Allah’ Is Found on Viking Funeral Clothes

ENKOPING, Sweden — The discovery of Arabic characters that spell “Allah” and “Ali” on Viking funeral costumes in boat graves in Sweden has raised questions about the influence of Islam in Scandinavia.<p>The grave where the costumes were found belonged to a woman dressed in silk burial clothes and was …

Archaeology

'I will get Putin on this… we will get Donald elected,' emailed Trump's Mafia-linked ally Felix Sater in 2015

Felix Sater, a longtime business associate of Donald Trump with organized crime ties, promised in a 2015 email to “engineer a real estate deal with …

The Future of Transplants: Custom-Fit Lungs?

With chest hair and hospital scrubs sneaking out from beneath his white lab coat, Dr. Shaf Keshavjee seems armed for the future of lung …

How yoga, meditation benefit the mind and body

Yoga and meditation have both become increasingly popular in the Western world, and practitioners praise their psychological and physical benefits. …

Your Bad Contact Lens Habits Are Probably Damaging Your Eyes

Here's what you can do.<p>When people ask me why I don't wear contacts, I typically come up with some excuse to avoid admitting the truth: that sticking …

Contact Lenses

18 Fruits You Had No Idea You Were Doing Wrong

More fruit is always a good idea.

Healthy Eating

Game-changing technology could save lives with a touch

Tomato and Roasted Garlic Pie

Makes one 9" pie<p>If you haven’t used Taleggio before, now is the perfect time to try it. Don’t be put off by the smell; this cheese has a very mild flavor and is an ideal complement to fresh tomatoes.<p>August 2017Print<p>Ingredients<p>2½ pounds mixed heirloom tomatoes, cored, sliced ¼-inch thick<p>3 …

Tomatoes

Why Salad for Breakfast Is Suddenly the Best Part of Waking Up

“Today my first meal was a little bit of salad with tomatoes, cucumbers, and some shredded chicken dressed in this spicy vinaigrette, with some tahini and a piece of bread.” If Sarah Hymanson’s version of breakfast piques your interest, you’ll understand why Kismet, the seven-month-old Los Angeles …

Afternoon Tea

How the CIA Came to Doubt the Official Story of JFK’s Murder

Newly released documents from long-secret Kennedy assassination files raise startling questions about what top agency officials knew and when they knew it.<p>After the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in November 1963, the CIA appeared eager, even desperate, to embrace the version of events …

Fidel Castro

Researchers explore possible alternative to knee replacement - Scope

Replacing joints like knees or hips can relieve pain and boost quality of life. But these surgeries demand lengthy rehabs and may not restore full …

Travel Gear: Five Mile Flashlight is a bright idea

Provided by Hammacher SchlemmerThe Five Mile Flashlight can zoom in or offer a wider, broader beam.<b>ZOOMING FLASHLIGHT IS BRILLIANT IDEA:</b> How often do …

Travel Gear

Al Gore: 'The rich have subverted all reason'

With the sequel to his blockbuster documentary An Inconvenient Truth about to be released, Al Gore tells Carole Cadwalladr how his role at the forefront of the fight against climate change consumes his life<p>In the ballroom of a conference centre in Denver, Colorado, 972 people from 42 countries have …

Climate

Jamaican Jerk Chicken

Serves 8YOU’LL NEED<br>12 chicken drumsticks<br>12 chicken thighs<br>4 limes<br>4 tsp ground allspice<br>3 tsp ground nutmeg<br>3 tsp ground cinnamon<br>1/8 cup fresh thyme …

Onions

The Most Beautiful Place in Every U.S. State

Think of this as your starting point to the most epic cross-country trip ever.<p>If you've ever done a road trip across the U.S., you've probably stepped away thinking: How can <i>one country</i> look like that? No state is the same, and each has its stars, the kind of sights that make you catch your breath …

National Parks

The 16 Best Whole Grain Recipes for a Wholesome Life

Go around the world in whole grains<p>Fact: whole grain is better for you than the white stuff. But we'll spare you the nutrition lesson (that's just …

Food

Overnight Oats 4 Ways by Tasty

Why dogs are friendly - it's written in their genes

<b>Being friendly is in dogs' nature and could be key to how they came to share our lives, say US scientists.</b><p>Dogs evolved from wolves tens of thousands of years ago.<p>During this time, certain genes that make dogs particularly gregarious have been selected for, according to research.<p>This may give dogs …

How to Visit Haida Gwaii, Canada’s Final Frontier

The island chain is largely known as the Canadian Galápagos for its wildlife.<p>“Yes, I know it,” my Vancouver cab driver said when I asked him about Haida Gwaii, the torch-shaped archipelago flung some 70 miles off the coast of British Columbia, across the choppy Hecate Strait. “It’s out there.” The …

Alaska

Secrets of the mummies at the Church of the Holy Spirit in Vilnius

Anthropologist Dario Piombino-Mascali discovers lessons for modern medicine among remains of 23 preserved people<p>The crypt under the Dominican Church of the Holy Spirit in the heart of Vilnius has a vivid history.<p>The coffins hidden in the gloomy lair under the church’s altar were stripped by …

Archaeology

Scientists discover brain's neural switch for becoming an alpha male

Timid mice turn bold after their ‘alpha’ circuit is stimulated as results show ‘winner effect’ lingers on and mechanism may be similar in humans<p>Brash, brawny and keen to impose their will on anyone who enters their sphere of existence: the alpha male in action is unmistakable.<p>Now scientists claim …

Neuroscience

Religious leaders tripping balls... for science

Psychologists at Johns Hopkins University are currently giving two dozen religious leaders psilocybin, the psychedelic drug in magic mushrooms, to, …

Consciousness