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The Standard Model of particle physics: The absolutely amazing theory of almost everything

The Standard Model. What dull name for the most accurate scientific theory known to human beings.<p>More than a quarter of the Nobel Prizes in physics …

Physics

Why a “genius” scientist thinks our consciousness originates at the quantum level

Human consciousness is one of the grand mysteries of our time on earth. How do you know that you are “you”? Does your sense of being aware of …

Consciousness

Meditation Changes Your Brain In These 7 Ways, According To Science

Are you in the habit of breathing deeply and clearing your mind for five or ten minutes a day? It turns out that meditation and mindfulness training …

Being Socially Isolated for Long Periods of Time Reshapes Brain Chemistry

But the pain of loneliness may have a remedy.<p>Being lonely sucks. Sure, we all need our alone time now and then, but scientists have repeatedly found …

Neuroscience

Gaza protests: All the latest updates

Israeli forces kill at least 37 Palestinians protesting in Gaza against US embassy move to Jerusalem.<p>Palestinians in the besieged Gaza Strip are protesting for the seventh Friday in a row as part of the Great March of Return movement.<p>The rallies are part of a weeks-long protest that will culminate …

Israel

What is nirvana?

Liberating oneself from rebirths might seem irrelevant to the non-believer. But nirvana is also a profound psychological goal<i>By Robert Wright</i>Read at …

Meditation

George Will just exposed Mike Pence's Faustian bargain

<b>(CNN) —</b> George F. Will is not the guy you'd think would be responsible for delivering the most devastating takedown of Vice President Mike Pence you will ever read.<p>And, yet, the conservative columnist's piece on Thursday is just that -- laying bare the total transformation of the former Indiana …

Donald Trump

The Last Days of the Blue-Blood Harvest

Every year, more than 400,000 crabs are bled for the miraculous medical substance that flows through their bodies—now pharmaceutical companies are finally committing to an alternative that doesn't harm animals.<p>Horseshoe crabs are sometimes called “living fossils” because they have been around in …

Eli Lilly

Knesset gives power to PM to declare war with single vote backing

The vote amended a law which previously required the whole cabinet to vote on the declaration of war.<p>The Israeli parliament has voted in favour of granting Israel's prime minister the power to declare war, solely with the approval of the defence minister.<p>The vote on Monday amended a law which …

Israel

Displaced Syrians at risk of losing homes under new property law

Under a new property law issued by the Syrian government in early April, hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of people have been told to lay claim to their homes by early May or risk forfeiting them to the state.<p>Millions of privately-owned homes could be seized by the government in Syria under …

Middle East

Israel's Netanyahu: Iran pursued 'secret nuclear programme'

Netanyahu gives theatrical presentation claiming to show 'conclusive evidence' Iran pursued a secret nuclear programme.<p>Israel's prime minister has accused Iran of having secretly pursued a nuclear programme amid rising tensions in the Middle East.<p>Unveiling a cache of files purporting to show that …

South Asia

From Russia With Blood

Lavish London mansions. A hand-painted Rolls-Royce. And eight dead friends. For the British fixer Scot Young, working for Vladimir Putin's most vocal critic meant stunning perks – but also constant danger. His gruesome death is one of 14 that US spy agencies have linked to Russia – but the UK …

Russia

Sea Turtles Use Magnetic Fields to Find Their Birthplace Beach

Sea turtles use the earth’s magnetic fields to navigate back to the area where they were born decades earlier, according to a new study that used loggerhead genetics to investigate their travels.<p>After swimming for years in a giant loop from nesting grounds in North Carolina and Florida to North …

Zoology

New method predicts evolution

Predicting chance-driven evolution seems impossible. Nevertheless, scientists from AMOLF in Amsterdam and the ESPCI in Paris have succeeded in making …

Biology

Climate Change Denialists Say Polar Bears Are Fine. Scientists Are Pushing Back.

Furry, button-nosed and dependent on sea ice for their survival, polar bears have long been poster animals for climate change.<p>But at a time when established climate science is being questioned at the highest levels of government, climate denialists are turning the charismatic bears to their own …

Climate Change

Trillions Upon Trillions of Viruses Fall From the Sky Each Day

High in the Sierra Nevada mountains of Spain, an international team of researchers set out four buckets to gather a shower of viruses falling from the sky.<p>Scientists have surmised there is a stream of viruses circling the planet, above the planet’s weather systems but below the level of airline …

Microbiology

Something weird is happening to the Gulf Stream current

And that could mean trouble.<p>The ocean currents that help warm the Atlantic coasts of Europe and North America have significantly slowed since the 1800s and are at their weakest in 1,600 years, according to new research my colleagues and I have conducted. As we’ve set out in a new study in <i>Nature</i>, …

Global Warming

Green-haired turtle that breathes through its genitals added to endangered list

It sports a green mohican, fleshy finger-like growths under its chin and can breathe through its genitals.<p>The Mary river turtle is one of the most striking creatures on the planet, and it is also one of the most endangered.<p>The 40cm long turtle, which is only found on the Mary river in Queensland, …

Zoology

Team pieces together the mystery of how single cell life forms evolved into multicellular organisms

One of the big evolutionary questions in life is how and why single cell organisms organised themselves to live in a group, thereby forming …

Biology

Trump Defies His Generals on ISIS and Syria

President Trump, a foreign-policy neophyte increasingly emboldened to chart his own course, grew testy with the members of his national-security team when they huddled in the White House Situation Room on Tuesday to debate Syria. The split had been publicly telegraphed just hours earlier. At the …

Gaza's Passover massacre

The Passover massacre in Gaza was by no means an exception in the long history of Palestinian resistance.<p>For decades Zionists have blamed the Palestinians for Israel's ongoing colonial project. "If only the Palestinians had a Mahatma Gandhi," many Israeli liberals have exclaimed, "then the …

Fossils Reveal an Ancient Climate Catastrophe, And We Need to Pay Attention

Incredible.<p>Scott Wing had spent more than a decade in the badlands of Wyoming's Bighorn Basin, most of it thirsty, sunburned, and down on his hands …

The World According To John Bolton, In 11 Remarkable Statements

Trump's new national security adviser thinks more often than not that bombing is the answer.<p>Perhaps surprisingly for a former UN ambassador and State Department official, John Bolton thinks more often than not that military action, not diplomacy, is the answer.<p>President Donald Trump announced on …

Foreign Aid

New Zealand just took care of a $3.6 million mouse infestation

The million dollar mouse is dead. Long live the million dollar mouse.<p>Compared to New Zealand, we are all terrible at getting rid of mice. The country just totally eradicated the 200,000 or so rodents scurrying around the subantarctic Antipodes island.<p>Unlike most of the mouse traps around the world, …

New Zealand

Exclusive: ‘I’ve never seen anything like it.’ Video of mating deep-sea anglerfish stuns biologists

Anglerfish, with their menacing gape and dangling lure, are among the most curious inhabitants of the deep ocean. Scientists have hardly ever seen …

A ‘Bright Light,’ Dimmed in the Shadows of Homelessness

They met on a rainy morning several years ago, at the base of the Helmsley Building in Midtown Manhattan. As others hurried to work, Pamela J. Dearden, an executive with JPMorgan Chase, noticed a woman, unperturbed by the rain or her surroundings, standing on a 36-square-foot sidewalk grate she had …

Williams College

Stephen Hawking thinks he knows what happened before the beginning of time

Neil deGrasse Tyson asks him to weigh in.<p>Neil deGrasse Tyson’s show <i>Star Talk</i> is ending its fourth season with a bang—a big one. <i>The</i> big one, to be precise. The show, filmed at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, features famous astrophysicist Tyson interviewing …

Physics

Neuroscientists Figured Out What Unconsciousness Looks Like in the Brain

Just because it's unconscious doesn't mean it's not on.<p>The human brain is the only reason our species has survived on this planet for so long, but …

Military expert explains what Putin is doing with his arms build-up -- and it will scare the hell out of you

Appearing on MSNBC on Saturday afternoon, the editor of a publication that examines military capabilities broke down Russian President Vladimir …

An Ancient Virus May Be Responsible for Human Consciousness

You've got an ancient virus in your brain. In fact, you've got an ancient virus at the very root of your conscious thought.<p>According to two papers …

Biology