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Next week's Perseid meteor shower could be like no other

The Perseid meteor shower — which is expected to hit its peak during the overnight hours from August 11 to August 12 — is usually considered one of …

3,500-year-old grave filled with exotic valuables found in Cyprus

A tomb containing a treasure of Egyptian scarabs, diadem, exotic luxuries and pearls and earrings set in gold has been discovered in a 3,500-year-old …

Archaeology

Do We Have a Talent Crisis Going on in the Music Industry?

The other day, a good friend and I were discussing 'the state of the music industry' from a talent/quality perspective, and the conclusion we came to …

Axl Rose

10 Amazing Fine-Art Shibari Rope Bondage Photographs

Note: Contains nudity. Beginning in thirteenth-century Japan, rope tying (hojojutsu) was used as means of restraining, transporting, and punishing …

Fashion Photography

“There are no f*cking do-overs”: John Oliver nails everything that’s wrong with Brexit

John Oliver’s Brexit nightmare came true on June 23. This Sunday (June 26), he drove home how unfounded it was for UK to leave the EU–and tossed the US a warning on Donald Trump.<p>During HBO’s <i>Last Week Tonight</i>, Oliver slammed his homeland’s Brexit choice. He worried a week ago that his countrymen …

United Kingdom

Gravitational Waves Found Again: Here’s How They Could Whisper The Universe’s Secrets

The international team of physicists and astronomers responsible for the discovery of gravitational waves back in February has announced the …

This is the most profound explanation I've heard of what it means to detect gravitational waves

Albert Einstein predicted their existence 100 years ago but never believed we'd actually detect the waves. So right now if you hang around physicists, who can't contain their excitement, you're bound to hear some profound scientific poetry.<p>One scientist from the Laser Interferometer …

Gravitational Waves

California wingsuit flier dies after jumping from Arizona cliff

Arizona authorities are attempting to recover the body of a California man who died Tuesday while wingsuit flying with friends in the Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness area.<p>The Coconino County Sheriff's Office is planning to recover the body of 29-year-old Mathew Kenney of Santa Cruz on …

A Musician Made a Map of the Entire Universe

Pablo Carlos Budassi details the difficulties of fitting the entire universe into one field of view.<p>Behold, the entire known universe in one field of view. This map, created by musician Pablo Carlos Budassi, has been circulating the internet for the past week and a half, and blowing quite a few …

Universe

Giant supernova in the sky smashes previous record, stuns scientists

There's breaking a record, and then there's blowing it to smithereens. Astronomers using relatively small telescopes around the globe have spotted the brightest supernova ever seen, shining about 20 times brighter than the 100 billion stars in the entire Milky Way galaxy — or, put another way, as …

The 2 most dangerous numbers in the universe are threatening the end of physics

It's the idea that we are reaching the absolute limit of what we can understand about the world around us through science.<p>"The next few years may tell us whether we'll be able to continue to increase our understanding of nature or whether maybe, for the first time in the history of science, we …

Physics

10 Qualities of People With High Emotional Intelligence

If you want to know if you have high emotional intelligence, here are a few tips to guide you along the way.<p>Have you ever wondered why some people seem to have an unlimited amount of success in both their personal and professional lives? It could be because they possess high emotional …

Emotional Intelligence

Strong performances by Derrick Henry, Deshaun Watson highlight title game

Heisman Trophywinner Derrick Henryrushed for three touchdowns and becameAlabama's all-time leading rusher in the Crimson Tide's 45-40 victory over Clemson in the College Football Playoff championship game Monday night at University of Phoenix Stadium.<p>Henry, a junior, rushed for 158 yards in 36 …

Einstein's genius changed science's perception of gravity

Albert Einstein opened humankind’s eyes to the universe.<p>Before Einstein, space seemed featureless and changeless, as Isaac Newton had defined it two …

Physics

General relativity caught in action around black hole

<b>GENEVA</b> — An effect of general relativity that is barely measurable on Earth has been spotted in full force around a black hole.<p>Physicists detected …

Black Holes

NASA Photographs 'Cosmic, Double-Bladed Lightsaber'

Right inside the Milky Way!<p>The Force is apparently quite strong in the Milky Way, as a new photo from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope looks an awful …

Hubble Space Telescope

Physicists offer theories to explain mysterious collision at Large Hadron Collider

Physicists around the world were puzzled recently when an unusual bump appeared in the signal of the Large Hadron Collider, the world's largest and …

Physics

New Telescope to Take First-Ever Black Hole Photo

A group of astronomers are meeting this week to plan out an ambitious and unprecedented project — capturing the first-ever image of a black hole.<p>The …

Black Holes

Why a Mental Universe Is the “Real” Reality

By Deepak Chopra, MD, Menas Kafatos, PhD, Bernardo Kastrup, PhD, Rudolph Tanzi, PhD<p>Science concerns itself with reality, in the form of “real particles”, “real organisms”, and the “real universe”. The tacit assumption is that science can answer the question of reality itself. If this wasn’t the …

Weird Object: Hoags Object

Galaxies are the largest things in the universe. Happily for us, they come in only a few varieties, making them easier to identify and theorize …

Cosmology

Where Archaeology Meets The Bible: Middle Babylonian Period [1000 – 625 BCE]

This is now the third installment of “Where Archaeology Meets The Bible”. The first installment on the Kassite Period can be read HERE. The first for …

Archaeology

Your brain cells can now be turned on and off like a bedside lamp: A new discovery in optogenics

Two neuroscientists from MIT and Stanford have won a Breakthrough Prize for their revolutionary work in the field<p>Optogenetics is probably the biggest buzzword in neuroscience today. It refers to techniques that use genetic modification of cells so they can be manipulated with light. The net result …

Neuroscience

Lost ancient island found in the Aegean

İZMİR – Doğan News Agency<p>DHA Photos<p>A lost island where the ancient city of Kane was located has been found by geo-archaeologists in the Aegean …

This man is closer than ever to building the world's first time machine

Ron's time machine would look like a circulating tunnel of light through which information could be sent into the past in the form of neutrons. The …

Physics

NASA confirms that the ‘impossible’ EmDrive thruster really works, after new tests

Engineer Roger Shawyer’s controversial EmDrive thruster jets back into relevancy this week, as a team of researchers at NASA’s Eagleworks …

Physics

Demoted To Lunch: The Underbelly Of Grief

One month ago, Peter, my husband of 47 years, died of a heart attack. When I married him at the age of 23, I knew I had found the person who would cherish me unconditionally in sickness and in health. We met on October 17, 1967. I was wearing a rabbit mini-skirt and go-go boots. He was wearing …

Groundhog Day

Exquisite Grief

And when she shall die, take her and cut her out in little stars, and she will make the face of heaven so fine that all the world will be in love with night, and pay no worship to the garish sun.-- William Shakespeare, <i>Romeo and Juliet</i><p>And now it's happened: I've lost my mother. She laid down her …

Mind

Tatooine? Planet Kepler-453 Discovered in Habitable Zone of Two Stars

Like Tatooine in "Star Wars," the newly discovered Kepler-453b has two suns.<p>And while there are no signs of Jedi or Stormtroopers, the planet sits in the "habitable zone" of its stars. In this case, however, scientists believe Kepler-453b is a gas giant — which rules out life on its surface, but …

Universe

A Little Swordplay, A Little Wordplay?

See if you can crack the code on these medieval swords<p>Project: A Medieval Sword<p>A magnificent sword is the subject of a public appeal.<p>In a recent exhibit called <i>Magna Carta: Law, Liberty, Legacy</i>, the British Library has put a well-preserved double-edged sword on display. Found in the River Witham, …

Magna Carta