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Heading For War? U.S.-Russia Military Capabilities Suggest Not

Although the U.S. and Russia have long been flirting with a direct confrontation on a rather periodic basis, they have always been walking a …

Genocide, not genes: indigenous peoples' genetic alcoholism is a racist myth

I've heard -- and repeated -- the theory that addiction rates among indigenous people in the Americas was caused by genetics -- specifically, that …

Articles about 7 modern grid homes on Dwell.com - Dwell

We take a look back at Salone del Mobile's 2014 special exhibition—Where Architects Live—with a sneak peek into the personal...<p>Airstream trailers may have emerged in the 1930s and become iconic of the 1950s, but today, owners and designers are revamping...<p>Thanks to the efficiency, flexibility, and …

Cost of Living

Images of Pluto and Charon continue to captivate Nasa: 'This world is alive'

The space agency will reveal latest data and photos of the planet and its moon from New Horizons spacecraft Thursday, adding to its unprecedented collection<p>The newest images and data from Pluto continue to astound Nasa scientists, lead researcher Alan Stern said on Monday, telling a university hall …

The Ancestral Myth of the Hollow Earth and Underground Civilizations

Countless stories, myths, and legends are told about underground cities and subterranean civilizations spread through a vast network of …

Physicists To Put One Large Physical Object In Two Places At The Same Time

A pair of scientists — Dr. Yin of Bejing’s Tsinghua University and Dr. Li of Indiana’s Perdue University — have proposed what they believe to be a …

Quantum Mechanics

What it looks like when a plane goes through clouds with bonkers turbulence

If you’ve been in a plane, and said plane goes through some crazy turbulence, then you know how scary it can be. That …

Apple has bought 2 artificial-intelligence companies in 4 days

Bloomberg reports that Apple has bought Perceptio, a company that makes image-recognition technology for smartphones, its second AI deal in four days.<p>Perceptio was developing "deep learning" technology for smartphones, that allowed phones to independently identify images without relying on external …

Artificial Intelligence

These Recently Uncovered Ancient Texts Show What A Normal Day In Rome Was Like 2,000 Years Ago

Earlier this month, a team of researchers from Britain’s Southampton University unearthed a previously undiscovered ancient Roman settlement …

Ancient History

How to train your brain by thinking like an expert

Gary Klein is one of most influential psychologists today. In his 2013 book, "Seeing What Others Don't", he postulated a model categorising all types …

Psychology

The Pentagon is figuring out how to make bodies heal themselves

Humans are quite feeble. We break easily, and just about every part of us deteriorates as we age. But the Pentagon’s research division, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), hopes to fix that. Today (Oct. 5), the agency said it had selected seven research facilities—including MIT, …

Johns Hopkins University

In The Name Of Science, Here's Why You Should Spend More Time Cuddling Cats

A purr-fectly wonderful finding!<p>Turns out that petting and talking nicely with shelter cats isn't just an awfully pleasant way to spend the afternoon. There's now scientific proof that this kind of behavior also helps keep the cats healthy -- a finding that sounds adorable, and could have some …

“The bees are trying to tell us something”: We may want to listen to the animal our survival depends on

Scientific evidence points to one of the causes of bee deaths–as corporate interests work to discredit the science<p><i>There is one masterpiece, the hexagonal cell, that touches perfection. No living creature, not even man, has achieved, in the centre of his sphere, what the bee has achieved in her own:</i> …

Creepy shadows: Scientists puzzled over strange 'holes' on the Moon (PHOTOS)

Look closely at these shadows on the Moon’s surface: they might mean there are mysterious deep holes on the Moon, the holes that have never seen …

Norwegian Air CEO says $69 flights from U.S. to Europe around the corner

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA hopes to sell one-way tickets to Europe for $69 as early as 2017 by flying from U.S. airports that have low fees, Chief Executive Officer Bjørn Kjos said in an interview Tuesday.<p>Europe's third-largest budget airline is considering flights to Edinburgh …

Aviation