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How Can Complex Things Form in a Universe Ruled by Entropy?

If disorder in the universe is always increasing, then how is it that galaxies, stars, planets, and people are here? Watch the explanation.<p>Recently, when we were talking about why time only moves forward, we got into talking about the Second Law of Thermodynamics. It says that disorder, otherwise …

Maybe We Can't Find Space Aliens Because They Got Snuffed Out

But not everyone buys one popular physicist's downbeat argument.<p>With at least 100 billion planets in the Milky Way, you’d think at least one would have produced a race of intelligent alien beings. So how come we’ve never seen signs of space aliens even after decades of SETI (search for …


Ancient Greeks may have built China's famous Terracotta Army – 1,500 years before Marco Polo

Ancient Greeks artists could have travelled to China 1,500 years before Marco Polo’s historic trip to the east and helped design the famous …

Evolution on a Galactic Scale

On a clear night, you can make out the band of the Milky Way in the night sky. For millennia, astronomers looked upon it in awe, slowly coming to the … is coming soon

The Virus With Spider DNA

How did part of a black-widow venom gene end up in a virus that infects one of the world's most successful bacteria?<p>If you pick a random species of insect and look inside its cells, there’s a 40 percent chance that you’ll find bacteria called <i>Wolbachia</i>. And if you look at <i>Wolbachia</i> carefully, you’ll …