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Physicists Think These Could Be the Weirdest Objects in the Universe

"Strange stars" could theoretically exist forever, though we've never spotted one.<p>When an incredibly massive star supernovas, it leaves behind one of two things: a neutron star or a black hole. Neutron stars are the leftover cores of massive stars after they have ejected all their other material. …

Physics

Wildflowers already popping at Death Valley in what may be epic El Niño season

If you love California wildflowers, it's not too early to go to Death Valley.<p>Desert golds and sand verbena started popping up in early January at lower elevations on the south side of the national park. Some say this year's El Niño rains could mean an epic season after paltry blooms in recent years …

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The robots are here — and you should be worried

Anxiety has been building around the second machine age and its implications for our economic future, and it may have reached a tipping point.<p>Just last week, Silicon Valley venture capitalists and executives published an open letter on the digital economy, calling for public-policy changes and new …

The Future

How to Make Money Off the Singularity

When the new Terminator flick hits the big screen this summer, movie goers will once again be confronted by a question that has confounded Joe and …

These Are the Planets We Could Move to Once We’re Done Completely Destroying Earth

If you attend any climate change protest these days, you're bound to see a sign that reads, "There is no planet B." Even UN Secretary General Ban Ki …

Universe

How your eyes betray your thoughts

A series of recent studies suggest that eye movements may both reflect and influence the workings of the brain<p>According to the old saying, the eyes are windows into the soul, revealing deep emotions that we might otherwise want to hide. Although modern science precludes the existence of the soul, …

The Brain

The Pentagon Wants To Bomb The Hell Out Of This Tiny Pacific Island

<b>This Is Pagan Island</b><p>Pagan island is a biologically diverse, 10-mile-long island anchored by two volcanoes in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, an independent government associated with the United States.<p>The island, nearly three-quarters of the way to the Philippines from Hawaii, is …

Military

Banning legal highs: the biggest obstacle is the human brain

There has been considerable confusion and concern around new government plans to ban legal highs. Scientifically, the only solution is to ban the human brain<p>New government plans to crack down on and ban “legal highs” have a lot of people confused and worried. For a start, the government is …

Cannabis

Humans 'will become God-like cyborgs within 200 years'

The amalgamation of man and machine will be the ‘biggest evolution in biology’ claims Professor Yuval Noah Harari<p>Wealthy humans are likely become cyborgs within 200 years as they gradually merge with technology like computers and smart phones, a historian has claimed.<p>Yuval Noah Harari, a professor …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Grammys<p>Turtlenecks and gold chains as far as the eye can see.<p>18 Photos21 hours agoView More<p>Best of GQ<p>John Jeremiah Sullivan contemplates the secret, …

Where The Ancients Saw Miracles, Science May Find Climate Answers

At the intersection of myths and industry<p>We tend to think of oil and gas as a resource that was only utilized by humans once we entered the industrial age and our appetite for oil exploded. But unlike in Civilization V, oil doesn't just appear out of nowhere as soon as you upgrade to a new …

Natural Gas

'First natural birth' for diabetic woman with artificial pancreas

<b>A diabetic woman has become the first in the world to give birth naturally after using an artificial pancreas while pregnant, experts have said.</b><p>Catriona Finlayson-Wilkins, 41, of Knapton, Norfolk, gave birth to son Euan on Tuesday at the Norfolk and Norfolk University Hospital.<p>She is also the first …

Diabetes