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Is there life after death? Some genes turn on after the body's demise, study finds

‘Is there life after death?’ is a question that has dominated human thinking since time immemorial.<p>But now researchers have discovered that an …

Humans Evolved to Believe In God, This Theory Argues

More than eight in ten people worldwide believe in some form of religion.<p>More than eight in ten people worldwide have some sort of religious belief, according to a Pew Research Center study. Approximately one third of those people are Christian.<p>Even though the percentage of people who identify as …

Physicists Cut Through the Randomest Randomness of Large Quantum Systems

Even quantum dice are loaded.<p>As much as we say that things are "random," seldom do phenomena actually live up to that descriptor. In the classical mechanics of our world—composed of macroscale entities built up from large numbers of particles—everything is determined. Everything has a defined …

Guide to Creating Unique Conceptual Photography

What is conceptual photography? Have you heard about it, but not been able to work out what it is? Who are the artists doing it? How can you do it? …

Photography

Giant drone transports humans, but only indoors, for now

Next to the hoverboard, the ever-elusive "flying car" is the most sought-after futuristic technology that still has yet to become a staple of our …

The San Bernardino shooting is America's 352nd mass shooting in the 336 days of 2015

There have been more mass shootings in the US than days in 2015.<p>A Reddit-based Mass Shooting Tracker keeps count of incidents in which at least four people are killed or injured by gunshots, based on media reports.<p>Including the shooting in San Bernardino, California, on Wednesday, there have been a …

Young adults with autism work on building social skills — and dating

Standing in front of a conference room table on the UCLA campus, Albert Miranda fixes a wide smile on his face and stares at Elina Veytsman, giving her the once-over. Elina fidgets, growing increasingly unnerved.<p>The students around the table giggle as the tension rises. Then Elizabeth Laugeson …

Fire Breathers Captured in Slow Mo and Bullet Time Using 50 Cameras

In addition to running a giant stock footage archive of over 1,500 4K clips, Philadelphia-based DOP Mitch Martinez also shoots Time Slice, or …

12 ways to get more battery life from your iOS device running iOS 9

Apple's new iOS 9 will make your old iOS device feel like new again with all of the features and screw tightening it brings.<p>But like every new …

Batteries

No More Jet Skis, Maine Tells Food Stamp Recipients

"Hard-working Mainers should not come home to see snowmobiles, four wheelers or jet skis in the yards of those who are getting welfare."<p>Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) is tired of able-bodied food stamp recipients zipping around on snowmobiles instead of looking for jobs.<p>The state announced this week …

A radical demonstration of quantum theory could see a bacterium suspended in an uncertain state similar to that famously endured by Schrödinger’s cat<p>Physicists have drawn up plans to put a living organism in two places at once in a radical demonstration of quantum theory.<p>The scientists aim to …

Quantum Physics

The best views yet of a planet moving around a star 63 light years away, have been photographed by the Gemini South telescope in Chile<p>Astronomers have captured their best view yet of a planet moving around a star in a far away solar system.

Astronomy

Homophobic people 'more likely to display other undesirable psychological traits'

Levels of aggression, physical hostility and anger can be found at a higher concentration in individuals who express homophobic attitudes, new research by the University of Rome suggests<p>Individuals with homophobic views are more likely to display undesirable psychological traits such as aggression, …

Why Kim Davis Should Not Be the Poster Child for Morehead, Kentucky Beliefs

I was born and raised in Morehead, Kentucky, and I earned my first college degree from Morehead State University. My parents and many of my closest friends still live there today, and it is my home.<p>Most people had never heard of my hometown before Rowan County Clerk, Kim Davis, defied the U.S …

Report: Company has no knowledge Clinton server was 'wiped'

The company that managed Hillary Rodham Clinton's private email server says it has no knowledge that the server was "wiped," which could mean that more than 30,000 emails Clinton says she deleted from the device could be recovered, according to a report in The Washington Post.<p>Clinton has said that …

Google logo nearly jacks Microsoft's kindergarten style, but not exactly

Somewhere over the rainbow....you'll find giant tech companies borrowing the same pre-kindergarten array of colors for their logos.<p>Google's colorful, …

How to Make a Photography Blog

Thinking of sharing your passion for photography with a blog? With so many millions of pictures being shared and uploaded online, it’s tough to stand …

Drowned Syrian toddler embodies heartbreak of migrant crisis

Heartbreaking images that emerged Wednesday of a drowned Syrian toddler's body on a Turkish beach went viral, shared by thousands of social media users around the world.<p>The 3-year-old boy and his 5-year-old brother were reported by Turkish media to have been among 12 refugees who drowned when their …

Sweden rethinking neutrality amid fear of Russian aggression

Sweden's 200-year-old posture of military neutrality has been eroding amid European integration, and a perceived new threat from Russia has politicians now talking about abandoning it altogether and joining NATO.<p>Swedish forces have been taking part in peacekeeping, military exercises and some …

Essential Skills for Landscape Photography

When you first get started in photography, at the bare minimum, you need three pieces of equipment: a camera, a normal zoom lens (24-70mm), and a …

Google’s Driverless Cars Run Into Problem: Cars With Drivers

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Google, a leader in efforts to create driverless cars, has run into an odd safety conundrum: humans.<p>Last month, as one of Google’s self-driving cars approached a crosswalk, it did what it was supposed to do when it slowed to allow a pedestrian to cross, prompting its “safety …

Fossilized Human-Sized Sea Scorpion Found In Meteorite Crater

If you sea scorpion, say scorpion<p>If you think scorpions are scary today, be very glad that you weren't around 467 million years ago. Today, these stealthy stingers are found on land, but back then, scorpion ancestors ruled the seas.<p>In a study published today in <i>BMC Evolutionary Biology</i>, scientists …

Winners of the 2015 International Landscape Photographer of the Year Contest

After months of receiving breathtaking landscape shots from photographers around the world, the winners of the 2015 International Landscape Photographer of the Year competition have just been announced. From 2,604 entries submitted by 481 professionals and amateurs across the globe, judges selected …

Does Using The AC Make It Hotter Outside?

Short answer: Yes, but only at night<p>In 1975 <i>Texas Monthly</i> published an article that tried to explain why Houston had become “The Hottest Place in the Whole USA.” It read: “One heat-producing machine is the very device designed to eliminate heat--the good old air conditioner.” An AC unit transfers …

Google's stylish new Wi-Fi router is amazing — but not worth $199

And the market responded: The Google OnHub sold out of preorders almost as soon as it went up on Google's Play Store and on Amazon.<p>On Monday, the Google OnHub goes on sale to the general public.<p>After a few days testing an OnHub that Google loaned me, I can confirm that it is a technical marvel that …

A 10 Step Personal Development Strategy for Photographers

In this article I want to lay some foundations, on which I will build in future articles. I am not talking here about image development, but your …

Photography

Facebook sets user record as more than 1bn people log on in single day

One-in-seven people on Earth logged on to the website earlier this week<p>Facebook has revealed that more than 1bn people used the site on Monday - the first time the social network has hit the milestone.<p>Mark Zuckerberg, who founded the company in 2004 while studying at Harvard, said he felt "proud" …

A Kentucky county clerk who refuses to issue marriage licenses to gay couples just appealed to the Supreme Court

"If a (same-sex marriage) license is issued with Davis' name, authorization and approval, no one can unring that bell," Davis wrote in her statement to the court, says Mediaite.<p>"That searing act of validation would forever echo in her conscience."<p>Davis' office has been filmed rejecting gay couples …

Here’s Why Instagram Chose to Break the Frame

Instagram cracked the restrictive barriers of its iconic square format yesterday, announcing to the world that it intends to remain the dominant …

Framing

Boeing Unveils Its Anti-Drone Laser Weapon

Meanwhile, a Marine shoots down a drone with a sniper rifle<p>What’s the best way to shoot down a drone? For many in the defense industry, the solution to flying robots is as futuristic as the threat itself: lasers. Yesterday Boeing released video of its “Compact Laser Weapons System” destroying a …