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40,000-year old worms revived from Siberian permafrost

The Siberian permafrost is famous for preserving the remains of life from the Pleistocene period, but it's really outdone itself this time. Two worms …

Biology

Did Researchers Just Solve the Jonah and the Whale Puzzle?

Even if you grant the existence of miracles, where did the whale (people almost always think the fish is a whale) in the Mediterranean come …

Research

This tree beautifully reveals the relationships between languages

For reasons both poetic and pragmatic, the tree has historically been the designer's go-to inspiration for mapping relationships. In the graphic below, Finish-Swedish illustrator Minna Sundberg artfully uses this format to trace the world's largest language families.<p>All of the languages illustrated …

What Happens After Death? New Theory Suggests Consciousness Moves To Another Universe?

A book titled “<i>Biocentrism: How Life and Consciousness Are the Keys to Understanding the Nature of the Universe</i>“ has stirred up the internet, because …

God and your cosmic consciousness in the quantum cloud

In my previous post “Cryonics for uploaders: WTF is consciousness?” I didn’t elaborate on the spiritual implications of emerging theories of …

General Relativity explained like you've never seen before

A super-quick, super-painless guide to the theory that conquered the universe.<p>scroll down<br>to begin<p>For 100 years, the general theory of relativity has …

Physics

Move Over, Double Helix: A New Form of DNA Has Just Been Discovered

This is the first time it's ever been seen in a living cell.<p>When we learn about human genetics in high school biology class, one of the most basic …

Genetics

Google Knows Literally Everything About You - Here's How To Delete That Data

Take back control of your information with these easy steps.<p>Google, just like Facebook, collects a lot of personal data about its users. While many …

Google Maps

Georgia woman found half-decomposed, crawling with maggots — and still alive, police say

A bedridden woman was found living in squalor in her home in northern Georgia, partly decomposing and covered in cockroaches and maggots, authorities said.<p>First responders discovered the woman, who is in her 50s, after responding to a call about an unresponsive person last week at the home in …

LSD Study Reveals Unprecedented "Harmonic" Reorganization of Brain

The drug appears to hit a "reset" button in the brain.<p>Ongoing neuroscience research on psychedelic drugs like LSD and psilocybin is increasingly …

The Era of Quantum Computing Is Here. Outlook: Cloudy

After decades of heavy slog with no promise of success, quantum computing is suddenly buzzing with almost feverish excitement and activity. Nearly …

Scientists discover ancient Mayan city hidden under Guatemalan jungle

Researchers using a high-tech aerial mapping technique have found tens of thousands of previously undetected Mayan houses, buildings, defence works and pyramids in the dense jungle of Guatemala’s Peten region, suggesting that millions more people lived there than previously thought.<p>The discoveries, …

Archaeology

The Cast Couldn’t Help But Crack Up During This Hilarious ‘SNL’ Reality TV Sketch

For all the hullabaloo about how breaking during a sketch is frowned upon at <i>Saturday Night Live</i>, folks sure as sugar love to see it. This truth reared its head again last night when host Will Ferrell and cast member Cecily Strong played a pair of reality TV d*ckholes that were so obnoxious it was …

Norway’s Melting Glaciers Release Over 2,000 Artifacts

There’s a reason history museums are packed with stone statues, pottery and arrow heads—these things resist decay while exposed to hundreds (or even …

Archaeology

Alberta computer scientist claims clues to deciphering mysterious Voynich manuscript

"She made recommendations to the priest ..."<p>And that, mysteriously, is the start of an enigmatic medieval book that has baffled experts for …

Artificial Intelligence

A Mom of 4 Shares Her 12 Go-To Recipes for Meal Planning

When you get a homemade dinner on the table in a timely manner <i>and</i> all your children actually eat it? That's the holy grail of meal planning, right …

Scientists are rethinking the very nature of space and time

by Kristin Houser January 6, 2018 Hard Science 41547<p>The Nature of Space and Time<p>A pair of researchers have uncovered a potential bridge between …

Blockchain could solve the next global humanitarian crisis

When one talks about blockchain, the focus is usually on the technological side or on how to apply it to business. Less common, however, is to hear about it in the context of, for example, delivering aid, assisting refugees or helping to achieve one of the Sustainable Development Goals.<p>While …

Discovery of Unknown Ancient Population Changes Our Understanding of How North America Was Settled

She died 11,500 years ago at the tender age of six weeks in what is now the interior of Alaska. Dubbed “Sunrise Girl-child” by the local indigenous …

Security Breach and Spilled Secrets Have Shaken the N.S.A. to Its Core

WASHINGTON — Jake Williams awoke last April in an Orlando, Fla., hotel where he was leading a training session. Checking Twitter, Mr. Williams, a cybersecurity expert, was dismayed to discover that he had been thrust into the middle of one of the worst security debacles ever to befall American …

Security

The Paradise Papers Data Dump: What's Been Reported

A new set of data taken from an offshore law firm again threatens to expose the hidden wealth of individuals and show how corporations, hedge funds …

The Big Bang Wasn't The Beginning, After All

The Universe began not with a whimper, but with a bang! At least, that’s what you’re commonly told: the Universe and everything in it came into existence at the moment of the Big Bang. Space, time, and all the matter and energy within began from a singular point, and then expanded and cooled, …

Universe

Peru: Ancient pyramid excavation reveals extremely complex society 15,000 years ago

Many artefacts and food remains have been recovered at the ancient site.<p>The ancient civilisation that populated the coasts of Peru some 15,000 years …

Watch the touching tribute to Carrie Fisher screened at Star Wars Celebration

I'm not crying, you're crying<p>Lucasfilm closed out the 40 Years of Star Wars panel at <i>Star Wars</i> Celebration with a touching tribute to Carrie Fisher, recognizing her iconic role as Princess Leia throughout the franchise.<p>Fisher, who passed away last December, has been an integral part of <i>Star Wars</i> from …

Star Wars

Seattle overhauled its police department — and it led to a stunning drop in excessive force incidents, with no rise in crime

SEATTLE (AP) — Federally mandated changes in the Seattle Police Department led to a stunning drop in how often officers use serious force, with no rise in crime or officer injuries, according to a review released Thursday.<p>The city's improvements come after Attorney General Jeff Sessions signaled …

Law Enforcement

Physicists Discover an Unexpected Phenomenon in the Creation of Light Particles

Scientists at the University of East Anglia (UEA) have discovered that when photons are created in pairs, these fundamental light particles can …

SpaceX is about to try something 'potentially revolutionary' in the history of space travel

It's make or break time for SpaceX.<p>On March 30, pending agreeable weather, Elon Musk's rocket company will try to make good on its promise to slash the immense cost of launching stuff into space.<p>The goal is to re-launch and recover a first-stage booster, or lower half, of a 229-foot-tall …

Space Travel

New York Architects Want to Hitch a Skyscraper to an Asteroid And Hang It Over Our Cities

Wtf.<p>If you thought that ridiculous U-shaped skyscraper proposed for Manhattan earlier this week was all kinds of crazy, we've already found a group …

Analyst warns of Tesla’s Autopilot machine learning potentially rendering all other cars obsolete

Before introducing the second generation Autopilot hardware, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said that once the first truly self-driving car is available, all other vehicles without the technology will have a “negative value”.<p>Echoing the idea, Morgan Stanley analyst Adam Jonas said this week that they started …

We should encourage the creative bloom of graffiti

When you lift the lid on New York's thriving street art scene, you will quickly notice Australians have been at the vanguard of one of the more …