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If you can’t explain something in simple terms, you don’t understand it

In the early 1960s, Richard Feynman gave a series of undergraduate lectures that were collected into a book called the Feynman Lectures on Physics. …

This giant crocodile was an apex predator 166 million years ago

Paleontologists have reconstructed the skull of this Jurassic crocodilian with "T-rex teeth."<p>For decades, paleontologists have wondered about a …

The Mutation That Helped Ancient Humans Survive Frostbite Probably Gave Us Arthritis

Careful what you wish for.<p>When humans began their slow migration out of Africa some 100,000 years ago, they carried with them the genetic seeds …

In Neanderthal DNA, Signs of a Mysterious Human Migration

With fossils and DNA, scientists are piecing together a picture of humanity’s beginnings, an origin story with more twists than anything you would find at the movie theater.<p>The expert consensus now is that Homo sapiens evolved at least 300,000 years ago in Africa. Only much later — roughly 70,000 …

Evolution

Every Terrifying Thing That Donald Trump Did Lately

It’s been less than five months since Donald Trump became commander-in-chief. But for the president’s detractors, it’s felt like centuries — long …

Donald Trump

As Tillerson calls for calm, Trump calls out Qatar on terror

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is ramping up pressure on Qatar to stop what he calls a "high level" of financial support of terrorism, even …

Saudi Arabia

Conservative Reps Urge Trump to Fire NIH Chief Francis Collins Over Stem Cells

A group of conservative members of Congress wrote President Donald Trump Monday, urging him to fire National Institutes of Health director Dr. Francis Collins because he is not pro-life enough.<p>They specifically object to Collins’s support of stem cell research and the use of human embryos in …

How Crispr Could Snip Away Some of Humanity's Worst Diseases

HIV has no cure. But it's not quite the implacable scourge it was throughout the 1980s and 1990s. Education, prophylactics, and drugs like PrEP have …

The Higgs Boson: A Not-So-Godlike Particle

<i>Paul Sutter is an astrophysicist at The Ohio State University and the chief scientist at COSI science center. Sutter is also host of Ask a Spaceman,</i> …

Does Trump Want a Government Shutdown?

The president is making a late push to win funding for his border wall in a must-pass spending bill. But it’s not clear how badly he—or Republicans—want to fight.<p>If President Trump wants to shut down the federal government over funding for his southern border wall, Democrats seem happy to oblige …

Government Shutdown

Uber's 'Hell' program tracked and targeted Lyft drivers

In its quest to ensure Lyft remains in second place, Uber reportedly ran a program that exploited a vulnerability in its rival's system. According to <i>The Information</i>, the ride-hailing company's covert software-based program called "Hell" spied on its staunchest competitor's drivers from 2014 to …

Burger King just hijacked your Google Home speaker

Brace yourselves, everyone. Advertisers figured out how to manipulate your voice-activated assistants.<p>Burger King just showed us in 15 seconds how voice-activated speakers can be used for ill. In a new ad, an actor dressed like a Burger King employee holds up a Whopper and explains that he can’t …

Here Are the Best April Fools' Day Pranks of 2017

<i>Saturday, April 1 is officially April Fools’ Day, though one could argue that every day can feel like April Fools’ Day in the age of fake news.</i><p><i>Yet</i> …

How scientists created time crystals - a new and strange state of matter

Once thought impossible, scientists have now created time crystals in the laboratory.<p>Rodrigo Ledesma-Aguilar, <i>Northumbria University, Newcastle</i><p>Some of …

Physicists Uncover Geometric ‘Theory Space’

A decades-old method called the “bootstrap” is enabling new discoveries about the geometry underlying all quantum theories.<p>In the 1960s, the …

Quantum Mechanics

Want to resist the post-truth age? Learn to analyze photos like an expert would

“When photography was invented,” photo historian Vicki Goldberg once said, “it was thought to be an equivalent to truth. It was truth with a capital T.”<p>But as viewers quickly learned, seeing isn’t always believing. Even in the early history of photography, hoaxes like the Cottingley fairies taught …

Donald Trump

How to unlock Netflix to watch every movie and TV show using these secret codes - IBTimes India

With this simple trick, Netflix users can unlock a whole new world of content.<p>Netflix users are already in treat with a wide range of movies and TV …

Hackers have leaked the user database of a Tor web host popular with child pornographers

Two days ago, a hacker group affiliated with Anonymous broke into the servers of Freedom Hosting II — a popular underground web host that, according to The Verge, contained one-fifth of the dark web — and shut it down.<p>Predictably, the hackers weren’t content with replacing 10,613 websites with a …

Fossilised Protein Has Been Discovered Inside a 195-Million-Year-Old Dinosaur Bone

This is an incredible discovery.<p>When scientists uncover bones and other hard objects from the ground, they can sometimes find scraps of organic …

Elon Musk posts image that may or may not be secret tunnel project

Elon Musk likes to show off his toys, and the latest may (or may not) be a component of his new tunnel boring efforts designed to defeat the scourge …

Nutrition Myths You Need to Stop Believing | Poliquin Article

To many people, the subject of good nutrition is a maze of conflicting advice. Low carb vs. high carb, low fat vs. high fat, unsaturated fat vs. …

Nutrition

Revealed: Secret list of Netflix codes that unlock hidden list of films and TV shows

Good news for Netflix users - you can use hidden codes to make searching the extensive streaming site easier.<p>It seems not all content appears when …

TV shows

Google Calendar wants to help you lose all that holiday weight

If you’ve made a new year’s resolution to get in shape, you might find Google Calendar handy, thanks to its latest update.<p>Last April, the company added a Goals feature, which allowed users to set targets like ‘Hit the gym thrice a week’ or ‘Practice guitar for 20 minutes a day’. It’s clever enough …

Fitness

Nuclear Power In Washington State Continues To Break Records

Despite two unexpected outages, the nuclear power plant near Richland, WA generated a record 9.6 billion kWhrs of electricity in 2016, edging out its previous record of 9.5 billion kWhs in 2014.<p>The Columbia Generating Station, operated by the non-profit Energy Northwest, has been generating …

Want to Raise Successful Boys? Science Says Do This (but Their Schools Probably Won't)

Students--and especially boys--need hours of physical activity every day. They don't get enough because their schools won't let them.<p>This is a story about successful kids (especially boys), common sense, and research.<p>Most of us spend hours each day sitting at work. Science says it's killing us, and …

Standardized Testing

Mall mayhem: Fights break out across the US

<b>(CNN) —</b> Massive brawls and food-court fights played out at more than a dozen malls across the country in what proved to be a chaotic day after Christmas.<p>Some of the mayhem was captured on social media. The chaos prevented some shoppers from grabbing clothes off clearance racks and returning …

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