Christian Villavicencio

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Ageing in human cells successfully reversed in the lab

The ability to reverse ageing is something many people would hope to see in their lifetime. This is still a long way from reality, but in our latest …

Loopholes and the 'Anti-Realism' of the Quantum World

The theoretical physicist John Wheeler once used the phrase “great smoky dragon” to describe a particle of light going from a source to a photon …

What If We Actually Create Reality By Observation?

August 2, 2018 by Keith Giles<p>If we’re not here to observe the Universe, does it cease to exist?<p>What if Christ in us is what created the Universe, and …

We will never see a movie like The Dark Knight again

On the film’s 10th anniversary, Polygon looks back at the staying power of Christopher Nolan’s Bat-sequel<p><i>On the occasion of</i> The Dark Knight’s <i>10th anniversary, Polygon is spending the week</i> <i>investigating the comic-book blockbuster’s legacy</i><i>. Why so serious? Because Christopher Nolan’s Bat-sequel gave</i> …

The Dark Knight

Chinese AI Beats Doctors in Diagnosing Brain Tumors

The AI system could diagnose tumors more accurately (and faster) than 15 human physicians.<p>A Chinese AI system diagnosed brain tumors and other conditions more accurately and faster than a team of top Chinese physicians, according to Xinhua. The AI, called BioMind, was developed by the Artificial …

US Coast Guard crew seizes cocaine worth $206 million

<b>(CNN) —</b> A recent deployment in the Pacific Ocean proved very successful for a US Coast Guard crew: During their 80-day patrol they seized nearly 12,000 pounds of cocaine worth around $206 million.<p>The Coast Guard cutter Campbell returned to its homeport in Kittery, Maine, on Friday after the …

Coast Guard

How US Marines got into several direct gunfights with ISIS in Syria

U.S. Marines, attached to special operations forces in Syria, often found themselves in direct-fire gunfights with Islamic State fighters earlier this year, according to the commander of the Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response for Central Command.<p>The unit, designed with …

1 U.S. Soldier Is Killed and 4 Are Wounded in Somalia Firefight

WASHINGTON — An American Special Operations forces soldier was killed and four others were wounded on Friday in an attack in southwestern Somalia against fighters for the Islamic extremist group the Shabab, three Defense Department officials said. The casualties were the first to have been …

The US Air Force flew a specially painted A-10 over Normandy to mark 74 years since D-Day

The Michigan Air National Guard's 107th Fighter Squadron flew a specially painted A-10C Warthog over the beaches of Normandy on Tuesday to commemorate the 74th anniversary of the D-Day invasion.<p>D-Day is one of the largest amphibious military assaults in history, with 156,000 allied troops landing …

Before and After D-Day: Color Photos From England and France

American troops in England before D-Day, May 1944.<br>Frank Scherschel—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images<p>1 of 25<p>It's no mystery why images of unremitting …

Aliens Are Real, But Humans Will Probably Kill Them All, New Paper Says

If you've ever looked up into the unfathomable night sky and wondered, "Are we alone?" then you are not alone.<p>About 70 years ago, physicist Enrico …

Why Can't We Remember Our Dreams?

You spend a third of your life asleep, a good chunk of which involves dreaming. But most often, you don't remember any of your dreams. And even on …

Short-Term Memory

The 7 Manscaping Tricks You Need for Safely Shaving Your Balls

Make shaving as painless as possible.<p>Being the highly-prepared expert adventurer you are, you wouldn’t just whack your way through a forest’s uncharted territory without devising a sound strategy first. The same should apply to clearing the treacherous path to your private parts. That thick thatch …

Staring Into Someone's Eyes For 10 Minutes Induces an Altered State of Consciousness

Volunteers even ended up hallucinating.<p>In 2015, a psychologist in Italy figured out how to induce a drug-free altered state of consciousness by …

The Fading Battlefields of World War I

This year will mark the passing of a full century since the end of World War I—a hundred years since the “War to End All Wars.” In that time, much of the battle-ravaged landscape along the Western Front has been reclaimed by nature or returned to farmland, and the scars of the war are disappearing. …

Morgan Freeman Issues Second Statement Following Harassment Allegations: 'I Did Not Assault Women'

Morgan Freeman is once again speaking out following accusations of sexual harassment and inappropriate behavior by multiple women.<p>The Oscar winner …

Morgan Freeman

Top 5 Kickass workouts to Burn Body Fast

Sculpt your abs and blast away the belly flab that covers them with these moves<p>A flat belly is a badge of honour. It’s an outward sign that you keep …

The Best Types of Fish to Avoid Mercury

Fish may be an anti-aging superfood, but eating the wrong kinds of fish too often can raise the level of mercury in your body. This is especially …

How to access the Dark Web

The Dark Web is an infamous digital hive of scum and villainy, where people around the world visit their black markets and conduct encrypted business …

Dark Web

The Truth Behind This Amazing Video from the Surface of a Comet

Look at this amazing GIF. That snowy-looking scene wasn't captured on Mount Everest, or in some canyon in Antarctica. That's the view from a lander …

Manhattan plans to build a massive $1 billion wall and park to guard against the next inevitable superstorm

Sandy did $19 billion in damage to NYC, and the rate of development along the city's coastlines has only increased. New York now has more residents living in high-risk flood zones than any other city in the nation.<p>Local city-planning experts have worried how NYC will cope when the next superstorm …

New York City

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Solar Charging

Photo appears to show mysterious ‘beast’ on the prowl

A mysterious “half human, half animal” creature has been caught on camera after it was said to have savaged two dogs.<p>The beast is reported to have …

Mediterranean diet helps you lose weight and prevents ageing of heart and brain, research says

In a world dominated by celebrity fad diets that range from absurd, like Reese Witherspoon's alleged “baby-food diet,” to absurdly unaffordable, such …

Holistic Medicine

Science Has Found a Drug-Free Way to Unlock Lucid Dreaming

Try this at home.<p>In Tibetan Buddhism, the group of tantric techniques known as <i>milam</i> aim to reveal the illusory nature of waking life by having …

'There is no such thing as past or future': physicist Carlo Rovelli on changing how we think about time

Seven Brief Lessons on Physics sold over a million copies around the world. Now Rovelli is back to explore the mysteries of time. He tells Charlotte Higgins about student revolution and how his quantum leap began with an acid trip<p>• Extract from Carlo Rovelli’s new book: on the elastic concept of …

What Did Ancient Romans Do Without Toilet Paper?

We’ve all been caught unawares by our digestive tract at one time or another.<p>It happened to the Nash family several months ago. We were nearing the …

Need a Quick Cardio and Strength Workout? Try This Trainer's HIIT Routine For Abs and Arms

We're all about workouts that are quick, effective, and target multiple areas at once. Online fitness coach Mila of trainwithmila shared her Miracle HIIT Abs and Arms Workout on Instagram, and it looks killer. The best part is that it doesn't require any equipment, which makes it easy to do …

The Great Aztec Temple

Temple 7.0<p>In 1978, utilities workers digging in Mexico City unearthed a colossal stone relief, depicting an unmistakable figure: the Aztec goddess …

These horrifying ‘human zoos’ delighted American audiences at the turn of the 20th century

‘Specimens’ were acquired from Africa, Asia, and the Americas by deceptive human traffickers<p>More than 20 million people attended the 1904 World’s …