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If we live in one of multiple universes, here's how we could find out

The existence of parallel universes may seem like something cooked up by science fiction writers, with little relevance to modern theoretical physics.<p>But the idea that we live in a "multiverse" made up of an infinite number of parallel universes has long been considered a scientific possibility — …

Islamic State reveals new gold coins in bid to break 'enslavement' of capitalism

Islamic State (Isis) revealed its new currency in a one-hour-long video entitled The Rise of the Khilafah and the Return of the Gold Dinar on …

Marc Lewis: the neuroscientist who believes addiction is not a disease

Lewis, famous for detailing his own years of drug addiction in a book, divides the medical profession by arguing it is a behavioural problem, not a medical affliction<p>For decades the medical profession has largely treated addiction as as a chronic brain disease. The US government’s National …

What Your Genetic Blueprint Says About You: The Rise of Epigenetics

Health care and medicine is living through a major transformation. We're entering into a new era of medicine where prevention precedes treatment.<p>Health care and medicine is living through a major transformation. We're entering into a new era of medicine where prevention precedes treatment. Now this …

Health Care

Why America Needs a Slavery Museum

The Whitney Plantation near Wallace, Louisiana, is the first and only U.S. museum and memorial to slavery. While other museums may include slavery in their exhibits, the Whitney Plantation is the first of its kind to focus primarily on the institution. John Cummings, a 78-year-old white southerner, …

Museums

How quantum biology might explain life’s biggest questions

How does a robin know to fly south? The answer might be weirder than you think: Quantum physics may be involved. Jim Al-Khalili rounds up the …

Black America owes no forgiveness: How Christianity hinders racial justice

<b>(Reuters/Rick Wilking)</b><p>Blacks are expected to absolve White America of its crimes. The rules change when the victim happens to be white<p>Chauncey DeVega<p>August 23, 2015 12:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared onAlterNet.<p>On the one-year anniversary of the death of an 18-year-old black teenager …

Justice

7 Interview Questions to Help You Assess Emotional Intelligence

Determining who you hire for a job plays a big part in forming your company’s culture and ensuring its future success. Selecting informative …

Know your history: Understanding racism in the US

"And then you might understand how the death of Michael Brown became a tipping point in the US."<p>There will never be an acceptable explanation for what happened between Michael Brown and Darren Wilson in Ferguson but we will never fully grasp <i>why</i> the stage was set for such an encounter unless we know …

War

A geneticist says any new parent should 'roll their child on floor of the New York subway' — here's why

They found some icky stuff, including the bacteria that give people food poisoning, and the bugs that can cause meningitis.<p>But before opting for an Uber, keep this in mind: Almost all of the germs they found were completely harmless.<p><b>In fact, those creepy-crawlies might actually be good for …

NASA Just Found Another Super-Earth, But It's Stunning To Hear How Close It Is

There's been a lot of talk about Super-Earths lately, with Kepler recently finding Earth's "older cousin," but this one is notable for an entirely …

Designer babies are coming — here's why some think that's a good thing

Alex Mit/Shutterstock<p>When two people decide to have a child, they're making a decision to pass on their DNA to a baby, with all the advantages and …

Mutations

Balancing rocks trace history of 'jumping' earthquakes

<b>US scientists say they have solved the riddle of why a collection of balancing rocks near the San Andreas fault has never been toppled by earthquakes.</b><p>Their decade-long study concludes that quakes can stop or "jump" due to interactions between the San Andreas and the neighbouring San Jacinto …

America’s inequality crisis is about so much more than money: The ugly realities that elude our politicians

<b>(romakoma via Shutterstock)</b><p>The growing chasm between the rich and the poor is a crisis of our own making — and a threat to our very liberty<p>David Cay Johnston<p>August 5, 2015 9:15am (UTC)<p>Inequality is about much more than the growing chasm of income and wealth between those at the very top and …

How To Raise Financially Savvy Kids

"Parents do great teaching kids good manners and how to be safe, make their beds and be culturally savvy," says Mary Hunt, personal finance expert and author of recently released Raising Financially Confident Kids. "But so very often parents neglect the most important thing of all—to prepare them …

Dear White America: Your toxic masculinity is killing you

<b>(Jeff Malet, maletphoto.com/AP/Bill Haber/Salon)</b><p>Toxic white masculinity, and the right-wing politics which nurture and protect it, are hurting millions every year<p>Chauncey DeVega<p>August 2, 2015 3:59pm (UTC)<p>Dear White America,<p>I am your friend. I have written several letters of this type to you before. …

Society

Is Our Universe a Fake?

<i>Robert Lawrence Kuhn is the creator, writer and host of "Closer to Truth," a public television and multimedia program that features the world's</i> …

The 10 Richest People of All Time

A comparison of wealth across history<p>Who had more money, John D. Rockefeller or Genghis Khan? It’s a simple question with a very difficult …

President Obama talks gay rights ahead of Kenya visit

It's been a long time coming — six and a half years to be precise.<p>On Friday, President Barack Obama arrived for his first presidential visit to Kenya. Kenya considers Obama one of its own, as Obama's father was Kenyan.<p>But not all Kenyans are thrilled to see him.<p>The president has been an outspoken …

These Superhumans Are Real and Their DNA Could Be Worth Billions

Steven Pete can put his hand on a hot stove or step on a piece of glass and not feel a thing, all because of a quirk in his genes. Only a few dozen …

Obama And Stewart Have One Last Dance On 'The Daily Show'

President Obama made his seventh appearance on Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Tuesday night. It was a meeting of two men nearing the end of big chapters in their lives: Obama is in the final 18 months of his second term, and host Jon Stewart will leave <i>The Daily Show</i> next …

Ancient lakeside settlement older than the PYRAMIDS uncovered on new housing estate

An ancient lakeside settlement older than the Pyramids has been uncovered on a new housing estate.<p>Radiocarbon testing carried out on part of a wooden …

Mysterious link emerges between Native Americans and people half a globe away

The Americas were the last great frontier to be settled by humans, and their peopling remains one of the great mysteries for researchers. This week, …

Earth's best-known climate scientist issues bombshell sea-level warning

The study — written by James Hansen, NASA's former lead climate scientist, and 16 coauthors, many of whom are considered among the top in their fields — concludes that glaciers in Greenland and Antarctica will melt 10 times as fast as previous consensus estimates, resulting in a sea-level rise of …

How to Make Money Like a Millionaire

These millionaires have figured out the keys to financial success<p>A seven-figure nest egg may feel far off, but these millionaires—and millionaires in …

Stephen Hawking, Yuri Milner Back $100M Search for Alien Life

Tech News<p>Stephen Hawking spoke Monday in support of a new $100 million effort funded by Russian billionaire Yuri Milner to search for alien life.<p>"We believe that life arose spontaneously on Earth, so in an infinite universe there must be other occurrences of life," Hawking told a crowd at the Royal …

Stephen Hawking

Scientists Figure Out How to Make Solar Cells Produce Fuel And Electricity

How does powering our cars with solar fuel sound?<p>A new type of solar cell can convert liquid water into clean hydrogen fuel 10 times more effectively …

Stephen Hawking: it is time to hunt for alien civilisations

The new project, called Breakthrough Listen, is chaired by Lord Rees the astronomer royal and backed by Professor Stephen Hawking<p>Professor Stephen Hawking said it was ‘time to commit to finding the answer to life beyond Earth’ as he launched a $100 million project to hunt for intelligent aliens.<p>The …

Does this 'alien skeleton' prove there was once life on Mars?

This mind-boggling picture of a strange 'skeleton' shape on Mars could be proof aliens once lived there, according to space conspiracy theorists.<p>And …

New Pluto Photos Contain Multitude of Mysteries

Scientists are stunned at the incredible new images of the surface of Pluto, its largest moon Charon and its farthest-flung moon Hydra, which are …