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Don't Panic, but Physicists in Australia Just Proved Reality Doesn't Exist

Quantum physics is weird.<p>Get ready to have your mind blown. According to an experiment led by two physicists in Australia, reality doesn’t exist. …

The new science of willpower: Can self-control really get used up?

Does willpower have a limit?<p>For more than 15 years, psychologists believed the answer to that question was clearly yes. Indeed, a whole line of …

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New Billion-Star Map Reveals Secrets of the Milky Way

The European Space Agency (ESA) has released the largest, most detailed map of the Milky Way, pinpointing the 3D positions of 1.1 billion stars, 400 …

South African national park to kill animals in response to severe drought

Rangers in South Africa’s biggest wildlife park are to kill about 350 hippos and buffaloes threatened by the impact of a severe drought.<p>The national parks service says the numbers of hippos and buffaloes in Kruger national park, about 8,000 and 47,000 respectively, are at their highest-ever …

Wildlife

Update from Clinton's doctor: Democrat is 'fit to serve'

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Hoping to put the issue of her health behind her as she gets ready to return to the campaign trail, Hillary Clinton on …

Government

Muslim woman set on fire in New York not targeted due to faith: police

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York police investigating an attack in which a Muslim woman’s clothing was set alight are no longer probing the case as a hate crime after linking the suspects to similar assaults on non-Muslims, authorities said on Wednesday.<p>New York Police released a video of a man, seen …

Lawsuit: 'Exact Match' System Negatively Impacts Georgia's Minority Voters

Georgia’s strict system for adding new voters to the rolls risks disenfranchising tens of thousands of minorities in the battleground state this fall, according to a new lawsuit by several voting rights groups.<p>Since July 2013, Georgia has failed to process more than 42,000 voter registration …

We Finally Know What This Big Red Splotch on Pluto's Moon Is

Almost as soon as Pluto’s moon Charon came into view, we had a question: what’s that big red splotch on top of it? Now, we finally have an answer.<p>A …

The World's Most Famous Sex Tourist Is Fighting to Free Himself from Costa Rican Prison

David "Cuba Dave" Strecker is facing a year in prison for violating Costa Rica's sex tourism laws after blogging extensively about his experience with the country's prostitutes.<p><b>Get the VICE App on iOS and Android</b><p>When police handcuffed David Strecker on September 4, 2015 in a Costa Rican airport, …

Scientists possibly find "revolutionary" fifth force of nature

Physicists appear to be on the verge of a tremendous discovery. While examining an anomaly reported by a 2015 study on dark matter, a research team …

The Other Machu Picchu You Should Know About

The first bus to Machu Picchu leaves Peru’s party-all-night tourist town, Aguas Calientes, at six in the morning. The line to be on it forms sometime …

South America

This Data Scientist Has Mapped the Ultimate National Parks Road Trip

Just in time for the National Park Service's 100th anniversary on Aug. 26.<p>We already know the most efficient and sight-packed route to drive to see all the continental states, but what if you only wanted to focus on seeing the most beautiful nature in America? A map for that exists now too.<p>Randy …

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Researchers discover that DNA naturally fluoresces

A Northwestern University team recently caught DNA doing something that has never been seen before: it blinked.<p>For decades, textbooks have stated …

Compact, diverse Belize an easy gateway into Central America

Typically, toucans don't show up at breakfast unless it's on a box of Froot Loops.<p>Croaking like frogs, the four of them are eyeing my huevos rancheros from the branch of a vine-entangled tree beside the hotel balcony that also is a favorite hangout for a yard-long, lime-green iguana.<p>Ninety-three …

3 Human Chimeras That Already Exist

The news that researchers want to create human-animal chimeras has generated controversy recently, and may conjure up ideas about Frankenstein-ish …

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Amazing Places to Travel

Welcome to Rio

Sabrina, Sophia, Marrissa, Louisia, and Zika all await—let the games begin.<p>Shortly after landing, on your way to baggage claim, a young Brazilian girl hands you a tourist map of Rio de Janeiro. A couple months from now, thousands of tourists from all over the world will be coming here to witness …

20 Photos That Will Make You Want to Book A Flight to Venice

Travel photographer Sharon Zobali's film from Italy's most charming city.<p>Not sure where to travel to next? Take a tour of Venice, Italy in photos. Here, 20 beautiful images from travel photographer Sharon Zobali that will make you want to stop everything and book a flight to one of Italy's most …

9 cooking methods that make your food toxic

How you cook your food is just as important as what you eat. When smoking, frying, or grilling meat, carcinogens are produced and when amino acids, sugars, and creatine react at high temperatures. That's right—grilling your meat can be as damaging to your body as smoking!<p>Certain cooking methods can …

A scientist spent 6 months alone in a dark cave to study the effects of extreme isolation

On Valentine's Day in 1972, geologist-turned-researcher Michel Siffre was about to find out.<p>He kissed his wife goodbye and descended a hundred feet to the aptly named Midnight Cave in Texas. He did not emerge for six months.<p>Those months of isolation and sensory deprivation had a profound effect on …

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Found: new dwarf planet on an incredibly wide orbit around the Sun

A new dwarf planet has been found lurking in the Kuiper Belt — the large cloud of icy bodies that orbits at the fringes of the Solar System. The object, named 2015 RR245, was spotted by a team of international astronomers in February of this year, after looking over data from the …

Here's The One Foolproof Thing That Makes You Better At Sex

We have good news, and we have bad news.<p>Bad news first: According to scientist Nicole Prause, nobody is actually "good at sex" as a blanket statement …

North Korea says it will treat US detainees under 'wartime law'

Move comes after United States and South Korea said they would deploy the THAAD missile defence system<p>North Korea said on Monday it had told the US it will cut the only channel of communication between them, at the United Nations in New York, after Washington blacklisted leader Kim Jong-un last …

North Korea

Lifestyle | Fox News

You Can Now Have Short Hair Without Actually Chopping It All Off

How to pull off this commitment-phobe style.<p>Celebrities, it seems, are having a hard time with hair commitment lately: Kylie Jenner has been singlehandedly keeping a wig shop in the Valley in business; Taraji P. Henson and Ciara have bangs one day, no bangs the next; Gwen Stefani and Ariana Grande …

Chelsea Manning Hospitalized, Cut Off From Attorneys

Attorneys for imprisoned transgender soldier Chelsea Manning are livid following failed attempts to contact their client after she was briefly hospitalized on Tuesday.<p>Manning, who was convicted in 2013 on espionage charges and other offenses for sending more than 700,000 classified documents to the …

Kaley Cuoco Had To Apologize After People Accused Her Of Defiling The American Flag

"Living in the public eye, can be extremely difficult at times. Every mistake and every imperfection is amplified. I am not perfect."