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Multiverse: have astronomers found evidence of parallel universes?

To many these past 12 months seem as if we have already slipped into a parallel universe but Brexit and Trump are nothing compared to the alternate universes some astronomers are contemplating<p>They call it the multiverse. It’s a cosmos in which there are multiple universes. And by multiple, I mean …

Dark Matter

'Substantial evidence' the universe is a hologram

International team of researchers carry out observational tests of holographic cosmology.<p>Scientists have found 'evidence' that the universe is a …

Henry David Thoreau on When Civil Disobedience Against Bad Governments Is Justified: An Animated Introduction

"In March 1845, the United States acquired a new president – James K. Polk – a forceful, aggressive political outsider intent on strengthening his …

How To Design For Millennials, According To Ikea

Festival tents, anyone?<p>Two new collections are hitting Ikea’s shelves and online stores in February: the PS 2017 collection, a limited-edition series of stylish, adventurous pieces, and the Spridd line of housewares and accessories festooned with dizzying graphics. Both were “designed for free …

Furniture

Saturn’s moon Titan could have the right chemistry for life

Titan, Saturn's aptly named largest moon, is exactly the kind of place we want to visit: NASA describes it as "one of the most Earth-like worlds we have found to date." It has a dense atmosphere and stable lakes and rivers.<p>Its air isn't breathable (it's almost entirely nitrogen, with a little …

Astronomy

The Antarctic ozone hole has finally started to ‘heal,’ scientists report

In a major new paper in the influential journal Science, a team of researchers report strikingly good news about a thirty year old environmental problem. The Antarctic ozone “hole” — which, when it was first identified in the mid-1980s, focused public attention like few other pieces of …

Global Warming

Artists With Developmental Disabilities Explore The Meaning Of Femininity

At LAND Gallery, artists depict women from history, pop culture, television and memory in visual languages all their own.<p>When I was a kid, before ideals of feminine beauty seeped into my consciousness, I held an almost pious reverence for every woman I saw -- in real life, in fairy tales, in …

5 (nice) ways to get people to talk

<b>(CNN) —</b> Mind games can be stealthy weapons. Perhaps no one knows this better than Eric Maddox.<p>Today, Maddox is as an independent business consultant. But more than a decade ago, he was the U.S. Army interrogator who used mind games to find the most sought after fugitive of the Iraq War — Saddam …

Read the Full Transcript of Jesse Williams’ Powerful Speech on Race at the BET Awards

<i>Grey’s Anatomy</i> actor Jesse Williams was awarded BET’s Humanitarian Award on Sunday night. The outspoken human rights activist—who executive produced …

Black Lives Matter

The unlikely (and disgusting) origin of our favourite foods

From boiled skin and bones to brewer’s slurry, some of our most delicious ingredients come from ignoble places.<p>What do marmite, gelatin, and molasses all have in common? They’re all foods that begin as byproducts of some other food – in this case, beer, meat, and sugar. You might not think of …

6 TED Talks to Share With Your Kids This Summer

The best TED Talks are the ones that inspire you to take on the world. The messages in these talks are exactly what children need to hear.<p>I know, I know. It's summer, and kids want to keep the ultimate separation of school and play intact. But since they're going to be on their tablets and phones …

Kids

Uber is trying to make you forget that surge pricing exists

Say goodbye to the lightning bolt and hello to upfront fares<p>Surge pricing has long been Uber’s Achilles’ heel: during periods of excessive demand, when there are more riders than drivers, Uber increases its normal prices to encourage drivers to flood the zone. Drivers love it, often waiting to …

Stephen King and George RR Martin talk gun control: 'It’s really up to us'

Interviewed by Game of Thrones novelist, the horror star says automatic and semi-automatic weapons ‘are weapons of mass destruction’<p>George RR Martin has released a video of him interviewing Stephen King, who issues a fierce demand for greater gun control. At the public event in Albuquerque last …

Stephen King

Opinion: Brexit is culture's wake-up call

The British have voted to leave the European Union - and now the cultural sector is suddenly waking up to the potential consequences of a Brexit. And …

Europe

Our Universe Could Be Crowded With Way More Black Holes Than We Thought

Thanks, gravitational waves!<p>The first real evidence for the existence of gravitational waves has got scientists reassessing what our Universe is …

Black Holes

NASA Says Earth May Have A New Not-Quite 'Moon'

"This small asteroid is caught in a little dance with Earth.”<p>Anyone who has trouble making new friends should ask Earth how it's done. That's right: Our home world appears to be in the early stage of what could be a very long relationship with a "quasi-satellite," according to NASA.<p>The small …

The monsters hidden beneath the sea

From the Old Testament to the Loch Ness Monster, strange watery beasts have terrified and inspired artists in equal measure. Alastair Sooke dives in.<p>Ever since antiquity, mankind has been fretfully besotted with strange creatures from the oceans’ depths. A terrible sea monster called Leviathan is …

Would you let an algorithm manage your relationships?

There are few aspects of our lives that are not influenced by algorithms. But would you let one manage your relationships with other humans?<p>“I had this everyday feeling – stress about not properly articulating my emotions in my emails to people,” artist and writer Joanne McNeil tells me over the …

Black Mirror

How Lewandowski finally ran out of lifelines

Trump's ousted campaign manager was a champion infighter but ended up surrounded by enemies.<p>Corey Lewandowski had fought his way back from the brink of termination at least twice over the past few months, utilizing a no-holds-barred style of infighting seldom seen in presidential politics while …

RANKED: Every Pixar movie from worst to best

Yes, Jeffrey Katzenberg and DreamWorks Animation had their time, but for over 20 years, Lasseter's Pixar has consistently put out box-office hits (the company has earned close to $10 billion worldwide) and created stories that affect us on an emotional level that we can't wait to experience again …

Why DIY Details Have Become So Popular in Fashion

Beloved denim brand Levi’s has always been ahead of the curve in this sense, having launched its customization services around 2010 with tailor shops …

How to spot ISS in your sky

A new map-based feature in NASA’s Spot the Station program makes it even easier to track the International Space Station as it passes over you.<p>This …

Out of this world: why the most important art today is made in space

Forget the Turner prize. This is art that reflects the true grandeur of the universe – it is the Sistine Chapel of the scientific age<p>It’s all about scale. A black dot is moving across the face of a blazing giant. The shadow of the planet looks tiny, compared with the vast flaming orb of the sun …

Universe

5 ways you can get your kids' digital use under control for the summer

Don’t be me. When I look at my beautiful daughter, I see a face – or rather I don’t see it – hidden behind a small rectangular screen. The iPhone is …

Inside the bitter last days of Bernie's revolution

For better and for worse, Sanders made all the big decisions.<p>There’s no strategist pulling the strings, and no collection of burn-it-all-down aides egging him on. At the heart of the rage against Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party, the campaign aides closest to him say, is Bernie Sanders.<p>It …

Government

Misery Tourists: How the Wealthy Learn What It's Like to Be Poor

Tiela Chalmers, an accomplished lawyer, went to her first “poverty simulation” workshop kit when she was working for a group that helped domestic …

Tuesday’s California Primary: Four Things to Watch

Doug Heye is a former communications director for the Republican National Committee and deputy chief of staff to then-House Majority Leader . He is on Twitter: @DougHeye. 1. How do California Hispanics turn out for ? Hispanics are about 39% of all Californians and by some estimates could count for …

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