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Hawking’s latest black-hole paper splits physicists

Some welcome his latest report as a fresh way to solve a black-hole conundrum; others are unsure of its merits.<p>Almost a month after Stephen Hawking …

Physics

The Christian Left -- Possibly the Most Interesting Group You've Never Heard Of

According to a Pew Forum study, 70 percent of Americans still identify as Christian. And, when you think of the politics of Christianity, you would pretty much be forgiven if you lumped all Christians into the bucket marked "Conservative." However, that would discount a small-ish group of …

Big Bang Nixed --"Our Universe Evolved from the Black Hole of a Collapsed 4-D Star" (Today's Most Popular)

The event horizon of a black hole — the point of no return for anything that falls in — is a spherical surface. In a higher-dimensional universe, a …

Is the universe ringing like a crystal glass?

This cognitive bias explains why we constantly misunderstand other people

For example: Your coworker turns in a project late, and you assume he's a slacker. The next week, you turn in a project late, and you tell yourself it's because you were preoccupied with relationship issues.<p>Psychologists call this phenomenon the "fundamental attribution error" or the …

Oldest Human DNA Reveals Mysterious Branch of Humanity

The oldest known human DNA found yet reveals human evolution was even more confusing than thought, researchers say.<p>The DNA, which dates back some …

Multiverse or Universe? Physicists Debate

NEW YORK — Whether you believe our universe is unique or one of many coexisting realities, there's a scientific model that backs up your views. …

Twitter 'endangering national security' says top cop

The micro-blogging site is slammed for policy of alerting customers who may be under surveillance, as it emerges two out of three requests are blocked<p>Twitter is endangering national security by <b>tipping-off customers who may be under surveillance by the security services</b>, one of Britain’s most senior …

Northern Ireland

Franklin Graham's Manipulative Faith

It's well know that Franklin Graham, son of the famous evangelist Billy Graham, is a vehement critic of gay rights and same-sex marriage. His most recent foray into fear-mongering homophobia had him this past week threatening to pull the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association's accounts from Wells …

Teen Romance Novels Prove that Kids Love Supernatural Sex Partners

SwoonReads publishes steamy hot teenage romance novels, often featuring vampires and werewolves. I went to one of their recent events to find out why teenyboppers are so obsessed.<p>He was wolf and passion as much as he was man. She let out a groan as he covered her body with his, burying his face in …

Good Girl review - a beautifully shot but flawed insight into mental illness

Given that in the UK alone around a quarter of the population will experience some sort of mental health problem each year, any documentary exploring the issues is a welcome addition to the debate. Watching Good Girl alongside Dr Peter MacRae, consultant psychiatrist at East London NHS Foundation …

Mental Health

What Are Computers Doing to Our Brains?

The ultimate technophile versus technophobe question.<p>Hello, Motherboard reader. You are (almost certainly) reading this on a computer. It may be a laptop; it may be a desktop. It may be a hand computer that occasionally makes phone calls. You've already conceded that you engage with the internet, …

Singularity

Drugs, drinking and one-night stands: the truth about ballet dancers

The Royal Ballet soloist Eric Underwood has admitted to smoking, drinking and partying - and he's not the only one. Is it time to admit that ballet isn't as saintly as it seems?<p>Imagine the world of a professional ballet dancer and it probably goes something like this: endless hours of gruelling …

Dancing

10 of the world’s best natural wonders … that you’ve probably never heard of

From Europe’s deepest river canyon and caves that glow to a rainbow river and hills that look like chocolate, our picks prove that nature always does it better<p>Mendenhall ice caves, Alaska, US<p>Imagine standing in a natural glassy dome illuminated by eerie blue light … A visit to Mendenhall ice caves …

Nature

Enjoy the Little Things: 11 Ways to Make Everyday Life Sacred

<b>“Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.” ~Robert Brault</b><p>One of the things I love about the …

Best Free Android Apps

The best free Android apps for moving files, watching movies, messaging, driving across town and more.<p>Fing<p>Having a clear, real-time list of the …

Apps

The Real Secret to Happiness

“If you want to find happiness, find gratitude” – Steve MaraboliI used to think that happiness was something that happened after I got the things …

Happiness

Lightsail spacecraft 'phones home' after falling silent

Two days after it was launched from Cape Canaveral in Florida on May 20, the privately funded Lightsail1 spacecraft fell silent.<p>Mission controllers knew it was in a stable orbit 720km above Earth, but suspected a software glitch had stopped it from transmitting and receiving data.<p>They concluded the …

Space

Bernie Sanders Intends to Strike at Heart of Prison Industrial Complex

Last night, Bernie Sanders did a series of events in New Hampshire, the largest being in Portsmouth, where he spoke to 800 people at a local church. …

Clever Ways To Fit Beds In Small Rooms

DIY

White Privilege and the Limits of Public Forgiveness

Mike Huckabee's vocal support for Josh Duggar is in sharp contrast to his indifference to black victims of police violence.<p>In America, public …