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Coyotes Invaded America by Mating With Your Pets, and They're Still At It

These promiscuous canines have their sights set on new territory.<p>A hundred years ago, it would have been scary if a wild coyote wandered into a …

Habitats

Aliens Could Detect Life on Earth. Here's How.

One Strange Rock<p>From gases in the atmosphere to satellites in space, Earth is sending plenty of signals that something here is alive.<p>As the universe's only known harbor for life, Earth is arguably one strange rock. But light-years from our solar system, other intelligent beings on a similar …

Star Trek

New Data Shows TRAPPIST-1 Planets Are More Habitable Than We Ever Thought

There could be water! And air!<p>You've probably been on the edge of your seat wondering what the TRAPPIST-1 planetary system has been up to. Now we …

Astronomy

Why you (probably) don't want your beer to taste like butter

DrinkeryDrinkery is The Takeout's celebration of beer, liquor, coffee, and other potent potables.<p>Contrary to what Harry Potter fans might think, most …

Study shows that people's decision-making in moral dilemmas can now be predicted, here's how - IBTimes India

"The findings give us a glimpse into what is the nature of morality," said Dr Marco Iacoboni, director of the Neuromodulation Lab at UCLA's …

Volcanic Rock Discovery Calls Theories About Life's Origins Into Question

Animals may have emerged under very different conditions.<p>Charles Darwin, father of evolutionary biology, wrote in 1871 that life first emerged in …

What Is Time? A Simple Explanation

Time is familiar to everyone, yet hard to define and understand. Science, philosophy, religion, and the arts have different definitions of time, but …

Time Travel

Physics Proves No One Can Safely Text and Drive

Pretty much everyone agrees that distracted driving is bad. And the most common distraction just might be your phone. People seem convinced that they …

Watch Ice Cube Question Bill Maher About Controversial Remarks on “Real Time”

Tonight, Ice Cube appeared on HBO’s “Real Time With Bill Maher” following last week’s episode, in which Maher used a racial slur. Maher started tonight’s episode with an apology: “I did a bad thing. For black folks, that word, I don't care who you are, it's caused pain. It doesn't matter that it …

What if we’re living in a computer simulation?

Virtual reality technology is making great advances, but it has also helped popularise a theory long debated by philosophers and now gaining supporters in Silicon Valley – that the outside world is itself a simulation<p>Have you ever wondered if life is not exactly what it’s cracked up to be? OK, …

Watch Carrie Fisher Get a Tear-Soaked Star Wars Tribute from Billie Lourd, George Lucas, and More

Fisher’s daughter made her first public appearance since her mother’s death.<p>All the familiar faces of the <i>Star Wars</i> franchise are gathered in Orlando, Florida this weekend for the annual fan event called “<i>Star Wars</i> Celebration.” It’s a super-sized event this year to mark the 40th Anniversary of the …

Legion’s finale is one of the season’s best episodes, but still can’t save it

A great episode for a troubling season<p>When <i>Legion</i> started, I was excited for the possibilities it brought.<p>Showrunner Noah Hawley managed to attract — and keep — my attention with his work on <i>Fargo</i>, and after the first episode of <i>Legion</i>, I was hopeful he was going to bring the same kind of storytelling …

Quantum Theory Could Explain Our Sense of Humor, Study Shows

“I wasn't originally going to get a brain transplant, but then I changed my mind.” -Colin Thomas<p>The rule is, if you have to explain the joke, it …