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Earth's Mantle Is Way Less Stable That We Thought It Was

Hold onto your (tectonic) plates.<p>The ground isn’t as solid as we'd like to think. It’s split into interlocking puzzle pieces called tectonic plates …

Are We Alone? Scientists Discuss the Search for Life and Odds of E.T.

SALT LAKE CITY — What are the odds that alien life exists elsewhere in the universe? At a major physics meeting, experts talked about updates to …

Why Consciousness Is Still a Mystery -- Sorting Out the Clues

No one doubts that it's hard to figure out where consciousness comes from, and when a problem persists for thousands of years -- which is literally true in this case -- it's worthwhile sorting out the clues that might lead to an answer. Some are better than others, and a few may be completely …

What it is like to be a bee: insects can teach us about the origins of consciousness

Do bees like the taste of nectar? Does the ant foraging for your crumbs feel better when she finds one? Are insects merely tiny robots? Or, in the …

Archaeologists discover ancient Anglo-Saxon island in UK countryside

Experts in the U.K. have discovered the remains of an Anglo-Saxon island, which they are touting as a site of huge archaeological importance.<p>Archaeologists from the University of Sheffield identified the island at Little Carlton near Louth, Lincolnshire. “It is thought the site is a previously …

Easy Sandwich Recipes

Here, easy sandwich recipes for a quick lunch or snack, from Indian pulled-chicken sandwiches to tofu-salad sandwiches.

Top 10 Haunted Hotels in the World

Are you afraid of the dark? You certainly will be after a night in one of these terrifying hotels that are home to ghosts and ghouls of every …

Want to Be Happier? Live by These 4 Rules

Rules bring about order, and order is much easier to cope with than guilt of being selfish. So I'll share the only rules I live by, the ones that have had me traveling the world, falling in love, making big moves after cancer.<p>I bet you cringe at this sentence: "You deserve to be happy." The idea …

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83 Questions Every Successful Person Asks

"What am I really good at?"<p>One of the things that stood out from my Rich Habits Study was how important thinking was to self-made millionaires. I …

Simple Quinoa Salads

Quinoa makes a fabulous side dish, but is even tastier as a meal. Try these hearty and unique recipes for healthy and filling meals.

Corals, crochet and the cosmos: how hyperbolic geometry pervades

We have built a world of largely straight lines – the houses we live in, the skyscrapers we work in and the streets we drive on our daily commutes. …

Scientists Find Strong Evidence That the Earth Was Hit Head-On by a Mars-Sized Planet

A new analysis of lunar rock and soil samples suggests that the Earth got full-on clobbered by an ancient planet called Theia.<p>The early solar system was, for lack of a better term, a chaotic hellscape. Everything we see today, from Mercury on out to the inner Oort Cloud, was a product of a series …

Are we making too much of 'Making a Murderer'?

If you haven't fallen down the rabbit hole of "Making a Murderer," the 10-part, true-crime Netflix binge-athon that has spawned petitions for a retrial or presidential pardons as well as endless dinner party chatter, allow me to give you a gentle shove.<p>In 1986, a Wisconsin man named Steven Avery …

What is the purpose of the Universe? Here is one possible answer.

The more we learn about the universe, the more we discover just how diverse all its planets, stars, nebulae and unexplained chunks of matter really …

Magic Mushrooms' Effects Illuminated in Brain Imaging Studies

Brain scans of people under the influence of the psilocybin, the active ingredient in magic mushrooms, have given scientists the most detailed …

Three-Cheese Mac and Cheese

Three different types of cheese, plus sour cream and egg yolks, make this recipe from chef Ben Vaughn of Restaurant Grace in Memphis especially rich.</b> …

There's a mission to this mysterious water world that could detect the first alien life

Their spacecraft, called the Europa Multi-Flyby Mission, would orbit Jupiter, taking frequent passes by Europa for a close look at its surface.<p>But there is another important piece of the puzzle that NASA is exploring, and in a recent conversation with US Rep. John Culberson (R-Texas), Ars …

10 Insane Ancient Weapons You've Never Heard Of

The history of human warfare is as storied as <i>Game of Thrones</i> and even more incestuously brutal. Time and again, the wisdom of the ages has been put …

The Moon's Two Sides Look So Different Thanks To 4.5 Billion-Year-Old Physics

If you’ve ever looked up at the brightest and closest celestial object in the night sky, our Moon, you’ve probably noticed how <i>different</i> some parts of it appear to be from others. And if you’ve ever taken a look at it through a telescope, especially if it’s not in its full phase, you’ve very likely …

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Seattle’s Famed Gum Wall Cleaned Off: Pictures

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Web Wear: A New Coat Is Made From Biotech Spider Silk

Performance clothes will never be the same<p>For the past three weeks, outdoor apparel maker The North Face and materials company Spiber have been touring a gold-colored parka across Japan. The prototype, called the “Moon Parka,” is a first—a coat whose outer shell is spun from synthetic spider …

Four Months after Pluto Flyby, NASA’s New Horizons Yields Wealth of Discovery

From possible ice volcanoes to twirling moons, NASA’s New Horizons science team is discussing more than 50 exciting discoveries about Pluto at this …

Quantum Physicists Superimpose Past and Future Events

The ability to process ‘A before B’ and ‘B before A’ at the same time may revolutionize quantum computing.<p>In 1935, Austrian physicist Erwin Schrödinger placed a cat in an opaque box with a flask of poison and a device for measuring the decay of atoms (aka radioactivity). Being the twisted man he …

Physicists measure force that makes antimatter stick together

Peering at the debris from particle collisions that recreate the conditions of the very early universe, scientists have for the first time measured …

Watch terrifying moment 'ghost' caught on CCTV inside 'haunted' pub - after setting off an alarm

This is the moment a ghostly figure is caught on camera - after an alarm was set off in a 'haunted pub'.<p>The hooded figure, visible on the left hand …

10 Real-Life Lairs Fit for a Bond Supervillain

10 Real-Life Lairs Fit for a Bond SupervillainEverettFlickrPeter Lik Fine Art Photography/FacebookGettyInhabitat/FacebookGuy Harvey/FacebookAlexis …

Horrors of one-child policy leave deep scars in Chinese society

His wife was seven months pregnant with their second child when the group of people barged into his home and took her away. He followed them to the local hospital, where - against medical advice and despite his pleadings - they jammed a needle into her belly.<p>"They grabbed my wife's body like they …

Archaeologists discover Mesolithic eco home near Stonehenge

Pit left by fallen tree, lined with cobbles, shows hunter-gatherers’ sophisticated understanding of landscape<p>Evidence that Mesolithic hunter-gatherers were environmentally aware home builders has emerged a mile from Stonehenge – together with a stone age version of the storage heater.<p>Archaeologists …

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Mushrooms' Spores May Help Bring Rain To Forests

When it rains, it spores<p>Fungal spores are all around you. Even now, as you read this, there are likely spores floating and dancing around your head. Millions of tons of them are dispersed into the atmosphere every year. Some spores, such those from molds, can be harmful to breathe in, but the …