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10 Solar System Mysteries That Baffle Our Best Scientists

Even though we’ve already told you about the mysteries of our solar system here, here, and here, we’re back with more mysterious sights and sounds …

Students make a working miniature Hyperloop, proves it’s feasible on small scale

Elon Musk’s forward-thinking Hyperloop design for rapid human transport is still a long way from reality, but a group of engineering students from …

'Star Wars' Funeral Would Have Had Husband 'Over The Moon,' Widow Says

The Force was with him to the end -- and beyond.<p>Gordon Deacon, of Wales, got a "Star Wars" funeral Wednesday. The costumed send-off included Imperial Stormtroopers who marched with a horse and carriage bearing the 58-year-old's coffin, outlets reported. Guests were invited to dress up as any "Star …

Human Soul Found? Quantum Theory Of Consciousness ‘Orch OR’ Claims Both Science And Religion Are True

Has the human soul been found by science? A controversial quantum theory of consciousness called “Orch OR” (which stands for “orchestrated objective …

The 3 ways the universe will end… and how our destruction has already started!

Having a bit of a mid-week slump? Feeling like it’s all meaningless?<p>Here’s something to put it all in perspective.<p>Munich information designers …

Scientists Say 'Life After Death' May Be Possible, In A Way

What happens after we die? Are we snuffed out like lights, or do we continue to exist in some way?<p>Those are age-old questions, for sure. But a provocative new study on near-death experiences suggests that a brief version of "life after death" may be a reality.<p>For the study, researchers at the …

UFO Appears Above Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Protesters

Ongoing pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong have drawn tens of thousands of citizens, taking to the streets, demonstrating their opposition to news that China will choose the candidates for the upcoming 2017 election.<p>During one of those protests, the crowd got a little something extra as a brightly …

Archaeologists In Turkey Say They've Discovered Dracula's Dungeon

Dracula might be a fictional character, but archaeologists believe they've found the haunts of Vlad the Impaler--the real-life figure who inspired Bram Stoker's vampire tale.<p>The researchers said this week they had uncovered a secret tunnel and two dungeons in Tokat Castle in northern Turkey, where …

Triangle UFO Above Germany Leaves Questions In Its Wake (VIDEO)

When a UFO video seems too good to be true -- is it?<p>We've pointed out many times how difficult it is to identify hoaxes among UFO photos and videos, and computer technology has just added to the confusion. With the right app or Photoshop elements, even youngsters can create and post real-looking, …

Fascinating Breakthrough on Indonesia's 'Land of Hobbits'

On October 2004, a marvelous discovery occurred on a paleontological site on the island of Flores, Indonesia. The discovery was called "the most important find in human evolution for 100 years."<p>It was a new species of hominids, primitive humans from about 15,000 years ago, reconstructed from a heap …

When Shamans Meet

Once developed as a rubber plantation city, Iquitos, Peru lays at the last port for the few ocean-going ships that transit the 2000 miles up the mighty Amazon River. Isolated by the Andes, this is the largest urban setting in the Peruvian Amazonia. Culturally it is distinctly different from the …

A Robotic Suit Good Enough To Deceive A Decepticon

Gear up with this big boy for the upcoming _Transformers _movie<p>Marc De Repentigny was only trying to be responsible when he built an 80-pound, seven-foot-tall motorized Transformers suit. Married with kids, he decided to audition for a French-Canadian game show that offered a chance at prize money …

SoftBank to start selling personal robots next year | Reuters

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan’s SoftBank Corp said on Thursday it will start selling human-like robots for personal use by February, expanding into a sector seen key to addressing labour shortages in one of the world’s fastest ageing societies.<p>SoftBank Corp. unveils human-like robots named 'pepper' at …

Softbank unveils 'human-like' robot Pepper

<b>Japanese firm Softbank has unveiled a robot called Pepper, which it says can read human emotions.</b><p>It uses an "emotional engine" and a cloud-based artificial intelligence system that allows it to analyse gestures, expressions and voice tones.<p>The firm said people could communicate with it "just like …

Robots Are Evil: The Sci-Fi Myth of Killer Machines

<i>The third in a series of posts about the major myths of robotics, and the role of science fiction role in creating and spreading them. Previous topics: Robots are strong, the myth of robotic hyper-competence, and robots are smart, the myth of inevitable AI.</i><p>When the world’s most celebrated living …

Singularity

Two ancient worlds found just 13 light-years from Earth

Scientists have discovered two ancient planets orbiting a strange old star right in our stellar backyard.<p>One of the newly found planets is perhaps five times the mass of Earth, and astronomers believe it is the right distance from the host star to potentially sustain liquid water on its surface. …

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Dreamonic Eaters

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Bleeding For You

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Twisted Wonderland

Battling Psychics and Ghosts: The Need for Scientific Skepticism

Many years ago I was asked to give a talk to incoming university students on the nature of psychology. As a social psychology professor, I had a lot of interesting material that I was sure students would find fascinating, from blind obedience to authority to the everyday persuasion techniques of …

Morgan Freeman Asks: 'If Aliens Exist, Do They Worship God?'

Do you believe in God or in the concept of an almighty supreme being or force that created and watches over everything in the universe?<p>And if it turns out that Earth isn't the only planet in the known cosmos on which intelligent life evolved, what are the possibilities that alien civilizations also …

Severed Goat Head Found In Brooklyn's Prospect Park...Again

Another goat head was found in a New York park. Yes, we said another.<p>On Monday morning in New York City's Prospect Park, David Rabig was meandering along a wooded trail when his Boston terrier, Leo, sniffed out the still-preserved head, DNAinfo reported.<p>"At first I thought it was a frozen squirrel …