Daniel Vanderkin

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What Makes You You?

When you say the word “me,” you probably feel pretty clear about what that means. It’s one of the things you’re clearest<i></i> on in the whole …

Dark matter and dark energy don’t exist. This theory says the universe works without them

Before the Hubble Space Telescope (HST), it was thought that the universe was slowing in its expansion and might someday fold back in on itself. In …

Dark Matter

Rep. Jones: Pentagon must release info on Afghan sex abuse of boys

WASHINGTON — A member of the House Armed Services Committee is calling on the Pentagon to expose the ongoing problem of sexual abuse of boys by Afghan military leadership.<p>Rep. Walter B. Jones, R-N.C., sent a letter to Secretary of Defense James Mattis this week asking him to declassify a report by …

DIVINE SUICIDE: Depressive Breakdown as a Call to Awakening – by Jeff Foster

,August 3, 2012<p><b>‎“Take me out to Cypress Hill in my car. And we’ll hear the dead people talk. They do talk there. They chatter like birds on Cypress</b> …

Elon Musk says he can rebuild Puerto Rico's power grid with solar

<b>Renewable energy entrepreneur Elon Musk says he could rebuild Puerto Rico's shattered electrical infrastructure with his solar energy technology.</b><p>The vast majority of the island territory remains without power, weeks after it was hit by Hurricane Maria.<p>On Twitter, Mr Musk said his technology, which …

Puerto Rico

Tucker Carlson to Triumphant Satanist: Go “Crawl Back Into Your Hole”

September 30, 2017 by Hemant Mehta<p>Here’s all you need to know about <b>Tucker Carlson</b>‘s interview last night with The Satanic Temple’s <b>Lucien Greaves</b>: It …

Gun-Carrying Protesters Create 'Tricky' Question For ACLU

After representing the organizer of a far-right rally that became a brutal melee, the ACLU says it will consider the potential for violence when evaluating potential clients — including whether protesters plan to carry guns.<p>"The events of Charlottesville require any judge, any police chief and any …

Gary Cohn stays put — for now — following Trump’s comments on Charlottesville

The White House on Thursday took the unusual step of saying that National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn would not resign, trying to contain the fallout from President Trump’s controversial comments about the deadly riot in Charlottesville over the weekend and his assertion that “very fine …

Donald Trump

Surprising neural communication mechanism revealed

A new study has made the surprising discovery that neurons are capable of controlling how much dopamine they release, which goes against what …

Can't find safe eclipse glasses? Make your own eclipse projector instead.

Don't settle for the blurry cardboard box version.<p>To watch the solar eclipse on August 21, you <i>could</i> invest in a pair of eclipse glasses. But high demand means high prices—and some of the only reputable retailers are sold out entirely. For a cheaper option, build a pinhole camera, which projects a …

Astronomy

Trump ousts Bannon, his influential, divisive strategist

WASHINGTON (AP) — Steve Bannon, the blunt-spoken and divisive strategist who rose from Donald Trump's conservative campaign to a top White House …

5 reasons why we should care about the crisis in Venezuela

<b>(CNN) —</b> You've seen the news reports: the protests in the streets, the long lines at the stores. But you may not have paid much attention to the chaos gripping Venezuela.<p>Venezuela is holding a presidential election on Sunday. How are events in a socialist country of 30 million people, thousands of …

Venezuela

Kelly shows his clout: Scaramucci out as WH chief moves in

WASHINGTON (AP) — Firmly taking charge in an unruly White House, former Gen. John Kelly moved in Monday as President Donald Trump's new chief of …

Donald Trump

Trump intends to sign Russia sanctions bill into law

President Donald Trump intends to sign legislation that places new sanctions on Russia and empowers Congress to block him from scaling back the penalties on Moscow in the future, the White House press secretary's office said Friday.<p>White House officials had earlier left open the possibility Trump …

Who will replace Kelly at Homeland Security?

The DHS secretary's move to the White House will leave a void in the department charged with carrying out Trump's policies on immigration, the travel ban and terrorism.<p>Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly’s move to White House chief of staff is ushering in a cloud of uncertainty at the department …

Trump Chief Of Staff Priebus Is Out — In Biggest White House Staff Shake-Up Yet

<b>Updated at 8 p.m. ET</b><p>He rose from relative state-party obscurity and reached an unlikely pinnacle as the man responsible for the agenda of the president of the United States.<p>Now, Reince Priebus is out of that job as White House chief of staff in the most significant shake-up of the rocky Trump …

A former Google engineer uses the same 5-minute practice to defuse tension at home and at work

As in: There's a slim chance your partner would blow up at a coworker for playing his music slightly too loud. But she might very well let into <i>you</i> for listening to an annoying podcast without headphones while she's trying to sleep.<p>In his 2012 book, "Search Inside Yourself," former Google engineer …

Headphones

Astronomers just achieved something Einstein said was impossible

By Sarah Kaplan<p>, Reporter<p>Albert Einstein himself believed it couldn't be done.<p>A few decades after he published his theory of general relativity, a colleague asked the famous physicist whether the concept could be used to calculate the weight of a star. Theoretically, yes, was his reply. If one star …

Physics

Six things to watch as Trump faces his new reality

Trump is back in the U.S. and back on Twitter — how will he cope with the spreading crises engulfing his presidency?<p>President Donald Trump hoped to score a reset with his first foreign trip but is instead returning to a barrage of controversy at home.<p>The Russia probe, already put under the …

CBO: House Obamacare repeal bill would leave 23 million more uninsured

The nonpartisan office also forecasts the GOP plan would cut the deficit by $119 billion over a decade, primarily because of its cuts to Medicaid and private insurance subsidies.<p>Roughly 23 million more people would be uninsured over a decade if the House-passed Republican Obamacare repeal bill …

Health Care

Poll: 57% disapprove of GOP health care bill

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> A new poll shows trouble for lawmakers who back the Republican plan to repeal and replace Obamacare.<p>A Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday found that a wide majority of voters -- 57% to 20% -- disapprove of the Republican health care bill. Those numbers are virtually …

Health Care

Prof proves 100-year-old medical test cures infertility after mum tells him: 'That's how you were born!'

When the mother of Professor Ben Mol told him that a 100-year-old medical technique had cured her infertility, leading to his birth, the scientist was naturally curious.<p>Since 1917 doctors have performed a technique in which they inject a special dye into women’s tubes which can be picked up on …

Scientists think they found proof of a parallel universe

Scientists believe they may have discovered evidence of a parallel universe that crashed into our own in a galactic impact mirroring a car …

Trump meets with lawyers at the White House

President Donald Trump convened his legal team on Thursday to discuss the escalating investigation into whether his campaign colluded with Russia during the 2016 election.<p>The huddle, according to four people briefed, took place the day after it was announced that former FBI Director Robert Mueller …

Stephen Fry investigated by Irish police for alleged blasphemy

Interviewed on TV show screened in Ireland, Fry asked ‘Why should I respect a mean-minded, stupid god who creates a world so full of injustice and pain?’<p>Police in Ireland are investigating a complaint of blasphemy regarding comments made by Stephen Fry on a television programme shown on Ireland’s …

Astronomers have found the source of a deep space radio wave burst for the first time

We finally know the galactic culprit<p>After a decade of bewilderment, astronomers have pinpointed the source of a mysterious blast of radio waves coming from deep outside the Milky Way: a dwarf galaxy located 3 billion light years from Earth. It’s a remarkable first in the study of what has been a …

The Secret Magic of Dividing by Zero

It can be done! With calculus, anything is possible.<p>Never divide by zero. We were all taught this in school, and in most everyday situations, it's good advice. It rarely makes sense to divide anything by zero, and if you try to ask Siri to do it, she will say you have no friends.<p>But why exactly is …

The One Theory of Quantum Mechanics That Actually Kind of Makes Sense

But most physicists don't buy it.<p>Quantum mechanics is baffling. On the atomic and subatomic scale, matter seems to behave in ways that we, in the macro world, would generally think of as impossible. Particles can exist in two different places at once, and particle-like interferences in space are …

Quantum Mechanics

Just One Dose of This Psychedelic Drug Can Ease Anxiety

Cancer is a brutal disease on both the body and mind. Not only do treatments like chemotherapy take a massive toll, but the emotional side effects …

Researchers uncover algorithm which may solve human intelligence

If we have the algorithm, we also have the key to true artificial intelligence.<p>The key element which separates today's artificial intelligence (AI) …