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Scientists have discovered two simple psychological differences that make you liberal or conservative

Political battles in the US are often portrayed as a clash between "bleeding heart" liberals and "pull yourself up by your bootstraps" conservatives.<p>Voters who favor opposing parties see various issues differently, but does that mean liberals and conservatives actually process the world through …

Psychology

Black Holes May Explode Into 'White Holes' And Pour All Their Matter Into Space, Physicists Say

Black holes might end their lives by transforming into their exact opposite — 'white holes' that explosively pour all the material they ever swallowed into space, say two physicists. The suggestion, based on a speculative quantum theory of gravity, could solve a long-standing conundrum about …

Astronomers weigh up Milky Way

<b>The Milky Way is lighter than astronomers previously thought, researchers have concluded.</b><p>A team of scientists led by the University of Edinburgh found it has about half the mass of a neighbouring galaxy, known as Andromeda.<p>Their estimates come from working out the mass of invisible matter found in …

Universe

Amazing Maze: What Science Says About Solving Labyrinths

From myth to movies, mazes are a cultural icon and a powerful tool for studying the brain.<p>From the twists and turns of the labyrinth in the Greek myth of Theseus and the Minotaur, to the treacherous network of hedges in Stanley Kubrick's <i>The Shining</i>, mazes have an unmistakable and mysterious …