Derek Rempe

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Life, but not as we know it: Scientists engineer first semisynthetic organism with three-base-pair DNA

Researchers at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) claim to have created the first stable semisynthetic organism with extra bases added to its …

Saudi Arabia: Push for gays to be executed because social media is ‘making too many homosexuals’

A newspaper in Saudi Arabia has reported that prosecutors in the country are pushing to enforce the death penalty for homosexuality – because social …

Social Media

Pastor Says Churches Have ‘Done a Disastrous Job Dealing With Homosexuality.’ Here’s His Take on Exactly What the Bible Says About Gay Relationships.

Pastor Landon Schott is stepping into the ever-contentious battle over what the Bible has to say about homosexuality, releasing a new book that he’s hoping will motivate Christians to both discuss the complex issue — and take action.<p>Pastor Landon Schott is out with a new book about homosexuality …

Astronomers see black hole raging red

Violent red flashes, lasting just fractions of a second, have been observed during one of the brightest black hole outbursts in recent years. In June …

Mexican president compares Trump rhetoric to Hitler and Mussolini

Mexico’s President Enrique Peña Nieto has said that comments by US presidential candidate Donald Trump have damaged relationships between the two countries, and compared Trump’s “strident” tone to those of fascist leaders Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini.<p>In his most outspoken comments so far on …

Donald Trump

The ‘Twinks 4 Trump’ movement will Make America Gay Again

What is the purpose of existence? If an omnipotent God is real, why is there injustice in the world? Is humanity intrinsically doomed?<p>These are just …

Donald Trump

Scientists find 'Achilles' heel' of cancer offering hope for most deadly cases

Even tumours which have spread throughout the body could be treated<p>The ‘Achilles’ heel’ of cancer has been discovered by scientists which could lead to treatments for hopeless cases where disease has spread throughout the body.<p>In a finding hailed as ‘groundbreaking,’ researchers found that all …

This Is the Entire Universe Squeezed into One Image

An enterprising artist has taken on one of the biggest concepts known to man: the universe.<p>Pablo Carlos Budassi is drawing eyes across the Internet …

Universe

Scientists have estimated that the universe won’t end for at least 2.8 billion years

But exactly how and when that will happen is a more of a gray area, and it's not something we've really had to worry about, with current predictions putting any such event tens of billions of years in the future — long after our Sun burns out.<p>But what if our current predictions are wrong?<p>A team of …

Universe

Nasa's laser-powered engine could get us to Mars in 72 hours (if it works)

For all its real-life benefits and future potential for saving our entire civilisation, space travel is still a long-term effort. Current estimates …

Christian Lobby: government has met us over gay marriage 'no' campaign

The head of the Australian Christian Lobby, Lyle Shelton, has said changing the definition of marriage may cause some people to think he is gay, as he revealed that the organisation has been approached by the government to discuss the “no” campaign of a same-sex marriage plebiscite.<p>Shelton was …

Ancient Romans wrote about gay sex quite a bit – and it’s really dirty

Ancient Romans, it turns out, wrote about gay sex in poetry quite a bit.<p>PinkNews caught up with Daisy Dunn, the author of <i>‘Catullus’ Bedspread: The</i> …

Poetry

What You Should Know About the Possible New Planet in Our Solar System

Straight from the mouths of the researchers, here's a good primer to why we think there's a ninth planet, and how astronomers might find it.<p>There's a good chance there's a ninth planet in a far flung orbit at the outskirts of our solar system. A series of solar system objects with unusual orbits …

Researchers have achieved the next breakthrough in quantum physics

These knots aren't quite the same as the ones you might tie to moor a boat to a jetty — they've been made in a superfluid form of quantum matter called Bose-Einstein Condensate, or BEC, and are more like smoke rings than traditional knots.<p>"For decades, physicists have been theoretically predicting …

Quantum Physics

How I Unlearned the Bigotry My Father Taught Me

It took years to sort through the opinions that colonized my mind.<p>When people find out that I grew up the daughter of a man who was staunchly anti-gay even though he was secretly attracted to men, they're immediately curious about my opinion of homosexuality. If my father had been out and proud, …

New Research Says Overthinking Worriers Are Probably Creative Geniuses

I think we all know someone who you’d call a worrier or an overthinker. It seems like they take forever to figure out what they need to do. They …

Genius

Why Creative Geniuses Are Often Neurotic

Sir Isaac Newton formulated the laws of gravity, built telescopes and delved into mathematical theories. He was also prone to bouts of depression and …

Psychology

A Baby Hangs Between Life and Death in Space

You’ve seen this before, right? It’s one of the most famous photos ever taken by the Hubble Space Telescope: three spectacular pillars of dust hanging in space, 6,500 light-years away.<p>Now we’ve got a new version. Same clouds. Same stars. Same framing. Shot almost 20 years later by NASA and released …

Ubble: the online test to predict if you'll die within five years

If you are a middle-aged man and want to know if you are going to die in the next five years, you simply need to ask yourself how healthy you think you are.<p>Whether you would rate your health as excellent, good, fair or poor is a better predictor of death in the next five years for men aged 40 to 70 …

Why we should beware of the number 2,147,483,647

As complex and incredible as our latest gadgets are, they can be foiled by something very simple: a number that's just too big. The BBC explains the phenomenon in terms of an odometer that only goes up to 99,999 miles.<p>Drive another mile, and it would roll to zero again, and start counting from …

This 66-Year-Old Woman Is Suing All Gay People—Yes, All of Them

Grey Villet—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images<p>Grey Villet—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images<p>Grey Villet—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty …

Scientists have found an Alien code in our DNA: Ancient Engineers

According to mainstream scientists: Alien code found in our DNA. Extraterrestrial beings created our species.<p>Researchers who worked for 13 years in …

Turns Out Airplane 'Oxygen Masks' Aren't Exactly Filled With Oxygen

Frequent travelers know that in the event of changes in cabin air pressure, one must put on his or her own oxygen mask before helping others. But have you ever wondered what's actually inside that thing?<p>We wondered too, after the fine folks at io9 pointed out that oxygen masks can be made with …

Oxygen

Colossal Ancient Galaxies Die from the Inside Out

The largest ancient galaxies stopped forming stars in their cores about three billion years after the Big Bang, with this end of star birth spreading …

“We do have a very good sex life”: Gay men with straight wives are coming out — as happily married

<b>(HorenkO via Shutterstock)</b><p>“Mixed-orientation marriages” have always existed, but now they’re in the middle of the marriage equality battle<p>Tracy Clark-Flory<p>April 19, 2015 8:30pm (UTC)<p>On the surface, the question seems simple enough: “Are you sexually attracted to your wife?” That’s what I asked …

LGBTQI

iPhone 6 vs. Galaxy S6: Watch kids settle the ultimate debate

Apple’s iPhone 6 and Samsung’s Galaxy S6 are two of the best smartphones currently available to buyers, with many comparisons being made between …

Bone Eating 'Zombie' Worm Has Been Around For 100 Million Years

It chowed down on sea turtles and plesiosaurs<p>When a whale dies in the ocean, its carcass sinks slowly to the seafloor, becoming a smorgasbord for many different kinds of marine creatures. One of the weirdest of these opportunistic scavengers is a group of worms known as Osedax, a genus of …

Zoology

Old age does not begin until 74, researchers suggest in a new report which looks at the real impact of an ageing population

Collecting the state pension and bus pass at 65 has traditionally been seen as a watershed moment where middle age ends and the twilight years begin.<p>But new research suggests that old age now starts at 74, with middle age lasting at least nine years longer than current estimates.<p>Academics from the …

Scientists Find No Obvious Signs Of Life In 100,000 Galaxies

Bummer<p>Just a week after NASA scientists announced their certainty of finding alien life within the next 20 years, a team of scientists say they've found no obvious signs of advanced extraterrestrial life after searching 100,000 galaxies.<p>How does one look for advanced alien life that's so far away? …

Penn State