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What It's Like to Be an Empath

If you feel the Earth's pain before an earthquake or have a panic attack because someone near you is anxious, you might be an empath too.<p>If you search for any article about "empaths," you'll find it has thousands of likes and hundreds of shares on Facebook, and in the comments, dozens of people …

Mental Health

Key Congressional Committees: Obama Administration 'Broke the Law and Violated the Constitution'

A recent WEEKLY STANDARD editorial highlighted how the federal government is hiding some $104 billion in federal spending by falsely labeling …

Ancient Earth Had More Than Two Magnetic Poles

The history Earth's magnetic field is more complicated than you think.<p>Most of us don't often think about Earth's magnetic field, but without it, humans and most other life would be unable to exist. Earth's magnetic field protects our planet from harsh radiation blasted out of the sun. It's …

DC Did Something Pretty Radical to Distance Itself From Marvel, and You've Already Seen It

Recently, io9 was on the set of Zack Snyder’s movie <i>Justice League</i>. The trip was coordinated to try and change perception after the polarizing …

Mysterious Floating Black Ring Over Disneyland Explained

“I half expected an alien portal to open up through this ring as we were gazing up in disbelief."<p>When you visit any Disney park, you're encouraged to suspend your normal beliefs about what's possible and enter a world of fantasy, magic, and illusion.<p>So, it came as no real surprise when, at the end …

Uncovered: Dark New CIA Torture Claims

Newly declassified information shows a surprising set of CIA rationales for waterboarding—and more.<p>The CIA said it would only torture detainees to …

Warren would give a middle finger to Wall Street as Clinton's vice-president

Elizabeth Warren would bring strength to the Democratic ticket where it’s lacking – which may be bad news for fundraising but great news for galvanizing voters<p>Hillary Clinton is turning her attention to picking a running mate. Countless factors will weigh in that decision – from personal chemistry …

Government

When People Live-Stream Murder and Suicide, Who Watches?

As the popularity of live-streaming services like Periscope and Facebook Live grows, users have taken to these platforms to broadcast self-harm and acts of violence. Hundreds witness these tragedies in real time, but very few intervene.<p>In 2008 a 19-year-old college student named Abraham Biggs …

Mental Health

21 Incredibly Disturbing Facts About High Prescription Drug Prices

If you're not sick already, you will be.<p>The August 2016 issue of <i>Consumer Reports</i> features an in-depth, multi-prong investigation into why Americans …

Pharma

Russia aims to develop 'teleportation' in 20 years

It’s a question that physicists, philosophers, and science fiction writers have pondered for decades: how to travel from one place to another without travelling through the space in between.<p>Now a Kremlin-backed research program is seeking to make the teleportation technology behind Captain Kirk’s …

FBI Is One Step Closer To Getting Legal Authority To Hack Computers Everywhere

Privacy activists are calling for Congress to reject the change.<p>The Supreme Court might have just given the FBI expanded hacking powers, opening the door for the feds to legally hack any computer in the country, and perhaps the world, with a single warrant authorized by a judge located anywhere in …

Privacy

Letter Details FBI Plan for Secretive Anti-Radicalization Committees

The letter implies that Shared Responsibility Committees (or SRCs) would emerge organically, as “multidisciplinary groups voluntarily formed in local …

Surveillance

The FBI has assured law enforcement that it will help unlock mobile devices when allowed by law

The FBI said in a letter to local authorities that it understands the challenges they face and that they lack necessary tools to monitor and investigate the communications of suspects who use encrypted mobile devices, according to the correspondence obtained by Reuters on Friday.<p>"As has been our …

Obama Nixed CIA Plan That Could Have Stopped ISIS: Officials

The CIA in 2012 proposed a detailed covert action plan designed to remove Syrian President Bashar Assad from power, but President Obama declined to approve it, current and former U.S. officials tell NBC News.<p>It’s long been known that then-CIA Director David Petraeus recommended a program to …

FBI director asks, 'What if Apple engineers are kidnapped and forced to write code?'

Associated Press<p>About two hours into the questioning of FBI director James Comey at the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, things took a sharp …

Scientists discover 8000-year-old tiny hand prints in ancient cave were NOT made by humans

Anthropologists probing the discovery of tiny 8000-year-old hand prints in an Egyptian cave say they were not made by human hands.<p>Explorers stumbled …

The New Scientific Reality Of Higher Impersonal Intelligence

The scientific validation of “Oneness” or an immensely intelligent reality or consciousness in which order unfolds can help to inspire all of us to …

NASA Spirit Rover May Have Spotted Signs Of 'Alien Life On Mars' Experts Claim

Mysterious 'cauliflower-looking' formations on Mars could have been deposited by "ancient alien life" experts have said.<p>The deposits of opaline …

Paranormal

Alien hunters claim to spot massive UFO 'sucking energy from the Sun'

A strange glowing orb has been captured on camera floating around the sun - with UFO hunters claiming it is further proof of aliens.<p>Footage taken …

Mystery deepens as two missing Hong Kong men surface in mainland China

The disappearances of five men affiliated with a Hong Kong publishing house specializing in Chinese government exposés took several strange twists this week.<p>One man appeared on state-run Chinese TV saying he'd voluntarily returned to the mainland to face justice in a 2003 drunk-driving case. …

Hong Kong

3 Florida Residents Contract Zika Virus After Traveling To South America

All three cases are associated with travel to South America, where there has been a major outbreak of the mosquito-borne virus.<p>Florida health officials confirmed on Tuesday that two people in Miami-Dade County and a third person in Hillsborough County have contracted the Zika virus.<p>All three cases …

What the CIA Told JFK and LBJ About Mao

<i>This post is in partnership with the History News Network, the website that puts the news into historical perspective. The article below was</i> …

National Security

This star probably isn’t surrounded by ‘alien megastructures.’ But what’s making it act so strangely?

Remember KIC 8462852, the F-type star in the constellation Cygnus with the odd flickering habit?<p>You know, the one that had some scientists talking about the incredibly remote possibility of a “swarm of alien megastructures?”<p>Bet that jogged your memory.<p>Well, scientists are still pretty much …

A danger to Israeli democracy

ISRAEL, SURROUNDED not only by threats to its existence but also by governments and movements that practice tyranny, is a stubbornly free society. While its democracy is imperfect and rowdy, the bedrock commitment has remained during years of intense conflict. That commitment is precisely why …

Ten Increasingly Meaningless Words That Investors Should Avoid in 2016

What’s a rumor? What Wall Street likes to call a fact. A regulator? A bureaucrat who “attempts to stop rampaging elephants by brandishing feather dusters at them”. Or a stock market? “A chaotic hive of millions of people who over-pay for hope and under-pay for value”.<p>Jason Zweig may be most …

Microsoft disputes that it covered up China’s relentless hacking of separatist activists

<i>Updated on Jan. 1 based on Microsoft’s response to the Reuters report.</i><p>Hotmail users in China were the target of a concerted hacking campaign by China that lasted two years. And Microsoft kept quiet about it, according to Reuters.<p>The campaign apparently focused on Tibetan and Uighur leaders who used …

China

This Hypnotizing Illustration Depicts the Whole Known Universe

This is the universe as we know it, if not exactly to scale.<p>What's it like to gaze through a telescope into the heavens? It's a little something like this illustration, which shows the entire observable universe ranked from most distant in the outer part of the circle to our own solar system in the …

Mysterious radio signals from space discovered to be a much better test of Einstein's General Relativity theory

A new way to test one of the basic principles underlying Einstein's theory of General Relativity using brief blasts of rare radio signals from space …

Universe

Data vs Theory: The Mathematical Battle for the Soul of Physics

Introduction<p>These are exciting times for the field of physics. In 2012, researchers announced the discovery of the Higgs boson, a discovery four decades in the making, costing billions of dollars (and euros, pounds, yen and yuan) and involving some of the best minds on the planet. And in December …