Eric Bohnenkamp

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This Very Common Gas Could Be a Sign of Life on Saturn's Weirdest Moon

Back in 2015, NASA’s late, great Cassini spacecraft sampled material from one of Enceladus’s icy plumes. Among other interesting components, the …

Astronomy

New research links human consciousness to a law that governs the universe

Human Entropy<p>Our species has long agonized over the concept of human consciousness. What exactly causes it, and why did we evolve to experience …

Is The Universe Conscious?

The history of science — in particular the physical sciences, like physics and astronomy — can be told as the incremental realization that there is large-scale coherence in the universe.<p>By large-scale coherence, I mean that some of the same physical laws hold at scales as diverse as the atom and …

Physics

Anyone who wants to be president needs to understand these 5 maps

Maps shape how we see the world.<p>But most of the maps hanging on our walls are dangerously incomplete because they emphasize political borders rather than functional connections.<p>The world has less than 500,000 kilometers of borders.<p>By comparison, it has 64 million km of highways, 4 million km of …

The Cardio Workout for Guys Who Hate Cardio

After a while, just about every cardio exercise can feel tedious, time-consuming, and ineffective. Running becomes boring. Swimming requires too much …

​This Insane, 10-Move Circuit Will Smoke Every Muscle In Your Body

​Day 4 of Dad Bod: Redefined will leave your abs, arms, shoulders, and quads shaking<p>Raising a family is no excuse to get soft.<p>Just because you’re a dad, you don’t need to default into the dad bod—or, at least, the soft and shlubby image that term brings to mind. That’s why we’re taking that label …

Workouts

​This New Workout Will Completely Change Your Definition Of Dad Bod

​Trainer Cory Gregory designed a plan that’ll reshape your entire body<p>Raising a family is no excuse to get soft.<p>Sure, you’re now in charge of shuffling your kid to soccer practice and making sure his homework gets done each night, but there’s also one more responsibility you just can’t shirk—and …

Workouts

Total solar eclipses are going totally extinct

In 1695, Edmond Halley discovered that eclipses recorded in ancient history did not match calculations for the times or places of those eclipses.<p>Starting with records of eclipses in his day and the observed motion of the moon and sun, he used Isaac Newton's new theory of universal gravitation …

7 high-octane HIIT workouts that burn 500 calories

1. Treadmill shred<p><b>Directions:</b> Complete a proper warmup, then work your way through the treadmill workout, adjusting the speed and incline for the …

Hibernating Aliens Could Explain the Great Silence

We have yet to find any traces of extraterrestrial intelligence, a vexing problem known as the Fermi Paradox. A new solution to the “where are all …

8 Genetic Mutations That Can Give You 'Superpowers'

Why some humans have an edge.<p>More than 99 percent of your genetic information is exactly the same as every other person on the planet. Your genes …

Genetics

This Shoulder Exercise Should Be a Staple In Your Workouts

And you've probably never tried it<p>This exercise shown in the video below is called the landmine lateral raise and it should be a staple in your shoulder training.<p>I first saw this shoulder-friendly exercise back in the day from trainer Ben Bruno.<p>It uses what's called a "landmine" setup by placing …

Fitness

Tip: Fire Up Your Legs and Lungs

This exercise is half muscle-builder and half metcon. Here's how to do it.<p>Forward to Reverse Lunge Combo<p>This one's for iron addicts who love searing …

At least 7 Russian officials have turned up dead since Election Day. Here's what we know.

Vitaly Churkin, Russia's ambassador to the United Nations, died suddenly in New York earlier this week, apparently of cardiac arrest.<p>Churkin, …

How an Interstellar Starship Could Actually Explore Alpha Centauri

Last year, Stephen Hawking and Russian billionaire Yuri Milner hatched an ambitious plan to send a tiny probe to the Alpha Centauri star system. …

Where America's Terrorists Actually Come From

Syrian refugees have committed zero attacks in the United States.<p>This weekend, Rudy Giuliani went on <i>Fox News</i> to explain why Donald Trump’s decision to bar Syrian refugees from U.S. shores and suspend visas for citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries did not amount to a Muslim ban. “What we did …

Immigration

Watch planets orbit a star 129 light-years away

Astronomers captured this 7-year time lapse of planets orbiting a faraway star.<p>The past few years have seen an explosion in the discovery of planets outside our solar system. Astronomers have now confirmed 3,442 exoplanets in the galaxy. And they think there could be 100 billion or more in …

Universe

Read The Full Text Of Donald Trump's Executive Order Limiting Muslim Entry To The U.S.

“We don’t want to admit into our country the very threats we are fighting overseas," Trump said.<p>President Donald Trump signed an executive order Friday that would limit entry into the U.S. by Muslims.<p>Trump’s order does not feature the blanket ban on Muslims that the president advocated for during …

How Our Solar System Will End In The Far Future

It took 13.8 billion years of cosmic evolution to bring us here. Generations of stars had to live and die to create the heavy elements; small proto-galaxies had to merge together to create the Milky Way; interstellar gas clouds had to collapse and form new stars with rocky planets around them; …

Universe

8 gym exercises you should try in 2017

Each new year brings a slew of gimmicky fitness exercises that require strange pieces of kit and putting yourself in awkward, sometime embarrassing positions.<p>But of all the fashionable moves with odd names that don’t contribute much to your actual fitness level – from sumo squats to wrist curls and …

Tip: Stretch This Muscle and Feel Awesome

Sit a lot at work? Then your glutes and core are going to get weak. Here's an exercise to fix that.<p>Chronic sitting keeps you from using your glutes …

Mysterious dark streaks on Venus may hint at the possibility of life

The Venera-D probe is likely to be launched in 2025. The probe will help Roscosmos and NASA to look for alien life on Venus.<p>US and Russian scientists …

U.S. Marine Corps Retools Strategy As Tech Threats Mushroom

The U.S. Marine Corps is postured for the past rather than the future. That’s the conclusion its top leaders came to after a year-long review of how the threats Marines face are changing and what the Corps must do to adapt.<p>It’s not that the Marines are likely to suffer defeat at the hands of some …

Scientists pinpoint the exact age of the Moon — and it’s older than we thought

All thanks to some precious Apollo 14 samples<p>Scientists say they have figured out the most precise age for the Moon than ever before, thanks to samples of lunar rocks gathered during NASA’s Apollo 14 mission. Analysis of the rocks pinpoint the Moon’s creation to 4.51 billion years ago, just 60 …

Take the Plank Challenge to Carve Your Core

We're here to help you challenge your core (you're welcome) with this plank series. It's part of our Jump-Start fitness plan, helping you move every day for two weeks. This challenge uses all sorts of planks to give your arms, abs, back, and butt a great workout. Click here for a printable PDF of …

Workouts

Incredible New Image Shows the Earth and Moon From Mars

During a recent calibration exercise, NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter captured a remarkable view of Earth and its moon from a distance of 127 …

Mars Orbiter

The Hunt For Alien Megastructures Is On

Last year, a single star found fame. It consistently made headlines and even appeared on "Saturday Night Live" and "The Late Night Show with Stephen Colbert." The star (often referred to as Tabby’s star) is located 1,200 light-years away toward the constellation Cygnus and has been inexplicably …

The largest photo of the known universe weighs two million gigabytes

I guess this can be described as the universe’s biggest selfie…<p>Over 4 years the Pan-STARRS1 (The Panoramic Survey Telescope and Rapid Response …

Universe

Venus and Mars point to Neptune

Imaginary line from Venus through Mars points to Neptune in late December 2016. Comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova in this part of sky, too, but – …

It may not feel like anything to be an alien

An alien message in Arrival movie (dredit: Paramount Pictures)<i>By Susan Schneider</i>Humans are probably not the greatest intelligences in the universe. …