Ethan Eakins

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This Quantum Theory Predicts That The Future Might Be Influencing The Past

No, seriously.<p>One of the weirder aspects of quantum mechanics could be explained by an equally weird idea – that causation can run backwards in time …

Quantum Mechanics

This Country's Mountains Are Basically 'Avatar' in Real Life

China is spectacularly vast -- larger than the United States or Brazil, should you need a geography refresher -- and certainly not lacking in the …

China

You have to watch these freakishly fast sumo wrestling bots

Seriously, watch the video<p>If you haven’t seen robot sumo wrestling before, then you’re in for a treat. Trust me. Most robot versions of human sports are underwhelming, but as this video compilation shows, the mechanical take on Japan’s national sport is very fast and very furious. And why? Because …

Bots

Walking Around This Interactive Room Is a Nightmarish Drug Trip Without the Drugs

When you strap on a virtual reality headset, your body has a constant (heavy) reminder that what you’re seeing isn’t real. But what happens when …

Eating French Fries Often Doubles Your Risk Of Dying Prematurely, New Study Shows

A new study from the American Society for Nutrition has shown that eating french fries twice a week can greatly increase a person’s risk of death.<p>A …

Nutrition

Scientists Have Created The Largest Ever Virtual Universe Inside a Supercomputer

This thing is bananas.<p>As well as studying what we can observe today, scientists rely on simulations to understand more about the past and future of …

Dark Matter

Two Polyglots Have A Casual Chat In 21 Different Languages

I've always preferred the honorific "multilingual speaker" to "polyglot" since it sounds a whole lot nicer, but according to definition if a person …

Language Learning

Count How Many Times You'd Break Your Ankle on This Crazy Steep Downhill Mountain Parkour Run

Unlike hurdles, parkour manages to make the idea of running and jumping over things actually look pretty cool. Unless you’re watching a parkour run …

Funny Pictures – June 6, 2017

Damn squirrel birds! <br>viaAnd they wanted $300 for a bagger attachment. <br>viaFound this gem in a small Indian food shack. <br>viaThanksgivings. <br>viaJust found …

Hair Color

How to explain anything to anyone, according to Neil deGrasse Tyson

Neil deGrasse Tyson just wants to get back to his lab at the American Museum of Natural History’s Hayden Planetarium in New York. “My possibly delusional goal is to one day give all this up and go back to the lab in a way that no one notices,” he says.<p>That day will come, though, only when there’s a …

Framing

10 great adventures for solo travellers

1. Wild Scotland<p>Just around the coast from the Eden community on Ardnamurchan lies the equally remote Knoydart Peninsula. A simple but comfortable alpine-style lodge with single rooms is the base for some challenging guided walks over the Knoydart passes and around the islands of Eigg and Rum. Most …

Spooky illusion video appears to show man walking through mirror

Quick q: how the hell is this video happening?<p>Kevin Parry, a stop-motion animator who's worked on films like <i>Kubo</i> and <i>The Boxtrolls,</i> has confounded …

Cool Stuff

Funny Pictures – May 20, 2017

The best way to a man’s heart. <br>viaWhen you’re struggling to make the minimum word count. <br>viaInstead of Millennium Falcons or fire trucks, my 8 year …

Private Schools

Meet the 'Cyclops Kid': One-Eyed Goat Born in India

A goat with one large eye in the middle of its forehead — a rare birth defect known as cyclopia — was born in a village in Assam, India, on May …

Dental Care

Trump team demands steak and ketchup be served at meals in Saudi Arabia

One of the pleasures—indeed, the main pleasure—of traveling is to get outside the comfort zone you know and immerse yourself entirely in another …

Donald Trump

Super agile, ball-fetching drone could make your human friends obsolete

Kids develop the skills to catch a ball that is thrown to them around the age of three or four, leading us to believe it’s not a particularly …

Robotics

What would happen if Earth started to spin faster?

Even a 1 mph speed boost would make things pretty weird<p>There are enough things in this life to worry about. Like nuclear war, climate change, and whether or not you’re brushing your teeth correctly. The Earth spinning too fast should not be high up on your list, simply because it’s not very likely …

Earth Science

Dwayne Johnson Stars In Home Alone, Goodfellas, Napoleon Dynamite And More

Now that Dwayne Johnson is a huge movie star he doesn't have to take every role he's offered, and since he's a rough and tumble kinda guy he likes to …

Trump might pick a non-scientist to be USDA's 'chief scientist'

In Trump's world, you don't have to be a scientist to land a high-level science job.<p>President Donald Trump has reportedly picked Sam Clovis — a …

This Giant Dead Sea Creature Washed Up On An Island, And It's Freaking Everyone Out

Images posted online of an enormous carcass that washed up on the shore of an Indonesian island are captivating people across the world.<p>The Jakarta Globe calls the massive, rotting body a giant squid, and reports that a resident of Seram Island discovered the 49-foot dead creature on Tuesday.<p>But …

Dead Sea

Men In Suits Crash A Pikachu Dance And Brutally Drag The Weakest One Away

Being a Pikachu has never seemed more terrifying.<p>Video shot at a Pokemon festival in Songdo, South Korea, last weekend shows what <i>should</i> have been a cheerful, innocent performance of 15 adorable creatures dancing to “You Can’t Stop the Beat.”<p>But for one Pikachu, they could stop the beat.<p>About a …

Pokémon

Dashcam Video Of Plane Crash Is Right Out Of A Movie

A dashboard camera captured the dramatic moment when a single-engine airplane clipped power lines and crashed onto a street in Washington state.<p>Footage showed how the Piper PA-32 Cherokee Six rained fuel onto cars as it plummeted towards the Mukilteo Speedway inMukilteo on Tuesday afternoon.<p>No one …

Airplanes

Avalanche Comes Close to Ski Resort in Terskol, Russia

00:42<p>Storyful Studio<p>Fire Rages at Circular Quay (00:42)<p>00:50<p>Storyful Studio<p>Building Site Fire Covers Circular Quay in Smoke (00:50)<p>03:26<p>Storyful …

27 of Hubble's Best Photos for Its 27th Birthday

Hubble turns 27 today. Here's a look back at some of its most noteworthy accomplishments.<p>Hubble turns 27 today. Here's a look back at some of its most noteworthy accomplishments.

Bewildered Beaver Becomes Accidental Leader Of 150 Curious Cows

A perplexed beaver who accidentally herded 150 head of cattle across a farm in Canada last week has become an online sensation.<p>“How do we move 150 heifers in Canada?” wrote rancher Adrienne Ivey, who filmed the unusual encounter in Saskatchewan, in a Facebook post that’s attracted over 100,000 …

Cows

Watching magnets morph liquid rocket fuel is hypnotically beautiful

This liquid rocket fuel becomes magnetised when near a magnetic field. So it dances and morphs when magnets are moved around it.<p>It is called ferrofluid and it was invented by NASA's Steve Papell to be a rocket fuel that could work in zero gravity due to its magnetic qualities.<p>Magnet Expert Ltd …

Magnetism

Story about married couple discovering they were twins during IVF appears to be fake

A viral story about a married couple who struggled to conceive only to discover they were twins when they went through IVF appears to be a hoax.<p>The story, originally from a suspected fake news website called the Mississippi Herald, claims the unnamed couple underwent the treatment to help them have …

Fake News

Robot being trained to shoot guns is ‘not a Terminator’, insists Russian deputy Prime Minister

Russia’s space-bound humanoid robot FEDOR (Final Experimental Demonstration Object Research) is being trained to shoot guns from both of its …

Robotics

10 Real Photos Of Real Places That'll Make You Shout FAKE!

Much of the earth's wondrous majesty just looks like total bullshit. Here are very real sights that you might have dismissed as terrible fakes, had …

San Francisco Bay

Horse vs. alligator is the fight for the ages we’ve all been waiting for

The most hyped prizefight of the century was a massive disappointment. For years everyone clamored for Floyd Mayweather to fight Manny Pacquiao, and …

Floyd Mayweather, Jr.