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Stephen Hawking had pinned his hopes on 'M-theory' to fully explain the universe—here's what it is

Rumour has it that Albert Einstein spent his last few hours on Earth scribbling something on a piece of paper in a last attempt to formulate a theory …

Physics

Kentucky once blocked a free throw to try to win a game

Coach Billy Gillespie read the rulebook, found out you can goaltend a free throw, and said “Yes, I will do this.”<p>Have you ever seen someone attempt to dig themselves out of a hole and their first step is to start a new hole right beside the original? Perhaps the second will serve as a distraction …

College Sports

Researchers identify 'social place cells' in the brain that respond to the locations of others

Whether we're playing a team sport or just strolling with our family through the park, we're continually aware of the positions of those around us - …

Innovation

Using Facts, Not Fact-Checking, To Fight Fake News

I was recently on a bus where I encountered a woman of a type I hear about often but rarely see in real life. She was white, in her late 50s or so. …

We're Driven to Pick Friends Who Share Our Genes, Scientists Learn

Our "social genomes" play a key role in how we develop our social lives.<p>The nature vs. nurture debate is sort of a misnomer to begin with. It’s not …

These bird feathers are so black your eyes can't focus on them

It's like, how much more black could this be?<p>What do birds and aerospace engineers have in common? Both have invented incredibly dark, “super-black” surfaces that absorb almost every last bit of light that strikes them.<p>Of course scientists worked intentionally to devise these materials. It’s …

Birds

Colin’s Patriots’ theory 2.0… This one involves the Miami Dolphins

Looking back on the New England Patriots' Week 14 loss to the Miami Dolphins, Colin Cowherd unveils an incendiary new theory, questioning whether or …

NFL

Volcanic Rock Discovery Calls Theories About Life's Origins Into Question

Animals may have emerged under very different conditions.<p>Charles Darwin, father of evolutionary biology, wrote in 1871 that life first emerged in …

Daily Inspiration — Suppressed Science

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Word ban at CDC includes 'vulnerable,' 'fetus,' 'transgender'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the very agency tasked with saving and protecting the lives of the most vulnerable, are now under order by the Trump administration to stop using words including "vulnerable" in 2018 budget documents, according to The Washington …

Public Health

Pass the sauv blanc to the left: Weed wine is here

Long day at the office? Californians can soon unwind with marijuana-infused wine. The new THC-infused sauvignon blanc comes from Rebel Coast Winery …

Some people seem to 'click' with everyone they meet — and a psychologist says there are a few reasons why

If you've been on even a single date, then you've likely taken part in some post-date analysis. <i>Was she cute? Was he smart? Was there a spark? Did you have —</i> as if anyone even knows what this means <i>— chemistry?</i><p>Platonic meet-ups rarely get analyzed in as much excruciating detail — in real life or in …

Strange Parallels: Alternative Histories In Physics And Culture

Certain pivotal events in history seem to open up a schism in time, separating what really happened from countless other "what ifs."<p>World War II, with its succession of controversial decisions, included many such pivotal moments, culminating in President Truman's order to launch atomic bombs on …

Quantum Physics

Did Religions Arise From Our Misunderstanding of Human Consciousness?

Humans have been claiming to hear the voice of God for eons, but one psychologist's controversial theory disputes whether we ever heard it at all. …

Chernobyl's Animal Mutations Shed Light on the Impact of Nuclear Releases

The Effect of the Chernobyl Nuclear Accident on Wildlife<p>The 1986 Chernobyl accident resulted in one of the highest unintentional releases of …

A sleep scientist reveals the 15-minute daily ritual that will improve your sleep

A sleep scientist shares his 15-minute daily ritual that leads to a good night's sleep. Following is a transcript of the video.<p><b>Daniel Barone:</b> One of the biggest things that I believe in for myself and what I tell my patients is mindfulness meditation.<p>I'm Dr. Daniel Barone, a neurologist at New York …

How Smoking Weed Changes Your Brain

Prepare to get your mellow harshed<p>Compared to other illicit drugs, weed seems relatively safe. It can be purchased legally in 29 states and has far …

Scientists Just Found a Vital Missing Link in The Origins of Life on Earth

Meet diamidophosphate.<p>Carbon might be the backbone of organic chemistry, but life on Earth wouldn't be what it is today if it weren't for another …

A Beaver Moon is coming this weekend — here's what that actually means

The Beaver Moon peaks this weekend at 1:22 a.m. ET on Saturday.<p>The phenomenon is also called a Frost Moon, but both names describe the same thing: the full moon.<p>In fact, these two labels join dozens of other names for this phase of Earth's largest satellite. The terms change from month to</b> …

These Simple, Science-Backed Exercises You Can Do at Home Have Huge Health Benefits

No need for gym!<p>Most of us probably know exercising is associated with a smaller risk of premature death, but a new study has found that doesn't have …

55 International Films And TV Shows On Netflix People Can't Stop Talking About

To binge or not to binge? That is the question.

How Science Can Help You Beat Carnival Game Scams

Anybody who’s tried their hand at carnival games knows that something is always a little…off about them. It’s hard to say what exactly, but we know …

Your dog knows exactly what it’s doing when it gives you that look

If you’re a dog owner, you’ve probably long suspected that your pup has learned exactly how to push your buttons, but new research out of the …

Pets

Why You Should Always Fly With a Tennis Ball

<i>This article originally appeared on Travel + Leisure</i><p>There are all sorts of things you probably should pack in your carry-on (another pair of …

Country Lifestyle

14 Roasted Vegetable Recipes You Have to Try This Fall

These healthy dishes star seasonal veggies roasted to perfection—and you'll want to make them all autumn long.

This Isn’t About Toxic Masculinity. These Are Sociopathic Baby-Men.

In any other year, Thursday’s New York <i>Times</i> article on Harvey Weinstein’s long history of sexual harassment might have felt like yet another story of …

Sexual Harassment

Boston University’s CTE Breakthrough Could Forever Change Football

In January 2016, Kansas City Chiefs lineman Laurent Duvernay-Tardif suffered a concussion in the first half of a playoff game against the Houston …

Here's 13 Things That Make People Dislike You Immediately, According to Science

Ugh.<p>Everyone's got a story about how they thought a certain friend was mean the first time they met, but realised later that he or she is actually …

Psychology

Scientists Just Added a Shocking 20 New Branches to The Tree of Life

We had no idea they existed.<p>Scientists have identified the genomes of close to 8,000 microorganisms from samples taken out in the field – and around …

Why Aaron Rodgers is an even greater NFL quarterback than we think

It’s long been acknowledged by NFL analysts, fans and coaches alike that quarterbacks take too much blame and too much of the credit. NFL statistics are usually created by the result of the play, which means they are decided by not only the quarterback but also by the receiver who catches – or …

NFL