George Fagnan

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These are the 4 likeliest places we'll find alien life

Distant moons, asteroids, and mysterious objects drifting beyond Pluto have yet to be explored.<p>There's no telling what we may yet discover — but life beyond Earth is a distinct possibility.<p>During a recent live TED Talk in New York, NASA planetary scientist Jim Green described the four most likely …

Tim Peake 'UFO Footage' Has Stargazers And Scientists In A Spin

'It's actually really hard to describe.'<p>It's footage that will shock scientists and divide stargazers, but could the first British man in space have …

Time-lapse Photography

Three mile tall “artificial spire” structure discovered on surface of Moon

Little is known about the 3 ½ mile high “moon spire” captured in hi-res photography of the Moon’s surface (see photo above). Possibilities include …

Why Doesn't The Signal From Spacecraft Get Lost?

How does radio signals from spacecraft accurately reach Earth, doesn’t collide with objects in space or disperse?<p>Radio signals can and do collide with other objects in space, and definitely do disperse between the spacecraft and the Earth, but they will reach the Earth for two reasons. The first; …

Space

American presidents and their weird relationships with UFO conspiracy theories

Hillary Clinton wants to know what’s out there.<p>In March, Clinton — the presumptive nominee for the Democratic nomination for president — went on <i>Jimmy</i> …

6 golden rules to learn anything in record time

The speed at which we learn anything can determine the quality of our lives.<p>Imagine if you could pick up that skill you’ve always wanted to learn, in a matter of months versus years. How would that affect your life?<p>Countless learning experts and researchers have shown us that it is possible to …

25 Incredibly Creative Flea Market Flip Ideas

Finish one of these clever DIYs and you get to call yourself the next Joanna Gaines.<p>Save your Benjamin Franklins in favor of chic design on a dime. Let's roll...

Morpholio Brings Ease to Architectural Drawings with ScalePen

Prior to CAD, design students, architects, and the like, used technical pens for drafting, when there weren’t any buttons to undo what you just did. …

Dahr Jamail | Not a Fish Tale: Humans Are Ingesting Plastic Thanks to Ocean Pollution

(Photo: Plastic Bag via Shutterstock; Edited: LW / TO)<p>Humans generate more than 300 million tons of plastic annually — an amount equal to the …

Pollution

Step Into A Playfully Disorienting Pastel Digital Art World

The work of Blake Kathryn is full of rose gold impossibilities.<p>The bright colors in Blake Kathryn’s digital artworks draw you in first. The saturated colors make each piece feel futuristic— as if every work is a message sent from some other time or a parallel universe.<p>“By no means did the palette I …

Art

Near misses between drones and airplanes on the rise in US, says FAA

A report of drone sightings from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) shows that despite a new registration scheme, near misses between unmanned and piloted aircraft in the US are on the rise. Sightings by pilots and airport officials have steadily increased from less than one a day in 2014 to …

FAA

Earth - Why there might be many more universes besides our own

Is our Universe one of many?<p>The idea of parallel universes, once consigned to science fiction, is now becoming respectable among scientists – at least, among physicists, who have a tendency to push ideas to the limits of what is conceivable.<p>In fact there are almost too many other potential …

New Miniature Architectural Structures Carved Into Raw Stone by Matthew Simmonds | Colossal

<p>Matthew Simmonds (previously) sculpts miniature architectural structures from raw stone. Part of his interest in producing these pieces is centered …

Microsoft deletes 'teen girl' AI after it became a Hitler-loving sex robot within 24 hours

A day after Microsoft introduced an innocent Artificial Intelligence chat robot to Twitter it has had to delete it after it transformed into an evil Hitler-loving, incestual sex-promoting, 'Bush did 9/11'-proclaiming robot.<p>Developers at Microsoft created 'Tay', an AI modelled to speak 'like a teen …

Leading neuroscientists and Buddhists agree: “Consciousness is everywhere" - Lion's Roar

Neuroscientist Christof Koch discusses scientific theories of consciousness with the Dalai Lama.<p>New theories in neuroscience suggest consciousness is …

Consciousness

12 healthy ways to cope with a chronic illness

In 2007, Tami Stackelhouse, then 35, was diagnosed with fibromyalgia, a chronic condition that caused pain throughout her body, brain fog and extreme fatigue.<p>“I remember thinking, ‘<i>If I could just close the door, turn off the lights and lie down on the floor of my office, I would be asleep</i> …

Paul McCartney Is Trying to Get Back the Rights to His Beatles Songs

Paul McCartney might finally get his hands on the Lennon-McCartney song catalog—56 years after the songs in it were originally published.<p><i>Billboard</i> …

Federal budget to include billions of dollars in funding for First Nations

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is promising Tuesday's budget will deliver "historic investments" to improve the lives of Canada's indigenous people – funding that will amount to billions of dollars, The Globe and Mail has learned.<p>The money will be directed toward education, housing, child welfare …

Spectral Edge wants to drive its infrared photo-enhancing tech into every smartphone

Smartphone cameras are so good these days it can seem almost churlish to yearn for improvements. And yet enhancements continue to shave away at imperfections as engineers turn the screw to optimize multiple aspects of image capture hardware and software.<p>To wit: U.K. based startup Spectral Edge has …

NASA's Kepler Catches Early Flash of an Exploding Star

The brilliant flash of an exploding star's shockwave -- what astronomers call the "shock breakout" -- has been captured for the first time in visible …

One Trip With Magic Mushroom Can Make You Permanently More Open, Study Finds

Magic, psychedelic, psilocybin; these names come to mind when people think of the powerful mushroom that has the ability to dramatically change your …

These Charming Optical Illusions Pop Off the Page | Monday Insta Illustrator

Don't look down.<p>Tricking the eye with illustration isn't difficult—it's a simple matter of looking up the techniques on YouTube. But doing it well, with imagination, charm, and panache, is another matter entirely. See the works of Ramon Bruin for inspiration on nailing the genre. Whether he's …

Woman causes £7,000 damage to friend's painting after row over handbag

Gillian Kings had been storing the artwork at her home for Caroline de Havillande – the estranged wife of a former property tycoon<p>A woman caused £7,000 worth of damage to a painting in a row over a handbag, a court heard.<p>Gillian Kings, 51, appeared in court this week accused of causing thousands of …

Comet in night sky this month will be closest for 246 years

Comet P/2016 BA14 PanSTARRS – will soar past the planet at a distance of just 2.1 million miles, or nine lunar distances on March 22.<p>The last time a comet was this close to the Earth, Captain James Cook was sailing to Australia on board HMS Endeavour.<p>On March 22 this year, comet P/2016 BA14 …

Study suggests a new trick for finding alien civilizations

The hunt for extraterrestrial life — of any kind, including lowly, long-dead microbes — is lofty enough. But the hunt for <i>intelligent</i> <i>civilizations</i> that could be looking for us in return? It's even more of a long shot. In a new paper published in the journal Astrobiology, researchers present one …

Planetary Habitability

Most Planets In The Universe Are Homeless

We normally think of planets as being synonymous with gas giant or rocky worlds orbiting a parent star. And as far as stars go, the Milky Way is lined with hundreds of billions of them, each with their own unique and varied stories of birth and history. Some are massive and bright, some are smaller …

This Vaccine Is Believed To Be Able To Cure Cancer