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Addiction changes brain biology in 3 stages, experts say

Experts who research addiction have long argued that it is a disease of the brain. Now, in a new paper, they present a model of addiction, broken down into three key stages, to illustrate how the condition changes human neurobiology.<p>Essentially, each of these three phases affects the brain in a …

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Year of Mercy Makes Sense Only if You Haven’t Lost the Sense of Sin

During his 2013 interview returning home from World Youth Day Rio — hijacked by the famously taken-out-of-context “Who am I to judge?” remark — Pope …

Why VH1 Classic Shouldn’t Have Canceled ‘That Metal Show’

On Tuesday, metalheads everywhere were shocked and disappointed to find out the VH1 Classic would not be airing any new episodes of <i>That Metal Show</i>, which had aired on the network since 2008. During its seven-year run, the show featured countless legendary hard rock and metal musicians, along with …

In this country, literally no young Christians believe that God created the Earth

By Rick Noack<p>, Reporter<p>LONDON — If you happen to have the chance to talk to young Icelanders about their religious beliefs, be prepared for a surprise. Exactly zero percent of respondents in a recent survey said they believe that God created the Earth.<p>Only 20 years ago, nearly 90 percent of all …

Newly discovered star offers opportunity to explore origins of first stars sprung to life in early universe

A team of researchers has observed the brightest ultra metal-poor star ever discovered.<p>The star is a rare relic from the Milky Way's formative years. …

Crash Course Astronomy: Everything, the Universe, and Life.

So.<p>Forty-eight episodes, more than eight hours of content, 100,000 words, a year and a half of work, topics ranging from quantum fluctuations to the …

What to say when someone asks for proof of God\'s existence

<i>"There isn't enough evidence."</i><p>It seems so reasonable. It's what any sensible person would ask. Where is the evidence? Why should it be so difficult …

How did we miss Planet 9? — Bob McDonald

While scientists are excited about the latest evidence of a new planet beyond Pluto, actually seeing it will be more difficult than spotting galaxies …

Why haven't we found aliens yet? Maybe they're all dead

The number of stars in the universe is uncountable. The number of planets potentially even higher. Earth is just one small, pale blue dot orbiting a very average star. The probability that life is abundant in the universe should be high, yet we have located no undeniable signs of life beyond …

Most of the matter in the universe is missing, but astronomers think they've found some of it

These things seem to be pretty big - roughly the size of Earth's orbit around the Sun - and they could help to explain where a bunch of missing matter in the universe is, known as the missing baryon problem.<p>The detection of these structures was made by astronomers working at the CSIRO's Compact …

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42 simple things that will help you discover your calling in life

"Sensations such as twinges, uneasiness, and tension are indicators that you may not be thinking, acting, or behaving in alignment with your authentic self, which is the source of all passion. When you sense constriction or discomfort stop and ask, "Why?" Let your intuition speak and decipher what …

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Get to Know These 10 Guitar Gods’ Legendary Guitars—By Name

Zakk Wylde<p>Embedded from www.youtube.com.<p><b>Guitar:</b> “The Grail”<p>Zakk Wilde’s hypnotic 1981 Gibson Les Paul Custom is usually, and understandably, referred …

Cell Phone Stalkers Harass Washington Family

Who do you call when your personal cell phone has been turned into a spying device, tracking your family's every move, and giving an anonymous …