Kyle Ryan

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55 years after his death, John F. Kennedy speaks from the grave

Fifty-five years after his death, sound engineers have recreated President John F. Kennedy's voice to deliver the speech he was meant to give on …

Donald Trump

Bernie's Economist Explains Why We Can Actually Have Nice Things


Alison Hartson Ad Hits Dianne Feinstein HARD

Dianne Feinstein

PHOTOS: Since Standing Rock, 56 Bills Have Been Introduced in 30 States to Restrict Protests

Zoë CarpenterIn the year since the last activists were evicted, the crackdown on journalists and activists has only intensified.The post PHOTOS: …

Rights & Freedoms

I looked through all 14,227 Apollo photos… and made GIFs.

A few days ago Jared Kinsler compiled an excellent selection of the photos of the Apollo missions, which you should check out here:<p><b>I looked through</b> …

Space Exploration

Republicans Impeach Judges Who Blocked Their Gerrymandering


Octopuses Edit Their Genetic Code Like No Other Animal

New research into the cephalopod genome is undermining our assumptions about evolution, and the role that DNA mutations play in updating a species' …


All the URLs you need to block to *actually* stop using Facebook

In the midst of a truly awful week for Facebook, during which it was revealed that users’ personal data was harvested by a company working for the Trump campaign, users are threatening to delete their accounts <i>en masse</i>.<p>The #DeleteFacebook movement is fueled by users’ anger that their data was used …

Social Media

A Star Grazed Our Solar System 70,000 Years Ago, and Early Humans Likely Saw It

Some distant objects in our solar system bear the gravitational imprint of a small star's close flyby 70,000 years ago, when modern humans were …


Dwarf planet Ceres may store underground brine that still gushes up today

Waterlogged minerals and changing ice add to evidence that Ceres is geologically active.


Congresswoman SKEWERS Betsy DeVos' Education Policies

Betsy DeVos

Polar melt may shut down the Atlantic current that warms Europe

The ocean current that gives western and northern Europe a relatively mild climate might be at greater risk of shutdown than we thought. If the North …

Global Warming

Colored Pigments and Complex Tools Suggest Humans Were Trading 100,000 Years Earlier Than Previously Believed

<i>What the heck are these?</i> thought Rick Potts. The Smithsonian paleoanthropologist was looking at a small, round, charcoal-colored lump. The stubby …


Neil deGrasse Tyson: we don't understand the most fundamental aspects of our universe

We have nanobots that swim inside our bodies and monitor our vital organs. We have autonomous robots that work alongside human doctors to perform …

Neil deGrasse Tyson

Lana Awad is engineering the brain-machine interfaces that will transform humanity

Perfect vision is great. But like any advantage it comes with limitations. Those with ease don’t develop the same unique senses and strengths as someone who must overcome obstacles, people like Lana Awad, a neurotech engineer at CTRL-Labs in New York, who diagnosed her own degenerative eye disease …

Philip K. Dick

'We are the forgotten people': It's been almost six months since Hurricane Maria, and Puerto Ricans are still dying

<b>Maunabo, Puerto Rico (CNN) —</b> Lourdes Rodriguez heard the scream early on the morning of January 6, before the sun rose and before the frogs began their chorus.<p>"Lourdes! Lourdes!"<p>She instantly recognized the voice of her father, Natalio Rodriguez Lebron, 77, a former nurse who cared for the mentally …


This New Study Suggests Time Did Actually Exist Before The Big Bang

So... is physics broken or not?<p>According to a straightforward interpretation of general relativity, the Big Bang wasn't the start of …


‘I screamed, but no one came’: The horrifying sexual violence facing Syria’s women and girls

Women are pawns in the Syrian war.<p>That's the conclusion of the United Nations' Human Rights Council, which just released a new report on the horrific sexual violence facing the people of Syria.<p>It documents an astounding array of atrocities. And it highlights the way Syrian government forces, under …

Middle East

To Understand the Universe, Physicists Are Building Their Own

Silke Weinfurtner is trying to build the universe from scratch. In a physics lab at the University of Nottingham—close to the Sherwood forest of …


Ancient 600-year-old path uncovered by archaeologists could reveal SECRETS of mystery monument

Archaeologists have uncovered an ancient pathway that could reveal the secrets of a mysterious monument.<p>The path is believed to be 600-years-old and …


Ancient Humans Had Sex With More Than Just Neanderthals, Study Shows

There's another mysterious species in our ancestry.<p>We rarely portray Neanderthals, our close relatives, as telegenic. Museum exhibits give them wild …

Papua New Guinea

FEMA Drops 'Climate Change' From Its Strategic Plan

The Federal Emergency Management Agency, the federal government's first responder to floods, hurricanes and other natural disasters, has eliminated references to climate change from its strategic planning document for the next four years.<p>That document, released by FEMA on Thursday, outlines plans …

Brock Long

All Galaxies Take a Billion Years to Rotate. Which Is Really Cool, and Totally Weird.

Big or small, dense or empty, it's one thing they all share.<p>Galaxies come in all shapes and size, and NASA's best estimates indicate there are more than 200 billion of them in the observable universe. According to the latest findings from the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research …


Bottled water from major brands like Aquafina, Nestle, and Dasani has been found to contain tiny plastic particles that you're drinking

When you drink from a plastic bottle of fresh H20, you're sipping more than just water.<p>A new report from Orb Media reveals how major bottled water brands, including Aquafina, Dasani, Nestle and Evian all have tens, hundreds, and in some cases, thousands of microplastic particles floating in their …


Overthrow: 100 Years of U.S. Meddling & Regime Change, from Iran to Nicaragua to Hawaii to Cuba


Doctors find virus in a pond, use it to destroy antibiotic-resistant bacteria in man's heart

After Yale doctors replaced a major blood vessel in a 76-year-old man's heart, his chest became infected with bacteria.<p>The usual solution would be to …


Scientists found a new type of water in diamonds, holy crap

Scientists have found a new type of water known as Ice-VII from diamonds deep in the Earth's crust. This type of ice is about 1.5 times as dense as …


Muon magnet’s moment has arrived

The Muon g-2 experiment has begun its search for phantom particles with its well-traveled electromagnet. What do you get when you revive a beautiful …


Seeing is believing—precision atom qubits achieve major quantum computing milestone

The unique Australian approach of creating quantum bits from precisely positioned individual atoms in silicon is reaping major rewards, with UNSW …

Quantum Computing