Nicholas White

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Lemurs May Hold Secrets To Living Longer, But They Won’t Increase Our Lifespan

When Jonas the fat-tailed dwarf lemur died recently in captivity at the ripe age of 29 years, he was the oldest known of his species. But Jonas not …

Metabolism

5 Facts You Didn't Know About Nirvana, According To The First Documentary Involving Kurt Cobain's Family

"Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck" received unprecedented access into Cobain's life as filmmaker Brett Morgen was the first documentarian with permission from his family. The documentary premieres May 4 on HBO.<p>On the regrettable anniversary of the day Kurt Cobain took his life, April 5, here are a few …

What Did Neanderthals Sound Like?

A voice and speech expert used a replica of the Neanderthals vocal tract to try and replicate the sound he might have made, taking into account the …

Bizarre New Virus Discovered Beneath The Ocean Floor

They may seem inhospitable to us, but organisms manage to find ways to survive and even thrive in Earth’s most extreme environments. Deep beneath the …

Large Hadron Collider Could Detect Extra Dimensions

A paper in <i>Physics Letters B</i> has raised the possibility that the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) could make a discovery that would put its previous …

Higher Perspective

When a person dies, many things can happen to them. I choose to believe that a deceased person has the ability to come back to Earth without taking a …

An Open Letter To The Girl Who Let The Nice Guy Go

I’ve seen it happen way too many times: The nice guy loses the girl for being exactly who he is.<p>What’s even worse is if he’s really the nice guy, …

Relationships

A Smarter Approach To PC Gaming Piracy

Almost 150 Of Our Genes May Have Come From Microbes

We know that our bodies are absolutely teeming with microbes. In the average healthy human, bacterial cells outnumber our own cells 10 to 1. And …

Astronomers Watch The Same Star Explode Over And Over Again Thanks To Gravitational Lensing

Four versions of the same supernova explosion have been captured because a large galaxy between us and the event is distorting the path on which the …

Dawn Of A New Era: The Revolutionary Ion Engine That Took Spacecraft To Ceres

The NASA spacecraft Dawn has spent more than seven years travelling across the Solar System to intercept the asteroid Vesta and the dwarf planet …

Space Travel

Yes, Valve Knows They're Terrible At Talking To Fans

170-Year-Old Shipwreck Beer Tastes Like Goat And Smells Of Rotting Cabbage

Spending close to 200 years at the bottom of the ocean is hardly the ideal recipe for an award-winning beer; this beverage generally does not improve …

Brain-To-Brain Interfaces: The Science Of Telepathy

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to walk a mile (or 1.6 kilometres) in somebody else’s shoes? Or have you ever tried to send a telepathic …

New Research Yields Insight Into The Origins Of Consciousness

As you read this article, you are aware of what you are reading it on, where you are and who you are. But where does the ability to perceive or know …

First Date Conversation: 5 Things Research Says You Should Talk About

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She Pastes A Picture Face Down On Wood. How It Turned Out Amazed Me.

Meet Alana, The Girl With Three Biological Parents

Meet Alana Saarinen, one of only a handful of people in the world who have three biological parents. No, she’s not the result of some weird genetic …

New timelapse shows six months of views from space in six minutes

During his six-month "Blue Dot" mission on the International Space Station, German astronaut Alexander Gerst would often leave his camera running while he worked and did experiments. He shared many of the resulting images during his journey, which turned him into something of a social media …

Did Isaiah Really Predict The Virgin Birth?

(RNS) Mary Elizabeth Sperry knows it's time to hang the Christmas lights when the phone calls and emails about Isaiah 7:14 start to arrive.<p>Sperry is the point person for questions about the New American Bible, Revised Edition, which the Catholic bishops released in March 2011 after decades of work …

The Supposed Virgin Birth

The Virgin Birth is a fundamental tenet of most forms of Christianity. Yet it is very odd that none of the earlier Christian books mention it. The …

Theology

THE SEPTUAGINT AND THE "VIRGIN-BIRTH" FRAUD

The most colossal of the blunders of the Septuagint translators, supplemented by the most insidious, persistent and purposeful falsification of text, …

Theology

Here's what happens to your body when you die

Just in time for Halloween, a new video tackles the chemistry behind dying, including whether or not our hair keeps growing after we're gone.<p>The good folks who produce the American Chemical Society's "Reactions" series have created short YouTube videos about a variety of important topics like why …

Bacon

Smartphone Assistants Go Head to Head, Google Now Comes Out On Top

With three major smartphone AIs giving out answers, it's hard to say which one is the best. In a study that asked all three major AIs over 3000 …

Sarah Silverman Has Found a Creative "Solution" to Ending the Wage Gap

How do you solve a problem like equal pay? You crowdsource it.<p>That's the message behind Sarah Silverman's latest cause-oriented video, produced with …