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Standing Rock: DoJ steps up aggression against those still battling the pipeline

Holdouts at the camp see the justice department’s recent round of arrests and warrants as an attempt to kill the movement’s momentum<p>Aubree Peckham darted through the hallways of the casino, desperate for answers. Word had spread that day in early February that federal agents had arrested the …

Justice

The dwarf planet Ceres may be capable of supporting life

Dawn spacecraft discovers organic materials on its surface<p>The Dawn spacecraft has detected organic compounds on Ceres, a dwarf planet in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. The findings are reported today in <i>Science.</i><p>Organic compounds are the building blocks of life on Earth. Today's …

Astronomy

33 Facts We Didn't Know At The Start Of 2016

Good news for Einstein, bad news for anyone who likes red squirrels.<p>1. Gravitational waves exist.<p>2. There's an Earth-like planet just four light years away.<p>3. It's possible for a computer to beat a human world champion at Go.<p>4. The Zika virus does indeed cause microcephaly, a medical condition in …

Philae

5 Leading Theories of What Dreams Actually Are

The earliest recorded dream is from the Sumerian king Dumuzi of Uruk, who ruled just before Gilgamesh, sometime around 2500 BC. “An eagle seizes a …

University of Chicago

Is Disney Planning A Cross-Platform Indiana Jones Universe?

During the <i>Lucasfilm: The Art of Storytelling</i> presentation at Star Wars Celebration Europe 2016, it was quickly and quietly mentioned that the …

Great monarch butterfly migration mystery solved

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/science_environment/1238000/1238644_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524668902_52fbd086ffca43256db88663fa4e66ec<p><b>Scientists have built a model circuit that solves the mystery of one of nature's most famous journeys - the great migration of monarch</b> …

How to build a relationship with yourself to live the life you love

<i>Chandresh Bhardwaj Meditating - photo taken by Melly Lee</i><p>If you've been following me, you know that I emphasize the benefits of networking and cultivating authentic and strategic relationships with others. I know that every person we meet is an ocean of opportunities, knowledge and resources we can …

11 must-see movies completely rejected by the Oscars

How The Internet’s Most Prolific Map Designer Creates His Viral Worlds

To mark the publication of his first book, 17-year-old designer Martin Vargic tells us what inspires his maps, and how he works.<p>Where once they were done under the quill of cartographers, maps today are made by satellite. But Slovakian designer Martin Vargic’s maps are different. Although they …

Bernie Sanders Announces He Is Running For President In 2016

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) announced on Wednesday that he'll run for president of the United States in 2016.<p>"I am running for president," Sanders told The Associated Press. "People should not underestimate me... I've run outside of the two-party system, defeating Democrats and Republicans, taking …

Mysterious Radio Bursts Are Indeed Coming From A Galaxy Far, Far Away

New research clears the reputation of these distant signals<p>In 2001, the Parkes Radio Telescope picked up an extremely energetic burst of radio waves that lasted a mere five-thousandths of a second. Since then, astronomers have found several more so-called fast radio bursts, or FRBs, and even …

Universe

Why 'Game of Thrones' Finally Outrunning The Books Is A Good Thing

With the premiere of Game of Thrones season 5 tonight, the show crosses an important milestone. This will be the first season to make truly major departures from the original source material, and the first time we will really forge ahead into completely unexplored territory for the series.<p>For years …

TV Series

We gotta get out of this place: The GOP’s war fixation and the lingering curse of Vietnam

A haunting film about Vietnam re-enactors touches a cultural nerve: America has never gotten past that trauma<p>In a black-and-white video clip, we see a soldier sitting on the ground, in evident distress. He’s a generic mid-century American G.I.: white guy between 20 and 25, close-cropped hair and a …

CheapAir selling direct U.S.-Cuba flights online

U.S. travelers will be able to purchase online tickets for direct flights from New York, Miami and Tampa, Fla., to Cuba starting Wednesday on CheapAir, the first online travel retailer to offer such bookings.<p>"Charter flights to Cuba are nothing new," Jeff Klee, CheapAir's chief executive officer, …

Cuba

Halo 5 Will Deliver Epic "Scope and Scale and Drama"

Following the release of two new Halo 5: Guardians trailers last night that offered cryptic story details and confirmed an October 27 release date for the Xbox One game, Microsoft has now offered even more information about the game by way of a new statement from 343 Industries studio head Bonnie …

Halo

Updated STAR WARS Timeline Infographic Includes TV, Books, and Films

I tried a brain-altering wearable that allows users to change their moods on demand

The ambiance of the luxury suite on the 14th floor of the Wynn Hotel is at once both sybaritic—the remains of a generous lunch are visible piled on a large tray as I enter the door—and clinical, with an array of wires, patches, electrodes in evidence scattered on tables and other flat surfaces. It …

The Brain

These Artworks Come to Life When You Place a Mirror On It

István Orosz is a Hungarian artist best known for his fantastic anamorphic art. The distorted pieces come to life when a cylindrical mirror is placed …

Picture of the Day: Pillars of Creation Redux

Photograph by NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)<p>Although NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has taken many breathtaking images of the …

Cosmology

If You're Planning To Invade The US, 2028 Will Be The Optimum Year

Timing is everything in warfare, so here's a helpful tip for any up-and-coming global superpowers, evil masterminds or future corporate …

Geektastic STAR WARS Face Hats

Psytrance and the Spirituality of Electronics

Psytrance among other electronica<p>Electronic music is generally broken into techno, house, trance, hardcore, breakbeat, and ambient music, along with …

DRAGON BALL Z Art by Angel Palacios

11 TED Talks That Will Help You Lead A Happier Life

Increasingly, psychologists, neuroscientists, business leaders, and spiritual advisors have studied the mechanics of happiness and how we can utilize them in our everyday lives. Many of them have shared their findings at TED conferences.<p>We've gone through TED's expansive online library of …

Amid Threat of New Sanctions, U.S. Says Russia is Flouting Landmark Arms Treaty

Russia is violating a treaty that bans medium-range missiles, the U.S. has stated, adding further tension to a relationship already strained by …

The Signal - Trailer 2

Three college students start tracking a computer genius who has hacked into MIT and exposed security faults. The trio find themselves drawn to an …

College & University

First Look at STAR WARS Books in Rebuilt Expanded Universe

Stunning Medieval Fantasy Art by Yang Qi

Native American Tribe Adopts Its Own Bitcoin Clone

“I think cryptocurrencies could be the new buffalo,” said a Lakota Nation activist.<p>Payu Harris, a Bitcoin developer and activist at the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, made a promise last year to continue his tribe's struggle against the United States.<p>"My family fought and died on …