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Ancient Rome’s Collapse Is Written Into Arctic Ice

Scientists can finally track the civilization’s economic booms and recessions—thanks to the exhaust of its massive coin-making operation, preserved for centuries in Greenland’s ice sheet.<p>On March 15, some time ago, several dozen famous politicians—sturdy men, duly elected senators who claimed to …

Ancient History

A neuroscientist explains why reality may just be a hallucination

Anil Seth, professor of Cognitive and Computational Neuroscience at the University of Sussex, explains the link between perception and reality. Seth believes reality as we know it comes from activity of our brain. Following is a transcript of the video.<p><b>Anil Seth:</b> How do we know that we experience …

Social media is a tool for radicalisation... it has transformed your nice, wee granny into a neo-Nazi sympathiser

Our columnist argues that online platforms are being used to spread fear and anxiety and changing people's outlook for the worse.<p>Radicalisation. We …

We asked astronauts if they think aliens exist. Here's what they said

Jeff Hoffman has floated in the vacuum of space. He’s looked down at our planet from above, seen the whorls of clouds, the vast oceans, and the …

Are You Your Own Worst Enemy? Part 2

How to Defeat Self-Criticism<p>This post is in response to <b>Are You Your Own Worst Enemy?</b> by Robert L. Leahy<p>In my previous article, Are You Your Own Worst …

Blind psychic Baba Vanga who 'predicted 9/11 and Brexit' made chilling Vladimir Putin prophesy

Fans of the mystic - who died in 1996 - believe she previously foretold the rise of ISIS and the Boxing Day tsunami.<p>A blind Bulgarian psychic who …

Vladimir Putin

Stephen Hawking Is Still Underrated

The late physicist’s radical ideas are still changing the way we look at the cosmos.<p>I have a confession to make. For a long time—years, really—I thought Stephen Hawking was overrated.<p>He was just <i>so</i> famous, an icon, and I found it hard to imagine that his contributions to physics were really …

Physics

I watched the Scientology Network for an hour and I understand why people become Scientologists

Its promotional videos were are bizarre as they were intriguing.<p>The show-reel for the new Scientology TV channel showed people in white lab gear …

Work Smarter Not Harder: 17 Great Tips

In Dan Pink’s Free Agent Nation: The Future of Working for Yourself he closes the book with a long, excellent list of “Work Smarter Not Harder” type …

Either stars are strange, or 234 alien species are trying to contact us

We all want there to be aliens. Green ones, pink ones, brown ones, Greys. Or maybe Vulcans, Klingons, even a being of pure energy. Any type will …

Mysterious signals are probably coming from space every second and no one can explain why

It started in 2001, a brilliant burst of light breached the skies. The event had released as much power as 500 million suns. Just a few milliseconds later, the signal had vanished. Astronomers call these powerful flashes Fast Radio Bursts (FRBs).<p>Since 2001, about 30 have been identified. But, new …

Astronomers detected 100 Earths' worth of gold being forged in space — here's how much it's worth

More than 4,000 astronomers on Monday revealed the first-ever detection of two neutron stars colliding in space.<p>Such objects are the skeletons of massive stars that have cataclysmically exploded, leaving behind a core so dense that just a teaspoon's worth can weigh millions of tons.<p>When the two …

Here's Everything You Need to Know About Today's Massive Wi-Fi Hacking Attack

"Everyone needs to be afraid."<p>A huge vulnerability in Wi-Fi that fundamentally breaks the security we use to protect our wireless networks has just …

NASA Is Running Out of The Most Precious Ingredient Needed For Future Space Missions

Houston, we really do have a problem.<p>Classroom models lie - our Solar System isn't a bunch of bright, closely nestled orbs.<p>Instead, other planets are …

Britain and EU clash over who takes next Brexit step

The EU and Britain clashed Monday after British Prime Minister Theresa May said the ball was in the EU’s court as Brexit negotiations entered a …

Schizophrenia Is 80% Genetic, According to This Massive New Study on Twins

Most accurate results so far.<p>As many as four out of five cases of schizophrenia can be traced back to genes inherited from the child's parents.<p>By …