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Taste Beyond The Tongue

Quantum Physics is Bringing Our Wildest Sci-Fi Dreams to Life

Spooky Subatomic Space<p>Think of every amazing future technology you’ve seen or read about in science fiction, or imagined yourself. Big innovations …

An Oxford University professor explains how maths could prove that time doesn’t exist

Marcus du Sautoy, mathematician and author of The Great Unknown, explained how mathematics could prove that time doesn't exist.<p>He told Business Insider: "If you take the laws of physics, it is actually possible to write all of these laws to take time out of the equation.<p>"So maybe time is just a …

Russian Politician: Let's Legalize Fan Violence And Make It A New Spectator Sport

Back in June, when a group of Russian hooligans brutalized English fans at Euro 2016, most of the country’s politicians condemned the violence (even …

Russian MP calls for ban on Beauty and the Beast over 'gay propaganda'

A ruling party MP in Russia has sought to have the new Disney musical Beauty and the Beast banned for peddling “gay propaganda”.<p>Vitaly Milonov wrote to the culture minister, Vladimir Medinsky, asking him to check the film for so-called homosexual propaganda and calling for its forthcoming release …

Beauty and the Beast

Kate Moss, Miley Cyrus, and More Nearly Naked Stars in W

Models Lily Aldridge, Emily Ratajkowski, and Chrissy Teigen aren’t the first to strip down for W magazine. Here, a round up of the best undressed stars.

16 Instagrams That Will Convince You to Visit Sri Lanka

Often passed over by South Asian travelers, the island nation of Sri Lanka is finally making its mark on the map. Its captivating beauty is comprised …

The largest photo of the known universe weighs two million gigabytes

I guess this can be described as the universe’s biggest selfie…<p>Over 4 years the Pan-STARRS1 (The Panoramic Survey Telescope and Rapid Response …

Universe

William Morison: Pioneer led Ontario into the nuclear-energy age

You can't blame William Morison for Ontario's soaring hydro rates. His fellow engineers say that, in fact, we ought to thank him for setting the province on the path of nuclear-generated electricity, and for thinking green before that was in vogue.<p>A respected pioneer of Canada's nuclear energy …

Paul Ryan Introduces New Rules Banning Lawmaker Livestreaming

Paul Ryan introduced a new package of rules on Tuesday that would punish lawmakers for taking pictures and videos of procedures on the House floor. …

Local gun shop regulation to have its day in court

A federal appeals court granted county officials a new hearing Tuesday on whether local governments in California can restrict the location of gun shops, setting aside a ruling that said such regulations may violate the right to bear arms.<p>By a majority vote of its 27 judges, the Court of Appeals in …

Carrie Fisher, child of Hollywood who blazed a path as 'Star Wars' heroine, screenwriter and author, dies at 60

Carrie Fishernever tired of poking fun at “Star Wars,” starting with the instantly iconic buns her character, Princess Leia, wore on the sides of her head, which she once called “a hair-don’t instead of a hairdo.”<p>It was just one example of the astringent and often self-directed wit that defined the …

Growing mega-cities will displace vast tracts of farmland by 2030, study says

Our future crops will face threats not only from climate change, but also from the massive expansion of cities, a new study warns. By 2030, it’s estimated that urban areas will triple in size, expanding into cropland and undermining the productivity of agricultural systems that are already stressed …

Geography

100 Best Science Photos of the Year

1 of 102<p>Stunning Science<p>This year was full of amazing science … and stunning images to boot. From stunning animals — including a dancing peacock …

Nature

Tiny houses in 2016: more tricked-out and eco-friendly

Possibilities are endless even in a tiny house<p>Another year in our housing-crunched yet sustainability-minded world means another year of folks exploring down-sized lifestyles in tiny homes. Used for everything from housing the homeless to short-term rentals to, yes, full-time residences, these …

Off-grid