Jason Cook

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The terrifying way our universe will end — and when

Our universe is racing toward its destruction as we speak. The end is not going to be especially pleasant, but when that end will happen is still a point of contention amongst cosmologists. Following is a transcript of the video:<p><i>Everything has a beginning and an end — including our universe. But</i> …

Black Holes

Dementia: New substance improves brain function

The protein amyloid beta is believed to be the major cause of Alzheimer’s disease. Substances that reduce the production of amyloid beta, such as …

The Beginner's Guide to Using a Strap-On

One of the great things about strap-ons is that anyone can use them. If you have a penis, you can use a strap-on. If you don’t have a penis, you can …

‘Fireball’ Ride Horrifyingly Breaks Leaving 1 Dead & 7 Hurt At Ohio State Fair — Shocking Video

You will NEVER want to go to another state fair after seeing this horrifying video. The ‘Fireball’ ride at the Ohio State Fair broke on July 26, …

State Fair

Depression may alter brain's white matter structure

Depression has been shown to alter the structure of the brain's white matter, which contains the circuitry that allows brain cells to communicate …

The dark side to 'service with a smile'

It was Heraclitus and Democritus, a couple of Greek thinkers known as the "weeping and laughing philosophers". Heraclitus got his name from being melancholic and sad, whereas Democritus always wore a mask of cheerfulness.<p>Humans are, and always have been, highly sensitive to the emotional …

Psychology

Your Brain Doesn't Contain Memories. It Is Memories

Recall your favorite memory: the big game you won; the moment you first saw your child's face; the day you realized you had fallen in love. It's not …

29 Useless Pieces Of Trivia You'll Want To Tell Everyone Right Away

"Yoda and Miss Piggy were voiced by the same person."<p>—Sophomaniac<p>—wofflestomp<p>—CrookedKeith<p>—McSmallFries<p>—Solgrynn<p>—monkus2k<p>—Darth_Draper<p>—kborschel<p>—youryellowumbrella<p>—ac2cvn71<p>—jimmiethefish<p>—MarlaTheTumor<p>—Abysmal_Abyss<p>—fabytta5<p>—No_name_Johnson<p>—chrisPmaplebaconRD<p>Some responses have been edited for …

Teen Kills Himself To Win Social Media’s Disturbing “Blue Whale Challenge”

The "suicide game" involves completing 49 twisted tasks before taking your own life to "win."<p>Isaiah Gonzalez, 14, killed himself while participating …

3,500-Year-Old Unfinished Obelisk Reveals Incredible Engineering of Ancient Egypt

Lying as a sleeping giant in a bed of granite, the Unfinished Obelisk in Aswan, Egypt is an incredible look at the building methods of these monolithic monuments. It would have measured about 137 feet (42 meters) if completed and is estimated to weigh around 1,200 tons. It's thought that the female …

Ancient History

The Spice Girls have finally revealed what ‘zig-a-zig-ah’ really means

Wannabe amazed?<p><b>Words by Jadie Troy-Pryde</b><p>Can you believe it has been a whole twenty one years since the Spice Girls burst into our lives with <i>Wannabe</i>? …

Scientists Have Mapped The Heart of an Exploded Star in 3D

We've never seen this before.<p>A little over three decades ago, astronomers witnessed a rare and incredibly violent cosmic event: a dying star …

Nelsan Ellis died of alcohol withdrawal. Family hopes his death will be a ‘cautionary tale.’

By Travis M. Andrews<p>, Staff writer<p>When 39-year-old actor Nelsan Ellis died Saturday, his manager Emily Saines said he died of “complications with heart failure.”<p>On Monday, though, Saines released a new statement showing the story to be much darker and complicated than that. The heart failure was …

Los Angeles

These Are The Actual Best Ways To Get "Revenge" After A Breakup, And They Don't Involve Your Ex

I used to be the queen of post-breakup revenge. It was not a cute look. Prepare to hate me.<p>Once, when an ex was cheating on me, I wrote an angry …

10 Reasons Solo Travel Is Better

W<i>hy is solo travel better than traveling with friends or family?</i> Sure, there are many pros and cons to each — but it is up to everyone to decide …

Vatican Rules The Body Of Christ Cannot Be Gluten-Free

A gluten-free mass is apparently a Jesus-free mass.<p>Pope Francis prepares communion at Madison Square Garden on September 25, 2015 in New York City.<p>If …

The Secret Of Ancient Rome’s Concrete Has Finally Been Revealed

What did Roman engineers know about construction that we don’t? After 2,000 years, we may have an answer.<p>Concrete has been integral to buildings and architecture since the Romans used it to construct monuments like the Pantheon and the Coliseum. The Romans also used the material to build marine …

The sixth mass genesis? New species are coming into existence faster than ever thanks to humans

Animals and plants are seemingly disappearing faster than at any time since the dinosaurs died out, 66m years ago. The death knell tolls for life on …

How to Give to Others Without Burning Out

In our over-stressed world, many health care providers, social workers, and caregivers are suffering slow yet painful burnout. Many of the rest of …

Why We Shouldn’t Be Afraid of Suffering

<b>We should not be afraid</b> of suffering. We should be afraid of only one thing, and that is not knowing how to deal with our suffering. Handling our …

Why You Should Stop Trying to Be More Confident

Research shows that mastering self-compassion is a better tactic when it comes to relationship and career success.<p>Let’s cut to the chase: yup, successful people are confident. And the more successful people become, often the more confident they are. And more confidence provides more benefits. …

Self Compassion

The Large Hadron Collider Detected a Beautiful New Particle

It's a big one too.<p>The Large Hadron Collider has once again done what it does best – smash bits of matter together and find new particles in the …

Why We Want Who We Want

Throughout her 20s, management consultant and author Nita Tucker dated doctors—usually tall ones. She was drawn by their status and her mother's …

If you can’t explain something in simple terms, you don’t understand it

In the early 1960s, Richard Feynman gave a series of undergraduate lectures that were collected into a book called the Feynman Lectures on Physics. …

How Living In The Present Helped Me Take Control Of My Life

I have been feeling overwhelmed lately. It is sure that planning a wedding can be very stressful. Especially when you have the tendency to be a bit …

Kenyan Lawyer Tries to Sue Israel and Italy for the Killing of Jesus Christ, Again

An experienced Kenyan lawyer recently filed a petition with the International Court of Justice in The Hague against the countries of Israel and …

A Wilderness Bucket List

12 must-visit places, courtesy of Sierra Club members and Outings leaders<p>Sponsored content underwritten by LEKI<p>If you could visit only one wilderness …

There’s no way this guy was masturbating when a volcano killed him

Did this man die doing what he loved? A photo of a preserved body from Pompeii during the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 CE makes it look like the …