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Yes, The Multiverse Is Real, But It Won't Fix Physics

“We are all agreed that your theory is crazy. The question that divides us is whether it is crazy enough to have a chance of being correct.” Niels Bohr spoke these words to Wolfgang Pauli about the latter’s theory of elementary particles, but it could just as easily apply to many of today’s most …

Dark Matter

Chefs and Servers Reveal the Biggest Ripoffs Restaurants Sell

Whenever you go out to eat a restaurant you know there are going to be markups; it’s the contract you sign when you let the waiter seat you a table. …

You think it and a robot sees it: The future is here with mind-reading AI

The first “this could change everything” AI story of the year comes to us in the form of (yet another) AI that’s supposed to read minds. This time however, there’s no parlor trick. We’re one step closer to being able to broadcast our thoughts to a screen, thanks to artificial intelligence.<p>Japanese …

11 Movies That Are Almost Too Dirty For Netflix

We're currently living in a truly golden digital age, ladies and gentlemen. One where filth, raunchiness, sauciness, and unadulterated erotica is but …

Extreme Sports

29 of The Most Surreal Landscapes on The Planet

Alien landscapes on Earth.<p>Earth is full of bizarre landscapes. Some are land formations moulded over thousands of years, while others are human-made …

Scientists warn of 'ecological Armageddon' after study shows flying insect numbers plummeting 75%

The number of flying insects has plummeted by 75 per cent in the last 25 years, according to a study that suggests we are approaching an “ecological …

10 Hollywood co-stars who are best friends in real-life — and 10 who hate each other

Hollywood is a land of both friendships and rivalries. For every story of famous co-stars who sparked a special bond, you find an infamous tale of two actors with clashing egos. Study any era of Hollywood, from its golden age to its current mega-blockbuster saturated incarnation, and you'll find …

Dan Aykroyd

What’s Going to Happen When the Trumpists Realize the America They Yearn for Is Gone?

The president’s hard-core backers want an America that isn’t coming back. What are we going to do? What are they going to do?<p>The latest NBC/Wall …

Society

The Greatest Cosmic Puzzle: Astronomers Find Stars That Appear Older Than The Universe

If you understand how stars work, you can observe the physical properties of one of them and extrapolate its age, and know when it had to have been born. Stars undergo a lot of changes as they age: their radius, luminosity, and temperature all evolve as they burn through their fuel. But a star’s …

Astrophysics

McDonald's Just Made The Most Heartbreaking News Ever & We're Devastated!

McDonald's is home to some of the most iconic fast foods in the world. From their Chicken McNuggets and World Famous Fries to their Big Macs and Egg …

McDonald's

Those 3% of scientific papers that deny climate change? A review found them all flawed

It’s often said that of all the published scientific research on climate change, 97% of the papers conclude that global warming is real, problematic for the planet, and has been exacerbated by human activity.<p>But what about those 3% of papers that reach contrary conclusions? Some skeptics have …

Climate Change

Maria Sharapova fires back at Caroline Wozniacki at U.S. Open

Maria Sharapova fired back at Caroline Wozniacki, who was critical earlier in the week of the Russian getting to play at Arthur Ashe Stadium, the premier court at the U.S. Open.<p>"With regards to scheduling, as you know, I don't make the schedule," Sharapova said Friday night after winning her …

Maria Sharapova

Man stores 2 million gigabytes of porn to test Amazon’s cloud

A Reddit user who goes by beaston02 tested Amazon’s “unlimited” storage claims by loading nearly two-million gigabytes of webcam porn onto the …

How the Voyager Golden Record happened (and no, The Beatles actually weren't on the wishlist)

Today marks the 40th anniversary of the launch of Voyager 2, the first of the two spacecraft that carried the Golden Record on a grand tour of the …

Sam Shepard, Lauded Director, Playwright, and Actor, Dies at 73

The Pulitzer Prize-winning Oscar nominee has passed away.<p>Director, playwright, and actor Sam Shepard has passed away at the age of 73. BroadwayWorld …

Sam Shepard

The ‘greatest film-maker who ever lived’

It’s not right that the Swedish master Ingmar Bergman is always described as dark and gloomy. He was a deeply humane artist with great empathy, writes Benjamin Ramm.<p>Woody Allen once lauded Ingmar Bergman as “probably the greatest film artist, all things considered, since the invention of the motion …

Filmmaking

Is The Universe Conscious?

The history of science — in particular the physical sciences, like physics and astronomy — can be told as the incremental realization that there is large-scale coherence in the universe.<p>By large-scale coherence, I mean that some of the same physical laws hold at scales as diverse as the atom and …

Physics

Drinking More Coffee Is Associated With a Longer Life, New Studies Show

Load us up!<p>There's something truly magical about a cup of coffee. A steaming cup in the morning can help you face the day, a sweating glass of iced …

This Is Your Brain on Porn

Casual porn watching changes the brain a lot more than you'd think.<p>By on<p>The revolution will not be televised. It'll be sent to your inbox by us.<p>Porn …

The Universe Itself May Be Unnatural

When it comes to the physical Universe, we fully expect things obeying the same fundamental laws to unfold in similar fashions, and to be comparable to one another today. By the same token, if they obey vastly different rules, we expect them to be different from one another today. If aspects of the …

Physics

What is the vagus nerve?

The vagus nerve is the longest and most complex of the 12 pairs of cranial nerves that emanate from the brain. It transmits information to or from …

Neurology

Human Echolocation Isn't Just For the Blind

Bats and marine mammals have acoustic navigation down, but humans are learning quickly too.<p>Bats and dolphins are famous for their ability to orient themselves by bouncing sound waves off of objects in their environment, an adaptation called echolocation. But some visually impaired people have also …

Cognition

Most people don't see how climate change is affecting their lives—and that's a problem

Heidi Cullen is the blame changer.<p>According to a recent Yale survey, 7 in 10 Americans believe global warming is real and ­happening. And 6 in 10 believe it is affecting U.S. weather. But only 1 in 3 say they’ve personally felt its effects. That disconnect stuck with Heidi Cullen. “You’re never …

6 Things Quantum Computers Will Be Incredibly Useful For

Computers don’t exist in a vacuum. They serve to solve problems, and the type of problems they can solve are influenced by their hardware. Graphics …

Quantum Computing

In a World-First, Scientists Have Achieved 'Liquid Light' at Room Temperature

A Frankenstein mash-up of light and matter.<p>For the first time, physicists have achieved 'liquid light' at room temperature, making this strange form …

Physics

5 free VPNs to maintain your privacy online

Whether it’s the prying eyes of a repressive regime, a data-hungry internet service provider (ISP), or a malicious actor listening on the public …

In the hunt for new antibiotics, scientists hit pay dirt

Scientists have discovered a new kind of antibiotic — buried in dirt. Tests in animals show that it is effective against drug-resistant bacteria, and it could lead to desperately needed treatments for deadly antibiotic-resistant infections.<p>Almost our entire arsenal of antibiotics was discovered in …

Microbiology

They don’t understand logic or science

The Discovery Institute is still singing the same tune. It’s revealingly tone-deaf, too. David Klinghoffer champions falsification as a key strategy, …

Creationism