Jonah Mclaughlin

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E=mc² became famous for all the wrong reasons

If a time traveler assassinated Albert Einstein before he figured out that E=mc², would we still have atomic weapons?<p><i>Note: Below is the script for the video, above. You may want to just watch the video instead. Oh, also, subscribe to</i> Popular Science <i>on YouTube.</i><p><b>President:</b> "Suppose I gave you a chance …

Girl's love for hot water heater she thinks is a 'robot' is too cute for this human world

"Hi, robot."<br>"Hi, robot."<br>*tiny wave*<br>"I wuv you, robot."<br>"I wuv you, robot."<p>What we'd all give to be as pure and cute as this little girl meeting her …

An Unexpected New Lung Function Has Been Found - They Make Blood

Things just got complicated.<p>Researchers have discovered that the lungs play a far more complex role in mammalian bodies than we thought, with new …

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Earth has a brand-new continent called Zealandia, and it's been hiding in plain sight for ages

Kids are frequently taught that seven continents exist: Africa, Asia, Antarctica, Australia, Europe, North America, and South America.<p>Geologists, who look at the rocks (and tend to ignore the humans), group Europe and Asia into a supercontinent — Eurasia— making for a total of six geologic …

Sleeping shrinks the brain … and that's a good thing

Ah, to sleep, perchance … to shrink your neural connections? That's the conclusion of new research that examined subtle changes in the brain during sleep.<p>The researchers found that sleep provides a time when the brain's synapses — the connections among neurons — shrink back by nearly 20 percent. …

Town takes stand after mayor forced to remove Christian flag

A Mississippi town rallied Saturday after its mayor said he was forced to remove a Christian flag following the threat of a lawsuit by an atheist organization, WREG reported.<p>More than 100 supporters united at the Veterans Memorial Park in Rienzi, where the group waved Christian flags – a red cross …

Top boarding school to introduce emergency meditation to calm children during class

One of the country’s leading boarding schools is to introduce meditation sessions in an attempt to calm unsettled and fidgety children during lessons.<p>The initiative is part of a raft of “creative learning” techniques to be introduced at Brighton College following a round-the-world fact finding …