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Tennessee’s half-mile-long spider web shows how little we know about our surroundings

Spiderlings, growing up<p>Last week, residents of North Memphis, Tennessee, woke up to what most people would consider a pretty creepy surprise: a half-mile-long spider web on the grass near their homes. Local news station <i>WMC Action News 5</i>reported that "millions" of spiders had "infested" one of the …

'Alien megastructures' orbiting distant star are most likely comets, as expected

Last month, the online world went into a tizzy over the possibility of intelligent alien life lingering near a distant star in our galaxy. The star in question is called KIC 8462852, and the reason it caused such a ruckus is because it exhibits strange dimming behavior that doesn't follow a …

The hunt for Einstein’s gravitational ripples in space-time is about to begin

More than 100 years ago, Albert Einstein set out his theory of general relativity, arguing that space and time are two aspects of a single fabric. Extremely large objects cause space-time to curve, he said, and large, moving objects cause gravitational waves that ripple through the space-time …

Albert Einstein

Loneliness May Warp Our Genes, And Our Immune Systems

Loneliness has been linked to everything from heart disease to Alzheimer's disease. Depression is common among the lonely. Cancers tear through their bodies more rapidly, and viruses hit them harder and more frequently. In the short term, it feels like the loneliness will kill you. A study suggests …

With Secret Hitler, Cards Against Humanity's co-working space becomes an idea machine

For those who aren't in the know within the tabletop game community, you may have missed the launch of a strangely titled card game on Kickstarter last week called Secret Hitler. Designed to be a World War II-themed deduction game similar in ways to Werewolf and Mafia, Secret Hitler is the latest …

SIXPAD – The Revolutionary Training Gear

Price: $193Get the six pack you’ve always wanted with SIXPAD, the revolutionary training gear. SIXPAD adheres to your skin above the abdominal …

How the changes to Social Security affect you

<b>WHAT is Changing with Social Security?</b><p>The two strategies affected by the new law (that law being the 2015 budget) are known as File and Suspend and Restricted Application.<p>File and Suspend allowed you (generally the higher earner in a couple) to file for, but suspend taking, your Social Security …

Retirement

Israel defense minister says Russian plane breached airspace

JERUSALEM (AP) — A Russian jet recently penetrated Israeli airspace but was not shot down thanks to an open communication system between the two …

Russia