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Three super-Earths found 21 light years from Earth

A new “secret” planetary system that includes three super-Earths and one outer giant planet has been discovered by astronomers at a distance of just …

This LSD Could Save Your Life

A psychiatrist in London is calling for the reclassification of drugs like LSD and magic mushrooms to treat mental illness. Why we’ve been …

30 Enemies Of A Good Night's Sleep

Despite our best attempts to set a healthy bedtime routine, some nights things just don't work out as planned.<p>The reasons why can be painful, stressful or downright hilarious, but no matter which way you slice it, you pull yourself out of bed the following morning less than ready to take on the …

Experiment Provides Further Evidence That Reality Doesn't Exist Until We Measure It

Physicists have succeeded in confirming one of the theoretical aspects of quantum physics: Subatomic objects switch between particle and wave states …

These Are the Planets We Could Move to Once We’re Done Completely Destroying Earth

If you attend any climate change protest these days, you're bound to see a sign that reads, "There is no planet B." Even UN Secretary General Ban Ki …

12 Critical Things You Should Never Tolerate

Mystery of our 145 ‘alien’ genes: Scientists discover some DNA is NOT from our ancestors – and say it could change how we think about evolution

Humans contain ‘alien’ genes not passed on from our ancestors, researchers have discovered.<p>The say we acquired essential ‘foreign’ genes from …

Will dictators disappear?

Is a future without dictatorships realistic? Rachel Nuwer investigates.<p>Citizens living in democracies often associate dictatorships with repression, human rights abuses, poverty and turmoil. Indeed, dictatorships have cost untold lives, including up to 49 million Russian deaths under Joseph Stalin, …

World History

Love Locks Removed From Pont des Arts Bridge in Paris: Pictures

England

NASA Prepares 'Flying Saucer' for Take Off

<b>Correction appended, June 4</b><p>NASA will launch a disc-shaped vehicle into space on Wednesday, in order to test a roomier spacecraft designed for …

This Newly Discovered Australian Mammal Mates Itself to Death

Scientists from the Queensland University of Technology have discovered a new species of marsupial from Australia, which quite literally mates itself …

The Navdy head-up display is 'Google Glass for your car'

On Tuesday, a preorder campaign began for Navdy, a head-up display (HUD) that allows drivers to access their smartphone’s apps while keeping their …

Scientists Have Created Chickens With Dinosaur Snouts

No, this is not the plot of the new Jurassic Park movie<p>Birds have an amazing array of beaks, from the curved snout of a flamingo, to the delicate and deadly beak of an owl, to the rounder snout of the dino-chicken.<p>If you haven't heard of a dino-chicken before, don't feel bad. It was only recently …

7 Top Futurists Make Some Pretty Surprising Predictions About What The Next Decade Will Bring

From smartphone apps that can do seemingly everything to driverless cars and eerily humanlike robots, the past decade has seen dramatic advances in science and technology. What amazing advances are we likely to see in the <i>next</i> 10 years?<p>To find out, HuffPost Science reached out to seven top futurists …

THE SHOT: A Volcanic Eruption in Chile

I had never managed to capture a force of nature as stunning as a volcanic eruption. Chile has some 90 active volcanoes that roar to life from time to time with the kind of raw natural power that every photographer dreams of catching. But the country is extremely long and narrow, and domestic …

White Sox-Orioles game postponed due to Baltimore riots

BALTIMORE — All of the TVs in the White Sox clubhouse at Camden Yards on Monday afternoon were tuned to news reports of unrest in the streets of Baltimore.<p>Players and coaches took turns staring at the footage of violent clashes between demonstrators and police a few miles from the ballpark where …

Justice

Freddie Gray case: The legal issues

<b>(CNN) —</b> The death of Freddie Gray, which was the flashpoint for the protests and now the riots in Baltimore, has raised again the questions surrounding police use of force, especially after the now-familiar video of officers arresting Mr. Gray and loading him into a police van.<p>Gray was arrested by …

Baltimore riots: A timeline

<b>(CNN) —</b> The day Baltimore planned to lay Freddie Gray to rest, the city went up in smoke.<p>Riots have broken out throughout Baltimore less than three weeks after a 25-year-old man died in police custody.<p>What started as peaceful protests days ago have turned violent, with stores being looted, rocks …

The Mysterious Death of Freddie Gray

Fred­die Gray’s death on April 19 leaves many un­answered ques­tions. But it is clear that when Gray was ar­res­ted in West Bal­timore on the …

The Biggest Mystery Of Baltimore's Riots

How did a city where blacks are well-represented among the city government and police erupt in riots not seen since Martin Luther King Jr. was killed?<p>Baltimore burned in April 1968, shortly after Martin Luther King Jr. was slain in Memphis. Echoing previous efforts at determining the source of …

Our Universe might just be a hologram

What’s that, you say – our universe is a figment of our imagination? Not so much. When you hear the world “hologram”, you might immediately assume …

CH4 health tracker monitors your flatulence, judges your diet

We’ve seen many trackers over the years, but this one is likely the oddest yet: it’s called the CH4, and it monitors your flatulence to make …

Audi Just Invented Fuel Made From CO₂ and Water

An Audi research facility in Dresden, Germany, has managed to create the first batches of diesel fuel with a net-zero carbon footprint — made from …

15 Survival Myths that Could Actually Kill You

To help dispel some of the more common survival myths, we spoke to Tony Nester, an expert on desert survival and head of <b>Ancient Pathways Survival</b> …

Cruel Medical Experiments On Slaves Were Widespread In The American South

Invasive surgeries and other shocking experiments were “commonplace” on slaves before the Civil War, according to a sweeping new survey of old medical journals.<p>Electric shocks, brain surgery, amputations — these are just some of the medical experiments widely performed on American slaves in the …

8 awkward moments in the gay-marriage arguments

From ancient Greek sex to ‘plural marriage’ to 12-year-old child brides, things got a little weird on Tuesday.<p>Many of the Supreme Court justices came to the arguments on same-sex marriage Tuesday armed with a slew of colorful, wild and sometimes wildly implausible examples and counter-examples …

Computer Finds Lost Shakespeare Play

Two University of Texas researchers have used computer analysis to prove that Shakespeare was at least a co-author of Double Falsehood, convincing …