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A group of Dutch children may sue their sperm donor father on grounds that they 'should not exist'

Midway through the BBC's write-up of this strange case is this doozy of a sentence:<p>As the father of a child and a resident of the perverse plane of existence in which we all find ourselves, I must object to the potentially dangerous precedent that could be set here.<p>If you can sue a lying sperm …

The Simpsons Honored President Trump's 125th Day in Office and It Was Hilarious

With an appearance from Tricky Dick.<p>Steve Bannon, Kellyanne Conway, and Stephen Miller hung from nooses <i>Handmade's Tale</i>-style in the White House press briefing room while a pajama-clad President Donald Trump conferred with fired FBI Directory James Comey in a <i>Simpsons</i> clip released to honor President …

A delicious Indian berry contains a crucial ingredient for creating cheap solar cells

A species of berries indigenous to south Asia may have what it takes to make solar panels far less expensive than they are now. It may even provide a lasting solution to India’s chronic power shortage.<p>A group of researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee, have found that a …

Clean Energy

It: The Full Cast of the Stephen King Remake

<b>It</b>, a remake everyone was too afraid to ask for, is here. The Stephen King reboot is horrifying, to be sure, but it's also full of heart thanks to the stellar performances from its young cast. Take at all of the rising stars (including a few familiar faces) who nail their roles as Pennywise, the …

Mulvaney justifies budget: We can't ask a coal miner to pay for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting

As they fleshed out the budget blueprint released Thursday morning by the White House, Office of Management and Budget director Mick Mulvaney said officials from the administration of President Donald Trump asked themselves: Can we ask the taxpayer to pay for this?<p>For a dramatic uptick in military …

Jay Z’s List Of The 15 Best-Written Rap Songs Of All Time Is Pretty Epic

After making history as the first rapper to be entered into the Songwriting Hall of Fame, Jay Z is recognizing the predecessors and peers he believes …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Cell Death Might Be Reversible, and Scientists Are Trying to Find Out Why

It tells us something important about cancer.<p>A mysterious cell process named anastasis (Greek for "rising to life") challenges our idea of life being a linear march towards death, and suggests that cell death can actually be reversed under certain conditions—essentially allowing cells to …

Scientists have confirmed a brand new phase of matter: time crystals

For months now, there's been speculation that researchers might have finally created time crystals — strange crystals that have an atomic structure that repeats not just in space, but in time, putting them in constant oscillation without energy.<p>Now it's official — researchers have just reported in …

Science Can’t Save the Earth This Time

Politicians seem to hope we’ll be able to ‘science the s**t’ out of global warming’s consequences at some point in the distant future—but the point …

Don't Panic, but Physicists in Australia Just Proved Reality Doesn't Exist

Quantum physics is weird.<p>Get ready to have your mind blown. According to an experiment led by two physicists in Australia, reality doesn’t exist. …

Quantum Mechanics

A&E Cancels KKK Documentary Because Producers Paid Participants

“We stand behind the intent of the series and the seriousness of the content, these payments are a direct violation of A&E’s policies and practices …

Civil Rights

Z Nation gives an underserved badass a series-altering solo mission

Addison Carver won’t give up. You can beat her, dislocate her shoulder, leave her for dead lying facedown in a river, and she will keep trying to …

This glow-in-the-dark beer has a ~unique~ ingredient to help it get that glow

Proving that we never outgrow our love for anything that glows in the dark (plus, why would we want to?), a former NASA biologist has put his talents …

Einstein's speed of light theory tested: Did he get it wrong?

A study by physicists from the Imperial College London and Canada’s Perimeter Institute argue that the speed of light isn't constant, and could have …

Physics

Remarkable theory says there's no gravity, no dark matter, and Einstein was wrong

Gravity is something all of us are familiar with from our first childhood experiences. You drop something - it falls. And the way physicists have …

‘Vampire Chronicles’ TV Series “Now My Dream” Says Author Anne Rice

Like many of her fans, best-selling author Anne Rice would like to see her most famous creations on television. Whether that happens remains to be …

Entertainment

Biologist discusses a synthetic metabolic pathway that fixes carbon dioxide and synthetic biology

A synthetic metabolic pathway developed by Tobias Erb and his colleagues at the Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology in Marburg converts …

Biology

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What Genghis Khan Could Teach Trump

Revered by the likes of Chaucer and Jefferson, the Mongol leader is dismissed today as merely a ruthless barbarian. So why did he succeed in the …

Fantastic Beasts sneakily killed off a character, script reveals

<i>Fantastic Beasts</i> had a higher body count than fans probably realized.<p>The Harry Potter spinoff tried mightily to balance its light and dark elements, …

Fantastic Beasts

Donald Trump Demands 'Hamilton' Cast Apologize to Mike Pence for 'Rude' Behavior

President-elect tweets complaints after cast called out his VP following Friday performance<p>Donald Trump called on the cast of Broadway’s musical hit …

Donald Trump

Beating Cancer at Its Own Game

By the middle of her senior year at West Virginia University, Sharon Belvin knew something was wrong. The slim, blond 22-year-old was growing …

Woman smashes into police car 'while taking topless selfie'

A university student in the US smashed into the back of a police car while she was taking a topless selfie, officials said.<p>Miranda Kay Rader, 19, posted a $2,000 (£1,600) bond after she was charged with drunken driving and possessing alcohol as a minor.<p>An officer was checking a reported disturbance …

The Best Doctor Who Stories of 2016 Will Never Be on TV

That headline might not be a difficult statment to overcome, considering <i>Doctor Who</i> is on TV this year for a grand total of one episode, but 2016 has …

This hypnotic illusion will make you hallucinate – without taking drugs

Scientists believe they have found a way to induce hallucinations in healthy individuals for the first time and have released a trippy video to prove it.<p>Researchers say the clip will make you hallucinate and hope the 'breakthrough' will lead to new treatments for people with Parkinson’s who may …

It Doesn't Matter When You Eat

There are so many myths and strangely specific rules about <i>when</i> to eat to lose weight, but alone they do nothing to help. <i>Eat a hearty breakfast and</i> …

Nutrition

Trump Ohio county chair resigns after comments on race, Obama

<b>(CNN) —</b> An Ohio county chair for the Trump campaign resigned following an interview published Thursday, in which she suggested there was "no racism" until President Barack Obama was elected, and called the Black Lives Matter movement "a stupid waste of time."<p>Kathy Miller -- who is white -- resigned …

Mars had liquid water a billion years longer than we even thought possible

Based on new images taken of Mars' ancient northern region, researchers have suggested that there was a "considerable amount of water" roughly a billion years after we thought the red planet's 'wet era' had come to an end. And that means it might have been suitable for microbial life much longer …