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Three scientists investigating melting Arctic ice may have been assassinated, professor claims

Cambridge Professor Peter Wadhams suspects the deaths of the three scientists were more than just an ‘extraordinary’ coincidence<p>A Cambridge Professor has made the astonishing claim that three scientists investigating the melting of Arctic ice may have been assassinated within the space of a few …

“If I die in police custody”: Why Sandra Bland’s death is just the latest evidence that Black America is under attack

No one should end up dead after a routine police stop, but Sandra Bland did. This country has much to answer for<p>No one should end up dead after receiving a citation for failure to properly signal a lane change. However, this is exactly what has happened to 28-year-old Sandra Bland, a resident of …

NSA leaker Edward Snowden seeks return to U.S., on his terms

Somewhere in the thousands of towering apartment blocks that ring the Russian capital, whistle-blower Edward Snowden remains in hiding two years after outraging U.S. intelligence agencies with revelations of their snooping into the private communications of millions of ordinary citizens.<p>Snowden's …

Time-traveling photons connect general relativity to quantum mechanics

Scientists have simulated time travel by using particles of light acting as quantum particles sent away and then brought back to their original …

Quantum Mechanics

Nasa may have found the most Earth-like planet to date

<i>UPDATE: Nasa has now announced its findings. Read all about it here.</i><p>Nasa may have just found the closest thing to an Earth-like planet in the …

Universe

A Stanford professor asked 24 volunteers to spend 2 weeks in prison and the results were catastrophic

During the summer of 1971, 24 volunteers living near Stanford University were interviewed, selected, and arrested.<p>They'd all responded to a simple newspaper ad calling for male college students whom, it said, would get $15 a day to participate in a "psychological study of prison life" that …

Psychology

Scientists at the Large Hadron Collider have discovered an exotic new state of matter

The world’s largest science experiment has achieved another milestone, finding a new state of matter called a “pentaquark.”<p>The existence of pentaquarks has been predicted for more than 50 years, but they have never before been observed experimentally. The person who made the prediction, Murray …

Physics

7 Lessons on How to Hack Your Own Brain

Would you like to be smarter, more confident, kinder, more resilient under stress, and more successful? Of course you would, and you can. In a …

What Would Happen If You Fell Into A Black Hole?

In the movie Interstellar, the main character Cooper escapes from a black hole in time to see his daughter Murph in her final days. Some have argued that the movie is so scientific that it should be taught in schools. In reality, many scientists believe that anything sent into a black hole would …

Astrophysics

DEAR AMERICA: Here's why everyone thinks you have a problem with guns

2015 has seen a flurry of high-profile mass shootings in America.<p>In what's become a disturbing routine during his presidency, Barack Obama has pleaded with lawmakers to change America's gun laws.<p>"This is something we should politicize. It is relevant to our common life together," a visibly …

Guns

Insects may be able to feel fear, anger and empathy, after all

A recent survey suggests that, for most of us who have ever had a pet companion, it’s a no-brainer that mammals and birds are emotional creatures, sharing emotions with multiple species and not just their own. Yet despite the thousands of YouTube videos and hundreds of recent scientific studies …

Emotional Intelligence

Mysterious Crop Circles Spotted In Wiltshire, Near Stonehenge [Video]

Aerial images captured by a drone have revealed two new intricate crop patterns near the famous Stonehenge, the prehistoric site in the English …

Spain's New Security Law Meets Fierce Criticism From Rights Groups

A new law that went into effect in Spain on July 1 has much of the country, as well as many human rights organizations, in an uproar. While …

Quick Tips for Students: Getting, Staying Organized

“Executive Functioning”—it’s not just for executives. It’s for everyone who wants to set and realize goals, including students. Here is a formal …

Education

Bridging the Homework Gap

In June the same scene plays out in classrooms all across the country. The rituals are remarkably similar -- the frenzy of end of the year exams, the dash to file final papers and the goodbyes to teachers and friends as the school year comes to a close and summer begins.<p>Summer also brings an end to …

Education

101 Inspiring Quotes From the Most Successful People in History

Whenever you're struggling to get things done, turn to this list of quotes for the inspiration and motivation you need to be the best you can be.<p>Inspiration can come from anywhere, but one of my favorite sources is inspirational quotes. There are several that have helped me stay on track throughout …

Motivation

To Increase Your Productivity up to 200 Percent, Ask These 3 Questions

Change is automatic, but progress is not. Progress is about making the changes that get you closer to your desired outcomes and by asking these 3 questions daily, your outcomes will become more focused and deliberate.<p>As I continue my personal transformation via Tony Robbins, I'm totally digging his …

Time Management

10 Painful Truths We Forget Every Day

Sometimes the truth can hurt, so will these painful truths today.<p>The main reason we read this is because we need to appreciate things more now than …

Why Your Brain Loves Negativity and How to Fix It

Pretend you’re a caveman.You’re in your cave preparing for a hunt, but something outside seems dangerous, violent sounds you don’t understand.You …

Self-help

4 Ways to Work Smarter, Not Harder

Attempts to increase productivity—multi-tasking, working longer hours, and remaining constantly tied to technology—often backfire. The harder we work …

Time Management

14 Things Phenomenally Successful People Do Differently

“In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure”-Bill Cosby<p>What quality do you think differentiates the …

Motivation

Is the Universe Ringing Like a Crystal Glass?

Many know the phrase “the big bang theory.” There’s even a top television comedy series with that as its title. According to scientists, the universe …

House votes to block Obama's climate plan amid veto threat

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defying a White House veto threat, the Republican-controlled House approved a plan Wednesday to block a key element of President Barack Obama's strategy for fighting climate change.<p>Lawmakers voted 247-180 to support a bill allowing states to opt out of the Obama administration's …

Clean Technology

NASA Working With National Nuclear Security Administration On Plan To Use Nukes On Doomsday Asteroid

If NASA has its way, the human race won't be going the way of the dinosaurs anytime soon.<p>The space agency is teaming up with the National Nuclear Security Administration to work on a planetary defense plan to deflect a potential doomsday asteroid so it doesn't strike Earth, according to The New …

Are we wrong about black holes?

When we think ‘black hole’ we get a fairly clear impression in our head: A hole torn in space and time by immense gravity. It’s the idea that they …

The Math That Shows Humans Could Live Ten Times Longer

A new model shows that evolution has programmed us to die—and that reprogramming isn’t off the table.<p>In nature, there are numerous species that die immediately after reproducing, like the female octopus. Others, like the alligator, may not age at all. So what do they have in common? They're …

Biology

Google's New Project Is So Insanely Advanced It Will Blow You Away

This is what climate change will do to your loaf of bread

<b>This article is part of Climate for Change, a Fairfax Media series on global warming. Full coverage can be found here. Follow our coverage on</b> …