Melanie Haynes

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This satellite could find alien life

SpaceX just sent TESS, NASA's new planet hunter, into space.

Images of Pluto and Charon continue to captivate Nasa: 'This world is alive'

Photograph: Nasa/JHUAPL/SWRI<p>A high-resolution image of Pluto taken by New Horizons shows small features, from craters to faulted mountain blocks, to the texted surface of the vast basin informally called Sputnik …

Solar System

Tristan Thompson's contract demands are rather ridiculous

The free agent forward has overplayed his hand with the Cavaliers.<p>You can never fault an NBA player for trying to get as much dough as possible. Careers are fleeting and the NBA already restricts salaries at the top end, so why not maximize your worth when you have the opportunity? Railing against …

Deadline passes with no deal for Tristan Thompson, Cavaliers

CLEVELAND -- Cavaliers free-agent forward Tristan Thompson did not accept a one-year, $6.8 million qualifying offer for the 2015-16 season by …

NBA

13 Hilarious Halloween Costumes for Dressing Your Kid like a Grown-Up

It’s that time of year when you dress up your kid in a costume they’re probably too young to understand and try to get the most laughs out of all the other adults in the neighborhood. Yep, we’re talking about Halloween. Kids love it for the candy, but us grown-ups love it for the epic costumes we …

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Scientifically proven ways to make your weekend happier

News flash: research finds that people are generally happier on weekends than weekdays. However, some weekends — even a long holiday weekend, like …

BarbWire Warns That Obama Is The Antichrist Who Was Put Into Office By Satan

Last week, BarbWire’s director of development Tristan Emmanuel wrote a column for the website fuming that other Christians refuse to acknowledge the …

Duke Freshmen Say They Won’t Read Book That ‘Violates’ Their Christian Beliefs

Part of the idea behind a liberal arts education is that you are exposed to a variety of ideas, philosophies, and information. One way universities …

Kentucky County Clerk Kim Davis Has Principles (Sometimes!)

The Supreme Court denied her stay, but Kim Davis is fighting the good fight, you know, when convenient.<p>She's like Rosa Parks, if that bus driver in Montgomery were trying to prevent Rosa Parks from being a total dick. Kim Davis, clerk at the Rowan County Courthouse in Kentucky, once again refused …

Oregon woman’s tattoo goes viral, gets Web talking about depression

Tattoos are known conversation starters, and a 20-year-old Oregon woman’s new ink is doing just that.<p>Rebekah “Bekah” Miles, a junior at George Fox University, in Newberg, got a tattoo symbolizing her struggle with depression and posted about it on Facebook on Sunday, Aug. 23 to raise awareness of …

Why Magnetars Should Freak You Out

<i>Paul Sutter is a research fellow at the Astronomical Observatory of Trieste and a visiting scholar at The Ohio State University's Center for</i> …

Physics

What the Arrest of Two Journalists Tells Us About Turkey—and Vice

Accusations of terrorism are a window into how the Turkish government tries to intimidate reporters, but also how a media bad boy is maturing.<p>Under Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s presidency, Turkish journalists have increasingly been badgered, intimidated, threatened, and punished. Now, however, the …

Middle East

The Nutella-Stuffed Brown Butter Blondie Pie With Major Sex Appeal

Imagine a giant jar of <b>Nutella</b>.<p>Now, imagine a <b>pie</b>.<p>Not just any pie, a <b>brown butter</b> <b>blondie</b> pie.<p>Look at your lonely jar of Nutella. Now back to the pie. Now back to the <b>jar</b>.<p>Now back to the pie.<p>Sadly, your pie is not nearly as delicious as it could be.<p>However, if your brown butter blondie pie was <b>stuffed</b> …

J.K. Rowling blames Tom Felton for Draco Malfoy's sex appeal

Tom Felton doesn’t think Draco Malfoy would make a very good boyfriend, and he’s probably right. Yet Harry Potter fans continue to be obsessed with …

Books

Study reveals human body has gone through four stages of evolution

BINGHAMTON, NY - Research into 430,000-year-old fossils collected in northern Spain found that the evolution of the human body's size and shape has …

Humanity

The Accidental Human

Humans are a natural product of Darwinian evolution. An improbable, unpredictable product perhaps, but nevertheless one that conforms to the evolutionary path followed by all other species.<p>Humans are also latecomers on the universal scene, they appeared on Earth during the last inch of the cosmic …

A Surprise Source of Life's Code

<i>From</i> <i>Quanta Magazine</i> <i>(</i><i>find original story here</i><i>).</i><p>Genes, like people, have families — lineages that stretch back through time, all the way to a founding …

Genetics

World's Most Powerful Camera Will Map The Universe

The Department of Energy has given the go-ahead for construction to begin on the world’s largest and most powerful digital camera. Forming the digital ‘eye’ of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST), to be built at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory at Stanford University, the camera will …

Near-Infrared

Traveler Discovers Photos of Monks Popping Up in His iCloud Account Months After Losing His Device

In an age when people are often absorbed in their own bubbles of different gadgets and social media, it's incredible to hear stories of how individuals can form unlikely connections through technology. One man discovered this when he lost his iCloud-synced iPod while abroad, only to find that his …

South-east Asia

New and Otherworldly Forms of Sandcastles by Matthew Kaliner

Harvard University lecturer Matthew Kaliner creates otherworldly beach sculptures that are unlike any other sandcastles we've seen. Rather than stacking up architectural structures or realistic figures, the artist designs surreal, curving compositions of sand that are suspended in midair. “I am …

Canon Unveils the 35mm f/1.4L II, the First Lens with Blue Spectrum Refractive Optics

As expected, Canon today announced its new EF 35mm f/1.4L II prime lens. On APS-C sensors, the lens is the equivalent of a 56mm. It’s the world’s …

Fans, 'Weird Al' Yankovic support girl bullied at school for liking 'Star Wars'

A fascination with "Star Wars" that started two years ago became a problem for Layla Murphy when she started getting bullied in school this past year.<p>"A friend bought her an R2-D2 jacket in November, but she stopped wearing it because she said girls were making fun of her,'' the 8-year-old's …

Comic Books

These 6 Electronic Instruments Go from Retro to Bananas

There are all kinds of DIY instruments available for you to experiment with, but electronic instruments have to be some of the craziest. From the Theremin, using radio waves to control pitch and volume, to an instrument controlled, literally, by bananas, the options for “electro-musical” creativity …

Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Schumer Are Writing a Screenplay Together – in Which They Play Sisters

Did the comedy gods just grant us with the best gift ever?<p>When Jennifer Lawrence became BFFs with Amy Schumer, they gave a new definition to the …

Foliage Covered "Tunnel of Love" is an Enchanting Pathway for Lovers

The Tunnel of Love, as it’s commonly known, looks like something out of a dream. Completely covered in bright green foliage, the branches create a beautifully-enclosed arch that acts as a 1.8-mile passageway for a private train that hauls wood to a factory in Klevan, Ukraine, near the city of …

Eastern Europe

13 Trailblazing Female Artists to Celebrate on Women's Equality Day

Countless women have contributed to the world in a unique and artistic fashion. August 26th–Women's Equality Day–serves as the perfect time to celebrate these inspiring individuals. In honor of the talented women we admire, we've compiled a list of our recent favorites. These are the female …