Melissa M. Garza

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The birth of a psychopath

<b>(CNN) —</b> After every horrific crime that shocks us, the next question we often ask is, "How could anyone do such a thing?"<p>If the criminal is a psychopath, the answer is very simple. They don't feel empathy or guilt. So instead of asking, "How could they do this horrible thing?" the more pertinent …

Psychology

Custom-made jewelry designs for fancy nerds

Nerd kings and queens need impressive bling to go with their impressive fandom.<p>Pittsburgh jewelry designer Paul Michael Bierker creates gorgeous, …

The Best Dystopian Novels Written Before Orwell’s 1984

<b>10 interesting works of dystopian fiction that predate George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four</b><p>George Orwell‘s <i>Nineteen Eighty-Four</i> (1949) is perhaps the …

The world's biggest Lego Millennium Falcon built using 250,000 bricks

When <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> hits cinemas later this year, it is going to be a pretty big deal — but the world's largest Lego Millennium Falcon …

Is NASA one step closer to warp drive?

Potentially good news for those who want to zip around our solar system, and beyond, at speeds approaching that of light -- and maybe even faster.<p>NASA, according to NASASpaceFlight.com, is quietly claiming to have successfully tested a revolutionary new means of space travel that could one day …

Sci-Fi Fans Rejoice! Avalanche of Sci-Fi Movie Trailers Released

It's a good time to be a science fiction fan: In the past week, a storm of new sci-fi movie trailers has hit the web, featuring everything from …

Militia's War Robots Raise Questions About Future Of Warfare

In a video posted to YouTube in late March, Iraqi paramilitary group Saraya Al Salam showed off two weaponized unmanned ground vehicles (UVGs). The militia, which is controlled by Shi’a political leader Muqtada al-Sadr, is currently fighting the Islamic State in Iraq.<p>Writing in Real Clear Defense, …

By Making A Game Out Of Rejection, A Man Conquers Fear

<i>Fear is one of the strongest and most basic of human emotions, and it's the focus of Fearless, the second episode of</i> Invisibilia<i>, NPR's new show on the invisible forces that shape human behavior.</i><p><i>This segment of the show explores how a man decided to conquer his fear of rejection by getting rejected</i> …

There will be sex in space: Mars, science and “the dictates of biology and human culture”

<b>(CSA-Plastock via iStock)</b><p>Zero-gravity sex presents many challenges. But on Mars, the science of getting it on could be with us<p>Chris Impey<p>April 12, 2015 4:00pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Beyond: Our Future in Space”<p>Let’s start by stating the obvious: It’s far easier and cheaper to fix the problems of this …

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Saturn’s two-faced moon Iapetus

This isn’t the day and night side of Iapetus. It’s the day side, a nearly full-on view. The two sides of this moon of Saturn have very different …

NASA Chief Scientist Is Sure We'll Find Alien Life Within 20 Years

The truth is out there<p>NASA is certain: We’re not alone in this universe.<p>Speaking at a public panel on Tuesday in Washington D.C., NASA scientists discussed the likelihood of finding organic life in our solar system. Given the surprising number of oceans residing throughout our celestial home, they …

Astronomy

Tips to make the best chocolate chip cookies ever

When it comes to the chocolate chip cookie, it doesn't take much to achieve face-melting levels of deliciousness.<p>After all, it's a dessert that tastes pretty amazing even when made with the recipe on the bag of chocolate chips. But that doesn't mean that you should be content with mere excellence. …

Solar Eclipses Are Slowly Disappearing, And There's Nothing We Can Do To Stop It

About twice a year, the Moon appears to pass in front of the Sun, giving rise to a partial solar eclipse if the alignment is imperfect, but leading to either a total or annular solar eclipse if the Earth, Moon and Sun all form a straight line in space.<p>It’s only by chance that the Moon and the Sun …

Hubble Shoots The Moon

<b>Hubble Prospects For Resources on The Moon</b><p>America has always been a land of pioneers, from the first settlers to those who moved west in the 1800s. …

Thank our lucky planets: Jupiter may have paved the way for Earth

A fascinating new study offers fresh clues about the origins of mankind — and his home planet<p>Lee Billings<p>April 2, 2015 8:45am (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p>In Greco-Roman mythology Jupiter is the king of the gods, a deity who destroyed an older race of titans to …