Larry Edelstein

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How to Watch the Perseids Meteor Showers This Season

We are approaching the best time of the year for meteor showers, so grab a blanket, some brewskies, and this handy guide to actually finding …

You're Wrong About Evolution: This 6-Minute Video Explains How It Really Works

"We're not monkeys. We're fish."<p>If you're a vocal science lover, there's one question we're pretty sure you've been asked at least once: "If we …

Top 10 books about consciousness

From octupuses that might be thinking with their arms to early humans’ blind obedience to gods, these are some of the best guides to the deep enigma inside ordinary life<p>What is consciousness? At first blush this question appears to be rather simple, but with further investigation, it quickly …

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The best thrift store in every state

When you need to update your wardrobe or purchase some new furniture, thrift shopping is a great alternative to spending at expensive stores.<p>Most …

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How to Work with Someone Who’s Always Stressed Out

We all know people who seem to be constantly stressed out — who claim to be buried in work, overloaded with projects, and without a minute to spare. Colleagues like that can be difficult to work with, but you probably don’t have a choice. How do you deal with coworkers who can’t handle stress? …

Are Campus Activists Too Dogmatic?

They often take an almost religious approach to politics, rooted in a belief in the irredeemable sin of America and its mainstream.<p>One criticism of college students today is that they’ve fallen into a kind of fundamentalism in their efforts to call out racism, sexism, and other forms of …

Controversial New Theory Suggests Life Wasn't a Fluke of Biology—It Was Physics

The biophysicist Jeremy England made waves in 2013 with a new theory that cast the origin of life as an inevitable outcome of thermodynamics. His …

Eight Other Worlds In Our Solar System Might Have Life Beyond Earth

In all the known Universe, to the best that we’ve examined it, only our home planet, Earth, contains confirmed signs of life. But the raw ingredients required for life appear everywhere, from the interiors of asteroids to interstellar gas clouds to protoplanetary nebulae to the exploded remnants of …

Cosmic dead ringers: 20 super strange-looking space objects

This Quantum Theory Predicts That The Future Might Be Influencing The Past

No, seriously.<p>One of the weirder aspects of quantum mechanics could be explained by an equally weird idea – that causation can run backwards in time …

Moon, Antares, Saturn at nightfall

On July 5, 2017 watch for the moon, star Antares and planet Saturn. Can you see their colors – and Antares’ twinkling – in the moonlit glare?<p>Tonight …

Darwin's dilemma: Bizarre ancient animal identified through DNA

What do you get when you cross an elephant, a llama, a camel, and a rhinoceros? If you have no idea, don't feel too bad – it puzzled Charles Darwin …

Tiny sea otter pup rescued after found swimming alone off Vancouver Island

A tiny sea otter pup was being cared for after being found swimming alone in open water off northern Vancouver Island.<p>The little otter, estimated to be two to four weeks old, is being cared for by staff at the Vancouver Aquarium.<p>Staff and volunteers are providing 24-hour care for the young male pup …

Ted Cruz has a big idea that just might unlock a Senate health care deal

Here’s how it works.<p>An amendment is under consideration that maybe, just maybe, could unlock the whole Senate Republican health bill. It might knock over the dominoes necessary for a deal, starting with regulations, moving to tax subsidies, and ending up with more cash for Medicaid and fewer tax …

America leads the world in drug overdose deaths — by a lot

Another grim statistic in the opioid epidemic.<p>America has about 4 percent of the world’s population — but about 27 percent of the world’s drug overdose deaths.<p>That’s one of the startling conclusions from a recent report by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. Statista charted the …

Minuscule Measurements Over 12 Years Confirm The Existence Of Orbiting Black Holes

In a ground-breaking study over ten years in the making, scientists have observed two supermassive black holes orbiting each other hundreds of millions of light years from Earth.<p>“For a long time, we’ve been looking into space to try and find a pair of these supermassive black holes orbiting as a …

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The Last Paradox: Does the Universe Have a Mind?

<i>By Deepak Chopra, MD, and Avtar Singh, PhD</i><p>Until very recently it was nearly laughable among physicists to speak of a conscious universe, and yet the notion now seems to be not only respectable but necessary. The realization is dawning that a true Theory of Everything must include consciousness. …

Amplification of Cretaceous Warmth by Biological Cloud Feedbacks

That’s the title of an article in <i>Science</i> today (available here with subs.) I’m giving a talk this morning so don’t have a lot of time to comment on …

The Family Tree of Exoplanets Has Just Divided Into Two Branches

Scientists have reorganized the exoplanetary tree of life into two distinct branches. Most exoplanets discovered so far are close in size to Earth or …

Incredibly rare two-headed porpoise found in the North Sea

An unsuspecting fisherman recently stumbled across an incredibly rare two-headed dolphin. Only nine examples of conjoined twins have ever been found …

D.C. and Maryland sue President Trump, alleging breach of constitutional oath

By Aaron C. Davis<p>Aaron C. Davis<p>Investigative reporter<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Attorneys general for the District of Columbia and the state of Maryland sued President Trump on Monday, alleging that he has violated anti-corruption clauses in the Constitution by accepting millions in payments and benefits from …

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Decision time: Some of the Supreme Court's notable rulings this year

Here are some notable decisions from the Supreme Court's 2016-17 term:<p><b>Church schools and state grants</b><p>The court ruled that a church-run, preschool could not be denied a state grant to rubberize its playground. In a 7-2 decision, the justices said the state's refusal to send tax money to the church …

John Oliver Gets Heated Over ‘Egomaniac’ Donald Trump’s Decision To Abandon The Paris Agreement

It’s something virtually the entire world can agree on: Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement to combat climate change is short-sided at best, and apocalyptic at worst.<p>The goal of the agreement is to hold “the increase in global average temperature to well …

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The 11 best botanical gardens in the United States

Beat the heat in these urban paradises<p>Summer is in full swing, which means there’s no better time to play outdoors. But even diehard city lovers sometimes tire of the incessant urban annoyances in the summer months: the long commutes, the endless pavement, and the oppressive heat.<p>Luckily, nearly …

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Primitive human 'lived much more recently'

<b>A primitive type of human, once thought to be up to three million years old, actually lived much more recently, a study suggests.</b><p>The remains of 15 partial skeletons belonging to the species <i>Homo naledi</i> were described in 2015.<p>They were found deep in a cave system in South Africa by a team led by Lee …

Forget Comey. The Real Story Is Russia’s War on America

Why are we focusing on who leaked what to whom, when our democracy is under siege?<p>It was a breezy, surprisingly pleasant summer week in Washington as the frenzy around potential Trump-Russia revelations reached near-carnival levels. On Thursday, brightly clad groups scattered across the lawns of …

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The oldest fossils of our species just got older

These possible Homo sapiens help confirm humanity's history.<p>Fossils once mistaken for the 40,000-year-old remains of our Neanderthal cousins have just been thrust into the scientific spotlight. According to new research published in <i>Nature</i>, the Moroccan bones actually belong to our own species—and …