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We just got better at detecting this quantum phenomenon that Einstein thought was too ‘spooky’ to be real

That's because entanglement, a voodoo-like phenomenon in quantum physics linking particles that once interacted, seems to surpass the speed of light, violating the cosmic speed limit.<p>Because of this, it doesn't fit in with Einstein's theory of relativity, so he concluded that it was too ludicrous …

Scientists Have Figured Out How to Use Bacteria as Living Hard Drives

A data dump with a difference.<p>Computers are becoming more like living beings, and now it looks like living beings are becoming more like computers. …

Scientists capture most intimate view yet of human conception

Birds do it. Bees do it.<p>But until now, no one has been entirely sure how humans do it – at least at the molecular level.<p>Using high-powered X-rays and sophisticated computer algorithms, two teams of researchers – one based in Canada, one in Japan – have revealed the mysterious connection that allows …

U.S. Appeals Court Upholds Net Neutrality Rules In Full

A federal appeals court on Tuesday fully upheld the so-called Open Internet rules, regulations backing the principle of net neutrality.<p>It's the idea that phone and cable companies should treat all of the traffic on their networks equally — no blocking or slowing their competitors, and no fast lanes …

Scientists just confirmed there's a second layer of information hidden in our DNA

That's something biologists have known for years, and they've even been able to figure out some of the proteins responsible for folding up DNA. But now a group of physicists have been able to demonstrate for the first time through simulations how this hidden information controls our evolution.<p>Let's …

6 Civil Rights Movement Myths You Learned In History Class

The human brain doesn't handle complexity very well. You can see this most dramatically in how we read and understand history. We want everything to …

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The Key to Life on Earth May Have Been Projectile Sun Barf

These solar storms can inform the search for alien life.<p>As we all know, the Sun is a real mensch. Without it, Earth would be a sad frozen husk devoid of life and light, which sounds a lot less interesting than being a lush ocean world that has yielded dinosaurs, dire wolves, and whatever this thing …

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What we eat is seen as more important than ever. And everywhere we are urged to go organic: we are told it is more nutritious, it improves animal welfare and helps the environment. In reality, that is mostly marketing hype.<p>In 2012 Stanford University’s Centre for Health Policy did the biggest …

All the Books You Desperately Need to Add to Your 'To Read' Pile This Summer

Summer is upon us, which means there’s no TV on, which means it’s finally time to dig into those books you’ve been saving for your weekends, …

The evolution of surgery over the last 100 years is horrifying and astounding

But the fact we don't marvel about this on a daily basis shows how advanced surgery has become. Over the last 100 years or so, surgery has become a safe and reliable tool, not to mention a necessary component of public health.<p>Here's a taste of what that journey looked like.

How Dirt Cleans Water

<b>Key concepts</b><br>Filtration<br>Aquifers<br>Permeable and impermeable soil<br>Groundwater<p><b>Introduction</b><br>Have you ever noticed the claim on a bottle of water that it …

Irish bards were rat-killers, according to poetry and folklore.

There is a bizarre moment in Shakespeare’s <i>As You Like It</i> when the heroine Rosalind finds little love poems for her scattered in the woods. “I was …

6 Ways You Didn't Realize Ronald Reagan Ruined The Country

Given the nature of this article, it would border on bad taste for me to mention that this past Sunday marked the 12th anniversary of the death of …

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Here's how much of the population is considered middle class in 15 major US cities — and what they earn

In San Diego, the share of adults living in middle-income households fell from 53% to 50% in the last 14 years. Dancestrokes/Shutterstock<p>The American middle class is losing ground.<p>According to the Pew Research Center, which recently analyzed the size and economic well-being of lower, middle, and …

10 Animals That Surprisingly Benefit From Climate Change

Climate change is one of the most pressing problems facing humanity and Earth today. This global problem is not a new phenomenon. In fact, it has …

The Ancient Origins of Consciousness by Todd Feinberg and Jon Mallatt review – how the brain created experience

What does it mean to say that I am conscious? For sure, consciousness is a protean term, with multiple meanings. Among its features are some or all of the following: trivially, that I am awake and not asleep or “unconscious”; more positively that I am aware of my surroundings, experiencing and …

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Why don’t birds get lost? They may have mastered quantum mechanics.

In the moment after their plane was hit, there was no time to think, let alone radio their position. The four Royal Air Force pilots ditched their broken bomber and dropped into the North Sea, near Britain. It was February 23, 1942 — and it should have been their last day on Earth.<p>Floundering in …

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25 American classics everyone should read at least once

Miriam Tuliao, the assistant director of central collection development at the New York Public Library, helped us create a list of 25 American classics everyone should read. From John Steinbeck's masterpiece to Jack Kerouac's "On the Road," these 25 titles are worth your time.<p><i>Do you think another</i> …

Napolitano: FBI Plan to Access Browser History "Major Step Towards Police State" » Alex Jones' Infowars: There's a war on for your mind!

<b>The Obama administration is pushing Congress to amend existing surveillance laws to give the FBI unquestionable authority to access a person’s</b> …

A Brief and Depressing History of Rape Laws

In many societies, rape was defined as a crime against property—if it was defined as a crime at all.<p>All of a sudden, Brock Turner is the most famous rapist in America. The 20-year-old former Stanford swimmer was sentenced last week to just six months in jail for sexually assaulting a passed-out …

The Untold Story of the Badass First Female Tattoo Artist in the United States

What comes to mind when you think about tattoo artists in the early 20th century? Probably a Sailor Jerry looking fellow, right? Has a mustache? Is …