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Ask Ethan: What's The Deal With The Speed Of Light?

Nothing in the Universe can move faster than the speed of light in vacuum. 299,792,458 meters per second. If you’re a massive particle, you can only approach — but never reach — that speed; if you’re a massless particle, you are compelled to always travel at exactly that speed so long as you’re …

Physics

Parts of your brain fall asleep when you're awake, and our minds are blown

Even if you’re wide awake, that doesn’t mean your brain is. Yup, parts of your brain fall asleep even if you are awake.<p>A new study suggests small …

It's Scientifically Possible to Boil Water Until It Freezes Solid

Wait, what?<p>If you feel like having one of your fundamental beliefs thrown out the window, try this on for size - under the right conditions, you can …

Cryonics: frozen girl's father says providers exploit the vulnerable

The father of a 14-year-old girl who was granted her dying wish to have her body cryogenically frozen has accused those who provide the service of taking advantage of vulnerable people.<p>The teenager, known only as JS, decided before her death from cancer that she wanted her body to be preserved in …

Divorce

Porn Stars Rejoice as California Trashes Condoms, Prop 60

“I feel powerful and strong,” performer Tasha Reign tells TheWrap<p>The Republican wave of this year’s election didn’t extend to liberal California, …

Cloverfield 3: J.J. Abrams-Produced God Particle is Actually the Next Sequel

Surprise!<p>The J.J. Abrams-produced sci fi flick 'God Particle' actually takes place within the Cloverfield universe, a new report claims.<p>A source …

Physics

Mom Explains Why She Killed Her 2 Kids: ‘I Gave Them a Choice’ to Live or Die

An Indiana mother said she gave her two young children a “choice” to live or die before she smothered them to death with her hands.<p>Amber Pasztor, who …

Hiker's dramatic video of two snakes fighting reveals rare sight

A hiker captures footage of a copperhead grappling with a cottonmouth, perplexing herpetologists in the process.<p>Most hikers would hightail it upon spotting two snakes fighting on a path. Arkansas hiker Dawn Kelly decided to record the snakes on her smartphone instead, creating the kind of video …

Zoology

Sinister 'Clowns' Are Scaring People In Multiple States

This may be your worst nightmare: Reports are emerging from multiple states of alarming interactions with people in clown clothing.<p>First, residents of Greenville, S.C., reported last month that suspicious clowns were attempting to lure children into the woods. The property manager of the Fleetwood …

Crime

North Korea labels President Obama 'foolish' and demands recognition as a 'legitimate' nuclear-armed state

North Korea on Sunday lashed out at US President Barack Obama for his condemnation of the country's fifth nuclear test.<p>"The nuclear warhead explosion was a demonstration of our toughest will, showing that we are ready to counter-attack enemies if they make a provocation," a statement read out on …

This Is the World's Most Perfect Face, According to Science

She's a combination of features from nine celebrities.<p>It has been said that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but not according to Dr Julian De Silva, a facial cosmetic surgeon from the Centre for Advanced Facial Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery.<p>De Silva has compiled what he calls "the perfect …

Selena Gomez

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Why Do Humpback Whales Protect Other Species from Killer Whales?

It sounds like something out of a children’s animated film: the whale and the seal, at first put off by their differences, team up and become best …

Remarried couples should abstain from sex, Philadelphia Catholic church says

Archbishop Charles Chaput also stated that gay Catholics should also ‘live chastely’ in new rules issued after Pope Francis urged more acceptance of others<p>Catholics in Philadelphia who are divorced and civilly remarried will be welcome to accept Holy Communion – as long as they abstain from sex and …

Divorce

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Scientists found a molecule in space that could help explain the origins of life

What they spotted is called a chiral molecule, and it's the first one ever found in space.<p>Chiral molecules are molecules that come in two different flavors that are chemically the same but structurally are mirror images of each other. Scientists refer to theses molecules as being left-handed or …

This small city could change the way ISPs compete for business

If you can get past the idea of living in Idaho, the small city of Ammon is offering up an innovative new way to ensure customers are happy with their current internet service providers.<p>The city installed its own fiber network and rents it to internet service providers. The system operates as an …

Net Neutrality

Man’s death shows the enticing beauty — and deadly power — of Yellowstone’s colorful hot springs

Colin Scott and his sister, Sable, came Tuesday for the mesmerizing hot springs, a favorite sightseeing stop for millions of tourists each year at Yellowstone National Park, in Wyoming, where mineral deposits tint crystal-clear pools of steaming water brilliant shades of blue, green, orange and …

National Parks

Man Pleads Guilty After Pulling Woman's Hijab Off on Plane

A man pleaded guilty to religious obstruction on Friday after pulling off a woman’s hijab on an airplane last year.<p>Gill Parker Payne, 37, was on a …

North Korea detains Russian yacht

<b>A Russian yacht has been detained by North Korean coastguards in the Sea of Japan, Russia's foreign ministry says.</b><p>Reports say the sailboat with five crew on board was intercepted as it was returning to Russia after participating in a competition in South Korea.<p>Russian diplomats have demanded the …

North Korea

Windows 7 takes 3 hours to boot on a smartwatch

If you want more functionality from your smartwatch than today’s wearables have to offer, why not install full-blown Windows 7 on it?<p>Ask that to YouTuber Hacking Jules, who found that it takes a full three hours to boot up the OS on an Android Wear-based watch. Then there’s the issue of a tiny …

Air Force test pilot shares if the F-35 or A-10 is better for close air support

Lt. Col. Raja Chari, director of the F-35 integrated test force and commander of the 461st Flight Test Squadron, makes an important distinction between the capabilities of the two competing aircraft.<p>"You need to really define: What exactly are you talking about when you say [close-air support …

First flagship Ubuntu phone now available to buy, but you won't

Canonical has announced that the Meizu Pro 5 Ubuntu Edition is available to buy online for $369 from today.<p>Announced earlier in the year, the device offers up a not-inconsiderable 5.7-inch Corning Gorilla Glass 1080p HD display, 32GB of internal storage and a 21-megapixel Sony image sensor on the …

Phones

'We could destroy you,' Obama warns 'erratic' North Korean leader

President Barack Obama delivered a stern warning to North Korea on Tuesday, reminding its “erratic” and “irresponsible” leader that America’s nuclear arsenal could “destroy” his country.<p>Kim Jong-un, the North Korean dictator, claimed to have tested a submarine-launched missile last Saturday. A …

North Korea

XHamster blows a load of justice on North Carolina over anti-LGBT bill

People that are pissed about House Bill 2 (HB2) — legislation that robs North Carolina citizens of protection against discrimination — probably aren’t going to be happy with XHamster’s announcement today that it’s pulling out of the state.<p>“As of today, access to XHamster.com is blacked out in the …

North Carolina

This company made a decision in 2002 that's making life miserable for an 82-year-old woman and her Kansas farm

The problem, as Fusion's Kashmir Hill reports, is that MaxMind's tech has made life miserable for a handful of homes across the US — especially one otherwise unnoteworthy northern Kansas farm.<p>The farm's 82-year-old owner, Joyce Taylor, and her tenants have been subject to FBI visits, IRS …