Oliver Henry Endahl

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Does This Convince You That Aliens Exist?

A new TED Talk from the author behind <i>The Social Network</i> features an oddly compelling story about the existence of aliens.<p>Last month, author Ben …

Paranormal

A More Accurate World Map Wins Prestigious Japanese Design Award

To design a map of the world is no easy task. Because maps represent the spherical Earth in 2D form, they cannot help but be distorted, which is why …

Middle School

Study: Religious Kids Are Jerks

A study published in the journal Current Biology testing the behavior of Christian, Muslim, and atheist children has found that religious kids are …

Colonial church emerges from falling Mexican reservoir

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Leonel Mendoza fishes every day in a reservoir surrounded by forest and mountains in the southern Mexico state of Chiapas. But in …

Feel the Bern?

Feel the Bern? I'm not sure. Here's my Bernie Sanders story.<p>In a former life, I was political director for one of those Los Angeles billionaires Bernie Sanders is so fond of slamming from the podium.<p>As part of my job, I would meet with and vet candidates for federal, state and local office and make …

10 of the best science fiction and fantasy short stories ever - Vox

Including Ray Bradbury, Ursula K. Le Guin, and Kurt Vonnegut.<p>For the first time ever, the renowned <i>Best American</i> series of anthologies has published a collection of the country's best science fiction and fantasy stories. <i>Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy</i> is a terrific book, filled with 20 …

Stanford University researchers analyzed the language in 125 performance reviews from a tech company and found something disturbing

Across a range of industries, they're less likely to get promoted and, as a result, they're underrepresented in senior leadership.<p>New research, spotlighted in The Wall Street Journal, yields some insight into the factors that contribute to women's stalled progress. A team of researchers at Stanford …

Ray Kurzweil: In The 2030s, Nanobots In Our Brains Will Make Us 'Godlike'

Once we're cyborgs, he says, we'll be funnier, sexier and more loving.<p>Futurist and inventor Ray Kurzweil predicts humans are going to develop emotions and characteristics of higher complexity as a result of connecting their brains to computers.<p>“We’re going to be funnier. We’re going to be sexier. …

Even Fox News Can't Defend 'Ridiculously Stupid' Argument From Kim Davis' Lawyer

An attorney for the jailed county clerk isn't sure the Supreme Court can rule on the Constitution.<p>The arguments from the lawyer defending Kim Davis, the Kentucky clerk who refuses to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, are so inane, even Fox News can't defend them.<p>As Davis sits in jail for …

Canon has an insane 250 megapixel sensor that can read lettering on a plane flying 11 miles away

Whoever Canon has working long hours in their R&D labs deserves a raise. Just about a month after the company introduced a video camera that can …

Growing Doubt: A Scientist's Experience of GMOs

(Image: GMO corn via Shutterstock)By training, I am a plant biologist. In the early 1990s I was busy making genetically modified plants (often called …

Agriculture

skunkbear: The past is packed with monsters! Behemoths by the dozen! Let’s meet these fossils! (and their less colossal modern cousins) Earth’s ancient history is full of giant versions of modern animals. Evolutionary forces (competition for resources, changes in climate) pushed these species to become incredibly large. And I’m not just talking about giant dinosaurs - there were huge mammals and marsupials too. A lot of these giants lived in the Pleistocene, an epoch stretching from around 2.5 million to 11,000 years ago. Mysteriously, the extinction of many of these animals coincides with humanity’s arrival as a dominant predator. Watch a video / listen to a poem about these prehistoric monsters. Illustrations by Mary McLain I love me some prehistoric megafauna… We can thank some of these extinct giants for the evolution of the avocado. Don’t believe me? Watch this

The past is packed with monsters! Behemoths by the dozen!<br>Let’s meet these fossils! (and their less colossal modern cousins)<p>Earth’s ancient history is …