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Michael Moore just exploded the right’s biggest lie

Republicans have hid shamefully behind the patriotism and the flag. Michael Moore just upended the whole scheme<p>Sophia A. McClennen<p>December 25, 2015 11:58pm (UTC)<p>Michael Moore’s new film, “Where to Invade Next,” is sure to generate Oscar buzz. It is already on the short list of 15 documentaries from …

The intersection of music and movies in 2015 sparks startling connections

Music and movies have long existed for me on tracks that are often parallel and at times intersect, as each pushed off the other in new directions.<p>This year has seemed especially strong for the intersection of movies and music. By which I don't mean musical scores, though, indeed, there have been …

Cover Art

Busta Rhymes Has a New All-Star Mixtape Called 'The Abstract Went on Vacation'

Chance the Rapper, MF DOOM, Mary J. Blige, and tons more are featured, with production from Pharrell, J. Dilla, Black Milk, and others.<p>Toward the end of 2013, Busta Rhymes put out a mixtape with Q-Tip called <i>The Abstract and the Dragon</i> that rounded up the pair's various collaborations and offered a …

Twenty albums to look out for in 2016

<b>DAVID BOWIE – BLACK STAR</b><p><b>Release date: January 8</b><p>Music icon David Bowie might have retired from the stage, but his musical reign is far from over and his hotly-anticipated twenty-fifth (yes, <i>twenty-fifth</i>) studio album is set to drop on his 69th birthday. If lead single “Blackstar” is anything to go …

KXNG CROOKED Addresses Slaughterhouse Rumors On "Gift Rap"

KXNG CROOKED released a single called “Gift Rap” yesterday (December 23) in which he addresses the rumors claiming Slaughterhouse broke up.<p>“Well they …

How Taylor Swift, Adele and the Weeknd made 2015 a pivot point for pop producer Max Martin

Look at a list of the musicians whose songs and albums are among the biggest sellers of 2015 -- or are among the most nominated for February's Grammy Awards -- and of course you'll find Adele, Taylor Swift and the Weeknd.<p>But there's another name on that list, one that connects these disparate …

Music

In-the-know Chinese holidaymakers head for the clear lakes and mountains of the south-west, and the Ming-era city of Guiyang<p>The cities of eastern China are regularly wreathed in smog, so for pastoral scenery and fresh air, many Chinese head south-west. Going on holiday is increasingly common for …

China

The US just forged 1.8 ounces of this ultra-rare radioactive element for NASA

Plutonium-238 is the fuel that is driving the Mars rover Curiosity across the Martian landscape. It flew the New Horizons spacecraft to Pluto and …

The Last Great Discovery Of Our Trip To The Moon: Lunar Volcanic Glass!

In all of human history, only 24 people have flown to the Moon, with 12 walking on the lunar surface. The final two, Gene Cernan and Harrison Schmitt, ran into quite a surprise. Schmitt, the lone civilian-astronaut (and only scientist) to travel to the Moon, was often described as the most …

Earth Science

Science Has Discovered the Secret to Exceptional Charisma

A new study reveals the unexpected trait that all highly charismatic people share.<p>If you're looking to be more charismatic, the internet has lots of suggestions to offer. You should make more eye contact, suggests one post. Just declutter your mind, advises another expert. These common sense …

2007 December 24 - Emission Nebula IC 1396

<b>Emission Nebula IC 1396</b> <b><br>Credit & Copyright:</b> Kent Wood<p><b>Explanation:</b> Sprawling across hundreds of light-years, emission nebula IC 1396 mixes glowing …

Vincent Callebaut Imagines "Oceanscrapers" 3D Printed from Recycled Trash

Vincent Callebaut Architectures has envisioned a radical underwater colony for "climate change refugees" 3D printed from recycled materials taken …

Carbon Fiber

Here's Why Sleeping in on The Weekend Can Be Bad For Your Health

:(<p>Shifts in your sleeping routine, such as getting up early during the week to make it to work on time, could affect your chance of heart disease and …

Deep Into the Darkness On Pluto

"Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting..."<p>--Edgar Alan Poe<p>For all creatures of the earth, nothing is as fundamental as daylight, which blooms new memories and sheds light on life itself. The darkness can be numbing; isolation warps the mind.<p>On the lip of …

Some animals’ internal clocks follow a different drummer

<b>Lunar clock</b><p>Along with its circadian clock, a marine worm called <i>Platynereis dumerilii</i> has a timer set to the moon, which controls when the animals …

Pluto gets into the Christmas spirit with new NASA photo

It's even Christmas on Pluto.<p>The little dwarf planet on the outer reaches of our solar system is getting decked out for the holiday in green and …

Solar System

Year in review: Quantum spookiness is real

Some pesky loopholes no longer plague a crucial test for assessing the weirdness of quantum mechanics. Experiments reported in 2015 definitively …

Quantum Physics

1.5-mile-wide asteroid will ornament the sky on Christmas Eve

Anyone watching for Santa Claus tonight is more than likely to see a giant space rock. NASA snapped some dashing images of the 3,600-foot asteroid, …

The planet might be telling us that there’s a big change coming

It’s been over two years since Malcolm Gladwell’s latest book came out and more than two weeks since Kim Kardashian’s latest child came out — which …

This 3-Minute Animation Will Change Your Perception of Time

We've only just begun...<p>We all know that Earth is old, but it's hard to put into perspective just how old it is.<p>After all, what does 4.5 billion …

2005 November 24 - Dusty NGC 1333

<b>Dusty NGC 1333</b> <b><br>Credit:</b> R. A. Gutermuth (Harvard-Smithsonian CfA) et al. JPL-Caltech, NASA<p><b>Explanation:</b> Dusty NGC 1333 is seen as a reflection nebula in …

Comments of the Week #91: From Santa science to lonely galaxies [Starts With A Bang]

“This whole Santa Claus thing just doesn’t make sense. Why all the secrecy? Why all the mystery?<br>If the guy exists why doesn’t he ever show himself …

Humans Can Sleep For Days When Living Alone Underground, Experiments Show

Really weird stuff happens when humans are left alone in the dark.<p>Whenever we've tried to test the effects that living in isolation without sunlight …

Saving Nature for Our Future

Saving nature for our grandchildren—and their grandchildren's grandchildren—is our specialty. See what we accomplished towards this effort in …

Rocky Planet Found Around Star with Least Metal Yet

How low can you go? Astronomers have found a star with an incredibly low concentration of heavy elements that still has a sizable planet around it — …

Earthrise Reimagined : Image of the Day

acquired October 12, 2015 download large image (12 MB, JPEG, 8520x12388)<p>On December 24, 1968, during a live Christmas Eve broadcast from orbit around …

2015 December 26 - Southern Craters and Galaxies

<b>Southern Craters and Galaxies</b> <b><br>Image Credit & Copyright:</b> Babak Tafreshi (TWAN)<p><b>Explanation:</b> The Henbury craters in the Northern Territory, Australia, …

Here's How a Lack of Sleep Can Mess With Your Emotions

Even after just one late night.<p>The scientific evidence doesn't look great for regular night owls: experts say we need at least 7 hours a night to …

Happy birthday to famed physicist and mathematician Isaac Newton, born on this day in 1642. In 1687, Newton published a remarkable discovery. He figured out that the same force that causes an apple to fall to the ground also keeps the Moon in Orbit around Earth. This description of gravity was considered scientific law until Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity, published more than two centuries later. Newton had explained gravity as a force that instantaneously acts over a distance. The result is a pull between any two objects in the universe. This concept of gravity is most familiar today. Learn more about this topic.

Space and Time: Inertial Frames (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)

The term “reference frame” was coined in the 19th century, but it has a long prehistory, beginning, perhaps, with the emergence of the Copernican …

Quantum Mechanics