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Tour guides: College is skipping dorm over pot complaints

SWARTHMORE, Pa. (AP) — Student tour guides at a college outside Philadelphia say they have been told not to bring prospective students or their parents into a dormitory because it frequently smelled of marijuana.<p>The Philadelphia Inquirer (http://bit.ly/2d1lEjy ) reports that Swarthmore College tour …

This Huge Map Will Show You Almost Every Hiking Trail In California

Need a fresh hiking spot? There's a new, gigantic map that will show you nearly every trail in the state of California.<p>The map comes via Jason …

Physicists Send 'Twisted Light' 143 Kilometers, a New Record

A recent experiment could open new doors in space-based quantum communication.<p>In considering a beam of light traveling through space, whether in the form of a flashlight or high-powered laser or dusty sunlight creeping around a curtain's edge, it's easiest and most intuitive to imagine the …

This Is What Actually Happens to Your Body When You Don't Get Enough Sleep

Sleep deprivation messes with you from head to toe—and a third of the population is losing a lot of zzz's.<p>There's no question that sleep deprivation is an American epidemic, with a third of the country getting less shut-eye than the recommended 7 to 9 hours per night, according to recent research …

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Stanford Professor's Unusual Prefab Home Is Made of Steel

This green prefab abode, which took only weeks to build, is make of steel and uses soy-based foam for insulation<p>In the best way possible, Stanford professor Mark Jacobson‘s new house is like a giant Erector Set, snapped together in less than a week on an irregular, pie-shaped lot near the …

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Browns tight end Gary Barnidge has sports hernia surgery

AP<p>One of the bright spots and potential building blocks of the Browns offense will now go into training camp as yet another question mark for the …

5 reasons why you should care about the discovery of gravitational waves

A big press conference was held, and physicists around the world celebrated.<p>The discovery was even compared to Galileo looking through a telescope for the first time.<p>So why all the fanfare? Why are gravitational waves such a huge deal?

Fusion Reactor 'Breakthrough' Could Finally Hold The Key To Giving Us Clean, Abundant Power

Researchers may finally have overcome one of the biggest obstacles to making nuclear fusion live up to its dream of giving us clean, virtually …

How Gravitational Waves Connect To Quantum Optics

The big physics story of the moment is, of course, last Thursday’s announcement that the LIGO experiment has detected gravitational waves from the collision of two black holes. This is generally framed as “confirming Einstein’s theory of relativity” (see, for example, Dennis Overbye in the <i>New York</i> …

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12 Must-Read Book Recommendations From Millionaire Entrepreneurs | Inc.com

Most successful people have mentors and coaches. Every successful person has a favorite books list. These millionaire entrepreneurs say their favorite books have had a significant impact on their success, and they have shared their must-read lists with me. Enjoy!<p>Karen Hough, founder and CEO, …

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Einstein's weirdest prediction is true, and will soon radically transform our understanding of the universe

NASA<p>Have no doubt: Gravitational waves, or ripples in the fabric of space-time, are real and undulating across the universe at incredible speed — …

Scientists discover 99-million-year-old spider and his preserved erection

What a way to go.<p>Before he died 99 million years ago, this spider had an erection nearly half of his body size and now scientists say it's one of the …

Holograms, wormholes & parallel worlds: Best theories about the universe in 2015

What is the universe? Is it a massive wormhole? Are we living in just one of many universes? Is everything actually just a 2D hologram? No one really …

13 of the best best science books of 2015

To help sort through 2015's books, the <i>Science News</i> staff offers its must-read picks, many of which have been previously reviewed in the magazine.<p>Read those reviews at the links below or in our Editor's Pick: Favorite books of 2015.

Humanity Is A Tiny Speck On This Timeline Of The Universe

Here's a detailed look at the history (and possible future) of the universe.<p>A lot has happened in the history of the universe, and humanity is just a minuscule portion of that mind-bogglingly long timeline.<p>Martin Vargic, a designer and artist from Slovakia, recently visualized the entire …

More Than Half Of Kepler's Giant Exoplanets Are False Positives

When you look up at the twinkling stars in the sky, you might expect that they’re not so different from our own Sun. In some ways they are: they burn through the nuclear fuel in their core and give off tremendous amounts of light and heat, which make their way across many light years to our eyes. …

Syrian Civil War Brilliantly Explained By This Five-Minute Vox Video

This video brilliantly explains Syria's four-year civil war became so complicated, as we teeter on the edge of becoming militarily involved in it for …

Best college food places open late

Freebirds World Burrito is a UCSB favorite.Yelp/Angela R.<p>In college there's a seductive fourth meal that happens usually sometime between 10 p.m. and dawn.<p>We've put together a list of 40 late-night food joints that have become college favorites, pulling suggestions from students to make our …

The Secret Behind Norway's Electric Car Revolution

The tiny Nordic country is beating the world in the switch.<p>Norway is speeding past other countries in the electric car race.<p>The trick, it seems, is setting high vehicle taxes and offering generous exemptions.<p>By stripping electric cars of a 25 percent sales tax and a registration tax that averages …

TwitiKa.com

Photograph: Suzanne Plunkett/AP<p>AOL’s takeover of Time Warner in 2000 was the largest merger in US corporate history at the time.<p>84<p>image/jpeg<p>http://media.guim.co.uk/f8f7d14cd11f9c465d3ee063d0e9092a6d42c89e/0_0_2000_1200/140.jpg<p>140<p>Photograph: Fabian Bimmer/AP<p>The process of ‘disruption’ is supposed to …

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6 Reasons Americans May Want To Get Their College Degree Abroad

And not just because you want to save a pretty penny.<p>I have a little secret that I'm almost afraid to share with other parents of teenagers (I have three), but it's just too good to keep to myself: American families can save a hefty sum of money by sending their high school graduates to university …