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Space Nanodiamonds Found to Be Source of Some Cosmic Microwave Radiation

For over 20 years, an unusual excess of microwave radiation emanating from parts of the Milky Way has raised more questions than answers.<p>Astronomers …

Universe

A 3,000-year-old glass head deepens one of the Bible’s oldest mysteries

Buried under a pair of hills at Israel's northern border, at the nexus of three ancient kingdoms, is one of the last large biblical sites yet to be uncovered. So said an international team of archaeologists after they started to dig up the ruins of Abel Beth Maacah five years ago.<p>The lost town is …

Archaeology

When, How Did the First Americans Arrive? It’s Complicated.

The first Americans weren't one group of people; they arrived at different times, and likely by different methods.<p>How did human beings first come to North America? Across the Bering Strait, on foot? Down the “kelp highway” by boat? Across the Atlantic via the polar ice cap? And when did they reach …

Anthropology

Exclusive: Trump invokes War of 1812 in testy call with Trudeau over tariffs

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had a testy phone call on May 25 over new tariffs imposed by the Trump administration targeting steel and aluminum imports coming from Canada, including one moment during the conversation in which Trump made an erroneous …

Donald Trump

The LHC Has Detected The Higgs Boson Again, This Time With a Massive Twist

Whoa.<p>Physicists working at the Large Hadron Collider have made a major new detection of the famous Higgs boson, this time catching details on a rare …

Physics

Why Are We Not Talking About The Reality of Giant Humanoid Skeletons?

A certain perception has been pushed, selectively constructed from Darwin’s ‘<b>The Origin of Species</b>’–the notion that the human race evolved up through …

Anthropology

The experience economy will be a ‘massive business,’ according to Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky

Chesky’s vision? To be a “global travel community.”<p>Most people think of Airbnb as a real estate rental business, but that’s wrong, says Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky.<p>“I think the key that makes Airbnb is the fact that we’re a community, not just a series of commodities,” said Chesky, speaking onstage at …

Tourism

List of topics characterized as pseudoscience

This is a <b>list of topics that have, at one point or another in their history, been characterized as pseudoscience</b> by academics or researchers. …

A Physicist Has Proposed a Grim Explanation For Why We Never See Aliens

The fault in our stars.<p>The Universe is so unimaginably big, and it's positively teeming with an almost infinite supply of potentially life-giving …

Universe

The US Military Has Released a Mysterious Report on 'Warp Drives'. Here's What Physicists Think About It

Could we really have faster-than-light travel?<p>Sometime after August 2008, the US Department of Defence contracted dozens of researchers to look into …

Physics

Anemoi

"Notus" redirects here. For the United States town, see Notus, Idaho.<p>In ancient Greek religion and myth, the <b>Anemoi</b> (Greek: Ἄνεμοι, "Winds")[n 1] were …

"Uniquely Human" Muscles Found in Apes Contradict Key Evolutionary Dogmas

"These are unverifiable 'just-so stories."<p>In his 1863 book <i>Evidence as to Man’s Place in Nature</i>, Thomas Henry Huxley raised hell by arguing that …

Muscle

Security troops on US nuclear missile base took LSD

WASHINGTON (AP) — One airman said he felt paranoia. Another marveled at the vibrant colors. A third admitted, "I absolutely just loved altering my mind."<p>Meet service members entrusted with guarding nuclear missiles that are among the most powerful in America's arsenal. Air Force records obtained by …

Military

Yggdrasil

For other uses, see Yggdrasil (disambiguation).<p><b>Yggdrasil</b> (/ˈɪɡdrəsɪl/ or /ˈɪɡdrəzɪl/; from Old Norse <b>Yggdrasill</b>, pronounced [ˈyɡːˌdrasilː]) is an …

Pizza Study Reveals Biological Differences in People Who Can Maintain Weight

It could be hard-wired.<p>Scientists cruelly observed in January that the more weight you have to lose, the harder it can be to lose it. For people …

Holistic Medicine

Netflix Users Threaten Boycott Over Obama Content Deal

Some Netflix users aren’t too happy about the streaming provider’s newly announced deal with former President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle …

Michelle Obama

NASA's 'Impossible' Space Engine Tested—Here Are the Results

The first independent tests of the EmDrive suggest there's a mundane explanation for the wildly controversial device.<p>Spaceflight is hard. Blasting heavy cargo, spacecraft, and maybe people to respectable speeds over interplanetary distances (not to mention the luxury of stopping at destinations) …

Auctions

Lightning Inside This Ferocious Hurricane Blasted a Beam of Antimatter at Earth

Oh, what fun.<p>When Hurricane Patricia shredded into the west coast of Mexico in October 2015, it was the strongest Pacific hurricane on record – but …

Weather

This tree beautifully reveals the relationships between languages

For reasons both poetic and pragmatic, the tree has historically been the designer's go-to inspiration for mapping relationships. In the graphic below, Finish-Swedish illustrator Minna Sundberg artfully uses this format to trace the world's largest language families.<p>All of the languages illustrated …

Language

Our Solar System Captured an Asteroid That's Been Hiding a Huge Secret

A super super sneaky object lurking in Jupiter’s orbit has been up to something big.<p>According to a study published Monday in <i>Monthly Notices of the</i> …

Astronomy

Mountain bikers in fatal cougar attack did everything right, authorities say

A mountain biker who was killed by a cougar near Seattle and his friend who escaped after the animal attacked him did everything right, authorities have said.<p>The two men were riding on a trail in the Cascade Mountain foothills on Saturday when the mountain lion began following them. Authorities …

Washington State

Chile's bishops resign en masse over sex abuse cover-up

VATICAN CITY (AP) — In the biggest shake-up yet in the Catholic Church's long-running sex abuse scandal, every active Chilean bishop offered to resign Friday over what Pope Francis said was their "grave negligence" in investigating abuse and protecting children.<p>The bishops announced at the end of …

Pope Francis

Circassians

Not to be confused with Adyghe people or Cherkess.<p>The <b>Circassians</b> (Russian: Черкесы <i>Čerkesy</i>), also known by their endonym <b>Adyghe</b> (Circassian: Адыгэхэр</i> …

The Amazons Were Based on Real-Life Women Warriors Who Were Cool as Hell

The Amazons aren't just the stuff of Greek myth and "Wonder Woman" movies. New evidence suggests that they had living counterparts in nomadic Scythian warrior tribes.<p>In ancient Greek myth, the Amazons only exist in reference—and deference—to Greek heroes. They are there to be fought and to provide …

This monster black hole eats the mass of our own sun every two days and is the fastest-growing quasar ever seen

The quasar is estimated to be as large as 20 billion suns and radiates ultraviolet and X-ray energy as gas and dust are sucked in<p>Astronomers in …

Dad jokes, ranked

Let's face it, dads have horrible jokes. But sometimes, the jokes are so horrible they're amazing.<p>Every once in a while, a wholesome dad joke is just …

Scientists believe alien life may exist in other universes after discovering a mysterious 'force'

ALIEN life could exist in other universes, according to a group of scientists studying a mysterious force known as dark energy.<p>Previous theories …

The next big discovery in astronomy? Scientists probably found it years ago – but they don't know it yet

Earlier this year, astronomers stumbled upon a fascinating finding: Thousands of black holes likely exist near the center of our galaxy.<p>The X-ray …

Universe

How Many of Earth’s Moons Crashed Back Into the Planet?

For decades, scientists have pondered how Earth acquired its only satellite, the Moon. Whereas some have argued that it formed from material lost by …

Universe

A Rogue Star Hurtling Towards The Solar System Is Going to Arrive Sooner Than We Realised

Yikes...<p>According to new calculations, we may have a little less time to prepare for a star on course to kiss the edges of our Solar System.<p>Yep. …