Rhiana Edmondson

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How LSD Makes Your Brain One With The Universe

Some users of LSD say one of the most profound parts of the experience is a deep oneness with the universe. The hallucinogenic drug might be causing this by blurring boundaries in the brain, too.<p>The sensation that the boundaries between yourself and the world around you are erasing correlates to …

Don’t panic, but Hubble just spotted a weird ‘doorway’ in space

The Hubble space telescope has just spotted a really alarming gateway-style thing in space – the sort of object where an evil galactic death armada …

Alien Races – Over 82 Species on Earth and in Contact with Earth Right Now

(Before It’s News)This highly fascinating compilation features photos of alleged alien species. According to whistleblower and former Canadian …

Is mysterious UFO seen in Apollo moon mission photo a super secret US 'Black Manta' spacecraft?

UFO hunters claim to have found a super secret US government spacecraft in a picture taken during an Apollo moon mission.<p>The image, taken on the 1969 …

Quantum state of molecular ion measured live, non-destructively

The interaction of thermal energy from the environment with motional degrees of freedom is well known and often referred to as Brownian motion (also …

Here's how an unsolvable physics problem could lead to an alien invasion

<i>This article contains spoilers for Cixin Liu's novel "The Three-Body Problem".</i><p>Cixin Liu's "The Three-Body Problem" is a fascinating science fiction …

NASA's Next Great Telescope Will Settle This Alien Megastructure Mystery For Good

The James Webb Space Telescope will finally crack the mystery of Tabby's Star. We think.<p>The faraway star KIC 8462852 has been a fervent topic of debate over the last few months, ever since folks at SETI proposed that maybe—just maybe—a there was a giant alien megastructure around the star …

What to say when someone asks for proof of God\'s existence

<i>"There isn't enough evidence."</i><p>It seems so reasonable. It's what any sensible person would ask. Where is the evidence? Why should it be so difficult …

Carl Sagan Explains Your Mother

Consider the scale of the universe. If the Earth were the size of a marble, Jupiter would be approximately the size of a grapefruit, while the sun would be the size of a humble exercise ball. From there, one can extrapolate just how vast our solar system, our galaxy, and our universe_ _really are. …

Is The Multiverse A Scientific Theory?

Anyone can come up with a theory, which in common parlance, simply means “an idea for how something works.” But in order to be a <i>scientific</i> theory, you have to do a lot more. In particular, any new scientific theory has to look at the current framework of science, including the current leading/best …

Dark Matter

The Universe’s Dark Ages May Hold The Secrets To Dark Matter, Inflation, And Even String Theory

How the future of astronomy — and something we can’t even see — might open up the dark Universe.<p><i>This post is written by Sabine Hossenfelder, a</i> …

Astronomers' findings point to a ninth planet, and it's not Pluto

The scientist who killed Pluto says there may be nine planets in the solar system after all.<p>Caltech astronomer Mike Brown and his astrophysicist colleague Konstantin Batygin say they've found compelling evidence that a giant planet orbits the sun in the dark, distant badlands far beyond …

When 'Your Heart Is A Muscle,' Empathy Is A Revolutionary Act

When Sunil Yapa's laptop was stolen, he didn't just lose his computer — he also lost the 600-page novel saved on it. Yapa summoned the will to write it all over again — but a little shorter this time. This second version has turned into a newly published novel about recurring themes in American …

What Our Obsession With ‘Serial’ And ‘Making A Murderer’ Says About Us

By my count, the two most binge-able shows in recent memory have been <i>Serial</i> (season one) and <i>Making a Murderer</i>. The stories both follow the same pattern: A man is accused of murder, he insists on his innocence, and a documentary crew dives into the case files to investigate.<p>[<i>HBO’s</i> The Jinx <i>had a</i> …

Undiscovered Crevice at the Bottom of Loch Ness is Big Enough to Hide a Monster

A sonar reading recently revealed a previously unseen trench at the bottom of Loch Ness. Located about nine miles east of Inverness, it looks just …

35,000 Year Old Cave Painting Of Ancient Volcanic Eruption

The Chauvet-Pont D’Arc cave located in southern France may be the location of the world’s oldest depiction of a volcanic eruption. The walls of the “Cave of Forgotten Dreams” are filled with cones and spray-shaped images were previously unidentified. Research published in <i>PLoS ONE</i> confirmed that the …

Scientists find way to predict who is likely to wake up during surgery

Measuring certain kinds of brain activity may help doctors track and predict how patients will react to anaesthesia before going under for surgery, …

Monster snow storm bears down on US east coast threatening chaos

Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters<p>Snowploughs work to clear the pavement in front of the White House ahead of Friday’s expected storm.<p>84<p>image/jpeg<p>http://media.guim.co.uk/eea2faab8294746ab5c889928379aa0a1a64485f/0_177_3500_2101/140.jpg<p>140<p>Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images<p>A worker in a hardware …

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