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Asteroid to Strike Near Puerto Rico? Not True, Says NASA

Space<p>Don't call Bruce Willis just yet.<p>The rumors flying around Twitter, YouTube and other corners of the Internet about a giant asteroid striking Earth? Total nonsense, according to NASA.<p>The erroneous story varies, but mostly it goes like this: an asteroid will hit near Puerto Rico between …

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Existence of cosmic neutrinos confirmed by Antarctic scientists

Neutrinos, created by violent phenomena such as black holes and exploding stars, could hold the key to the universe’s most distant and mysterious events<p>Antarctic scientists have confirmed the existence of cosmic neutrinos – ghostly particles that have traveled from the Milky Way and beyond. These …

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Extreme Science: The San Andreas Fault

How California is predicting and preparing for the inevitable<p>OUR FAULT<p>OUR FAULT<p>Extreme Science San Andreas <i>by PopSci</i><p>There’s a crack in California. It stretches for 800 miles, from the Salton Sea in the south, to Cape Mendocino in the north. It runs through vineyards and subway stations, power lines …

A history of the world in funny puns

Why Is a Major Media Outlet Promoting Astrology?

I can’t believe that right now, more than 10 percent of the way into the 21st century, I have to write these words, but here we are:<p><i>Astrology doesn’t</i> …

What Does 200 Billion Stars Really Mean?

The sheer scale of space is overwhelming. Oh, sure, we have words to make it more palatable, like “light-years”—as if a distance of 10 <i>trillion</i> …

If You Want to Survive a Black Hole Encounter, Bring a Friend

We think every big galaxy has one at its heart, and the bruiser in the Milky Way’s dead center has a mass 4.3 <i>million</i> times that of the Sun. As you …

Rep. Amash: ‪Not Enough Votes in Congress to Reauthorize PATRIOT Act

Michigan Congressman Justin Amash took to Facebook earlier today to inform the public about the inner workings of alleged surveillance reform.<p>Amash …

Read the Scathing Statement From Fox News Blasting Donald Trump for Advancing ‘Conspiracy Theories’

A Fox News spokesperson issued a scathing statement Friday night in response to “conspiracy theories” that suggested host Megyn Kelly’s vacation is a result of the network’s feud with Donald Trump.<p>After it was announced earlier this week that Kelly would be taking a 10-day vacation, rumors swirled …

Big Data Shows How American Politics Have(n’t) Changed

Text analysis of every State of the Union address ever pegs the start of the modern era at the end of World War I.<p>Every year since 1790 (with the exception of FDR in 1933), the president of the United States has delivered a State of the Union address to Congress, an oratory that is sometimes …

Ashley Madison Hack Could Have A Devastating Psychological Fallout

Users of the affair website could face long-lasting emotional trauma.<p>Ashley Madison users may face more than just marital discord after the dating website's recent hack.<p>On Tuesday night, hackers came through on their threat to leak almost 10 gigabytes of user data, revealing information including …

Donald Trump and the Political Benefits of a Narcissistic Personality

It’s safe to assume Donald J. Trump has very high self-esteem.<p>Who else but Trump would take complete credit for making immigration a talking point …

Read These 9 Hilarious Transcripts From Virgin Airline’s In-Flight Messaging System

By Jacob Geers,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/1NGaX0N<p>Federal regulations do not allow the use of any cellular device while in-flight. But what if …

CNN/ORC Poll: Donald Trump now competitive in general election

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Since announcing his campaign in late June, Donald Trump has quickly leapt to the top of the Republican field, leading recent polls nationally, in Iowa and in New Hampshire. And now, for the first time in CNN/ORC polling, his gains among the Republican Party have boosted him …

Russian Scientist Claims Ancient Race Drove Giant Cars on Earth and the Tracks Are Still Around

A leading Russian geologist recently made the bizarre claim that the mysterious groove like markings found in the Phrygian Valley of central Turkey …

Does the RNC have a secret anti-Trump war room?

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The Republican National Committee is running a secret war room to take out Donald Trump's presidential campaign.<p>Or so says Roger Stone, the former Trump political adviser, who still supports Trump.<p>Stone told CNN that he's absolutely convinced the Republican Party is trying to …

It's Official, July Was Earth's Hottest Month On Record

Scientists predict 2015 will be the hottest year ever.<p>July 2015 was officially the Earth's hottest month in recorded history, government scientists confirmed Thursday, following up on preliminary data published earlier this week by NASA and the Japan Meteorological Agency.<p>The average temperature in …

5 Real Emails From Ashley Madison Users Revealing Why They Cheat And More

By Mélanie Berliet,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/1gYxBa9<p>A few years ago, I posed as a young wayward wife on the social-networking site Ashley …

The Success of Deez Nuts Shows Why You Shouldn’t Trust Election Polls

As if the list of viable US presidential candidates wasn’t long enough already — now you can add Deez Nuts to it. Yes, that is the name of a …

Santorum rips Cruz, Walker as soft on immigration

Rick Santorum blasted his fellow GOP presidential hopefuls on Thursday, attacking Scott Walker and Ted Cruz for what he suggested were weak-kneed positions on curbing immigration.<p>He ripped Walker, the Wisconsin governor, for being “the first to change his position” on immigration, and criticized …

Illuminati Art: Inside the Aesthetics of a Modern Conspiracy

The New World Order may not exist—but that doesn’t mean we wouldn't know what it would look like if it did.<p><i>Top L to R: Illuminati's Eye of Minerva; Masonic Eye of Providence; Yale's Skull and Bones. Bottom L to R: Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa's “De occulta philosophia libri tres”; Baphomet; Eliphas</i> …