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Scientists say being funny is associated with having above-average intelligence

In one 2011 study, researchers at the University of New Mexico asked 400 psychology students to complete measures of abstract reasoning ability and verbal intelligence before writing captions for a series of New Yorker cartoons.<p>Sure enough, captions that were rated funnier belonged to students who …

Scientists Analyzed Spiderweb DNA, and the Results Are Super Creepy

Walking into a spiderweb just got creepy. Those sticky strands clinging to your hair and face? They’re smeared with traces of the spider’s last meal, …

Humai Wants To Resurrect Humans Within 30 Years

A new quest to defeat death--or at least make it optional<p><i>Spoilers ahead for those who aren’t caught up,</i>​ but last season of Game of Thrones ended with a true Caesar ​outcome​ for all-around-hero (and potential Azor Ahai) Jon Snow. But unlike Caesar, today HBO teased the ​apparent​ resurrection of …

NASA Astronaut's Tweet Sends Alien And UFO Hunters Into A Frenzy

One of Scott Kelly's latest tweets is a causing a stir among alien hunters after they caught sight of something "strange" in the image he …

Paranormal

First images ever taken of a planet being formed, 450 light-years from Earth

Of the many new exoplanets discovered over the past two decades, all have been identified as established, older planets. Some with incredible winds …

Universe

10 incredible modern masters of fantasy illustration

These 10 artists have, over time, created portfolios of amazing imagery that never fails to grab attention and inspires us to pick up a Wacom (or …

RebelMouse vs. WordPress VIP

After building the product for Huffington Post, and owning the product and engineering groups at AOL after we were acquired, it was clear to me there …

NASA Searching For Alien Life With Newly Developed Tricorder-Like Chemical Laptop

NASA is searching for "life outside of earth" using its newly developed Chemical Laptop, which bears some resemblance with the tricorder from Star …

Paranormal

It this the 'Face of God' on MARS? UFO hunters 'spot ancient statue'

It this the 'Face of God' on MARS? UFO hunters claim to have spotted 'ancient statue'<p><b>'Face' carved in rock on Mars at a site called, Concepción …

5 Army Technologies You Use Every Day

Synthetic Quartz: a real American hero.

Final proof of life on Mars? 'Alien and UFO found carved into rock' on Red Planet

NASA•YouTubeUFO spotters have highlighted the "hieroglyphs" shown top and below right next to real Egyptian carv<p>Alien buffs spent hundreds of hours …

Paranormal

See Into Other Universes Through The Eyes Of This Industrial Robot

Humans can’t see quantum mechanics at work–but what about a robot?<p>Some physicists believe that our universe is but one of infinite universes, so our world is only a single version of every conceivable possibility that could be. It’s scientific philosophy that will melt your mind, but a new project …

The Moon's Two Sides Look So Different Thanks To 4.5 Billion-Year-Old Physics

If you’ve ever looked up at the brightest and closest celestial object in the night sky, our Moon, you’ve probably noticed how <i>different</i> some parts of it appear to be from others. And if you’ve ever taken a look at it through a telescope, especially if it’s not in its full phase, you’ve very likely …

Astronomy

Is Stephen Hawking Right About Hostile Aliens?

E.T. was the perfect extraterrestrial: Cute, smart and — best of all — a perfect pacifist.<p>Unfortunately, scientists aren't so sure that an actual …

Interview: Gorgeous Landscapes Heightened by Auroras Illuminating the Night Sky

While Calgary, Canada-based photographer Neil Zeller has photographed everything from cityscapes to remote mountains to corporate events, his heart ultimately belongs to the night sky and its myriad of breathtaking wonders. Twinkling stars, bright hints of the Milky Way, and the otherworldly glow …

Landscape Photography

Can You Think Yourself Into a Different Person?

<i>We used to believe our brains couldn’t be changed. Now we believe they can – if we want it enough. But is that true? Will Storr wades through the</i> …

MOO J1142: A cluster at the edge of the Universe.

I love it when a piece of news comes out that ties in so neatly with a recent episode of Crash Course Astronomy: Hard on the heels of my talking …

Universe

6 million years of human evolution in 1 minute

Mesmerizing reconstructions of long-lost human ancestors – created using fossil discoveries and forensic techniques – from a 2013 book published by …

Evolution

Dalai Lama: Religion Without Quantum Physics Is an Incomplete Picture of Reality

His Holiness on emptiness and entanglement.<p>Ever since Copernicus published <i>On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres</i> in 1543 to outline his heliocentric cosmology and thereby kick start modern scientific inquiry, an uneasy truce has existed between science and religion. Although Copernicus wasn't …

Heartbreaking numbers comparing how much money NASA spends vs. smokers

Sometimes it's well-meaning friends and family who say that that money is wasted, and would be better spent on solving problems here on Earth.<p>In fact, that's a whole cultural meme. You see it played out over and over in the comments section whenever mainstream media covers a space story.<p>While …

Science Finally Explains Slackers

There’s a neurological reason for apathy and laziness, according to new research. Inefficient connections between certain areas of the brain may make …

Oxford University

This Bike Path Paved With Solar Panels Shows That All Streets Could Double As Power Sources

If we want it, the road could literally be paved to a renewable energy future. A pilot test of the technology turned out a great success.<p>One year after a bike path outside Amsterdam was plastered with custom solar panels, it’s generating more power than predicted–and the designers are convinced …

Asteroid buzzed Earth this weekend, hours after discovery

Discovered on Saturday, closest just hours later, this small asteroid came closer to Earth than weather and television satellites orbit.<p>A small space …

Astronomy

To find aliens, we need to build a giant space parasol

Could the light from stars be hiding evidence of extraterrestrial life? A giant “Starshade” could soon reveal answers.<p>Alien hunting isn’t just tabloid fodder anymore. Over the last few years, astronomers have discovered thousands of planets outside the Solar System, suggesting that the galaxy is …

Leading Harvard physicist has a radical new theory for why humans exist

For example, an astrophysicist might say that the chemical components of our bodies were first forged in the nuclear fires of stars.<p>On the other hand, an evolutionary biologist might look at the similarities between our DNA and that of other primates' and conclude we evolved from apes.<p>Lisa Randall, …

Artist Paints Ephemeral Portraits on Vintage Paper Using Coffee as a Medium

Michael Aaron Williams is globally recognized for his statement street art that aims to provoke dialogue and stimulate social commentary. However, the Tennessee native has also become renowned for his detailed coffee paintings that capture the ephemeral nature of his subjects. Intimate and fragile, …

Art

Why exoplanet GJ 1132b might be the 'most important' ever found

Astronomers have found what's claimed to be the "most important" planet ever discovered outside the Solar System.<p>The rocky Venus-like exoplanet, …

Astronomy

New planetary find "best chance for life outside our solar system"

<b>(CNN) —</b> Astronomers have made two new planetary discoveries that they claim expand the known boundaries of our solar system -- and they may be the biggest breakthroughs in the search for alien life.<p>The two finds, one planet at the edge of our solar system and one just beyond, have both been hailed …

Universe

First genetically modified humans could exist within two years

Humans who have had their DNA genetically modified could exist within two years after a private biotech company announced plans to start the first trials into a ground-breaking new technique.<p>Editas Medicine, which is based in the US, said it plans to become the first lab in the world to …

Astronomers saw a black hole wake up after 26 years and do something extremely violent

Such events are very rare, but astronomers managed to record incredible footage of the aftermath this summer.<p>The black hole is part of star system called V404 Cygni. The black hole is about 12 times more massive than the sun and is nearly 46 quadrillion miles away from Earth. Over at least the last …