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Ask Ethan: Does Dark Energy Mean We're Losing Information About The Universe?

Perhaps the biggest surprise of all about the Universe came at the very end of the 20th century: the discovery of dark energy and the accelerated expansion of the Universe. Rather than being pulled towards us gravitationally, the most distant galaxies in the Universe are speeding away from us at …

Astrophysics

Watch a Stunning Video of Jupiter's Swirling Clouds Made by Amateur Astronomers

This isn't a spacecraft flyby, this is an animation of over a thousand observations of the gas giant from Earth — and it's magnificent.<p>The swirling …

Astronomy

What It Feels Like to Die

Science is just beginning to understand the experience of life’s end.<p>“Do you want to know what will happen as your body starts shutting down?”<p>My mother and I sat across from the hospice nurse in my parents’ Colorado home. It was 2005, and my mother had reached the end of treatments for metastatic …

Consciousness

Oil crash delays projects worth nearly $400 billion

The crashing oil price is taking ever more casualties.<p>Oil's slump to 13-year lows has led to savage cutbacks in investments by energy companies. Industry consultancy Wood Mackenzie says 68 large upstream oil and gas projects worth $380 billion have already been put on hold.<p>The delays mean the …

Oil

How big your retirement fund should be at every age, according to one guide

Many people are overwhelmed by the responsibility of having to amass enough cash for retirement.<p>Only about half of workers participate in a workplace retirement savings plan, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. And once they have a retirement account, few people ever do the math on how …

Oil price crash means petrol could become cheaper than bottled water

Brent crude prices fall below $30 for the first time since April 2004 and could make fuel cheaper than water<p>Petrol will soon cost less than bottled water as the relentless decline in oil prices sends fuel down to 86p a litre, it has been claimed.<p>Brent crude fell to below $30 a barrel for the first …

Oil

Oil crashes to $30 a barrel

The dramatic crash in crude oil prices just got even more stunning.<p>Oil plummeted below $30 a barrel on Tuesday for the first time since December 2003. The latest wave of selling leaves crude oil down 19% this year alone. It represents an incredible 72% plunge from crude oil's June 2014 peak of …

CNN

Oil price crash: ‘Saudi Arabian economy going to fundamentally change’

Saudi Arabia is facing unprecedented budget cuts. As the world's largest oil exporter it's been struggling in the face of falling crude prices which …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Grammys<p>Turtlenecks and gold chains as far as the eye can see.<p>18 Photos19 hours agoView More<p>Best of GQ<p>John Jeremiah Sullivan contemplates the secret, …

Men's Fashion

Jimmy Kimmel Decides To Give YouTube Gaming A Try After All And He Kinda Likes It

Last week, Jimmy Kimmel was amazed to find out that watching people play video games on YouTube was a thing. When he decided to crack wise about it, enthusiastic gamers let it be known that they did not agree with Kimmel’s snide remarks.<p>In the middle of going though some of the YouTube comments, …

Jimmy Kimmel

10 Remarkable Finalists in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2015 Contest

The Wildlife Photographer of the Year is one of our favorite photography competitions, and they’ve recently revealed a first look at ten of the contest’s finalists. These chosen images are all visually stunning, depicting scenes that range from poignant to heartwarming to bizarre. Wrestling Komodo …

A Magnetic 'Wormhole' That Connects Two Regions of Space Has Been Created

Whoa.<p>Researchers in Spain have created a tiny magnetic wormhole for the first time ever, and they've used it to connect two regions of space so that …

Has Stephen Hawking solved the mystery of black holes?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Black holes have a way of capturing our imagination. That's why when Stephen Hawking recently talked about them the media went wild.<p>But what was he really saying? Was it a breakthrough moment?<p>At the Hawking Radiation Conference organized by Laura Mersini-Houghton, a professor of physics at …

Astrophysics

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Man Asks Kickstarter for $20,000, Gets Over $9 Million

Aya Brackett—Nest<p>DJI<p>Apple<p>Osmo<p>Tesla<p>Jawbone<p>Square<p>Hasbro<p>Oculus VR<p>Qualcomm

Raonic and Bouchard survive first round at U.S. Open

Looking sluggish after a summer lost to injury and/or poor form, Milos Raonic and Eugenie Bouchard managed to squeeze past their first-round opponents here at the U.S. Open on Monday.<p>Bouchard has suffered a precipitous fall through the world rankings. She ended last year at 7th. She arrived in New …

Blackhawks face no-win situation as Patrick Kane saga continues

No matter what happens next, the Chicago Blackhawks face a difficult situation when it comes to how to handle Patrick Kane, even if he is cleared of …

Ice Hockey

How to Buy a Slave Girl From ISIS

Thousands of Yazidi women have been enslaved by ISIS. Does paying their captors for their freedom fund the terrorist organization?<p>ERBIL, Iraq — In a …

Yazidis

Donald Trump Stumbles on Foreign Policy Knowledge in New Interview

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump revealed holes in his knowledge of world affairs Thursday in an interview with conservative radio …

How Likely Is It, Really, That Your Athletic Kid Will Turn Pro?

On the way to his son's baseball game on Long Island, sports writer J.R. Gamble tells me that his son, J.C., is quite a ball player.<p>"I have a lot of clips and highlights that I show people of him doing amazing things — jumping over catches, hitting balls right-handed, hitting balls left-handed," …

Andre Agassi

'Supergiant' gas field discovered in Mediterranean

Italian oil giant Eni says field off Egypt's coast holds equivalent of 5.5bn barrels of oil<p>A "supergiant" gas field holding the equivalent of 5.5bn barrels of oil has been discovered off the coast of Egypt, the largest ever find in the Mediterranean.<p>Italian oil group Eni, which announced the …

NHL Western Conference: Why your favorite team won't win the Stanley Cup

No matter how you finished last season, a new campaign offers renewed hope for all 30 teams in the NHL. While there is still an abundance of quality free agents on the market, for the most part the main framework for each team is set. And with about three weeks remaining until training camps open, …