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8 Awesome Science Resources That You Can Access For Free Online

Including ALL of Feynman’s lectures.<p>There's nothing worse than wanting to expand your knowledge, satisfy your curiosity, or just confirm some weird …

Harvard Goes To The Himalayas – Monks With ‘Superhuman’ Abilities Show Scientists What We Can All Do

It’s fascinating to consider just how many ancient teachings tell us that humans have the capacity to gain extraordinary powers through various …

16 Massive Scientific Facilities at the Cutting Edge of Research

To detect some of the biggest mysteries, you need some of most colossal facilities on Earth.<p>To do big research, sometimes you need some massive machines. Here are 16 facilities that have done out-there work in the last decade, whether hunting for mysterious particles, looking for distant stellar …

26 years ago, Carl Sagan gave us an incredible perspective on our planet

As NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft was about to leave our Solar System in 1989, Sagan, who was a member of the mission's imaging team, pleaded with officials to turn the camera around to take one last look back at Earth before the spaceship left our solar system.<p>The resulting image, with the Earth as a …

Space

These Quotes From Carl Sagan Will Make You Feel at One With The Cosmos

Awe-inspiring stuff.<p>We live in a grand Universe, full of mystery, beauty, and the potential for life. Yet we rarely stop to marvel at our place in …

Universe

The 50 Most Anticipated Video Games of 2016

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Retrogaming

Here's how long it would take to visit the closest star in our galaxy

There are many possible answers to this question — some very simple, others in the realm of science fiction. But coming up with a comprehensive answer means taking a lot of things into consideration.<p>Unfortunately, any realistic assessment is likely to produce answers that would totally discourage …

Space Travel

We might not exist if not for this accident that happened 600 million years ago

A single change was all that was needed to make the jump from single-celled life, like bacteria, to all multicellular life, including humans, scientists reported Jan. 7 in a study published in the journal eLIFE.<p>The findings not only explain a critical chapter of evolution, they also offer …

Biology

The 50 Best Space Images of the Year

From the heart of Pluto to the amazing SpaceX landing, all the best space explorations shots of 2015.<p>A voyage across the cosmos with the best space images we saw in 2015.

Physicists explain how to solve difficult mathematical problems with time travel computing

Sending a locked message back in time of which no one will ever read the contents can help solve difficult problems, according to an international …

Everything to play for as employers turn to video games in recruitment drive

Firms such as Deloitte hope to hire people using smartphone apps – but can they produce accurate results?<p>Job interviews have traditionally been painful affairs, with applicants sitting, sweaty-palmed, in some anteroom wondering whether or not to accept a biscuit. But today’s job applicants may well …

Employment

Keith Stuart on AI, acting and the weird future of open-world games

Julian Togelius has an idea about where open-world games are going. Let's call it the infinite world theory. In his version of the future, titles …

The Sims

Researchers explain human decision-making with physics theory (video)

The next time someone accuses you of making an irrational decision, just explain that you’re obeying the laws of quantum physics.<p>A new trend taking …

Scientists Find Two Distant Stars Touching, And The Results Could Be Catastrophic

Star-crossed lovers.<p>Some 160,000 light-years away, two stars are overlapping one another in what has been described as a potentially catastrophic …

Experience ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ in a 360-degree first-person video from ILMxLab

Lucasfilm’s special-effects department is working on a new frontier of immersive entertainment, and you can get a taste of that on Facebook.<p>This morning, the Star Wars account on Facebook launched the <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> Immersive 360 Experience. This is a new kind of video on the …

Researchers Show How Self-Control Can Drain Your Memory Banks

Stop trying so hard.<p>The human body has a finite amount of resources, and scientists are always discovering more about how these resources are shared, …

The Brain

Our morning schedules are ruining our health

<b>According to Paul Kelley, a sleep researcher at the University of Oxford, children between the ages of eight and 10 should start school no earlier than 8:30 a.m., 16-year-olds should start at or after 10 a.m., and 18-year-olds at 11 a.m or later.</b><p>The suggestions come from a recent study published by …

Sleep

Big Bang, Deflated? Universe May Have Had No Beginning

If a new theory turns out to be true, the universe may not have started with a bang.<p>In the new formulation, the universe was never a singularity, or …

Physics

A Magnetic 'Wormhole' That Connects Two Regions of Space Was Created in The Lab

Two years ago ... this was weird.<p>Back in 2015, researchers in Spain created a tiny magnetic wormhole for the first time ever. They used it to connect …

Physics

How Intuitive Are You? Take This Quiz To Find Out—And See How To Sharpen Your 6th Sense

One morning in November, Tammy Turner, 36, woke up thinking about her Pap test, scheduled for the following month. Even now, she can't explain exactly what made her call the doctor's office and move up her appointment to that week. "It wasn't that I had symptoms, just this gut feeling that …

Psychology

If we live in one of multiple universes, here's how we could find out

The existence of parallel universes may seem like something cooked up by science fiction writers, with little relevance to modern theoretical physics.<p>But the idea that we live in a "multiverse" made up of an infinite number of parallel universes has long been considered a scientific possibility — …

Quantum Mechanics

Alien Life Might Spread Like the 'Outbreak of an Epidemic'

We might be able to detect panspermia, and it may just be spreading like a virus.<p>New research from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics suggests that if panspermia really is the transportation system that spreads life in the universe, we might be able to spot it. Not only that, but it …

Universe

Collapse of the universe is closer than ever before

12/13/2013 11:30:00 AM<p>Maybe it happens tomorrow. Maybe in a billion years. Physicists have long predicted that the universe may one day collapse, and …

Powerful phenomena are kicking stars out of our galaxy at speeds of over 1 million miles per hour

Stars are built with the lightest elements in the Universe, hydrogen and helium, but they contain an incomprehensible amount of mass. Our Sun is made of 2 x 10^30 kgs of stuff. That's a 2 followed by 30 zeros. That's 330,000 times more stuff than the Earth.<p>You would think it'd be a bit of challenge …

Universe

'Everspace' Promises Dazzling Space Combat, Heading for Kickstarter Success with VR Support

<i>Everspace</i> is an unapologetically accessible space shooter with some of the most dazzling visuals we’ve ever seen – currently on track to hit its …

Virtual Reality