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Egypt Unearths Temple Guard's 3,000-Year-Old Tomb

Egypt's Ministry of Antiquities says American archaeologists have discovered a 3,000-year-old tomb with beautifully painted walls, belonging to a nobleman who guarded the temple of the ancient deity Amun.<p>Tuesday's statement says the tomb, found near the southern city of Luxor, dates back to the New …

Homer Simpson almost discovered the Higgs boson before any scientist

Some may refer to <i>The Simpsons</i> as "genius" but nobody expected this.<p>A new book titled <i>The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets</i> claims that …

NASA spacecraft nears historic dwarf planet arrival

NASA's Dawn spacecraft has returned new images captured on approach to its historic orbit insertion at the dwarf planet Ceres. Dawn will be the first …

Astronomy

Get Ready For The ‘Is Pluto A Planet?’ Debate To Fire Up Again

If you talk to people about astronomy, you will often find a total lack of opinions, except on one issue. To some people, Pluto is a planet. To others, it’s just a largish rock in space. And we might be on the verge of settling this bar argument once and for all.<p>The fundamental issue, as we’ve …

Astronomy

Dr. Seuss' forgotten adult book stars seven naked sisters

The literary work of beloved children's book author Dr. Seuss wasn't all cats in hats and truffula trees.<p>Tucked away in his canon of books is …

Mass Grave With 200 Skeletons Found Under Supermarket In Central Paris

Archaeologists have made a strange and rather gruesome discovery under a supermarket in central Paris: an ancient mass grave containing the skeletal remains of more than 200 people.<p>The grave came to light after the Monoprix supermarket company called on the French National Institute for Preventive …

Archaeologists find untouched ruins in their search for the Lost City of the Monkey God

Two years ago, an aerial search of the dense jungle of Honduras fuelled by local legends of a lost ancient city, revealed miles of seemingly man-made …

Grisly Ritual Revealed: How Bolivians Dissolved Bodies

At an ancient ritual complex in Bolivia, archaeologists discovered the ruins of a room where dead bodies were dissolved down to their bones in sizzling pots of caustic chemicals.<p>The researchers say people traveling in llama caravans may have brought their deceased relatives to be "defleshed" in …

Archaeology

In a Physics First, Light is Captured as Both Particle and Wave

Physicists have theorized for over a century that light acts as both a particle and a wave, depending on the conditions, but they've never been able to capture it being both at once — until a team in Switzerland did just that in a recent experiment. Scientists at the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de …

Quantum Physics

10 Things Exceptionally Productive Entrepreneurs Do Every Day

Guest Writer<p>Co-Founder of Empact<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>Inception</i> is one of my all-time favorite movies. In it, characters find themselves in dream worlds without knowing where they are or how they got there.<p>That’s how I used to feel throughout the day… every …

Time Management

The Dark Heart Of The Milky Way

Dark matter, the mysterious substance that makes up four-fifths of the stuff in the universe, has been found for the first time in the centre of the Milky Way.<p>The rivals have proposed an alternative hypothesis, called modified Newtonian dynamics (Mond), suggesting that the laws of gravity work …

22 Contemporary Authors You Absolutely Should Be Reading

These writers are not to be missed.

Charlie Day and Glenn Howerton: It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia is Ageless Like a Cartoon

Plus, their favorite episodes and why Sunny gets no Emmy love.<p>We're about half way through Season 10 of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia and the …

TV

Robots with souls: Funerals held for robot dogs across Japan

It’s not clear if all robotic AIBO dogs will go to heaven, but their Japanese owners are convinced they have souls. Owners of the gadgets are staging …

Biological Same-Sex Parent Babies Could Be a Reality by 2017

A scientific breakthrough could offer new hope to same-sex couples and anyone suffering from infertility issues.<p>Babies with two biological same-sex …

Science explains secret to preventing beer spillage

No one likes a super foamy beer. But according to science, it turns out all these extra bubbles actually have a pretty important purpose when it comes to preserving your brew.<p>Fluid physicists from Princeton and École Normale Superieure de Cachan in France determined that beer “sloshes around” less …

20 of the Most Popular Video Game Consoles

What is the most popular video game console? We’ll let you decide! Well, we’ll look at the most popular game consoles by overall sales, but we will</i> …

Monster catfish which looks big enough to swallow a man whole caught in Italy

The giant fish, which weighed 20 stone, was caught by twin brothers Dino and Dario Ferrari in northern Italy<p>With its huge, gaping mouth, it looks big enough to swallow a person whole.<p>This giant catfish, which weighed 20 stone (127kg) was caught by twin brothers Dino and Dario Ferrari in the Po …

Banksy’s Grim Tour of Gaza: Watch a Mini Documentary by the Shadowy Street Artist

The world’s most mysterious street artist released a 2-minute documentary online Wednesday that details the horrors of Gaza—allegedly shot by the man …

Spectacular Underwater Villas At The New Heart Of Europe Islands In Dubai

Underwater villas are set to become the first private residences for sale at The World islands off the coast of Dubai, through developer Kleindienst Group.<p>A total of 42 villas will be available for purchase. The three levels of villas, with the lowest under water, are being built on Monaco Island, …

Dining Rooms

Strange lights on dwarf planet Ceres have scientists perplexed

A dwarf planet is shining two bright lights at a NASA spacecraft right now, and our smartest scientists are unsure what they are.<p>As bizarre as that …

Google network learns to play Space Invaders in breakthrough for artificial intelligence

The DQN network learned how to play classic video games including Space Invaders and Breakout without programming<p>Artificial intelligence has taken a major step forward after Google created a network which learned to play a range of computer games on its own without being pre-programmed.<p>The Deep Q …

SEX CRIMINALS Comic Book Gets TV Adaptation

Scientists discover theory-defying black hole 12 billion times the size of the Sun

“Current theory is for a limit to how fast a black hole can grow, but this black hole is too large for that theory”<p>Researchers from Peking University and the University of Arizona discovered what is being called a "monster black hole," which is powering the brightest quasar yet found. Results of …

New Technology Will Triple Smartphone Battery Life

The brilliance, power and sheer innovative genius of your smartphone is always balanced by the terrorising and ever present ‘low battery’ sound. At every smartphone launch, every time I get my hands on a new handset, my childlike awe is immediately tempered by the crushing reality of how much power …

Where an ant goes when it's gotta go

Most of us think ants are unsanitary; it certainly seems that way when they’ve invaded our homes. But scientists have spotted ant behaviors that show …

Insects

Scientists successfully trolled conspiracy theorists

Over 90 percent of people who like posts on conspiracy theory pages primarily engage with conspiracy theories<p>A new study published in PLOS One focused on conspiracy theorists and the Internet circles they run in. Perhaps unsurprisingly, after studying 1.2 million people, the researchers found that …