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This explorer discovered human time warp by living in a cave

On July 16, 1962, French geologist Michel Siffre entered a darkened cave, where he planned to remain for two months.<p>Tracking the days according to …

Aziz Ansari took to the 'SNL' stage and delivered some stand-up logic to Trump

"Saturday Night Live" couldn't have planned a better guest host for its inaugural-weekend show than Aziz Ansari.<p>Or at least that's the conclusion many came to after the writer-actor-comedian delivered the opening monologue.<p>Ansari, who made a name for himself as Tom Haverford on "Parks and …

Trump takes charge, assertive but untested 45th US president

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pledging emphatically to empower America's "forgotten men and women," Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United …

Donald Trump

5 Amazing Science Facts That Sound Like Hack Sci-Fi Writing

Truth is stranger than fiction, because fiction can be stopped by editors, and lightning bolts really don't have that problem. That's why all of …

Consciousness Is Made of Atoms, Too - Facts So Romantic

In his first lecture on physics to freshmen and sophomores at the California Institute of Technology, in 1961-62, Richard Feynman said:<i>If, in some</i> …

Ancient Egyptians used metal in wooden ships

A piece of wood recovered at a dig near the Great Pyramid of Giza shows for the first time that ancient Egyptians used metal in their boats, …

Can Science Crack The 'Hardest' Question?

Opinions may diverge initially — but once we start to think about it, no question is harder than figuring out the origin of everything.<p>The more popular phrasings go something like, "Where did the world come from?" or "Why is there something rather than nothing?" This is the question of creation, of …

Forget what you heard: Jupiter does not orbit the sun

NASA's Juno probe just passed closer to Jupiter than any human-made craft ever. And no surprise, photos confirm that the fifth planet from the sun looks huge up close. <i>Huge.</i><p>It's so huge, in fact, that it doesn't actually orbit the sun. Not exactly. With 2.5 times the mass of all the other planets in …

Astronomy

Biologists Just Spotted The Cutest 'Stubby Squid' Ever in The Deep Sea

We can't breathe.<p>You know what's almost as good as finding a bright magenta, googly-eyed stubby squid just chilling by itself 900 metres deep in the …

Could Dark Energy Be Caused By A Reaction To What's In The Universe?

Most of the forces and phenomena in the Universe have causes that can be easily uncovered. Two massive objects experience a gravitational force due to the fact that spacetime is curved by the presence of matter and energy. The Universe has expanded as it has over its history because of the changing …

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg calls Trump a 'faker,' he says she should resign

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's well-known candor was on display in her chambers late Monday, when she declined to retreat from her earlier criticism of Donald Trump and even elaborated on it.<p>"He is a faker," she said of the presumptive Republican presidential …

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Beauty of space: spectacular Australian photographs of the universe

From the hidden colours of the moon to Bonnie Doon, and Tarantula Nebula to Saturn, these spectacular images of the universe are the finalists in the 2016 CWAS ‘David Malin’ awards. The annual competition, which celebrates the best astronomy images taken by Australian photographers, is part of …

Watch Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Emotional Final ‘Hamilton’ Curtain Call

Lin-Manuel Miranda ended his Tony-winning run as Alexander Hamilton in the history-making Broadway show he wrote and starred in Saturday night with …

Religious Americans of all stripes should join the rabbis who protested against Trump at AIPAC

When rabbis walked out of Donald Trump's speech Monday night at the national convention of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee in Washington, they were literally turning their backs on the man who has been compared — rightly or not — to some of the worst haters in modern history.<p>While it's …

Religion

Why are our kids so miserable?

“Something in modern life is undermining mental health,” Jean Twenge, a professor of psychology at San Diego State University, wrote in a recent paper.<p>Specifically, something is undermining young people’s mental health, especially girls.<p>In her paper, Twenge looks at four studies covering 7 million …

John Kasich didn’t do what he said he did

John Kasich seems like the kind of Republican that Democrats can, if not love, at least respect.<p>He’s got an avuncular quality about him, somewhere between get-off-my-lawn and one-too-many-drinks-at-Thanksgiving-dinner, that makes it seem like the former Ohio congressman, governor, and winner of the …

So, Uh, Here's The Full Text Of Sarah Palin's Bizarre Trump Speech

A manifesto for Donald J. Trump.<p>"Thank you so much. It’s so great to be here in Iowa. We’re here just thawing out. Todd and I and a couple of our friends here from Alaska, lending our support for the next president of our great United States of America, Donald J. Trump.<p>"Mr. Trump, you’re right, …

Jaden Smith stars in Louis Vuitton’s new women’s campaign

Just weeks before the fashion house’s AW16 menswear show, Louis Vuitton have unveiled the star of their SS16 women’s ad campaign: Jaden Smith. Nicolas Ghesquière, the house’s artistic director, announced the news on Instagram last night, posting an image from the campaign. In this image, Smith …

10 Ways Traveling Solo Will Change Your Life

Go ahead, ugly cry. It's good for you.<p>I could tell you I decided to go away alone because I wanted an adventure, or because I was about to burn out and needed a break; but, the real reason I headed off on my first big solo journey was a bruised ego and a bit of a broken heart. I needed to be far, …

Here Is the Last Mind-Blowing Fashion Riddle of 2015

Remember THE DRESS???<p>Remember the biggest fashion moment of 2015? You know, the one that divided a nation; made us question everything we knew to be true; rattled us to the core. Remember...THE DRESS?<p>Of course you do, because STABBBBB. (Also it's white and gold for me right now...so the torture …

Science suggests pursuing your passions does make you a happier person

As we look ahead to the new year, a study published in the Journal of Happiness Studies poses a simple question: Given how beneficial it is to have one harmonious passion, what's the effect of having two?<p>Benjamin Schellenberg and Daniel Bailis didn't go into this research with any firm predictions: …

Happiness

Top 5 Space Questions of 2015…with Answers! (Op-Ed)

<i>Paul Sutter is a visiting scholar at The Ohio State University's Center for Cosmology and Astro-Particle Physics (CCAPP). Sutter is also host of the</i> …

Black Holes

Donald Trump unloads on PolitiFact after it awards him 'Lie of the Year'

PolitiFact, which has won a Pulitzer Prize for its 2008 election coverage, delved into Trump's various misstatements on Monday , when it awarded him "Lie of the Year" for what it called his "many campaign misstatements."<p>"It's the trope on Trump: He's authentic, a straight-talker, less scripted than …

Donald Trump

Thank You, Donald Trump, for Starting a Needed Conversation About Sexism

A few years ago, I wrote an open letter to my then-3-year-old daughter, apologizing for all the years I had spent oblivious to society’s subtle (but …

How big can black holes grow?

Black holes could grow as large as 50 billion suns, before the ‘food’ that makes them grow crumbles into stars, says new research.<p>In recent decades, …

A Paul Ryan PolitiFact Check

During his full "Meet the Press" interview, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-WI., said the following about President Obama’s healthcare law:<p>So PolitiFact and “Meet the Press” decided to take a looked at Ryan's claim that health insurance plans sponsored by Obamacare are, “making families pay …

Health Care

What does Pluto look like? Imagine three-mile-high mountains and nitrogen glaciers.

Photos from New Horizons' trip past Pluto have revealed new details of the dwarf planet's surface — including three-mile-high water-ice mountains and deep layered craters.<p>“This is the apex, these are the highest resolution images,” says planetary scientist William McKinnon, who is New Horizons' …

Third Democratic debate: 11 things we learned

US elections 2016,US politics,Democrats,Bernie Sanders,Martin O'Malley,Hillary Clinton,US news,World news,US foreign policy,US domestic policy,US national security<p>Bernie Sanders apologized, Martin O’Malley was aggressive and Hillary Clinton was strong on foreign policy and tax. And yes, she closed …

Giant Squid and Whale Sharks Aren't As Big As People Think

When it comes to determining the size of giant squid and other large sea animals, humans have a tendency to exaggerate, a new study suggests.<p>A team …