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"Origin of the Universe Riddle Solved- and,er, It Wasn't God" Claim Canadian Physicists

A Group of researchers have made what may turn out to be the most significant discovery in HISTORY – how the cosmos came into being from nothing. The …

Physics

Jeb Bush: 'People need to work longer hours'

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush on Wednesday seemed to propose a bold solution for economic troubles: “People need to work longer hours,” drawing negative reactions from critics who suggested the last thing Americans need is to work more.<p>The GOP presidential contender made his suggestion during an …

Government

Opinion: Stephen Hawking’s catastrophic end for Planet Earth

Yes, Stephen Hawking says Planet Earth is headed for a “catastrophic ending.” The good news, he wants you to become a hero, save the world. Maybe …

Climate

Scientists rush to freeze plant DNA before 'sixth extinction'

<b>As the world enters into a sixth great extinction, scientists are racing against the clock to save genetic evidence from plants around the world.</b><p>An ambitious project launched Wednesday to collect the genomes of the planet's major plant groups within the next two years and put them into deep …

Natural History Museums

America is addicted to war: Terror, drugs and the existential threats that define us

On issues foreign and domestic, we view everything as a “war.” Our reliance on the term is myopic and destructive<p>War on drugs. War on poverty. War in Afghanistan. War in Iraq. War on terror. The biggest mistake in American policy, foreign and domestic, is looking at everything as war. When a war …

Political Science

Earth is on brink of a sixth mass extinction, scientists say, and it’s humans’ fault

A vast chunk of space rock crashes into the Yucatan Peninsula, darkening the sky with debris and condemning three-quarters of Earth’s species to extinction. A convergence of continents disrupts the circulation of the oceans, rendering them stagnant and toxic to everything that lives there. Vast …

Biodiversity

Is Death an Illusion? Quantum Physics Perspective

Most scientists would probably say that the concept of an afterlife is either nonsense, or at the very least unprovable.<p>Yet one expert claims he has …

America is feeling the Bern: Bernie Sanders draws overflow crowds — and surges in the polls

Once written off as a fringe candidate, the Vermont senator’s performance is taking many pundits by surprise<p>Some voters in the early voting states seem to be "feeling the Bern," an enthusiastic reference to the candidacy of 73-year-old Independent Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders.<p>Sanders appeared …

Middle-class

Why The 40-Hour Workweek Is Dying

Monday through Friday, 9 to 5. It’s the schedule the vast majority of us in salaried positions follow, and have followed for the past several decades. Legally, 40 hours of work each week is considered “full-time,” and demands certain full-time benefits, and any work done beyond those 40 hours is …

The Workplace

Extinction of your favorite animal more real than you realize

This week a study published in Science Advances has suggested that the extinction of some of the world’s most beloved animals is a clear and present …

Extinction

Google buys a firm that organizes your calendar around your life

Google has been striving for smarter apps that are built around the way you really live, and it's reinforcing that today by acquiring Timeful. The startup built a system that organizes your calendar around both your schedule and your priorities. You can tell it how often you'd like to hit the gym, …

Storing Renewable Energy with Tesla Motors Technology

Oil, gas and coal helped power the Industrial Revolution, but humans have to tear up the planet to extract these energy sources. Burning them pollutes the environment, but people can use these power sources whenever they like.<p>Wind and solar power are great because they’re renewable, but there’s …

Tesla

Study: Melting Greenland ice sheet is rapidly slowing the Gulf Stream

The Northern Hemisphere winter of 2014-15 was the warmest on record globally, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. But …

Ted Cruz’s climate denial makes him “absolutely unfit” to be president: Jerry Brown

Brown called out the senator and 2016 presidential candidate for displaying a “shocking” level of ignorance<p>Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, the first major candidate to officially declare his intent to run for president is entirely unsuited for the position, said California Gov. Jerry Brown, because he …

Jerry Brown

The Merging Of Science And Spirituality

It’s commonly accepted that science and spirituality are not compatible. Science is considered our reliable way forward, while spirituality often …

Twitter puts trillions of tweets up for sale to data miners

Company plans to make content generated by users available to commerce, academia and even police involved in crowd control<p>You are travelling by plane to see your newborn grandchild. As you board the aircraft, the cabin crew address you by name and congratulate you on the arrival of a bouncing baby …

Domestic Violence

President Obama Just Announced an Election Change That Would Transform the Face of American Politics

President Obama gave support to mandatory voting today at a town hall event in Cleveland. The President claims the drastic move would reduce the …

Government

The next 10 years in car tech will make the last 30 look like just a warm-up

“It’s difficult to make predictions, especially about the future.”<p>Sure, it’s a wry remark about the accuracy of superfluous prognostication but that …

Driverless Cars

TV white space will connect the internet of things

White spaces in the radio spectrum can now be used for anything from wireless flood defences to city-wide Wi-Fi. Services using the technology could …

Telecoms

“Fascism is rising in America”: The Koch brothers and democracy’s dispiriting demise

We’re still paying the price for Citizens United, and our oligarchs are poised to capture even more political power<p>As the American Heritage Dictionary noted, fascism is: "A system of government that exercises a dictatorship of the extreme right, typically through the merging of state and business …

Middle-class