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Pluto May Have a Wandering Heart

Pluto's giant heart sets it apart from all the known planets. Known as Tombaugh Regio, the enormous impact basin filled with ices dominates the …

25 Words You Don't Actually Understand Unless You're A "Doctor Who" Fan

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A Children’s Picture-book Introduction to Quantum Field Theory

First of all, don’t panic.I’m going to try in this post to introduce you to quantum field theory, which is probably the deepest and most intimidating …

Physics

Here's what would happen if the sun disappeared right now

What would happen if the sun disappeared this very second?<p>The sun is about 333,000 times the mass of Earth and produces the same amount of energy as 100 billion hydrogen bombs every second!<p>Its giant mass makes the sun the dominant gravitational force in the solar system that locks all eight planets …

Seafloor

Science Has Finally Figured Out How to Win Rock-Paper-Scissors

Turns out that all you rock-paper-scissors champions who chalk it up to skill over luck may be on to something. Because according to science, there …

What Are Fractals, And Why Should I Care?

Fractal geometry is a field of math born in the 1970s and mainly developed by Benoit Mandelbrot. If you've already heard of fractals, you've probably …

Star

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Avengers: Infinity War

Not Everybody Likes Kissing

The music swells. On-screen, the two main characters' eyes meet. They lean in, and — slowly! — their lips gently press in a romantic kiss. All the teenage girls in the audience exhale audibly.<p>Such on-screen behavior seems romantic if you were raised in a culture that practices romantic kissing. But …

University of Oxford

White America: What Is Your Stake in #BlackLivesMatter?

Gustavo Gutierrez, the great liberation theologian, once said he was "suspicious of those who are not in the struggle for themselves."<p>Unless and until white Americans recognize that the very forces that plunder and kill black bodies are a product of forces that sustain white privilege in a way that …

Robin Williams: his 50 funniest quotes

Stoner Shakespeare? Scientists say pipes from playwright's garden contain cannabis

Did the greatest playwright the world has ever known have a taste for the wacky tobaccy? Did William Shakespeare have a case of the munchies while penning "Macbeth"?<p>The answer may very well be "yes" after a group of South African scientists found that clay pipes recovered from the garden of the …

Star

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The psychology behind color

If you squash every scene from the <i>The Matrix</i> into one image you’ll get something that looks like an old fuzzy TV screen. Look a little closer though and you’ll see the entire movie unfold, all without watching a single scene.<p>As you scan from left to right and top to bottom the colors flip flop …

Graphic Design

Einstein's Theory of General Relativity

In 1905, Albert Einstein determined that the laws of physics are the same for all non-accelerating observers, and that the speed of light in a vacuum …

A crazy new theory solves 40-year-old mystery about what happens inside of a black hole

What happens once you cross this threshold is a long-standing mystery that the world's leading scientists have been pondering for decades with little headway.<p>Now, a recent paper presented at a conference in Paris this week has proposed a solution by looking at black holes in a completely different …

Physics

A Periodic Table Surprise: The One Element In Stars That Isn't On Earth

When it comes to the elements in the periodic table found throughout the Universe, it’s only the first two that originated from the Big Bang: hydrogen and helium. Everything else was formed from stars, whether:<p>fused in their cores, from lighter elements into heavier ones,<br>• built in supernovae, where …

Universe

Attack on Titan live-action trailer includes plenty of people-eating nightmare fuel

And now, for your daily dose of "Oh no, what is that," and "ew, gross, why," we present to you the latest trailer for the <i>Attack on Titan</i> live-action adaptation. Fair warning: Yes, it is as graphic and disgusting as you would hope an Attack on Titan movie would be.<p>Attack on Titan is a wildly popular …

Consciousness

How Future Historians Might Use Your Tweets

<i>This post is in collaboration with The John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress, which brings together scholars and researchers from around</i> …

Social Media

Nintendo Just Filed A Patent For A Bizarre New Device

Here’s what we do know: Nintendo is planning on changing things up, and soon. The legendary game developer has been pretty tight-lipped about its new “NX” console along with its “Quality of Life” initiative, promising only to tell us more about them in 2016. A new patent filing unearthed by a …

Retrogaming
Anime

There's a New Theory About Native Americans' Origins

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Grand Canyon

Stephen Colbert Just Released A Game Called 'Escape From The Man-Sized Cabinet'

Former <i>Colbert Report</i> host and future <i>Late Night</i> host Stephen Colbert has released an online web game called <i>Escape From the Man-Sized Cabinet.</i><p>In it you play as—you guessed it!—Stephen Colbert. It’s a Twine-based “choose-your-own-adventure” style game comprised of mostly text and a few …

Choose Your Own Adventure

Why is the Scale of the Universe so Freakishly Large?

“Space is big,” said Douglas Adams. “You just won’t believe how vastly, hugely, mind-boggingly big it is.” But why must this be so? And why does our …

Dark Matter

Here Are the Four Types of Drunks, According to Science

You know when you’re out with your friends at a bar, and you’ve all had the same amount to drink, yet one friend is giggling uncontrollably, another …

Mary Poppins

How Disney Proved That No Price Was Too High for Fun

It may or may not be the happiest place on earth, but it’s always been one of the most profitable. Ever since Disneyland opened on this day, July 17, …

Walt Disney Company

The "Baby Doe" Investigation Showcases Forensic Science at Its Purest

The story of "Baby Doe"--the little girl whose body was found along a Boston shoreline in June--has captured the nation's attention. So far, we know virtually nothing about what happened. We don't know who she was, what happened to her, or who was responsible.<p>Forensic analysts from multiple …