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The 100 best novels written in English: the full list

After two years of careful consideration, Robert McCrum has reached a verdict on his selection of the 100 greatest novels written in English. Take a look at his list<p>A story of a man in search of truth told with the simple clarity and beauty of Bunyan’s prose make this the ultimate English classic.

The 100

Short Trip? More People 'Microdosing' on Psychedelic Drugs

Weird Science<p>For Martijn Schirp, it's a way to make an ordinary day just a little bit better.<p>A former poker player and recent graduate in interdisciplinary science in Amsterdam, Schirp has been experimenting with a new way to take psychedelic drugs: Called microdosing, it involves routinely taking …

Psychedelic Drugs

What Is a Geosynchronous Orbit?

A geosynchronous orbit is a high Earth orbit that allows satellites to match Earth's rotation. Located at 22,236 miles (35,786 kilometers) above …

What Are Computers Doing to Our Brains?

The ultimate technophile versus technophobe question.<p>Hello, Motherboard reader. You are (almost certainly) reading this on a computer. It may be a laptop; it may be a desktop. It may be a hand computer that occasionally makes phone calls. You've already conceded that you engage with the internet, …

What '60 Minutes' Didn't Tell You About Legalized Marijuana

On Sunday night, ’60 Minutes’ revisited a story it had previously aired on the state of Colorado’s legalized marijuana industry, going back to the state in order to get an update. The story gave a great broad overview of the industry, but by trying to cover so many parts of this business, many …

This Sword Wielding Robot Is The Future And It’s Infinitely Terrifying

Master swordsman Isao Machii is no match for this industrial robot when it comes to the art of the blade. Unlike yesterday’s video demonstration of robots falling all over the place, today’s brings us back into fear territory because someone thought it was a good idea to give a robot a sword.<p>The …

Siblings

Whistleblower Spills Beans: ‘I Spent Three Years Serving on Deep Space Fleet’

Whistleblower Captain Kaye is the author of some fantastic claims about the existence of a secret Space Armada owned and operated by a …

8. Lunar Park By Brett Easton Ellis

This one will mess you up big time, and the main question you'll be asking yourself is: was it all real, or was it all made up to create a best …

Loki may prove evolution of all complex-celled life

A life form called Lokiarchaeota, or “Loki” for short, may prove to be the missing link between simple and complex-cell organisms here on Earth. The …

Jackie Chan 'supports death penalty' for drug offences

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1165000/1165522_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1537138144_d5da54468936d1b418c9f9f02f0695ef<p><b>Hong Kong actor Jackie Chan has said he supports the use of the death penalty for some drug offenders.</b><p>Chan, whose son was jailed for drugs offences, …

Jackie Chan

The philosophy of privacy: why surveillance reduces us to objects

Using the internet can be seen as a trade-off: privacy for freedom. But the insidious and widespread invasion of that privacy by a security state is something different altogether<p>Here’s a simple fact about life as we live it now: the objects we carry let us know more about the world than ever, …

Dark Buddhism

<i>Introduction</i><p>I began as an Objectivist. Like many members of my generation, I discovered Ayn Rand in college, initially reading <i>The Fountainhead</i> and …

Bill Nye is testing a spaceship that rides on sunbeams

LightSail project uses solar sails for propulsion<p>Back in 1976, famed physicist and astronomer Carl Sagan appeared on <i>The Tonight Show</i> to explain a new method of space travel. Using a technique called solar sailing, Sagan described a craft that used a large reflective sheet to "work exactly as a …

Why living in the moment is impossible: Decision-making memories stored in mysterious brain area known to be involved with vision

The sought-after equanimity of "living in the moment" may be impossible, according to neuroscientists who've pinpointed a brain area responsible for …

“Albert is an old fool”: Einstein vs Schrödinger in battle of the Nobel laureates

<b>(Wikimedia)</b><p>Einstein & Schrödinger were friends then competitors in hunt for Grand Unified Theory. A media war tore them apart<p>Paul Halpern<p>April 18, 2015 7:30pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Einstein’s Dice and Schrödinger’s Cat”<p>This is the tale of two brilliant physicists, the 1947 media war that tore apart …

How Your Morning Starts With Quantum Physics

Quantum mechanics ranks as one of the greatest intellectual achievements in human history, in no small part because it’s such a counter-intuitive theory. Its most attention-grabbing predictions– particles behaving like waves, quantum uncertainty, superposition states, the non-local phenomena that …

Sling TV's $20 cord-cutter package comes to Xbox One

From the start, Microsoft intended for the Xbox One to be at the center of both games and TV watching. With today's launch of Sling TV on the game console, it can bring those two parts together properly for gamers in the US. With standard cable, the Xbox One relies on its HDMI passthrough and IR …

Presenting the brand new, 2,500-year-old treatment for anxiety and depression

KSL-TV<p>Presenting the brand new, 2,500-year-old treatment for anxiety and depression<p>By | Posted Mar 16th, 2015 @ 8:42pm<p> 3 photos<p>24<p>SALT LAKE CITY — …

Einstein's Theory of Relativity Explained (Infographic)

The theories of relativity by Albert Einstein revolutionized how the world thinks about space, time, mass, energy and gravity.<p>Prior to Einstein, the …

10 So-called Personality Flaws That Will Make You Highly Successful

Being a leader of a company or organization is certainly a difficult and often frustrating position – but it can also be tremendously …

How your face betrays your personality and health

We are more than just a pretty face. It turns out the shape, size and even colour of our looks can relay some very important information about our personalities, health and sexuality. David Robson investigates.<p>You might expect a great philosopher to look past our surface into the depths of the soul …

The first ever photograph of light as both a particle and wave

Light behaves both as a particle and as a wave. Since the days of Einstein, scientists have been trying to directly observe both of these aspects of …

Woopsie: Ireland Accidentally Legalized Ecstacy, Crystal Meth, Ketamine, Psychedelic Mushrooms

<i>And just in time for the most epic St. Patty's Day ever.</i><p>After being ruled unconstitutional by the Irish Court of Appeal this morning, the 1977 Misuse …

Traveling without moving

(Phys.org)—While Einstein considered quantum entanglement as "spooky action at a distance," and those who fully accept entanglement acknowledge it to …

Psychedelic Drugs Not a Risk to Mental Health, Study • Capital OTC

A new study conducted by neuroscientist Teri Krebs from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, and psychologist Pal-Orjan Johansen of …

Mental Health

Senate Bill Would Ease Federal Prohibition Of Medical Marijuana

Bipartisan Senate legislation to be announced Tuesday would shield medical marijuana patients, doctors and businesses from federal prosecution in states that have legalized marijuana for medical purposes, and would remove marijuana from the category of most-dangerous drugs, The Huffington Post has …