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If you can’t explain something in simple terms, you don’t understand it

In the early 1960s, Richard Feynman gave a series of undergraduate lectures that were collected into a book called the Feynman Lectures on Physics. …

Richard Feynman

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DNA Reveals Giraffes Are 4 Species--Not 1

One of the most iconic animals in Africa has a secret. A genetic analysis suggests that the giraffe is not one species, but 4 separate ones—a finding …

Wildlife

Hear Robyn's Pulsating 'Indestructible (the Black Madonna Remix)'

Singer releasing songs from 'RMX/RBN' remix project each week<p>Robyn has recently been unveiling remixes of songs from her repertoire. The latest remix …

Cave bodies reveal good parenting skills and caring side of Neanderthals

Neanderthal children played with hand axes and had strong bonds with their parents, say researchers<p>Neanderthals lived in small groups, cared for the …

Anthropology

Explore Mars with 360-degree image shot by NASA Curiosity Rover

Earlier this year, NASA released a 360-degree image from the perspective of the Curiosity Mars Rover. The scene is made up of a combination of …

Mars Rover

'Lucy' May Have Lived Alongside Several Of Her Evolutionary Cousins In Ancient Africa

Lucy was undoubtedly one of the most important scientific discoveries in human history. The 1974 Ethiopian discovery of the fossilized specimen of</i> …

Proof of the Soul

I was brushing my teeth yesterday when it suddenly occurred to me that proof of the soul--the much maligned intangible essence that far too many scientists, materialists and behavioral psychologists like to marginalize as "brain epiphenomenon"--was staring me right in the face.<p>In fact, my face had …

Physics

Noted Apple critic Donald Trump secretly holds $1 million in stock

Donald Trump spent a large part of February bashing Apple over its battle with the FBI, and called for a boycott of Apple “until such time as they …

These space rocks could save the planet - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

The box was inconspicuous, but Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) postdoctoral researcher Megan Bruck Syal immediately knew its contents: …

CRISPR Just Got One Step Closer to Editing Human Genes With Ease

Leveraging the pre-existing power of CRISPR, a team of researchers has made an important adjustment to the groundbreaking gene-editing tool that …

NATO is an illusion

Russia and the Middle East both present national security issues for all of Europe. Europe, however, has no integrated military capability except for NATO, and NATO is now in shambles. It is a military alliance, but Europe has allowed its military capability to weaken dramatically.<p>Many Europeans …

Geopolitics

Weather service: 'Roller coaster' forecast in the works

It will be a windy and snowy Saturday, but temperatures will rise to the 60s on Sunday, according to the National Weather Service.<p>"It’s a roller coaster," said weather service meteorologist Ricky Castro, who added that by Monday it’s going to get cold again.<p>A wind advisory goes into effect at 10 …

Jessica Simpson Just Emerged From Hiding On Our Cheap Celeb Finds List

Where has Jessica Simpson been the past few months? Running her billon dollar fashion empire? Raising her two adorable children? Hanging out with her hunky hubby? Probably a combination of all three.<p>So you can only imagine that when the singer emerged in Mexico earlier this week (in an affordable …

Modern Humans May Have Caused The Extinction Of Real 'Hobbits'

Once upon a time, in a land far, far away, a mysterious human "hobbit" species once thrived. They sustained themselves off fauna, and even slew dragons -- well, Komodos.<p>It sounds like a science fiction novel, but these diminutive beings actually lived in Indonesia. They possibly even interacted …

Humanity

47 New Songs You Need In Your Life This Month

The best new rap, R&B, country, and pop for April, in no particular order.

6 Easy Ways to Speed Up Your Awful Wi-Fi Network

Dropped connections, an ever-spinning update wheel, slow-loading webpages—these fist-clenching symptoms of shoddy Wi-Fi connections make wireless …

Wi-Fi

The 10 Most Romantic Cities In America May Surprise You

Turns out, Paris isn't the only city with love in the air. According to OpenTable, there are a hand full of cities in the U.S. boasting romantic dining experiences and passionate atmospheres.<p>The online reservation service created the list of romantic cities of based on dinner reviews collected on …

New Jersey

This Super Bowl Ad Parody Is Twisted AF

Do you also love feeding your hungry guys?

Prosecutors and defense attorneys rest in Adnan Syed hearing

BALTIMORE (AP) — Both the prosecution and defense rested after four days of testimony in a hearing to determine whether a man convicted of a killing at the center of popular podcast "Serial" deserves a new trial.<p>Adnan Syed, now 35, is asking a Baltimore judge for a new trial on the grounds that his …

Crime

The Super Bowl proves to be a huge platform for almost anyone with a message

It may have started with puppies, but now everyone wants in on the big game.<p>Key and Peele, Alicia Florrick, Jason Bourne,<p>Stephen Colbert, Mother Jones, President Obama,Conan O'Brien,Tina Fey, James Corden — they all showed up, in one way or the other, duringSuper Bowl 50, and not to root for their …

Super Bowl 50: James Corden parodies Cindy Crawford's 1992 Pepsi commercial

James Corden got into the Super Bowl spirit on Sunday, recreating Cindy Crawford’s iconic 1992 Pepsi commercial.<p><i>WANT MORE? Keep up with all the</i> …

Mercury, DDT and other contaminants in fish are at a four-decade low

Fish in today's oceans contain far lower levels of mercury, DDT and other toxic substances than at any time in the last four decades, according to a major review by scientists at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in La Jolla.<p>The researchers looked at nearly 2,700 studies of pollutants found …

Indian Man Thought to Be First Ever Killed by Meteorite

A man was killed after being struck by a meteorite in India over the weekend, apparently becoming the first person in recorded history to die in such …

Tamil Nadu

Brooklyn 'Igloo' Gets Iced by Airbnb's Rental Rules

Nice try, guys, but you can't rent out your "Boutique Winter Igloo for 2" because it isn't up to Airbnb's standards.<p>Patrick Horton and friends built the igloo Saturday in the Greenpoint neighborhood of Brooklyn as the winter storm iced over New York.<p>Then they advertised the "snowpocalypse's most …

Hospitality

What The Many-Worlds Interpretation of Quantum Physics Really Means

It’s been quiet here for a couple of weeks, as I was off visiting family for the holidays and then at a meeting in South Carolina. It’s a New Year though, so let’s ease back into things with a simple and non-controversial topic. Say, the Many-Worlds interpretation of quantum physics.<p>OK, maybe that …

Quantum Mechanics

NASA Scientist Recommends Mining Asteroids To Build Death Stars

Planetary destruction on the cheap<p>Death Stars are expensive. The fictional weapon, which defined evil in the original <i>Star Wars</i> trilogy, is so deadly and so massive that it’s perplexed humans on Earth, who have done everything from calculate its cost ($193 quintillion) to debate the economic impact …

Space Exploration

Listen to Sia’s New Single “One Million Bullets”

“How Many Would You Take?”<p>Sia has suprised us once again by sharing a third song from her upcoming album,<i>This Is Acting</i>, which will be released January 29. Following "Alive" and "Bird Set Free," "One Million Bullets" is a powerful pop ballad that's quintessentially Sia. Her hushed vocals throughout …

New Singles

Before-and-after photos of China's air show just how terrible its air pollution is

China's air is notoriously polluted, full of gray smog that covers the sky.<p>The health problems associated with that pollution are the reason for 1.6 million deaths a year, or about 4,000 people a day.<p>But for a couple of weeks, the sky was bright blue.<p>In honor of a military parade to celebrate the …

Pollution