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Nobody Knows Where A Black Hole's Information Goes

According to Google, Stephen Hawking is the most famous physicist alive, and his most famous work is the black hole information paradox. If you know one thing about physics, therefore, that’s what you should know. Before Hawking, black holes weren’t paradoxical. Yes, if you throw a book into a …

Physics

Researchers Have Figured Out a Way to Use Salmonella to Eat Tumors

Science is f*cking amazing.<p>Sure, salmonella is known as the reason why we're not supposed to eat raw cookie dough, so it doesn't have the most favorable of reputations (on top of causing over a million cases of food poisoning every year)—but according to new research, it may very well save your …

Salmonella

Earth - Plants can see, hear and smell – and respond

Plants, according to Jack C Schultz, "are just very slow animals".<p>This is not a misunderstanding of basic biology. Schultz is a professor in the Division of Plant Sciences at the University of Missouri in Columbia, and has spent four decades investigating the interactions between plants and …

Botany

11 Science Facts That Seem More Like Science Fiction

These days its hard to tell science and science fiction apart -- we're gardening in space, cars are driving themselves, and invisibility cloaks are real (at least, at the molecular level).<p>If you're having trouble telling fact from fiction, you may not like this...<p>These facts from 1,227 Quite …

Gorillas

The first results of a brain study reveal something fascinating about smart, successful people

The researchers found that people with more traits the researchers classified as "positive," like high IQ, tended to have a greater number of brain connections than people with more traits the researchers classified as "negative," like high drug use.<p>But some say we should be cautious in how we …

The Brain

Solar Energy Pops Up in Unexpected Places

Golf courses, landfills, and parka pockets become unlikely power sources with the advent of smarter solar.<p>Breathtaking desert expanses of panels and mirrors mark solar energy's growth, but renewables' next wave won't be confined to dusty no-man's-land. As researchers find new ways to make solar …

DNA evidence from massive trove of bones shakes up human evolution

Lost in the media frenzy surrounding the discovery of <i>Homo naledi</i>, the new early human species identified from the excavations at the Rising Star cave …

A List of Books that May Change your Life

I started off 2015 with a 10-day silent Vipassana meditation course, one of the hardest things I’ve ever chosen to do. I wasn’t a meditator. I had …

Books

Federal government to take controversy over face coverings to Supreme Court

The Conservatives said Wednesday they want the Supreme Court of Canada to consider the issue of whether face coverings can be banned from citizenship ceremonies<p>This comes in the wake of a Federal Court of Appeal decision that tried to quickly quash that ban so that at least one woman could get the …

Canada

10 apps for your iPhone that are better than the ones Apple made

But it doesn't make the best apps.<p>If you have an iPhone, you know this. You're stuck with certain apps — like Stocks, Tips, Game Center, Calendar, Weather, and Newsstand, among others.<p>You can't delete them from your phone— the best you can do is hide them in a folder, far, far away from your home …

Apps

Climate scientists fear ‘Day After Tomorrow’ scenario

<i>This post has been updated.</i><p>In the 2004 disaster-flick “Day After Tomorrow,” abrupt man-made climate change knocks the planet into a state of utter …

How Tau Accumulates and Caused Neurodegenerative Disorders

<b>The appoptosin protein initiates a path that leads to the accumulation of tau, a key component of brain lesions.</b><p>A new Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical …

50 incredible bars you should drink at in your lifetime

From the world's oldest bar to one housed inside of a massive tree in South Africa, we've found 50 unforgettable bars worth traveling the globe for.<p>Here's your boozy bucket list.

Northern Lights

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Life Advice<p>The professor behind Yale's "Psychology and the Good Life" course talks about why we're so bad at figuring out what we actually want.<p>By …

Super-Strong Material Inspired By Squid Teeth Is Self-Healing

To repair, just add water<p>A team of researchers led by engineers from Penn State University has created the first material that heals itself in the presence of water, according to a study published yesterday in <i>Scientific Reports</i>. The material, inspired by squid teeth, could be used to repair devices …

Real-life ‘Jurassic Park’? Siberian lab set to clone extinct mammals

Russian scientists have begun their quest to clone prehistoric animals, including but not limited to a woolly mammoth, hoping that Siberian …

8 Work-From-Home Jobs That Earn You Serious Money

It’s no exaggeration to say that a large portion of the working class would absolutely love to work from home. No traffic, no meaningless water …

To Stop Procrastinating, Start by Understanding the Emotions Involved

Time management goes only so far; the emotional reasons for delay must also be addressed<p>Putting off a work or school assignment in order to play videogames or water the plants might seem like nothing more serious than poor time-management.<p>But researchers say chronic procrastination is an emotional …

Time Management

You Can Legitamtely Sleep Under The Stars In This Clear Bubble Tent

<i>By Men's Gear, as seen on DETAILS</i>.<p><i>(photos courtesy of The Bubble Tent)</i><p>Exhibitionists rejoice! You can now enjoy camping and all of nature without the annoying distraction of some tent fabric in the way. The Bubble Tent ($1,140) is your transparent outdoor shelter, rugged enough for any season.<p>Made …

Camping