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10 Scariest Documentaries to Watch on Netflix

Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) offers some of the scariest movies and documentaries you’ll find today.<p>If you are feeling brave, check out these 10 …

Superhero Plan to Time Travel in Large Hadron Collider Isn't Sci-Fi

There’s something familiar about the time machine in the latest Justice League/Power Rangers crossover comic: In the latest issue of the series, the …

Physics

Panpsychism is a crazy theory about consciousness — and it's probably true

Common sense tells us that only living things have an inner life. Rabbits and tigers and mice have feelings, sensations, and experiences; tables and …

I tried National Geographic's next-generation ancestry test and was surprised by my results

Both 23andMe and AncestryDNA have done a good job of confirming my Scandinavian origins.<p>So when I decided to try National Geographic's new Geno 2.0 test, I expected my results to be roughly the same.<p>National Geographic's Genographic Project has been around since 2005, making it one of the earliest …

If ghosts were real, Brian Cox claims CERN would have found them by now

There are countless conspiracy theories surrounding ghosts and paranormal activity, and while it shouldn't need explaining to anyone who has a …

Physics

This DIY rainbow stress ball is exactly what your workweek needs

If you’ve ever been sitting at work with a bad case of the Mondays, look no further than this DIY rainbow stress relief ball. When you need a …

Here Are the Amazing Winners of the 2017 Underwater Photographer of the Year Contest

Photographers went to great depths to capture awe-inspiring images for the 2017 Underwater Photographer of the Year (UPY) Contest, and French shooter …

Photography

1,000 Years Ago, Corn Made This Society Big. Then, A Changing Climate Destroyed It

About a 15-minute drive east of St. Louis is a complex of earthen mounds that once supported a prehistoric city of thousands. For a couple of hundred years, the city, called Cahokia, and several smaller city-states like it flourished in the Mississippi River Valley. But by the time European …

The Dalai Lama Reveals the Ultimate Routine to Brighten Your Morning

How do you usually start your day? If you’re like most of us, it involves hitting the alarm clock several times before struggling to get your body …

Physicists Just Created The World's First Time Crystal

These things actually exist!<p>Just last month, physicists made the best case yet for why time crystals - hypothetical structures that have movement …

Quantum Physics

Mercury's Magnetism May Have Once Rivaled Earth's

Mercury has possessed a magnetic field for billions of years, and that field may have once been as strong as the Earth's, researchers say.<p>The …

Astronomy

Here's How We'll Terraform Mars With Microbes

Gary King, a microbiologist at LSU who studies the most extreme organisms on Earth, can't help but wonder whether our planet's toughest microbes could change the face of Mars<p>Back in April, NASA's Curiosity rover found evidence ofliquid water on Mars. Still, this is no life-friendly oasis: The water …