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The Making Of John Wayne

Few figures exemplify the West, and Americanness, more than John Wayne. How does the resilience of his image — and the thinly veiled bigotry, xenophobia, and sexism that structure it — point to the darkness at the heart of the Western myth?<p><b>Drive down John Wayne Drive</b> in Winterset, Iowa, and you’ll …

Everything you need to know about the mysterious cosmic phenomenon astrophysicists call a 'white hole'

So what in the universe is a white hole?<p>It's imagination day, and we're going to talk about fantasy creatures. Like unicorns, but even rarer. Like leprechauns, but even more fantastical!<p>Today, we're going to talk about white holes. Before we talk about white holes, let's talk about black holes.<p>And …

Physics

President Obama Visits Prison in Oklahoma

Barack Obama

Greece debt crisis: German MPs vote 'yes' to bailout talks

<b>The German parliament has voted in favour of starting negotiations on Greece's €86bn (£60bn) bailout deal.</b><p>The motion passed with a clear majority, with 439 MPs in favour, 119 votes against and 40 abstentions.<p>Prior to the vote, Chancellor Angela Merkel warned of "predictable chaos" if the Bundestag …

Europe

Science Is Closing in on Dark Matter, But Beware the Hype

After decades of careful searching, astronomers and physicists are finally closing in on dark matter—the unseen majority of stuff in the …

Civil War 'Silent Sentinels' still on guard in North, South

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — After the Civil War ended in April 1865, statues depicting Union and Confederate soldiers went up across the country, from New England squares to Southern courthouses. A century and a half later, these weathered "Silent Sentinels" still stand guard, rifles at the …

Confederate Monuments

Spitzer space telescope used to help spot one of the most distant known planets

The NASA Spitzer Space Telescope has teamed up with the Polish Optical Gravitational Lensing Experiment (OGLE)'s Warsaw Telescope at the Las Campanas …

5 Neuroscience Based Ways to Clear Your Mind

Source: Photo by Christopher Bergland<p>As an ultra-endurance athlete, I’ve competed in the Badwater Ultramarathon a few times. Some call Badwater the …

RebelMouse vs. WordPress VIP

After building the product for Huffington Post, and owning the product and engineering groups at AOL after we were acquired, it was clear to me there …

AOL

A Vanishing Island, an Alien Mudball, and the Search for Life on Enceladus

<i>Last week, the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference brought more than 1,700 scientists to The Woodlands, Texas. Through presentations and poster sessions, many of the solar system’s worlds briefly had a chance to shine — even the little ones, like comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, dwarf planet</i> …

Astronomy

What Are Black Hole Firewalls?

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech<p>Black holes break theories. These sites of extremely large masses in extremely small spaces invoke both of the behemoths of …

Red Giant Stars: Facts, Definition & the Future of the Sun

A red giant star is a dying star in the last stages of stellar evolution. In only a few billion years, our own sun will turn into a red giant star, …

The road map to the Universe: Pathways between our Milky Way and 100,000 other galaxies charted in 10-year quest by scientists

• <b>Scientists reveal the Milky Way's position in an enormous supercluster of galaxies after 10-year quest into unknown</b>• <b><br>Huge supercluster stretches 500</b> …

Jazz Guitar Corner: Learn the Fretboard Like Joe Pass

One of the biggest hurdles many jazz guitarists face early in their development is being able to connect chords, scales and arpeggios in their …

Electric Guitar

Nine pint-sized galaxies found orbiting Milky Way

Scientists have identified nine celestial objects they believe could be dwarf satellite galaxies orbiting the Milky Way. This is the most found at …

Astrophysics

Dark Energy Survey Reveals Signs of Nine Dwarf Galaxies

Two groups of astronomers looking around the edges of our Milky Way galaxy were surprised to find a gaggle of previously undetected dwarf satellite galaxies — incredibly dim conglomerations of stars that may account for some of the mysterious dark matter in our cosmic neighborhood.<p>Nine galaxy …

Astrophysics

Einstein's Gravity Confirmed on a Cosmic Scale

Proof of dark matter and dark energy, study says<p><b>The theory of gravity proposed by Albert Einstein nearly a century ago can explain the dance of galaxies around one another just as well as it can model the motion of planets around the sun, according to a new study.</b><p>The finding suggests that the …

Dark Matter

One Supernova Seen Four Times in Single Photo Due to Gravitational Lensing

Astronomers have captured the first photo of a single supernova showing up in four different places of a single image due to a phenomenon known as …

10 Bizarre Objects You Didn't Know Were In Our Solar System

With 4,826 confirmed planets and Kepler candidates and the discovery of a gas giant with a colossal system of 160 rings, it may seem like we know …

Astronomy

NASA and ESA measure strength of wind from a supermassive black hole

We tend to think of black holes pulling things in rather than blowing them out, but the tremendous space-warping forces at play in the vicinity of …

Astrophysics

5 Musicians with Alien Encounters Aside from Tom DeLonge: Elvis Presley, John Lennon, Sammy Hagar and More

<b>Tom Delonge</b> has apparently had enough of discussing his role in the recent breakup of <b>Blink-182</b>...so he recently unleashed the news that he had an …

Alien species on verge of uncovering mysteries of the human anus

<b>After decades of missions to Earth, and literally thousands of anal probes, a species of alien is on the verge of declaring the human anus mystery</b> …

'Mirage planets' may complicate search for extraterrestrial life

Some alien worlds might look like they're capable of hosting life as we know it on Earth, but in reality, these "mirage planets" might have burned away those chances for life, scientists think.<p>Thus, these mirage planets may make it more difficult for scientists to find genuine signs of …

James Webb Space Telescope

Gravity is Driving Growth of the Universe- Researchers Confirm via 600,000 Galaxies

Almost 100 years since Albert Einstein established general relativity, the theory has delivered its hardest test yet in clarifying the properties of …

Star Buzzed Earth During Neanderthal Times

Close encounters can hurl a cosmic hailstorm of comets, some of which might collide with Earth.<p>Seventy thousand years ago, when modern humans were on the verge of migrating from Africa and before Neanderthals died out, an alien star flew through the outer reaches of the solar system.<p>Passing less …

Astronomy

Mars exploration: NASA's MAVEN spacecraft completes first deep dip campaign

NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution has completed the first of five deep-dip maneuvers designed to gather measurements closer to the lower …

This Black Hole’s Belch Could Transform an Entire Galaxy

A ravenous, giant black hole has belched up a bubble of cosmic wind so powerful that it could change the fate of an entire galaxy, astronomers say.<p>Researchers using two X-ray telescopes have identified the cosmic wind blowing outward from the supermassive black hole at the center of galaxy PDS 456, …

Universe