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Bizarre Phenomenon Suggests Objects Can Be Two Temperatures at Once

The famous thought experiment known as Schrödinger's cat implies that a cat in a box can be both dead and alive at the same time — a bizarre …

Physics

Study on 1.5 Million People Reveals the 4 Major Human Personality Types

According to this research, "average" is probably best.<p>The Greek physician Hippocrates argued that four bodily “humors” shaped human behavior, which, …

Northwestern University

The disconnect between Baby Boomers and Millennials when it comes to work ethic

Baby Boomers sometimes believe Millennials are entitled and lazy, but this couldn’t be further from the truth.<p>Millennials have entered a professional …

Astronomers Have Found the Universe's Missing Matter

Astronomers have finally found the last of the missing universe. It’s been hiding since the mid-1990s, when researchers decided to inventory all the …

Galaxies

Scientists discover what caused the worst mass extinction of life in history

While the demise of the dinosaurs gets more attention as far as mass extinctions go, an even more disastrous event called <b>“The Great Dying”</b> or the …

University of Tennessee

'I Nearly Fell Over Looking at It.' Miners Stumble Upon $10 Million in Gold From a Single Blast

Miners in Western Australia have unearthed more than 9,000 ounces of gold from a single blast over the past few days. That’s more than 560 pounds …

Western Australia

Earth's Ancient Scars Explain Strangeness of Mount St. Helens

Mount St. Helens is out of line. The volcano, part of the Cascades range in Washington state, sits about 40 miles (64 kilometers) west of other young …

Geophysics

This Is Why There Are No Alternatives To The Big Bang

It’s treated as though it’s an unassailable scientific truth: 13.8 billion years ago, the Universe as we know it emerged from a hot, dense state known as the Big Bang. While there were a number of serious alternatives considered for decades, throughout the 20th century, a scientific consensus …

Galaxies

This Man Took 140 Drugs and Wrote a Harm Reduction Bible

We spoke to Dominic Milton Trott about 'The Honest Drugs Book'.<p>What does a person who has taken 140 different drugs look like?<p>I didn't know what to expect before Skyping Dominic Milton Trott, author of <i>The Honest Drugs Book</i> – but really, his appearance shouldn't come as a surprise: a man in his …

Drug Addiction

Explore North Cascades National Park, Washington

Pikas are the roosters of the alpine zone. I say this aloud, to no one, at daybreak as I unpeel my sleeping bag in the hazy lavender light to a …

National Parks

Pewdiepie’s reign as the biggest YouTube channel may soon be over

And his fans don’t seem happy about it<p>Felix “Pewdiepie” Kjellberg has held the YouTube crown for so long that it’s almost unthinkable to imagine another channel surpassing his enormous 65 million subscriber count. But the infamous Swedish comedian is currently gearing up for what he sees as the …

Internet

These Snails Are As Big As A Person's Head

😱😱😱<p>This is not a drill.<p>These massive snails are actually real — and a few years ago, they took over Florida.<p>Meet the giant African land snail, a …

Zoology

These Weird 'Moss Balls' Only Float During The Day. Now We Finally Know Their Secret

So, so clever.<p>Every morning, they rise to the surface of the water; every evening, they sink back down to the lakebed. Now scientists have finally …

Ancient Starlight Just Helped Confirm the Reality of Quantum Entanglement

“The real estate left over for the skeptics of quantum mechanics has shrunk considerably."<p>On Monday, a group of researchers from MIT published the results from recent experiments that used the light from stars emitted 7.8 billion and 12.2 billion years ago to help confirm the reality of quantum …

Quantum Physics

Why Astronomers Want to Look for Earth’s Mini-Moons

The moon is not alone. Or at least theoretically it shouldn’t be. Researchers believe that our planet is potentially orbited by lots of “mini-moons,” …

This Two Billion Year-Old Natural Reactor May Hold The Key To Safe Nuclear Waste Disposal

The Oklo-reactor in Gabon, Africa is one of the most intriguing geological formations found on planet Earth. Here, naturally occurring fissile materials in two billion year-old rocks have sustained a slow nuclear fission reaction like that found in a modern nuclear reactor.<p>Uranium-235 is a …

Nuclear Energy

‘Dormant’ California Supervolcano Packed With 240 Cubic Miles of Magma

It’s been around 100,000 years since California’s Long Valley supervolcano experienced a major eruption, but this supposedly dormant caldera has been …

Physicists Say There Could Be a Strange Source of 'Negative Gravity' All Around Us

It moves upwards against gravity.<p>The macro world as we know it is governed by Newton's laws of motion and gravity - what goes up, must come down.<p>But …

Ask Ethan: Is Spacetime Really A Fabric?

Gravity might have been the first fundamental force ever discovered, but in many ways, it remains the least-well understood. We know that it’s always attractive, and that any two masses in the Universe, no matter where they are, will experience its force. When Einstein concocted his general theory …

This life skill is more vital to your happiness than any other

Here’s a harsh life truth that you’ll never hear in your formative years — there is a very high probability you will not discover what you truly want …

Why most people will never be successful

“Success” isn’t just having lots of money. Many people with lots of money have horribly unhappy and radically imbalanced lives.<p>Success is …

Self-improvement

What Was It Like When The Higgs Gave Mass To The Universe?

In the earliest stages of the hot Big Bang, the Universe was filled with all the particles, antiparticles, and quanta of radiation it had the energy to create. As the Universe expanded, it cooled: the stretching fabric of space also stretched the wavelengths of all the radiation within it to longer …

Physics

Older than Giza: 4,600-year-old pyramid uncovered in Egypt

Science News<p>TORONTO — Archaeologists working near the ancient settlement of Edfu, in southern Egypt, have uncovered a step pyramid that dates back about 4,600 years, predating the Great Pyramid of Giza by at least a few decades.<p>The step pyramid, which once stood as high as 43 feet (13 meters), is …

University of Chicago

Scientists Present New Theory Explaining Why We're the Only Humans on Earth

"So, we thought, why not turn to the most glaring fact of all?"<p>It’s easy to forget that we’re a single species within the genus <i>Homo</i> because everyone …

Here’s How America Uses Its Land

Pasture/range<p>Forest<p>Cropland<p>Special Use<p>Miscellaneous<p>Urban<p>= 1 million acres<p>Pasture/range<p>Forest<p>Cropland<p>Special Use<p>Miscellaneous<p>Urban<p>= 1 million …

Beyond Time

We conventionally think of time as something simple and fundamental. It flows uniformly, independent of everything else, from the past to the future, …

Everything You Need to Know About ZZ Plants

As I was headed into my local nursery the other day, an interior-plant deliveryman was unloading a van out front. Because I am perennially curious …

Houseplants

Alternative Model For Formation Of Devils Tower Explains Its Geological Oddities

Devils Tower in Wyoming is surrounded by myths and mysteries. To the Sioux people, this site was sacred and some of their stories tell how this mountain formed: A long time ago a giant bear chased a group of children onto the flat top of the mountain. Out of reach of the animal, the bear started to …

Weird

7 Smokable Plants You Can Grow That Aren’t Marijuana

By Brian Barth<p>Here's a non-trend that you'd think would be more hip: tobacco-free herbal smoking blends.<p>Quite a few plants may be safely, and …

Air-Purifying Plants So Good, Nasa Used Them in the Space Station

Plus, they’ll make your home feel like a tropical paradise.<p>You have to admit, there is something sweet and crisp in the air of a home that’s filled …