Terry McDevitt

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Jupiter has 10 newly-discovered moons, and one is a weirdo

The survey also confirmed the existence of two other moons, whose discovery was announced last year<p>Jupiter has always held fast to the upper echelon of superlatives in our solar system. It was always the biggest planet, a heavyweight whose gravity influences anything that strays too close. It also …

Astronomy

The Simple but Effective Way to Stop Worrying So Much (It Sounds Ridiculous, But It Actually Works)

Science shows you can contain your worries to 30 minutes each day.<p>"I just can't shut off my brain. I worry so much I can't pay attention to what I'm doing." I hear comments like this in my therapy office on a daily basis. Whether you're constantly worried about money or you just can't stop …

Self-help

The death of truth: how we gave up on facts and ended up with Trump

Trump made 2,140 false or misleading claims during his first year in office – an average of 5.9 a day<p>For decades, objectivity – or even the aim of ascertaining the best available truth – has been falling out of favour<p>Doubt is our product, since it is the best means of competing with the ‘body of …

Fake News

Invis Mx2 Invisible Joinery System

Price: $565 | Buy | LinkLamello’s Invis Mx2 is a system of connectors and a magnetic drill drive that lets you create invisible joints without using …

Carpentry

rings – Cassini Legacy: 1997-2017

N00138147.jpg was taken on 2009-06-24 10:22 (PDT) and received on Earth 2009-06-24 17:00 (PDT). The camera was pointing toward Saturn-rings, and the …

Astronomy

A biblical view of North American geology?

For many years from the time I was a child, I drove pretty frequently through Las Vegas. I do it comparatively rarely these days. But it’s fun and …

Rocky Mountain National Park

A NASA Probe Just Woke Up in The Outer Solar System, Ready For a Historical Mission

Welcome back, New Horizons!<p>NASA's New Horizons probe - the same one that gave us stunning photos of Pluto - has just woken up, approximately 6 …

Solar System

Fact-Checking Bill Clinton’s meltdown on NBC’s ‘Today Show’

<i>“Yes [I have apologized to Monica Lewinsky], and nobody believes I got out of that for free. I left the White House $16 million in debt, but you typically have ignored gaping facts in describing this, and I bet you don’t even know them. This was litigated 20 years ago. Two-thirds of the American</i> …

Sexual Harassment

One Quadrillion LHC Collisions Lead to a Rare Discovery — NOVA Next | PBS

Today, my colleagues reported a substantial new advance in our understanding of the Higgs boson, the particle that is responsible for giving mass to …

The 6 biggest highlights from Apple WWDC 2018

Apple kickstarted its annual WWDC event today with a keynote led by CEO Tim Cook, where he introduced all the latest updates for iOS 12 and the new macOS. The keynote this year comes off of a quieter season for Apple. The company just had a press event back in March for its educational iPad launch …

iOS

We discovered that life may be billions of times more common in the multiverse

Why is there life in our universe? The existence of galaxies, stars, planets and ultimately life seem to depend on a small number of finely tuned …

Dark Matter

Coming to Grips with the Implications of Quantum Mechanics

The question is no longer whether quantum theory is correct, but what it means

Quantum Physics

The easiest way to lucid dream, according to science

In Tibetan Buddhism, the group of tantric techniques known as <i>milam</i> aim to reveal the illusory nature of waking life by having practitioners perform yoga in their dreams. It’s a ritualized version of one of the most mysterious faculties of the human mind: to know that we’re dreaming even while …

This object isn't supposed to be in our solar system

<b>(CNN) —</b> For billions of years, it lived in our solar system without us even knowing it was there. But this object couldn't remain hidden around Jupiter forever. It was just peculiar enough to be noticed by researchers.<p>In 2017, the first observed interstellar visitor, an asteroid named 'Oumuamua, …

Universe

7 Gmail tips every emailer should know

Google overhauled Gmail with a new look and a host of new features including Smart Compose, and you can get the new Gmail right now. While the new additions are appreciated, Gmail has a number of oldies but goodies that you may have overlooked. Here are seven such features that make Gmail …

Google

Record-Breaking Evidence Just Changed What We Know About Star Birth After The Big Bang

We are getting super-close to the cosmic dawn.<p>Astronomers using some of the most powerful telescopes on Earth have found evidence that stars were …

This 75-year Harvard study shows how to have lifetime joy

For over 75 years, Harvard’s Grant and Glueck study has tracked the physical and emotional health of two groups:<p>456 poor people in Boston from 1939 …

Happiness

The Puzzle of Sarah Huckabee Sanders

How a bright, competent and likable young operative became the face of the most duplicitous press operation in White House history.<p><b>Sarah Huckabee Sanders is best known to the</b> American public for running the White House daily briefing, a televised performance in which, without so much as raising her …

Donald Trump

14 of the Most Baffling Mysteries About the Universe

We’ve learned so much over the centuries, but science still can’t definitively answer these surprisingly fundamental questions.<p>If the universe began …

Disappearance of two Okla. girls stumped police for 18 years. Then they learned about the Polaroids.

The accused killers kept the Polaroid photos as trophies, witnesses would later tell investigators. The frozen moments were reminders of what they had done — and useful threats to anyone who was thinking about talking.<p>There were rumored to be about a dozen pictures, secreted away in a soft leather …

Crime

This Slow Cooker Garlic Mushroom Recipe Is an Easy Win

I am a strong believer in the power of mushrooms. It's one of those things, I think, that goes with just about any meal. Making chicken tonight? …

HUD Secretary Ben Carson to propose raising rent for low-income Americans receiving federal housing subsidies

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson proposed far-reaching changes to federal housing subsidies Wednesday, tripling rent for the poorest households and making it easier for housing authorities to impose work requirements.<p>Carson’s proposals, and other initiatives aimed at low-income …

Health Care

New galactic map shows the positions and brightness of 1.7 billion stars

Get all the details on the Milky Way’s celestial objects<p>This morning, the European Space Agency unveiled a new, highly detailed sky map of the Milky Way Galaxy that showcases the brightness and positions of nearly 1.7 billion stars. It’s the most comprehensive catalog of stars to date, and it …

Experiment shows Einstein's quantum 'spooky action' approaches the human scale

Quantum physics is often defined as the physics of the very small – think atoms, electrons and photons.<p>But we have managed to demonstrate one of the …

Astronomers Witness a Galactic "Megamerger" from the Beginning of the Universe

It’s easy to take our quiet cosmic neighborhood for granted. Sure, an asteroid might graze past Earth every now and then, but the sheer chaos seen in …

General Relativity explained like you've never seen before

A super-quick, super-painless guide to the theory that conquered the universe.<p>scroll down<br>to begin<p>For 100 years, the general theory of relativity has …

Physics

Dave Grohl invited a fan onstage and was blown away by the guy's performance

Dave Grohl probably just wanted to let a fan have a good time, but he got a lot more than he bargained for.<p>During Wednesday night's Foo Fighters show …

David Copperfield Has Been Forced to Reveal His Famous 'Lucky 13' Magic Trick in Court

David Copperfield was forced to break the magicians code in court Tuesday, when a judge ordered him to explain one of his most famous tricks …

Why now doesn’t exist, and other strange facts about time

Time is relatively well-described in current physical theories – it’s just that those descriptions are perplexingly at odds both with each other and …

How To Actually Deal With Intrusive Thoughts, According To Experts

Ever lie awake at night and surprise yourself with a thought that you just can't shake? Dealing with stressful thoughtscan feel super isolating, but …