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How the Brutal Murder of a Playboy Centerfold Sent Shock Waves Through Hollywood

Dorothy Stratten had the world at her fingertips in 1980.<p>She had rocketed to fame as the <i>Playboy</i> Playmate of the Year. Now, Hollywood was calling. She …

Scientists May Have Just Revealed Evidence of the Multiverse

There are many things about the universe that still baffle scientists, and one of those anomalies is the so-called “Cold Spot” that spans 1.8 billion …

Universe

'M*A*S*H' star Loretta Swit describes her lasting relationship with her co-stars, fans

Loretta Swit starred as Major Margaret “Hot Lips” Houlihan on “M*A*S*H,” and she still receives fan mail about the hit series that made her famous nearly 45 years ago.<p>But there’s one letter that she’ll never forget.<p>“This one elderly gentleman wrote to me and said, ‘Miss Swit, you’re in big …

Relationships

Humans were in America 100,000 years earlier than we thought, study claims

<b>(CNN) —</b> The remains of a mastodon discovered during a routine excavation in California shows possible human activity in North America 130,000 years ago -- or about 115,000 years earlier than previously thought.<p>Paleontologists with the San Diego Natural History Museum discovered the remains of the …

Anthropology

Ancient stone carvings confirm how comet struck Earth in 10,950BC, sparking the rise of civilisations

Ancient stone carvings confirm that a comet struck the Earth around 11,000BC, a devastating event which wiped out woolly mammoths and sparked the rise of civilisations.<p>Experts at the University of Edinburgh analysed mysterious symbols carved onto stone pillars at Gobekli Tepe in southern Turkey, to …

Archaeology

Hillary Clinton Called for Strikes on Syrian Airfields Shortly Before Trump's Announcement

Just a few hours before President Donald Trump announced that the U.S. had launched 59 cruise missiles on an airfield in Syria, his former campaign …

The 10 most irresistible colognes, according to real women

When it comes to cologne, the first rule is a little goes a long way (someone tell that to our last Uber driver, please?). The second is to think …

Cologne

Mind-Blowing New Theory Connects Black Holes, Dark Matter, and Gravitational Waves

The past few years have been incredible for physics discoveries. Scientists spotted the Higgs boson, a particle they’d been hunting for almost 50 …

Where no music has gone before: Nasa is sending Chuck Berry's music to the stars aboard Voyagers

Nasa's Voyagers will fly into interstellar space carrying golden records with music and messages from earthlings.<p>Space is about to get a lot groovier …

Einstein’s theory of gravity may have to be rewritten

Researchers at the University of St Andrews found a gigantic ring of galaxies darting away from us much faster than predicted.<p>This 10 million light …

Universe

Does time and space continue if you fall into a black hole?

One of the biggest problems when studying black holes is that the laws of physics as we know them cease to apply in their deepest regions. Large …

Entertainment - MarketWatch.com

New challenges and disruptive technology loom over Cannes marketplace.<p>9:42 p.m. May 16, 2018<p>The end of net neutrality would introduce a two-tiered …

Spice Girls

A small but significant number of men have dropped out of the workforce entirely to play video games

That's about 20 million unemployed US men, of which 7 million aren't even looking for work, the New York Times reported last year.<p>Erik Hurst, an economist at the University of Chicago, thinks a number of them are now playing video games full time, according to The Economist:<p>They are not leaving …

University of Chicago

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 …

Quantum Mechanics

Talented rapper drops a 6-minute nonstop freestyle that's absolutely fire

Freestylin' ain't easy. Even professional rappers struggle to think as fast as you need to pull off smooth rhyming lines that actually make …

People Have Some Pretty Amazing Names for These Seven Earth-Sized Planets

We’re just two days out from NASA’s big announcement that it has discovered seven Earth-like planets in the TRAPPIST-1 galaxy. Apparently they’re …

Has the Large Hadron Collider Disproved the Existence of Ghosts?

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) might be the world's most incredible science experiment. A particle collider seventeen miles in circumference, it …

Physics

'The Discovery' trailer will definitely mess with your mind

Can a scientific discovery be too dangerous to share with the world? That's the terrifying question posited in <i>The Discovery</i>, a Netflix original film …

Thanks to LIGO We Can Now Produce Our Very Own Gravitational Waves

It was a great moment for physicists and scientists around the world in 2016 when one of the greatest ever scientific discoveries was announced. …

LIGO

Meet the Scientist Trying to Bring the Woolly Mammoth Back from the Dead

The Harvard geneticist started with a close relative, the Asian elephant, and is using a genetic engineering tool known as CRISPR in an effort to create a mammoth-like elephant capable of thriving in cold regions.<p>It’s not a vanity project. Church thinks reintroducing the mammoth-like animal into …

Woolly Mammoths

Soccer Ball Recovered From Ill-Fated Shuttle Challenger Flown to Space Station

HOUSTON — A soccer ball that was on the ill-fated launch of the space shuttle Challenger has made it to orbit 30 years later, thanks to a shared …

Space Exploration

Corn-based diet turns hamsters into cannibals

A niacin-deficient diet could give humans the same symptoms.<p>Hamster populations in France have been dwindling precipitously, and now researchers …

The DNA Test as Horoscope

Inside the growing world of lifestyle genetics tests<p>Stephane Budel has an idea for an app, and it goes like this. You get your DNA sequenced to find out which comic book superhero you are.<p>Now bear with us for a minute: The test, Budel explains, could look at the similarity between genes found in …

Roast potatoes and toast that's a bit too brown may cause cancer, say authorities

Other starchy foods such as crisps can contain acrylamide, a harmful chemical formed at high temperatures, says British food watchdog<p>Eating crisps, well-browned roast potatoes and toast that is more than lightly grilled can increase the risk of cancer, according to a public health campaign urging …

Nutrition

25 surprising things that can make you successful

From the month you were born to your comedic timing, the weirdest quirks can affect how successful you'll ultimately be.<p>We combed through research on success to identify 25 surprising things that can influence your career trajectory. While some factors can be sought out, others are beyond your …

Astronomers Have Photographed Hidden Details in The Sun

Hypnotising.<p>Astronomers have managed to reveal all-new details about a great, yawning 'hole' in our Sun that's nearly twice the diameter of Earth.<p>The …

10 Underrated Psychological Thrillers You Can Stream Now

<i>Is there any more terrifying terrain than the human mind?</i> That’s the sensibility that dominates the psychological thriller genre, and quite …