Tim Goman

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Why Does Gravity Move At The Speed Of Light?

If you looked out at the Sun across the 93 million miles of space that separate our world from our nearest star, the light you’re seeing isn’t from the Sun as it is right now, but rather as it was some 8 minutes and 20 seconds ago. This is because as fast as light is — moving at the speed of light …

Physics

Famifi

Ask Dr. NerdLove: My Guy Jerks Off A Lot. Like, A LOT

Hello, Internet! Welcome to Ask Dr. NerdLove, the only dating advice column that provides the FAQ to the dating sim of life.<p>Speaking of love and …

Why Being Single Hasn't Killed Me (And Why It Won't Kill You Either)

I am single.<p>Now, if we were face-to-face, you'd be giving me that sad, pathetic, half-smile that says, "oh, you poor thing, thirty-three and single -- you'll find someone soon." The fact is, I am single and I am more than alright with it.<p>For the many years before I met my last boyfriend I was …

Elizabeth Warren’s big win: The new, much-needed rule that could rein in Wall Street slime

A new Labor Department requirement is giant victory for consumer advocates over Wall Street and financial advisers<p>Are you in the market for some good news? While everyone is being told to follow the excitement of the 2016 campaign to the exclusion of all else, out of the spotlight but not far away, …

How The Bacteria In Your Gut Could Be Used To Treat Mental Illness

New research finds that altering gut bacteria in mice changes the way their brains work.<p>The trillions of bacteria living in the human gut influence how our brain functions, our mood and behavior. Scientists have linked imbalances in this community of microbes to a range of psychiatric conditions, …

Family therapist shares 8 secrets to a happy and lasting relationship

To ensure your relationship stands the test of time, there are eight simple steps you need to master.<p>Marissa Nelson, a licensed marriage and family …

200 years after Darwin, this is how the iconic Galapagos finches are still evolving

When Darwin watched his famous finches flit about the craggy cliffs and lush forests of the Galapagos, he observed that something essential was at work in this remote part of the Pacific — some force of nature that, over the course of millennia, pushed each type of bird to become perfectly suited …

Birds

I'm A Christian, But My Boyfriend Doesn't Believe In God

Dating someone from a different faith can be incredibly rewarding or a disaster of biblical proportions. In my experience, it was both.<p>Some years …

The Cognitive Origins of Religion

To understand the human brain we often turn to neuroscientists and psychologists. Two decades ago, Professor of Archaeology Steven Mithen decided to …

Humanity

This "Living Rock" Appears To Be Filled With Blood When It's Cut Open

Plants and Animals Photo credit: Wolfgang Raab/YoutubeThis freakish sea creature might be able to fulfill the hype your pet rock could never live up …

Science Just Gave You an Awesome Reason to Get High and Masturbate All Day

The benefits of stoned sex are well-documented. Numerous studies have pointed out smoking weed can have aphrodisiac effects, relaxing your …

There’s a mysterious new planet hiding in our solar system. What do we know about it so far?

Scientists have narrowed down the location of the mysterious Planet Nine.<p><b>Wait, isn’t Pluto the ninth planet?</b><p>Not since 2006, when the International Astronomical Union (IAU) downgraded it to a dwarf planet. Ever since, astronomers have been lobbying the IAU to change its mind.<p>The latest attempt was …

Astronomy

Bernie’s Failed Revolution

How Sanders fell short of changing the Democratic Party.<p>By any measure, the Bernie Sanders campaign has vastly outperformed expectations of what a self-described democratic socialist could accomplish at the presidential level in 2016. After 35 states, he has won 16. He forced Hillary Clinton to …

How the orchestra is arranged by the biology of the brain – Richard Kunert

Imagine yourself at a concert hall looking at a symphonic orchestra on stage. Have you ever noticed that high-pitched strings sit left of low-pitched …

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Why Cuba is an education success story and what it can teach Africa

Clive Kronenberg, <i>Cape Peninsula University of Technology</i><p>Cuba takes education very seriously. It became a top priority after Fidel Castro became prime minister in 1959 and this helped the country shake its mantle as the most unequal of the Hispanic Caribbean territories during both the colonial and …

Report: Harriet Tubman to Replace Andrew Jackson on $20 Bill

The U.S. Treasury is expected to make the announcement Wednesday.<p>Politico reports that on Wednesday, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew is expected to announce that Harriet Tubman will replace former President Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill, add "civil rights era leaders" to the $5 bill, and will put " …

Neil deGrasse Tyson reveals the biggest mistake politicians make when it comes to science

Science is often the topic of heated debates between politicians, but Neil deGrasse Tyson really dislikes it when politicians do this one thing when …

The Secrets of the 13 Million-Year-Old Crocodile

If you absolutely must go swimming with crocodiles—and this is not an activity we recommend—the time to do it was 13 million years ago and the place …

Habitats

The Biggest Problem With The Expanding Universe

And why it might spell trouble for dark energy as we know it.<p>“That’s all regular matter, just five percent. A quarter is “dark matter,” which is …

A sunspot the size of 5 Earths unleashed a spectacular solar flare this week

A NASA satellite tasked with keeping an eye on the sun captured the moment a solar flare burst from the star on Sunday.<p>The “mid-level” flare — seen …

Red-baiting Bernie: Republicans are itching to turn Sanders into Trotsky or Lenin

Democratic nominee Bernie Sanders would face a wave of “SOCIALIST!” attacks, but he’s worked to inoculate himself<p>One aspect of the 2016 presidential cycle that has genuinely surprised me is the degree to which Vermont senator and self-described democratic socialist Bernie Sanders has managed to …

Special-needs students are putting strain on teachers, study says

The integration of special-needs students into regular classrooms is taking a toll on teachers, according to a new study commissioned by the …

Incredibly Grim Interactive "Murder Map" Shows Where You're Most Likely To Be Murdered

Editor's Blog Photo credit: This is possibly one of the darkest digital tapestries in recent memory. murdermap.co.ukA former court reporter at …

Elizabeth Warren slams Ted Cruz for 'whining' about 2016 race

<b>(CNN) —</b> Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren slammed Texas Sen. Ted Cruz in a Facebook post and on Twitter Tuesday night, responding to an email sent by Cruz in which he said running for president is a "significant sacrifice."<p>Warren used the exchange to highlight policy differences between her and …

Government

This is the impact of the nation's largest insurer leaving Obamacare

These exchanges are the cornerstone of Obamacare, which provides a marketplace for Americans who don't have work insurance offering coverage to them and their families.<p>While it would appear that United Health's exit would radically change the game for the ACA exchanges, the impact may not be that …