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Surprise! Monster Black Hole Found in Dwarf Galaxy

Astronomers have just discovered the smallest known galaxy that harbors a huge, supermassive black hole at its core.<p>The relatively nearby dwarf …

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Recognizing American Saints | George Weigel

Most attention-paying U.S. Catholics are aware of the beatification causes for Archbishop Fulton Sheen and Catholic Worker co-foundress Dorothy Day. …

Star Explosion's Beauty Revealed by Space Telescope Photo

A violent star explosion long ago has left behind an eye-catching supernova remnant, an ethereal grave marker in space that has been seen like never …

Earth may have underground 'ocean' three times that on surface

After decades of searching scientists have discovered that a vast reservoir of water, enough to fill the Earth’s oceans three times over, may be trapped hundreds of miles beneath the surface, potentially transforming our understanding of how the planet was formed.<p>The water is locked up in a mineral …

Choosing an RV for a fulltiming family

FOTRFamilies Talk about Choosing anRVfor Fulltiming<p>We interviewed several families on the road about their<p>RV's. <b>Peggy's Family</b> (2 adults, 2 kids) just …

RVs

'Cosmos' Tackles Life and Death in Sunday's Episode

The next episode of "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey" airs Sunday (May 18), and it promises to delve into big questions about death and immortality.<p>"Life …

Cold War

Five Hard Things That Great VCs Do

Michael Driscoll Contributor<p>Mike Driscoll is the CEO of Metamarkets.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Engineering management may be the most unnatural act of all<p>In Ben Horowitz’s <i>The Hard Thing About Hard Things</i>, he recalls a conversation in 1999 where one of his investors asked coldly: “When are you …

What Are the Odds of Finding Intelligent Life in Our Galaxy?

<i>"Two possibilities exist: either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying." -- Arthur C. Clarke</i><p>* * * * *<p>The universe …

Testing Retirement By Touring The Country In An RV

At some point we all dream of what our retirement will look like. For some it’s a condo on the beach, perhaps spending more time with family or maybe getting into a new hobby. For a growing number of Americans it’s hitting the open road in a recreational vehicle.<p>Lynn and JC MacNaught initially …

This Sneaky RV Disguised as a Log Cabin Wants $79K

Perfect for the homesteader who can't commit, this 400-square-foot micro home can technically pass as an RV, thanks to the fact that it can be hooked up to a car and driven just about anywhere and stays within specified width and weight parameters. Still, it does a ridiculously convincing job of …

Colossal 'Hole' in Space Could Be Link to Universe Beyond Our Own

Leave this world, travel 6 billion–10 billion light years toward the Eridanus constellation, and you’ll run into a giant cosmic wall of nothingness.<p>A …

How long to orbit Milky Way’s center?

One journey of our sun and planets around the center of our Milky Way galaxy is sometimes called a cosmic year. That’s approximately 225-250 million …

Milky Way Galaxy

EquityNet's crowd of investors has pumped $230M into startups so far

EquityNet intends to be the Kickstarter of crowdfund investing.<p>Like Kickstarter, EquityNet has a fairly broad reach: Since its 2005 debut, EquityNet has signed up more than 20,000 investors, who have collectively invested over $230 million in entrepreneurial ventures through the platform.<p>Despite …

FYI: Where Is The Center of the Universe?

First, it's important to know that the big bang wasn't an explosion of matter into empty space—it was the rapid expansion of space itself. This means that every single point in the universe appears to be at the center. Think of the universe as an empty balloon with dots on it. Those dots represent …

NASA Orbiter Finds New Gully Channel on Mars

A comparison of images taken by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter in November 2010 …

Boondocking RVers gather at Quartzsite over winter

<b>Share</b><p>The <b>RV boondocking capital of the world, Quartzsite,</b> is a longtime mecca for snowbirding RVers. They gather for the inexpensive camping, …

RVs

Jesus: Liberal Rabbi or Incarnate Messiah?

Like Nothing You've Seen Before: Big Bang Errors and God Errors

Like Nothing You’ve Seen Before: Big Bang Errors and God Errors<p><i>NOTE:</i> Today we share a guest post on cosmology from one of our top non-theistic …

Physics

Cosmology and Creation: Contrasting Notions

<i>NOTE:</i> Yesterday we shared a guest post on cosmology from one of our top non-theistic commenters, Paul Rimmer. Today, we're posting a response from …

Eight new videos explain how to get the most out of your Galaxy Note 3

Samsung on Friday posted several interesting videos (available after the break) that detail various Galaxy Note 3 operations that handset owners may …

How to Use the Galaxy Note 3 as a Personal Hotspot

The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 can act as a personal hotspot, a portable internet connection that can be shared to the millions of iPad, Nexus 7 and …

Why I support Washington’s proposed crowdfunding law

The Washington state legislature has a unique opportunity in front of it right now. It can pass a state-specific crowdfunding law.<p>You can read the …

Pollution making Beijing hazardous place to live, says Chinese report

Severe pollution in Beijing has made the Chinese capital "barely suitable" for living, according to an official Chinese report, as the world's second largest economy tries to reduce often hazardous levels of smog caused by decades of rapid growth.<p>Pollution is a rising concern for China's …

How big is the universe … compared with a grain of sand? - video

Scientist praises socialist philosopher under attack from senator Joseph McCarthy in letters written in 1954<p>Published: 1 Mar 2013<p><b>Stephen Curry:</b> Wonders of Life is the amazing story of the physics of living things, but underneath there is a harder and more complex tale to tell<p>Published: 18 Feb …

ZeroLemon Galaxy Note 3 case offers almost everything except the kitchen sink

Cases with extended batteries are almost a dime a dozen. But this new case for the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 from ZeroLemon takes the concept to almost …

Galaxy Note

Answering those who say there is only one Mediator - Community in Mission

Msgr. Charles Pope • December 3, 2013<p>© José Luiz Bernardes Ribeiro Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons<p>I recently had an interaction …