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50th Anniversary of The Cultural Revolution in China: Pictures

Unseen photos of Europe after World War II

These color images, taken by photographer David Seymour in 1947, trace the route that the Allied forces took as they drove toward Berlin during World War II.

World War II

Google wants to inject cyborg lenses into your eyeballs

Google has patented a new technology that would let the company inject a computerized lens directly into your eyeball.<p>The company has been developing smart glasses and even smart contact lenses for years. But Google's newest patented technology would go even further -- and deeper.<p>(<i>Note: the</i> …

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Everything you see is an illusion, scientist warns – and reality is MUCH weirder

It sounds like something you’d hear at a yoga retreat – or from someone who has fried their brain on LSD.<p>But the reality we all see might actually be …

Ahead of Saudi Trip, Obama Wedged in Debate Over 9/11 Report Secrecy

As he prepares for a trip to Saudi Arabia, President Obama finds himself firmly wedged in the midst of a debate over legislation that many of the families of victims of the September 11th attacks and some lawmakers say could help clear the way to hold that nation’s government responsible in court.<p>A …

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11 Delicious, Glorious Ways to Celebrate National Pizza Day

February is a great month because it contains a very important holiday that allows you to celebrate your one true love.<p>And no, you sap, we are not …

Super Bowl Odds 2016: Panthers vs. Broncos Box Score Game Predictions

The seemingly endless wait for Super Bowl 50 is nearly over. On Sunday at 6:30 p.m. ET, the Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos will kick off the biggest football game of the year.<p>Who will win? The 17-1 Panthers are the favorites, according to oddsmakers, but the 14-4 Broncos have the NFL's best …

A Radical Reinterpretation of Einstein’s Theory — NOVA Next | PBS

“It is not easy to walk alone in the country without musing upon something,” Charles Dickens once observed. For Julian Barbour, those musings most …

Physics

Obama thrusts gun control debate into forefront of 2016 race

WASHINGTON (AP) — With his emotional plea for America to embrace some gun control, President Barack Obama on Thursday thrust the contentious issue to …

Gun Control

Does Terrorism Work?

Rebel groups that employ terror in civil wars seldom win or gain concessions—but they tend to prolong conflicts, a new paper finds.<p>Nearly 14 years into the war on terror, there are signs of terrorism all around us, from Memorial Day tributes to the victims of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to the …

Political Science

The Data That Threatened to Break Physics - Issue 24: Error

Antonio Ereditato insists that our interview be carried out through Skype with both cameras on. Just the other side of middle age, his …

The Most Productive Ways To Waste Your Time

Whether you’re watching stand-up comedy on TV or cat videos on YouTube, studies have shown that laughing can do everything from relieve stress to boost your immune system.<p>One Oxford University study even found that laughing is an effective treatment against pain. Across a series of experiments …

Immune System