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The web’s best kept secret? Free classic radio dramas

If you’re looking to fill up your smartphone, tablet or laptop with great content, there’s a lot more than just music, videos, ebooks, and games.<p>Without costing a dime, there are many tens of thousands of “old time radio” shows – from the golden age of radio – available for streaming or downloading.<p>…

Michael Brown shooting: What Darren Wilson told the Ferguson grand jury

<b>(CNN) —</b> Grand jury proceedings are secret, and when no indictment is handed down -- as was the case for Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson -- the files remain locked up.<p>But in an unusual step after a grand jury deliberation, transcripts of testimony that jurors heard considering Michael Brown's …

After 'Cosmos,' Neil deGrasse Tyson Dives Into Science of 'Interstellar'

If you want to learn about the science behind a blockbuster movie like "Interstellar," astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson is your man.<p>Tyson's the one who pointed out that the constellations were all wrong in the "Titanic" — which shamed director James Cameron into fixing the stars for the movie's …

The secrets of the desert aircraft ‘boneyards’

What happens when an aircraft is no longer needed? In the desert dry of the south-western US, vast ‘boneyards’ are homes to thousands of aircraft, Stephen Dowling writes.<p>If you find yourself driving down South Kolb Road in the Arizona city of Tucson, you’ll find the houses give way to a much more …

35 Science 'Facts' That Are Totally Wrong

Hollywood, friends, and family have perpetuated these 35 science myths for years. But it's time to set the record straight.<p>Is there fire in space?<p>Does tequila really come with a hallucinogenic worm?<p>Can you overdose on Vitamin C?<p>The answers to these questions will surprise you.<p>For this list, we used …

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Mark Twain’s Top 9 Tips For Living A Kick-Ass Life

You may know Mark Twain for some of his very popular books like Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. He was a writer and …

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Comedy vs. anti-science: 10 amazing videos that show how humor can make a difference

<b>Jon Stewart, Sarah Silverman, Stephen Colbert (AP/Brad Barket/Jack Plunkett/Dave Allocca)</b><p>From Colbert and Oliver to Sarah Silverman and Louis CK, comedians are torching anti-science activists with aplomb<p>Sarah Gray<p>July 6, 2014 3:29pm (UTC)<p>In the latest version of America's long-running culture wars, …

What is the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle? - Chad Orzel

7 Hard Truths About Life That People Don't Like to Admit

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>While people generally like to think they're in touch with reality, the truth is that many of us shield ourselves from certain unpleasant facts to make us happier and more productive.<p>Users on Quora recently discussed the question: "What is an …

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Back to School: The 70s vs. Today, A Lot has Changed

<b>Back to School in the 70s</b><p>1. Take the kids downtown to go shopping at Sears for back to school clothes the last week of August. Get everyone a new …

Life Discovered In Antarctic Lake That Hasn't Seen Sunlight For Millions Of Years

Antarctica, the coldest place on Earth, teems with microscopic life. Tiny organisms dwell on the ice and live inside glaciers, and now, researchers confirm, a rich microbial ecosystem persists underneath the thick ice sheet, where no sunlight has been felt for millions of years.<p>Nearly 4,000 species …

Secret Site Of Ancient Dinosaur Tracks To Be Unveiled In Utah

A group of dinosaurs roamed across a patch of ground in southeastern Utah around 125 million years ago, leaving behind more than 200 footprints.<p>The tracks went undiscovered until 2009, when a hiker from nearby Moab stumbled across them and alerted scientists, who kept the location secret while they …

Why movie dinosaurs are nothing like the real thing

Movie dinosaurs are almost as old as cinema itself. But our big screen version of these prehistoric beasts may be very wide of the mark, argues Quentin Cooper.<p>The documentary Dinosaur 13 may be the most accurate film about dinosaurs ever made. It’s also among the most moving, telling how fossil …

Marine Fossils Offer New Clues to Cause of the "Great Dying" Extinction Event

A paper by Qinglai Feng and Thomas Algeo entitled “Evolution of oceanic redox conditions during the Permo-Triassic transition: Evidence from …

Goodbye Big Bang, hello black hole? A new theory of the universe's creation

Could the famed "Big Bang" theory need a revision? A group of theoretical physicists suppose the birth of the universe could have happened after a …

Our Universe May Have Emerged from a Black Hole in a Higher Dimensional Universe

The event horizon of a black hole — the point of no return for anything that falls in — is a spherical surface. In a higher-dimensional universe, a …

King's 2,100-Year-Old Mausoleum, Vast Trove Of Artifacts Discovered In China

A 2,100-year-old mausoleum built for a king named Liu Fei has been discovered in modern-day Xuyi County in Jiangsu, China, archaeologists report.<p>Liu Fei died in 128 B.C. during the 26th year of his rule over a kingdom named Jiangdu, which was part of the Chinese empire.<p>Although the mausoleum had …

Reservoir of molten rock under Yellowstone is 2.5 times bigger than thought

If the Yellowstone supervolcano were to erupt today, it would have major, perhaps catastrophic, consequences.<p>Yellowstone National Park and the …

Today in science: 1st footsteps on moon

Today is the 49th anniversary of humanity’s historic first steps on the moon. The story in pictures, here.<p><b>July 20, 1969.</b> On this date, Apollo 11 …

Space Exploration

6 Ways Movies Get Space Wrong (by Astronaut Chris Hadfield)

Chris Hadfield, whom you may recognize from all of the videos he uploaded to YouTube about his life aboard the International Space Station, wanted to …

Lost At Sea? Survive With These Tricks

A handy manual to prepare you for life's misadventures.<p>Jose Salvador Alvarenga was fishing off the coast of Mexico in late 2012 when a powerful storm sent his boat adrift. Marshall Islanders found the battered vessel nearly 16 months later, stuck on a reef—with Alvarenga still alive inside. …

NASA's VAB: a Garage for the Saturn V

The Vehicle Assembly Building is one of the most iconic buildings of the space age, the building designed to house the upright Saturn V Moon rocket that is so large its shadow is startlingly visible in satellite pictures. Like the space program in the 1960s, it moved quickly from inception to …

Space Exploration

How pickpockets trick your mind

Pickpockets use much more than sleight of hand, says Caroline Williams, they hack your brain’s weaknesses.<p>My mother has eyes in the back of her head. She also taught me from an early age to be suspicious of strange men, especially when they give you presents. Which makes it all the more surprising …

Fossil finds in Spain point to a far more complicated Neanderthal family tree

In a cave in northern Spain a team of scientists has retrieved the remains of 28 prehistoric humans, members of an enigmatic species that could be described as a little bit Neanderthal.They had Neanderthal faces, with heavy brows and protruding noses. They had powerful mandibles and mouths that …