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Extremely Metal Ant Species Uses Medieval Torture Rack on its Enemies

Unsuspecting victims are "spreadeagled' and 'carved up'.<p>There’s a brutal scene at the end of <i>Braveheart</i> where a jacked-up Mel Gibson meets his painful …

Zoology

These 40 Inspirational Quotes Picked By Richard Branson Will Move You To Achieve Your Potential

The endlessly entrepreneurial Sir Richard Branson serves as curator of words that will move you to more.<p>Elon Musk is the current media darling for having vision and achieving crazy things.<p>Jeff Bezos has more than his share of bold ideas and Mark Zuckerberg is no slouch in focusing on big things …

Motivation

A Satellite Mishap Is Letting Physicists Test Einstein's Theory of Relativity

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade, right? That, at least, is the motto the European Space Agency seems to have embraced with respect to two …

Leading Harvard physicist has a radical new theory for why humans exist

For example, an astrophysicist might say that the chemical components of our bodies were first forged in the nuclear fires of stars.<p>On the other hand, an evolutionary biologist might look at the similarities between our DNA and that of other primates' and conclude we evolved from apes.<p>Lisa Randall, …

Dark Matter

Scientists Reviewing Data From Spacecraft Make Find ‘Like Nothing We’ve Ever Seen Before’ on Saturn’s Moon

Scientists reviewing infrared data from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft discovered a “monstrous” ice cloud on Saturn’s largest moon, the space agency announced Wednesday.<p>“When we looked at the infrared data, this ice cloud stood out like nothing we’ve ever seen before,” Carrie Anderson of NASA’s Goddard …

Astronomy

Why Agnosticism Probably Doesn't Mean What You Think It Means

Agnostics are often characterized as ambivalent or wishy-washy fence sitters who refuse to make up their minds. But there's much more to agnosticism …

'Six motorbikes, no kids: how do I spend every penny of my £500,000 pension?'

Money makeover: Max Loosli, 60, needs a precision plan to spend his entire pension in his lifetime – without running out of cash first<p>Max Loosli has worked in IT since the Seventies but is about to give up a full-time job in the City to pursue his real passion: motorbikes.<p>“I’ve got six, all …

Study: Religious Kids Are Jerks

A study published in the journal Current Biology testing the behavior of Christian, Muslim, and atheist children has found that religious kids are …

Neil deGrasse Tyson destroys argument for intelligent design: “I cannot look at the universe and say that yes, there’s a God, and this God cares about my life — at all”

The famed astrophysicist and author goes toe-toe with celebrity pastor Carl Lentz on “The Nightly Show”<p>On the “Nightly Show” Wednesday evening, Neil deGrasse Tyson went toe-to-toe with celebrity pastor Carl Lentz and comedian Tom Papa on a panel debating science and religion, saying that he …

Faith
Archaeology

Why Portugal's constitutional crisis threatens all of Europe's democracies

A fresh political maelstrom is brewing in southern Europe. It may not be a repeat of Greece or Italy, but it represents another nadir in the eurozone's shaky democracy<p>What happened in the election?<p>On October 4, the ruling conservative coalition that has governed Portugal for four years lost its …

Europe

Earth was one of the universe’s first habitable planets, and we’re likely to miss chance to meet future alien civilisations, study claims

Earth was one of the first habitable planets in the universe, according to a new study.<p>We were among the first 8 per cent of worlds that could …

Anxious people have one big thing in common when it comes to an important social skill

People are pretty good at judging whether a crowd is friendly, but anxious people may be worse at this task, a new study finds.<p>The research, which was presented Monday at a meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, could point toward a better way to diagnose anxiety and other mental-health …

Psychology

Mindfulness in the mainstream: an old solution to modern problems

Leading mindfulness expert Mark Williams will brief MPs on how meditation could drastically improve the UK’s wellbeing and productivity<p>The Attlee Room in parliament will fall quiet on Tuesday to hear one of the country’s leading meditation teachers explain the basics of the 2,400-year-old tradition …

Mindfulness

Could All Really Come From Nothing?

The origin of the universe is one of the most difficult realities we ponder.<p>It bends our logic, straining the words we have to describe it. If one is to say the universe started at the Big Bang some 13.8 billion years ago, the immediate reaction is: "But what came before that? What caused the Big …

Physics

Increase Your Mind Power with These 7 Techniques

Open your mind and realize all the possibilities that disclosed to you. There is no end to the debate about intelligence, cognition, and mental …

The Brain

6 Signs You Were Raised By A Narcissist

To outsiders, your dad is a larger-than-life social magnet who attracts people from all walks of life. Or your mom is the perfect woman, always looking to please and juggling everything with ease.<p>But behind closed doors, all pretense falls away. Only you, their child, knows what it’s like to endure …

Psychology

GaúchaZH

Two Black Holes are About to Smash Into Each Other

Three and a half billion light years away in the Virgo constellation, two supermassive black holes are on the verge of smacking into one another. In …

Arqueólogo decapitado pelo EI era um dos mais importantes do Oriente Médio

Kaled Al-Assaad, de 82 anos, era um dos pioneiros da arqueologia síria, comparado a Howard Carter, que descobriu a tumba do faraó Tutancâmon, no Egito

Objeto imenso é identificado por astrônomos e chamado de 'Godzilla das Terras'

<b>Astrônomos criaram uma nova categoria de planeta após a descoberta de um objeto que tem massa 17 vezes maior que a Terra.</b><p>A nova categoria é chamada de "mega-Terra" e refere-se à descoberta do Kepler-10c, que tem uma superfície parecida com a do nosso planeta, mas muito maior.<p>O Kepler-10c orbita uma …

George R.R. Martin: The Rolling Stone Interview

The novelist goes deep on the future of his books and the TV series they begat<p>On a cold night in January, George R.R. Martin sits inside the Jean …

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