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Gulf Stream current at 'record low' with potentially devastating consequences for weather, warn scientists

Catastrophic changes in global weather patterns could be on the horizon as scientists confirm the warming Atlantic current has reached a “new record …

Elon Musk Urges People to Watch Chris Paine's A.I. Movie While It's Free

"Do You Trust This Computer?" is now available to stream.<p>Elon Musk is concerned about the future of humanity. The tech entrepreneur shared a link …

10 Books You Pretend To Have Read (And Why You Should Really Read Them)

Science fiction and fantasy offer a rich legacy of great books - but that abundant pile of reading material can also be daunting. So sometimes, it's …

Scientists say the dream of unlimited clean energy is about to come true

In just 15 years, the U.S. will be producing unlimited amounts of nearly free, completely green energy. Not only would such an energy holy grail mean the end of humanity’s dependence on expensive fossil fuels, it would also be a panacea for climate change.<p>Amazingly, this is not a science fiction. …

Chocolate Hummus Is Better Than Cookie Dough—Here’s How to Make it at Home

Not going to lie, when I first heard chocolate hummus was a new thing, I couldn't decide whether it was genius or downright weird. Now that I've made …

Dessert

Seven memory skills that will make you smarter

Learning ability is probably the most important skill you can have.<p>Take it from Peter Brown, Henry Roediger, and Mark McDaniel, authors of <i>Make It</i> …

The Brain

We’re three million miles closer to the sun in January than we are in July. So why isn't it hot?

It turns out proximity is pretty inconsequential.<p>There’s something about the geometry of space that’s never quite made sense to me. I know that the axial tilt of the Earth is the reason we have seasons, but if a slight angle away from the sun can make me see my breath in winter, why does being …

Astronomy

Scientists warn of 'mini ice age' that could hit Earth and freeze major rivers by 2030

The Earth is approaching a "mini ice age" as the planet's temperature is likely to start dropping in 2021, scientists claim.<p>Amid rising concerns over …

Physicists Demonstrate How to Reverse of the Arrow of Time - MIT Technology Review

One of the more curious challenges in physics is to understand the nature of time. At the microscopic level, the laws of physics are symmetric with …

Quantum Physics

China is the acid-test for a technology that could save the world from catastrophic climate change

Dongying, China<p>From smog-choked cities to sludge-filled rivers, stories about China’s environment in recent years have painted a bleak picture. But China is not the first country to put economic development above protecting the environment. All of today’s wealthy countries, including the UK during …

Fossil Fuels

8 Conspiracy Theories To Catch Up On Before You Binge ‘Wormwood’

Tomorrow, Netflix is premiering <i>Wormwood</i>, Errol Morris‘ docu-drama about a man named Eric Olson who has spent his entire life searching for the truth …

Facebook tracks scary-specific details about your life. Here's what it knows

As the saying goes: “if you aren’t being sold, you are the product.” Nowhere is this more true than on Facebook.<p>The social network boasts nearly two billion users, and offers a staggering amount of free content that keeps most of us engaged hours each day. And in the future, it’s looking to further …

A Giant, Mysterious Hole Has Opened Up in Antarctica

“We’re still trying to figure out what’s going on.”<p>A hole as large as Lake Superior or the state of Maine has opened up in Antarctica, and scientists aren't sure why it's there.<p>The gigantic, mysterious hole "is quite remarkable," atmospheric physicist Kent Moore, a professor at the University of …

Theresa May vows to tackle racism after report reveals shocking extent of discrimination in UK

Theresa May will admit Britain has a long way to go to achieve racial equality after a major review laid bare significant divisions in the way black …

Self-destructing photos and videos have now come to Telegram

Telegram is the latest app to join the many messengers that have mimicked Snapchat's disappearing message feature.<p>On Sunday, Telegram started …

Lib Dem and Labour plot to delay Great Repeal Bill 'could be the thing that does it for Theresa May'

The Liberal Democrats and Labour are plotting to delay Theresa May’s most important piece of Brexit legislation by months in a bid to destabilise her leadership.<p>Senior figures have told this newspaper they will block any attempt by the Tories to limit the amount of parliamentary debate on the Great …

Elon Musk Says Artificial Intelligence Is the 'Greatest Risk We Face as a Civilization'

Appearing before a meeting of the National Governor’s Association on Saturday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk described artificial intelligence as “the greatest …

Sleepless, anxious, depressed: EU citizens in the shadow of Brexit

Theresa May did at least get to stay for the dinner of vegetable tart, monkfish and macerated cherries before leaving the room as the other leaders digested her proposals for the future of EU citizens in Britain over coffee and mints.<p>The prime minister is proposing that around 3 million EU …

United Kingdom

Just 93 votes stopped Theresa May winning a majority in the British election

If you thought the roughly 80,000-vote margin of Donald Trump’s victory over Hillary Clinton in the 2016 US election was small, make sure you’re sitting down.<p>Having expected to romp to an overwhelming majority in last month’s election, beleaguered British prime minister Theresa May ended up losing …

United Kingdom

25 books that will blow your mind

We've put together a list of 25 such books — taking inspiration from Amazon's list of 100 books to read in your lifetime, recommendations from Goodreads users, as well as some of our own personal favorites.<p>These books' exploration of politics, history, and the human condition are so insightful, …

This Cat Has the Most Beautiful and Magical Eyes!

These are some of the most beautiful and magical eyes I have ever seen. This gorgeous kitty has eyes where…The post This Cat Has the Most Beautiful …

Makeup

How Cats Attempt to Communicate by Using a Variety of Languages That Humans Can Understand

BBC Earth put a tough blue-eyed feline named Prince under surveillance to learn how cats try to communicate their intentions and feelings through the …

Architecture Students Design Sustainable Low-Income Homes That Can Be Built for $20K

The architecture students at Auburn University's Rural Studio prove that well-designed homes can still be affordable, thanks to their initiative called the 20K Project. The undergraduate program advocates for social justice through architecture, and to demonstrate this, students have created …

Architecture

This Scary App Will Make You Think Twice About Eating Sugary Snacks

‘Tis the season to be healthier, and that doesn’t just mean doing extra squats at the gym and eating all the kale recipes you can think of. It means improving your holistic health, whether it’s tracking your water consumption, sleep quality or sugar intake. Luckily, there are lots of non-workout …

Engage! Warp Drive Could Become Reality with Quantum-Thruster Physics

DALLAS — Warp-drive technology, a form of "faster than light" travel popularized by TV's "Star Trek," could be bolstered by the physics of quantum …

Hiking With Plantar Fasciitis: A Cure

• Do You Actually Have Plantar Fasciitis?<br>• What Plantar Fasciitis and How to Treat It<br>• Hiking With Plantar Fasciitis<p>Is your heel pain a plantar fasciitis …

Running

Scientists have found a way to score your attention IQ

During a 1959 television appearance, Jack Kerouac was asked how long it took him to write his novel <i>On The Road</i>. His response—three weeks—amazed the interviewer and ignited an enduring myth that the book was composed in a marathon of nonstop typing.<p>Like the Kerouac of legend, some people possess the …

The Brain

Read Before Riding: Horses Have Consciousness

Horses have been domesticated for 5,000 years, but we’re still learning about how they think.<p>Horses were domesticated more than 5,000 years ago and have been deeply connected to humans ever since. In <i>The Horse: The Epic History Of Our Noble Companion</i>, Wendy Williams harnesses a lifetime in the …