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This Is the Unhealthiest Vegetable You Can Eat, According to Harvard Scientists

Is corn bad for you? What about peas? They are vegetables, after all… These are the diet questions we find ourselves asking. And we're not the only …

Nutrition

Russia warns of 'dangerous' escalation over Syria

<b>Russia has warned the US that launching airstrikes in response to a suspected chemical attack in Syria could spark a war between the two countries.</b><p>"The immediate priority is to avert the danger of war," Moscow's UN ambassador Vassily Nebenzia said on Thursday.<p>He accused Washington of putting …

Middle East

A huge crack provides evidence that Africa is slowly splitting into two

A piece of East Africa is expected to break off the main continent in tens of millions of years. And if you need any proof, look no further than Kenya’s Rift Valley, where a giant, gaping tear opened up following heavy rains and seismic activity, according to Face2Face Africa.<p>The enormous crack in …

University of London

The Best Time to Buy an International Plane Ticket, Based on 1 Million Airfares

Last weekend we shared the results of CheapAir.com’s 2018 Airfare study. In the study it looked at 917 million different airfares and made some …

Flying

Are aliens real? Grim discovery raises doubts about existence of extraterrestrial life

The universe could be a more lonely place than we ever imagined.<p>A new study has cast doubt on the existence of alien life after discovering that a …

Nebulas

The Milky Way’s Center Is a Cornucopia of Black Holes

Astronomers have detected evidence of a handful of the likely thousands of light-gobbling objects in the middle of the galaxy.<p>For the last few years, Chuck Hailey has had the center of the Milky Way hanging in his office at Columbia University. The picture, pinned above his desk, shows a bright …

Black Holes

There's Mounting Evidence The African Continent Is Splitting in Two

A huge crack has appeared in Kenya, and it's growing.<p>A large crack, stretching several kilometres, made a sudden appearance recently in south-western …

Geology

A neuroscientist explains why reality may just be a hallucination

Anil Seth, professor of Cognitive and Computational Neuroscience at the University of Sussex, explains the link between perception and reality. Seth believes reality as we know it comes from activity of our brain. Following is a transcript of the video.<p><b>Anil Seth:</b> How do we know that we experience …

Consciousness

A huge new Stanford and Harvard study proves that US inequality isn’t just about class

For decades, an increasingly loud chorus has claimed that economic inequality is primarily driven by class, with other possible reasons for disparities, such as race, playing a lesser role. They say that it is counterproductive to focus on inequality between races—instead, it is better to consider …

Income Inequality

21 Facts That Will Remind You How Complex The Universe Really Is

"The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper."

Universe

Ancient Humans Had Sex With More Than Just Neanderthals, Study Shows

There's another mysterious species in our ancestry.<p>We rarely portray Neanderthals, our close relatives, as telegenic. Museum exhibits give them wild …

Papua New Guinea

Dentists keep dying of this lung disease. The CDC can’t figure out why.

Seven of the patients were dead, and two more were dying of a rare chronic, progressive lung disease that can be treated but not cured.<p>It’s estimated that about 200,000 people in the United States have Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) at any one time.<p>But the common denominator of a small group …

Medicine

Scientists found a new type of water in diamonds, holy crap

Scientists have found a new type of water known as Ice-VII from diamonds deep in the Earth's crust. This type of ice is about 1.5 times as dense as …

Watch the formation of the universe and Earth in this cool time-lapse video

Each second represents 22 million years<p>In the grand cosmic scale, humanity and our tiny home in the universe are absolutely inconsequential. In a neat time-lapse video from John Boswell, you can watch the formation and growth of the universe from the big bang to now.<p>Boswell, aka melodysheep, has …

Universe

Physicists Found a Trick to Solve an ‘Impossible’ Puzzle of Gravity

The experiment would confirm that gravity is a quantum force.<p>In 1935, when both quantum mechanics and Albert Einstein’s general theory of relativity were young, a little-known Soviet physicist named Matvei Bronstein, just 28 himself, made the first detailed study of the problem of reconciling the …

Quantum Mechanics

China floods Africa with needed dollars, stoking US concern

DJIBOUTI (AP) — The new electrified rail line snakes through the African desert, charting a course from a port along the Djibouti coast to Addis Ababa, the capital of land-locked Ethiopia.<p>The Chinese built the railway, and part of the port, and the new military base next door. On the other end of …

China

7 tips to keep your brain as sharp as your body

When it comes to our hearts, even the non-medical types among us pretty much know what we need to be doing. In a nutshell: exercising and eating right.<p>But when it comes to our brains, guidelines tend to be foggier. Besides, we figure, since we’re probably as smart as we’ll ever be, what can we …

Sessions is suing California over its “sanctuary” laws. I asked 8 legal experts who will win.

The DOJ lawsuit is a major escalation in the Trump administration’s fight against “sanctuary cities.”<p>Attorney General Jeff Sessions is suing the state of California on behalf of the Trump administration over the state’s “sanctuary” laws.<p>The Justice Department’s basic claim is that three California …

Immigration

Some foods better for your brain, memory

<b>(CNN) —</b> You may be aware of foods that protect our hearts and bones and even keep our weight in check as we age. But which foods keep our brains in top shape? Below is an evidence-based list of brain foods that may help pre-empt senior moments and more.<p>Berries<p>Berries may do more than add sweetness …

Nutrition

'This is not normal': Glitches mar new tax law

Republicans want to make fixes, but Democrats aren't rushing to help them.<p>The glitches in the new tax law are starting to pile up.<p>One inadvertently denies restaurants, retailers and others generous new write-offs for things like remodeling.<p>Another would allow wealthy money managers to sidestep a …

Finance

The two mental shifts highly successful people make

<b>“When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”</b> — Max Planck, German quantum theorist and Nobel Prize winner<p>There are two primary mental shifts that occur in the lives of all highly successful people. Many make the first, but very few make the second.<p>Both of these …

Self-improvement

Top 10 Dangerous Foods You Should Never Eat- The Last One Will Surprise You

We just buy what is popular, without considering how it may affect our health. But our diet has a direct effect on our health and well-being. …

Trump's America will be saddled with debt – like his bankrupted hotels were

The Republican spending bill throws conservative principles – whatever remains of them – into the wind<p>Once upon a time, conservatives said they hated Barack Obama because of his budget deficits. They said he was destroying America and its future, which made them very angry indeed. They were so mad …

Donald Trump

Archaeologists found thousands of hidden structures in the Guatemalan jungle — and it could re-write human history

Using state-of-the-art laser technology, archaeologists uncovered over 60,000 previously unknown Maya structures deep in the Guatemalan jungle, including foundations for houses, military fortifications, and elevated causeways.<p>Archaeologists could barely contain their excitement about the …

Archaeology

The Magnetic Field Is Shifting. The Poles May Flip. This Could Get Bad.

The shield that protects the Earth from solar radiation is under attack from within. We can’t prevent it, but we ought to prepare.<p>One day in 1905, …

Magnetism

Facebook and Google criticised by George Soros

<b>The billionaire investor George Soros has criticised tech "monopolies" such as Facebook and Google, calling them a threat to democracy.</b><p>At his annual dinner at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Mr Soros warned that social media platforms were "obstacles to innovation".<p>He raised concerns about their …

George Soros

Scientists Have Figured Out Why Human Skin Doesn't Leak

Despite us losing 500 million skin cells per day.<p>Our skin might give us grief sometimes, but one thing we can always depend on it to do is not start …

With government shutdown, Republicans reap what they sow

It takes a special type of hypocrite to accuse your opponents of hypocrisy for following in your footsteps<p>Today’s Republican party is built on principle. As a matter of principle, the GOP believes it is the only party that can shut down government as a negotiating tactic. The Democrats’ job is to …

Republicans

This map shows the US really has 11 separate 'nations' with entirely different cultures

The United States comprises several different regions, each with its own rich history and cultural identity.<p>Exactly where those regions start and end has been a long-running debate, but according to author Colin Woodard, the United States can be divided into 11 distinct sub-nations.<p>Woodard mapped …

New Mexico