Brian Kennelly

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Our galaxy might be way more vast than we thought

Most Earthlings know we live in an immense rotating spiral disk glowing with 200 billion stars — but just how immense could actually blow your …

North Korea's Kim orders more nuclear tests: state media

The KCNA news agency said North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had called for an improvement in the country's nuclear attack capability. He ordered more …

Bernie Sanders Won the Debate, Defeated the DNC, and Became the Real Democratic Front Runner

In my recent appearance on the Thom Hartmann Program, I explain why Bernie Sanders will become president, and why the recent data controversy illuminates numerous Clinton scandals overtly ignored by the DNC. Debbie Wasserman Shultz struck at the campaign, Sanders supporters struck back, and genuine …

Middle-class

British man watches 'Insidious' in virtual reality, turns into a screaming wreck

Remember <i>Insidious</i>? That film was terrifying enough with the monsters confined to a 2D screen on the other side of a theatre; now imagine what it …

Slavoj Žižek on Obama, Bernie, sex and democracy: “That’s the reality of global capitalism. Everyone is violating the rules”

<b>(Verso/Borut Peterlin)</b><p>Salon exclusive q-and-a: “When voters really do have a choice, it’s usually perceived as a crisis of democracy”<p>Michael Schulson<p>October 11, 2015 9:58am (UTC)<p>As academic disciplines become more specialized, the Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Žižek flirts with the line between …

The best way to colonize Mars is crazier than Elon Musk's idea of dropping nukes on the planet

Yet the Red Planet holds great promise, and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk recently discussed its future with comedian and television host Stephen Colbert.<p>Musk, who hopes to build a colony of 1 million people on Mars, told Colbert that there are two ways to warm the global temperatures on Mars, which would …

Stephen Colbert

South Korea: Cold War Relic Law Criminalizes Criticism

(New York) – The South Korean government should immediately stop using its outdated National Security Law to suppress freedom of speech and freedom …

"Zig Zag Zen: Buddhism and Psychedelics" edited by Allan Badiner: Book Review

<b>"Buddhism and psychedelics are together probably the best hope we have for an antidote to egotism and materialism, which are fatally destroying the planet." ~ Terrence McKenna</b><p>"While a sportsman will have his Olympic medals revoked for using drugs that enhance his performance, a musician would not …

Spirituality

10 Meditation Tips for Beginners

Meditation is a wonderful tool for decreasing feelings of stress and anxiety, and increasing feelings of peacefulness, contentedness and connectedness. It helps you stay present in the moment so that you can experience your life as it happens, rather than always being caught up in the past or the …

Meditation

While the psychiatrists argue about antidepressants, I’ll keep taking them | John Crace

I had wondered why I had been invited. I have no scientific knowledge of the subject under discussion; all I had to offer was my own personal experience of living with episodes of depression and acute anxiety for more than 20 years. For me, a combination of medication and therapy has proved …

Jimmy Kimmel: Watching David Letterman 'Was More Important Than Sleep'

For me, <i>Late Night With David Letterman</i> wasn’t just a show. It was a problem. When <i>Late Night</i> premiered on NBC in February 1982, I was a ninth-grader …

Watch Tom Hanks In Carly Rae Jepsen's Incredible 'I Really Like You' Video

Tom Hanks has two Oscars already, but maybe this can be number three. America's favorite cool dad teamed with Carly Rae Jepsen for Jepsen's new video, "I Really Like You." In the clip -- which also features Justin Bieber wearing a gigantic coat -- Hanks lip-syncs Jepsen's catchy lyrics, texts her …

25 Amazing Illustrator Photoshop Tutorials – Improve Your Design Skills | Tutorials

<b>Adob illustration</b> is a popular technique of many <b>illustrator designers</b> all over the web. an amazing <b>illustration art</b> is a displayed visualization form …

Report: Suspect in Murder of Putin Critic Blew Himself Up

Last night, the investigation of Russian opposition leader Boris Y. Nemtsov's murder took another bizarre turn when one of six men believed to be …

On the importance of being negative

The ‘publish or perish’ culture within science skews the research literature towards positive results. But negative findings matter too and new open access publications are helping researchers to give a fuller account of themselves<p>The latest paper from my group, published just over a week ago in …

10 Crazy Things Animals Are Doing (That We Can't Figure Out)

The animal world is generally a practical place. You have to be practical when you’re just trying to survive, after all. When you’re worried about …

List-Worthy

The Dark Heart Of The Milky Way

Dark matter, the mysterious substance that makes up four-fifths of the stuff in the universe, has been found for the first time in the centre of the Milky Way.<p>The rivals have proposed an alternative hypothesis, called modified Newtonian dynamics (Mond), suggesting that the laws of gravity work …

15 Surprising Discoveries About Learning

by Saga Briggs<p>What are some of the most encouraging known facts about learning? From taking a walk to learning a new language, there are countless …

The Brain

Startups: Let’s Talk About Depression

<i>Erik Torenberg is Product Hunt’s first hire. This article originally appeared on Medium.</i><p>Anxiety. Depression. Burnout.<p>We don’t really talk about it. Many people go through it, but most people suffer alone.<p>We want to kickstart a conversation in tech around stress and mental health, and to create a …

No one could describe the color 'blue' until modern times

It's about the way that humans see the world and how until we have a way to describe something, even something so fundamental as a color, we may not even notice that it's there.<p>Until relatively recently in human history, "blue" didn't exist, not in the way we think of it.<p>As the delightful Radiolab …

Physicists offer a solution to the puzzle of the origin of matter in the universe

Most of the laws of nature treat particles and antiparticles equally, but stars and planets are made of particles, or matter, and not antiparticles, …

Astronomers Have Been Seeing the Same Supernova Explode for 40 Years

Now, don't you tell me you don't remember me because I sure as heckfire remember you<p>Thanks to some light-bending optics, scientists have been experiencing a touch of <i>Groundhog Day</i> when they look out at the cosmos. The same supernova has been showing up over and over.<p>Located more than 9 billion light …

Universe

Is Google’s Panda Algorithm Creating An Endangered Species?

Occasionally, I find myself connecting with random memories from my childhood that have no reason standing out in my brain. Coincidentally, I …

The new clash over cannabis

Rising tensions between states over pot put pressure on Obama to act.<p>The Obama administration and many congressional Republicans have been loath to go anywhere near the experiment with marijuana legalization in Colorado and other states. But pressure is mounting on Washington to take a stand on …

Connected cars: Is AT&T leaving Verizon in its rear-view mirror?

WASHINGTON/DETROIT (Reuters) - Verizon Communications, the No.1 U.S. wireless carrier known for its widespread coverage, is falling behind its biggest rival in what many are betting will be the next big thing in the wireless industry: connected cars.<p>An AT&T sign is shown on a building in downtown …

Automotive Industry