Cas Austin Simmons

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No, Dark Energy Isn't An Illusion

In 1998, two teams of scientists announced a shocking discovery: the expansion of the Universe was accelerating. Distant galaxies weren’t just receding from us, but their recession speed was increasing over time. Over the next few years, precision measurements of three independent quantities — …

Supernovae

The 100 Best Songs of 2016

In 2016, everything felt more intense. The most visible pop music was also some of the most political. The saddest songs came from people who passed away days after releasing them. Debut singles from some of the most anticipated releases sounded broken. One of the best songs of the year received …

The DIY CNC Machine You Must Know How To Build!

If you’re the type of person who likes to build things on your own, you know that the equipment needed to complete larger projects is dauntingly …

5 Steps to Financing Your Tiny House

Tiny houses don't always qualify for mortgages.<p>Tiny houses have soared in popularity in recent years. These miniature homes — typically just a few …

This graph shows how strongly people around the world feel about religion

New statistics from the Pew Research Centre show that people from the UK feel far less strongly about religion than most other people around the world<p>New data from the Pew Research Centre's 2015 Global Attitudes survey has measured how people around the world feel about religion in their lives.<p>Many …

Why exoplanet GJ 1132b might be the 'most important' ever found

Astronomers have found what's claimed to be the "most important" planet ever discovered outside the Solar System.<p>The rocky Venus-like exoplanet, …

Heavy Rotation: 10 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing

Every month, we ask a bunch of public-radio music curators to tell us about one new song they can't stop playing. In the 10-song mix that resulted for October, you'll hear a folk-minded Minnesota songwriter who reminds WVPB's Joni Deutsch of both Steve Cropper and Katy Perry — plus a Latin funk …

Everything Is Made Of Waves; Also, Particles

Everything in the universe has both particle and wave nature, at the same time.They’re really just different language describing the same mathematical object.

Cosmologists look beyond Standard Model

Cosmology – the science of the origin and development of the universe – has made progress in recent years. But many questions remain unanswered.<p>What …

Yama

Yama is the Hindu god of death, king of ancestors, and final judge on the destination of souls. He is also known as the ‘Restrainer’, Pretaraja or …

35-Year-Old Emerson’s Extraordinary Harvard Divinity School Address on the Divine Transcendence of Nature

In praise of the sentiment through which the soul comes to know itself.<p>I have long considered the commencement address the secular sermon of our time — the greatest commencement addresses deliver precisely the kind of well-packaged, eloquent, enchanting advice on what it takes to lead a good life …

How to Travel the USA For Free (without mooching)

As I write this I am traveling the USA without a penny in my pocket. I left my home in San Diego on June 2nd with $2,000 cash and on August 12th I …

The Truth About Crystal Meth, Witchcraft And Demons

The Truth About Crystal Meth, Witchcraft And Demons<p>Updated on May 7, 2017<p>Can Using Crystal Meth be Considered Witchcraft?<p>YES! We know it can. Crystal …

Science's Path from Myth to Multiverse

<i>From Quanta Magazine (find original story here).</i><p>We can think of the history of physics as an attempt to unify the world around us: Gradually, over …

With Water Running Out, Freight Farms Launches 2015 Farm-In-A-Box

Climate change is real, and it is getting uglier. Global temperatures are continuing to rise, placing enormous strain on water and food supplies throughout the world. Many areas have been hit hard by the climate disruption, but none more prominently than California, where the state has entered its …

Evidence of liquid water found on Mars

<b>Nasa's Curiosity rover has found that water can exist as a liquid near the Martian surface.</b><p>Mars should be too cold to support liquid water at the surface, but salts in the soil lower its freezing point - allowing briny films to form.<p>The results lend credence to a theory that dark streaks seen on …

Is the Placebo Effect in Your DNA?

Some people feel better after dummy treatments, while others feel no difference unless the drugs are real. A new paper argues that the difference may come down to genetics.<p>The first real, physical proof of the placebo effect came in 1978. Running a study on patients who had recently had their …

6 modern-day Christian terrorist groups our media conveniently ignores

They don’t get the coverage of ISIS or Boko Haram, but organizations like “The Army of God” are no less dangerous<p>Alex Henderson<p>April 7, 2015 6:15pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) recently released an in-depth report on terrorism in the …

If parallel universes exist, here's how we could actually find the evidence

Every few seconds, the spin direction of a random particle in the room is measured. If the particle is spinning one direction then the gun goes off and the physicist dies. If the particle is spinning in the opposite direction, there's just a clicking sound and the physicist survives.<p>She has a 50/50 …

Will religion ever disappear?

Atheism is on the rise around the world, so does that mean spirituality will soon be a thing of the past? Rachel Nuwer discovers that the answer is far from simple.<p>A growing number of people, millions worldwide, say they believe that life definitively ends at death – that there is no God, no …

Religion

Make-A-Wish Grants 4-Year-Old's Simple Request To 'Live Comfortably' At Home

It's not often that Make-A-Wish is stumped by a request, but 4-year-old Micah, who has a cranial malformation that causes seizures, had a surprisingly humble wish: To live comfortably in his own home.<p>It wasn't one they had heard before, but the Make-A-Wish Hawaii team assembled a team of volunteers …

Electroceuticals: the Shocking Future of Brain Zapping

Could electrical currents replace Big Pharma?<p>​It's all in your head—those icky feelings, all that fog—and chemicals just aren't that great at cutting through. That's why scientists are experimenting with changing the brain game by tweaking its circuitry, rather than the chemical processes.<p>It might …

Christian Pastor In England Gets Arrested For Quoting The Bible In Public, He Is Then Forced To Be Tried By An Islamic Sharia Judge Who Fines Him And Threatens To Imprison Him For Forty Five Days

By onMarch 28, 2015 in Featured, General<p><b>By Theodore Shoebat</b><p>If a man lies with a male as he lies with a woman, both of them have committed an …

Are Psychedelics The Wonder Drug We've Been Waiting For?

The idea that psychedelics cause psychosis has a long history in urban mythology. Back in the 1980s, when I was a teenager, the way I heard the story was “seven hits of acid make you legally insane.”<p>Of course, the number fluctuated through the years, but the core idea—drugs like LSD and psilocybin …

The Signal review – semi-successful indie-style sci-fi

Cerebral and stripped down, this sci-fi drama has more in common with recent indie contributions to the genre than big-tent actioners<p>On a cross-country road trip, three MIT students (Brenton Thwaites, Olivia Cooke and Beau Knapp) stop off in Nevada while looking for an enigmatic hacker and end up …

How Evolutionary Creationists Reconcile Science and Religion

Forty percent of Americans are evangelical Christians, and many of them reject evolution. Jeff Hardin, chairman of the University of Wisconsin’s …

A Christian Oligarchy to Call Our Own

Over the past few months I have watched events in the LGBT community unfold with an increasing sense of unease. When I saw that Michael Signorile's new book is entitled <i>It's Not Over: Getting Beyond Tolerance, Defeating Homophobia, and Winning True Equality</i>, it helped crystallize what I have been …