Chris Schiell

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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

Why We're Thinking All Wrong About What Alien Life Could Look Like

With over 200 billion stars in our galaxy and at least 10 billion with planets kind of like Earth orbiting them, there's almost certainly alien life …

Universe

How Much Social Media Self-Promotion is Too Much?

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>If you’ve been to any of Buffer’s social media accounts recently (take Twitter, for instance), you may have noticed that the lion’s share of stories we share come from us. We tweet our own stuff. We toot our own horn.<p>“It's both terrifyingly …

Facebook Really Is Building The Metaverse

Facebook paid $2 billion for a virtual-reality headset maker. Now we learn why: The social network wants to build the first billion-person game.<p>A few months ago, jaws dropped as Facebook shelled out $2 billion to purchase Oculus VR, a virtual-reality headset company started on Kickstarter. Nobody …

Peter Higgs: I wouldn't be productive enough for today's academic system

Peter Higgs, the British physicist who gave his name to the Higgs boson, believes no university would employ him in today's academic system because he would not be considered "productive" enough.<p>The emeritus professor at Edinburgh University, who says he has never sent an email, browsed the …

Our Lopsided Universe is Darker, Lighter, Slower, Older & More Mysterious than We Thought

The new map refines our understanding of the Universe's composition and evolution, and unveils new features that could challenge the foundations of …

Creationism in school: Science quiz gets it totally wrong.

This came out a while back, but I wanted to see if it could be verified before writing about it. Via Elise Andrew at “I F’ing Love Science” on …

Magnets can steer stem cells through body - Futurity

EMORY / GEORGIA TECH (US) — Scientists fed stem cells tiny particles made of magnetized …

How To Turn A Match Into A Tiny Rocket [VIDEO]

Blast off!<p>The swift strike of a match on July 4 typically precedes sky-high spectacles. But matches themselves can be fireworks. When ignited, the bulb of fuel on a match's tip combusts into space-hogging gases. By containing the gas in aluminum foil and directing it downward, you can create a …

Scientists Put Backpacks on Dragonflies to Track Their Brains in Flight

Author: Greg Miller. Greg Miller Science<p>Date of Publication: 06.17.13.<p>Time of Publication: 2:39 pm. 2:39 pm<p>The brain of a dragonfly has to do some …

New, simple theory may explain mysterious dark matter

This proposal, which endows dark matter particles with a rare form of electromagnetism, has been strengthened by a detailed analysis performed by a …

Dark Matter

Modern life freaks out the clock in your brain - Futurity

WASHINGTON U.-ST. LOUIS (US) — Researchers have identified the wiring that sets the accuracy of …