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These are the 5 countries that are most impossible to conquer

Historically, all empires either fall or morph into some other empire... and then fall. We don't use the term "empire" to describe nation-states that much anymore.<p>Regardless of what we call some countries, they are still able to project power outside their borders, being it globally (like the …

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Daily doctor visits, banned from driving: Terrifying predictions for 2050

No, it’s not an episode of futuristic drama <i>Black Mirror</i>. Welcome to the year 2050.<p>Leading scientist on Artificial Intelligence, Professor Toby Walsh, …

Scott Aaronson Answers Every Ridiculously Big Question I Throw at Him

<i>Scott Aaronson has one of the highest intelligence/pretension ratios I’ve ever encountered. I wasn’t really aware of him before last fall, when I</i> …

10 questions still baffling scientists

Science has done a terrific job of answering some of the world's most difficult questions, but certain mysteries still elude researchers. How does …

Moving From Creation Of The Cosmos To Human Life

Few questions of our time are more perplexing than the transition from non-living to living matter.<p>How did a sample of inorganic chemicals self-organize to become a living creature, capable of absorbing energy from the environment and reproducing? Although the question remains open, there are a few …

Dreadnought 2050: Here's what the Navy of the future could be sailing

Plastic ships that can become see-through, electro-magnetic weapons with a range of hundreds of miles and torpedoes that travel at 300 knots, just some of the ideas for warships of the future<p>Warships of the future could be built from ultra-strong plastic and graphene, armed with weapons that fire …

How Outer Space is Becoming the Next Internet

Innovation<p>An hour after sunrise on June 28, Mike Safyan and nine co-workers from Planet Labs gathered in their San Francisco office for a pancake breakfast. It was a Sunday, so business was closed.<p>But this weekend morning was too momentous for Safyan and crew to stay home. Their 5-year-old …

Major Northern California Event Exposes Global Climate Engineering, Updated

This article has been updated and now contains videos from the speakers at the event. My most sincere gratitude to all the speakers, to John B. Wells …

“Mysterious” Extreme Warming Of Oceans Baffles Scientists

It is increasingly hard to find words which accurately describe the willful blindness of the so called "science" community. How high a price has the …

Physicists Claim Universe 'Rings' Like Crystal Glass

Not unlike the fading tones of a ringing crystal goblet, the spacetime continuum and the universe itself may be oscillating through billions of years of cosmic time, say two U.S. physicists.<p>In a paper recently published in <i>The Astronomical Journal</i>, physicists Harry Ringermacher and Lawrence Mead at …

Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin Launches Private Spaceship Test Flight (Photos, Video)

The private spaceflight company Blue Origin launched a surprise test flight of its suborbital New Shepard spaceship on Wednesday (April 29), a …

Evidence for 'New Physics' universe

Confirmation of the results, showing minute deviations in the behaviour of a sub-atomic particle, would indicate the existence of a "New Physics" …

North Korea's Kim Jong-un bends over, becomes yet another meme

The Internet can agree on at least one thing: Photoshopping North Korea's leader, Kim Jong-un will never, ever get old.<p>Kim became yet another meme on …

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Why you really do get that from your father

We may look like our mothers but our genes have more in common with the paternal line, study finds<p>It is good news for put-upon husbands who fear their wife will turn out like their mother-in-law: scientists say that, genetically, we are more like our fathers.<p>A study has found that although we might …

This Incredible Photo Of A Baby Weasel Riding A Woodpecker Is Straight Out Of A Children's Fantasy Book

Unfortunately, the weasel was attacking the bird. Fortunately, the bird escaped.<p>It's a photo of a weasel trying to kill a woodpecker.<p>Le-May, a hobby photographer, was taking a walk with his wife through the Hornchurch Country Park in East London in the hopes of her seeing a green woodpecker for the …

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Star Trek Online to create in-game memorial to Leonard Nimoy

<i>Star Trek Online</i> plans to erect an official, standing in-game memorial next week to Leonard Nimoy, the actor who portrayed Spock for nearly 50 years and who died yesterday at age 83.<p>The memorial will appear following the sci-fi MMO's regularly scheduled maintenance on March 5, according to …

The Neuroscience of ISIS

<i>This is the first of a series of columns for The Daily Beast about the intersection of medical technologies on the cusp of changing our lives, and</i> …

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Watch the first MRI video of a baby being born

Here's the first MRI video of a baby being born. It's a time-lapse video of stills, presented at a faster speed than real life.<p>Why is this useful? Because a better understanding of the actual anatomy of delivery should help provide safer deliveries and healthier babies. The video is part of a paper …

Rare birth: Baby born completely encased in amniotic sac

<b>(CNN) —</b> We all know that every baby is special, but Silas Philips pulled off a rare feat right out of the womb.<p>Days before he's scheduled to leave the hospital, he's already gone viral on social media because he was born 'en caul.'<p>Silas was completely encased in his amniotic sac, said Los Angeles' …

Has science just disproved God?

Has the idea of God just taken a deathblow from its old enemy, science?<p>Richard Dawkins’ site suggests that some recent MIT research is pretty much …

Pokemon Online – Indie app of the day

What is Pokemon Online?<p>Pokemon Online is one of the few Pokemon experiences you can get on Android without going through the hassle of downloading an emulator and the games. The idea behind the app is simple. It strips away all the RPG and story elements and lets battle your Pokemon team online …

5 Signs the New 'RoboCop' Movie Might Be Terrible

<i>RoboCop</i> was the finest movie, where the title was also the entire concept, the script, and all the advertising you'd ever need. Anyone who isn't …

Mars Curiosity rover to continue roving after technical glitch

Nasa engineers have overcome a computer glitch that shut down the space agency's car-sized Mars rover, Curiosity, earlier this week.<p>The $2.5bn rover …

35 Random Corners Of The Internet You Should Visit When You Need A Break

Bookmark this for when you're having a bad day or when you just need a distraction and want to play. There's something so soothing about these single-serving sites.<p>Major h/t to this post by Tumblr user Writing Weasels and the website The Useless Web for providing me with endless hours of amusement.

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LG unveils world's thinnest Full HD LCD smartphone panel

As companies search for ways to make mobile devices ever-sleeker and lighter, LG Display announced Wednesday that it is coming out with what it claims to be the "world's slimmest full HD LCD panel for smartphones."<p>The panel is 5.2 inches long and only 2.2 mm thick. LG says that it is the narrowest …