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This Controversial Theory Says Our Universe Is Just One of Many Previous Universes

Science is never set in stone. Even if a theory about the universe is airtight, there's always some uncertainty and a handful of alternate theories …

Stephen Hawking

26 magical lost cities that you really can visit

Archaeology

'Ticking Time Bomb' of Heated Ocean Discovered Hidden Under The Arctic

Fire in the hole.<p>The Arctic is not in a good way. Its oldest, thickest sea ice is breaking. Strange lakes punctuate its landscape. The very chemistry …

Global Warming

Here's what happens in the 'Orgy Dome', Burning Man's wildest sex party

"At one point, I was being fingered by one of the guys, while his wife was going down on Luke."<p><i>More than 100 miles north of Reno, Nevada, is Black Rock City, an expanse of desert ringed by distant mountains that has been home to the annual Burning Man festival since the 1990s. Started by a small</i> …

Black Rock

Scientists discover 'apparent evidence' for universes beyond our own

As we all take a moment to mourn the impending loss of CBS’ hit show “The Big Bang Theory,” let us also bow our heads in memory of the outdated origin theory of our universe that shares the same name.<p>Scientists believe the Big Bang theory (the science one, not the Sheldon Cooper one) may only be …

Black Holes

Ancient Bone Reveals Surprising Sex Lives Of Neanderthals

In the Altai mountains of southern Siberia, there's a cave that was inhabited for millennia. It's called Denisova, and it shelters something remarkable: the bones of different types of ancient human relatives.<p>Back in 2010, researchers analyzed a fossilized pinky finger bone found in the cave, and …

Humanity

Bodies in 5,000-Year-Old Kenyan Cemetery Reveal Ancient Egalitarian Society

"That's a pretty cool story."<p>The Turkana, a people who live in a sandy expanse of northwestern Kenya, have known about Lothagam North for a long …

Scientists Identify a Key Cognitive Error that Could Explain Why People Believe in Creationism and Conspiracy Theories

They hope that understanding these thought processes will empower us to avoid such errors in our thinking.As absurd and patently false as it may be, …

Ancient Riches Discovered at Mysterious Burial Monument

Science & Innovation<p>From gerbil-tooth headdresses to ivory rings, a site in Kenya offers an unprecedented look into a 5,000-year-old herding community.<p>In the undulating landscape of vivid red sandstones in northwest Kenya, near the shores of Lake Turkana, lies a mysterious mound nestled between two …

Research

Diodorus's Library of History, written in the first century BCE, is the most extensively preserved history by an ancient Greek author. The work is in three parts: mythical history to the Trojan War; history to Alexander's death (323 BCE); and history to 54 BCE. Books 1-5 and 11-20 survive complete, the rest in fragments.

The digital Loeb Classical Library extends the founding mission of James Loeb with an interconnected, fully searchable, perpetually growing virtual …

15 Sci-Fi Books With Badass Female Protagonists

If you're searching for sci-fi books with badass female protagonists, look no further. I've got 15 fantastic books and series you can pick up today …

Mausoleum of Theoderic

The roof of this ancient mausoleum is made from a single Istrian stone weighing a massive 230 tons.<p>To the casual observer, the Mausoleum of Theoderic …

Physicists Say There Could Be a Strange Source of 'Negative Gravity' All Around Us

It moves upwards against gravity.<p>The macro world as we know it is governed by Newton's laws of motion and gravity - what goes up, must come down.<p>But …

6 things you (probably) didn’t know about Cleopatra

Cleopatra is one of the best-known women in history, famed for her supposed beauty and intellect, and her love affairs with Julius Caesar and Mark …

Scientists discovered the world's forgotten 8th wonder, but it's never coming back

After more than 125 years of mystery, scientists think they have reconfirmed the final resting place of the world's forgotten "eighth wonder," clearing up much of the uncertainty from previous studies.<p>On 10 June 1886, Mt Tarawera blew its top in one of the largest volcanic eruptions in New …

These half-billion-year-old creatures were animals—but unlike any known today

So-called Ediacaran organisms have puzzled biologists for decades. To the untrained eye they look like fossilized plants, in tube or frond shapes up …

Bizarre Phenomenon That Intrigued Leonardo Da Vinci Can Finally Be Explained

The shape of water.<p>Whenever the 15th century polymath Leonardo da Vinci wasn't painting masterpieces or coming up with new ways to launch humans into …

Flipboard

Rare Diamonds Traced Back to an Even Rarer Element From the Center of the Earth

The movement of oceanic tectonic plates created scarce gems.<p>Blue diamonds shine with a particular allure within the cultural zeitgeist. From <i>Titanic</i>’s …

String Theory May Create Far Fewer Universes Than Thought

The problem with string theory, according to some physicists, is that it makes too many universes. It predicts not one but some 10500 versions of …

Dark Matter

There Was No Big Bang Singularity

Almost everyone has heard the story of the Big Bang. But if you ask anyone, from a layperson to a cosmologist, to finish the following sentence, “In the beginning, there was…” you’ll get a slew of different answers. One of the most common ones is “a singularity,” which refers to an instant where …

Closed Loophole Confirms the Unreality of the Quantum World

After researchers found a loophole in a famous experiment designed to prove that quantum objects don’t have intrinsic properties, three experimental …

Rare J.R.R. Tolkien Sketches Reveal Another Side of the Fantasy Author

In addition to inventing languages and writing a trilogy of fantasy novels that spawned a multi-billion-dollar movie franchise, J.R.R. Tolkien was …

Construction on Rome’s Newest Subway Line Is Revealing a Trove of Ancient Treasures

Construction on Rome’s newest metro route, the C line, chugs away. Today, 22 stations are open, a relief for both the overcrowded city’s residents …

The 5 kinds of sci-fi space travel, ranked by realism

<i>This post is part of Science of Sci-Fi, Mashable's ongoing series dissecting the science (or lack of science) in our favorite sci-fi movies, TV</i> …

I'm Bill Browder. Here's the Biggest Mistake Putin Made When Trying to Get Access to Me Through Trump

I wasn’t watching the Donald Trump–Vladimir Putin press conference from Helsinki. But when my phone started burning up with messages, I knew …

How Jamaica Inspired James Bond

Fleming loved the island and never failed to spend at least two months of the year there from 1946 until his death in 1964. He was an awkward …

Dancer Carlton Wilborn on Madonna: ‘Rehearsal truly was like boot camp’

I was 26 and living in Los Angeles when Madonna had a huge open-call audition for the Blond Ambition tour – there were maybe a thousand men there. By the time I got home I had a message: “Come meet me at the club tonight.” It was basically a callback, like, let’s see who these people really are, …

Boot Camp

Understanding the Third, Fourth and Fifth Dimensional Reality

When talking about esoteric topics such as, “third dimensional reality,” “ascending into fifth dimensional consciousness,” or “raising your …