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Atoms may hum a tune from grand cosmic symphony

Researchers playing with a cloud of ultracold atoms uncovered behavior that bears a striking resemblance to the universe in microcosm. Their work, …

Physics

Government accidentally sends file on "remote mind control" methods to journalist

When journalist Curtis Waltman filed a Freedom of Information Act request with Washington State Fusion Center (which is partnered with Department of …

Surveillance

Scientists Discover Biophotons In The Brain That Could Hint Our Consciousness is Directly Linked to Light!

Scientists found that neurons in mammalian brains were capable of producing photons of light, or “Biophotons”!<p>The photons, strangely enough, appear …

Consciousness

The Sirens In 'The Odyssey' Weren't Sexy For The Reason You Think, According To The Epic's First Female Translator

The word "siren" means two things in our modern culture: a loud, wailing, warning sound, like you might find on an ambulance or firetruck, or a sexy …

Ancient History

How To Write A Novel: Step By Step

Thinking about writing a novel? Don’t know where to start? It’s not that hard, if you really want to do it. I guess that really is the first step. …

Creative Writing

Dark Splotches on Venus Could Be Signs of Life

Venus, with its crushing atmospheric pressure and scorching surface temperatures, seems an unlikely place for life to take hold. But while the …

Astronomy

Birds Can See Earth's Magnetic Fields, And We Finally Know How That's Possible

Whoa, evolution. Just... whoa.<p>The mystery behind how birds navigate might finally be solved: it's not the iron in their beaks providing a magnetic …

Biology

Johns Hopkins University seeks DMT psychonauts who have met machine elves!

Neuroscience researcher Roland Griffiths at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is leading a scientific study on "the experiences of …

Consciousness

Black Hole Echoes Would Reveal Break With Einstein’s Theory

Gravitational waves have opened up new ways to test the properties of black holes — and Einstein’s theory of gravity along with them.<p>We all dream the …

Physics

The Puzzle Of Quantum Reality

There's a hole at the heart of quantum physics.<p>It's a deep hole. Yet it's not a hole that prevents the theory from working. Quantum physics is, by any measure, astonishingly successful. It's the theory that underpins nearly all of modern technology, from the silicon chips buried in your phone to …

Quantum Mechanics

MDMA dampens the encoding and retrieval of emotional memories, study finds

MDMA appears to have a stronger effect on emotional memories than non-emotional memories, according to new research. The finding may explain why the …

Ecstasy (Drug)

A stunning discovery about the start of the universe

<b>(CNN) —</b> For millennia, humans have sat under a clear midnight sky and marveled at the spectacle emblazoned across the heavens. The stars seem eternal, as if they have always been there. But there's just one problem.<p>It isn't so.<p>The universe was once entirely dark, with nary a light anywhere …

Universe

Animals Dropped Dead Inside Roman 'Gate to Hell.' Scientists Just Figured Out Why

Two millennia ago, a small Greco-Roman temple in present-day Turkey awed and enthralled its residents. Just beyond its stone gate, in a grotto …

Carbon Dioxide

Ruins of ancient Roman city wash up on Turkish coast

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Black Sea gave up a few more of its secrets when storms whipped the coast of Amasra, northern Turkey, last month.<p>A number of Roman ruins dating from the first to third century AD washed ashore, the latest remnants to emerge of the ancient Anatolian city of Amastris.<p>The objects were …

Archaeology

A Race Against Time to Excavate an Ancient African Civilization

Archaeologists in Nubia are struggling against erosion, desertification, and government plans to develop the land.<p>In 1905, British archaeologists descended on a sliver of eastern Africa, aiming to uncover and extract artifacts from 3,000-year-old temples. They left mostly with photographs, …

Archaeology

White Settlers Buried the Truth About the Midwest’s Mysterious Mound Cities

Around 1100 or 1200 A.D., the largest city north of Mexico was Cahokia, sitting in what is now southern Illinois, across the Mississippi River from …

Mother's nightmare at Mexico resort: 'There is more to this deeper, darker story than we know'

MILWAUKEE — She didn’t walk out.<p>That much Karen Newton knows about the night her 22-year-old daughter went missing from their room at a luxury resort in Mexico’s alluring Riviera Maya.<p>She <i>couldn’t</i> walk. She could barely stand. It was 1:30 a.m. when her daughter had come back to the room from the …

Mexico

CERN may have just found a hypothetical quasiparticle

CERN’s LHC has just found evidence of the odder on quasiparticle after a 44-year search.<br>Read More

Physics

Scientists have proven the existence of the strangest state of matter: superionic ice

In 1935, the <i>Harvard Crimson</i>, a student-run newspaper of Harvard University, carried the following clip:<p>Percy W. Bridgman ’04, professor of physics, can now make ice which will not melt until a temperature higher than the boiling point of water is attained.<p>This was newsworthy indeed. Bridgman went …

Could Dark Matter Spawn 'Shadow Life'?

The vast majority of mass in our universe is invisible, and for a while, physicists have been trying really hard to understand what this elusive …

Dark Matter

An Ancient Virus May Be Responsible for Human Consciousness

You've got an ancient virus in your brain. In fact, you've got an ancient virus at the very root of your conscious thought.<p>According to two papers …

Neuroscience

The idea that everything from spoons to stones is conscious is gaining academic credibility

Consciousness permeates reality. Rather than being just a unique feature of human subjective experience, it’s the foundation of the universe, present in every particle and all physical matter.<p>This sounds like easily-dismissible bunkum, but as traditional attempts to explain consciousness continue …

Consciousness

The Three Meanings Of E=mc^2, Einstein's Most Famous Equation

For hundreds of years, there was an immutable law of physics that was never challenged: that in any reaction occurring in the Universe, mass was conserved. That no matter what you put in, what reacted, and what came out, the sum of what you began with and the sum of what you ended with would be …

Physics

7 Mysteries That Hint At Forgotten Advanced Civilizations

Prehistory literally means the time “before we had written records” (roughly the time before the 4th Century BC) and ancient history is the time …

Archaeology

New for three types of extreme-energy space particles: Theory shows unified origin

New model connects the origins of very high-energy neutrinos, ultrahigh-energy cosmic rays, and high-energy gamma rays with black-hole jets embedded …

Team Trump Bypassed DHS Analysts to Produce Bogus Terror Report

The Trump administration was clear: ‘An analysis conducted by DHS’ concluded that 73% of terrorists were ‘foreign-born.’ Except DHS analysts had …

Immigration

New Class of Light-Bending Material Spun With DNA and Gold Nanoparticles Can Achieve First Real-Life Invisibility Cloak

Tech & Science Physics Chemistry Star Trek Nanoparticles light invisibility DNA optics<p>In a huge achievement spanning both chemistry and physics, …

There are 3 distinct types of narcissists — here's how to spot them

To be diagnosed with narcissistic personality disorder, someone needs to express five of nine specific traits. People with the disorder are often characterized as having a lack of empathy, a grandiose view of themselves, and a need for admiration.<p>Though many follow similar patterns, such as love …

Narcissism

‘Unlike anything ever seen in our solar system’

The Hypatia stone, named for the first Western woman mathematician and astronomer, contains minerals unlike anything seen before.<p>Experts say the …

Astronomy

Hints of the 4th Dimension Have Been Detected by Physicists

What would it be like to experience the 4th dimension?<br>Read More

Quantum Mechanics