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The likeliest reasons why we haven’t contacted aliens are deeply unsettling

Even on the clearest, darkest night far from city lights, you can see only about 1% of the Milky Way galaxy's 100 billion to 400 billion stars.<p>Here's the real trip though: For every star in the Milky Way, there's a unique galaxy drifting through the universe, each with it's own billions of stars, …

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5 Facts That Explain the Charlie Hebdo Attack

Wednesday’s attack on magazine <i>Charlie Hebdo</i> shocked France, but tensions with the country’s Muslim immigrant population have been building for years. …

Mass Effect 4 Studio Builds Custom Level for Fan's Proposal

Developers take a chance on love<p>Developers at BioWare Montreal say they jumped at the chance to help two fans get engaged by creating a Mass Effect …

Opinion: ‘Prostitutes Are People, Not Criminals’ by Belle Knox

As a porn actress, one of the perverse tragedies of public policy I often contemplate is the fact that people can pay to watch me have sex on camera …

Lockheed Martin thinks it can give the world unlimited clean energy in 20 years

Remember back in the '50s, when official-sounding newsreels promised that we'd have new-kew-lur-powered cars by the '70s and no one would ever be unhappy? Probably not, since we've gotten a skewed sense of history from watching too many episodes of <i>Futurama</i>. Still, several decades behind schedule, …

'You Have The Right To Remain Silent.' Or Do You?

"You have the right to remain silent."<p>Any devotee of TV crime dramas or police procedural shows hears the phrase regularly. But new court decisions in recent years have chipped away at that principle.<p>Take the case of California resident Richard Tom. In 2007, he broadsided a car, injuring a girl and …

Ebola hospital workers walk out over pay

<b>Kenema, Sierra Leone -</b> Local workers have gone on strike in an overcrowded Ebola ward at a major district hospital in Sierra Leone's disease-stricken east over claims the government is failing to pay them.<p>Up to 80 workers crowded the entrance compound to the hospital on Friday, deserting their …

HBO is "Seriously Considering" Streaming Service That Doesn't Require Cable

HBO could make a killing with cord-cutters. Along with sports and some live events, it is perhaps the last, best argument for owning an archaic, …

Peru wages war on the cocaine trade destroying the narco runways

The Peruvian government is on a mission to crackdown on the cocaine trade in the country.<p>On the lawless slopes of the eastern Andes near the border with Colombia and Brasil, where most of the coca is grown, special forces locate and destroy the so-called narco runways.<p>The landing strips are built …

Men, women hold different wedding views

SAM Xiao and Yoyo Ma have been officially married for two years, but the couple from Shanghai is still struggling with whether or not to hold a …

A Beginner’s Guide to the Star Trek Franchise

For those who wish to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations in pop culture and science fiction, the <i>Star Trek</i> …

Bill Nye Fights Back

How a mild-mannered children’s celebrity plans to save science in America—or go down swinging.<p><i>Photographs by F. Scott Schafer</i><p>Let’s say that I am, through my actions, doomed, and that I will go to hell,” Bill Nye said. He was prepping for a Super Bowl party and making pizza dough from a recipe given …

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