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There’s No Such Thing as Free Will

But we’re better off believing in it anyway.<p>For centuries, philosophers and theologians have almost unanimously held that civilization as we know it depends on a widespread belief in free will—and that losing this belief could be calamitous. Our codes of ethics, for example, assume that we can …

You Lose Consciousness Every Minute of Every Day Suggests New Study

The world surrounding you right now appears to be fully realized, perceived by you in a continuous stream of information. But a new study suggests …

“Nearby” Supernova Has Astronomers Going Gaga

Changing Planet<p><b>Something has lit up the Cigar Galaxy, astronomers report, and it looks like an exploding star. The increasing brilliance of the supernova has thrilled the stargazing community, potentially becoming a viewing target within reach of binoculars in the next few days.</b><p>The brightening …

6 Sky Events This Week: Cosmic Outburst, Asteroid Flyby, Buzzing Beehive

Wildlife<p>The Little Beehive Cluster in the Canis Major constellation is easily visible for backyard astronomers this week. Credit: NOAO/AURA/NSF<p><b>From exploding stars, barnstorming asteroids, and a buzzing beehive, the starry skies this week are filled with cosmic wonders to behold.</b><p><b>Supernova Update:</b> A …

What Do Cats Think About Us? You May Be Surprised

Unlike dogs, our feline friends treat us like other cats, author says.<p>Since cats first got their adorable claws into us about 9,500 years ago, humans have had a love affair with felines.<p>Today more than 80 million cats reside in U.S. homes, with an estimated three cats for every dog on the planet. …