Eduardo Ventura

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Did the Big Bang create a parallel universe where time goes backwards?

Radical new research suggests that at the same time the Big Bang created our universe, another where time goes in the opposite direction was also born<p>A scientific breakthrough could redefine how the universe is understood.<p>Radical new research led by a British scientist has suggested that there may …

Dark Matter

The greatest brain myth there ever was?

Brain myths make people vulnerable to woolly ideas and useless products, get in the way of real understanding and are passed down to children as fact

11 things you'll want to know about the 'Simpsons'-'Family Guy' crossover

It’s finally time for Homer Simpson and Peter Griffin to bro down and drink up. On Sept. 28, from 9 p.m. all the way to 10 p.m., the animated worlds …

The Ozone Layer Is On The Mend

FTW<p>An international agreement to phase out use of chemicals that damage the ozone layer appears to be working. A new report finds that ozone-depleting substances in the atmosphere are down by 10 to 15 percent, and that the ozone layer is by and large getting thicker.<p>The reason is that nations have …

Battleship beast: colossal dinosaur skeleton found in southern Patagonia

Dreadnoughtus schrani unearthed in Argentina is most complete skeleton of plant-eating titanosaur recovered anywhere in world<p>The spectacular remains of one of the largest beasts ever to walk the planet have been unearthed by fossil hunters in southern Patagonia.<p>The unique haul of bones includes a …

Over $500,000 Has Allegedly Gone Missing From A Minecraft Convention

The geek convention circuit is its own little subculture, sometimes an exceedingly strange and political one. And also one full of risk, as thousands of <i>Minecraft</i> fans have learned the hard way from Mine-o-rama.<p>Mine-o-rama was a fan-organized convention being held in July in New York City. Over …

10 Scientific Images That Changed How We Looked at the World

The most important images in history<p>Whether it was a drawing or photograph, these images changed the course of human understanding, and science itself, forever.

Neurophilosophy

Hollow Earth conspiracy theories: the hole truth

For centuries, Hollow Earth conspiracy theorists have tried to prove that there’s a whole other world beneath our own. But first they need to find the way in...<p><b>Late at night, on October 4 2002, a strange guest appeared</b> on a cult American <b>radio</b> show. Coast to Coast AM with Art Bell had a reputation …

Jules Verne

Miami, the great world city, is drowning while the powers that be look away

Low-lying south Florida, at the front line of climate change in the US, will be swallowed as sea levels rise. Astonishingly, the population is growing, house prices are rising and building goes on. The problem is the city is run by climate change deniers<p>A drive through the sticky Florida heat into …

Your Body Can Kill Cancer. It Just Needs Better Instructions.

Researchers have been programming peoples' immune systems to recognize and destory cancer.<p>Part of what makes cancers so insidious is that they’re not invaders: They’re our own cells turned against us. That means the body usually doesn’t see them as a threat. But over the last few years, teams at …

A Stinky Compound May Protect Against Cell Damage, Study Finds

<b>Correction appended, July 14.</b><p>Scientists from the University of Exeter say that a compound found in the smell of rotten eggs and human flatulence …