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How to beat anxiety without medication

A few years ago, my father was diagnosed with a fairly common form of prostate cancer. As a result, he needed surgery to get it out of his body before it spread anywhere.<p>When he got out of surgery, we were informed by the doctors that they could not remove the breathing tube at the moment. He’s a …

User on Pro-Islamic State Website Sees Muslim Message Hidden in NASA’s Pluto Photos

A user posting on a pro-Islamic State website saw what he believes to be an Arabic message on the surface of Pluto in photos captured last month by NASA’s New Horizons flight.<p>According to Britain’s Daily Mirror, the unnamed activist took to the site to claim he sees the Arabic script for “Allah” …

Gravitational constant appears universally constant, pulsar study sug

Gravity, one of the four fundamental forces of nature, appears reassuringly constant across the universe, according to a decades-long study of a …

Scientists found something unexpected in this eerie new image of Pluto

New Horizons, a spacecraft that flew by Pluto in July 2015, continues to stream photos back to Earth from billions of miles away — and each set is more incredible than the last.<p>The following images, released by NASA on Thursday, did not disappoint.<p>Fifteen minutes after New Horizons made its closest …

Scientists solve planetary ring riddle: Universal particle distribution of Saturn's rings

In a breakthrough study, an international team of scientists has solved an age-old scientific riddle by discovering that planetary rings, such as …

Quantum Physics: Everything is Energy

Nobel Prize winning physicists have proven beyond doubt that the physical world is one large sea of energy that flashes into and out of being in …

NASA Has Discovered a Planet That Seems a Lot Like Earth

NASA scientists have pinpointed a planet orbiting a Sun-like star that may resemble Earth more than any of the other 1,000 planets so far discovered …

The myth of mental illness and violence

Surveys reveal that the public associates mental illness with violent crime – Claudia Hammond says the evidence suggests otherwise.<p>On 24 March 2015, Germanwings Flight 9525 crashed into the French Alps, killing all 144 passengers on board and six crew members. In the days that followed, …

Mental Health

Scientists Have Finally Discovered Massless Particles, And They Could Revolutionise Electronics

They can theoretically carry charge 1,000 times faster than ordinary electrons.<p>After 85 years of searching, researchers have confirmed the existence …

How a 'Farm Boy' Found Pluto 85 Years Ago

Popular Science goes way back<p>In the June 1930 issue of <i>Popular Science</i>, we wrote about what was the most important finding in astronomy in nearly a hundred years: “a frigid little world, bathed in the dim light of perpetual dusk.” This frozen planet at the edge of our solar system would later be …

17 Facts About Time That Will Hurt Your Brain

"Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so."<p><b>1.</b> Time passes faster for your face than for your feet (assuming you're standing up). Einstein's theory of relativity dictates that the closer you are to the centre of the Earth, the slower time goes – and this has been measured. At the top of Mount …

Lexus just unveiled what it calls a real, working hoverboard

Lexus posted a video on Tuesday for a vehicle we've all dreamed about but never thought possible: a real hoverboard.<p>The video is short, and doesn't …

Hoverboards

20 Signs You Have Evolved As A Person

There are striking differences between evolved and conscious people and non-evolved, non-conscious people.<p>Becoming evolved is a process that begins …

Self-improvement

How a Defunct Disney World Attraction Inspired Pixar’s ‘Inside Out’

Pete Docter’s <i>Inside Out</i> is based around a high concept executed to perfection. The mind is a control room operated by your emotions, who guide and …

Do emotions like shame botch psych research?

Thomas Scheff would like psychologists to talk about emotion—not just to share feelings, but to advance science.<p>According to Scheff, intuition could …

Consciousness May Well Be Out of Control

Prevailing opinion is that consciousness — the internal dialogue that seems to govern one’s thoughts and actions — is associated with free will and …

Consciousness

Neuroscience: The hard science of oxytocin

As researchers work out how oxytocin affects the brain, the hormone is shedding its reputation as a simple cuddle chemical.

The exciting and grueling life of a SpaceX intern, where you meet Elon Musk and 'work whatever 80 hours a week you want'

Each year, SpaceX hires over 700 interns who get a taste of what it's like on the cutting edge of space travel.<p>According to the internship listing, only the most driven candidates need apply.<p>It reads: "If you're undaunted by the impossible, actively seeking out insanely challenging projects under …

What is a Wormhole?

A wormhole is a theoretical passage through space-time that could create shortcuts for long journeys across the universe. Wormholes are predicted by …

Quantum Mechanics

How To Build Your Own Particle Detector

Watch particles zip through your living room<p>Machines designed to reveal subatomic particles operate on huge scales. Detectors at the Large Hadron Collider weigh thousands of tons, contain millions of sensors, and record particles moving at close to the speed of light. But they don’t have to be so …

Particles