Felicia Watkins

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6 Signs That Reality is Catching Up with Science-Fiction

<b>By Toussaint Egan, Aurora University</b><p>Albert Einstein once said, “I never worry about the future, it comes soon enough.” He was right—it’s just taken …

Why Can't Some Men Grow Facial Hair?

<b>By Zoe Fu, University of Texas at San Antonio</b><p>Facial hair is a symbol of virility and wisdom (not to mention a wonderful enhancement to a male body). …

6 Surprising Things That Can Influence Your Dreams

<b>By Aatif Zubair, Delhi Technological University, India</b><p>What goes into creating dreams is a subject of great interest to almost everyone—including …

Magnetism

Listen to the world's longest echo

You probably can't hear most of it, but this over one-minute-long recording is proof of the world's longest echo. Set by a group of scientists inside an abandoned wartime fuel bunker, <i>The Independent</i> reports that it was created by firing off a pistol loaded with blanks. "I started off just playing …

Scientists Baffled by Mysterious Force Tossing Stars Out of Our Galaxy

Something is hitting stars in our Milky Way galaxy with such force that they are reaching the million-plus mile-per-hour velocity needed to break …

An Infection Turns Swarming Locusts Into Solitary Grasshoppers, Study Finds

It's as if eating an undercooked hamburger could transform a human hardcore partier into a hermit.<p>The difference between a locust and a grasshopper is at once great and maybe much, much less than you'd think. I'll let this <i>Aeon</i> magazine article explain:<p>At the front of the room, a bug-obsessed …

National Academy of Sciences

Mars Or Bust: Putting Humans On The Red Planet

<b>Listen · 11:19</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>"I don't know why you're on Mars, but whatever the reason for going to Mars is, I'm glad you're there and I wish I was with you."<p>That was a part of astrophysicist Carl Sagan's message, recorded a few months before he died in 1996, to the future …

Mystery Gas Cloud On Course To Enter Supermassive Black Hole At Milky Way's Heart

The result could be a boom or a sizzle.<p>Astronomers expect a mysterious gas cloud to cross paths with the black hole at the heart of the Milky Way galaxy in the next few months. Then, one of two things could happen. The cloud could plunge on in, throwing off intense X-rays as it goes. Or, if the …

Black Holes