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Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs: Harvard Physicist Lisa Randall on the Astounding Interconnectedness of the Universe

A thrilling cosmological detective story of how the universe evolved and what made our very existence possible.<p>Every successful technology of thought, be it science or philosophy, is a time machine — it peers into the past in order to disassemble the building blocks of how we got to the present, …

Dark Matter

Scientists May Have Found Evidence of a Parallel Universe

Who's out there?<p>Ranga-Ram Chary, a researcher at Planck's U.S. Data Center in California, might have found evidence of another universe.<p>Chary …

Western Cartoons Go Anime in South Park, My Little Pony, Gravity Falls

The long-running parody cartoon South Park took on the world of yaoi in its Tweek x Craig episode this week, when the aforementioned characters …

The Closest Exoplanet to Earth Was Probably a Ghost

When the exoplanet Alpha Centauri Bb was announced in <i>Nature</i> in 2012, it was hailed a watershed moment in the search for Earth-like worlds beyond our …

Analysis: Obama crosses own red line with Syrian deployment

WASHINGTON (AP) — Even when President Barack Obama sent U.S. troops back to Iraq and ordered the military to stay in Afghanistan, he insisted Syria …

Why Are Secrets Found In Ancient Underground City In Egypt Being Kept From The Outside World?

Beneath the pyramids of Egypt lies a lost underworld of catacombs, hewn chambers and cave tunnels that have remained unexplored for hundreds of …

What Your Favorite '90s Cartoon Characters Would Look Like In Real Life

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Scientists find odd bright spots, could be another universe bumping into ours

Scientists believe they have found proof of parallel universes, a phenomenon that they have long been theorizing about. Astronomers have detected …

Final Seconds of Trailer for 9/11 Virtual Reality Experience Will Leave You Speechless

A 9/11 virtual reality experience available for download online allows users to see the horrific attacks from the perspective of those inside the Twin Towers.<p>The game, called [08:46], in reference to the time American Airlines Flight 11 crashed into the World Trade Center, is available on the …

How ISIS Spread in the Middle East

And how to stop it<p>“It is perfectly true, as the philosophers say, that life must be understood backwards. But they forget the other proposition: that it must be lived forwards.” This observation was made in 1843 by the Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard in a journal entry, but it might have been …

Stephen Hawking Says 'God Particle' Could Wipe Out the Universe

Stephen Hawking bet Gordon Kane $100 that physicists would not discover the Higgs boson. After losing that bet when physicists detected the particle …

This Magnet Can Change Your Faith in God

When researchers used magnetic energy to shut down the brain’s threat perception, nearly a third of patients were more tolerant to immigrants. More …

Here’s why you need a workplace marijuana policy

If you’re a small-business owner and marijuana has been legalized in your state, should you care?<p>The short answer is, yes. Nearly half of small …

Cannabis

Cinefix found 7 things you didn’t know about Who Framed Roger Rabbit

In his review of <i>Who Framed Roger Rabbit</i>, Roger Ebert labeled the film “a breakthrough in craftsmanship.” He marveled at the way the cartoons changed …

Animation

2 men were just awarded the Nobel Prize in physics for unlocking the secrets of the strangest particle in the universe

The prize goes jointly to Takaaki Kajita of the University of Tokyo in Japan and Arthur B. McDonald of Queen's University in Kingston, Canada "for the discovery of neutrino oscillations, which shows that neutrinos have mass."<p>The two recipients were leaders of two major underground neutrino …

Physics

A New Tom Petty Biography Reveals His Late-Life Struggles With Heroin Addiction

An upcoming biography about Tom Petty has revealed a rather startling fact about his past: in the 1990s, he struggled with heroin addiction.<p>The biography, simply titled <i>Petty: The Biography</i> by Warren Zanes, reveals many details about the musician’s life, perhaps the most stunning of which is a …

Keanu goes full Cage in Eli Roth’s sick home-invasion comedy Knock Knock

Ignore the dark and stormy night, the tinkle of ominous music, and the whole “directed by Eli Roth” part, and <i>Knock Knock</i> could momentarily pass for a …

St. Louis Coffee Shop, Known as a Black Lives Matter Haven, Under Fire After Three Letters Show Up on Cups That Are Sure to Anger Police

A St. Louis coffee shop known as a haven for Black Lives Matter activists and for its contentious relationship with law enforcement is under fire over reports that the letters “FTP” (presumably standing for “F*** the Police”) were written on its to-go cups.<p>This photo apparently from inside MoKaBe’s …

Black Lives Matter

The House Divided Cannot Stand: GOP Civil War

<i>MANDEL NGAN via Getty Images</i><p><b>"I am not the one." House Majority Leader, Kevin McCarthy.</b><p>These are trying times for the Republican Party. The storm has arrived, the thunder is rolling while lightning crashes down. The GOP has reached the gates of perdition and they are staring their party's mortality …

17 Micropoems To Give Your Soul A Lift In No Time

Take a Twitter poetry break in honor of National Poetry Day!<p>Poetry, unlike most forms of writing, isn't typically defined by its length. Sure, there are haikus and epics, but the essential joy of poetry -- its celebration of the beauty of language -- has no minimum word count.<p>Which makes it perfect …

Ted Cruz Embarrasses Sierra Club President In Global Warming Hearings

Sen. Ted Cruz embarrassed Sierra Club President Aaron Mair during Senate hearings Tuesday, as Mair was repeatedly unable to answer straightforward questions about global warming. Under cool, calm, respectful questioning from Cruz, Mair was repeatedly flustered and created long, embarrassing periods …

Al Di Meola's 10 tips for guitarists

Introduction<p>Back in the 1970s, Al Di Meola was the pace-setter for what was possible on the electric guitar in terms of outrageously proficient chops …

Aldi

Is This How And When 'The Simpsons' Will End?

Fox<p><b>After more than 25 years, seemingly unstoppable juggernaut The Simpsons could finally be coming to an end very soon.</b><p>That’s according to series …

Marijuana not a gateway drug, says UVic study

A new study by researchers at the University of Victoria and UBC suggests pot is getting a bad rap as a gateway drug.<p>The study indicates cannabis can …

17 New Useful Android Apps and Games Download Now

17 New Useful Android Apps and Games Download Now1. Raywar: PandemoniumRaywar: Pandemonium is a standard top-down, twin-stick shooter in the style of …

Creationist Ken Ham Goes After ‘Science Guy’ Bill Nye for ‘Attacking’ the Bible in Abortion Video: ‘It’s a Battle Over God’s Word and Man’s Word’

Christian leader Ken Ham went after his ideological nemesis Bill Nye this week, slamming the “science guy” over a recent video in which Nye took aim at pro-life sentiment, saying that women should be left to make their own reproductive health choices.<p>“When it comes to women’s rights with respect to …

The amazing life of Albert Einstein, an underestimated genius whose childhood nickname was 'the dopey one'

His opinions on race, politics, and war were also incredibly progressive for their time. Some even say that we will never see the likes of another Einstein again.<p>Here's how a man, who "had no understanding of how to relate to people," became history's most beloved scientist.

Physics

Students Were Giving Away Copies of Constitution in ‘Free Speech Zone.’ Then, Cop Confronted Them

A group of libertarian students distributing free copies of the U.S. Constitution during a free speech protest held in a “free speech zone” at Penn State University Friday were confronted by a police officer and told they needed to cease their activities and first obtain school approval.<p>Students …

Ray Kurzweil: In The 2030s, Nanobots In Our Brains Will Make Us 'Godlike'

Once we're cyborgs, he says, we'll be funnier, sexier and more loving.<p>Futurist and inventor Ray Kurzweil predicts humans are going to develop emotions and characteristics of higher complexity as a result of connecting their brains to computers.<p>“We’re going to be funnier. We’re going to be sexier. …

Singularity