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The Basics of Parallel Universe Hypotheses

In science fiction, we're often presented with "parallel universe" scenarios -- those in which the drama relies on there being more than one universe …

Dark matter: Experiment on the space station hints at WIMPy dark matter.

<i>[UPDATE (Apr. 3, 2013): Over at the</i> <i>Starts With A Bang blog, Ethan Siegel is substantively more suspicious of the results I write about below, saying</i> …

The True Science of Parallel Universes

A Convincing Argument That ‘The Walking Dead’ And ‘Toy Story’ Are One And The Same

Small town sheriff. Weird looking kid wearing an oversized hat. Outsider arrives and shakes things up. The dead come to life. I’m, of course, talking about <i>Toy Story</i>, Pixar’s 1995 film that gave the studio enough clout to eventually make <i>Cars 2</i> (thank GOD). I suppose the same plot summary could be …

The Best Antivirus App for Windows

Windows has more antivirus programs than we can count, and none of them are quite perfect. Right now, we recommend Avira for the best balance between …

How do I help my 7-year-old who feels left out when his friends won't play or sit with him?

It's difficult to tell from our children what the reality of a situation really is. If these situations happen at school, ask your child's teacher for her view of these situations. You might be surprised at the different story she gives. Often, our children focus on one small element of the …