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The After

In ancient Greece the continued existence of the dead depended on their constant remembrance by the living. The after-life, for the ancient Greeks, …

Ancient History

The keto diet, explained

Is eating a lot of fat really the best way to lose weight?<p>It’s why people are putting grass-fed butter in their coffee, fasting for days, and replacing their cereal and pasta with eggs and avocados.<p>The ketogenic diet has become a Silicon Valley obsession and the diet du jour that supposedly keeps …

Diabetes

13 Foods Packed With Magnesium, the Nutrient Every Single Organ Requires

A study done by the U.S. government reveals that 68% of Americans consume below the recommended amount of magnesium. In fact, 19% of Americans …

Nutrition

Secret to Great Pyramid's Near-Perfect Alignment Possibly Found

Though it's slightly lopsided, the towering Great Pyramid of Giza is an ancient feat of engineering, and now an archaeologist has figured out how the …

Ancient History

CHART: How Have Your Members Of Congress Voted On Gun Bills?

After the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history in Las Vegas last year, lawmakers discussed imposing restrictions on "bump stocks." The Las Vegas shooter used that type of gun modification, which makes a semi-automatic weapon fire like an automatic weapon, and killed 58 people.<p>After a gunman …

Guns

Eyes wide shut: the $1.8 billion Indian bank fraud that went unnoticed

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI (Reuters) - The Punjab National Bank branch in south Mumbai sits just down the road from both the Bombay Stock Exchange and the Reserve Bank of India, at a physical center of one of the world’s fastest growing major economies.<p>The branch, clad in a stately colonial edifice, is now …

India

Deepest Dive Under Antarctica Reveals a Shockingly Vibrant World

In the morning, when we arrive on foot from Dumont d’Urville, the French scientific base on the Adélie Coast of East Antarctica, we have to break up a thin layer of ice that has formed over the hole we drilled the day before. The hole goes right through the 10-foot-thick ice floe. It’s just wide …

Nature

Deep Bore Into Antarctica Finds Freezing Ice, Not Melting as Expected

Scientists will leave sensors in the hole to better understand the long-term changes in the ice, which may have big implications for global sea level.<p>Scientists have peered into one of the least-explored swaths of ocean on Earth, a vast region located off the coast of West Antarctica. It is locked …

Global Warming

Donald Trump, a Playboy Model, and a System for Concealing Infidelity

One woman’s account of clandestine meetings, financial transactions, and legal pacts designed to hide an extramarital affair.<p>In June, 2006, Donald Trump taped an episode of his reality-television show, “The Apprentice,” at the Playboy Mansion, in Los Angeles. Hugh Hefner, <i>Playboy’s</i> publisher, threw …

Donald Trump

The oldest tailor on Savile Row says these are all the things men do wrong when buying and wearing a suit — and getting it right can make a difference in a job interview

With past and present clients who include the likes of the Queen, former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and supermodel David Gandy, Henry Poole & Co knows a thing or two about how to choose the perfect suit.<p>The first tailor on London's famous Savile Row and the inventors of the "dinner …

Men's Fashion

Naked mole rats just threw science a huge curve ball, and it might lead to the Fountain of Youth

Naked mole rats might not be the most appealing members of the animal kingdom, aesthetically speaking, but what they lack in visual appeal they more …

Biology

Scientists Discover Fundamental Property of Light

And here's how we can harness it.<p><i>This article was written by Clive Emary from the University of Hull, and was originally published by The</i> …

Quantum Mechanics

Physicists Just Discovered a Totally New Form of Light

Science, always keeping us on our toes.<p>Physicists have just discovered a new form of light that doesn't follow our existing rules of angular …

Quantum Mechanics

MIT Physicists Have Constructed a Bizarre Form of 'Molecular' Light With 3 Photons

Photons shouldn't stick together.<p>Five years ago, physicists from Harvard and MIT achieved a world first by forcing a pair of photons to interact with …

Quantum Mechanics

What Separates A Good Scientific Theory From A Bad One?

When you look at any phenomenon in the Universe, one of the major goals of scientific investigation is to understand its cause. If we see something occur, we want to know what made it happen. Quantitatively, we want to understand what processes were at play, and how they caused the effect of the …

Physics

IEEE Rebooting Computing Initiative Prepares for the End of Moore’s Law

Much has been made recently in the engineering world about the impending end of “Moore’s Law.” For most of us, though, it’s unclear as to what …

Quantum Computing

Intel just put a quantum computer on a silicon chip

Dutch quantum computing company QuTech, in conjunction with chip-maker Intel, yesterday unveiled a programmable two-qubit quantum computer running on a silicon chip.<p>Quantum computers are supposed to be capable of doing things no “classical” computer could possibly accomplish, such as complex …

Quantum Computing

Michelle Obama's official portrait looks nothing like her

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The Obamas were back in Washington on Monday for the unveiling of their official portraits that will hang in the National Portrait Gallery. While Barack Obama's portrait -- the former president seated in a chair surrounded by flowers and leaves-- was intriguing, it was the …

CNN

Why Is the Bible So Badly Written?

The obvious answer is that the Bible was not actually dictated by a deity.Millions of evangelicals and other Christian fundamentalists believe that …

Theology

Right-wing Christians have a white hot emotional meltdown after scholar suggests the Bible is written poorly

God forbid we should talk about the fact that the Bible, despite some wise and lyrical passages, is a boring tangled mess. After a storm of protest …

Faith

100 million lives at risk from growing lava dome

A slumbering giant dome of lava off Japan’s southern islands could wipe out 100 million people, scientists warn.<p>Researchers from the Kobe Ocean …

Wiping

Don’t Panic, But Physicists In Australia Just Proved Reality Doesn’t Exist

Get ready to have your mind blown. According to an experiment led by two physicists in Australia, reality doesn’t exist. Turn on, tune in, and drop …

Picture of a Single Atom Wins Science Photo Contest

A remarkable photo of a single atom trapped by electric fields has just been awarded the top prize in a well-known science photography competition. …

Quantum Mechanics

The Avengers’ biggest villain, Thanos, explained

He loves Death, jewelry and piles of dead superheroes<p><i>Avengers: Infinity War</i> is just a few short months away, and there’s one question surprisingly still hanging in the air before the massive blockbuster hits screens. After 10 years of buildup, and six years since the character’s first on-screen …

Marvel Universe

10 Chinese unicorns you haven't heard of yet, but will soon enough

Zhihu<p>Zhihu, meaning “do you know?”, is a Chinese question-and-answer website, where questions are created, answered and edited by a community of 65 …

Venture Capital

We tried 12 of the most popular protein bars on the market — this is the only one worth buying

After sampling 12 different protein bars, the only place I don't feel like going is the gym.<p>Protein bars are designed to be high-energy snacks that contain a large concentration of protein, a macronutrient that helps to build muscle mass and repair wounds or damaged tissues. Some contain around 20 …

Nutrition

Why are these gray African crocodiles turning orange?

<b>(CNN) —</b> In a pitch black, bat-ridden cave in the central African country of Gabon, scientist Olivier Testa came face to face with a terrifying creature with bright red eyes and orange scales.<p>"It was maybe two or three meters from me and the eyes were bright red, reflecting my light. I was so …

Zoology

Petra Lost and Found

In the early 1800s, a Swiss explorer tricked his way into Petra, the ancient oasis whose location had been a closely guarded secret for centuries.<p>Deep within Jordan’s desolate desert canyons and rugged mountains lies an ancient treasure, the stone city of Petra. A UNESCO World Heritage Site and one …

Archaeology

Could Dark Matter Spawn 'Shadow Life'?

The vast majority of mass in our universe is invisible, and for a while, physicists have been trying really hard to understand what this elusive …

Dark Matter

Stronger Than Steel, Able to Stop a Speeding Bullet--It's Super Wood!

Simple processes can make wood tough, impact-resistant—or even transparent

Engineering