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Incredibly Rare 'Super Blue Blood Moon' Is About to Appear For The First Time in 150 Years

On the 31st January 2018, an incredibly rare phenomenon is going to take place. For the first time in 150 years, the moon will not only be a full …

Cannabis: Brain alterations may explain feelings of alienation

New research has revealed altered brain activity in young adults with cannabis addiction. The findings suggest a mechanism that may explain why the …

Neuroscience

Winter isn’t coming in Alaska, and people are dying

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Winter is off to a late start in parts of the nation’s largest — and usually coldest — state.<p>Months of higher-than-normal …

Climate Change

Divers Found The World's Largest Underwater Cave, And It's Full of Maya Secrets

The photos are spectacular.<p>After 10 months of intensive exploration, scientists in Mexico have discovered the world's largest flooded cave system – …

Archaeology

Five-foot long tapeworm came 'wiggling out' out of man's body after he ate sushi

Sushi lovers beware!<p>A California man who ate sushi every day ended up with a 5-foot-plus long tapeworm inhabiting his body. The Fresno male went to the emergency room complaining of bloody diarrhea according to Dr. Kenny Bahn who shared the story of his patient on the podcast“This Won’t Hurt A Bit.”<p>…

Medicine

Want to Get Wisdom? Be Your Own Crowd

Research suggests that people can improve decisions by thinking twice -- or as many times as possible.<p>Crowds of humans can be very good at solving certain kinds of problems. If, for example, you wanted to guess many bacteria live in Lake Erie, you’d be better off asking a random group of people and …

Lake Erie

Video shows hospital guards "dumping" patient in freezing cold

Imamu Baraka decided to start recording when he saw a hospital's security guards leaving a patient at a bus stop, wearing only a hospital gown

Policing

Florida man, 20, scoops $450m lottery jackpot: 'I hope to do some good for humanity'

A 20-year-old from Florida who won $451m (£330m) on the lottery has revealed he wants to use his winnings to do “good for humanity” after quitting his job.<p>Shane Missler revealed his staggering lotto win in a Facebook status update posted half an hour after the draw on January 5, writing: “Oh. My. …

Wealth

Most images of black holes are illustrations. Here’s what our telescopes actually capture. - Vox

Soon, we may get to see one up close for the first time.<p>Impossibly dense, deep, and powerful, black holes reveal the limits of physics. Nothing can escape one, not even light.<p>Even though black holes excite the imagination like few other concepts in science, the truth is that no astronomer has …

Astrophysics

Women Say a Rigged System Allows Wall Street to Hide Its Sexual-Harassment Problem

In 1996, twenty-three female brokers sued Smith Barney for sexual harassment and pay discrimination in what became known as the “Boom-Boom Room” case. Nearly two thousand women nationwide joined the lawsuit after it was granted class-action status and, in the end, Smith Barney paid the women a …

Gender

We’ve forgetten what "nature" really means

Places that make you feel “in nature,” such as parks, beaches, and campgrounds, are likely different than those that your parents or grandparents would have cited.<p>This is what University of Washington psychology professor Peter Kahn calls “environmental generational amnesia”—the idea that each …

Ecology

Stone age hunter-gatherers' 'paradise' discovered in Israel

Archaeologists find hundreds of knapped flint hand-axes used by early humans over half a million years ago at Jaljulia, north-east of Tel Aviv<p>Israeli archaeologists have uncovered the site of an extraordinarily well preserved prehistoric “paradise” used by stone age hunter-gatherers over half a …

Anthropology

NASA Plans First Interstellar Space Flight for 2069

Even if it never happens, space companies could win millions of dollars in contracts trying to "make it so."<p>4.4 billion light years from Earth floats …

Space Travel

Why Children Don't Grow Up to Be Inventors

Students with the potential to be America’s next Einstein can be identified in elementary school, yet most won’t grow up to be innovators. So where’s …

Innovation

Will you kill someone if the situation arises? People's decision-making can now be predicted, here's how

"The findings give us a glimpse into what is the nature of morality," said Dr Marco Iacoboni, director of the Neuromodulation Lab at UCLA's …

The Brain

5,000-year old rock art found in India is likely the oldest depiction of a supernova

Imagine looking up at the sky one night and finding two moons. If it happened in 2017, Twitter would be abuzz with people posting photos. News channels would get astronomers to explain what’s happening, and they’d say it’s not a supernatural phenomenon but likely an exploding star—a supernova. …

Astronomy

Are you left-handed? Scientists have discovered the reason behind it

Past research suggests being right or left handed is connected to the human brain.<p>People have been wondering for a long time why only 10 percent of …

The Brain

Scientists could one day make humans immortal

On Jan. 12, 1967, James Bedford, a psychology professor at Glendale College in California who had just died of cancer, took his first step toward …

Singularity

Neil deGrasse Tyson Reveals The Scientific Mystery That Keeps Him Up At Night

Celebrity scientist Neil deGrasse Tyson might seem like he knows everything there is to know about the universe. But there's a lingering scientific …

Neil deGrasse Tyson

Scientists are keeping a close eye on the Beaufort Gyre

The Beaufort Gyre, an immense 60-mile-diameter pool of cold freshwater and sea ice, is “stuck” in a clockwise rotation that should have ended years ago. Its eventual reversal could send massive amounts of chilly water straight toward western Europe, plunging it into brutal winters and disrupting …

Climate Change

NASA's $1 billion Jupiter probe has taken mind-bending new photos of the gas giant

NASA's $1 billion Juno spacecraft completed its 10th high-speed trip around Jupiter on December 16.<p>The robot gets relatively close to the gas giant planet and takes new photos with its JunoCam instrument roughly every 53 days, while traveling at speeds up to 130,000 mph.<p>It can take days or …

Space Exploration

My decades-long porn addiction nearly destroyed my love life

A few minutes after her late-night booty call had left, Erica Garza turned on her laptop to watch a raunchy video.<p>She finally brought herself to …

Love

Did Jeff Sessions Just Increase the Odds Congress Will Make Marijuana Legal?

The attorney general has created intolerable uncertainty for a growing industry that is now demanding legal protections from Congress. And lawmakers are listening.<p>When Jeff Sessions announced Thursday morning he had removed the barrier that had held back federal prosecutors from pursuing marijuana …

Cannabis

The social pressures making young men have unwanted sex

Time Magazine recently featured “The Silence Breakers” as its 2017 “Person of the Year,” a nod to the countless women who have come forward with stories of unwanted sexual advances and sexual assaults.<p>But missing from the conversation are men. For example, a number of surveys have found that about …

Feminism

Why Artificial Intelligence Is Not Like Your Brain—Yet

Here’s a fun drinking game: Every time someone compares AI to the human brain, take a shot. It’ll dull the pain of such mindless metaphorizing—and …

Artificial Intelligence

Going vegan is predicted to be the biggest food trend of 2018

A new survey by Just Eat has found that going vegan is expected to be the biggest food trend of 2018.<p>The prediction is that vegan food options are …

Vegan

The Butterfly Effect | This Video Will Change Your Life | Documentary

YouTube

2017 Was the Year of Gene-Therapy Breakthroughs - MIT Technology Review

It was a notable year for gene therapy. The first such treatments in the U.S. came to market this year after winning approval from the Food and Drug …

Genetics

Sync your calendar with the solar system

Never miss an eclipse, a meteor shower, a rocket launch or any other astronomical and space event that's out of this world.

Meteor Showers