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Nobody Knows Where A Black Hole's Information Goes

According to Google, Stephen Hawking is the most famous physicist alive, and his most famous work is the black hole information paradox. If you know one thing about physics, therefore, that’s what you should know. Before Hawking, black holes weren’t paradoxical. Yes, if you throw a book into a …

Physics

Is Unexplained the world's spookiest podcast?

Richard MacLean Smith is unspooling a remarkable story about his grandad during the second world war. “He was in a mid-air crash and his plane got cut in half,” says the creator of the Unexplained podcast. “The pilot had a parachute and jumped out, but my grandad didn’t have one because he was a …

Putin’s Real Long Game

The world order we know is already over, and Russia is moving fast to grab the advantage. Can Trump figure out the new war in time to win it?<p>A little over a year ago, on a pleasant late fall evening, I was sitting on my front porch with a friend best described as a Ukrainian freedom fighter. He was …

Political Science

60 Video Game Predictions For 2017

2017 is almost upon us, and with it another year of video game releases, controversies, and unexpected twists and turns.<p>I’ve taken some time to list out as many 2017 video game predictions as I could come up with, stopping at 60 because, quite frankly, sometimes it’s just better to stop while …

These are TIME's Most Anticipated Movies of 2017

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A New Implant is Being Developed for Enhancing Human Memory

In 1998, Andy Clark and David Chalmers proposed that a computer operates together with our brains as an “extended mind,” potentially offering …

21 technology tipping points we will reach by 2030

Many emerging technologies you hear about today will reach a tipping point by 2025, according to a report from The World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on the Future of Software & Society.<p>The council surveyed more than 800 executives and experts from the technology sector to share their …

How to learn coding for free: A guide for designers

Learning to code can be one of the most daunting tasks a designer can undertake. Code looks complicated, reads like gibberish, feels boring, and …

The Vibration Of Your Thoughts Create Your Life

<i>Photo by Jane Fuller</i> '<i>If you know what you want - if you can state it, the universe will move in your direction.</i>" <b>- Goethe</b> There is an invisible …

The Case Against Reality

A professor of cognitive science argues that the world is nothing like the one we experience through our senses. As we go about our daily lives, we …

Consciousness

No Time to Meditate? Try This Instead

You've been breathing since birth, but learning to do it right can change your life.<p>From the moment you came into this world, you've been breathing. And chances are pretty good that, in all that time, you haven't given the matter much thought. Our brains are clearly competent at controlling our …

Aliens Down Under: Australia's top 5 spookiest UFO sightings ever

Area 51, the Bermuda Triangle, Roswell. Why are the most famous UFO mysteries so United States-centric? Movies probably have a lot to do with it.<p>In …

Paranormal

6 Ways to Train Your Brain to Literally Get Smarter

Train your brain and get smarter.<p>In today's world, brain is worth more than brawn, and even ancient tricks can help. We live in a digital age surrounded by smart devices and connectivity, where everyone is trying to get smarter, faster. Plus, we're not just competing with humans anymore, thank you …

Physicist Says Our Universe Could Have Spawned From a Black Hole

What if the Big Bang was a black hole?<p>According to our best understanding of the Universe, if you travel back in time as far as you can, around 13.8 …

Are Aliens Talking To Us? Scientists Say Extraterrestrials May Be Trying To Contact Earth From Space

Two astronomers think they might have heard from aliens, they announced in a paper published Oct 14. The scientists analyzed 2.5 million stars and …

Fish are not mute. Actually, they “sing.”

Just like birds, fish “sing” at dusk and dawn<p>If you ever stumbled upon <i>The Hitchhikers’s Guide to the Galaxy</i> (not the book, but the movie) you’d …

Mosul offensive: ISIS kills hundreds of men and boys, Iraqi source says

<b>(CNN) —</b> ISIS rounded up and killed 284 men and boys as Iraqi-led coalition forces closed in on Mosul, the terror group's last major stronghold in Iraq, an Iraqi intelligence source told CNN.<p>Those killed Thursday and Friday were used as human shields against attacks forcing ISIS out of southern …

50 Greatest Horror Movies of the 21st Century

50<p>‘Don’t Breathe’ (2016)<p>Three years after he made his feature-film debut with a surprisingly good <i>Evil Dead</i> reboot, filmmaker Fede Alvarez directed …

'Voyager' animated short warns against a tech-obsessed future

The best science fiction mixes unlikely events with reality in ways that make us ask big questions, and in the case of <i>Voyager</i>, the film brought a …

Earth - We might live in a computer program, but it may not matter

<i>This story is part of BBC Earth's "Best of 2016" list, our greatest hits of the year. Browse the full list.</i><p>Are you real? What about me?<p>These used to be questions that only philosophers worried about. Scientists just got on with figuring out how the world is, and why. But some of the current best …

Quantum Physics

Scientists may have found 'fifth force of nature'

Scientists at the University of California, Irvine (UCI), believe they have identified a “fifth force of nature.”<p>“If true, it’s revolutionary,” said Jonathan Feng, professor of physics and astronomy, in a press release. “For decades, we’ve known of four fundamental forces: gravitation, …

Traces of sun storms locked in tree rings could confirm ancient historical dates

A new science, astrochronology, could finally fix precise dates for key events in prehistory using traces of violent solar storms preserved by trees<p>Archaeologists believe they have identified a new way of putting accurate dates to great events of prehistory. Rare and spectacular storms on the sun …

Archaeology

Childhood Trauma Leads To Lifelong Chronic Illness -- So Why Isn't The Medical Community Helping Patients?

When I was twelve, I was coming home from swimming at my neighbor's dock when I saw an ambulance's flashing lights in our driveway. I still remember the asphalt burning my feet as I stood, paralyzed, and watched the paramedics take away my father. It was as if I knew those flashing lights were a …

Beautiful Houses: Minim House - Small space, great design

Today we will show you great small house designed by Minim Micro Homes. We have shown tiny houses here before and you guys loved it, so here we are …

Jupiter Is So Ridiculously Massive It Makes The Sun Wobble

This is mind-boggling.<p>Here’s something that might come as a bit of a shock: Jupiter doesn’t orbit the sun.<p>Planets revolve around stars though, right? …

Conspiracy Theory Thursday — Area 51 Really IS Used For Shady Alien Experiments

Conspiracy Theory Area 51<p><b>Area 51</b>. The remote location in <b>Nevada</b> some 83 miles outside of <b>Las Vegas</b> has proved to be one of the most intriguing places …

Paranormal

4 Proven Secrets to Easily Improve Your Body Language

What is your body language telling others about you?<p>Last week I wrote about how to read other people (you can check that out here.) But being able to …

Venus, Not Earth, May Have Been Our Solar System's Best Chance At Life

If we were to wind the clock back some 4.5 billion years ago, to the early days of our Solar System, we would have seen a young, G-class star with four rocky worlds interior to our asteroid belt. Like many of the star systems the Kepler spacecraft has discovered, this type of configuration is …

NASA's Juno Arrives At Jupiter To Lift Its Cloudy Veil – But First It Must Survive The Hostile Environment

A burst of flame will streak across the skies of Jupiter in the early hours of July 5 as humankind’s newest robotic explorer arrives at the giant …

Sugar can cause brain damage, claim scientists (but salmon reverses it)

Bad news for people with a sweet tooth - a new study suggests that sugar can damage the brain.<p>Researchers at the University of California in Los Angeles found that fructose - a type of sugar naturally found in fruits and vegetables, but also present in soft drinks and sweets - damages brain cells …

University of California