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How the Big Dipper Has Changed—and Will Change—Over 200,000 Years

Wheel in the sky keeps on turning.<p>In the brief little blip of a human lifespan, the stars seem unchanging. While even the oldest possible star chart we know of is over 32,000 years old, it still shows a constellation that looks remarkably like Orion.<p>But the basic fact is that the stars, much like …

Astronomy

Most Netflix Customers Don't Realize Prices Will Increase Next Month

But that doesn't mean they'll cancel their subscriptions.<p>Millions of Netflix customers are about to start paying more to stream their favorite movies …

Televisions

Time Traveling Bong Is the Science Fiction Stoner Comedy We've Been Waiting For

Duuuuuude. I know we’re all fired up about the <i>Rogue One</i> trailer today, but take a moment to watch the trailer for <i>Time Traveling Bong</i>, too—Comedy …

An animated breakdown of every 'X-Files' episode ever

Science fiction is terrifying. That's why most people in <i>The X-Files</i> universe are lunatics.<p>In case you aren't aware, <i>The X-Files</i> is a 10-season-long …

Michelle Thaller TEDx talk: We Are Dead Stars.

My friend Michelle Thaller is an amazing person. I met her when she was doing public outreach for NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope mission many years …

Astronomy

Watch Bert and Ernie Rap Along to 'Regulate' by Warren G and Nate Dogg

Adam Schleichkorn is back at it again with another epic Muppets mashup. The YouTube user’s latest video features Bert and Ernie performing a …

Rap & Hip-Hop

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Supernova Explosion Captured In Video Form For The First Time

It’s virtually impossible to comprehend the scale of a supernova explosion. When a dying star finally explodes into oblivion, the energy emitted is …

Universe

Legal MDMA Could Happen By 2021 (As Long As You’ve Got A Prescription)

Everything old is new again! Now that we’re finally understanding that some drugs — like marijuana — can be helpful when it comes to treating physical and psychological disorders, more and more studies are popping up suggesting that other drugs such as MDMA and Ketamine might also be helpful… in a …

Carbon Emissions Haven't Been This High Since The Dinosaurs

The last time carbon emissions were this high, dinosaurs roamed the Earth.<p>And if that isn't daunting enough, the human-driven release today is happening about 10 times faster than any event since that era, a new study has found.<p>Researchers analyzed the biological signatures of deep-sea sediment …

Climate Change

‘April And The Extraordinary World’ Is A Very Cool Movie With A Very Bad New Trailer

The best thing about film festivals is that you get to see cool movies. The worst thing about film festivals is that you tell people about all the cool movies you saw and then they don’t come out for months or years afterwards (if at all), well after everyone’s forgotten about them. Well, to …

Internal Combustion Engine

Water Affordability Is A New Civil Rights Movement in the United States

<i>Cost of water and sewer services is rising out of reach for hundreds of thousands of Americans.</i><p>In August 2014, people rallied in Detroit to protest …

Water

Domino’s Debuts World’s First Pizza Delivery Robot

Domino’s is taking pizza delivery to the next level by introducing the world’s first pizza delivery robot in Australia. ‘Domino’s Robotic Unit’ (DRU) …

Anime Tokyo Versus The Real Life Version

If animators have done their job well then viewers don't think too hard about how they designed their backgrounds or characters, they just watch the …

Anime

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Last Time Carbon Emissions Were This High, The Dinosaurs Went Extinct

And that's bad news if we want to avoid going the same way.<p>A new study has found that carbon emissions are now so high, the last time they hit …

Top 50 Netflix movies available now

Struggling to find a movie on Netflix you actually want to watch? Compared to its incredible TV series, sometimes Netflix’s film recommendations can …

Major Research Findings: Sanders’ Tax Wall Street Plan Would Raise $300 Billion And Create Millions of New Jobs

New research findings from a team of progressive economists provides documentary evidence that the financial footing for Sen. Bernie Sanders …

Middle-class

Here's everything coming to Netflix in April

Ellie Kemper and Jane Krakowski will return in season two of "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" along with a few other original series and movies from Patton Oswalt and<p>There are also a few Stanley Kubrick classics in the mix.<p>Here's the full list of April releases. We've highlighted some favorites</b> …

Entertainment

What It Was Like Being a Test Subject in One of the Earliest LSD Experiments

Doctors and nurses in the province used to be tripping out all the time. Now years later, LSD as medicine could be back.<p>It was a pleasant summer afternoon when Kay Parley put on a blue gingham dress she had made for herself before walking to a small cottage in Weyburn, Saskatchewan, Canada, where …

Mental Health

Are Parallel Universes Real? Here Are Physicists' Leading Multiverse Theories

Right now there might be a whole other universe where instead of brown hair you have red hair, or a universe where you're a classical pianist, not an …

Dark Matter

This Guy Became A Huge Meme Because He Looks Like Vincent Van Gogh

OK, so he has both ears, but this is still insane.<p>"I remember the first time I was like, 'No, never,' but then it was all the time."<p>"I was home for Christmas in North Carolina and we were at a bar in small town and one of my friends kind of looked at me and said, 'I think that lady at the bar is …

Vincent Van Gogh

Scientists Have Removed HIV From Human Immune Cells Using a New Gene-Editing Technique

They've managed to shut down HIV replication permanently.<p>Using the much-touted CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing method, scientists have demonstrated how they …

Genetics

Elizabeth Warren Rips Donald Trump: 'He's a Loser'

Massachusetts senator accuses him of “petty bullying, attacks on women, cheap racism, and flagrant narcissism.” Also: sucking at business<p>Sen. …

Donald Trump

This Is The Real Way You Should Be Eating French Fries

You're welcome.<p>2 large sweet potatoes<p>Water (for soaking)<p>2 Tbsp. corn starch<p>1 Tbsp. olive oil (or vegetable oil)<p>1/2 tsp pepper<p>1/2 tsp paprika<p>1/2 tsp garlic powder<p>1/2 tsp brown sugar<p>Salt (to taste)<p>Shredded Parmesan (optional)<p>Chopped fresh parsley (optional)<p>Rinse and peel sweet potatoes. To cut into …

April And The Extraordinary World is an animated steampunk wonder

What if, at the end of the 19th century, all of Earth’s most brilliant scientists and inventors started disappearing? In <i>April And The Extraordinary</i> …

Steven Spielberg

Proof of Evolution That You Can Find on Your Own Body

DO try this at home.<p>It might sound a little offensive, but your body is a museum, full of ancient relics that no one really needs anymore. From your …

Evolution

NASA, And The Criminal Denial Of Climate Engineering

Engineered Droughts<p>October 18, 2017 105 Comments<p>NASA is nothing more than a tool for the military industrial complex to carry out their nefarious …

The class book review: The Shadow Keeper, by Abi Elphinstone

<b>Title: The Shadow Keeper<br>Author: Abi Elphinstone</b> <b><br>Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s UK</b><p>Teacher review<p>“Our world is full of magic, Moll.”<p>These words …

Books