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What Science Tells Us About Good and Evil

After a killing and a violent neo-Nazi rally in Charlottesville, the nation wrestles with why we commit such unspeakable acts.<p><i>The horrific footage of a car plowing into a crowd in Charlottesville, Virginia, this past weekend—a purposeful attack that killed one person and injured many others—has</i> …

These college students lost access to legal pot — and started getting better grades

The most rigorous study yet of the effects of marijuana legalization has identified a disturbing result: College students with access to recreational cannabis on average earn worse grades and fail classes at a higher rate.<p>Economists Olivier Marie and Ulf Zölitz took advantage of a decision by …

Cannabis

At CERN, Hunting For Invisible Worlds

"Nature loves to hide."<p>This is how, more than 25 centuries back, the pre-Socratic Greek philosopher Heraclitus of Ephesus expressed the sense of mystery we all feel when we start pondering how the world works.<p>There seem to be hidden mechanisms, secret pacts between the things that make the world …

Physics

Mystery of how first animals appeared on Earth 'solved by scientists'

New research has shed fresh light on how animals first appeared on the Earth.<p>It is a story spanning hundreds of millions of years, of entire mountain …

Evolution

Billionaire Richard Branson weighs in on free cash handouts—there's a ‘real danger’ tech will replace jobs

Billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson is the latest in a string of iconic businessmen to talk about cash handouts, or universal basic income, as a …

Basic Income

The TRAPPIST-1 star system may be too old for life

We hate to further quash hopes that the TRAPPIST-1 star system can harbor life, but... it's not looking great. Researchers have determined that the dwarf star is between 5.4 billion years old and 9.8 billion years old, or considerably older than the 4.5 billion years of the Solar System. That age …

Universe

Congressional Expert: North Korea Satellites Orbiting U.S. Could Be Used for ‘Surprise’ EMP Attack

<b>TEL AVIV — While the news media and U.S. intelligence community continues to focus on North Korea’s missile capabilities, one expert warned on Sunday</b> …

North Korea

'Alien mummies' discovered in secret tomb in Peru [VIDEO]

At least five such alien corpses were dug out in Peru's Nazca city in a secret tomb.<p>Researchers have discovered a mummified alien corpse which was …

UFOs

Natural Selection Made Us Anxious. Meditation Can Help.

Thanks to the guiding hand of natural selection, humans have ended up with enormous brains that let us do all sorts of amazing things. Our incredible …

Evolutionary Biology

Humans came from galaxies, far, far away, scientists say

Humans are at least partly made from matter that created when suns exploded in distant galaxies, scientists say.<p>New research suggests that half the matter in the Milky Way — our home galaxy — comes from other galaxies throughout the universe.<p>As reported in Engadget, scientists from Northwestern …

Universe

It looks like we’re one step closer to creating genetically modified humans in a lab

The first CRISPR-edited embryos have been produced in the U.S.<p>In a U.S. first, a team of biologists has edited a human embryo’s DNA. The technique has been used before by scientists in China, but never in the United States, where the ethical debate over editing embryos rages on with no consensus in …

Genetics

Trump announces that he will ban transgender people from serving in the military

President Trump announced on Twitter on Wednesday that he will ban transgender people from serving in the military in any capacity, an abrupt reversal of an Obama administration decision to allow them to serve openly and a potential end to the careers of thousands of active-duty troops.<p>The decision …

U.S. Military

Young American Men Are Choosing Video Games Over Work in Staggering Numbers

New research has found a surprising culprit for the serious decline in working hours among young American men over the last 15 years: video games.<p>The …

Labor Economics

These animals can survive until the end of the Earth, astrophysicists say

Tardigrades have a reputation as the toughest animals on the planet. Some of these microscopic invertebrates shrug off temperatures of minus 272 …

Denver

Planet Nine: Astronomers Say They’ve Found ‘Signs Of The Presence Of A Planet’

Two astronomers from Spain have announced that their research has uncovered evidence that corroborates the hypothesis of a potential massive Planet …

Universe

The Housing Crisis Is a Building Crisis

Construction industry productivity in the U.S. is lower today than it was in 1968—and it won’t pick up unless it can embrace modernization.<p>There’s at least one thing many urbanists and Donald Trump appear to agree about: America is indeed stuck in a building crisis. Its infrastructure is …

Economics

New Research Suggests Earth Started Its Days as a Giant Ball of Mud

Mud-slinging is in our roots.<p><i>Giant Convecting Mud Balls of the Early Solar System</i> might sound like a horror movie from the 1960s, but as a recently …

Universe

New TRAPPIST-1 Research Questions How We Think About That Habitable Zone We're Searching For

It's about more than liquid water.<p>Since we first spotted the TRAPPIST-1 system in February, scientists have been scrambling to learn more about these …

Universe

Kid Rock's Politics: Everything You Need to Know

Republican rocker is friends with President Trump, stumped for Mitt Romney<p>Republican rocker Kid Rock coyly teased a run for the United States Senate …

Elections

As a psychiatrist, I diagnose mental illness. Also, I help spot demonic possession.

In the late 1980s, I was introduced to a self-styled Satanic high priestess. She called herself a witch and dressed the part, with flowing dark clothes and black eye shadow around to her temples. In our many discussions, she acknowledged worshipping Satan as his “queen.”<p>I’m a man of science and a …

Mental Disorders

Drinking more coffee leads to a longer life, two studies say

<b>(CNN) —</b> Greater consumption of coffee could lead to a longer life, according to two new studies published Monday.<p>The findings have resurfaced the centuries-old conversation on coffee's health effects.<p>One study surveyed more than 520,000 people in 10 European countries, making it the largest study …

Antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea is a huge problem, and it's only getting worse

Clap your hands and say nah.<p>These days, sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are pretty much a fact of life: the American Sexual Health Association reports that more than half of all people will have some kind of STI at some point in their lifetime. And thanks to frequently asymptomatic …

Medicine

CERN's New Particle Discovery May Help Us Better Understand What Governs the Universe

The Xicc++ Particle<p>Researchers at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC) have discovered a new particle in their work on the LHC beauty (LHCb) …

Physics

In 1943, a farmer's cornfield suddenly sprouted a 1,300-foot volcano

The eruption of Parícutin<p>The cornfield that birthed a volcano<p>For Dionisio Pulido and his family, Feb. 20, 1943 began as an average day of clearing and burning shrubbery from their cornfields near the village of Parícutin, Mexico to prepare for the spring sowing.<p>Later that afternoon, as Pulido moved …

Geology

Is Pride Still for Queer People Like Me?

“You going to the parade?”<p>It was Pride weekend last year in Chicago, and my friend Jen and I were sitting on my front porch. I was trying to figure out where my people would be the next morning.<p>Hungover and sleeping it off? At brunch? Dancing with shirtless, oiled-up men in booty shorts under the …

Any Florida Resident Can Now Dispute What's Taught in Science Classes

If you live in Florida and don’t believe in climate change, you now have the right to challenge if public schools can educate students about climate …

“Gender Identity” Concept Came From A Pedophile and Human Experimenter

The modern progressive will promote the idea that we have to tolerate everyone. This is increasingly harmful to people with mental illness. One group …

Buzz Aldrin Looked As Baffled As We Felt During Trump's Space Talk

"This is infinity here. It could be infinity. We don’t really don’t know. But it could be. It has to be something — but it could be infinity, right?"<p>Either Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin had a bad meal or he was as confused as we were about President Donald Trump’s comments on space and security …

Buzz Aldrin

Fake news: you ain’t seen nothing yet

EARLIER this year Françoise Hardy, a French musician, appeared in a YouTube video (see link). She is asked, by a presenter off-screen, why President …

Machine Learning