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Forget Space-Time: Information May Create the Cosmos

<i>Robert Lawrence Kuhn is the creator, writer and host of "</i><i>Closer To Truth</i><i>," a public television and multimedia program featuring the world's leading</i> …

11 Seriously Wonderful Self-Massage Tips That Will Make You Feel Amazing

Go ahead, rub one out.<p>BuzzFeed Life spoke to Sulyn Silbar, ACSM-certified personal trainer and founder of Body + Mind NYC, and Luke Bongiorno, physical therapy director of NY SportsMed & Physical Therapy, who recommended these simple self-massages. You can do some with your hands only, while others …

There Are Finally Tina Fey And Amy Poehler Action Figures

Complete with turbo lady power function.<p>The action figure set, created by toy company Entertainment Earth, includes a fold-out diorama of the <i>Weekend Update</i> desk for Tina and Amy to sit at (if you choose to remove them from their sacred packaging).<p>The dolls are both dressed in painted on clothing …

Best Telescopes for the Money

<i>*Editor's Note: Today, check out our Cyber Monday deals page for up-to-date discounts on</i> <i>telescopes, binoculars and more gifts for all the space fans</i> …

Telescopes

Mindfulness is stopping the world from thinking

Although the NHS supports mindfulness, an Oxford academic claims it stops people thinking deeply<p>People are wasting valuable thinking time on mediation and mindfulness and should stop trying to clear their heads, an Oxford University academic has claimed.<p>Theodore Zeldin said too many people were …

Van Gogh’s The Night Cafe virtual reality: VR project goes inside painting (VIDEO).

While most virtual reality seeks to take us on more realistic adventures, one programmer wants to take us on some abstract ones: like actually …

Virtual Reality

John Nash's unique approach produced huge leaps in economics and maths

Having solved some of the great theoretical problems and battled mental illness, the remarkable mathematician’s death in a car accident seems all the more tragic<p>The American mathematician John Nash, who was killed on Saturday night in a car crash, was in Oslo five days ago to receive the Abel prize …

Three Awesome Communications Rules From The Arkansas GOP's 1982 Campaign Manual

"2. Greed is the only consistent human characteristic."

What Happens If You're Struck By Lightning

In the video above from <i>The Doctors</i>, Stephanie reveals that she believes she was struck by lightning while she and her daughter were outside taking a video of a thunderstorm.<p>"I was in pain for four or five seconds," she recalls, and says the tingling lasted for about six hours afterward up and down …

You Just Missed the Last Ground Sloths

When did the last of the ground sloths disappear? The standard answer is “about 10,000 years ago”. That’s the oft-repeated cutoff date for when much of the world’s Ice Age megafauna – from mastodons to <i>Megatherium</i> – faded away. It’s nice and neat, falling just after the close of the last Ice Age and …

Bowel cancer risk may be reduced by rural African diet, study finds

Tests on subjects who swapped a fatty, meat-heavy diet for foods rich in beans and vegetables found a drop in biological markers for cancer in just two weeks<p>Swapping a western diet for traditional African meals may reduce the risk of colon cancer, scientists have found.<p>Tests on African Americans …

An Introvert's Guide to Language Learning

The abundance of language-learning materials available online has made it easier than ever to learn a language by yourself from the comfort of your own home. Total win, right? Not exactly… learning a foreign language isn’t like learning algebra or world history. To really progress and maintain your …

Language Learning

Asthma could be cured within five years after drug breakthrough

Asthma could be cured within five years after scientists discovered what causes the condition and how to switch it off.<p>In a breakthrough which could change the lives of Britain’s five million sufferers, researchers at Cardiff University and Kings College London identified which cells cause the …

A five-step guide to not being stupid

Even the smartest people can be fools. David Robson explains how to avoid the most common traps of sloppy thinking.<p>If you ever doubt the idea that the very clever can also be very silly, just remember the time the smartest man in America tried to electrocute a turkey. Benjamin Franklin had been …

Johns Hopkins Hospital

Advice to a Young Athlete

Looking for marginal gains? Start here.<p>A few months ago, I got a nice e-mail from a young elite cyclist who was looking to break through to the next level. He had talent and determination and was willing to work as hard as anyone in the world, but he needed just an extra percent or two to be …

Exercise

Chili pepper chemical plays tricks on nerves

The chemical that gives chili peppers their burn, capsaicin, is also a popular pain-reliever found in over-the-counter and prescription …

New Jersey

Will we ever… live in underground homes?

As cities get more crowded, why not build down? Kieran Nash profiles some of the world’s most unusual underground constructions, from Australian rock homes to Beijing’s subterranean spaces.<p>In many respects, Bernadette Roberts’ three-bedroom house is like any other. “Lounge, dining area, kitchen – …

How It Works: Death By Black Hole

A quantum quandary<p>As you fall feet first across an event horizon—the point where nothing can escape the black hole’s gravitational pull—you don’t feel anything change. But eventually, gravity is so much stronger at your feet than your head that you’re stretched apart, like Play-Doh, until you snap. …

Sperm Whale circles submarine in amazing underwater footage

Scientists in the Gulf of Mexico have filmed a sperm whale circling their submarine<p>Scientists in the Gulf of Mexico were surprised when a sperm whale circles their submarine.<p>The scientists were a part of a research exploration team called EV Nautilus when a <b>sperm whale</b> approached their vessel, …

18th-century clockmaker John Harrison vindicated by 'perfect clock'

Three centuries after he claimed his clock could solve the problem of longitude, proof John Harrison's design is accurate to the second for 100 days<p>A clock based on an 18th-century design has stunned experts by keeping accurate to a second after 100 days – just as its maker promised 300 years …

15 Gross Things People Who Work Out Are Actually Proud Of

No pain, no gain. Warning: Some graphic images of workout-related injuries ahead.

Colossal Ancient Galaxies Died From the Inside Out

The largest ancient galaxies stopped forming stars in their cores about 3 billion years after the Big Bang, with this end of star birth spreading from the inside out in so-called "dead" galaxies, scientists say.<p>A new survey of 22 elliptical galaxies (most of which were the same size or larger than …

How Not to Be a Head Case at Your Big-City Race

Don’t let the clamor of race day distract you—follow this day-by-day, mile-by-mile guide to stay mentally strong.<p>You’ve spent your training runs loping along tree-lined trails or quiet back roads with your herd. But one day, you find yourself on a city street inside an immense crowd of unfamiliar …

Julius Caesar may have suffered mini-strokes, say doctors

Centuries-old diagnosis of epilepsy may be overturned by new research which suggests that Caesar suffered a number of strokes<p>Health problems that blighted the Roman general Julius Caesar may have resulted from a spate of mini-strokes, according to a fresh review of his symptoms.<p>The great military …

Beyond the Colosseum: Roman Amphitheaters Outside of Rome

You’ve crossed the Colosseum off your list, so now what? The Roman Empire at its peak stretched around the Mediterranean and up into Europe, building thriving cities all the way. These 10 destinations boast some of the best preserved Roman amphitheatres outside Rome.

Italy

Nike Air Zoom Vomero 10

Zoom Air and Lunarlon foam are combined for Nike’s latest Air Zoom Vomero 10 running shoe. Created<p>Zoom Air and Lunarlon foam are combined for Nike’s latest Air Zoom Vomero 10 running shoe. Created for a more lightweight and responsive running experience, while keeping the shoe secure and snug, the …

In Deep: 10 Most Challenging Open Water Swims

Swimming as a sport received quite the boost in recent years thanks to Olympic performances by Ryan Lochte and Michael Phelps, not to mention the …

Are you nicer than a child?

It’s commonly held that young children are, well, selfish, but as Caroline Williams discovers, they are often kinder than adults.<p>Last Christmas I took my young son to the theatre. The show, called Antarctica, was for 4-7 year olds and, from an adult perspective, it was all a bit surreal. The actors …

Psychology