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What’s so special about special relativity?

Einstein’s first great revolution happened way back in 1905. It still puzzles many amateurs and professionals alike even today.<p><i>“Each ray of light</i> …

How One Man’s Rescue Mission Really Did Change the Course of World War II

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Here’s why so many smart people don’t believe in evolution

Does seeing the word "evolution" in a headline make you nervous?<p>It makes me nervous. Climate change may be the most politically charged scientific finding of the modern era, but the charged responses to it are nothing compared to people's forceful responses to evolution.<p>Gallup reports that 64% of …

Critical Thinking

Pamela Anderson Writes a Plea Against Porn

The former Playmate penned an op-ed calling for "no more indulging" in pornography.<p>Pamela Anderson appeared on her first <i>Playboy</i> cover in 1989. Twenty-seven years later, she's just published an op-ed for <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> titled, "Take the Pledge: No More Indulging in Porn."<p>In the wake of …

Anthony Weiner

Listen to Albert Einstein Talk, And Get Closer Than Ever Before to The Legendary Genius

Einstein is on Spotify!<p>You know what he looks like. You've probably learned about his equations and scientific theories. But have you ever heard him …

Albert Einstein

Fiery pastor ignites Zimbabwe’s biggest political unrest in years

As he strolls out of a suburban shopping mall into the Johannesburg dusk, the Zimbabwean pastor is mobbed by his fans. "The only man who can fight with Mugabe is this one," a supporter shouts exultantly, posing for a photo with his hero.<p>Evan Mawarire is a Zimbabwean phenomenon: the ordinary …

Israel Proves the Desalination Era Is Here

<i>From Ensia (find the original story here); reprinted with permission.</i><p>July 19, 2016 — Ten miles south of Tel Aviv, I stand on a catwalk over two …

The curious case of Earth's leaking atmosphere

07 July 2016<p><b>Earth's atmosphere is leaking. Every day, around 90 tonnes of material escapes from our planet's upper atmosphere and streams out into</b> …

Oklahoma Is Now as Much of an Earthquake Risk as California

A new federal map released Monday shows parts of Oklahoma are now as seismic as parts of California and Alaska, long the nation’s leaders in …

Oil & Gas Industry

Acid in apple peel beefs up aging muscles

Two natural compounds—one in apple peel and one in green tomatoes—may fight the effects of aging on muscles.<p>Elderly mice fed the compounds saw a 10 …

Why physicists are so excited about ‘neutrino effect’

In reality, science is often about finding that some detail of the universe works the way we had already predicted, and for scientists that’s pretty …

Interstellar was right. Falling into a black hole is not the end, says Stephen Hawking

“If you feel you are in a black hole, don’t give up, there’s a way out,” Stephen Hawking told the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm<p>Interstellar was right. Falling into a black hole is not the end, professor Stephen Hawking has claimed.<p>Although physicists had assumed that all matter must be …

'Leap second': Why June 30 will have one extra second

On June 30, the world will receive a gift of time: a single, extra second known as a "leap second."<p>At that moment, the official atomic clocks that keep Universal Coordinated Time will mark the time as 23h 59m 59s, followed by the leap second 23h 59m 60s. July 1 will continue as usual, beginning …

'If I burn out, I burn out': meet Taylor Wilson, nuclear boy genius

He fused the atom at 14, has advised the US government on counter-terrorism and plans to beat cancer – and he’s still only 21. What scares Taylor Wilson? Asking a girl for her number ...<p>Taylor Wilson has a Geiger counter watch on his wrist, a sleek, sporty-looking thing that sounds an alert in …

Genius