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Sacha Baron Cohen Didn't Return to Humiliate Republicans. He's Here to End Careers.

Who Is America? is the comedian's most savage work since Borat.<p>At one point during the first episode of Showtime's <i>Who Is America?</i>, Larry Pratt, executive director of firearms lobbyist group Gun Owners of America, is cracking up over the idea of a man raping his own wife. This is before Sacha Baron …

Roy Moore

ESO's 10000th public image shows ALMA transporters and Milky Way

This picture was the 10000th to appear in ESO's photo archive. It was posted to the Your ESO Pictures Flickr group by Adhemar Duro on 30 September …

Cosmology

Quantum Computing For Computer Scientists

Quantum computing is coming, so a lot of people are trying to articulate why we want it and how it works. Most of the explanations are either …

Quantum Computing

NASA sees 'spiders' crawling across Mars landscape

The Spiders from Mars might have been David Bowie's backing band here on Earth, but that term has a different meaning when we're talking about the actual Red Planet.<p>NASA shared a creepy-crawly landscape view from Mars this week as part of its Image of the Day series. The scenic look at the planet's …

Carbon Dioxide

An "Asteroid" Discovered Last Year Just Turned Out to Be Something Way Cooler

Double the fun!<p>An asteroid discovered orbiting the Sun in December last year has revealed a fun surprise: it's not one asteroid, but two, locked in …

Astronomy

13 Sci-Fi Movies On Netflix That'll Actually Blow Your Mind

We live in an age where it's taken for granted you can plop down on the couch and have instant access to hundreds, if not thousands of streaming …

Entertainment

New South African Telescope Releases Epic Image of the Galactic Center

You’re looking at the center of our galactic home, the Milky Way, as imaged by 64 radio telescopes in the South African wilderness.<p>Scientists …

Universe

Australian Grass Got Kangaroos So High on DMT They Couldn't Walk Straight

A wild grass carries a potent psychedelic.<p>Viral videos of distressed kangaroos bouncing around erratically have stirred up concern and sympathy …

phalaris

No single birthplace of mankind, say scientists

The origins of our species have long been traced to east Africa, where the world’s oldest undisputed <i>Homo sapiens</i> fossils were discovered. About 300,000 years ago, the story went, a group of primitive humans there underwent a series of genetic and cultural shifts that set them on a unique …

East Africa

'We can build a real time machine'

<b>Travelling in time might sound like a flight of fancy, but some physicists think it might really be possible. BBC Horizon looked at some of the most promising ideas for turning this staple of science fiction into reality.</b><p>Ron Mallett has a dream: He wants to travel in time.<p>This isn't mere fantasy - …

Physics

The Dogs of America Were Not Descended From Wolves, Scientists Reveal

There's no longer such a thing as an all-American dog.<p>In the 15th century, Europeans brought war, slavery, and diseases to the New World. They also …

Anthropology

Science in School: Issue 44 now available

ann18050 — Obaveštenje<p>The latest issue of the free magazine <i>Science in School</i> is now available online and in print. This European journal for science …

Road Safety

BREAKING: We Just Found The Brightest Object in The Early Universe - 13 Billion Light-Years Away

Whoahhh.<p>Astronomers have found the brightest object ever discovered in the early Universe, 13 billion light-years away - a quasar from a time when …

Universe

Trump was like a "predator" toward teens at parties in ‘80s and ‘90s, says BBC report

A few days before President Trump heads to the U.K. to meet the queen and the prime minister, a BBC investigative program has revealed fresh allegations of sexually inappropriate actions by Trump during the 1980s and 1990s, comparing him to a “predator” at parties with girls as young as 14.<p>The …

Donald Trump

Elon Musk's rescue sub arrived in Thailand

Musk said it could also work as "an escape pod in space."<p>Elon Musk has a plan.<p>The billionaire entrepreneur and engineers at his private spaceflight company SpaceX designed a “kid-size submarine” that they said could help with a harrowing rescue operation underway to retrieve a group of boys trapped …

Tesla

'Ant-Man' Physicist Who Named the Quantum Realm Explains What It Is

Caltech mathematical physicist Spyridon “Spiros” Michalakis named the Quantum Realm for Marvel. He wrote this to help us understand it<p>There is real …

Comics

Super-Earths are real and they could be an even better place for life than Earth

What is a super-Earth? Exactly what it sounds like: It's a planet that's similar to Earth but larger. And astronomers are realizing that super-Earths may be one of the most common planets in our galaxy. The following is a transcript of the video.<p>Astronomers have found dozens of potentially …

Planetary Habitability

This new species of wasp has been appropriately named after a Xenomorph from Alien

If you're a caterpillar, it's game over, man.<p>Parasitoid wasps of the subspecies Microgastrinae are an actual horror straight out of H.R. Giger’s …

Zoology

Watch Incredible, First-Ever Footage of a Planet Being Born

Using and incredibly powerful telescope located in Chile, astronomers have captured the formation of a new planet.<p>Led by researchers from the Max …

Universe

For The First Time, Scientists Achieve 'Liquid Light' at Room Temperature

A Frankenstein mash-up of light and matter.<p>In June 2017, physicists achieved 'liquid light' at room temperature for the first time ever, making this …

Quantum Physics

Synthetic Diamonds Lead Princeton Team to Quantum Computing Breakthrough

Natural diamonds didn't work, so they made their own from scratch.<p>Storing quantum bits of information, or qubits, is a lot harder than storing …

Quantum Physics

Scientists Just Found The Cause of Earth's First Global Warming That Triggered Mass Extinctions

We can learn from this.<p>The emergence of life on Earth was obviously a time of great change for our wee blue marble. Plants and algae had evolved some …

Climate Change

The entire planet could literally be fueled by star power as soon as 2030

Your electric bill could end up being obsolete if one company succeeds at harnessing the energy of superhot plasma with a mega-reactor that could …

Energy

Chernobyl's Radioactive 'Wildlife Preserve' Spawns Growing Wolf Population

Gray wolves from the radioactive forbidden zone around the nuclear disaster site of Chernobyl are now roaming out into the rest of the world, raising …

Wildlife

Psychedelic Brew Made From Amazonian Plants May Ease Depression

Even for those with difficult-to-treat depression.<p>“Leon” is a young Brazilian man who has long struggled with depression. He keeps an anonymous blog, …

Depression

Plastic-eating bacteria discovered by student could help solve global pollution crisis

A student may have found a solution to one of the world’s most urgent environmental crises – breeding bacteria capable of “eating” plastic and …

Pollution

According to Oprah, All Your Arguments Come Down to These 3 Questions

If the answers are no, there's likely going to be a problem.<p>Conflict is complicated.<p>Most of the time, it involves feelings that are both logical and illogical. That thing you're fighting about, whether at home or at work, is about both what's being stated and what's not being stated. It's about …

Oprah Winfrey

Discover This Forgotten Region of the Brain, According to a Neuroscientist

Forgotten, but not lost.<p>You’ve probably never heard of the claustrum, a small region of the brain, because scientists still know little about it. …

Consciousness

Inflammation: Old drug offers new hope

Understanding exactly how to control inflammation would be a major breakthrough for medicine. New research uncovers vital information about how it …

Medical Research

Quantum Computing Explained In Five Levels

Explaining quantum computing to your average person is hard. You'll definitely need an expert — and the expert has to be able to explain quantum …

Quantum Computing