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Dark matter might be way darker than we previously thought

It doesn't interact with forces other than gravity, study finds.<p>Dark matter is a theoretical type of matter that has been posited to make up about 80 …

Dark Matter

Quantum Correlations Reverse Thermodynamic Arrow of Time

A recent experiment shows how quantum mechanics can make heat flow from a cold body to a hot one, an apparent (though not real) violation of the …

Quantum Mechanics

2001: A Space Odyssey Predicted the Future—50 Years Ago

It was 1968. I was 8 years old. The space race was in full swing. For the first time, a space probe had recently landed on another planet (Venus). …

Singularity

Meet the Student Who Got Into All 20 Top Colleges He Applied To. Here's How He Did It

"I got nervous, because I don't think anyone ever wants to be rejected."<p>It's the time of year when the nation's top colleges are letting applicants know once and for all whether they've been admitted. A lot of students are probably hoping against hope for just one top choice. But one Texas high …

College & University

This new privacy tool would speed up your internet, too

It's no joke how much data your internet service provider can collect about you. A new service from Cloudflare aims to change that.<p>These days, you may wish you had a magic switch you could flip to keep your data more secure.<p>The misuse of Facebook user data by Cambridge Analytica is only the latest …

Privacy

5:2 dieters lose weight 'quicker' and may have healthier hearts - new study

People on the part-time “5:2” diet lose weight more quickly and are more healthy than those undertaking a consistent, traditional diet, a new study suggests.<p>UK researchers found that 5:2 dieters were able to achieve at least five per cent of their weight-loss target within two months while enjoying …

Holistic Medicine

How The Last Jedi Made Star Wars Space Combat Legible

If any one thing about <i>The Last Jedi</i> has been contentious—actually, no, strike that, everything about <i>The Last Jedi</i> has been contentious, including its …

Scientists Find Same Wild Physical Effect Happening In Two Vastly Different Materials

The universe is loaded with a lot of strange symmetries between seemingly dissimilar systems, thanks to similar underlying physics. Take an …

Quantum Mechanics

How I Make a Full-Time Income in My Spare Time -- And How You Can, Too

Affiliate marketing is simple, but it's not easy.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As a young man, I learned how to make money online, initially to pay off my mother’s debt. I’ve used these same skills to create a lifestyle that many dream about, flying 96 times just this …

Marketing

Research Shows This 1 Mindset is Why Some People are 10X Happier (and, Wealthier) Than Others

Could zero-sum thinking be the reason you've got less than others? Definitely. Here's why...<p>Imagine you're in a classroom. The teacher announces an upcoming test will determine 100 percent of your grade and is going to be graded on a curve. That means, the worse other's do compared to you, the …

Happiness

So You're Smart, But You're Not Rich? This Eye-Opening New Scientific Study Tells You Why

Could there be a reason? Yes, it seems there could.<p><i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>Don't you look at rich people and find too many of them, well, dull?<p>Don't you listen to rich people and think: "What have they got that I …

Research

First 'Star Trek: Discovery' trailer points to a fall release

It's been a long wait since the first teaser trailer, but we finally have our first good look at CBS' streaming-exclusive <i>Star Trek: Discovery</i> series. The first trailer promises a "fall" release window, and the accompanying press release reveals its run has been extended from 13 episodes to 15, and …

Sonequa Martin-Green

Ask Ethan: Is There Any Such Thing As Pure Energy?

Energy plays a tremendous role, not only in our technology-rich daily lives, but in fundamental physics as well. The chemical energy stored in gasoline gets converted into kinetic energy that propels our vehicles, while the electrical energy from our power planets gets converted into light, heat …

Physics

A Bizarre Physics Law Is Making Superfluid Helium Behave Like an Actual Black Hole

"It points to a deeper understanding of reality."<p>Of all the laws of physics, this is arguably one of the strangest - scientists have discovered that …

Quantum Mechanics

Book Of The Year: How Physics Makes Us Free

Strictly speaking, my pick for best science book of the year is actually about philosophy of science. But in this case, a philosopher has found a solution to one of the great nagging problems inspired by modern science.<p>If everything really is determined–right down to the subatomic particles and …

Literary Prizes

Faith-fueled forces of hatred: Obama’s religion speech was troubling — but not for the reasons the right alleges

It’s not that religion gets twisted and misused for evil. The cruelty is embedded in the very texts<p>Every February at the Washington Hilton we witness a seemingly innocuous yet in fact troubling event that furthers hidebound traditions poisonous to our politics and inimical to our progress: the …

Religion

Prisoner Got 37 Years in Solitary for Facebook Posts

In South Carolina's prisons, an inmate who secretly writes Facebook posts about missing his family can be punished the same way as one who rapes a …

Why 'Super Mario Bros' Was Even More Brilliant Than You Remember

Are E-Cigs Bad For You?

<b>Propylene glycol and vegetable glycerine.</b> The liquid that users pour into e-cigarettes typically contains one or both of these ingredients. Propylene glycol is often used in fog machines, where it’s been known to irritate some people’s eyes and airways, says Tobias Schripp, Ph.D., a researcher at …

Scientists Invent a Laser That Fires Electrical Charge, Not Light

Researchers at the University of Michigan have just stumbled upon the most important development in laser research since the invention of the …

Now The Military Is Going To Build Robots That Have Morals

<b>Are robots capable of moral or ethical</b> reasoning? It’s no longer just a question for tenured philosophy professors or Hollywood directors. This week, …

Structural supercapacitors could make batteries and power cords obsolete

Imagine using a mobile phone powered entirely by its casing, or an electric car that runs off power stored in its chassis. Researchers at Vanderbilt …

Clean Energy

X-Men enthusiast turns himself into a real-world Magneto (sort of)

Sure, we'd all love to have at least a few super powers, but finding the right scientific "accident" to make your dreams comes true can be <i>such</i> a hassle. One British inventor, Colin Furze, is taking matters into to his own hands, and has started designing projects that give him some of the same …

Adam Koehler on Twitter: "some internet food for thought... http://t.co/TSLnFChrnc"

Add this Tweet to your website by copying the code below. Learn more<p>Add this video to your website by copying the code below. Learn more<p>Hmm, there …

Rebel Circus

Rebel Circus. 4.9M likes. Welcome to the Circus! Rebel Circus is dedicated to the rebel lifestyle and spirit. Come visit us at: www.rebelcircus.com. …

Watch four former Doctors weigh in on whether age matters on Doctor Who

A new video from the <i>Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Celebration</i> has just been released showing former Time Lords Peter Davison, Sylvester McCoy, Colin …

What To Say to Your Kids When Their Friends Get Everything They Want - Kristen Welch

I tucked her in bed and pulled up the cozy pink comforter to her chin. “Mommy?” she whispered after prayers were said.<p>“Yes, honey?” I waited.<p>“I am …

30 Brilliant Test Answers From Smartass Kids

When a child’s answer to a question on a quiz or test is incorrect but clever, should they get credit for it? Here are 30 clever test answers that …

Design Principles: Visual Perception And The Principles Of Gestalt

This is the start of a series of posts about design principles. It begins with these principles of gestalt, because <b>many of the design principles we</b> …