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Discovering the 'final frontier' of our universe

<b>(CNN) —</b> Over the last week, new images have granted us exquisite views of the final frontier that is our old, vast and mysterious universe.<p>While we may be exploring strange new worlds, like exoplanets beyond our solar system, and seeking out the potential for life on them, these aren't the voyages …

Cosmology

Beijing’s claim about its ownership of the South China Sea needs to be rebutted

Philip Bowring says Beijing’s assertions of sovereignty over the South China Sea are just ahistorical cant, and are being used to justify an …

China

The U.S. Air Force Has Launched a New P.R. Blitz for the F

The U.S. Air Force Has Launched a New P.R. Blitz for the F-35<p>Here’s what we know and what we still don’t<p>by JOSEPH TREVITHICK<p>However history …

Military

English language requirements for foreign doctors are not fit for purpose

I had been teaching English to medical professionals for over a decade before Dr Ubani – the German-trained doctor whose patient died during his first shift in the UK – hit the headlines. The GMC doubted not only Ubani’s clinical competency, but also his English language skills, and he was struck …

Medicine

The Ordered Godhead: (4) Athanasius and Nicea

Bible & Theology / Mark Baddeley<p>2nd July 2016<p><i>This is the fourth of a miniseries from Andrew Moody & Mark Baddeley responding to the current debate on</i> …

Christian Philosophy

Use Graphic Organizers for Effective Learning

My 10-year-old has several learning and processing disabilities but his greatest learning strength is that he is an incredible visual learner. When …

Personal Organizing

Gravity doesn’t care about quantum spin

An atomic clock based on a fountain of atoms. (credit: National Science Foundation)Physics, as you may have read before, is based around two wildly …

Science

Will the Middle East Ever Be Secular?

In this era of ISIS, many debates in the West center on how followers of Islam will eventually, through a series of steps and growing pains, arrive at liberal democracy. Shadi Hamid, the author of the new book <i>Islamic Exceptionalism: How the Struggle Over Islam is Reshaping the World</i>, believes that …

Religion

Laser airspeed sensor measures aircraft velocity even at low speeds

British defense and aerospace company BAE Systems has come up with some interesting technology over the years, including armored vehicles that used …

Aerospace

Could We One Day Heal The Mind By Taking Control Of Our Dreams?

About 50 per cent of us will at some point in our lives experience “waking up” and being conscious while still in a dream – possibly, we may even be …

Consciousness

Oil Not Necessary?

An animation showing the future of fuels in the coming decades. (video)<p>A 2016 report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) found huge benefits in simply doubling the renewable share by 2030. For an outlay estimated at $290bn a year, IRENA saw annual net savings between $1.2tn and …

Environment

” INCEPTION STYLE ” Memory Implants Are Coming our Way

It may sound like something out of the latest Science-Fiction movie ” Inception “, but scientists have now discovered a way to implant subliminal …

Life Sciences

Solar tower generates electricity from molten salt, even when it’s dark

friday night lights<p>By<p>It’s a bird (igniting in mid-air), it’s a (solar-powered) plane, it’s a new innovation in the world’s solar power repertoire: …

Electricity

Bright future for renewable energy on display at giant solar show

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Energy

NASA shows off the design for its Mars 2020 rover

The rover NASA plans to send to Mars in 2020 is taking shape, and today its near-final design was revealed, along with details on several of its cool new instruments. (Check out an absolutely huge version of the image above here.)<p>In an effort to save costs and, really, because it makes a lot of …

Astrophotography

Ask Ethan: Are There Different Types Of Time And Space?

One of the most counterintuitive lessons of Einstein’s relativity is that there’s no such thing as absolute space or absolute time. If I ask you when and where you are, you can tell me; but if you and I go to distant locations and I ask you when and where you perceive me to be, what you answer and …

Physics

China Has Defied International Law, Now What? Experts Speak Out

On Tuesday, The Permanent Court of Arbitration at The Hague handed China a scathing rebuke, ruling overwhelmingly in favor of the Philippines’ case brought against China’s vast and often ambiguous South China Sea claims.<p>China claims more than 80% of the water-way based on so-called historic rights, …

Chinese law

Dark Energy Illuminated By Largest Galactic Map Ten Years In The Making

In 1929, Edwin Hubble forever changed our understanding of the cosmos by showing that the Universe is in a state of expansion. By the 1990s, …

Maps

This Exercise Will Make You Much Smarter, Says Neuroscience

A recent study reveals the workout that's good for your body and for your brain.<p>We already know that exercise can help make us smarter, happier and less stressed. But all exercise is not created equal. If you're a time-crunched entrepreneur, might you like to know which kind of exercise is most …

Neuroscience

Electricity generated with water, salt and a three-atoms-thick membrane

Proponents of clean energy will soon have a new source to add to their existing array of solar, wind, and hydropower: osmotic power. Or more …

Electricity

The Big Bang might have just been a Big Bounce

A new model of quantum cosmology shows how this universe might have been born from the one before it – while avoiding the broken physics of the big …

Cosmology

How To Get A Six-Pack In One Month - Sketchy Sloth | The one and only portal for Sloths

Getting a six-pack might seem as hard as climbing Mount Everest, but with the right exercises, healthy diet, and a bit of determination, you can …

Fitness

Changing Negative Thoughts

Depression debilitates. It saps your energy, erodes your confidence and leaves you in a mental haze that makes it impossible to do the things you …

Depression

Science Says Being Highly Sensitive Is A Matter Of Genes, Not Personality

“A sensitive soul sees the world through the lens of love”<p>–Cheryl Richardson<p>Highly sensitive people (HSP) are a gift to mankind. Though often …

Psychology

Iced Latte vs. Iced Americano

It’s a choice between milk or water with these Starbucks favorites<p>The difference between these popular iced coffee drinks comes down to milk or …

7 ways to be great at dating, according to science

Everyone in the dating game spends untold time, money, and emotional energy trying to find a nice person to chill with on the couch while you both actually watch Netflix — but somehow, most of us still feel like we're striking out constantly.<p>Shouldn't there be a better way?<p>Well, yes: There's no …

Scientific Research

Gender identity and the big questions that have yet to be answered

Few questions in science are as fraught as those around gender. At worst, the politics deters researchers and funders, and leaves people needed to take part in studies feeling wary. As a result, most of the answers science has provided are on the less contentious basics: how girls are born girls, …

Transgender

Synchronicity, Myth, and the New World Order

Looking out upon the horrid ruin we seem to have made of the planet, in spite of the kind hearts and good intentions of the vast majority of human …

The Future

Racism, Young-Earth Creationism, and the New World Order

I have had comments on things I have posted on the blog and on Facebook, from commenters whom I don’t know and who’ve never to my knowledge posted on …

Theology

The cure for insomnia is to fall in love with sleep again – Rubin Naiman

In Evelyn De Morgan’s numinous painting, <i>Night and Sleep</i> (1878), Nyx, the mighty Greek goddess of night, hovers across a dusky sky with her beloved …

Sleep