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The Many-Worlds Interpretation Says There Are Infinite Timelines And Infinite Yous

Quantum physics is mind-bending, counterintuitive, and close to impossible to understand. It's so complicated that a theory saying our reality is …

Science

Science Rediscovers and, At Last, Explains The Soul

The Australian biologist Jeremy Griffith has provided the long awaited, first principal, biological explanation of the human condition, our capacity …

Spirituality

Is a Trip to the Brightest Star Sirius on the Cards for Astronomers?

Breakthrough Starshot, announced last year, is basically the intention to fire lasers from Earth in an attempt to propel a tiny spacecraft up to our …

Universe

How to Meditate Before Bed to Supercharge Your Sleep

Sleep is like the reset button for our minds and bodies. It wipes the slate clean and a good night’s rest can prepare us to tackle a brand new day. …

Can zapping your neck help you quickly learn a foreign language?

Illustration from “The Home and School Reference Work, Volume I” (1917), courtesy of Flickr user Sue Clark<p>Someday it may be possible for a soldier to …

The Brain

'Paradise Lost': How The Apple Became The Forbidden Fruit

This month marks 350 years since John Milton sold his publisher the copyright of <i>Paradise Lost</i> for the sum of five pounds.<p>His great work dramatizes the oldest story in the Bible, whose principal characters we know only too well: God, Adam, Eve, Satan in the form of a talking snake — and an …

Theology

Troops everywhere: Inside America’s expanding war-fighting footprint in Africa

Secret U.S. Military documents reveal a constellation of American military bases across that continent<p>General Thomas Waldhauser sounded a little uneasy. “I would just say, they are on the ground. They are trying to influence the action,” commented the chief of U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) at a …

War

Why North Korea Cannot Have Nuclear Weapons, But Japan And South Korea Should

On April 28, North Korea launched a new missile test that furthers its nuclear weapons program. When opposing this activity the U.S. has been called hypocritical. The U.S. has nuclear weapons, goes the argument, so why should the U.S. deny nuclear weapons to North Korea (or Iran for that matter), …

North Korea

Welp, guess Harun Yahya just disproved the existence of gods

This is a bit of an own goal, sent to me by the Islamic creationist, Harun Yahya.<p><b>Darwinists</b> never realize that even though it’s impossible for them …

Atheism

What Comes After the F-35 Could Revolutionize Warfare Forever

Russia, China and North Korea need to pay attention. <i>It is also possible that the new 6th-generation fighter could use advanced, futuristic stealth</i> …

Military

Mindmapping: The Most Useful Software You Don't Have

If you don't use mindmapping software, you don't know the fun, efficient productivity you're missing<p>Mindmaps and mindmapping software are awesome!<p>Yesterday, I finished creating two new keynote talks, each over 60 slides. Going from idea to complete deck used to mean complicated struggling between …

Software

10 Mistakes Smart People Never Make Twice

Emotionally intelligent people embrace mistakes for what they are—great opportunities to learn.<p>Everybody makes mistakes—that’s a given—but we don’t always learn from them. Sometimes we make the same mistakes over and over again, fail to make any real progress, and can’t figure out why.<p><b>“Mistakes are</b> …

Self-improvement

Retired Navy SEAL Robert O’Neill Recalls The Moment When He Killed Osama Bin Laden In A Dramatic Raid

The hunt for 9/11 mastermind and al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden ended on May 11, 2011, nearly a decade after the terror attacks that transformed the globe. Five years after his death, the U.S. was estimated to have spent $3 trillion dollars as a result of his actions. This included not only the …

Terrorism

Trump’s ‘Very Friendly’ Talk With Duterte Stuns Aides and Critics Alike

WASHINGTON — When President Trump called President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines on Saturday, White House officials saw it as part of a routine diplomatic outreach to Southeast Asian leaders. Mr. Trump, characteristically, had his own ideas.<p>During their “very friendly conversation,” the …

North Korea

Ten reasons millennials are backing away from God and Christianity

College-aged millennials today are far more likely than the general population to be religiously unaffiliated. This is true when they are compared to previous generations as well.<p>In fact, the Pew Research Center documents that millennials are the least <i>outwardly</i> religious American generation, where …

Atheism

It’s the end of the world and we know it: Scientists in many disciplines see apocalypse, soon

Stephen Hawking is one of many scientists who see the possible near-term demise of our species. Spend that 401k!<p>While apocalyptic beliefs about the end of the world have, historically, been the subject of religious speculation, they are increasingly common among some of the leading scientists …

How our universe will end: 'The black holes will eat up everything'

Robbert Dijkgraaf is a theoretical physicist and Leon Levy Professor at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. He is also the co-author of "The Usefulness of Useless Knowledge." In this video, he explains how our universe will meet its death. Following is a transcript of the video.<p><i>The black</i> …

Space Science

Cartilage-like hydrogel promises 3D-printable knee implants

Far more than a simple hinge, the human knee is a complex, intricate mechanism, and a knee injury is a painful and debilitating of condition that's …

What Happened to the Cross Jesus Died On?

For 2,000 years, Christians have sought a piece of the cross Jesus died on—and some have been willing to use their teeth.<p>Last week, Christians around the world celebrated the resurrection of Jesus. An integral part of this, the foundational moment in Christian history, is that three days earlier …

Theology

5 Mindfulness Tips to Become the Most Productive Person You Know

A relaxed mind is a productive mind.<p>Unfortunately, our society has told us that in order to be productive we have to be constantly rushing. But this …

16 shopping secrets that will save you time and money at Costco

Costco is a goldmine for bargains.<p>But the opportunity to save can be overwhelming, as you face seemingly endless free samples and bulk deals.<p>There are great bargains at Costco — even Morgan Stanley analysts say the retailer offers some of the best deals in the industry. However, to cash in on the …

Shopping

Stroke rates appear to be rising steadily in young adults

The rate of stroke among young people has apparently been rising steadily since 1995, according to a study published this week. Hospitalization rates for stroke increased for women between the ages of 18 and 44, and nearly doubled for men in that age range from 1995 through 2012.<p>Using more-detailed …

Diabetes

Ask Ethan: What Was The Entropy Of The Universe At The Big Bang?

, Contributor<p>Looking back a variety of distances corresponds to a variety of times since the Big Bang. Entropy has increased always.<p>The second law of thermodynamics is one of those puzzling laws of nature that simply emerges from the fundamental rules. It says that entropy, a measure of disorder in …

Space Science

Jesus and Easter: Why the resurrection is the most important truth in the world

On Easter, Christians celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. That much is clear. What is not clear to many people, however, is what the resurrection means to Christians and why we would make such a big deal of it.<p>The resurrection only makes sense if we first understand what the Christian …

J.R.R. Tolkien

We Accidentally Invented Plastic That Conducts Electricity

The Birth of Conductive Plastics<p>Before the 2000s, conductive plastics were virtually unheard of. The recycle bin fodder was only utilized as an …

There's a dark secret at the heart of artificial intelligence: no one really understands how it works

Last year, a strange self-driving car was released onto the quiet roads of Monmouth County, New Jersey. The experimental vehicle, developed by researchers at the chip maker Nvidia, didn’t look different from other autonomous cars, but it was unlike anything demonstrated by Google, Tesla, or General …

Machine Learning

The Great Barrier Reef Is In Its Final 'Terminal Stage'

The Great Barrier Reef has been hit with mass bleaching events the past two years.<p>The Great Barrier Reef is perhaps on its final deathbed as it suffers from back to back massive dying events in the past two years. Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is one of the great natural wonders of the world, a …

Oceans

Robert Reich: Trump voters realize the hard way that the president can’t follow through

He said he’d repeal Obamacare and replace it with something “wonderful.” You bought it, but then he didn’t do it<p>1. President Donald Trump said he wouldn’t bomb Syria. You bought it. Then he bombed Syria.<p>2. He said he’d build a wall along the border with Mexico. You bought it. Now his secretary of …

A Bunch Of Experts Finally Tell Us What Wine Jesus Drank At The Last Supper

“I like to think of Jesus as wearin’ a Tuxedo T-shirt, ’cause it says, like, “I want to be formal, but I’m here to party too.” I like to party, so I like my Jesus to party.”<p>– Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby<p>A group of best friends gather for a boozy, wine filled party that involves …

Just What Is Trump Trying to Do in Syria?

One week after the missile strike, we still don't know what it was meant to accomplish.<p>One week after President Donald Trump’s cruise-missile strike against Syria, one fact stands out above all others: The White House and secretary of state are inexplicably incapable of conveying American …