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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 …

Could We Protect Mars-Bound Astronauts With A Magnetic Bubble?

Could a synthetic magnetic bubble, like a mini-magnetosphere, protect a crewed mission to Mars from cosmic radiation, and would the energy cost be prohibitively high?<p>As much as some folks are keen on sending people to Mars as soon as possible, it’s become obvious that protecting any astronauts from …

Space

Foreign medical students learn today how much America wants them

Like most physicians, Irene (who requested her last name be withheld) is an overachiever. She’s a trained obstetrician-gynecologist, a reproductive health researcher at an Ivy League university, and even served as a volunteer surgeon in war-torn Iraq.<p>She’s also from Iran, one of the six …

Health Care

The Singularity: US Navy calls on gamers to help it plan for the rise of the machines

'Technology has advanced to the point that we can see the Singularity on the horizon,' Dr. Eric Gulovsen said.<p>The US Navy is calling on gamers to …

Singularity

How to Make Christianity Great Again in 5 Easy Steps

If you’re a Real Christian™ like me, you’ve had it up to <i>here</i> with all these namby-pamby limp-wristed “progressive” Christian personalities that seem to be littering the landscape everywhere you look. Whenever I turn around it’s “Respect the Other” this, or “Embrace ambiguity” that. <i>Barf</i>.<p>If you’re …

Theology

‘Be kind to one another': The importance of sibling relationships

My teenage son and I left the house to walk the dog just as my phone started buzzing. “It’s Aunt Bren — I’ll call her back later,” I said, letting it go to voicemail. My son wondered how long it had been since I last spoke with my younger sister, and encouraged me to return her call that …

Parenting

Can a one-minute workout whip you into shape?

We all know we should be exercising – it makes us look better, feel better and reduces our risk of developing cardiovascular disease, diabetes and even some cancers – but we’re all so pushed for time.<p>So what if you could work out in the comfort of your own home, in the time it takes to make …

Exercise

Trump’s Budget Would Break American Science, Today and Tomorrow

You can go ahead and assume President Trump’s proposed federal budget will never be the <i>actual</i> federal budget. Members of Congress from every …

Science

Don't Reply Messages Instantly. It Can Seriously Ruin Your Life

You’ve left the office for a well-deserved lunch break.Just as you sit down in your favorite diner to enjoy your sandwich and coffee… your cellphone …

Productivity

Scientists Create a New Form of Matter That Breaks Laws of Physics

A new kind of matter – dubbed a “time crystal” – has been created by two teams of scientists in a feat once considered theoretically …

Physics

8 Natural Sleep Aids That Beat Melatonin Any Day

Errr...night.<p>Lying in bed awake for hours is the easiest way to ruin your work week, and the temptation to swallow a melatonin in the moment to stop you from tossing and turning is real. But as any sleep doctor will tell you, melatonin and sleeping pills are best used in advance when you want to …

Bedtime Stories

4 Ways to Train Yourself to Be Mentally Tougher

Only you have control over your mind. No one else can think and feel for you, so it’s extremely important to not only be open minded but to be …

Success

This Workout Will Delay Aging (Science Says So)

According to a new study conducted by the Mayo Clinic, high-intensity interval training, or HIIT workouts, was the most effective in keeping adults …

Workouts

How To Curb Procrastination and Self-Sabotage

Why do resist the things we want most?<p>Let's say you've decided to start an important new project. Or maybe a business. Or an entirely new career. The very next thing you do is take a deep steely breath and go for it with fierce determination, right?<p>Nope.<p>Hell nope.<p>This is when every fiber of your …

Procrastination

Type 2 Diabetes Has Been "Reversed" in 40% of Patients for 3 Months

No surgery required.<p>Type 2 diabetes is generally considered to be a chronic health condition that can't be cured once it develops, and can only be …

Diabetes

The Big Bang – or the Big Bounce? By Sean Carroll

The physicist explains new theories around the origin of the universe

Cosmology

Nanowire retinal implant could restore sight with better resolution

Advances in bionic eyes over the past few decades have given blind and visually impaired people new hope of restoring some of their vision. Now …

Cyborgs

Trump Wants an Enormous Funding Increase for America's Next Fighter

The F-36?<p>With the F-35 barely out the front door, the U.S. military is already trying to figure out what America's next-generation fighter jet will look like. The U.S. Air Force's Next Generation Air Dominance (NGAD) program is conducting research and development work that will ultimately lead to …

Aerospace

Do We Really Need Musical Worship?

<b>Audio Transcript</b><p><i>Jeremy writes in with today’s question: “Dear Pastor John, I have served for the past seven years as a ‘worship leader.’ Something</i> …

Christianity

This 1 Tiny Change Will Instantly Boost Your Productivity

Even the smallest amounts of time can make a big difference in your workday.<p>It's a Tuesday afternoon and I know that I have a scheduled phone call coming in up ten minutes. Instead of throwing myself into the start of a new project, I kill some time by watching a few mindless YouTube …

Productivity

SpaceX is pushing hard to bring the internet to space

For months, SpaceX has been quietly meeting with the FCC to advocate for one of its least-known projects. According to recent disclosures, the company met with FCC officials twice in recent weeks: first with a wireless advisor on February 28th and again on March 10th with Chairman Pai himself. The …

SpaceX

Bruce Lee achieved all his life goals by age 32 because of one personality trait

In 1969, nobody expected a thin Asian man with a high pitched voice to become one of the most influential characters of the 20th century.<p>Nobody knew, that is, except Bruce Lee.<p>That year, Bruce Lee wrote a letter to himself:<p>My Definite Chief AimI, Bruce Lee, will be the first highest paid Oriental …

Martial Arts

It Begins: Bots Are Learning to Chat in Their Own Language

Igor Mordatch is working to build machines that can carry on a conversation. That’s something so many people are working on. In Silicon Valley, …

Machine Learning

Cure For HIV, AIDS Found? Scientists Discover 'Holy Grail' Biomarker Capable Of Eliminating Virus Reservoirs

A medical research breakthrough at the Institut de Génétique Humaine in France may have brought the international scientific community one step …

Medicine

Want to Reach Your Big Goals? Make Sure to Do These 8 Things

Most of the time, it comes down to simple habits to keep us accountable.<p>One of my favorite self-authored articles (if I may pat myself on the back for a minute, bear with me) remains the one about science explaining why a staggering 92 percent of people never actually achieve their goals. Oh, and …

Let the 10th Doctor Teach You Einstein's General Relativity in 3 Minutes

Who better to explain space-time?<p>On 14 March 2017, the world celebrated what would have been Albert Einstein's 138th birthday. But while all of us …

Physics

Why Powerful People Only Make Important Decisions in the Morning (and You Should Too)

Science has found the perfect time of day for decision making. Do you know when it is?<p>Picture the last time you had an important decision to make. When did you make it? At night? In the morning? Midday?<p>Is there a best time to make important decisions?<p>What if you are a night owl? A morning person? …

Why Is There Evil in the World and How Did It Evolve?

Evil, it can seem, is all around us. Hitler. The Rwandan genocide. Ted Bundy. Every time you read the news or watch television, bad behaviour that …

Apologetics

Ray Kurzweil predicts computers will be as smart as humans in 12 years

12 years.<p>That’s how long Google’s Director of Engineering Ray Kurzweil thinks it will take for computers to reach human levels of intelligence.<p><b>Singularity Is Coming</b><p>“By 2029, computers will have human-level intelligence,” Kurzweil said in an interview at the SXSW Conference with Shira Lazar and Amy …

Singularity

Doctors unite to say climate change is making us sick

Our health is on the line<p>Climate change isn’t just an environmental issue, it’s a health issue, says a new report by The Medical Society Consortium on Climate and Health.<p>While 70 percent of Americans believe the scientific evidence that climate change is real and caused by human activity, only 25 …

Climate Change