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Was another civilization on Earth before humans?

How do we know earlier industrial civilizations on Earth didn’t rise and fall long before humans appeared? That’s the question posed in a new …

Climate Change

This amateur mathematician just made an enormous “lucky” breakthrough in solving the 60-year-old Hadwiger-Nelson problem

The breakthrough is the first time the problem’s answer has been narrowed down since last century<p>Some of the greatest mathematical minds have been …

Mathematics

Suicide machine that kills users in the blink of an eye sparks euthanasia debate

In April 2012, Tony Nicklinson was seven years into a battle to kill himself. The father of two suffered from locked-in syndrome - the result of a …

Assisted Suicide

‘Come on out and fight!’: an extract from The Lost Boys by Gina Perry

A new book about the 1950s Robbers Cave experiment details how subterfuge and manipulation were used to turn ‘upstanding 11-year-olds’ into ‘brutal savages’<p>• The inside story of the Robbers Cave experiment<p>After the sun had gone down, the boys raced one another from the swimming hole to their …

Extracted

This Political Cartoon Makes an Incredible Statement About Marijuana Legalization

Political cartoons are usually pretty lame, not funny, nonsensical or some combination of all three. But one cartoon from the Louisville …

Cannabis

These amazing images from the bottom of the sea reveal a mysterious world scientists are just starting to explore

Before the ocean observatory was built, scientists could only study the seafloor using robotic vehicles like this one. But these expeditions were …

University of Washington

Sharks Gathering in Swarms of Up to 1,400 Leave Scientists Bewildered

"The reason for these aggregations remains elusive."<p>The <i>Cetorhinus maximus</i>, or basking shark, isn’t considered a threat to humans, but its sheer size …

Zoology

'There is no such thing as past or future': physicist Carlo Rovelli on changing how we think about time

What do we know about time? Language tells us that it “passes”, it moves like a great river, inexorably dragging us with it, and, in the end, washes us up on its shore while it continues, unstoppable. Time flows. It moves ever forwards. Or does it? Poets also tell us that time stumbles or creeps or …

Quantum Mechanics

A teen missed the bus to school. When he knocked on a door for directions, a man shot at him.

The 14-year-old was walking to high school after sleeping late and missing the bus when he decided to ask a neighbor for directions.<p>It was a banal request, but it nearly got the student from Rochester Hills, Mich., killed Thursday.<p>The woman who opened the door after Brennan Walker, who is black, …

Crime

The Latest: Russia: Missiles aimed at Syrian air base downed

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on U.S.-led missile strikes on Syria (all times local):<p>2:50 a.m.<p>The Russian military says Syria's Soviet-made air defense systems have shot down all 12 cruise missile aimed at a Syrian air base.<p>The Russian Defense Ministry said that 12 cruise missiles have been launched …

Middle East

Was There a Civilization On Earth Before Humans?

A look at the available evidence<p>It only took five minutes for Gavin Schmidt to out-speculate me.<p>Schmidt is the director of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (a.k.a. GISS) a world-class climate-science facility. One day last year, I came to GISS with a far-out proposal. In my work as an …

Rare Earth

Charles Baudelaire and the Flowers of Evil

Charles Baudelaire (1821-1867)<p>On April 9, 1821, French poet <b>Charles Baudelaire</b> was born. He produced notable work as an essayist, art critic, and …

Literature

Paris Jackson Slays In Hot Green & Black Lace Dress After Celebrating Her Bday With Chris Brown

Yas, girl! Paris Jackson looked incredible at the Daily Front Row Awards just days after ringing in her 20th birthday with Chris Brown.<p><b>Paris Jackson</b>, …

Celebrity News

20 Edgy Asymmetrical Haircuts for Women

After a hairstyle that's unique and flattering? Try one of these edgy asymmetrical haircut ideas for women...

Hairstyling

A Beginner’s Guide to Magickal Healing Crystals and What They Do

<i>Welcome, cosmic warriors. I'm Aliza Kelly Faragher, your resident astrologer, and this is Allure Astrology, a column dedicated to astrology, esotericism, and all things magick. Today, grab your favorite energetic stone and join me as we discuss the basics of crystal healing.</i><p>As a professional …

Spirituality

These 90,000-Year-Old Wooden Tools Weren't Even Made by Humans

Some of the oldest tools ever discovered.<p>Archaeological excavations in Northern Spain have turned up something incredible. Two wooden tools that, at …

Anthropology

Stephen Hawking 'predicted end of world' in final paper days before he died

Professor Stephen Hawking's ashes will be interred close to the remains of another of Britain's greatest physicists, Sir Isaac Newton, in Westminster …

Physics

Substance that gives birds mysterious power to see Earth’s magnetic field discovered by scientists

The “sixth sense” birds use to visualise Earth’s magnetic field has been demystified, as two teams of scientists claim to have identified the source …

Earth Science

7 ways to transform your Netflix account into a movie lover’s dream

Think you've perfected art of watching Netflix? Not so fast...<p>Sure, you may have found the coziest blanket to cuddle with on the couch <i>and</i> finally …

Televisions

Why Scientists Are Starting to Care About Cultures That Talk to Whales

<i>This article is from Hakai Magazine, an online publication about science and society in coastal ecosystems. Read more stories like this at</i> …

Archaeology

'Killer robots': AI experts call for boycott over lab at South Korea university

Academics around the world voice ‘huge concern’ over KAIST’s collaboration with defence company on autonomous weapons<p>Artificial intelligence researchers from nearly 30 countries are boycotting a South Korean university over concerns a new lab in partnership with a leading defence company could lead …

North Korea

How to grow your own veg: a beginner’s guide

Fancy home-grown carrots, chard, coriander or cabbage? This is all you need to know<p><b>Where do I start?</b><p>First, write down which fruit, veg and herbs you love to eat, then cross off those less likely to crop in the UK (bananas and avocados, say). If space is at a premium, don’t grow inexpensive staples …

Gardening

This Awesome Periodic Table Tells You How to Actually Use All Those Elements

Americium could save your life.<p>Thanks to high school, we've all got a pretty good idea about what's on the periodic table.<p>But whether you're looking …

Chemistry

Ranking: Every Steven Spielberg Movie from Worst to Best

<i>Welcome to Dissected, where we disassemble a band’s catalog, a director’s filmography, or some other critical pop-culture collection in the abstract.</i> …

Movies

Newly-discovered human organ may help explain how cancer spreads

A newly discovered network of fluid-filled channels in the human body may be a previously-unknown organ, and it seems to help transport cancer cells …

Cancer

NASA uses Google artificial intelligence to discover eighth planet in distant solar system | News | DW | 15.12.2017

Researchers from the US space agency and the tech giant have taught a computer to review massive amounts of Kepler Telescope star data. The discovery …

Universe

A Beginner's Guide to Casting Your Own Spells at Home

<i>Welcome back, cosmic warriors. I'm Aliza Kelly Faragher, your resident astrologer, and this is Allure Astrology, a column dedicated to astrology, esotericism, and all things magick. Get ready to heat up the cauldron and join me as we explore the basics of at-home spell-making.</i><p>Have you ever made a …

Spices

Slain billionaire Barry Sherman was helping to develop ‘pot pill’

NewsMar 26, 2018 by Kevin Donovan Toronto StarHamilton Spectator<p>"It makes sense," Barry Sherman said to the executives around the boardroom table. …

Cannabis

Ford vending machine begins dispensing cars in China

It is no longer enough simply to test-drive a vehicle by riding around the block while a salesperson gives you their well-rehearsed patter. Now, there needs to be some sort of theater around the purchase, or else how will you trick yourself into thinking that buying a car is fun? It's why Ford and …

Alibaba Group

Watch Ellen DeGeneres and Roseanne Barr Botch Their Hilarious Jurassic Park Auditions

Did you know Ellen DeGeneres auditioned for <b>Jurassic Park</b> back in the '90s? How about Roseanne Barr, Wesley Snipes, or Hugh Grant? No? Well, that's because they didn't. But in the world of <b>Saturday Night Live</b>'s spot-on impressions, they totally did, and now we all have the hilariously bad audition …