Muhammad Anwar Shameem

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Questioning Evolution: The Push to Change Science Class

“Evolution Mama” is a sassy song dating back many decades, probably best played on a banjo, maybe with a kazoo in the background. “Evolution mama,” it goes, “don’t you make a monkey out of me.” That certainly captures the sentiments of religious groups and like-minded politicians who believe …

EPA

A relationship psychologist reveals what you should ask yourself before getting married

Eli Finkel, author of "The All-or-Nothing Marriage," and a professor of psychology at Northwestern University says that addressing longterm compatibility before popping — or answering — questions is a major factor in avoiding divorce down the line. Following is a transcript of the video.<p><b>Eli Finkel:</b> …

Here's What You Need to Know About That Fossil Teeth Discovery Said to 'Rewrite History'

A 9.7-million-year-old mystery.<p>Scientists have announced the shock discovery in Germany of ancient teeth fossils that are nearly 10 million years …

Neanderthal DNA Changed the Way Modern Humans Look

The word "Neanderthal" is often used as a shorthand for "idiot." But there's now good reason to believe that Neanderthals were just as smart as …

Anthropology

The era of expensive renewables is over and that's more bad news for fossil fuel producers

In its new report, Renewables 2017<i>,</i> the IEA argued that it now sees renewable energy as a serious global force, increasingly taking market share away from coal and natural gas. The Paris-based energy agency cited 2016 as a watershed moment, a year in which 164 gigawatts of new renewable energy …

A Teenager Won $250,000 For His Video Explanation Of Einstein's Special Theory Of Relativity

What were you doing when you were 18 years old? If we had to guess, we'd say you probably weren't winning hundreds of thousands of dollars for a …

How to Get Into the Best Shape of Your Life, According to Science

Studies suggest protein-pacing helps fit people get even fitter. An expert breaks down what you need to know.<p>Maybe your goal pace feels just out of …

4 Vitamins Doctors Swear By To Speed Up Your Metabolism

It's no secret that you have to have a fast and steady metabolism to lose weight. But, that doesn't mean it's easy to obtain. If you feel your …

Sixth mass extinction: The era of 'biological annihilation'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Many scientists say it's abundantly clear that Earth is entering its sixth mass-extinction event, meaning three-quarters of all species could disappear in the coming centuries.<p>That's terrifying, especially since humans are contributing to this shift.<p>But that's not even the full picture of …

Why Can't Monkeys Talk?

This is way more contentious than you'd think.<p>Decades ago, while Philip H. Lieberman was soaking in a bathtub and listening to the radio, he heard …

Linguistics

Ten Facts About The Light, The Dark And The Total Solar Eclipse

Co-authored by Megan Watzke<p>On August 21st, a total solar eclipse will be visible from Oregon to South Carolina. This event will be a once-in-a-lifetime event for millions in the United States who will get to experience what happens, for a brief period of time, when day turns to night. The last time …

This Quantum Theory Predicts That The Future Might Be Influencing The Past

No, seriously.<p>One of the weirder aspects of quantum mechanics could be explained by an equally weird idea – that causation can run backwards in time …

Hubble Views The Final Frontier For Dark Matter

When you look out into the distant Universe, in most locations, you’ll find a field of faint, distant galaxies: beautiful, but nothing special.<p>However, in a few select locations, you’ll find massive clusters of galaxies, containing hundreds or even thousands of galaxies the size of the Milky Way …

Universe

Why You're Probably Wearing the Wrong Shoe Size

Looking after your feet is important for many reasons—we've already seen how much a simple piece of tape can seriously lessen the amount of pain …

High Heels

Why Does The Proton Spin? Physics Holds A Surprising Answer

You can take any particle in the Universe and isolate it from everything else, yet there are some properties that can never be taken away. These are intrinsic, physical properties of the particle itself — properties like mass, charge, or angular momentum — and will always be the same for any single …

Physics

What is Quantum Entanglement? Part 1: Waves and particles

If you follow science, or science fiction, to any degree, great or small, you’ve probably heard the term “quantum entanglement” before. You may also …