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China is rattling nerves as it prepares to strut its military might

Amid florid pomp and extreme security measures, China on Thursday will mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II by staging a massive parade featuring tanks, aircraft and thousands of goose-stepping soldiers.<p>Chinese leaders say the spectacle is intended to "remember history and uphold …

The Case for a Formal Disclosure of Extraterrestrials Engaging the Human Race: Nuclear Tampering - CNN iReport

by Elizabeth Trutwin<br>twitter.com/aamidway<p>UFO (Unidentified Flying Object) is an acronym I do not use in my writing. I use the preferred Extraterrestrial Phenomena. The United States government has been apprehensive to acknowledge unknown observers, piloting extraordinarily superior aerial craft. …

Paranormal

10 Crazy Paradoxes That Will Blow Your Mind

A paradox is a premise that contradicts itself. It’s a situation that seems to defy logic by producing an inconsistency that goes against common …

The 5 Commandments of Personal Development

Are you drowning under the sea of information on personal development? You wonder what you should really focus on in order to get results?<p>It is while …

Motivation

Even 'sticky' liquid won't stick to this surface - Futurity

A new engineered surface can outperform some of nature's best water repellents, including the leaves of the lotus flower.

Double black hole is powering quasar, astronomers find

<b>(CNN) —</b> Single black holes are impressive enough, but astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have discovered a galaxy being powered by a quasar that contains two of the time-space benders, "furiously whirling about each other," the space agency observed in a news release.<p>The galaxy, known …

Universe

How to Be Happier Without Really Trying

You are already a happiness expert. Seriously. You’re just a bit inconsistent.<p>You already do a lot of things that researchers recommend for increased …

Happiness

5 Reasons Why People Who Cry A Lot Are Mentally Strong

Unfortunately, not all emotions are created equal.<p>The most widely accepted emotion, happiness, is a sign of confidence, security, and success, among …

How Shows Like 'Will & Grace' And 'Black-ish' Can Change Your Brain

Will Smith from <i>The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air</i> was my first American friend. Ours was an unlikely friendship: a shy Indian kid, fresh off the boat, with big glasses and a thick accent, and a high school b-ball player from West Philadelphia, chillin' out maxin' and relaxin' all cool. And yet, I was with …

TV

Future of AI at SciFoo 2015

Every year approximately 200 people meet at Google in Mountain View, California for an event called SciFoo, probably one of the most famous unconferences. Innovators from various disciplines are given access to Google's cafeterias, to rooms with funky names such as neuralyzer, flux and capacitor …

Artificial Intelligence

Powerful phenomena are kicking stars out of our galaxy at speeds of over 1 million miles per hour

Stars are built with the lightest elements in the Universe, hydrogen and helium, but they contain an incomprehensible amount of mass. Our Sun is made of 2 x 10^30 kgs of stuff. That's a 2 followed by 30 zeros. That's 330,000 times more stuff than the Earth.<p>You would think it'd be a bit of challenge …

Universe

The actual NASA technologies that Matt Damon will use in the space survival film “The Martian”

Those who criticized Christopher Nolan’s 2014 film <i>Interstellar</i> for being too unrealistic are in for a treat. In October, perhaps the most science-based science fiction space film ever will hit theaters: <i>The Martian</i>, based on the bestselling book of the same name by Andy Weir.<p><i>The Martian</i> is written …

Space Science

Could this company be the future king of VR software?

For all the talk of the advanced technology behind upcoming virtual reality devices, there’s one video game truism that remains constant: Without …

Virtual Reality

Scientists find the brain’s missing ‘pipes’

“Throw out the textbooks” and “missing link” are words rarely heard anymore in science, but that’s what researchers around the world are saying about the recent discovery of microscopic lymphatic vessels connecting the brain to the immune system.<p>That physical link was long thought absent, …

Neuroscience

First Octopus Genome Sequence Reveals Clues About Camouflage And Big Brains

Superbowl-prediction gene not yet found<p>With its eight grasping arms, camouflage-like skin, and large, doughnut-shaped brain, the octopus’ unique physical traits have intrigued scientists for centuries--the late British zoologist Martin Wells dubbed the sea-dwelling creature an alien. Now the …

The 15 best movies on Netflix you've probably never heard of

There are so many movies on Netflix, however, that it can be hard to sort through them all.<p>The streaming site does a great job picking up films beyond mainstream hits. A diverse number of overlooked films are available to just about anybody. Now is a better time than ever to catch films that may …

Horror

Nasa may have found the most Earth-like planet to date

<i>UPDATE: Nasa has now announced its findings. Read all about it here.</i><p>Nasa may have just found the closest thing to an Earth-like planet in the …

Climate change could undermine the last 50 years of health advances

Without major reforms climate change could trigger a discontinuity in the long-term progression of humanity, academics warn in The Lancet<p>Climate change threatens to undermine the last 50 years of advances in medical health, scientists have warned as they published a major report outlining the …

The birth of a psychopath

<b>(CNN) —</b> After every horrific crime that shocks us, the next question we often ask is, "How could anyone do such a thing?"<p>If the criminal is a psychopath, the answer is very simple. They don't feel empathy or guilt. So instead of asking, "How could they do this horrible thing?" the more pertinent …

Psychology