Megan Blumenthal

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This Galaxy Doesn't Have Dark Matter, and That's Weird

Dark matter is the bedrock that all galaxies are anchored to. You can't get one without the other. Or so we thought until astronomers found a ghostly …

Universe

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Physicists Beat Yet Another Challenge To Dark Matter's Existence

One of the most important innovations in understanding the Universe and how it came to be the way we see it today is dark matter. This unseen, invisible form of mass helps hold the galaxies, groups and clusters in the Universe together, and enables us to form the great cosmic web of structure we …

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

10 Scientific Ways To Be Happy

NASA: "There Might Be Civilizations Existing in Cold Dark Space Beyond Galaxies" (Weekend Feature)

The work shows, reported by Nature, shows how little astronomers know about intergalactic space, and how it contributes to the energy budget of the …

Hubble Telescope Celebrates 25 Years of Space Photography

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Hubble Space Telescope

Hubble Space Telescope's Most Breathtaking Images of the Universe

In early April, publisher Taschen will be releasing a new book that collects the most breathtaking images of deep space taken by the Hubble Space Telescope. It's been 25 years since Hubble first launched into low-earth orbit and it remains operational today. It can take extremely high-resolution …

Is Meditation The Best Thing For Your Anxiety?

I did not want to go to meditation class. I was dreading it. The decision to go was one I made in the final days of 2014 — but on the first Sunday of …

How To Rewire Your Brain For Happiness

Is happiness something we can cultivate or is it a result of our environment? New scientific research is shedding light on the answer, and the results are encouraging.<p>Imagine your brain has all these neural pathways connecting different responses. If you’re stuck in a traffic jam, and you feel …

Mindfulness

13 Things to Remember If You Love A Person With Anxiety

Loving someone with anxiety can be a pretty confusing ride at times right? Luckily for you, here's a cheat sheet to better understanding those with …

How Uncertainty Fuels Anxiety

An inability to live with life's unknowns can lead to worry and distress.<p>After nine years writing <i>Slate</i>’s “Dear Prudence” advice column, Emily Yoffe has noticed some recurring themes: “Mothers in law, husbands addicted to porn, impossible officemates, crazy brides.”<p>Sometimes, Yoffe says, …

Pain Really Is All In Your Head And Emotion Controls Intensity

When you whack yourself with a hammer, it feels like the pain is in your thumb. But really it's in your brain.<p>That's because our perception of pain is shaped by brain circuits that are constantly filtering the information coming from our sensory nerves, says David Linden, a professor of …

Depression Isn't Always What You Think: The Subtle Signs

Depression doesn’t always “present” as it should. Prolonged sadness, lack of hope, or loss of interest in previously enjoyed activities are the most commonly mentioned symptoms on mental health websites and in antidepressant ads, and they can certainly be the most affecting. But sometimes the …

Depression

New Photos of Dwarf Planet Ceres Reveal Mysterious Bright Spots

As NASA's Dawn spacecraft races toward a March 6 arrival at the icy world, puzzling features come into view.<p>New images of the dwarf planet Ceres, the largest body in the asteroid belt, reveal a world that's even stranger than scientists expected.<p>The 590-mile-wide (950 kilometers) icy world is …

Astronomy

One in nine killings committed by those out on bail

One in nine murder and manslaughter offences are committed by those who have been released by authorities on bail, new figures have shown<p>One in nine victims of murder or manslaughter are killed by a suspect who has been bailed by authorities, new figures have revealed.<p>In 2013 there were 57 unlawful …

Stop Criticizing and Start Creating

For a time in high school I thought of myself as a movie critic. I got in the habit of complaining about films, pointing out their every flaw. Whatever the problem -- shallow characters, unrealistic story, sloppy cinematography, overdone score, lack of tension, unbelievable plot -- I slammed …

Is Everything Actually Shrinking?

<i>Whoa, here’s something to think about. Maybe the Universe isn’t expanding at all. Maybe everything is actually just shrinking, so it looks like it’s</i> …

2014's best science fiction and fantasy

Locus magazine has published its annual recommended reading list, which signposts the best in science fiction and fantasy from the previous year.<p>I …

Science Fiction

The Scientific Benefits of Mindfulness

Hundreds of mindfulness studies are published every year. The research has found that not only are mindful people more prone to wellbeing, but …

Can Sun and Wind Make More Salt Water Drinkable?

Here are four arid regions looking to renewables for the energy-intensive work of squeezing drinkable water from the ocean.<p>The oceans have long taunted those who thirst.<p>Records dating to A.D. 200 show that sailors boiled seawater and used sponges to absorb fresh water from the steam. Today, …

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Ancient Planets Orbiting 11.2 Billion Year Old Star Discovered By Scientists

Five rocky planets and their ancient star have been found in our Milky Way Galaxy, and scientists estimate that these planetary bodies have existed …

Liquid Media: Hawaii Design and Marketing

Our servers are hosted and maintained by Liquid Web. Hosting costs are billed anually at in the first week of the year, we like to keep it simple, …

Atheist Stephen Fry Delivers Incredible Answer When Asked What He Would Say If He Met God

<b>UPDATE: 'From Stephen Fry's Position Of Atheism There Is No Hope For The Future'</b><p>What would Stephen Fry say if he came face-to-face with God?<p>That was …

Faith

Naked Titan Viewed For First Time

As Saturn swans into sight for stargazers, the sun blasts its largest moon.<p>Saturn’s largest moon, Titan, looks more like Venus and Mars than astronomers ever suspected—at least when it comes to suffering a severe strike from the solar wind.<p>NASA’s Cassini spacecraft made a flyby of Titan in December …

What caused the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster?

On the anniversary of the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster, BBC Future revisits a Horizon documentary that shows how the tragedy unfolded - and explores what Nasa learned in the aftermath.<p>On 1 February 2003, the Space Shuttle Columbia began its descent back to Earth after a 16-day mission. The crew …

NASA Mars Rover Finds New ‘Ancient Structure,’ Evidence Of ‘Intelligent Species’ UFOlogist Says

Once again, the NASA Mars Curiosity Rover has photographed what some alien hunters and UFO researchers believe is firm evidence of ancient life on …