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A Physicist Explains Why Humans Probably Didn't Pop Into Existence Last Tuesday

Whaa... ?<p>The history of cosmology has its fair share of whacky ideas, but one of the strangest has to be the Boltzmann brain hypothesis – which …

Pluto

Introduction<b>The Latest:</b> Pluto—which is smaller than Earth’s Moon—has a heart-shaped glacier that’s the size of Texas and Oklahoma. This fascinating …

Apparently New Zealand Might Be Part of a Lost Underwater Continent

A group of geologists believes New Zealand and several surrounding islands, including New Caledonia, should be reclassified as part of an eighth …

Washington State Supreme Court rules against florist who turned away gay couple

By Sandhya Somashekhar<p>, Reporter<p>In a victory for gay rights advocates, Washington’s Supreme Court on Thursday ruled against a Christian florist who was fined by the state for refusing to provide flowers for a same-sex wedding.<p>The justices agreed with a lower court that Barronnelle Stutzman, owner …

LGBTQI

Why you should donate your data (as well as your organs) when you die

Most people are aware they can donate their organs when they die. Doing so is very important: Each deceased donor can save several lives if he …

Fossil of pregnant sea creature changes understanding of how reproductive system evolved

Fish-eating reptile Dinocephalosaurus, which lived about 245m years ago, gave birth to live babies rather than laying eggs<p>An extraordinary fossil unearthed in southwestern China shows a pregnant long-necked marine reptile that lived millions of years before the dinosaurs with its developing embryo, …

Meet Saccorhytus, bloblike human ancestor that shat through its mouth

Behold the 540 million-year-old fossil remains of the earliest-known human ancestor! Saccorhytus was "likely an egg-shaped creature that ate and …

After considering reversal, Trump says he will keep federal LGBTQ protections intact

That said, the administration could still add provisions that hinder the rule to bar discrimination.<p><i>This post has been updated.</i><p>Calling Peter Thiel.<p>Well, maybe not, as it turns out, since the influence of the Silicon Valley investor — a “proud” gay man — on the Trump administration seems almost nil …

A new study shows cats are way smarter than we suspected, and also big ol' jerks

Listen up, dog people: The proof is in, and cats are every bit as smart as dogs.<p>Scientists at Kyoto University studied 49 house cats and their …

A Diabetes Drug Has Shut Down Cancer's Primary Way of Making Energy

A Welcomed Side Effect<p>While the typical side effects noted along with medications include upset stomach, headache, and difficulty operating heavy …

Cancer

Sitting Too Much Ages You By 8 Years

Sitting too much during the day has been linked to a host of diseases, from obesity to heart problems and diabetes, as well as early death. It’s not …

Telomere

Three-parent baby born to infertile couple in world first

A “three-parent” IVF technique has been used for the first time to allow an infertile couple to have a baby.<p>The successful birth, announced this week by doctors in Ukraine, potentially offers hope for thousands of British couples who are struggling to conceive.<p>The baby boy is thought to be the …

Genetic Engineering

10 Reasons Your Belly Fat Isn't Going Away

Yes, stomach pudge may be stubborn, but here are a slew of research-proven ways to dump it for good.

The Future of Sex: How Intimacy is Transforming

Technology is pushing human sexuality into uncharted terrain. It’s transforming how we express love and intimacy, and holds tremendous potential for …

Why do we have an appendix? Scientists have discovered its purpose and it's really important

Scientists have discovered why humans have an appendix – the small, thin tube attached to the large intestine whose purpose has long been a …

Researchers genetically engineer Salmonella to eat brain tumors

Salmonella has earned its bad reputation. It is responsible for more than a million cases of food poisoning every year, of which nearly 400 people die. But a team of researchers from Duke University have recently engineered the bacteria to not attack the human gastrointestinal tract, but rather the …

The End of Scars: Scientists Discovered How to Regenerate Human Skin

As If It Never Happened<p>The human body can do many impressive things. Despite years of evolution honing its capability to carry out the complicated …

Why a Single Run Makes You Smarter

And other low-impact ways to enhance your brain.<p>If only getting smarter worked the way it does for the robots on <i>Westworld</i>—a few taps on a tablet, and boom, instant IQ points. Until then, we still have to hack our brains using more old-fashioned tactics. And while the results are less dramatic—you …

Incredible Charcoal Drawings Textured with Scalpel Blades and Sandpaper

Scottish artist Douglas McDougall creates fantastically photorealistic drawings using charcoal as his primary medium but then he textures each work using scalpel blades, sharply cut erasers and coarse sandpaper. The detail to each piece is mind-blowing, especially when it comes to facial hair and …

Drawing

Kevin Weir’s Fantastically Bizarre Historical GIFs

Bringing life to the old, black and white photograph, Kevin Weir'd historical GIFs are a must-see.<p>As cinemagraph GIFs take over the internet, graphic …

London’s Largest Living Wall Takes Root

A beauty of a bio-tapestry scales the wall of a luxury hotel with some 10,000 plants–and keeps Londoners sane.<p>London’s newest green wall is also its largest. The 3,770-square-foot bio-tapestry cloaks the southern end of the Rubens Hotel at the Palace, just a stone’s throw away from the symbolic …

Green Roofs

New Banksy Project Set to Exhibit on Streets of NY

Banksy is back with a brand new street project in New York called Better Out Than In. The elusive street artist plans to exhibit an entire art show on the streets of New York for the entire month of October, treating the city that never sleeps like a giant museum. He has just revealed his first …

Banksy

Preview: Paris Hilton Feat. Lil’ Wayne “Good Time”

Paris Hilton simply loves to have fun, which she displays in the upcoming video “Good Time.” The socialite now adds singing to her résumé with a …

'Bioshock Infinite' DLC will take you back to Rapture, let you play as Elizabeth

If <i>Bioshock Infinite's</i> ending left you wanting a little more Rapture in your gameplay, 2K and Irrational Games are set to deliver on that wish. Following the news that the first <i>Bioshock Infinite</i> downloadable content is now available comes the surprise announcement of a new two-part campaign that …

20 Haunting Photos from Moritz Aust

17-year-old Moritz Aust lives in Schweinfurt, Germany. His inspiration comes from all kinds of things, including nature, people, objects, feelings …

Photography

10 Spectacular Hotels That Make Us Say Wow

• 1 |<p>Le Moulin Du Roc Hotel in France is simply a living fairytale, adorned in rich greenery that cascades like an emerald waterfall around peeping …

stella: the world's first electricity producing solar powered family car equipped with photo-voltaics, the 'energy positive' vehicle provides room for four people, fully accessible trunk space, and has a range of 600 kilometers. http://www.designboom.com/technology/worlds-first-electricity-producing-solar-powered-family-car/?preview=true

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