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The Best Neck Exercises For Jiu Jitsu

When you start bjj you begin to notice how soft you were previously. This especially applies to the neck as most people in modern age spend a lot of …

A New Browser Plug-In Lets You Access Millions of Scientific Papers for Free

Free Information<p>Getting blocked by a paywall can be irritating, especially if you’re trying to access peer-reviewed scientific research. Open access …

Back In The Day: The shameful dying days of Scotland's independence before the Act of Union

Those who say it was a monarchic fix, who claim the Scottish Parliament was bribed, who argue that Scotland was not treated like an equal partner, …

United Kingdom

To Calm the Gut, Look to Weed and Hot Peppers

Surprising new research says it helps to turn up the heat to chill out.<p>If your gut is giving you a hard time, eating a whole bunch of spicy food and …

Wellness

Physicists create mind-bending 'negative mass' that accelerates backwards and could help explain black holes

Scientists have created a fluid with "negative mass" which they claim can be used to explore some of the more challenging concepts of the cosmos.<p>Washington State University physicists explained that this mass, unlike every physical object in the world we know, accelerates backwards when pushed.<p>The …

Physics

Has pop finally run out of tunes?

This week, Ed Sheeran, a pop star whose stranglehold on the UK Top 40 is so extreme that his Star Wars name would be Chart Maul, avoided a lengthy legal trial by settling a $20m (£16m) copyright infringement claim out of court, for an unspecified sum. Two writers behind Amazing, a song by X Factor …

Music

The Wild Ass Story of Recording Metallica’s ‘Ride the Lightning’

Author Mark Eglinton shares an exclusive excerpt from his new book, 'So Let It Be Written: The Biography of Metallica’s James Hetfield'<p>Metallica 'heads, take note: there's a new James Hetfield biography heading for the shelves next week, and while it's not officially authorized, Papa Het and his …

Neil deGrasse Tyson Reveals When He Thinks We’ll Find Aliens

NdGT’s Recent AMA<p>This past weekend, Neil deGrasse Tyson did a reddit AMA: “I am Neil deGrasse Tyson, your personal Astrophysicist.” Naturally, with …

Where Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Meets Natural Movement

<b>Solo drills are a big part of Brazilian jiu jitsu.</b> Most schools teach similar variations of the movements we do in BJJ as solo drills. These are …

Martial Arts

When the President Is Ignorant of His Own Ignorance

How prepared is our president for the next great foreign, economic or terrorist crisis?<p>After a little more than two months in office, President Trump has raised doubts about his ability to deal with what the former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld famously described as the “known unknowns” and …

Trump Is a Chinese Agent

The big story everyone is chasing is whether President Trump is a Russian stooge. Wrong. That’s all a smoke screen. Trump is actually a Chinese agent. He is clearly out to make China great again. Just look at the facts.<p>Trump took office promising to fix our trade imbalance with China, and what’s …

Scientists Have Discovered That Brain Cells May Be Regulating Our Circadian Rhythm

Astonishing Astrocytes<p>The various processes in the human body are governed either by daily or seasonal cycles — or by the circadian rhythm, which is …

Noam Chomsky: Is it fair to worry about Trump staging a false flag terrorist attack?

<b>Noam Chomsky (Getty/William B. Plowman)</b><p>Chomsky warns of scapegoating vulnerable people in an interview: “That can turn out to be very ugly.”<p>Jan Frel<p>March 27, 2017 7:16pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>It's March 2017, and the political process and the media in the U.S. are a …

In California, radical scientists and billionaire backers think the technology to extend life – by uploading minds to exist separately from the body – is only a few years away<p>Here’s what happens. You are lying on an operating table, fully conscious, but rendered otherwise insensible, otherwise …

Singularity

Lab-grown meniscus could one day prevent arthritis in knees

San Diego researchers have reported a medical milestone: They’ve grown a whole meniscus, the slippery crescent of cartilage that cushions the knee …

This Animation is a Simple Lesson on Aperture in Photography

If you’re just starting out in photography (or know someone who is), here’s a simple 5-minute animation that provides a crash course on the subject …

Photography

A Bizarre Physics Law Is Making Superfluid Helium Behave Like an Actual Black Hole

"It points to a deeper understanding of reality."<p>Of all the laws of physics, this is arguably one of the strangest - scientists have discovered that …