Wendy Alvarez

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5 Scientific Theories That Will Melt Your Brain

People think science is all tedious testing and complicated calculations, but those only happen after someone points at the Sun God and screams, "I …

3tags.org

How to Raise a Genius: Lessons from a 45-Year Study of Supersmart Children

On a summer day in 1968, professor Julian Stanley met a brilliant but bored 12-year-old named Joseph Bates. The Baltimore student was so far ahead of …

Education

Black hole app lets you blow up stars

If you have an appetite for cosmic destruction, there’s an app for that.NOVA Black Holes, a free iPad game developed by the PBS series <i>NOVA</i>, lets you …

The Science Behind Purple Kush, and the Colors of Cannabis

Let us take you through the rainbow of cannabis colors.<p>Before cannabinoid testing and genetic profiling of the cannabis plant, consumers would judge a batch of weed based on its smell, taste, and color. In fact, a whopping 93 percent of buyers make a purchasing choice contingent on the color and …

Record-Breaking Galaxy Cluster Confirms Dark Matter Universe

There was a time in the Universe’s distant past where it was too young to contain the structures we see in it today. If we look back early enough, we should find no galaxy clusters, no galaxies, and even no stars. It takes millions or even billions of years for gravitation to pull matter together …

Universe

NASA Astrobiology Institute

NASA Selects New Director for Astrobiology Institute<p>Penny Boston. <br>Penny Boston delivers a keynote address at the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts …

Big History

This Data Scientist Has Mapped the Ultimate National Parks Road Trip

Just in time for the National Park Service's 100th anniversary.<p>We already know the most efficient and sight-packed route to drive to see all the continental states, but what if you only wanted to focus on seeing the most beautiful nature in America? A map for that exists now too.<p>Randy Olson, senior …

Steve Aoki's I'll Sleep When I'm Dead Netflix doc gets trailer

The new trailer for Steve Aoki’s Netflix documentary <i>I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead</i> takes viewers behind the DJ stage.<p>In the clip, which you can see above, …

Bill Gates Was "Insulted" By Xbox Pitch, Co-Creator Says

The Xbox brand today is a massive force that seemingly everyone knows about, even if they don't care about gaming. It wasn't always this well-known, however, or even appreciated by the leaders of the company that created it.<p>Xbox co-creator Ed Fries recently shared the story of the "Valentine's Day …

Bill Gates

Marijuana Compound Removes Toxic Alzheimer's Protein From The Brain

This is awesome.<p>An active compound in marijuana called tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) has been found to promote the removal of toxic clumps of amyloid …

Dementia

LSD makes the brain more ‘complete’, scientists say as they claim to have unlocked secrets of hallucinogenic drugs

LSD makes the brain more “complete”, scientists have claimed in a pioneering and controversial new study.<p>The drug breaks down the parts of the brain …

'Gold Rush' star John Schnabel dead at 96

John Schnabel, one of the stars of the Discovery Channel reality series "<i>Gold Rush"</i> who owned the Big Nugget mine in Porcupine Creek, Alaska, died Friday morning in his sleep, according to his family. He was 96.<p>Born in Kansas in 1920, Schnabel was during his life a bootlegger who fled to Alaska to …

'Bernie Baby,' social media's 4-month-old Bernie Sanders lookalike, has died

Bernie Baby, the cheerful infant who won the affections of people of all political stripes after his mom posted photos on social media of him greeting Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders in a lookalike white-haired wig, oversized glasses and plaid tie, has died of sudden infant death …

15 Times Tina Fey And Amy Poehler Ruled The Golden Globes

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Comedy

Mars: five big mysteries still left to solve on the Red Planet

After Nasa announces there is liquid water on Mars, what other mysterious discoveries can we expect to solve on the Red Planet?<p><b>Following Nasa's announcement of liquid water on Mars</b><b>,</b> we have looked at some of the other theories about what is left to be discovered on the Red Planet.<p>There are several …

Paranormal

Why The Black Hole Information Paradox Is Such A Problem

You might think it takes a lot of energy to escape Earth’s gravity, but our planet’s pull is tiny compared to many other things in the Universe. Same for our Sun, the galaxy, or even an extreme object like a neutron star. Instead, imagine a small, compact region of space that’s filled with so much …

Physics

Has Stephen Hawking solved the mystery of black holes?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Black holes have a way of capturing our imagination. That's why when Stephen Hawking recently talked about them the media went wild.<p>But what was he really saying? Was it a breakthrough moment?<p>At the Hawking Radiation Conference organized by Laura Mersini-Houghton, a professor of physics at …

Universe

The Hubble Space Telescope Has Orbited Earth For 25 Years. Here Are 25 Of Its Most Stunning Images

Since 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope has been orbiting Earth, capturing images of the cosmos that have “fundamentally changed humanity’s scientific understanding of the universe.”<p>This year, to celebrate the telescope’s 25th anniversary, NASA and the European Space Agency have compiled 25 of the …

NASA's 5-year timelapse of the sun is stunning

Timelapses have the ability to make reality seem like it's simultaneously sped up and slowed down. You might, ahem, say the result is "out of this …

Mysterious dark matter in inner Milky Way

It’s a tough measurement, but astronomers in Stockholm say they’ve proven dark matter exists in our part of the galaxy.<p>We knew there was dark matter …

Hubble Telescope Spots Smiley Face Galaxy Cluster

This is a shot of the galaxy cluster SDSS J1038+4849 (cool name). The eyes are two individual galaxies, while the ring of the face and mouth were …

No Big Bang? Quantum equation predicts universe has no beginning

(Phys.org) —The universe may have existed forever, according to a new model that applies quantum correction terms to complement Einstein's theory of …

Physics

Week’s Best Space Pictures: Sun Sparks, Rover Parks, and Moons Leave Marks

A nebula’s veil parts, a Mars rover is revealed, and moons make tracks across Jupiter in the week’s best space pictures.

Astronomy: Get ready for tonight's close encounter with Jupiter

NASA: "Efrain Morales Rivera of Aquadilla, Puerto Rico, photographed multiple shadows transiting the face of Jupiter on Jan. 24th."<p>Every 13 months, …

Cosmic inflation: New study says BICEP claim was wrong

<b>Scientists who claimed last year to have found a pattern in the sky left by the super-rapid expansion of space just fractions of a second after the Big Bang were mistaken.</b><p>The signal had been confounded by light emission from dust in our own galaxy.<p>This is the conclusion of a new study involving the …

Physics