Eknar Garcia

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Libertarianism for Beginners, with Penn Jillette

<b>Penn Jillette:</b> Let me lay on you what Libertarianism is to me. Once again I’m speaking for myself which is about as Libertarian as you can get. I do …

A Strange Type of Matter Might Lie Inside Neutron Stars, And It Breaks The Periodic Table

This is amazing and we are freaking out.<p>A group of physicists are questioning our understanding of how quarks - a type of elementary particle - …


Wow, It's Strange These Russians Paid Millions in Cash for Trump Properties

Sometimes, they used shell corporations to hide their identities!<p>In case you were lacking a little bit of plain old vanilla corruption in your daily news diet on Tuesday, the folks at McClatchy were happy to oblige. It seems that the spin cycle being run under the president*’s name has gone into …

Real Estate

UFC Training Analysis Reveals Physical Blueprint of the Perfect Fighter

The athlete the data describe seems almost superhuman.<p>Amid the chaos of UFC, a fascinating sense of order has been revealed. An analysis published …


An evolutionary biologist's profound TED talk explains why you should think of life as an 'unfinished book'

Prosanta Chakrabarty, a professor of evolutionary biology and ichthyology (the study of fish) at Louisiana State University, wants you to rethink everything you think you know about evolution.<p>In a TED talk delivered in April but released on Friday, Chakrabarty dispels the notion that humans are the …


Quantum experiment in space confirms that reality is what you make it

An odd space experiment has confirmed that, as quantum mechanics says, reality is what you choose it to be. Physicists have long known that a quantum …

Quantum Physics

Secret audio: Border Patrol agent jokes while migrant kids wail

A secret audio recording, obtained by ProPublica, captures the desperate screams from several Central American migrant children who were separated …


Android Messages will let you send texts from your computer starting today

Text, images, and stickers all work in the web version of Android Messages<p>Google is beginning to roll out desktop browser support for Android Messages, allowing people to use their PC for sending messages and viewing those that have been received on their Android smartphone. Google says the feature …


Alleged top Silk Road adviser extradited to US to face charges

Variety Jones has been in a Thai prison since 2015<p>The Silk Road has been defunct for nearly five years after Ross Ulbricht, who founded the dark web staple, was apprehended, arrested, and given a life prison sentence without parole. Now, the US courts have caught up with Roger Clark, Ulbricht’s …

Silk Road

The Food You Eat Might Shift Your Risk of Depression, Study Suggests

Some sobering news for lovers of fatty foods.<p>New research published in <i>Molecular Psychiatry</i> holds some sobering news for anyone excited about trying a …

Holistic Medicine

Deepfakes Were Created As a Way to Own Women's Bodies—We Can't Forget That

When Redditors started using AI to attach celebrities' faces to porn performers' bodies, the media reaction focused on the implications for potential political hoaxes, but we need to focus on the women they harmed.<p><i>This essay originally appeared in the Privacy & Perception Issue of Vice Magazine,</i> …

Machine Learning

10 masturbation questions you've been too afraid to ask, answered by gynecologists

Statistically speaking, a lot of people masturbate.<p>According to an analysis of Indiana University's National Survey Of Sexual Health And Behavior (NSSHB) by FiveThirtyEight, 71.5% of women and 81.5% of men from age 25-29 in the United States masturbate at least once a year.<p>Despite the clear …

Comedy Central

Early Stress Makes Brains Grow Up Too Fast, and That's Not a Good Thing

Kids and teens are especially vulnerable.<p>Since 1998, scientists in the Netherlands have been watching 129 people grow up. Over those 20 years, they …

The Brain

Choosing the Right Machine Learning Algorithm

Machine learning is part art and part science. When you look at machine learning algorithms, there is no one solution or one approach that fits all. …

Machine Learning

Inversion: The billionaire thinking skill you were never taught in school

“All I want to know is where I’m going to die, so I’ll never go there.”<p>These are the famous words of Charlie Munger, the business partner of Warren …


How Ceiling Fans Helped Slaves Eavesdrop on Plantation Owners

The punkahs of the Antebellum era served many purposes.<p>In the mid 19th century, slaves throughout the American South pulled at ropes and chains …

Dining Rooms

Kratom Could Be Illegal Before It Gets a Chance to Solve the Opioid Crisis

People swear by the "atypical opioid," so why hasn't it gone mainstream?<p>Six years ago, Kim DeMott was staring down a lifetime of disability. She was …


Study: there are instructions for teaching critical thinking

Whether or not you can teach something as subjective as critical thinking has been up for debate, but a fascinating study shows that it’s actually …


What Is Zero Raised To The Power Of Zero?

The exponential function is a self-multiplication operation where is multiplied by itself number of times. However, things get peculiar when we try …


In her short life, mathematician Emmy Noether changed the face of physics

A century after she published a groundbreaking mathematical theory, Emmy Noether gets her due.


Breakthrough research answers mysteries behind vital cancer-suppressing gene

A breakthrough study from researchers at the University of Melbourne has uncovered a vital genetic mechanism that sheds light on how a vital …


Gastric bypass "surgery in a pill" points to inspired new treatment for diabetes

While gastric-bypass, or bariatric, surgery can be a very successful weight-loss treatment option for those suffering from obesity, it has also been …


Study confirms lifting weights reduces depression

A review of 33 trials confirms that loading your body does your brain good.<br>Read More

Clinical Trials

Why are unscientific beliefs increasing among millennials?

We don’t have to stop inquiring or wondering about the far-flung vistas of reality, we just need to do it with some good old-fashioned logic.<br>Read More


Want a beach in your backyard? This man can make your dreams come true

MAUREPAS, La. — Why travel to a beach when you can have one in your own backyard?<p>That’s the idea behind this Louisiana company about 50 miles northwest of New Orleans.<p>Zydeco Construction specializes in building "swimming ponds" that are crystal blue with a sand surround, resembling a beach. …

Baton Rouge

Everything You Should Know About Happy Relationships in One Infographic

From communication to intimacy, this data visual has it all covered.<br>Read More

How our teenage years shape our personalities

The mood swings and stress you experience as you go through puberty can shape your brain to determine the person you will become.<p>My four-year-old twins are similar in many ways – both are sociable, loving and cheeky – but a few contrasts are opening up. For instance, our son is more aware of time, …


How did the Romans do arithmetic with their numerals?

What is CCXXIV x LXXVIII? It wouldn’t have been much fun learning maths in ancient Rome.<p>Despite our extensive knowledge of the Romans and their …


Parkinson’s disease may be caused by virus that kills gut bugs

Parkinson’s disease could be triggered by a virus that kills a “good” form of bacteria in the gut. This may lead to a chain reaction of damaged …


Penis Study Reveals a Serious Heart Risk for Men With Erectile Dysfunction

Don't ignore your penis problems.<p>Erectile dysfunction is about a lot more than just your penis, say doctors. The condition is closely tied to the …

Medical Research