Peter Samet

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Neil deGrasse Tyson explains a fake Mars mission so well it almost hurts

If you aren't excited for the film adaptation of "The Martian," a bestselling sci-fi novel by Andy Weir, this new video starring Neil deGrasse Tyson may do the trick.<p>Complete with epic music, stunning animations, and poetic narration from Tyson, it's clear the team behind the upcoming movie created …

Mars Mission

Earth - Ten giant animals that are long since dead

Today Earth is home to the heaviest animal that has ever lived: the blue whale. As far as we know, no past animal has ever weighed more. But some have been longer.<p>While the large dinosaurs tend to grab more than their fair share of attention, there have been many other giant animals that we will …

Paleontology

Study maps extroversion types in the brain's anatomy

Scientists have mapped the similarities and the differences in the brain between the two different kinds of extroverts: 'Agentic' go-getters and …

Neuroscience

The Story Behind Earth's "Other" Moon And Its Completely Whacked Orbit

Could There Be Another Planet Behind the Sun?

<i>If you’ve read your share of sci-fi, and I know you have, you’ve read stories about another Earth-sized planet orbiting on the other side of the</i> …

Tor.com Explains Why Novellas Are The Future Of Publishing

Tor.com is moving aggressively into publishing novellas (or short novels) in e-book format, and they just announced their first list of titles. But …

eBooks

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, …

Freakishly Old System Of Planets Hint At Ancient Alien Civilizations

Kepler scientists have discovered the oldest known system of rocky, Earth-sized planets in the Milky Way. This suggests that terrestrial planets have …

Universe

You don’t have a soul: The real science that debunks superstitious charlatans

Trust science, not myth: Religious hucksters with claims of immortal souls are lying. Let’s embrace reality<p><i>Every atom in your body came from a star that exploded. And, the atoms in your left hand probably came from a different star than your right hand. It really is the most poetic thing I know</i> …

Consciousness

The 12 cognitive biases that prevent you from being rational

8 Logical Fallacies That Fuel Anti-Science Sentiments

We need science more than ever, yet many people find it hard to get accurate information about the scientific method and its achievements. Making …

Scientific Method

Philae Probe Transmits Data From Comet 317 Million Miles Away

Space

StoryShift is a new storytelling medium. Why hasn’t it caught on?

<b>James Renner</b> on the modern answer to classic Choose Your Own Adventure gamebooks<p>A few months ago I was on my Mac, surfing free online gaming sites …

How close are we to creating artificial intelligence? – David Deutsch

It is uncontroversial that the human brain has capabilities that are, in some respects, far superior to those of all other known objects in the …

Is Human Intelligence Rising With Each Generation?

Millennials tend to get a bad rap from older generations for being entitled, self-absorbed and unfocused. They are not the first young generation to be maligned by an older one, a tradition that doesn't have much basis in reality. In fact, research consistently shows that human intelligence scores …

Cosmologist Lawrence Krauss: Religion could be largely gone in a generation

The co-creator of “The Unbelievers,” a documentary made with Richard Dawkins, believes religion could disappear<p>Cosmologist Lawrence Krauss believes that in a generation religion could disappear. Earlier this year the theoretical physicist, who teamed up with Richard Dawkins to create the …

Cosmigraphics: Picturing Space Through Time in 4,000 Years of Mapping the Universe

Long before Galileo pioneered the telescope, antagonizing the church and unleashing a “hummingbird effect” of innovation, humanity had been busy cataloging the heavens through millennia of imaginative speculative maps of the cosmos. We have always sought to make visible the invisible forces we long …

Radical New Quantum Theory Says Other Universes Affect Our Own

Parallel universes have long been a staple of science fiction. But according to a radical new theory of quantum mechanics published Oct. 23 in the journal Physical Review X, other universes are real--and they exist in vast numbers.<p>What's more, the scientists behind the theory say the other …

Biology of Consciousness: Bridging the Mind-Body Gap?

The mind-body problem was first raised, rather circuitously, as a non-problem by Aristotle more than 2,000 years ago. He postulated that, "It is not necessary to ask whether soul and body are one, just as it is not necessary to ask whether the wax and its shape are one." Plato disagreed, as he …

Consciousness