Richard Dearing

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Scientific Study Proves Scientific Studies Can't Prove Anything

I just love it when scientists respond to criticism by rolling up their sleeves and doing science. This is especially heartening during magical thinking, er, I mean, campaign season.<p>What follows is a two-step story of science making an effort to get it right when facing internal doubt. In the early …

A Century Later, Relics Emerge From a War Frozen in Time

Retreating ice in the Alps sheds new light on high-altitude battle in World War I.<p><i>Greetings from Cercen Pass. It is storming and snow covers the highest peaks. We wait for peace, but the bad weather, the high altitudes ... Peace can only come with our death.</i><p>—from the May 28, 1916, diary of C.D., a …

9 Reasons We Miss Friends in GIFS

Watch. Laugh. Repeat.<p>Today marks the 10th anniversary of the <i>Friends</i> finale, and despite the time that's passed, we're still going through withdrawal.<p>To help ourselves cope, we've found the animated GIFS that best illustrate why Rachel Green, Monica Geller, Phoebe Buffay, Chandler Bing, Ross Geller, …

kitten vs a scary thing (котенок против страшной неведомой хрени)

Our God Is An Awesome God?

'I'm Not A Lookalike' Project Showcases Strangers Who Look Like Twins (PHOTOS)

Think you're special and unique?<p>So did these folks, until they met Francois Brunelle.<p>The 62-year-old Montreal-based photographer has spent the last 12 years scouring the world for complete strangers who look alarmingly similar, according to Rex USA.<p>"I was inspired by 2 things," Brunelle told Rex …

#NoToHullTigers

The Times of London on Twitter: "#LettersToTheTimes: 'Don't label infants with religious opinions of parents' - @RichardDawkins http://t.co/MKDhY1rQUE http://t.co/jxxbTLUtKn"

New conversation<p>New conversation<p>Replying to @<b>thetimes</b><p>Read this shit. “@<b>thetimes</b>: 'Don't label infants with religious opinions of parents' …

RT @j_apiz: This should be given to parents at the maternity wards. @RichardDawkins http://t.co/U3JmUoUSvs

Dr Fern Riddell on Twitter: "This is my favourite moment of Wikipedia Vandalism http://t.co/M5wMRvZChg #spot #hemmingway http://t.co/Qtv5JZMfk6"

New conversation<p>End of conversation<p>New conversation<p>End of conversation<p>New conversation<p>End of conversation<p>New conversation<p>Replying to @<b>FernRiddell</b><p>Love …

How Many Stars There Are in the Sky, explained in ten seconds

Carl Sagan's "Pale Blue Dot" as you've never experienced it before

Carl Sagan's timeless ode to Earth is all the more compelling in this captivating treatment from Reid Gower and <i>The Sagan Series</i>.<p>Like previous …

Carl Sagan

Wildlife photographer of the year 2013 – in pictures

The results of the wildlife photographer of the year 2013 competition have been announced at London's Natural History Museum. The overall winner is South African photographer Greg du Toit for his picture Essence of Elephants, a portrait of elephants in Botswana. Here is a selection of some of the …

Here's 20 Startling Images Invisible To The Naked Eye

When it comes to the world around use, not everything is as it seems. Here's 20 every objects including the likes of coffee, cigarette rolling …

Don't Be Sad, Look At These Baby Ducks

The cure to all of your problems.<p>CHECK-IN: After looking at that first series of pictures, you should feel a stirring in your heart. You may be overcome with emotion, but don't worry, that's totally normal. Baby ducks will do that to you.<p>Continue on...<p>CHECK-IN: You are joyful. You are not sad. You …

Cute Animals

Argentina Ghost Town Re-Emerges After Being Underwater For 25 Years

An Argentinian town has re-emerged after being underwater for 25 years, The Associated Press reports.<p>In the 1920s Villa Epecuen, located in the farmlands 340 miles south of Buenos Aires, was established as a tourist village along the shore of Lago Epecuen.<p>The saltwater lake has 10 times more salt …

How Wearable Computing Will Change Everything, Including Apple

Listen, you tech-savvy, trend-resisting cynic you. I want you to stop dismissing wearable computing as a pointless, narcissistic fad.<p>Wearable computing is not for people too lazy to look at their phones. It’s not a trendy toy for wealthy yuppies. And it’s not about joining Robert Scoble in the …

Stunning Satellite Images Show A Changing Globe

Google has released a stunning cache of satellite images that show how the globe has changed in recent decades. Thursday's announcement came from the search giant's official blog:<p>"Working with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), NASA and TIME, we're releasing more than a quarter-century of images of …

Sun's blood pressure benefits 'may outdo cancer risks'

<b>The health benefits of exposing skin to sunlight may far outweigh the risk of developing skin cancer, according to scientists.</b><p>Edinburgh University research suggests sunlight helps reduce blood pressure, cutting heart attack and stroke risks and even prolonging life.<p>UV rays were found to release a …

Artist 3D-prints portraits from DNA left in public places

Artist Heather Dewey-Hagborg collects gum, hair, and cigarette butts from public places to extract DNA data and create 3D portraits based on genetics.<p>We can't help but leave our DNA all over the place. If you drop a chewed piece of gum or a cigarette butt, it might get picked up by artist Heather …

Molecular Biology

The Cities That Live Behind Walls

For thousands of years, humans have been defending their cities by building huge walls around them. Over time, the cities often spill over the walls …

Tibet's Man on Fire

An Exclusive In-Depth Look: More than 100 Tibetans have self-immolated to protest China's policies in their homeland. This is one man’s story.<p><b>Tibetans continue to burn. This week, two monks from Taktsang Lhamo Kirti monastery, Lobsang Dawa and Konchok Woeser, set themselves on fire to protest</b> …