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Why Do Lights Sometimes Appear in the Sky During An Earthquake?

For centuries, eyewitnesses have occasionally reported seeing an inexplicable phenomenon minutes before, during or after an earthquake: strange …

Telecommunications expert suggests Earth may have dark matter disc

Ben Harris, a telecommunications and GPS satellite expert with the University of Texas has made a surprising announcement during his presentation at …

Stephen Hawking: Black Holes May Not Have 'Event Horizons' After All

Most physicists foolhardy enough to write a paper claiming that “there are no black holes” — at least not in the sense we usually imagine — would probably be dismissed as cranks. But when the call to redefine these cosmic crunchers comes from Stephen Hawking, it’s worth taking notice. In a paper …

Working Memory and Fluid Reasoning: Same or Different?

In 1990, researchers Patrick Kyllonen and Raymond Christal found a striking correlation.<p>They gave large groups of American Air Force recruits various …

Stephen Hawking claims our picture of black holes needs a makeover - Astronomy Magazine - Interactive Star Charts, Planets, Meteors, Comets, Telescopes

If a group of astronauts falls into a black hole, they may be able to get out, according to a paper Stephen Hawking posted online January 22. You …

Stephen Hawking: There Are No Black Holes

On reading a new paper by Stephen Hawking that appeared online this week, you would have been forgiven in thinking the world-renowned British …

Scientists Use Acid to Turn Blood Cells into Stem Cells in 30 Minutes

This is a game changer, folks. Whereas mining stem cells has been either an ethical quandary or a months-long affair, scientist can now turn any old …

What Recruiters Look At During The 6 Seconds They Spend On Your Resume

Although we may never know why we didn't get chosen for a job interview, a recent study is shedding some light on recruiters' decision-making behavior. According to TheLadders research, recruiters spend an average of "six seconds before they make the initial 'fit or no fit' decision" on …

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Ohio State Marching Band "Michael Jackson Tribute" - Halftime vs. Iowa: 10-19-13

Top 25 Islands in the World (Photos)

Paradise<p>There’s only one way to avoid the quickly approaching winter: plan a luxurious—and warm—island vacation. See the 25 top picks for where to …

TECH NOW: Best new gadgets for women

Take a look at this gear thoughtfully designed with women in mind, from fashionable earbuds to handy charging devices and totes.<p>When it comes to great gadgets for gals, tech companies have been slow to realize they can't just make the same old gadgets and slap some pink paint on them.<p>According to …

Best Trips 2013

Got wanderlust? We’ve got your ticket. The National Geographic Traveler editors present the new year's 20 must-see places.

Deserts from Space

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The clearest lake in the world – in pictures

The visibility of distilled water is about 80 metres. Blue Lake, in New Zealand's South Island, clocks in at 76 metres. Here are the first-ever …

Splash out: the world's most amazing waterfalls

The bigger they are, the harder they fall – feel the power of the planet's mightiest and most beautiful waterfalls.<p>1. Victoria Falls, Zambia/Zimbabwe<p><i>Image by MAZZALIARMADI.IT</i><p>Explorer David Livingstone could be accused of dampening expectations by naming these falls after England's doughy queen: …

Like the Law of Attraction, How Do I 'Program' My Dreams to Manifest My Heart's Desires?

<i>At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want. -- Lao Tzu</i><p>Everyone who has seen the movie "The Secret" and talks with me about dream work asks me, "How can I program my dreams to create the life of my dreams?"<p>The most important things to know about …

NSA secretly forcing Verizon to hand over customer records, Guardian reports

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7 graphs that prove America is overrated

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Splendid Landscapes Photography

The weekend is about to begin and it's time to check some super splendid photography, just for fun! I thought it would be great to share with you …

Nearly everyone has heard the story by now

Nearly everyone has heard the story by now.<p>The US National Security Agency has been keeping tabs on people’s phone records and internet browsing, including audio and video chats, photographs, emails, documents and connection logs.<p>There has been little surprise, but lots of outrage.<p>Why is the government doing this? To protect you, of course.<p>President Barack Obama defended the government’s surveillance program Friday, saying, “You could complain about Big Brother and how this is a potential …

GCHQ Prism spying claims: Agency to report 'shortly'

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/politics/984000/984847_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534581571_7461af38ad44ee0f18f2e8d765ef85ad<p><b>Eavesdropping centre GCHQ will report to MPs within days over claims it secretly gathered intelligence from the world's largest internet …

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Facebook and Google insist they did not know of Prism surveillance program

America's tech giants continued to deny any knowledge of a giant government surveillance programme called Prism, even as president Barack Obama …

Cardinal Dolan Must Condemn Anti-Gay Hate Crimes

Since the beginning of the year, more than two dozen anti-gay hate crimes have occurred in the City of New York. This number alone has rallied not only the gay community, but also elected officials, community organizers, and faith leaders throughout New York and across the country. In the wake of …

Mars Hit By Asteroids More Than 200 Times Per Year, HiRISE Camera Images Show

By: SPACE.com Staff<p>Published: 05/24/2013 12:46 PM EDT on SPACE.com<p>Small space rocks are carving fresh craters into the Martian surface more often than previously thought, researchers say. A new study finds that there are more than 200 asteroid impacts on the Red Planet every year.<p>These asteroids …

Quantum Magnetism Observed For First Time, Physicists Say

By: Jesse Emspak, LiveScience Contributor<p>Published: 05/26/2013 09:12 AM EDT on LiveScience<p>Using super-chilled atoms, physicists have for the first time observed a weird phenomenon called quantum magnetism, which describes the behavior of single atoms as they act like tiny bar magnets.<p>Quantum …

I'm Gay, I'm Angry, and I Made a Dirty Music Video (NSFW -- GRAPHIC IMAGERY)

A couple of weeks ago, my new music video, "La Cara Infinita" (in English, "The Infinite Face"), the first single from my album, <i>Rattle Rattle</i>, debuted online. Both the song and the video were inspired by an incident that happened in 2011, when the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art hosted a …

Ann Coulter Wants More British Immigrants Instead Of Latin Americans

PHOTO GALLERY<p>Wrong Things Ann Coulter Keeps Saying<p>Ann Coulter wants more white immigrants.<p>In an opinion piece published this week titled “When Did We Vote To Become Mexico?” Coulter laments the demographic changes of the last few decades, saying she wished more immigrants came from the “mother …