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I’m Hard On My Kids Because I Don’t Want To Raise A**holes

I’m a mean mom and I’m okay with that distinction. In fact, I’m quite proud of the title my kids often bestow upon me. It’s taken me years of soul …

How to Build a Shiplap Backdrop for Photos or Parties

<i>The amazing and talented Jenny is here again to show off one of her latest projects: a large shiplap backdrop, perfect for parties, photos, and more!</i> …

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Dark matter more elusive than ever as scientists admit detector has failed to find mystery particle

Dark matter is said to make up four fifths of the mass of the universe, but finding it is another matter entirely.<p>A team of scientists, including University College London, have turned off their £7 million ultra-sensitive detector after failing to pick up any hint of the most elusive material in …

Dark Matter

The Military is Developing Bomb-Sniffing Cyborg Locusts

It's exactly as weird as it sounds.<p>Finding explosives is notoriously difficult. Machines that detect explosive chemicals are expensive and unreliable. Animals that can sniff out bombs are difficult and time-consuming to train. Magic doesn't work and also isn't real. And yet, detecting explosives is …

Singularity

Bring On the Bread Basket! Science Says It’s Good For Your Heart

Here’s some research you, er, knead in your life<p>Bring on the bread: Eating whole grains can keep your heart healthy, new research from England suggests.<p>After reviewing 45 studies, researchers concluded that eating 3 daily servings of whole grains—that’s 90 grams, or the amount in 3 slices of …

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Atheism Advocate: Religion Is Harming Society And Lives

<i>Atheist US Presidential candidate Zoltan Istvan delivering a secular-inspired Transhumanist Bill of Rights to the US Capitol -- Photo by Roen Horn</i><p>All around the world, religious terror is striking and threatening us. Whether in France, Turkey, London, or the USA, the threat is now constant. We can …

Scientists tested 3 ways to psych yourself up. One was the clear winner.

Let's say you're playing a game of soccer. And it's not going well.<p>It's been a long, tough game so far, and while everyone on your team has been …

Paper Flowers For Kids Easy Craft With Toilet Paper Rolls

<i>Wanna help your kids develop their artistic and motor skills? Try and make these paper flowers for kids together for a fun family activity you’ll all</i> …

WATCH: This Awesome Illusion Turns Squares Into Circles in The Mirror

Wtf.<p>Hi there, welcome to another dimension, where up is down, right is wrong, and squares are circles. Seriously, bring us all your squares and we'll …

Humans now drive evolution on Earth. They’re creating and destroying species

When scientists examine the impact of humans on the planet, the focus is mainly on the extinction of species. But increasingly researchers are …

10 reasons you should never take your kids to pride

1. Who would want their children to know that their parents would love and respect them regardless of who they love or their gender?<p>2. Kids HATE …

Earth - We have the wrong idea about males, females and sex

Once upon a time, animal courtship was thought to run something like a Barbara Cartland novel. The rakish males battle it out for a chaste female, who sits around choosing the prince charming to father her young. While her mate may sow his wild oats far and wide, she patiently tends her …

Stringless Yo-Yos Must Work Through Devil Magic (or Cool Science)

There isn’t a lot to know about a Yo-Yo. It’s a plastic spool attached to a string, attached to a finger. But there is much to learn about how a …

Researchers Have Found a Crucial Cache of Helium Underground in Africa

In the face of a worldwide shortage, the gas has been found bubbling out of pools in Tanzania and scientists are breathing a sigh of relief.<p>Helium is the second most abundant element in the universe, but on Earth it's become harder and harder to find. Stores at the U.S. Federal Helium Reserve—a …

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Astronomers have published the deepest ever view of the distant Universe

In December 1995, astronomers operating the Hubble Space Telescope pointed its powerful lens at nothing whatsoever. They found the darkest area of …

Scientists 3D Print Cameras the Size of a Grain of Salt

A team of researchers from the University of Stuttgart has developed a camera that's smaller than a grain of salt. The team, which published their …

The Latest Science Says Coffee Is Good for You

Researchers finally settle the great coffee debate: Is it better to cut back on your coffee consumption or help yourself to that third cup?<p>There are …

Little to no association between butter consumption, chronic disease or total mortality

An epidemiological study analyzing the association of butter consumption with chronic disease and mortality finds that butter was only weakly …

Harvard scientists made robotic bees for pollination and 'surveillance'

Everyone! Please, do not worry about the critically endangered bees. Scientists have a plan for replacing them: robot bees. Or as they would like to …

Mad Scientist Builds a 200-Watt Laser Bazooka That Can Shoot Through a Computer Case

“Professional mad scientist” Drake Anthony (aka “styropyro“) recently created an amazing 200-watt laser bazooka. Drake’s high-tech bazooka was “built …

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Model of Stupa - 1<p>Archaeologists excavating a crypt beneath Grand Bao'en Temple in Nanjing, China, have discovered a model of a stupa — a place used …

Scientists Have Created Living Concrete That Repairs Itself

Self-healing buildings.<p>Most people would admit that concrete's not the most exciting concept, but concrete with added bacteria that repairs itself …

Christians Worry About Trend Of Raids On Services At Homes In Former Soviet Union

<i>Image: Orthodox church. Stock Photo. Pixabay.com</i><p>Christians are condemning a provision in Russia's soon-to-be-signed anti-terrorism law that prevents people from holding religious services in their homes.<p>The provision is one of a raft of restrictions on people of faith that the Kremlin included in …

Iraq's minorities may be on the 'verge of disappearance'

"The impact on minorities has been catastrophic. Saddam was terrible; the situation since is worse. Tens of thousands of minorities have been killed and millions have fled for their lives," said Mark Lattimer, head of Minority Rights Group (MRG).<p>Iraq's Christian population, which before 2003 …

Canadian police unable to keep up with child porn ‘epidemic’: memo

Canadian police lack the resources to keep pace with the burgeoning threat to children from online sexual predators, federal officials have warned the public safety minister.<p>An internal briefing note to Ralph Goodale says digital child pornography poses increasing challenges for criminal justice …

America's suicide epidemic has gotten worse

Imagine that this rise in deaths had been remarkably widespread, affecting almost all identifiable demographic groups.<p>Imagine if more than 40,000 people a year died from terrorist attacks in this country, rather than a bare handful.<p>Imagine if terrorism were one of the 10 leading causes of death in …

WATCH: This Simple Triangle Will Change The Way You Think About Maths Forever

Because logarithmic notation is bad.<p>Okay, let's get something straight right off the bat - logarithmic notation in maths is bad and doesn't make a …

This easy trick may save your child's life

Summer means beaches, theme parks and other crowded areas where families can visit and have fun together. As careful as parents are, it is possible that they may be separated from their young children.<p>The terror of not knowing where your child is can be somewhat alleviated thanks to a tip shared by …

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Entrepreneur Courses: Learn How to Start a Business With (Almost) No Money

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>Entrepreneur has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>“You don’t need the money, you need a better strategy.” Has anyone ever told you this? Does it sound like a far-out theory that doesn’t …