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A new reason we haven’t found alien life in the universe

Italian physicist Enrico Fermi once famously exclaimed “Where is everybody?” We have been trying to answer his paradox — we exist, so aliens should exist, too — ever since. According to one new solution, we have not seen or heard from any galactic neighbors because we are still waiting for them to …

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The Non-Fine-Tuned Universe: The Astronomical Failure of the Cosmological Argument for Theism

NASA astronaut Scott Kelly took this photograph of a sunrise over the western United States and posted it to social media on Aug. 10, 2015. Kelly …

15 Answers to Creationist Nonsense

When Charles Darwin introduced the theory of evolution through natural selection 158 years ago, the scientists of the day argued over it fiercely, …

How to Snap Awesome Photos of Night-Sky Objects with Your Smartphone

Just about everyone has a camera in their pocket these days, so why not use it to capture some celestial views? In this edition of mobile astronomy, …

Humans Evolved to Believe In God, This Theory Argues

More than eight in ten people worldwide believe in some form of religion.<p>More than eight in ten people worldwide have some sort of religious belief, according to a Pew Research Center study. Approximately one third of those people are Christian.<p>Even though the percentage of people who identify as …

Lost Posture: Why Some Indigenous Cultures May Not Have Back Pain

<b>Editor's note, June 10:</b> <i>We have added an acknowledgement of several sources that Esther Gokhale used while developing her theories on back pain. These include physiotherapy methods, such as the Alexander Technique and the Feldenkrais Method, and the work of anthropologist Noelle …

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Is Juice Really Worse Than Soda?

"Apple juice is worse for you than soda," I declared on social media recently, unleashing a torrent of comments that I was being sensationalistic or overstating my case. Others expressed confusion about why fruit juice, which often parades around in grocery stores with an undeserved health halo, …

The Hollywood Sex Abuse Documentary That You Almost Couldn't See

A year after an underage Hollywood sex abuse scandal dominated headlines, Amy Berg’s documentary about a pedophilia ring in the industry is finally making its way to theaters. But it was a maddeningly difficult road to get there.<p>There is a moment in the new documentary <i>An Open Secret</i> that puts into …

5 Super-Useful Things You Can Do With Your Old iPhone

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2014 June 9 - How to Identify that Light in the Sky

<b>How to Identify that Light in the Sky</b> <b><br>Image Credit & Copyright:</b> HK (The League of Lost Causes)<p><b>Explanation:</b> What is that light in the sky? Perhaps one …

6 Common Burger Cooking Mistakes—and How to Avoid Them

We love burgers—but from choosing the wrong meat to overloading on the condiments, are you making any of these common cooking mistakes?<p>Is there anything better than the classic simplicity of a burger fresh off the grill? A good burger—juicy, flavorful, and with just the right fixin's—is summer …

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Gaming apps that help you learn another language

This post has not been edited by the GamesBeat staff. Opinions by GamesBeat community writers do not necessarily reflect those of the staff.<p>Let’s face it: Not everybody has hundreds of dollars to spend on an expensive set of Rosetta Stone software levels one through five, or can pay to download the …

Everything You Need to Know About Optimizing Your Wi-Fi in One Video

Getting crappy Wi-Fi reception on one side of your house? This video details a number of ways to boost your reception, both simple and complex—in …

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