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The Science of Near-Death Experiences

Empirically investigating brushes with the afterlife<p>Near-death experiences have gotten a lot of attention lately. The 2014 movie <i>Heaven Is for Real</i>, about a young boy who told his parents he had visited heaven while he was having emergency surgery, grossed a respectable $91 million in the United …

Watch a new 3D printing technique create intricate objects from a pool of goo

3D printing is stuck in a bit of a rut. There are companies trying to push the technology beyond the trinket market, but many of the existing printers are slow, jam often, and don’t always make perfect copies. One new printer introduced at the TED conference may have the answer.<p>Most existing …

New forecast boosts chance of mega-quake in California in next 30 years

The next magnitude 8.0 or greater earthquake to hit California could come a little sooner than expected.<p>The estimated chance of whether such a mega-earthquake would hit California in the next three decades was raised to 7% from about 4.7%, the U.S. Geological Survey said Tuesday.<p>An 8.0 earthquake …

'Better Call Saul' Season 1, Episode 2 Review: Dios Mijo

<i>Spoilers for AMC’s ‘Better Call Saul’ and ‘Breaking Bad’ follow.</i><p>Last night we met Jimmy McGill, the man who would become Saul Goodman of <i>Breaking Bad</i> fame.<p>Jimmy, played by Bob Odenkirk, is a struggling attorney, a once-upon-a-time conman, and a bit of a loser. He can’t pay his bills. His office is a …

World's biggest economies throughout history | The Economist

Elon Musk's Hyperloop Makes The Bullet Train Look Like A Steam Locomotive

But compared to the so-called "Hyperloop" concept that Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk introduced last year, the bullet train might as well be from the age of steam propulsion.<p>Three hours? Try 35 minutes.<p>Musk says the Hyperloop would cost $7.5 billion to build, versus $68 billion for the high-speed …

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