Ricardo Martin Villegas Rodriguez

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Scientists declare octopi life from another world

Evidence of the octopus evolution show it would have happened too quickly to have begun here on Earth. Published in the <i>Progress in Biophysics and</i> …

Doing These 4 Things Will Make You Happier, According to Neuroscience

You get all kinds of happiness advice on the Internet from people who don’t know what they’re talking about. Don’t trust them.<p>Actually, don’t trust …

Self-improvement

What Astronomers Wish Everyone Knew About Dark Matter And Dark Energy

If you go by what’s often reported in the news, you’d be under the impression that dark matter and dark energy are houses of cards just waiting to be blown down. Theorists are constantly exploring other options; individual galaxies and their satellites arguably favor some modification of gravity to …

Dark Matter

100 Jokes And Memes About Millennials That Will Have You Laughing And Crying For Hours

You'll never own a home if you keep buying all that avocado toast.

A grand tour of the world's most amazing architecture

When we travel it’s often to see a building – the Taj Mahal, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Eiffel Tower. We then photograph ourselves in front of them and, let’s face it, the feeling of having claimed these sights is part of the joy of tourism. But why? Because, buildings are endlessly intriguing: …

Stephen Hawking's 'breathtaking' final multiverse theory completed two weeks before he died

A final theory explaining how mankind might detect parallel universes was completed by Stephen Hawking shortly before he died, it has emerged.<p>Colleagues have revealed the renowned theoretical physicist’s final academic work was to set out the groundbreaking mathematics needed for a spacecraft to …

Physics

How Trump Consultants Exploited the Facebook Data of Millions

<i>(After this story was published, Facebook came under harsh criticism from lawmakers in the United States and Britain. Read the latest.)</i><p>LONDON — As the upstart voter-profiling company Cambridge Analytica prepared to wade into the 2014 American midterm elections, it had a problem.<p>The firm had secured …

Cambridge Analytica

Futurologist Predicts Human Immortality Might Be Closer Than You Think

If someone told you that the human race is very close to living forever, what would you say? According to futurologist Dr. Ian Pearson, by 2050 we'll have the capability to become “immortal.” Pearson, a former sound engineer and inventor, claims to have “85% accuracy when looking 10-15 years …

Genetics

Science Explains What Happens To Your Soul After Death

<i>“I believe that consciousness, or its immediate precursor proto-consciousness, has been in the universe all along, perhaps from the big bang.” ~ Dr.</i> …

Consciousness

Pooping: Not All Animals Are Created Equal

Have you ever stopped to appreciate your anus? Laugh all you want, but this bodily orifice is a highly evolved engineering marvel, and it's hard to …

Biology

Harvard Is Offering a Popular Online Architecture Course for Free

Ever wondered what it would be like to take a class at Harvard? If you're interested in architecture, you'll be thrilled to hear that Harvard's Graduate School of Design is offering its popular course, <i>The Architectural Imagination</i>, for free online. From the comfort of your own home, you'll get the …

Harvard

15 Fantastic Photos of Stunning Staircases

The staircase is a fundamental element for the connection of architectural spaces. But beyond its functional use, in many projects the staircase …

There Might Be A Universe Inside Every Black Hole

<i>Love Curiosity? Subscribe to our email to get our stories delivered to your inbox daily. Sign up here.</i><p>Most experts agree that the universe started as …

The Universe Shouldn’t Exist, CERN Scientists Announce

BASE particle physicists have discovered a very precise way to examine antimatter.<br>Read More

22 mind-blowing science facts we didn’t know at the start of 2017

Did you know that scientists invented a completely new state of matter called the time crystals? Or that pugs’ adorable faces are the result of a …

Immune System

7 mind-bending facts about magic mushrooms

From ancient shamans (and Santa Claus?) to scientists studying mental health, humans have a long fascination with 'magic' fungi.<p>Fungi have flourished …

Time To Make Life Hard For The Rich

It is time for polite, respectable, rational people to start saying what has become painfully obvious: It is time to stop respecting the rich, and …

10+ YouTube Channels to Learn How to Draw for Free

As one of the most basics skills of any artist, drawing is an essential part of the creative process. Centuries later, we still remain fascinated by the sketches in Leonardo's notebooks and Picasso's poetic line art, each for their respective ability to show us the purest form of an artist's skill. …

Tutorials

Five things that will make you much happier

There’s enough advice on <i>happiness</i> floating around out there to make your head spin. Yet, this is understandable, as everyone is different. What makes …

Happiness

Daredevil 'rooftopper' unwittingly films his own death and plummets 62 storeys while performing skyscraper stunt

A 'rooftopper' unwittingly filmed his own death as he was performing a daredevil skyscraper stunt.<p>Wu Yongning was known for scaling tall buildings …

What Is Jimmy Fallon’s Political Silence Costing The Roots?

The audience roars and claps their hands manically; the band plays; the host tells jokes. This is the recipe for the late-night show that has worked for decades now. When Jimmy Fallon took over <i>The Tonight Show</i> in 2014, he clung to the late-night show tradition — he’s white, heterosexual, male, and …

The Coolest Scientific Discoveries of 2017

Science may be just a tool to help us understand our Universe. But we can all agree that one of its major perks is that it leads to the discovery of …

4 Things That Can Actually Change The Shape Of Your Brain

For most of the 20th century, science thought it understood the brain. Researchers cleverly named particular neighborhoods of the gray organ after …

This Incredible Footage Shows CRISPR Editing DNA in Real Time

This has never been seen before.<p>Want to see something that makes scientists gasp? Feast your eyes on this video, showing a direct observation of …

Genetics

Psychologists studied 5,000 genius kids for 45 years — here are their 6 key takeaways

Follow thousands of superbright kids for four and a half decades, and you learn a thing or two about how to raise a high-achiever.<p>One of the biggest …

How to change minds and influence people's behaviour

Looking Into Someone’s Eyes For Longer Than 10 Minutes Induces Altered State of Consciousness

A psychologist in Italy has figured out how to induce a drug-free altered state of consciousness by asking 20 volunteers to sit and stare into each …

Zaha Hadid Unveils Luxury Apartment in Mexico That Honors Its History

One of the biggest names in architecture plans to create a series of residential buildings that is inspired by Mayan aesthetics<p>Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA), one of the most venerable names in the world of architecture, has spent decades separating itself from other firms by designing swooping …

Architecture

What is Quantum Entanglement? Part 1: Waves and particles

If you follow science, or science fiction, to any degree, great or small, you’ve probably heard the term “quantum entanglement” before. You may also …

165 Street Artists Took Over an Abandoned Building in Berlin, and the Results Are Wild

Part funhouse, part haunted house, and part adult ball pit filled with touchable temporary work: come visit THE HAUS.<p>What happens when 165 street artists take over a single building in Berlin? The result is a five-floor urban art labyrinth boasting the work of creators from over 70 countries. …