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50 questions to ask your crush that’ll bring you closer together

It can be hard to know if someone is right for you, especially if you have been crushing on them from a distance because of how they look, or what …

Relationships

Lucy vs. Adam and Eve: The theory of evolution in Africa

Lefranc Nguirobel from Cameroon was clearly angry: "Bring a monkey into your home and we'll see if it turns human," he wrote on DW's French Facebook …

Physicists Just Stuffed an Atom Full of Atoms And Created a Brand New State of Matter

Here's what you need to know.<p>An international team of scientists have provided the first proof of an exotic new state of matter, known as Rydberg …

Stronger storms mean new 'category six' scale may be needed

Traditional scale used goes only to five but strength and intensity of storms is increasing, says scientists<p>The increasing strength, intensity and duration of tropical cyclones has climate scientists asking whether a new classification needs to be created: a category-six storm.<p>The Saffir-Simpson …

All the Things to Wear Under Your Suit Other Than a Button-Down and Tie

Trying to make your favorite jeans look nice enough for work, five days a week, 52 weeks a year, will exhaust even the most dedicated dressers. That's why sometimes it makes sense to do just the opposite: start with a suit or blazer and then dress it way down. When you approach things this way, …

Photos: Highlights from Oakland Athletics and San Francisco Giants spring training in Arizona

Click here if you’re having trouble viewing the gallery on your mobile device.<p>See the highlights in photos from the Oakland Athletics and San …

Angels sign Chris Carter to minor league contract

The Angels have signed 1B/DH Chris Carter to a minor league contract, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports. Jon Heyman of FanRag …

Evan Longoria: ‘I just kind of feel sorry for the Rays fan base’

The Rays were busy over the weekend, trading starter Jake Odorizzi to the Twins, designating All-Star outfielder Corey Dickerson for assignment, and …

Reds' Votto spent offseason trying to 'get fatter'

The concept of showing up to spring training in the best shape of his life is not something that applies to Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey …

An Ancient Virus May Be Responsible for Human Consciousness

You've got an ancient virus in your brain. In fact, you've got an ancient virus at the very root of your conscious thought.<p>According to two papers …

Killer Whales Mimic Human Voices and Other Whales in Strange Recording

Turns out orcas are really good at human impressions.<p>You may have heard parrots mimic human words, a dog’s bark, and even R2-D2’s beeps and boops. …

This $48 Sound Bar has a 5-star Rating on Amazon, And It’s Time to See What All The Fuss is About

When it comes to home entertainment devices, it’s often a good idea to stick to the higher-priced items, but sometimes it’s not necessary to pay the …

Tech Trends

Why an Old Theory of Everything Is Gaining New Life

Twenty-five particles and four forces. That description—the Standard Model of particle physics—constitutes physicists’ best current explanation for …

Quantum Mechanics

A dad tries to explain sex to his son and finds the meaning of life

By David Straus<p>In 2011, my oldest son, then just weeks shy of his eighth birthday, perched on the corner of my wife’s and my bed, his head tilted just far enough to the side so he couldn’t quite see the home birth of his baby brother. He wanted to be in the room; we told him he was welcome, and we …

Parenting

'Whinge less, people!': Life advice from a 27-year-old woman dying from cancer is going viral for all the right reasons

A post written by a 27-year-old Australian woman who died of cancer last week has gone viral on Facebook with more than 50,000 shares and 60,000 likes.<p>Holly Butcher from Grafton, Australia, suffered from Ewing's sarcoma, which is often found in the bone and surrounding soft tissue.<p>She wrote the …

Cancer

Why Is M-Theory the Leading Candidate for Theory of Everything?

The mother of all string theories passes a litmus test that, so far, no other candidate theory of quantum gravity has been able to match.<p>It’s not …

Videos: The Sci-Fi Action Short Film Seam

This is the sci-fi short film <i>Seam</i>.<p>It was written and directed by the talented Elan Dassani and Rajeev Dassani, and stars Oded Fehr, Rakeen Saad, …

Bird gets lost at sea, accidentally spawns an entire new species on a remote island

If you get lost at sea and find yourself on an island you’d probably try to build a fire, pile some sticks and stones into a makeshift home and maybe …

6th Global Mass Extinction Is Coming All Too Soon, According to This Mathematician

Numbers don't lie.<p>It doesn't come along very often, but after some 540 million years, this world we live on has witnessed five mass extinctions – and …

The Big Bang Wasn't The Beginning, After All

The Universe began not with a whimper, but with a bang! At least, that’s what you’re commonly told: the Universe and everything in it came into existence at the moment of the Big Bang. Space, time, and all the matter and energy within began from a singular point, and then expanded and cooled, …

Universe

Why You Shouldn't Say "You're Welcome"

The script is so deeply ingrained that you don’t even need to think about it. When you do a favor, and someone says “thank you,” the automatic …

Wall Street

Is It Possible To Pull Something Out Of A Black Hole?

Once something falls into a black hole, it can never get out. No matter how much energy you have, you can never move faster than the speed of light, and yet you’d need to in order to exit of the event horizon once you’ve crossed inside. But what if you tried to cheat that little rule by tethering a …

Black Holes

How to Pack for an Overnight Business Trip

These nine menswear essentials will take you from the plane to the office to a way-too-long steak dinner with clients in style—and all according to your company’s dress code.<p>Business trips are good for three things:<p>Expensing wildly overpriced room-service club sandwiches.<br>• Eating wildly overpriced …

Climate scientists just debunked deniers' favorite argument | Dana Nuccitelli

And in the process, illustrated the difference between skepticism and denial<p>Whenever they hold one of their frequent hearings to reject and deny established climate science, congressional Republicans invariably trot out contrarian scientist John Christy, who disputes the accuracy of climate models. …

How Does Earth Move Through Space? Now We Know, On Every Scale

Ask a scientist for our cosmic address, and you’ll get quite a mouthful. Here we are, on planet Earth, which spins on its axis and revolves around the Sun, which orbits in an ellipse around the center of the Milky Way, which is being pulled towards Andromeda within our local group, which is being …

Scientists Demonstrate "Liquid Light" at Room Temperature for the First Time

A Strange Form of Matter<p>Thanks to technological advances, scientists now have various ways of manipulating matter. Often times, these result in …

Physicists Are Probing The Centre of Our Galaxy to Find The Missing Fifth Force of Nature

"If true, it's revolutionary."<p>Our current understanding of the Universe states that it's governed by four fundamental forces: gravity, …

Does God Exist? Some Scientists Think They Have Proof

<i>This article originally appeared on</i> The Conversation.<p>The question of whether a god exists is heating up in the 21st century. According to a Pew …

A forgotten Darwinian theory upends everything biologists thought about the female orgasm

Richard Prum spends most of his time studying birds. But this year, the award-winning evolutionary ornithologist has also produced an unexpected feminist manifesto.<p>In his new book, <i>The Evolution of Beauty: How Darwin’s Forgotten Theory of Mate Choice Shapes the Animal World—And Us,</i> Prum, an …

Humans Are Genetically Predisposed to Kill Each Other

“Step back and view our species objectively from the outside, the way a zoologist would carefully observe any other animal, or see us the way every …

Evolution