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Sen. Bernie Sanders 'considering' another presidential bid in 2020

Sen. Bernie Sanders is "considering" another run for president.<p>That's according to Jeff Weaver, Sanders' senior adviser and 2016 presidential campaign manager.<p>During a Tuesday interview with C-SPAN's <i>Washington Journal</i>, Weaver was asked whether voters would get another chance to cast ballots for the …

Middle-class

NASA’s stunning video of the Lagoon Nebula will put your dumb life in perspective – Quartz

In case you thought your problems were of any significance whatsoever, a new NASA video of the Lagoon Nebula is here to remind you that they absolutely are not.<p>Oh, did you have a bad day at work? The Lagoon Nebula doesn’t care. Maybe you won a big prize and impressed everyone? Well, this nebula …

Massive new line drawings revealed in Peru

Using drone cameras, scientists have documented spectacular line drawings newly discovered in southern Peru. They are likely much older than the …

Robin Williams groped and flashed me on set, says Mork & Mindy co-star

Robin Williams’s Mork & Mindy co-star has said he repeatedly grabbed her breasts and bottom and exposed himself to her on the set, a new book reveals, but she excused it as part of Williams’s playful personality.<p>“I had the grossest things done to me by him,” said Pam Dawber, who played Mindy. “And …

Comedy

Stephen Hawking Was an Atheist. Here’s What He Said About God, Heaven and His Own Death

For more than 50 years, death was a poignant part of Stephen Hawking’s remarkable life.<p>The physicist, who died Wednesday at age 76, wasn’t expected …

Stephen Hawking submitted a final scientific paper 2 weeks before he died — and it could lead to the discovery of a parallel universe

Stephen Hawking submitted his final scientific paper just a week and a half before he died, and it lays the theoretical groundwork for discovering a parallel universe.<p>Hawking, who died Wednesday at 76, was coauthor to a mathematical paper that seeks proof of the "multiverse" theory, which posits …

The Only Thing Creepier Than Déja Vu Is its Opposite, Dêjà Rêvé

It's like a dream, but you're wide awake.<p>Déjà vu is the phenomenon that a person experiences when they feel that they’ve experienced an event in …

The Brain

13 grammar myths you should stop believing

Myth 1 — Never start a sentence with 'and,' 'but' or 'so'<p>According to the grammar experts at the 'Chicago Manual of Style,' you don't have to do mental gymnastics to avoid starting a sentence with a conjunction. "There is a widespread belief — one with no historical or grammatical foundation — that …

Roots of Universal Communication System Revealed in Great Ape Study

'We think that in principle great apes could be able to understand one another.'<p>One of the reasons we find videos of great apes so compelling is …

Biology

This Experiment Famously Tried To Disprove Relativity. Here's What Went Wrong

<i>What experiment(s) proves the theory of relativity incorrect? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by Paul Mainwood, Degrees in Physics and Philosophy, Doctorate in Philosophy of Physics, on</b> …

How 'Phantom Thread' Composer Jonny Greenwood Found His Voice

OscarWrap: “I’m a little more confident now… confident that some of the ideas I orchestrate will sound how I imagine,” the Oscar nominated composer …

Palm Springs

Ancient cave paintings turn out to be by Neanderthals, not modern humans

A new analysis shows ancient cave paintings were too old to have been painted by modern humans<p>A new discovery that Neanderthals were painting cave walls more than 64,000 years ago has anthropologists rethinking the history of art. Found deep in Spanish caves, the rock art was once thought to be the …

Loneliness Is a Warning Sign to Be Social - Facts So Romantic

<i>Loneliness spurs the brain into a hyper-vigilant state, unable to relax. The lonely brain doesn’t passively take the world in, but actively</i> …

One of the oldest skeletons ever seen in the Americas was found in a flooded cave — and it could reshape our understanding of human history

Deep within a flooded cave in the remote Mexican jungle, archaeologists came across a stunning find: An almost completely intact skeleton of a teenage girl.<p>A new documentary from PBS's NOVA, "The First Face of America," investigates the bones, and what they reveal could be a critical piece of …

What happens when you shine world's strongest flashlight at world's brightest paint? Watch.

The unnamed host of this video takes a 32,000 lumen flashlight and points it at glow-in-the-dark Culture Hustle paint, which is supposedly the …

Amazing

Tokyo’s first “breast slash” cafe is opening soon

The Japanese language has <b>a word for everything</b>, and this cafe is all about the love of “<b>paisura</b>.”The trick to becoming proficient in a foreign …

Cancer 'vaccine' eliminated all tumors in mice, human trials being conducted

A new approach to fighting cancerous tumors in mice by Stanford University researchers has been found to not only eliminate the tumors they targeted, …

Immunotherapy

'I really want to find it before I die': why are we so fascinated by lost books?

In June 1940, with Nazi troops on the verge of invading Paris, German-Jewish exile Walter Benjamin was preparing to leave the city. One of the leading European intellectuals of the 20th century, Benjamin was unable to acquire the necessary documents that would have made it possible for him to …

Literature

There Is Now Official Footage From Solo: A Star Wars Story

The next <i>Star Wars</i> movie is out in three months. THREE MONTHS. But up until now, we haven’t seen a single image from it. That changed during the Super …

Here's your first look at the most detailed simulation of the cosmos ever made

Illustris: The Next Generation<p>The largest simulation of the cosmos ever run has boldly taken us where we have never gone before: the formation of the …

Universe

James Comey Just Turned The Tables And Used Twitter To Destroy Donald Trump

Former FBI Director James Comey tweeted an awesome defense of the FBI never mentioned Trump but referred to liars and weasels who never hold the …

Cops killed family’s dog, then made them saw off its head: suit

A pair of Georgia cops killed a family’s dog and forced them to saw off the beloved pooch’s head with a knife or face arrest, a bizarre new lawsuit …

Crime

World’s first talking killer whale: Wikie the orca learns to say ‘hello’ and ‘bye bye’

Whales are known for their impressive communications skills which allow pods to ‘talk’ to each other through complex clicks and singing, even when they are 100 miles apart.<p>But a new experiment has shown the mammals are also apparently capable of mimicking human speech, a feat that was previously …

Creepy 'witch' who patrols roads and appears from fog glides behind man as he takes a picture

A 'witch' who regularly patrols the streets of Bogota, terrifying drivers, has been spotted in a creepy video.<p>The clip appears to show the ghost …

Alcoholics who smoke weed every day have healthier livers, study finds

Medical marijuana is now legal in 29 states, with a laundry list of positive uses including pain control and controlling nausea. But according to a …

Mysterious 15th century manuscript decoded by computer scientists using artificial intelligence

Artificial intelligence has allowed scientists to make significant progress in cracking a mysterious ancient text, the meaning of which has eluded …

Artificial Intelligence

The idea that everything from spoons to stones is conscious is gaining academic credibility

Consciousness permeates reality. Rather than being just a unique feature of human subjective experience, it’s the foundation of the universe, present in every particle and all physical matter.<p>This sounds like easily-dismissible bunkum, but as traditional attempts to explain consciousness continue …

Julian Assange could walk free today after more than five years in Ecuadorian embassy

Julian Assange could walk free from the Ecuadorian embassy within hours, since he has asked a London court on Friday to drop an arrest warrant …

Julian Assange

UK study finds that hacking is more popular among teens than sex or smoking

In a surprising finding, a study in the United Kingdom has found that hacking is a more popular pastime among teens than smoking or having sex.<p>The …

University College London