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This Quantum Theory Predicts That The Future Might Be Influencing The Past

No, seriously.<p>One of the weirder aspects of quantum mechanics could be explained by an equally weird idea – that causation can run backwards in time …

Quantum Mechanics

The Higgs Boson: A Not-So-Godlike Particle

<i>Paul Sutter is an astrophysicist at The Ohio State University and the chief scientist at COSI science center. Sutter is also host of Ask a Spaceman,</i> …

Physics

Nearly 15% of female undergraduates at UT Austin report being raped

University of Texas report based on survey of more than 7,600 students College president says findings ‘deeply troubling to our community’<p>Nearly 15% of female undergraduates at the University of Texas at Austin reported having been raped, according to a survey released by officials at the …

College & University

The 10 Best Foreign-Language Scifi Movies of the Last 10 Years

Lots of incredible science fiction movies are made outside America, though many of those movies—like next year’s French production <i>Valerian and the</i> …

Earth - We might live in a computer program, but it may not matter

<i>This story is part of BBC Earth's "Best of 2016" list, our greatest hits of the year. Browse the full list.</i><p>Are you real? What about me?<p>These used to be questions that only philosophers worried about. Scientists just got on with figuring out how the world is, and why. But some of the current best …

Quantum Mechanics

Patient accuses Yale doctors of cover-up, removing wrong body part

<b>(CNN) —</b> A patient has filed a lawsuit against Yale New Haven Hospital for allegedly removing part of the wrong rib during surgery and then trying to cover up the mistake.<p>Deborah Craven, 60, had surgery last year to remove part of her eighth rib because of a precancerous lesion -- but instead, …

Medicine

The Ultimate Massachusetts Waterfalls Road Trip Is Right Here – And You’ll Want To Do It

First up is Doane Falls in Royalston. It’s a series of five waterfalls along a section of Lawrence Brook. Gorgeous tumbling waters and that classic …

Hiking

Understanding the Finer Points of Coffee Bean Roasting

From the coffee drinker’s side of the counter, brewing receives the majority of the credit, or blame, for how coffee tastes. Drip, pour over, siphon, …

Coffee

Scientists Find Evidence for Ninth Planet in Solar System

The world, if it exists, would join the other eight (or nine, depending how you feel about Pluto).<p>A planet larger than Earth could be hiding in the cold, dark depths of the solar system. The presence of the planet, which would lie far beyond Pluto, is betrayed by the curious orbits of a handful of …

How Bad Luck & Bad Networking Cost Douglas Prasher a Nobel Prize

The discoverer of a gene for a glowing protein 
was driving a van for a car dealership in Huntsville, Alabama, when he learned that former colleagues …

RealityRevealed Blog

Taking the name of God in vain <br>Posted by: John Mennella at 14:54, August 26 2015.<p>In Exodus 3:14 of the Hebrew Bible, when Moses asks God for His …

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Illinois Supreme Court Rules Against ER Physicians in Interpretation of Good Samaritan Act

In <i>Home Star Bank and Financial Services v. Emergency Care and Health Organization</i>, Ltd., 2014 IL 115526, the Illinois Supreme Court significantly …

Why Free Play Is the Best Summer School

The more time children spend in structured, parent-guided activities, the worse their ability to work productively towards self-directed goals.<p>Most schools across the nation have marked the end of another academic year, and it’s time for summer. Time for kids to bolt for the schoolhouse doors for …

After Madison Holleran’s Suicide, We Need to Talk More About Mental Illness at College

Thanksgiving break, sophomore year of college, I finally broke down. I was supposed to return to Ann Arbor the next morning, the thought of which left me outstretched and face down on the couch in my childhood home. My mother found me there and asked what I was doing. When I didn't respond, she …

Mental Health

DNA 'Printing' A Big Boon To Research, But Some Raise Concerns

Here's something that might sound strange: There are companies now that print and sell DNA.<p>This trend — which uses the term "print" in the sense of making a bunch of copies speedily — is making particular stretches of DNA much cheaper and easier to obtain than ever before. That excites many …

Genetics

North Dakota's search for new team name corrupted by snarky public

The University of North Dakota needs a new nickname for its teams. They left it open to the public for suggestions and the results were simply …

Finland schools: Subjects scrapped and replaced with 'topics' as country reforms its education system

For years, Finland has been the by-word for a successful education system, perched at the top of international league tables for literacy and …

Do your genes determine your entire life?

Some scientists claim that new discoveries have proved free will is an illusion. Nonsense, says Julian Baggini<p>Whenever you read stories about identical twins separated at birth, they tend to follow the template set by the most remarkable of them all: the “two Jims”. James Springer and James Lewis …

Genetics

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 …

University of Michigan

29 Boredom Busters Your Kids Will Actually Love

Because you refuse to hear the b-word.

The Flipped Classroom and Active Learning – Why Break up a Perfect Marriage?

A Study Suggests That Active Learning >> Flipped Learning. Is it Asking all the Right Questions?<p>This week The Journal published this article: …

The revolution that could change the way your child is taught

The video does not seem remarkable on first viewing. A title informs us that we are watching Ashley Hinton, a teacher at Vailsburg Elementary, a school in Newark, New Jersey. Hinton, a blonde woman in a colourful silk scarf, stands before a class of eight- and nine-year-old boys and girls, almost …

Education

Front and Center: Bringing Marginalized Girls into Focus in STEM and CTE Education

President Obama believes in the innate curiosity of every child, and our responsibility to ensure that every young woman and girl has the opportunity to achieve her dreams, regardless of what zip code she is born in.<p>This week, as part of the President’s commitment to equal opportunity for all …

15 Surprising Discoveries About Learning

by Saga Briggs<p>What are some of the most encouraging known facts about learning? From taking a walk to learning a new language, there are countless …

300+ Awesome Free Internet Resources You Should Know

Sit back and let the hottest tech news come to you by the magic of electronic mail.<p>Prefer to get the news as it happens? Follow us on social media.

Social Media

What ISIS Really Wants

The Islamic State is no mere collection of psychopaths. It is a religious group with carefully considered beliefs, among them that it is a key agent of the coming apocalypse. Here’s what that means for its strategy—and for how to stop it.<p>What is the Islamic State?<p>Where did it come from, and what …

Religion

New College Cool: Women's Colleges

Photo Caption: Salem College located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina<p>Photo Credit: Jordan Brannock Photography<p>With the influx of college-bound high school girls applying to women's colleges, colleges for women are becoming the new college cool.<p>Now, some of you young ladies might be thinking, "No …