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10 Things to Say to Your Partner Instead of 'I Love You'

Saying "I love you" can become a form of punctuation in a long-term relationship. People say it at the end of a phone call, or on their way out the door, or as they're falling asleep at night. And there's nothing wrong with this. Expressing love often is a good thing! And it's a nice way to check …

Relationships

After the Higgs, LHC Rounds Up the Unusual Suspects in Particle Physics

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Supersymmetry and dark matter, neutralinos, gravitinos and gluinos ... you can expect exotic topics like these to be spinning around as the Large Hadron Collider ramps up to smash subatomic particles again over the next couple of months.<p>Physicists say the first hints of …

Physics

10 Historical Photos and Stories of Drag Queens

"Queens," or men who defy gender norms and dress as women, have always been present in the LGBTQ community and pop culture. Their journey has been long, but as a society we have progressed to a level of acceptance which has unfortunately not always been a part of our culture.<p>We acknowledge that not …

LGBTQI

Digitally Rendered 3D Abstract Paintings Look Like Miniature Worlds

Libya-based creative Mahmoud Jouini uses digital software to render colorful, three-dimensional abstract paintings that look like miniature worlds. Although the images look like snapshots of elaborate, sprawling dioramas that were physically constructed, each piece was actually created entirely on …

Art

Is This Country Crazy?

<b>Inquiring Minds Elsewhere Want to Know</b><p><i>Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com</i><p>Americans who live abroad -- more than six million of us worldwide (not counting those who work for the U.S. government) -- often face hard questions about our country from people we live among. Europeans, Asians, and Africans …

Political Science

Stunningly Elaborate Scenes Created Without Photoshop by Jee Young Lee

Seoul-based artist Jee Young Lee devotes weeks and months to building incredibly elaborate scenes by hand for the sake of taking a single photograph—all without the use of digital manipulation. Confined to the small space of her 360 x 410 x 240 cm studio, she painstakingly constructs every last …

Art

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The Big Bang May Not Have Spawned The Universe After All

Our universe might actually be the result of the collapse of a four-dimensional star.<p>According to a new paper posted on Arxiv, the Big Bang may not have been what we think it is. In fact, there may have been no Big Bang at all--our universe may have come from an entirely different source.<p>The Big …

RIP, the middle class: 1946-2013

The 1 percent hollowed out the middle class and our industrial base. And Washington just let it happen<p>I know I’m dating myself by writing this, but I remember the middle class.<p>I grew up in an automaking town in the 1970s, when it was still possible for a high school graduate -- or even a high …

The Galaxy's Core Is About to Explode

The supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way Galaxy will soon consume a blob of gas and begin to radiate energy at a tremendous rate.

23 Delicious Ways To Drink Whiskey Tonight

Bring on the cold weather.

Small Animals See The World In Slow Motion

This is why it's so hard to catch a fly bare-handed.<p>Ever wonder how a fly or a chipmunk can evade your clumsy human grasp so easily? A new study published in Animal Behavior finds that, generally, the smaller the animal, the more information it can see in a small amount of time. That means certain …

Gears evolved in nature long before humans 'invented' them

The gears in the hind legs of an insect called Issus work in a similar way to those of bicycles and car gear-boxes<p>A gear system similar to those used on bicycles has been found in insects, proving that nature developed cogs long before humans.<p>The juvenile Issus – a plant-hopping insect found in …

Burning Man 2013: The Scene

See photos of the Church Trap, the Hug Deli and other temporary attractions<p>24<p>Among the most talked-about installations at Burning Man 2013 was …

Burning Man

The weird world of the incredibly small – in pictures

This month's collection of postcards from the nanoworld includes bleached hair, a component from a quantum computer, a fleck of Victorian paint and one of the creatures that helped build the White Cliffs of Dover

In regenerative medicine breakthrough, lab-grown human heart tissue beats on its own

Progress in regenerative medicine has been coming fast and furious in recent months: scientists are now using far-out tissue engineering techniques to restore liver function in mice, regrow human muscle, and even implant bioengineered blood vessels into ailing patients. Now, a team at the …

In 165-Million-Year-Old Fossil, Evidence That Fur Predates Mammals

Meet Megaconus mammaliaformis, a furry proto-mammal and, in the words of one researcher, "your great-great-grand uncle 165 million years removed."<p>Meet <i>Megaconus mammaliaformis</i>, a 165-million-year-old proto-mammal recently discovered in Inner Mongolia, China. This squirrel-sized dude evolved long …