Vincent V. Marshburn

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Why is the Bible so offensive?

Would you believe it if I told you the mere sight of the Bible is offensive to some people?<p>This week, my church is holding its SoCal Harvest event for the 29th year in a row. Formerly known as Harvest Crusade, this annual gathering is one of the largest evangelical outreach events in the world. As …

Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Universe Is Disappearing, And There's Nothing We Can Do To Stop It

It’s been nearly a century since scientists first theorized that the Universe was expanding, and that the farther away a galaxy was from us, the faster it appears to recede. This isn’t because galaxies are physically moving away from us, but rather because the Universe is full of …

Galaxies

Jennifer Lawrence’s Fame Totally Ruined the ‘X-Men’ Franchise

Jennifer Lawrence’s success has led to plenty of good things. <i>The Hunger Games</i> fans love those movies, and the internet at large went through a phase …

X-Men

The big pull that will make the Parker Solar Probe the fastest human-made object

NASA's new spacecraft will hit 430,000 miles an hour as it nears the sun.<p>A rifle bullet moves at about 1,700 miles an hour. That's fast, but NASA's newly launched Parker Solar Probe will go more than 250 times faster than that near the end of its seven-year mission to explore the sun — and become …

Astronomy

Reprogramming retina cells found to reverse blindness in mice

In future, the Three Blind Mice might be able to avoid running into the farmer's wife, if new research out of the National Eye Institute (NEI) pans …

Research

A former librarian blew $89,000 of public money on a mobile game

A former librarian in Utah will serve 30 days in jail after he was found guilty of spending around $89,000 in public money on a mobile app called …

Google Play

Hands-on with Linux Mint Debian Edition 3 Beta

The long-awaited LMDE update is finally (really) on the way!<p>must read<p>Today, Red Hat dominates enterprise Linux. Tomorrow, it wants to rule the cloud. …

Linux

How Support For Socialism Arises From Ingratitude

<i>“The man who sips his morning coffee does not say, ‘Capitalism has brought this beverage to my breakfast table.’ But when he reads in the papers that</i> …

Ludwig von Mises

When the Bible Becomes an App

A surprising statistic in research on Bible engagement among Americans is that more than 90 percent of regular Bible readers prefer print to digital. …

Theology

What Are the Best CCleaner Alternatives?

For a long time CCleaner has been the most popular system-cleaning tool for Windows, extending its reach to other platforms like macOS and Android …

Software

Trump was right to revoke Brennan's security clearance

President Trump was right to revoke the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan on Wednesday. Brennan, who now works as a national security analyst for MSNBC and NBC News and frequently appears on TV, has no business browsing through our country’s most important and sensitive …

Donald Trump

James Gunn Won’t Be Back for Guardians of the Galaxy 3

After a meeting between James Gunn and Disney studio chairman Alan Horn, it appears that Marvel and Disney will not be reinstating Gunn as director …

Comics

Diablo 3: The wholesome, forever game

Why it’s so easy to return to Blizzard’s classic, and then leave again<p>I feel a bit of dull shame when I return to Blizzard games, and this emotion is mirrored when my friends see each other on Battle.net. It feels like bumping into someone you know at a seedy club, or wondering if someone is an …

Diablo

The Greatest Mistake In The History Of Physics

We all love our most cherished ideas about how the world and the Universe works. Our conception of reality is often inextricably intertwined with our ideas of who we are. But to be a scientist is to be prepared to doubt all of it each and every time we put it to the test. All it takes is one …

Physics

Either This Data is Incorrect or These Physicists Just Changed the World

A paper posted to arXiv last month claims to have achieved superconductivity at room temperature, but other physicists say the data may be incorrect.<p>When it comes to applied quantum mechanics, there are two “holy grails” in the field.<p>One is building a large scale quantum computer and the other is …

Quantum Physics

Was Smokey Bear wrong? How a beloved character may have helped fuel catastrophic fires.

First off, let’s ditch “the.” It’s officially “Smokey Bear.” The definite article only got shoehorned in there in 1952, when his fame was snowballing and a pair of songwriters penned Smokey his own anthem. They jammed “the” into his name for the song’s rhythm.<p>Second: Know he only got his job …

Forests

Intel’s ‘Foreshadow’ flaws are the latest sign of the chipocalypse

The vulnerabilities could allow hackers to gain access to sensitive data in a computer’s memory<p><b>The bad news:</b> According to a report in <i>ZDNet,</i> the …

Customers

A Marathon of All 20 Marvel Films Is Coming & Tickets Are Surprisingly Cheap

Entertainment<p>By Dustin Nelson Published On 08/14/2018<p>@dlukenelson<p>By Dustin Nelson @dlukenelson Published On 08/14/2018<p>What has more Marvel heroes …

Comics

MIT scientists discover how to break spaghetti into two pieces

Anyone who's cooked pasta knows that it's nearly impossible to break dry spaghetti noodles into two neat pieces. Usually, as the noodles bend, they split into a few large pieces and then splinter into tiny pieces that fall onto the kitchen floor and roll under the stove.<p>Those unusual shattering …

Research

What is nothing? Martin Rees Q&A

<i>Philosophers have debated the nature of “nothing” for thousands of years, but what has modern science got to say about it? In an interview with The</i> …

Physics

Colorado School District Switches To 4-Day Week To Save Money

A Colorado school district intent on saving money has cut one of its greatest costs: teaching.<p>District 27J, one of the state's larger districts, has dropped Mondays from the school week and switched to a four-day schedule as of Tuesday, the beginning of the 2018-2019 school year. Superintendent …

Education

New Horizons Just Found Hints of a Huge Structure at The Edge of Our Solar System

Oooooh.<p>Way out past Pluto, in the region of asteroid-filled space known as the Kuiper belt, NASA probe New Horizons just got a tantalising hint of a …

Solar Wind

Viral Nightmare-Eating Pufferfish Is Just Doing What It Does Best: Killing

The centipede didn't stand a chance.<p>If the enemy of your enemies is your friend, then this pufferfish is about to be your bestie. In a video that’s …

Fish

‘Avengers’ Star Chris Pratt at Teen Choice Awards: ‘I Want to Thank God’

Chris Pratt is one of the few actors who is unafraid to profess his love of God and the importance of faith in his life.He has spoken openly about …

Jurassic World

Chris Pine And Chris Hemsworth Should Take The Pay Cut For 'Star Trek 4'

In a rather shocking bit of news from late last Friday, <i>The Hollywood Reporter</i> reported (sorry) that Paramount/Viacom Inc.’s <i>Star Trek 4</i> (not the alleged Quentin Tarantino movie) is in grave peril. Chris Pine (Captain Kirk) and Chris Hemsworth (Kirk’s late father in an apparent time-travel plot) …

Star Trek

The FDA OK’d an app as a form of birth control

Don’t want to get pregnant? There’s a Food and Drug Administration -approved app for that. The FDA has just given the go ahead for Swedish app Natural Cycles to market itself as a form of birth control in the U.S.<p>Natural Cycles was already in use as a way to prevent pregnancy in certain European …

Pregnancy

Open-air urinals cause uproar in Paris

An attempt by officials in Paris to tackle public urination by installing open-air urinals, or "uritrottoirs," has outraged some residents of the French capital. CNN's Lynda Kinkade reports.

Turner Broadcasting

This Exoplanet Is So Hot, It Apparently Tears Apart Water Molecules

There’s an exoplanet whose surface is so hot, it rips apart water molecules. It’s almost a star, but not quite; it’s an ultra-hot, Jupiter-like world …

Universe

Schizophrenia's the Price of Neural Evolution?

Being human isn't all complex tool use and introspection. We also have to live with the side effects of our evolutionary ascent.<p>For instance, walking …

Neuroscience