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Here's a List of All the U.S. Govt's Rogue Twitter Accounts Fighting Trump's Crackdown on Science

As Trump tries to muzzle the flow of information, NASA, the EPA and others fight back<p>Since taking office last week, President Trump has been ordering …

National Parks

A Note To The Christian Friends I Lost In This Election

There is a kind of pain that not everyone experiences. The kind of pain that comes from communal abandonment. The kind of pain that maybe you would feel if one day you came to school and your whole friend group decided to embrace the kid who bullies you in class. And not only did they invite this …

Faith
Presidential Debate

NASA's Kepler Observatory Finds New Planets Potential for Advanced Life

NASA’s Kepler Observatory found 20 new planets that go around cool and small stars. These stars, also referred to as K and M dwarfs, could turn out …

17 Cultural Differences Between Asians and Westerners

Get the latest viral stories daily! Like us:<p>Graphic artist Yang Liu created a total of 47 images on how most Westerners are different from Asians. …

WalMart 'Suicide Scar Wound' Costume Provokes Outrage

WalMart is the United States’ largest retailer, and in October that also makes them one of the nation’s largest vendors of Halloween costumes and …

Fact Checking

Police believe body found in river is likely missing New Hampshire teen

Police pulled the body of a young man from a Massachusetts river on Sunday, and say it's likely that of a teen who apparently fell down a storm drain in New Hampshire.<p>New Hampshire police said officials there, along with Tyngsboro, Massachusetts, authorities recovered the body from the Merrimack …

New Hampshire

Why Did Snakes Lose Their Legs? Scientists Blame A Switch For The Sonic Hedgehog

A pair of University of Florida researchers says they know why snakes no longer walk the Earth: The enhancer of a gene known as the Sonic hedgehog …

Ancient armored fish revises early history of jaws

A freaky fish with a head like a dolphin and a body like a tank may be to thank for human jaws.<p>The discovery of a 423-million-year-old armored fish …

Paleontology

Are the Faithful More Selfish Than Atheists?

Common complaints about atheism go like this: How could you think that <i>all this</i> is for no reason? Who are you to say that you know there is no …

American Philosophy

‘Aliens DO exist’ reveals astronaut – but they WON’T like humans

European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Frank De Winne spoke exclusively to Daily Star Online about the possibility of life in space.<p>Former …

'Bible Stories for Trump' Hashtag Hilariously Takes on Task of Helping The Donald Brush up on Biblical Knowledge

While Donald Trump has claimed throughout the campaign that the Bible is his “favorite book,” he's also had a hard time convincing many people to …

Donald Trump

​Why Are So Many Horror Films Christian Propaganda?

Movies like 'The Conjuring' and 'Ouija' act as mouthpieces for Christianity, and have deeper intentions than just surface-level scares.<p>When it comes to Christian propaganda films, most people think of the obnoxious <i>God's Not Dead</i>, or Nic Cage's get-me-out-of-IRS-debt <i>Left Behind</i>—criticially reviled …

Horror

Obama reveals his 10 favorite sci-fi movies and TV shows

We’ve always suspected it, but now the evidence is in: President Obama is a huge nerd.<p>For its November issue, <i>Wired</i> handed guest editing duties over …

Science Fiction

Before the Big Bang there was another universe and a new one will emerge after ours collapses

New model of cosmology reveals the physics of the universe before the Big Bang.<p>The universe started with the Big Bang 13.7 billion years ago, but …

Review: ‘Arrival’ is the must-see science fiction film of 2016

Based on Ted Chiang’s novella <i>Story of Your Life</i>, <i>Arrival</i> is an unusually smart and thoughtful exploration of a classic sci-fi scenario: Earth’s first …

Science Fiction

A Triple Solar System, Stacked On Top of Itself, Is Forming in our Galaxy

A pair of binary stars each have their own accretion disks, and there is also a third, massive planet-forming disk of gas and dust encircling the whole thing.<p>IRS 43 might be the most bizzare star system we have ever discovered. Unlike our own solar system, and many other stars we have observed with …

This Classic Sci-Fi Concept Could Solve a Key Hurdle to Interstellar Travel

Spherical, orb-like aliens are one of science fiction’s most beloved tropes, from countless golden age classics to appearances in <i>Star Trek</i> and <i>Dr. …

Cosmic rays could support alien life — here’s what that means

Many scientists think an Earth-like planet is our best bet for finding alien life, but new research may have just turned that assumption on its head. …

Paranormal

Kelly Clarkson On Pregnancy: 'It's Horrible. Nothing Is Beautiful, Nothing Is Magical.'

Continuing her habit of keeping things real when it comes to motherhood, Kelly Clarkson got very candid about pregnancy this week.<p>During an interview on Jenny McCarthy’s SiriusXM Radio show, the singer reflected on her experiences while pregnant with River and Remington, her two children with …

Pregnancy

Pitbull Slays Donald Trump Over His Lewd Comments About Women

Pitbull is clearly no fan of Donald Trump, having previously dubbed the brash businessman’s presidential campaign a “joke.”<p>So it was no surprise that the Cuban-American rapper, whose real name is Armando Christian Perez, used his appearance on “Real Time with Bill Maher” on Friday to blast the GOP …

Donald Trump

Doctors warn over natural therapies after autistic boy left severely ill

Police investigated naturopath after mixtures left four-year-old vomiting and constipated for three weeks with dangerously high levels of calcium in his blood<p>Doctors from Barts hospital have warned of the dangers of alternative medicines after a four-year-old autistic boy was admitted to hospital …

Medicine

The Danger of Claiming That Rights Come From God

It’s understandable that many religious Americans, particularly those who are not very concerned about church-state separation, would be fond of …

Rights & Freedoms

Major evangelical college group will allegedly fire people for supporting marriage equality

It’s not the first time they have done something like this.<p>A major evangelical college campus organization is allegedly instituting a policy that …

Astronomers Just Found a Second ‘Dyson Sphere’ (‘Alien’) Star

Amongst the far reaches of space, there resides a mysterious alien star whose odd variations in brightness and tendency to dim inexplicably have left …

"Tabby's Star" Keeps Getting Stranger

The more scientists learn about "Tabby's Star," the more mysterious the bizarre object gets.<p>Newly analyzed observations by NASA's planet-hunting …

Aliens

Tennessee Mom Throws A Fit When Her Daughter Learns About Islam In School

A Tennessee mother has launched a crusade against the textbooks used in the local school district after she found out her daughter was learning about Islam as part of the 7th grade social studies curriculum.<p>Michelle Edmisten claims her daughter’s “personal religious beliefs were violated” with …

Religion

Earthquake on Mars Could Support Life on Planet

According to a new study, Earthquakes on Mars, also referred to as Marsquakes, could create enough hydrogen to support life on the red planet.<p>While …

Be a Part of the Museum of Science Fiction's Awesome First Take-Home Exhibit

The Museum of Science Fiction is building off the success of its <i>Journal of Science Fiction</i> by launching a new publication that’s less academic in …

Dandelion Root Kills 98% of Cancer Cells in 48 Hours?

CLAIM<p>Dandelion root can kill 98 percent of cancer cells in 48 hours.<p>RATING<p>MOSTLY FALSE<p>WHAT'S TRUE<p>Anecdotal evidence suggests dandelion root may …