New nuclear fusion reactor design may be a breakthrough

Get some small idea of the challenges facing the design of a fusion reactor

New dinosaur-age cockroaches discovered

Doesn't matter where or when they come from, Sgt. Keegan does not like roaches!

Permafrost is thawing so fast it’s gouging holes in theArctic

Rapid thawing of the permafrost needs to be incorporated into climate change models

2 new ways to find aliens, according to a Nobel Prize...

Two possible new strategies for SETI
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What If Consciousness Pervaded the Universe?

Consciousness pervades the cosmos. Maybe that's why Fermi's Paradox?

Has the King Lost It’s Crown?

2MASS, a gigantic young planet, dwarfs our own King of the Planets

Spotify will now create playlists for your pet

Music's effect on animals is species-specific, and seems to require sounds similar to those an animal has encountered in their environment.

Mystery effect speeds up the universe – not dark energy, says...

Could the Casimir Effect be responsible for the universe's accelerating expansion?

Getting the public ready for the first Mars samples

Are we facing an "Andromeda Straini" scenario?

5 neuroscience reality checks, from a top neuroscientist

Humans are unique. So is every species

Europe’s new space mission to uncover ‘Truths’ on climate change

Climate research in spaaaaaace!

Psychological Pitfalls in “The Great Divorce”

In C.S. Lewis's The Great Divorce, the protagonist's spiritual journey is also a crash course in human psychology.
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SCIENCE: Could Quantum Cognition Explain Human Behavior?

Recent research suggests that human's irrational behavior can be explained by quantum probability theory

Study tracks the universality of music’s impact

Wish music really did soothe the savage beast: we could erect giant speakers in Washington DC and solve all of our issues with the proper playlist

Astronomers discover what makes the biggest explosions in space

There must be "Hulks" all over the universe

Talking About the New Coronavirus

Taking a break from the usual romance...

Listen: Scientists recreate voice of 3,000-year-old Egyptian mummy

we think that hearing a voice from so long ago will be an unforgettable experience

Scientist figures out how to move our sun to avoid space...

Scientist duplicates Puppeteer feat

Garjainia put the ‘hyper’ in ‘hypercarnivore’

from an era before the dinosaurs

5 important features of your brain, according to a top neuroscientist

In his new book, The Deep History of Ourselves: The Four-Billion-Year Story of How We Got Our Conscious Brains, neuroscientist Joseph Ledoux assigns himself the simple tasks of explaining how consciousness developed

Scientists race to use zero gravity to kill the worst cancers

Zero G seems to have interesting effects on cancer cells
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Pig-Monkey Chimeras Created in China

Coronavirus isn't the only plague coming out of China....

There is no dark matter. Instead, information has mass, physicist says

There is no dark matter, there is only information.

A healthy sex life can help minimize depression and anxiety symptoms

Of course having sex reduces anxiety and depression: you're no longer anxious and depressed about not having sex.

First Mars samples are headed to Earth. What are the risks?

Andromeda Strain, anyone?

Early exposure to dogs might curb schizophrenia risk, Maryland researchers say

it could very well be the case that exposure to dogs had some benefit for the children's developing immune systems.

Genius Series: Why Schrödinger’s cat is the ultimate reality check

If you're a fan of cats who exist as a probability cloud, this stuff is for you
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SCIENCE: Water Bears Have a Fatal Weakness – heat

awwwww. now we'll have to search elsewhere to find a faster than light drive. (Besides, we like running images of tardigrades...)

Is artificial-womb technology a tool for women’s liberation?

While some women experience pregnancy and childbirth as joyful, natural and fulfilling, others find themselves recoiling in horror at the physical demands