how matter might have won the race to dominate the universe
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how matter might have won the race to dominate the universe

The universe may be the way it is today because the physics of matter and antimatter work just a bit differently...

when stars become cannibalistic parasites
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when stars become cannibalistic parasites

When stars get too close to each other the encounters can end in cannibalism, massive explosions, and even parasitic infestations.

do we finally know what makes us conscious?
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do we finally know what makes us conscious?

One of the biggest questions about the human mind is how it creates consciousness. We may finally have an answer.

how social media is radicalizing wellness gurus and your parents
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how social media is radicalizing wellness gurus and your parents

Once associated with lefty politics, hipsters, and hippies, wellness influencers and their audiences are taking a sudden right wing turn, and social media may be to blame.

yes, the wealthy really think they pulled themselves up by their bootstraps
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yes, the wealthy really think they pulled themselves up by their bootstraps

Researchers found that not only do those with money and power think they’re smarter, they’re likely to exaggerate their upward mobility.

so, about that jewish space laser…
# oddities

so, about that jewish space laser…

An absurd conspiracy embraced by a GOP congresswoman would be funny if she wasn’t serious and if people knew more about how lasers and space solar really work.

world of weird things podcast: why space travel makes you care about the earth
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world of weird things podcast: why space travel makes you care about the earth

Critics of space exploration say we need to fix Earth before aiming for the stars, but science shows that space travel makes you care much more about the planet’s future.

how artificial intelligence can help fix economies
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how artificial intelligence can help fix economies

Current economic models and priorities set almost a century ago are obviously failing us today. Can machines help us get back on the right track?

weaponized victimhood: the messy psychology of virtue signaling and injustice
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weaponized victimhood: the messy psychology of virtue signaling and injustice

Some of those who claim to be victims fighting against injustice may have much darker motives than they’ll admit, even to themselves…

the new wind power mantra: bigger is better
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the new wind power mantra: bigger is better

Offshore wind power’s new weapons in the race for greater energy market share are giant turbines that can power entire towns on their own.

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