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From the Farside --Third Reich's Weird Cosmology: "Why Hitler Thought the Universe Formed from Ice": Click here
Nazis came to believe a lot of strange and horrific ideas as they built up their Third Reich and attacked the world. One of the weirdest was the theory about the creation of the universe that Hitler and other top...
       

"Magical Mystery Tour" --Scientists Probe Our Fate Inside a Black Hole: Click here
Some black holes erase your past: In the real world, your past uniquely determines your future. If a physicist knows how the universe starts out, she can calculate its future for all time and all space. But a UC Berkeley...
       

"These Ancient Artists Were Talking to One Another" --MIT Researchers Link Human Language to Prehistoric Cave Art: Click here
When and where did humans develop language? To find out, look deep inside caves, suggests an MIT professor. More precisely, some specific features of cave art may provide clues about how our symbolic, multifaceted language capabilities evolved, according to a...
       

"The Starmaker" --How Do Supermassive Black Holes Shape Their Galaxies?: Click here
A schematic view of the fact that an ionized gas outflow (green) driven by the central supermassive black hole does not affect the star formation of its host galaxy. This situation may occur if the ionized gas is outflowing perpendicularly...
       

Today's "Planet Earth Report"--Ancient Maya Artifacts Found In World's Largest Underwater Cave (WATCH Video): Click here
Remains of giant sloths and proto-elephants were found interspersed with burnt human bones and ceramics in Mexico's Sac Actun cave system. Last month, researchers from the Great Maya Aquifer Project announced the discovery of the world's largest underwater cave system...
       

Today's Top Science Headline --"Homo Erectus Was Able to Create Seagoing Vessels– and Sailing Lingo": Click here
A new theory suggests that Homo erectus was able to create seagoing vessels – and must have used language to sail successfully. “Oceans were never a barrier to the travels of Erectus. He traveled all over the world, traveled to...
       

Today's Top Space Headline: Black Holes At the Very Edge of Time --"So Huge, They are a Mini, Galaxy-Sized Big Bang": Click here
"We do know that black holes are extraordinary phenomena," says Hlavacek-Larrondo, who holds the Canada Research Chair in Observational Astrophysics of Black Holes. "So it's no surprise that the most extreme specimens defy the rules that we have established up...
       

Today's "Planet Earth Report" --Stephen Hawking "On Taking Control of Our Own Evolution": Click here
Stephen Hawking notes that “with genetic engineering, we will be able to increase the complexity of our DNA, and improve the human race.” Indeed, the potential advantages of modifying biology are revolutionary. Doctors would gain access to a powerful tool...
       

Life in the Cosmos --"In Its Advanced Forms May Be Incomprehensible to the Human Mind": Click here
"If life really does form readily in Earth-like conditions, it should have started many times right here on Earth, so we should look for a 'shadow biosphere' of life, but not as we know it, under our very noses.'" Although...
       

Today's Top Science Headline: "Hacking the Human Body" --What Winning the Biathlon Olympic Gold Means: Click here
"It’s like running up a flight of stairs as fast as you can and then trying to thread a needle.” Every second counts in biathlon. Or, as seen Sunday in Martin Fourcade’s .04-second victory for France over Norway’s Emil Hegle...