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Six familiar (to many people) paradoxes

Six paradoxes, each presented in one minute, animated by philosophers and their friends at The Open University: (Thanks to investigator Vern Illy for bringing this to our attention.)

Tallying Satan: The Count Reaches 134 (or 129.2)

Can one ever count on Satan and be sure that the count is accurate? A new tally has just been announced. Details are in this study: “Diabolical Data: A Critical Inventory of New Testament Satanology,” Thomas J. Farrar [pictured here] and Guy J. Williams, Journal for the Study of the New Testament, vol. 39, no. […]

Someone Filmed a Fake Human Sacrifice at CERN

"Prankster" may not be the first word that comes to mind when describing a scientist, but a group of them at Switzerland's European Organization for Nuclear Research (aka CERN) may have just elevated the term in an odd and creepy way. The Guardian reports the research organization is looking into...

Cute Purple Critter on Ocean Floor Charms Scientists

It looks for all the world "like some little kid dropped their toy," as one scientist jokes. But, no, that adorable purple creature with giant, googly eyes spotted on the bottom of the ocean is, in fact, a stubby squid called Rossia pacifica. Researchers in the exploration vessel E/V Nautilus...

'Oldest Gold of Mankind' Is Discovered

It measures just 0.16 inches in diameter and weighs just 0.005 ounces, but its importance could be countless magnitudes of that: A tiny gold bead has been found in southern Bulgaria and dated to as early as 4600 BC. If confirmed, that would make it the "oldest gold...

NASA Suspends Future Live TV Feeds from the International Space Station --"Move Follows UFO Cover Up Claims"

NASA has announced that the space agency has suspended future live TV feeds from the International Space Station. UFO theorists will now surely look at NASA's move as further confirmation after a live NASA video feed by the ISS was....

When Humans Play God

This story was adapted from an episode of New Hampshire Public Radio’s podcast Outside/In. Listen to it here: Show of hands: Say you had a swarm of wood-boring beetles and you wanted to get rid of them. These beetles were never supposed to be here—they were brought in from Asia, unintentionally. Show More Summary

"Grounded" --'Beautifully Challenging' SciFi Short Film: A Journey Through Space

One astronaut's journey through space and life ends on a hostile exosolar planet. Grounded is a metaphorical account of the experience, inviting unique interpretation and reflection by the viewer. Themes of aging, inheritance, paternal approval, cyclic trajectories, and behaviors passed...

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