Fighting broke out recently at a soccer match between Serbia and Albania, after the game was interrupted by the appearance of an Albanian flag on the field. What’s behind the long-running animosity that the two nations harbor for each other? —> Read More Here
A new study argues that the season in which your were born can help determine your personality and even significantly impact your risk of developing mood disorders. —> Read More Here
Two ancient sites found high in the Peruvian Andes reveal humans have been living at extremely high altitude since at least 12,000 years ago. —> Read More Here
The Unbelievers is a documentary that stars Richard Dawkins and Lawrence Krauss. (It’s streaming on Netflix right now!) These two scientists travel the world preaching a simple message: Science is awesome, and religion is not. If you haven’t watched the trailer yet, it’s worth viewing.
After watching the movie, I have some good news and some bad news. Just like the Rock’s character from Fast Five, I like good news before bad news: Dessert first, then the veggies.
- The cinematography is amazing. The documentary is visually beautiful.
- Dawkins does a great job explaining why monkeys don’t have human babies. Parents and their offspring are never a different species. Instead, animals turn into new species very slowly. Dawkins explains that none of us go to bed middle-aged and wake up elderly. Similarly, species change slowly over long periods of time we can hardly grasp, with many intermediate forms. (Dawkins explains this idea very well in a short clip from a few years ago.)
Today the moon will “take a bite out of” the sun in a partial solar eclipse, the likes of which won’t recur in the U.S. until 2023.
But maybe the weather is crummy where you are. Or maybe those warnings about going blind have you too worried to venture outside. In any case, you can sit right where you are and watch the eclipse unfold on our live blog.
It runs through 7 p.m. EDT.
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Here to guide you are HuffPost Science editors David Freeman, Jacqueline Howard and Macrina Cooper-White. For the duration of our live blog, we’ll be joined by Dr. Federica Bianco, a cosmologist from New York University.
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We’ll be collecting photos from all over, and yours may be featured!
Caution: If you’re outside enjoying the eclipse, use eye protection.
Green anole handles arrival of an invasive competitor by making better toes in a mere 20 generations. —> Read More Here
Called Rooms, it is designed to reignite the online messageboard chat of the early internet – and lets people chat without revealing their real name. —> Read More Here
The site shot to popularity earlier this month, with over 40,000 people signing up every hour at its peak. —> Read More Here
The company that was due to make the scratchproof sapphire glass screen for the Apple Watch may be forced to shut down, it has been revealed. —> Read More Here
The Food and Drug Administration has issued warning letters to companies marketing products claimed to be cures for Ebola. One firm says it will drop such claims — but it’s still selling the product.