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'Spiritual' young people more likely to commit crimes than 'religious' ones

29/01/2014 10:45
oung adults who deem themselves “spiritual but not religious” are more likely to commit property crimes — and to a lesser extent, violent ones — than those who identify themselves as either “religious and spiritual” or “religious but not spiritual,” according to researchers. [Read more] ...  

Belief in hell, according to international data, is associated with reduced crime

29/01/2014 10:44
Religions are thought to serve as bulwarks against unethical behaviors. However, when it comes to predicting criminal behavior, the specific religious beliefs one holds is the determining factor, says a psychologist. [Read more] ...  

Repetitious, time-intensive magical rituals considered more effective, study shows

29/01/2014 10:42
A new psychology study shows the reasons why people find logic in magical rituals. The findings provide new insight into cognitive reasoning processes -- and how people intuitively make sense out of the unknown. Even in this modern age of science, people are likely to find logic in supernatural rituals that require a high degree of time and effort, according to new research from The University of...

People merge supernatural and scientific beliefs when reasoning with the unknown, study shows

29/01/2014 10:41
A new psychology study finds adults are more likely than children to find supernatural explanations for existential questions. Reliance on supernatural explanations for major life events, such as death and illness, often increases rather than declines with age, according to a new psychology study from The University of Texas at Austin. [Read more] ...  

Experiencing awe increases belief in supernatural

29/01/2014 10:39
Awe-inspiring moments -- like the sight of the Grand Canyon or the aurora borealis -- might increase our tendency to believe in God and the supernatural, according to new research. The new findings -- published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science -- suggest that awe-inspiring sights increase our motivation to make sense of the world around us, and may...
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Higgs boson: What happened inside the Large Hadron Collider

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Atmosphere of Alien Super-Earth Revealed for First Time

Date: 15 January 2013 Time: 10:40 AM ET

The question has been asked for decades: why haven’t psychic powers been proven yet? Psychics have been studied for decades, both in and out of the laboratory, yet the scientific community (and the public at large) remains unconvinced. Read more ...

 

by Mike Wall, SPACE.com Senior Writer

Date: 11 January 2013 Time: 04:25 PM ET

NASA has officially signed a deal to attach an inflatable private module to the International Space Station, space agency officials confirmed today (Jan. 11). Read more ...

 

Astronomers report largest structure in universe. Will it upend theories?

By Pete SpottsStaff writer / January 11, 2013

Recent work suggests that the upper limit to the largest gatherings of galaxies is about 1.2 billion to 1.5 billion light-years across. The structure that the team reports is nearly four times this theoretical limit. Read more ...

Date: 10 January 2013 Time: 04:34 PM ET

A new theory proposes the primordial life-forms that gave rise to all life on Earth left deep-sea vents because of their "invention" of a tiny pump. These primitive cellular pumps would have powered life-giving chemical reactions. Read more ...

 

Date: 10 January 2013 Time: 12:50 PM ET

In the search for an Earth-like alien world, astronomers have had their eyes set on planets beyond our solar system, but some moons

orbiting some of these exoplanets may be just as likely to support life, scientists say. Read more ...

 

Date: 03 January 2013 Time: 06:00 AM ET

NASA's Spirit rover landed on Mars nine years ago today (Jan. 3), kicking off a surface mission that's still operational thanks to the amazing endurance of Spirit's twin Opportunity. Read more ...

 

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Data from NASA's Kepler mission finds evidence for at least 100 billion planets in our galaxy. Image released January 3, 2013. Read more ...

 

SpaceShipTwo: On a Flight Path to Space Tourism

By Elizabeth Howell, SPACE.com Contributor

21 December 2012, 02:48 PM ET

SpaceShipTwo is a spacecraft that is intended to one day take paying tourists into space. Manufactured by The Spaceship Company, the spacecraft is in the testing stage. Commercial flights are expected to begin around 2015. Read more ...

Four planets in 'habitable zones' spotted within spitting distance of Earth

By Pete SpottsStaff writer / December 19, 2012

Astronomers say they used a new statistical technique to find four possible super-Earths orbiting in the habitable zone of two stars within 22 light-years of Earth, Gliese 667C and tau Ceti. Read more ...

Date: 27 November 2012 Time: 03:16 PM ET
 

The new kind of matter is called color-glass condensate, and is a liquidlike wave of gluons, which are elementary particles related to the strong force that sticks quarks together inside protons and neutrons (hence they are like "glue"). Read more ...

 

NASA: Astronauts could survive Mars radiation

By Mike Wall, SPACE.com / November 15, 2012

The findings help researchers understand the planet's capacity for supporting life and will assist NASA in preparations for future manned flights to the planet. Read more ...

Earth-sized planet in Alpha Centauri an alien concept to many Earthlings

By Tia Ghose, LiveScience Contributor / October 17, 2012
The alien planet’s existence suggests that others might lurk farther out from the star, just far enough for liquid water — and possibly life — to exist. Read more ...

Of 25 primates on brink of extinction, a quarter in Madagascar

By Nirmala George, Associated Press / October 15, 2012

The report by the International Union for Conservation of Nature was released at the United Nations' Convention on Biological Diversity being held in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad. Read more ...

Einstein's math may also describe faster-than-light velocities

By Clara Moskowitz, LiveScience Senior Writer / October 10, 2012

Despite an apparent prohibition on such travel by Einstein’s theory of special relativity, the scientists said the theory actually lends itself easily to a description of velocities that exceed the speed of light. Read more ...

Dark energy is real, Anglo-German researchers argue

LONDON | Wed Sep 12, 2012 12:03am EDT

(Reuters) - Dark energy, the mysterious cosmic force thought to be the fuel behind the accelerating expansion of the universe, is real, according to an Anglo-German team of astronomers. Read more ...

Date: 06 April 2011 Time: 02:12 PM ET

They come in different flavors and sizes, some come in destructive duos that essentially vaporize each other, and many have fantastical names like sparticles and neutrolinos. Here are the tiny particles that leave even physicists drooling. Read more ...

 

Higgs boson announcement: Cern scientists discover subatomic particle

The elusive "God particle" has become the most sought-after particle in modern science. Its discovery would be proof of an invisible energy field that fills the vacuum of space, and excitement in the scientific community is at fever pitch. Read more ...

How was the moon formed?

Source: www.space.com

There are three theories as to how our planet's satellite could have been created: the giant impact hypothesis, the co-formation theory and the capture theory. Read more ...

Latest News About Alien Planets

An alien planet orbits a star other than our sun, and is sometimes called an "exoplanet." Learn more about the types of alien planets, including exoplanets and extrasolar planets, and get the latest news. Read  more ...

SpaceX Dragon: Private space capsule delivers precious cargo to space station

By Tariq Malik, SPACE.com / October 10, 2012

The unmanned Dragon spacecraft was captured by station astronauts using a robotic arm after an apparently flawless approach by the cargo-laden space capsule. Read more ...