Chasing Wormholes: The Hunt for Tunnels in Space-Time

Science fiction literature is full of stories in which tunnels in space-time — known as wormholes — are used for time travel. How much fact lies within the fiction? The answer is, more than you might think. Scientists are looking at ways to use traversable wormholes (if they exist) to travel faster than the speed of light — and even to travel through time itself.

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Scientists Get Caught In Terrifying ‘Underwater Avalanche’

Underwater cave diving is a risky business.

Environmental anthropologist Kenny Broad and one of his fellow researchers-cum-explorers know this for a fact after experiencing an “underwater avalanche” — which is when sediment from the walls of the cave collapses in around the divers.

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Lamar Odom’s Condition Reportedly ‘Deteriorating’

Despite what were interpreted to be signs of progress late Wednesday night, former NBA player Lamar Odom’s condition remains dire as of Thursday afternoon. The more time that passes with Odom in his current condition, the worse the odds are that he will be able to recover, according to the latest report out of Las Vegas.

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Warming Waters Are Releasing Giant Plumes of Methane Off the U.S. West Coast

Scientists have detected a disproportionate number of methane bubble plumes off the Washington and Oregon coast. The warming Pacific ocean may be triggering the release of this powerful greenhouse gas, which has remained frozen beneath the seafloor for thousands of years.

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