We discovered that life may be billions of times more common in the multiverse

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How unique is our universe?
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Richard Bower, Durham University

Why is there life in our universe? The existence of galaxies, stars, planets and ultimately life seem to depend on a small number of finely tuned fundamental physical constants. Had the laws of physics been different, we would not have been around to debate the question. So how come the laws of our universe just happen to be the way they are – is it all a lucky coincidence?

In the last few decades, an increasingly popular theory has come to the fore. The multiverse theory suggests that our universe is just one of many in an infinite multiverse where new universes are constantly being born. It seems likely that baby universes are produced with a wide range of physical laws and fundamental constants, but that only a tiny fraction of these are hospitable for life. It would therefore make sense that there is a universe with the strange fundamental constants we see, finely tuned to be hospitable for life.

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How Donald Trump can survive Michael Cohen’s decision to turn on him

Neil Visalvanich, Durham University

Donald Trump’s former personal attorney and “fixer”, Michael Cohen, has agreed to plead guilty to federal charges of fraud, among other crimes, and has implicated the president himself in wrongdoing. Speaking about payments made to porn actress Stormy Daniels and others, supposedly to keep them quiet about alleged affairs with the president, Cohen told a US judge: “I participated in this conduct, which on my part took place in Manhattan, for the principal purpose of influencing the election.” This would constitute a violation of campaign finance laws, and the implications for Trump are already the subject of speculation.

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Why Sex Education Is So Important in 2018

Emotional and psychological spheres of children’s life directly depend on how correctly and timely the sexual education is started in the family. It’s the family that has the primary responsibility for acquainting the child with many subtleties and features of sexual life, which serve as a basis for his further development.

The consequences of parents’ refusal to sex education can be an inadequate and distorted personality development of their child. And to fix the situation is much more difficult than to find strength and choose an approach for productive communication in order to inform the child about such an important issue. Read more Why Sex Education Is So Important in 2018


Return to Player % – RTP Online Slots Advantages Compared to Land-Based Casino Slots

Online slots are the most popular games be it in online casino sites on in brick and mortar casinos. The first slots machines came into existence back in 1891 and their popularity has gone far and wide today. One main reason why slots have a huge number of fans is that it is easy to learn and play. As well, most slot games have multiple opportunities of winning huge prizes including jackpots. With the advancement of technology, developers are able to deliver high-quality slots to the market. Read more Return to Player % – RTP Online Slots Advantages Compared to Land-Based Casino Slots


Compulsory Super-Fast Broadband is set to Make New Builds Even More Desirable

Government officials have released a new national strategy for telecoms, putting forward the proposal to ensure it is compulsory for all new builds to be fitted with superfast broadband connections throughout the UK.

A complete overhaul from the current copper-based networks could take place by 2030, with the main focus on new build homes alongside remote rural areas of the country. Reports from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) suggest that the changes could see it becoming mandatory for all newly built properties to be completed with full fibre, top speed broadband connections. Read more Compulsory Super-Fast Broadband is set to Make New Builds Even More Desirable


NAP Tips and Predictions

All of the best betting websites provide their own NAP of the Day, and there’s a lot of reasons why they choose to do this. The only issue is that coming to terms regarding exactly what one is can be a bit of a challenge for less experienced punters. NAPs are one of the primary bets when it comes to betting on horse racing, so working out what they are and how best to utilise them is likely to benefit you in the long run.

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College Life: What to Expect

Unlike high school, a typical college day is a lot less scheduled depending on how well you plan and manage your day. In addition, you have more freedom and opportunities to explore your interests and passions. While at it, you can join online educational forums such as Rincon del Vago. There you can interact with peers from different colleges while at the same time learning from educational material that is present. Read more College Life: What to Expect


The Benefits of Online Dating for Single Parents

It can often be hard to meet people and even harder to date, especially if you’re a single parent. But one way that many single parents have found to make dating easier is by using dating apps and online sites. Although online dating is still, even today, often looked down upon as a ‘lesser’ dating option there are a lot of reasons to consider giving it a try. For one, online dating has been good to single parents. According to a recent survey, not only are around 44% of women dating online single mothers, single mothers are also actually finding love 10% faster than women without children. But that’s not the only reason these apps are a great option for single parents; there are a number of benefits to dating apps, including, surprisingly, economic ones. Read more The Benefits of Online Dating for Single Parents


Gambling Trends in the UK for 2018

The iGaming industry in the United Kingdom is currently undergoing significant change pertaining to new regulations set by regulatory bodies on the code of conduct required for a casino to operate. Brick and mortar establishments, as well as virtual gaming destinations, are subject to the reviews presented to casinos by the UK Gambling Commission. Some of the critical areas that have been affected by the set rules include advertising and marketing. Read more Gambling Trends in the UK for 2018


Israel Ruins Protesters, Commits to Ruining Own Reputation

On May 5th, the United States officially moved the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, sparking praise from end-of-days zealots, protests from Palestinians, and a volley of bullets and tear gas from Israeli soldiers posted on the border. Read more Israel Ruins Protesters, Commits to Ruining Own Reputation


Trump Typos Due to Staff Killing Spell Check: “He Can’t Handle the Criticism!”

White House insiders have suggested that Trump’s many embarrassing typos are not the result of his stupidity or lack of access to technology, but because Maggie Jaakobson, an intern in her third week, was instructed to turn off the spell check feature on his phone because he couldn’t handle the criticsm.

“Miss Jaakobson is no longer working here,” explained world-renowned liar and future Mrs. Potatohead Sarah Huckabee-Sanders. “She’s been fired for her gross incompetence and reckless disregard for the American people.” Read more Trump Typos Due to Staff Killing Spell Check: “He Can’t Handle the Criticism!”