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Bitcoin Storms Wall Street

Bitcoin traders have no time to pop the champagne anymore.<p>The crypto-rocket shot past $11,000 last week just hours after eclipsing $10,000, which …

Stock Markets

Gun made it onto flight after TSA mishap

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Authorities said Thursday that an off-duty Santa Monica police officer was able to board a flight to Taiwan with a gun that made it past security.<p>The mishap began at Los Angeles International Airport, according to the Transportation Security Administration, during an incident in …

Santa Monica

Theory claims to offer the first 'evidence' our Universe is a hologram

Despite how extreme the idea sounds, theories about the Universe being an illusion or a hologram aren't new. Now, researchers claim to have found …

Dark Matter

Nobody Knows Where A Black Hole's Information Goes

According to Google, Stephen Hawking is the most famous physicist alive, and his most famous work is the black hole information paradox. If you know one thing about physics, therefore, that’s what you should know. Before Hawking, black holes weren’t paradoxical. Yes, if you throw a book into a …

Physics

808: the beat that changed music

Chronicling the incredible story of the Roland TR-808 drum machine: a small but powerful piece of technology that changed the course of music history forever.<p>You might not know what a Roland TR-808 is, but you sure as hell know what it sounds like. Hard, aggressive and with an internal, inimitable …

When Is The World Going To End? Stephen Hawking Says Humanity Won’t Survive 1000 Years On Earth

Stephen Hawking believes that humanity has less than a thousand years on Earth before a mass extinction occurs, the leading theoretical physicist …

The Sixth Mass Extinction Will Be Like Nothing In Earth's History

The sixth mass extinction—the one that seven billion humans are doing their darnedest to trigger at this very moment—is shaping up to be like nothing …

Biodiversity

What It Feels Like to Die

Science is just beginning to understand the experience of life’s end.<p>“Do you want to know what will happen as your body starts shutting down?”<p>My mother and I sat across from the hospice nurse in my parents’ Colorado home. It was 2005, and my mother had reached the end of treatments for metastatic …

Medicine

A new ‘Einstein’ equation suggests wormholes hold the key to quantum gravity

It's pretty easy to remember: ER=EPR.<p>You might suspect that to make this equation work, P must be equal to 1. But the symbols in this equation stand not for numbers, but for names. E, you probably guessed, stands for Einstein.<p>R and P are initials — for collaborators on two of Einstein's most …

Quantum Mechanics

Australian Craig Wright claims to be Bitcoin creator

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/technology/1240000/1240848_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522231296_e002e44a86da69b16fa39b45fb8ad03e<p><b>Australian entrepreneur Craig Wright has publicly identified himself as Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto.</b><p>His admission follows years of …

Bitcoin

Disney announced all its movies coming in the next 4 years — here's what you have to look forward to

In addition to an ambitious movie plan announced last fall, the studio has called dibs on a few more weekends with untitled projects, including more fairy-tale adventures.<p>With the recent enormous success of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," and the even more surprising staying power of "Zootopia" and …

Walt Disney Company

The 18 best science movies and shows streaming on Netflix right now

From shows that delve into the tasty science of gastronomy to those that unmask the mysterious depths of the ocean, there's no shortage of mind-expanding titles to indulge in.<p>But there's a downside to all of that choice: It's <i>a lot</i> to choose from.<p>I polled the Tech Insider team and came up with 18 of …

National Parks

Ancient viruses lurking in our DNA: scientists

<b>Washington:</b> Our DNA is actually less human than previously thought, according to a new study that found 19 new pieces of non-human DNA left by …

3tags.org

The Virus That Could Cure Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and More

In 2004, the British chemist Chris Dobson speculated that there might be a universal elixir out there that could combat not just alpha-synuclein for …

Dementia

Gravitational waves explained

A century after Albert Einstein rewrote our understanding of space and time, physicists have confirmed one of the most elusive predictions of his …

LIGO

First 2016 Bitcoin Crisis At The Doors

Another Bitcoin Core developer, Mike Hearn, has left the team on 14th of January. The consequence was an abrupt drop in the value of Bitcoin and a …

Bitcoin Network Hashpower Dips Slightly After Price Drop

<b>Over the past few weeks, a lot of people have been paying close attention to the overall hashrate pointed at the Bitcoin network. With BitFury</b> …

Alternative Bitcoin Implementations Can Co-Exist

In my previous article I responded to the Hearn outburst and that is a good precursor to this article. Now I’m going to talk about the future of …

Bitcoin

How the 'Die Hard' director tricked Alan Rickman into making the best scene of his career

Actor Alan Rickman, who died Thursday, might now be most familiar as the mysterious Snape in the "Harry Potter" movies, but he will always be one of the greatest action-movie villains of all time, if not the greatest, in "Die Hard."<p>Rickman was so great as Hans Gruber, in fact, that the third "Die …

Movies

A pause in the shouting: Obama, critics connect at CNN's town hall on guns

<b>(CNN) —</b> A president who has vowed to politicize gun control and critics who believe he's determined to confiscate their weapons came face-to-face Thursday in a rare respectful and reasoned interlude in one of America's most poisoned political debates.<p>For once, the nation's bitter, polarized …

Guns

Obama thrusts gun control debate into forefront of 2016 race

WASHINGTON (AP) — With his emotional plea for America to embrace some gun control, President Barack Obama on Thursday thrust the contentious issue to the forefront of the 2016 presidential campaign just weeks from the Feb. 1 Iowa caucuses.<p>Speaking in the East Room at the White House Tuesday, Obama …

Gun Control

Do You Have A Mellow Music Brain Or An Intense One?

Cognitive style linked to preference in pop music<p>You truly believe that Kanye is the best musician on the planet. Is it simply a matter of taste, or is something else going on?<p>Although there’s no doubt that music preferences change over time and are shaped by social factors like what our friends …

Psychology

This Is How Jurassic World’s Velociraptors Should Have Looked

Zhenyuanlong suni is the feathered raptor we've all been waiting for<p>Let's all take a moment to think about velociraptors.<p>In the quintessential dinosaur movies of the Jurassic Park/World franchise, velociraptors were killing machines that looked something like this:<p>Unfortunately, not all …

Dinosaurs

Newegg Hints it Will Begin Accepting Bitcoin Soon

Bitcoin got a huge boost this week when online electronics retailer Overstock.com began accepting payments via the cryptocurrency, hot on the heels of Zygna starting a Bitcoin pilot. Those two significant brands could be joined by an even bigger name in the US consumer space, Newegg.<p>The company …