Aaron Naser

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These Two Black Holes Will Collide With the Power of 100 Million Supernovae

Thankfully, this catastrophe is happening 3.5 billion light years away.<p><i>An artist's conception of a black hole binary in a heart of a quasar, with the data showing the periodic variability superposed. (Photo Credit: Santiago Lombeyda, Center for Data-Driven Discovery, Caltech)</i><p>It's going to be a …

Supernovae

Here Is the Most-Read Wikipedia Page for Every Day in 2014

You all were reading about Robin Williams, power naps, and malware.<p>On January 1, 2014, the top Wikipedia viewed was Cher, who needs no introduction. On December 31, it was the Feynman point—a string of numbers at the 762nd decimal point in pi where six 9s in a row appear. Such are the oddities you …

Robin Williams

These Stunning Underwater Photos Were Taken With a Desktop Scanner

An artist goes diving with a custom-built scanner. These wild images are the result.<p><i>(Photo Credit: Emy Mazzola)</i><p>Rippling Images is a fitting name for Nathaniel Stern's latest works of art, and in more ways than one. The collection shows off 18 prints captured under the rippling water of a live coral …

Scanners

The US Just Resupplied Kurdish Forces Fighting ISIS In Kobani

US Central Command said two US Air Force C-130 aircraft dropped a total of 27 bundles of weapons, ammo, and medical supplies in a mission that began around 4:30 p.m. ET on Sunday. US officials said they have already determined that at least the "vast majority" of those bundles were successfully …

Ebola Panic Looks Strikingly Similar To This 19th-Century Epidemic

The British public, informed by newspaper reports, were acquainted with the symptoms: profuse watery diarrhea, severe abdominal pain and often death within a matter of hours. In advance of its arrival in Russia thousands fled from the cities. In Poland it was killing one in two victims. And unlike …

Everyone Loves This Story Of How An Autistic Kid Became Best Friends With Siri

The story of the relationship is the subject of a long piece in this week's New York Times Magazine.<p>Lots of people are talking about the story on Twitter.<p>Here are some tweets collected Techmeme:<p>Steve Jobs biographer Walt Isaacson tweeted, " This is why I love the New York Times."<br>• Derek Willis wrote, …

Ebola outbreak in the West: Why some survive, some don't

<b>(CNN) —</b> There's no cure for Ebola. So why have some patients walked away healthy while others in the West died ?<p>Dr. Kent Brantly, Nancy Writebol and Dr. Rick Sacra all contracted the disease while working in Liberia -- and all survived.<p>Spanish nurse's aide Teresa Romero Ramos got the virus while …

China is staging a nationwide attack on iCloud and Microsoft accounts

China got its first official shipments of new iPhones last week, but a new report from web censorship watchdog Great Fire indicates Chinese users may be facing an unpleasant surprise when they try to connect to Apple services at large. As of last night, the Chinese firewall is blocking all local …

Why Apple Pay May Be the Company's Most Challenging Move Yet

Justin Sullivan—Getty Images<p>Ralph Morse—The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images<p>Ted Thai—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images<p>Kristy …

An Obama boom?

Yes, say economists, but not as much as he’s taking.<p>The United States economy is increasingly the envy of a struggling world and President Barack Obama is in the early stages of a yearlong effort to grab credit for it and reverse persistently stagnant approval ratings as his tenure winds toward a …

Economics

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