Alejandro Abreu

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Cristiano Ronaldo's son crashes interview dressed as Superman

Cristiano Ronaldo's son is basically the cutest. We learned that when his love for Lionel Messi was revealed and he was so shy around the superstar.<p>But that time, Cristianinho, was in a suit. That's not very kid-like.<p>When he invaded his dad's interview, he was much more kid-like.<p>It's a bird, it's a …

Cristiano Ronaldo

Some in Space Community Notice Something They Say Is Unusual in This NASA Mars Rover Picture

A new image captured my NASA’s Curiosity rover has raised some eyebrows in the space community.<p>The image purports to capture a coffin-like object on the surface of Mars.<p>Here’s the original image:<p>Image source: NASA<p>And an edited version of the picture highlighting the object of interest:<p>Image source: …

The People Saving The Most On Cheap Gas Probably Don't Even Care

As gasoline — a refined product of oil — becomes cheaper, consumers will have more money in their pockets, which they will then go out and spend on other goods and services.<p>However, a research note from UBS indicates that the effect on the US economy might be a bit more limited than many expect — …

How Do We Know How Old Everything Is?

Brazil 1 Germany 7: The World Cup match that will echo down the years to the shame of host's proud history

Moments of the year: Preoccupation with absent Neymar was a semi-final distraction brutally exploited by the tournament's golden generation of deserved winners<p>Brazil 1, Germany 7. It was the result for which the 2014 <b>World</b> <b>Cup</b> will be forever remembered but even now, almost six months on, just simply …

North Korea suffers severe internet outages

<b>Internet services have been restored in North Korea after an almost unprecedented internet outage following a cyber security row with the US.</b><p>Though there has been no comment from the authorities in Pyongyang, South Korean officials and US experts reported the restoration.<p>Some analysts say the …

North Korea

Why String Theory Still Offers Hope We Can Unify Physics

In October 1984 I arrived at Oxford University, trailing a large steamer trunk containing a couple of changes of clothing and about five dozen …

Physics

Forget Manchester United, Bale’s heart remains in Madrid

The forward is looking for his fourth trophy of 2014 with Real Madrid having made decisive contributions in Copa del Rey, Champions League and Super Cup triumphs.<p>You would expect a world-record signing to make a decisive impact on the big stage and Gareth Bale has done just that since his …

Here’s the Z1, Samsung’s first Tizen phone to battle Android

Advertisement<p>8 Comments<p>Credit: Manish Khatri<p>After delaying its first Tizen-powered several times in 2014, it appears that next month Samsung will …

So you've been nutmegged ...

If you've been embarrassed in the worst way possible, you have but one option available.<p>Your innocence has been wretched away. The foundation of your entire belief system has crumbled; you've stared into the abyss and have seen that the world is cruel and the heroes always die at the end. You're …

Bound Spacecraft Tests Einstein's Theory

An experiment by Italian scientists using data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, currently en route to Saturn, confirms Einstein's theory of general …

Watch The Navy Destroy A Drone With Lasers

Zap!<p>With a flick of a videogame-like controller, the sailor locks the laser onto the drone in mid-air. Within seconds, there’s a flash of light and sparks, and the drone nosedives straight into the ocean, the latest victim of the U.S. Navy’s new Laser Weapon System (or LaWS). The laser, mounted on …

Military

Sony Hack Reveals Concerns Over New Bond Movie's Script

The email leak resulting from the Sony hack is so massive, it has even taken down the world’s favorite superspy.<p>According to emails released in the …

Have scientists found first sign of Dark Matter?

A signal picked up by Dutch and Swiss scientists is thought to be the first phsical evidence of Dark Matter<p>It was first theorised more than 70 years ago, but after decades of searching, scientists believe they have seen the first sign of elusive Dark Matter.<p>Researchers have picked up unexpected …

Dark Matter

Buckyballs in space born in molecular striptease?

Oo la la! Big organic compounds called PAHs may “strip” to create buckyballs in space.<p>Scientists from University of Leiden in the Netherlands say …

Nike's $10 Million Lawsuit Against Former Designers Is Broken Down Into a Timeline

Following news that sportswear giants Nike has opened a $10 million USD lawsuit against its former<p>Following news that sportswear giants Nike has opened a $10 million USD lawsuit against its former senior shoe designers for taking secrets to adidas during their departures, further information has …

The NASA UFO Question: Space Station Astronaut Refuses To Talk About UFOs In Space — Or Does He?

A NASA astronaut appears to nervously avoid a question about UFO sightings in space in a recently uncovered video clip that UFO researchers believe …

There's Now an App That Solves One of the Biggest Issues Sneakerheads Face

One of the #firstworldproblems most sneakerheads run into is how to correctly size on a pair of sneakers when they're making an online purchase. Not …

UFO Shuttlecraft Found On Mars?

A possible ancient UFO has been photographed on the red planet, by the Mars Curiosity Rover.<p>The object, which resembles a derelict space craft of …

Nike Sues Three Former Designers, Claiming They Brought Trade Secrets To Adidas

Earlier this year, three high profile Nike designers–Marc Dolce, Mark Miner, and Denis Dekovic–left to found a hip new Brooklyn design studio for rival Adidas. Monday, Nike filed a $10 million lawsuit against the designers, alleging that they leveraged “a treasure trove” of trade secrets to get the …

‘Ascension’: Could Mankind Really Survive 100 Years in Space?

A hulking spaceship the size of the Empire State Building, powered by nuclear explosions meant to carry human beings all the way to another solar system. It could never happen, right?<p>That was the idea behind a very real plan called Project Orion, drawn up by physicist Freeman Dyson in the late …

Battlestar Galactica

Fuel to the fire? Fuel exports soar under Obama

GARDI SUGDUP, Panama (AP) — Solar panels glisten from every thatched hut on this crowded island, one of the largest in this remote chain off the …

Pulsars with black holes could hold the 'Holy Grail' of gravity

The intermittent light emitted by pulsars, the most precise timekeepers in the universe, allows scientists to verify Einstein’s theory of relativity, …

Giant Blast Shuts Down Starburst Galaxy

Astronomers spot gas bursts that may disrupt star formation.<p>For the first time, astronomers have spotted a critical moment in the life of galaxies: high-speed eruptions of gas that may halt the birth of stars.<p>Galaxies, such as our own Milky Way, are vast islands of stars littering space. How …

Why Time Can't Go Backward: Physicists Explain

“<i>Time is what keeps everything from happening at once,</i>” wrote Ray Cummings in his 1922 science fiction novel “The Girl in the Golden Atom,” which …

Dark Matter