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This new DARPA chip could give U.S. a leg up in electronic warfare

By Thomas Gibbons-Neff<p>, Reporter<p>In eastern Ukraine, government forces have to face an array of conventional threats. Snipers, artillery and machine gun fire to name a few. On top of that, Ukrainian troops also have to contend with electronic warfare. The separatists, well-supplied and trained by …

Military

Stephen Hawking explains how to (sort-of) escape a black hole

<i>This post has been corrected.</i><p>If you find yourself stuck inside a black hole, Stephen Hawking says not to panic: You may die, but all traces of your existence may not be lost forever.<p>Current science suggests that a black hole’s gravity is so strong that absolutely nothing—not even light—can escape …

Black Holes

The 51 Best Fantasy Series Ever Written

Whether you're a Swords and Sorcery type of fantasy reader, a fan of battles and betrayal, or you just want a few more goddamn elves in your life, there's something for you here. These are the truly great fantasy series written in the last 50 years.

'Solar powered' nanofibre factory pulls CO2 out of the air

A new technique for pulling carbon out of the atmosphere and turning it into valuable nanofibres is being mooted as a potential 'cure' for CO2 …

Celebrate Your Inner Artist With 16 Watercolor DIYs

Looking for weekend or staycation plans? We’re big fans of a stellar DIY, and one of our favorite decor trends at the moment is dreamy, ethereal watercolor. The technique can be applied to pretty much every and any project. Case in point? The 16 we’ve just brought your way. So strap on a smock and …

Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2015: the best entries so far

Scientists find the brain’s missing ‘pipes’

By Amy Ellis Nutt<p>, Reporter<p>“Throw out the textbooks” and “missing link” are words rarely heard anymore in science, but that’s what researchers around the world are saying about the recent discovery of microscopic lymphatic vessels connecting the brain to the immune system.<p>That physical link was …

The 100 best novels written in English: the full list

After two years of careful consideration, Robert McCrum has reached a verdict on his selection of the 100 greatest novels written in English. Take a look at his list<p>A story of a man in search of truth told with the simple clarity and beauty of Bunyan’s prose make this the ultimate English classic.

Literature

This cool new Google Maps feature has nothing to do with navigation

Google Maps is already one of the most popular apps used on on smartphones thanks to its sophisticated navigation powers. But Google has figured out …

Bad Art & Weirdo Ideas

25 Greatest Internet DJ Mixes of All Time

Mary Anne Hobbs, BBC Radio 1: Breezeblock Dubstep Warz (2006)<p>Then closely intertwined with the grime scene, the slow, bass-heavy sound of dubstep …

"Amélie" // [Summer-Mix] By Dennis Kruissen - 08/2015

How Did Rare White Whale Spotted Off Australia Get That Way?

Weird & Wild<p>A fluke of genetics can produce animals with no pigment at all—albinos—or creatures that are mostly white.<p>Like a ghost rising from the deep, a rare white whale flashed its pale hide off Australia's Gold Coast on Sunday. But despite the inevitable <i>Moby Dick</i> references, this particular …

Barstool Sports

Planet Earth has at least one MINI-MOON - and now scientists want to capture it

A space scientist has claimed our planet could have several mini-moons in orbit around it.<p>With the naked eye, we can only see one full-sized moon …

Motorcycle running on Water can travel 310 MILES on a single litre

A water-powered motorbike with the ability to travel up to 310 miles on a litre of water is turning heads in Brazil.<p>The 'T Power H20’ motorcycle was …

First-ever legal drone delivery takes place in the U.S.

In a U.S.-first, drones made a delivery Friday with the blessing of regulators.<p>As part of a project called "Let’s Fly Wisely," medication was …

Denmark just generated 140 percent of its electricity needs from wind power

A particularly windy 24 hours over northern Europe kicked Denmark’s wind turbines into high gear, enabling the country to not only generate all the …

Renewable Energy

11 Things Every Parent Should Know To Raise a Happy Child

In our fast-paced society today, we seem to be in a constant struggle to keep up. While the advancement of technology has its benefits, we are now …

Mindfulness

See All The Satellites And Space Junk Circling Earth In Real-Time

Makes your junk drawer look manageable in comparison<p>From down here on the ground, space looks like a pristine void. But Earth's orbit is actually crowded with a ton of stuff, from human-made satellites to many smaller pieces of debris whirling around at dangerously high speeds, as the film <i>Gravity</i> …

Space Exploration

Meet Wendiceratops, a horned dinosaur unlike any other

Move over <i>Indominus Rex</i> – scientists have discovered a previously unknown dinosaur in Canada that's cooler than any "Jurassic World" creation. And it's real.<p>The creature, a member of the family of horned dinosaurs, was an older cousin of Triceratops that lived about 79 million years ago. Like …

$15 Trillion Plan Would Have All of America on Renewable Energy by 2050

A group of scientists has published a plan for the United States to have all of its energy come from renewable sources by 2050, an ambitious goal …