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10+ Of The Funniest Entries From The 2016 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2016 (see 2015 here) came to an end on October 1st, and while we‘re waiting for the winners to be announced, …

Nature Photography

Our Greatest Delusion

'I've never felt more isolated': The man who sold Minecraft to Microsoft for $2.5 billion reveals the empty side of success

It's the dream of many a startup founder: Make something people love and wind up wildly rich, selling the company for billions.<p>But after you do that, …

Tardigrade DNA inserted into human cells gives them X-ray resistance

By on September 23, 2016 at 1:00 pm<p>A study just broke out of Tokyo that says some eyebrow-raising things about water bears and their DNA. First among …

Biology

Innovative Water-Gen machine harvests up to 825 gallons of clean water from thin air in a day

You might remember from grade school science class that water vapor is all around us, taking part in a continuous cycle that fills the clouds, lakes, …

Stephen Hawking warns that humanity should not respond to aliens in case they kill us all

If we actually end up discovering aliens then they’ll probably just wipe us all out, Stephen Hawking has said.<p>When we made contact with any aliens it …

Stephen Hawking

National Geographic is offering *major* prizes to the best nature photographers, so it's time to start snapping

Alright Instagrammers, now is your time. Get your phone ready — or better yet, your fanciest camera plus lenses — because there is an awesome …

Photography

France Just Became The First Country to Ban All Plastic Plates, Cups, And Utensils

Go France!<p>France just passed a law that says all plastic plates, cups, and utensils will be banned by 2020, and replacements will need to be made …

Netflix glitch puts Aziz Ansari stand-up subtitles over nature documentary, hilarity ensues

Aziz Ansari already has a pretty thick resume -- he's an actor, stand-up comic and even an author. Now, he can add documentary narrator to that list. Sort of.<p>Reddit user BenMeiri84 this week apparently discovered that Netflix had inadvertently taken subtitles from Ansari's "Live from Madison Square …

This Artist Spent 3 Years ‘Dressing’ Zoo Animals Like Humans And The Clothes Fit Unbelievably Well

Remember the Barcelona-based photographer Yago Partal, who created a funny photo series called 'Zoo Animals'? Yep, the one where animals were dressed …

Leather Jackets

Behind the sugar industry's 50-year mission to axe its link to heart disease

Trust no one.<p>That’s the takeaway of a new study published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), which claims the sugar industry in the 1960s launched a campaign in which it paid for nutrition research to downplay evidence linking America’s rising sugar consumption to …

Diabetes

These Amazing Maps Show How Wildlife Will Migrate to Survive Climate Change

For most animals, adapting to climate change won’t mean evolving new ways to stay cool—they’ll just pick up and move to cooler habitats. It’s how the …

Habitats

No Man’s Sky is an existential crisis simulator disguised as a space exploration game

It’s cold and lonely and empty and unsatisfying. It’s also worth your time.<p>At Recode’s annual Code Conference in June, venture capitalist Elon Musk made the provocative argument that reality is not reality at all, but a massive simulation built on top of some other reality.<p>“There’s a billion-to-one …

Grand Theft Auto 5 Looks Incredible In New Graphics Mod

A new mod for Grand Theft Auto V is coming soon that will crank up the graphics and more.<p>The GTA 5 Redux mod, created by Josh Romito, will debut on …

Grand Theft Auto

You could fit the entire human race into a sugar cube — and 13 other facts to put the universe into perspective

It's full of exploding stars and immortal jellyfish and it's been kicking around for almost 14 billion years.<p>Here are 14 awesome facts to put it all into perspective.

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Extracting Uranium From Sea Water, A Renewable For Nuclear Power

Uranium is a heavy metal that occurs naturally in low concentrations in our solar system, and its slow reactive decay is what provides the primary …

No Mans Sky Amazing Hidden Secrets And Easter Eggs

ou probably like <i>No Man’s Sky</i> and are exploring its procedurally generated universe with glee. You probably hate it due to its admittedly repetitive …

No Man's Sky

PS4 and Xbox One will be the last console generation: Microsoft

Microsoft believes that the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4 will make up the last console generation ever, reports <b>SegmentNext.</b><p>“Aaron Greenburg, the …

Xbox

Hack the Planets: Modders Are Tearing Apart the ‘No Man’s Sky’ Universe

Amateur programmers are tweaking the game to their tastes. Could they end up making "parallel universes"?<p><i>No Man's Sky</i> is a game with over 18 quintillion unique worlds for players to discover, populated with untold numbers of weird and wonderful plants and animals. It would therefore seem safe to …

6 images that show how violent and destructive the universe can be

Supermassive black holes spin through space, stretching any hopeless matter that spirals too close into spaghetti-like strands.<p>Giant stars collapse beneath their gravity, bursting apart in fierce supernova explosions that illuminate galaxies.<p>Stellar corpses called neutron stars, leftover from these …

This Little Silver Cube Could Be the Future of Personal DNA Testing

Medical diagnostics is about to have an ‘iPhone moment’.<p>If Apple made a personal DNA testing product, it might look something like the Spartan Cube: A minimalist, anodized aluminum box, about the size of a large coffee mug, and roughly as heavy as a small laptop. Aside from the logo of Spartan …

A Fake Black Hole In A Lab May Have Proved Stephen Hawking Right

"Hawking radiation" has been detected in a strange model black hole, and it may explain a few mysteries.<p>Scientists have seen “Hawking radiation” for the first time in a sort-of model black hole constructed in a laboratory.<p>It was Stephen Hawking who first proposed, in 1974, that small amounts of …

Black Holes

The beginner's guide to quantum computing

By David Nield<p>If you find quantum computing difficult to get your head around, you're not alone - so do some of the brightest minds in the business. …

Solar-powered Swedish homes produce at least as much energy as they consume

Electricity bills are a thing of the past at Power to the People, a modern zero-energy housing complex in Upplands Väsby, Sweden. Swedish firm Street …

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Nick Xenophon calls for first-person shooter video games to be defined as gambling

Virtual weapons won in some games can be bought for real money and used like casino chips on online gambling websites<p>In what could prove a world first, an Australian politician is seeking to have games such as the hugely popular Counter-Strike series defined in law as gambling.<p>Nick Xenophon, the …

Pope Francis