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Stephen Hawking's final paper cuts the multiverse down to size

Stephen Hawking's final paper, which aims to test a theory that proposes parallel universes, appeared today (May 2) in the Journal of High Energy Physics.<p>As Live Science reported at length in March, before the paper was peer-reviewed and officially published, it shares Hawking's final look at one …

Physics

Japan's 'black widow' sentenced to hang for killing husbands, lovers with cyanide

When Japan’s notorious “black widow” serial killer admitted to murdering her husband for his money, she told a court she would laugh in the face of a death sentence.<p>“Even if I were executed tomorrow, I would die smiling,” Chisako Kakehi said to the judges in her trial testimony in July, according …

Crime

Judge Rules States' Case Against Trump Travel Order Can Proceed

The federal judge in Seattle who halted President Donald Trump's executive order on immigration ruled Monday that the original lawsuit challenging the order can go ahead while an appeals court sorts through a thicket of issues.<p>U.S. District Judge James Robart — who issued the temporary restraining …

Immigration

Keep Cakes Moist With a Peeled Apple

Cake is the happiest of foods, which is why a dry, crumbly cake is so sad. This problem can be solved one of two ways: you can eat the entire cake in …

Johnny Depp divorce: Boo and Pistol to stay with Amber Heard

A judge has ended Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s marriage after months of arguing over the final terms of their breakup.<p>The judgment kept many of the terms the actors agreed to in August, when they announced a settlement in their divorce a day before a restraining order hearing that would have …

Amber Heard

'Final Fantasy XV' out-of-bounds glitch reveals an unused open world

The world of <i>Final Fantasy XV</i> feels enormous, stretching out for miles across freeways, plains, lakes and mountains -- but in the game's closing act, that open world becomes incredibly linear. Instead of taking a road trip across a fantastic land, players in the third act can merely look out upon …

The secret life of a librarian: What do you find in books? Bacon and condoms

I set out determined to change the world of public libraries. Nearly 40 years on, I’ve made the smallest dent. But I’ve met some amazing borrowers<p>Unlike many librarians who always dreamed of standing behind a counter and stamping books, I came to the profession by accident. When I left university …

Libraries

Judge Declares Mistrial in Walter Scott Police Shooting Case

A judge declared a mistrial Monday in the murder case of Michael Slager, the South Carolina officer who killed Walter Scott, an unarmed black man who …

New Nintendo Switch Report Talks Resolution and Touchscreen

While Nintendo is apparently content to wait until January to reveal much more about the Switch, a new report has emerged detailing some key information about the system and its screen.<p>Among these is the fact that Switch is equipped with a 6.2-inch screen featuring a 720p resolution. This is …

Stephen Hawking has a stark warning for what Brexit could mean for the human species

Stephen Hawking has penned a thoughtful appeal for post-Brexit Britain to reconsider the role that wealth plays in society, warning that isolationism …

They're Small, But These Big-City Apartments Tout Their Communal Feel

Summertime means college graduates are on the lookout for work and housing. For those eyeing big city life the trick to paying reasonable rent might mean downsizing — really downsizing.<p>In coastal cities, where space is scarce and demand is through the roof, there is a new housing trend developing: …

Real Estate

Hear Beowulf Read In the Original Old English: How Many Words Do You Recognize?

I was as surprised as most people are when I first heard the ancient language known as Old English. It's nothing like Shakespeare, nor even Chaucer, …

Japan’s okonomiyaki – pancakes served as you like them

Batter and cabbage are the basic ingredients for the street snack that spread from Hiroshima. Then you can add whatever takes your fancy …<p>There is only one word (six syllables, mind) that foodie visitors to Japan need to know: <i>okonomiyaki</i>. It’s a type of savoury pancake, and the name roughly …

Japan

This 18th century fried chicken recipe is winning the internet

Colonial fried chicken, just in time for Independence Day.<p>A video of a historical reenactor cooking an 18th Century fried chicken recipe has gotten …

What Trump Really Meant When He Said Obama Has 'Something Else In Mind'

Americans were still waking up to the worst mass shooting in U.S. history Sunday when Donald Trump popped up on Twitter, boasting about his call to ban Muslims from entering the U.S. and calling on President Obama to resign.<p>He tweeted: "Is President Obama going to finally mention the words radical …

Donald Trump

Pizza Bombs Recipe by Tasty

Ingredients<p>for 16 balls<p>16.3 oz (460 g) biscuit dough, 1 can<br>• ⅓ cup marinara sauce<br>• 16 slices pepperoni<br>• 16 oz mozzarella cheese, cut into cubes<br>• 3 tablespoons butter, melted<br>• 2 cloves garlic, minced<br>• salt, to taste<br>• pepper, to taste<br>• 1 tablespoon italian seasoning<br>• shredded parmesan cheese, for …

Parmesan Cheese

If Animals Could Talk (10+ Pics)

Ever wondered what animals would say if they could talk? Then wonder no more because these awesome comics by Jimmy Craig will tell you everything …

2016 game release-date calendar

It’s hard to keep track of everything in your life like doctors appointments, anniversaries, and birth days. But, most importantly, you need to know when new video games are coming out. Let us help.<p>This is where we’ll keep track of every game coming out in 2016. We’ll update this post as needed. If …

Xbox

The First Public Hyperloop Test: Dazzling And Done In Two Seconds

Everything about the Hyperloop — the idea, the ambition, the challenges — is big. But on Wednesday, it started small.<p>The Hyperloop One (formerly Hyperloop Technologies) team had been working in the Nevada desert for six months to build the first real demonstration of Elon Musk’s fantastical idea — …

High-speed Rail

This Is The Single Dumbest And Most Infuriating Fee That Airlines Charge

Pigs get fat. Hogs get slaughtered.<p>That’s an old saying that U.S. airlines have been defying for a decade, but it might be about to catch up with them.<p>Over the last decade air travelers have become used to – and used to complaining about – the imposition of various fees charged by carriers for …

Flying

US panel weighs changes to program for aging, ailing inmates

WASHINGTON (AP) — Iowa businessman Clarence Rice had been imprisoned for wire fraud for a matter of months when he was diagnosed with bile duct …

U.S. Department of Justice

The Swedish store with no cashiers lets you use a cellphone to do late-night shopping

VIKEN, Sweden (AP) — It was a chaotic, late-night scramble to buy baby food with a screaming toddler in the backseat that gave Robert Ilijason the …

A 750-Feet Long Marble Run Made From Sand Is More Exciting than Formula 1

Jelle Bakker, who has a fondness for complex marble runs, made this epic 750-feet long sand track that descends some 125 feet from its start to its …

This Addictive Home-Design App Lets You “Try On” New Decor

With a new round of funding, Modsy aims to launch its 3-D design tool out of beta this summer.<p>Shanna Tellerman wants to help you redecorate your home. She’s not a designer, furniture aficionado, or personal shopper. She’s the founder and CEO of a company called Modsy that rolls all of the …

6 Things No One Tells You About Coffee

<b>The Health Benefits Go Beyond Your Heart and Your Head</b><p>You've read about the potential positive cardiovascular and neurological effects. But 1 cup (or …

Special Nano Coating Makes Water That Can Be Shaped and Sliced

Scientists have figured out a way to turn liquid into a new type of material that can be sliced and molded into different shapes. In the video above, …

Oregon Occupation Leaders Arrested, One Dead in Shooting

Oregon occupation protest leaders Ammon and Ryan Bundy were arrested Tuesday in a highway traffic stop that ended in gunfire and left an anti-government rancher dead. Five others were also detained.<p>Law enforcement authorities intercepted the group as it headed to a community meeting north of the …

Oregon

Megyn Kelly: the journalist who dinged Trump's ego – and got under his skin

Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly is not the first journalist to incur the wrath of Donald Trump. But she may be the first to have forced the combative Republican presidential frontrunner into submission.<p>Certainly, she must be the first TV anchor who dedicated an entire live broadcast to a news event …

Media Industry