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No, There Wasn't an Advanced Civilization 12,000 Years Ago

Graham Hancock is an audacious autodidact who believes that long before ancient Mesopotamia, Babylonia and Egypt there existed an even more glorious …

Scientists Think We Could Reach The Brightest Star in The Sky in 69 Years

Sirius, we are coming for you.<p>If you're going to send a nano-spacecraft powered by photons across the galaxy – travelling at a fraction of the speed …

Astronomers may have taken the first photo of a black hole

The Event Horizon Telescope project's astronomers can now breathe a sigh of relief. They finally managed to observe Sagittarius A* for five sleepless nights after switching on the array on April 4th. In other words, the team might have taken the first picture of a black hole ever. There were nights …

Black Holes

Here's why I won't be upgrading to the Samsung Galaxy S8

Samsung's Galaxy S8 will arrive in the UK on April 28 (or earlier, if you put in a preorder now), along with its big brother, the Galaxy S8 Plus.<p>Early reviews for the two phones are positive. Some people think the curved screen, which covers the sides of the phone, makes the S8 "one of the most …

Phones

New Theory About Dark Energy Breaks Law of Conservation of Energy

Dark energy (not to be confused with dark matter) is the stuff that let’s scientists know the universe is expanding at an accelerated rate. Although …

Nearest Potentially Habitable Alien Planet Has Three Suns

Move over Tatooine — having two suns is old news. New research shows that the closest exoplanet to Earth — Proxima b — may have just one-upped the …

This All-In-One System Rescue Toolkit Automatically Repairs Your PC

We highlighted Paul Vreeland’s System Rescue Toolkit a few months ago, but now he’s built a new, “lite” version that packs most of the same tools and …

5 Reasons Space Aliens Might Be Antisocial

If extraterrestrials are out there and can communicate, they would do so at every opportunity, so goes the conventional wisdom. But what if they are having a ‘bad hair’ millennium and simply are the sort of antisocial creatures that could care less about communicating with other sentient — and …

China launches its longest manned space mission, aims to explore ‘more deeply and more broadly’

By Simon Denyer<p>, Bureau chief<p>BEIJING — China’s march into space took another step forward Monday, as two astronauts embarked on the nation’s longest manned mission.<p>They aim to dock with an orbiting space lab and remain aboard for 30 days, a crucial step in China’s plans to operate its own space …

Space Exploration

New Zealand's ONLY Mens Lifestyle Magazine

M2 Style - Powered by BOSS<p>June 29, 2018<p>Travel Shaving And Grooming Set by Dovo, $300 from Mancave Don’t forsake the standard of grooming when you’re …

A Big Freeze, Rip or Crunch: how will the Universe end?

The "most precise measurement" ever made recently suggested our Universe is expanding much faster than previously thought, casting doubts on earlier …

Physics

A new ‘Einstein’ equation suggests wormholes hold the key to quantum gravity

It's pretty easy to remember: ER=EPR.<p>You might suspect that to make this equation work, P must be equal to 1. But the symbols in this equation stand not for numbers, but for names. E, you probably guessed, stands for Einstein.<p>R and P are initials — for collaborators on two of Einstein's most …

Quantum Mechanics

The 9 Biggest Myths About Creativity You Should Never Believe

Here are nine things you were told about innovation and creativity. None of them are true--here's what the reality is.<p>The following beliefs are held firmly throughout corporate America, and I hear them all the time. They simply make sense to people, but they are not true. Here is why.<p>1. Innovation …

World's 50 best restaurants: Italy's Osteria Francescana is No 1 - but which three UK eateries make the list?

His voice shaking, Massimo Bottura, chef at Italy’s Osteria Francescana, spoke to the 800 guests at the World’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards on Monday night. “In the end,” he said, “it’s all about hard work.”<p>And with that he launched into a plea that all of us to join him in the soup kitchen he is …

Hospitality

How to Fake It When You’re Not Feeling Confident

Sometimes you feel like you’re in over your head. Perhaps you got a big promotion or are leading a new, high-profile initiative but you worry that you don’t have the right skills or experience to succeed. Are there strategies you can use to jolt your confidence? How do you “fake it ‘til you make …

18 Habits of Mentally Strong People

Building mental strength takes hard work and commitment, but it's the key to reaching your greatest potential.<p>As the author of <i>13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do</i>, I usually spend my time talking about the bad habits that can rob you of mental strength. After all, it only takes one bad habit …

An Algorithm Built These Dystopian Cityscapes

Designer Daniel Brown wrote a computer program that generates entire ruined cities.<p>London-based programmer and designer Daniel Brown created an algorithm that automatically generates complex cityscapes. These computer-generated buildings have a cramped, <i>Inception</i> quality to them; they're reminiscent …

The Universe Is Expanding Faster Than We Thought

And it's giving Einstein a run for his money<p>A beautiful thing about science is that it’s constantly revised. In 1929, Edwin Hubble discovered that the universe was expanding. This means that the galaxies around ours are moving away from us as space is also expanding. As my Astronomy 101 professor …

Universe

Inside Silicon Valley's secretive test track for self-driving cars

A former military weapons depot is now a track where companies can test their autonomous cars in private​. The media has never set foot in the guarded GoMentum Station, until now. The track is not only attracting the attention of automakers like Mercedes...

Samsung Defeats Apple In Fight To Be "America's Favorite Smartphone"

How important is the Galaxy Note range to Samsung’s status as a leading mobile device manufacturer? I would suggest that its very important. Although the Galaxy S handsets generate more volume of sales and are seen as the leading smartphones, the Galaxy Note range of phablet devices is the domain …

Watch 13 Billion Years of Galaxy Evolution in Just 30 Seconds

A lot happened in the 13.8 billion years of our universe's existence, and now you can watch a fast-forwarded version of most of it.<p>The simulation …

25 Bad Words That Make Other People Feel Inferior

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Did you know that in every language, there are more negative words than positive ones? It seems we need lots of words to describe our negative feelings, but we're content with a handful of positive ones.<p>For instance, researchers have …

Self-help

The most accurate clock in the world is redefining the second

<b>(CNN) —</b> What if everything you knew about time was wrong, and time actually moved at a different rate from what your watch or your phone is telling you right now?<p>A study released Wednesday in Optica, the Optical Society's research journal, is putting the pieces together about how to get an even …

Global Catastrophe Imminent: “Asteroids, Robots and Engineered Viruses Will Kill Millions”

There is yet more confirmation that near-certain doom is headed for planet earth, and could kill or disrupt the lives of everyone on the planet.<p>And …

Hubble Unveils Deepest View Of The Universe Ever

To see farther out into the Universe than ever before, you must gather the greatest amount of light possible.<p>The way to do that is:<p>go to space,<br>• with the largest telescope you can,<br>• and observe a clear patch of sky for as long as you can.<p>In 1995, Hubble imaged a dark region of space with few stars and …

Universe

Nail-biting start for Russia's new Vostochny space centre

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1222000/1222636_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534491312_322de182ca5b7b173fe740397a878aaa<p><b>"Oh please, darling, fly!"</b><p>A technician standing behind me was really nervous during the launch countdown at Vostochny, a new space centre in Russia's …

Space Exploration

These crypto apps are giving you back the power of privacy

The future of online privacy lies in a cloud of doubt as tech companies and government agencies confront each other on several fronts in the latest round of the decades-old Crypto Wars.<p>The feds are looking for backdoords into encrypted communications, describing it as a necessity to fight terrorism …

Stephen Hawking Is Building Thousands Of Tiny Spaceships To Find Intelligent Life

When asked what extraterrestrial intelligent life might look like, Hawking answered, "Judging from the election campaign, definitely not like us."<p>World-famous theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking and Russian billionaire Yuri Milner announced Tuesday their newest attempt to find extraterrestrial …