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How To Accurately Judge Someone’s Intelligence

A psychologist explains why “real life is the ultimate IQ test.”<p>What is the essence of intelligence? Answers vary, but it comes down to how well you adapt to your environment—to the degree of skill and ingenuity you bring to that challenge. And in a world dominated by abstract concepts, complex …

Researchers Put A Tiny Computer On A Drone To Make It A Hacking Machine

Information superhighway to the Danger Drone<p>The progenitors of the cyberpunk genre imagined the future online world as a sea of wires, with networks accessible through some physical opening on a system somewhere. Thanks to WiFi, our cyberpunk reality isn’t quite as wired as they conceived.<p>But WiFi …

Earth - The strange fate of a person falling into a black hole

<i>This was the most-read story on BBC Earth in 2015. Here is another chance to read it.</i><p>It could happen to anyone. Maybe you're out trying to find a new habitable planet for the human race, or maybe you're just on a long walk and you slip. Whatever the circumstances, at some point we all find …

Black Holes

A hacker explains why US nukes controlled by ancient computers is actually a good thing

"The biggest security issue here isn't that the computer is 40 years old, but rather the quality of the lock on the door where the computer is housed," Cris Thomas, a strategist for Tenable Network Security, said in a statement.<p>Thomas, known in hacker circles by his pseudonym, Space Rogue, was one …

13 Beverages You Should Never, Ever Drink

The Surprisingly Lengthy List of Famous Women Johnny Depp Has Dated

Jennifer Grey!?<p>Last night, news broke that Johnny Depp and Amber Heard have decided to call it quits after marrying just over a year ago. (Here for you, Pistol and Boo!) When the two tied the knot last February, the event felt particularly momentous considering Depp, who's been in several famous …

Finding aliens may be even easier than previously thought

But in recent years, efforts have begun to simplify the search for intelligent life. Thanks to the efforts of groups like the Breakthrough Foundation, it may be possible in the coming years to send "nanoscraft" on interstellar voyages using laser-driven propulsion. But just as significant is the …

Nasa hits problems with world’s first inflatable room for astronauts

Problems emerged while releasing air into experimental room at the International Space Station on Thursday, putting everything on hold<p>Nasa hit a snag while releasing air into an experimental inflatable room at the International Space Station on Thursday and put everything on hold for at least a day.<p>…

Space Exploration

A scientist spent 26 years studying a black hole 10 times the mass of the sun. Then it did something incredible

Modern science is more about patience and persistence than about great epiphanies. It is therefore extremely satisfying when you make a breakthrough, …

Astronomers Just Discovered a Rare Dwarf Galaxy That's Loaded With Precious Elements

Stars packed with gold, platinum, and silver.<p>Scientists have been searching for the origin of some of the most precious metals on Earth - including …

These 17 panoramas and GIFs show the first moon landing in unbelievable detail

A few of these images are more famous than others, like the one of Aldrin with Armstrong reflected in his visor, and the one of Aldrin looking at the American flag.<p>But people at NASA and contributors to the Apollo Lunar Surface Journal have painstakingly uploaded every single one of the photos from …

Space Science