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Exploding Stellar Fireball Caught On Camera For The First Time

Astronomers have captured the first timelapse images of a thermonuclear fireball exploding out of a nova star, allowing them to track the event as it happened.<p>An international team of researchers worked together to map the nova eruption, a baby brother to a supernova explosion, and publish the …

Elon Musk warns against unleashing artificial intelligence 'demon'

Elon Musk has met a technology he doesn't like.<p>Musk, who promises to take humans to new heights with space and battery technologies, was especially grounded in his latest caution on artificial intelligence.<p>Elon Musk<p>He told an audience at MIT on Friday that "we should be very careful about …

German street artist CASE, known for his hyperreal murals around the world, incorporates hands as a recurring motif.

6 Oysters Everyone Needs to Know

We asked three chefs for the essential oysters that everyone should know. It’s a great cheat sheet to keep on hand for the next time you’re …

Do the Most Hipster Thing Possible - Move to Des Moines

DES MOINES, Iowa—This is too nice a place to spawn a war cry. But if the city had one, it would be the sen­ti­ment heard across a down­town …

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You Can Look It Up: The Wikipedia Story

In an excerpt from his new book, The Innovators, Walter Isaacson recounts the improbable story of the online encyclopedia that has proven its …

The Hummingbird Effect: How Galileo Invented Timekeeping and Forever Changed Modern Life

While we appreciate it in the abstract, few of us pause to grasp the miracles of modern life, from artificial light to air conditioning, as <b>Steven Johnson</b> puts it in the excellent <b>How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World</b> (<i>public library</i>), “how amazing it is that we drink water …

Protests and threats mark opening night of terrorism tale at New York's Metropolitan Opera

Demonstrators disrupt staging of "The Death of Klinghoffer" for glorifying terrorism in its interpretation of the murder of an American Jew by Palestinian hijackers aboard the Achille Lauro in 1985<p>Opera-goers had to endure chants of "shame, shame" as they arrived for opening night at the …

Transgender troops seek end to US military taboo

"It's quite a common pathway for people who are gender conflicted, trying to fix what we see is wrong with us, and see the military as the way of doing that," Major Harding said.<p>She was speaking at an unprecedented gathering of transgender troops from foreign armies in Washington, sharing their …

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