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Scientists witnessed the most spectacular event in the universe, and now we know where gold comes from

In a carefully orchestrated series of press conferences, papers, and journal studies that were sent out together today, scientists from around the …

Universe

7 'Facts' You Learned at School That Are No Longer True

Don't get stuck in the past.<p>Over time, even facts we consider steadfast truths can change. People used to think doctors could forgo washing their …

Roads

When Will Voyager Stop Calling Home?

The twin spacecraft still send data back to the planet they left 40 years ago.<p>Forty years after they left Earth, the Voyager twin spacecraft are still chugging along, logging 35,000 miles an hour as they zoom farther and farther into the cosmos.<p>“I’ve had people ask me, you mean the mission is still …

Space

Learn to Code: Harvard's Free Online Computer Science Course

HTML, CSS, JavaScript, C, SQL, PHP, and More<p>Harvard’s “Introduction to Computer Science” course is widely regarded as the best computer science …

A two-headed worm is changing what we know about survival in space

Experiments in space have given researchers insights into how regeneration works and how space flight could affect human biology, and it starts with …

Space

The forgotten genius who theorized black holes more than 230 years ago

Black holes are not made up of matter, although they have a large mass. This explains why it has not yet been possible to observe them directly, but …

Natural History

Physicists use Einstein's 'spooky' entanglement to invent super-sensitive gravitational wave detector

Scientists have long been tried to come up with new and better detectors of gravitational waves.<p>The first direct detection of gravitational waves, a …

Netflix codes: The secret numbers that unlock thousands of hidden films and TV shows

Netflix's incredibly niche, personalised subgenres have long captivated movie nerds, from "Steamy Crime Movies from the 1970s" to "Period Pieces About Royalty Based on Real Life".<p>The genres, based on a complicated algorithm that uses reams of data about users' viewing habits to recommend exactly …

4 Catastrophic Legal Mistakes That Could Put You Out of Business

Most entrepreneurs are making these legal mistakes, and have no idea.<p>Entrepreneurs are usually great at getting down to business and putting the peddle to the medal. Often that comes at the cost of glazing over some important legal aspects. It's not worth putting yourself or your company in harm's …

Small Business

World facing biggest mass extinction since dinosaurs - with two thirds of animals wiped out in 50 years

The world is facing the biggest extinction since the dinosaurs, with seven in 10 mammals, birds, fish, amphibians and reptiles wiped out in just 50 years, a new report warns.<p>The latest Living Planet report by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) estimates that by …

5 privacy settings you should change in Windows 10

Taking back the operating system, one privacy setting at a time...<p>With its Windows 10 Creators Update, Microsoft is attempting to be more transparent with its privacy settings. It may have simplified some of the language of its policies, but there is still work to be done.<p>Here are five …

Apps

Graphene Nanoribbons Combined With Common Polymer Can Bridge Damaged Neurons

Generally speaking, once nerve damage occurs in animals and humans, it is irreversible and can have debilitating consequences. Researchers at Rice University in the United States have however recently discovered a way of using wonder material graphene in combination with a widely used polymer, …

Nanotech