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Black holes may be destroying stars at the center of the Milky Way

Researchers believe dark matter has built up inside these stars, causing the pulsars to collapse<p>Dark matter may have turned spinning stars into black holes near the center of our galaxy, researchers say. There, scientists expected to see plenty of the dense, rotating stars called pulsars, which are …

Nano-Robots That Compute With DNA Installed Into Living Cockroach

Gives a whole new meaning to the term "computer bug."<p>Scientists have inserted DNA-based nanobots into a living cockroach, which are able to perform logical operations. Researchers say the nanobots could eventually be able to carry out complex programs, to diagnose and treat disease.<p>These DNA …

Gravitational Waves: Einstein Was Right, Again, Maybe

Cosmologists hope for a field-rocking announcement next week.<p>What's the latest cosmology gossip? According to the Guardian, the field is awash with rumors that next week, American scientists will announce the detection of gravitational waves: incredibly small ripples carrying energy across the void …

Zach Galifianakis Interviewed President Obama on <em>Between Two Ferns</em

For the latest episode of <i>Between Two Ferns</i>, Zach Galifianakis interviewed President Obama. First question: "In 2013, you pardoned a turkey. What do …

Top 10 Ways to Repurpose Your Old Laptop

There's no shortage of ways to repurpose an old PC, whether you're just trying to make it work again or turning it into something else entirely, like …

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Scientific American wants to end the ban on psychoactive drug research

<i>Scientific American</i> recently published a spirited editorial calling for the US government to end the ban on psychoactive drug research. After the Controlled Substances Act was passed in 1970, drugs like marijuana, MDMA, and LSD were put on the Schedule I drug list, deemed to have no accepted …

Bitcoin exec busted in Silk Road deal

CEO of a Bitcoin exchange charged with trying to sell the digital currency to Silk Road users<p>Charlie Shrem, the CEO of an exchange for Bitcoin, was arrested by federal authorities on Sunday in a money laundering bust, which highlighted the digital currency's close relationship to online black …

How Home-Based Entrepreneurs Can Be Productive, Not Just Busy

According to Forbes, 52 percent of small businesses in the US are home-based. Proper time management is a key factor, if not the most important …

The Insanity Of Bitcoin, Explained

There’s no better way to appreciate the trippiness of the digital currency Bitcoin than this hallucinatory animated video.<p>If you’ve been paying attention to the news, you might have heard that digital currency Bitcoin is currently the talk of Wall Street after skyrocketing in value to trade at over …

New form of carbon said to be strongest material ever found

The strongest known material in the world may have just been dethroned. Researchers from Rice University have calculated the properties of a little-studied form of carbon known as carbyne, and they've determined that it should have a "specific strength surpassing that of any other known material." …

Meet The Dread Pirate Roberts, The Man Behind Booming Black Market Drug Website Silk Road

An entrepreneur as professionally careful as the Dread Pirate Roberts doesn’t trust instant messaging services. Forget phones or Skype. At one point during our eight-month preinterview courtship, I offer to meet him at an undisclosed location outside the United States. “Meeting in person is out of …

The Government Now Admits There's an 'Area 51'

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Newly declassified documents, obtained by George Washington University's National Security Archive, …

Timeless Branding Lessons From A Young Steve Jobs

To understand how a legacy lasts, let’s flash back to when Steve Jobs rebuilt his own.<p>“It’s a complicated and noisy world,” mused a younger Steve Jobs, “and we’re not going to get a chance to get people to remember much about us. “<p>That chance to make a memory, he says, is the essence of brand …

Facebook is a bummer, study says

Don't press the like button: Facebook is a bummer that makes us feel worse about our lives, according to new research.<p>Facebook users in a study led by the University of Michigan wound up feeling worse about themselves after two weeks, and their moment-to-moment mood darkened the more they browsed …

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Google is preparing for screenless computers

The spread of computing to every corner of our physical world doesn’t just mean a proliferation of screens large and small—it also means we’ll soon come to rely on mobile computers with no screens at all. “It’s now so inexpensive to have a powerful computing device in my car or lapel, that if you …