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The best movie of every year since 2000, according to critics

Since the turn of the century, the reviews aggregator Metacritic has compiled an annual list of the year's most well-received movies by assigning scores based on their composite critical reception.<p>We selected the top film from each year's list, starting with 2000 and including the best film of 2017.<p>…

Sony Pictures

Wait a second: What came before the big bang?

The Voorhes<p>Not everyone thinks the universe had a beginning.<p>Cosmologists used to think the universe was totally timeless: no beginning, no end. That might sound mind-melting, but it’s easier on the scientific brain than figuring out what a set starting point would mean, let alone when it would be. …

Dark Matter

Sunken 8th continent reveals its buried secrets

A journey to plumb the remote ocean depths has revealed that Earth does indeed have an eighth continent.<p>A nine-week voyage took scientists from around the world to drill and explore the seafloor off New Zealand and Australia. They found evidence of land-based fossils, revealing that the ancient …

Here's 13 Things That Make People Dislike You Immediately, According to Science

Ugh.<p>Everyone's got a story about how they thought a certain friend was mean the first time they met, but realised later that he or she is actually …

Psychology

NASA's Hubble spots "pitch black" planet lurking beyond our solar system

WASP-12b orbits a Sun-like star 1,400 light-years from Earth and is "black as fresh asphalt"<p>NASA's Hubble telescope has discovered an exoplanet that …

How we'll nap our way to Mars

This is what real suspended animation will look like.<p>Imagine a road trip that lasts six months—no pit stops, black night the whole way. That’s how long it would take you, and how monotonous it would be, to fly to Mars. To avoid the boredom (and its cousins depression and anxiety), you could spend …

Space Travel

Epson just unveiled a 130-inch ‘screen-free’ laser TV that launches this fall for $3,000

The home projector market is likely far bigger than you think, and Epson is the market leader by a wide margin, with a 53% market share in the United …

This Quantum Theory Says Time Can Flow Backward

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Microsoft HoloLens inventor says the 'phone is already dead'

Hey, did you hear? Smartphones are dead.<p>That's according to Microsoft's Alan Kipman, better known as the inventor of the company's HoloLens augmented …

It's Official. Humans Are Going to Mars. NASA Has Unveiled Their Mission.

The Mars Mission<p>Humanity has been fascinated by Mars since long before we stepped foot on the Moon. Our planetary neighbor has been the subject of …

How Kepler saw Neptune

New video from NASA depicting the observations of our solar system’s 8th planet, Neptune, by the famous planet-hunting Kepler telescope.<p>NASA’s …

Photon Rockets Might Make Mars A Three Minute Trip

Planck photon rocket drives — which in theory could hit velocities equal to 99.999 percent the speed of light — might eventually offer propulsion engineers a way to drastically reduce interstellar travel times without trashing the laws of physics as we currently understand them. A hypothetical …

Ditch straws and iced water at meal-times to lose weight, says Oxford prof

Eating healthily could be as simple as ditching straws and iced water, or changing the colour of your crockery, according to a psychologist at Oxford University.<p>Professor Charles Spence believes it is possible to feel satisfied while consuming fewer calories with a few brain hacks which trick the …

Scientist have found a way to reverse hearing loss

Hearing loss is an ever increasing problem. That’s probably not news to you as hearing aid acoustician pop up almost everywhere. Hearing is so …

This Giant Group of Whales Is Definitely Up to Something

You may have heard the story of Whale 52, otherwise known as the world’s loneliest whale — the one that’s spent years swimming solo through the …

Humpback Whales

Mysterious flashes could be alien spacecraft at work, Harvard scientists say

Hold on to your lightsabers and brace yourself for hyperspace. A team from Harvard University suspects mysterious energy flashes detected in galaxies far, far away may be caused by a species of super-advanced aliens firing up their interstellar spacecraft.<p>It is a scientific development that - if …

The Spruce Eats

Researchers create 'time crystals' envisioned by Princeton scientists

Time crystals may sound like something from science fiction, having more to do with time travel or Dr. Who. These strange materials—in which atoms …

Friction in the vacuum?

(Phys.org)—When three physicists first discovered through their calculations that a decaying atom moving through the vacuum experiences a …

Have Spare Time? Try To Discover A Planet

Astronomers are offering the general public a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity: the chance to discover a new planet in our solar system.<p>Many astronomers now think there may be a massive, undiscovered planet lurking in the far reaches of our solar system. Right now, however, the existence of this …

How to Shake Up Your Shakshuka

When a dish is as simple as poaching eggs in tomato sauce, you can’t be shocked when you come across countless variations on it. Tossed back and …

LG 5K display must be kept at least 2 meters away from Wi-Fi routers

New 5K monitor sold by Apple apparently lacks EM shielding, has other issues.<p><b>Updated, February 3:</b> An LG spokesperson confirmed with Ars that the 5K …

LG Electronics