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Some physicists believe we're living in a giant hologram — and it's not that far-fetched

Some physicists actually believe that the universe we live in might be a hologram.<p>The idea isn't that the universe is some sort of fake simulation out of <i>The</i> <i>Matrix,</i> but rather that even though we appear to live in a three-dimensional universe, it might only have two dimensions. It's called the …

Physics

This 4K Timelapse Of Earth From The ISS Is Absolutely Stunning

Timelapses of space are not exactly rare. However you'll have something of a hard time finding a timelapse as beautiful as this one captured from the …

Space

Harvard researchers have mapped the five child-rearing techniques you need to raise kind kids

Ask parents how important it is to instill kindness in their kids, and most will rank it high: even as their very top priority, according to Harvard researchers.<p>But children surveyed by the university’s Making Caring Common (pdf) project said, overwhelmingly, that they were getting a different …

High School

Dark Energy Renders 97% Of The Galaxies In Our Observable Universe Permanently Unreachable

When you look out at a star whose light arrives after traveling towards you for 100 years, you’re seeing a star that’s 100 light years away, due to the fact that the speed of light is finite. But when you look out at a galaxy whose light arrives after traveling towards you for a journey of <i>100</i> …

Galaxies

Science Seeks to Unlock Marijuana Secrets

As the once-vilified drug becomes more accepted, researchers around the world are trying to understand how it works and how it might fight disease.<p>There’s nothing new about cannabis, of course. It’s been around humankind pretty much forever.<p>In Siberia charred seeds have been found inside burial …

President Obama reads Mean Tweets on 'Kimmel,' talks Ferguson

President Barack Obama made his first in-person appearance on <i>Jimmy Kimmel Live</i>, discussed racial strife in Ferguson, Mo., deflected Kimmel’s …

How random is random on your music player?

<b>There I was, walking to the railway station, minding my own business, when... bam!</b><p>Our song.<p>That's the gamble you take when you set your device to "random". Sometimes you get good songs, sometimes you get bad ones. Sometimes you get songs that remind you of someone that was once in your life.<p>I …

Conspiracies

Spirituality Without Religion – But What About The Sacred?

I'm in!<p>There is a current trend toward “Religion without God” –churches are cropping up without God as the center of attention and simply building …

15 Traditional Cleaning Tricks You Never Knew

<i>This story was originally published on February 19, 2015</i><p>One of the biggest Lunar New Year traditions in China — besides the red envelopes and parades …

Collapsing 4D Star Could Have Spawned Universe — NOVA Next

There could be a gaping hole in the Big Bang theory. Or rather, a giant, colossal black-hole caused by the collapse of a four-dimensional star.<p>One of …

Universe

The Death Of Nintendo Has Been Greatly Under-Exaggerated

I love Nintendo. I love Nintendo. I love Nintendo.<p>I feel the need to say that over and over again to begin with because this post will inevitably be read by some as some sort of anti-Nintendo screed. I know that because every single time I write anything <i>mildly</i> critical of Nintendo, groups of folks …

How To Disappear When Someone's Spying On You

Whenever your cellphone is on, "They" know where you are, and I mean all the Theys — the spooks, the merchants, the drone pilots, the private detectives, probably even the Chinese. If you want your privacy, says artist/designer Adam Harvey, you can go to the back of your phone, pry out the battery …

Kid Cannabis: The Wild Rise and Violent Fall of a Teenage Weed Kingpin

How one kid in Idaho moved $18 million worth of pot without telling his mom<p>Nate Norman was hanging out with his buddy Topher Clark when he came up …

KEF M500 headphones review: Stellar design and comfort -- and very good sound - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The <b>KEF M500</b> on-ear headphones are sleekly and sturdily designed and offer a very comfortable fit. They also sound very good and come with two detachable cords, one of which has an Apple-friendly inline remote/microphone for smartphone use. The headphones fold up and fit into an attractive …

Consumer Tech

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New Video: Goodie Mob feat. Janelle Monáe “Special Education”

ATL’s Goodie Mob is just a few weeks away from the release of their long-waited comeback album, <i>Age Against The Machine</i>, due on August 27. Janelle …

Arctic Monkeys: "Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High?"

Arctic Monkeys have shared a music video from their new album <i>AM</i>. The trippy clip for "Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High?" was directed by music video luminary Nabil. It features frontman Alex Turner going through a series of paranoid hallucinations.<p><i>AM</i> is out September 9 via Domino.<p>Arctic …

Monkeys

8 Superhero Comic Storylines That Need To Be Made Into Movies

How many times are we going to have to see Peter Parker watch his Uncle Ben die, become Spider-Man, and face the Green Goblin?<p>Or Batman face the Joker for the "first" time?<p>Or Superman fight Zod?<p>Superhero movies are getting stale because Hollywood is afraid to deviate from the stories that we all …

Comics

100 Best Debut Albums of All Time

From the Beatles to Nas and beyond<p>RCA 2001<p>Few bands have packaged themselves as brilliantly as the Strokes on their debut. Before <i>Is This It</i> even came …

What Google's Chromecast Has That All the Other Web-to-TV Devices Don't

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Google today announced a new Internet-to-television device, a well-developed area of technology that …

Pigeons and Planes

Jahar's World

He was a charming kid with a bright future. But no one saw the pain he was hiding or the monster he would become.<p><i>Our hearts go out to the victims of</i> …

Times Square

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Welcome to the Evil All-Star Game. #CrackedClassic

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Mos Def Stars In Terrifying Video Where He Is Force Fed According To Guantánamo Bay Procedure

Yasiin Bey (formerly known as Mos Def) underwent surgical force feeding to show what happens to those who choose to hunger strike at Guantánamo Bay.

Mos Def

Texas A&M star Johnny Manziel 'can't wait to leave College Station'

In the wee small hours of Sunday morning, Heisman Trophy winner and Texas A&M star Johnny Manziel wasn’t too pleased with College Station. He tweeted the following message, before deleting it. Deadspin captured the tweet:<p>Manziel then clarified:<p>It’s really got to be tough being the most popular guy …