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Hitler may have come close to building atomic bomb, German treasure hunter finds

A pensioner in Brandenberg, Germany, was casting about with his metal detector last week when it gave an unusual ‘bleep’.<p>According to German media, it’s cause was what first appeared to be a nondescript but shiny lump of metal.<p>Then the 64-year-old hobbyist, Bernd Thälmann, gave it a quick test.<p>It …

History

How to Make a Pinhole Viewer for the Total Solar Eclipse, and What to Do While You Wait for Totality

Travel-friendly gadgets and game plans to entertain eclipse-chasers during the long partial phases on August 21.<p>Solar eclipses take time. What you …

San Francisco

General Relativity in a Supermassive Black Hole

Einstein’s theory of general relativity is possibly one of the most talked about subjects of physics there is. The majority of society seem to have …

Five of the Biggest Problems in Physics May Have Been Solved at Once

A new theory proposes six new types of particles and could solve some of the biggest problems in physics.<p>A new theory claims to have solved five of the biggest problems in physics all at once.<p>The theory was developed by a group of French physicists at the University of Paris-Saclay, and it …

Physics

Criminal Minds Vet Shemar Moore Talks 'Karma' After Thomas Gibson's Firing

<i>Criminal Minds</i> vet Shemar Moore has seemingly weighed in on the firing of onetime co-star Thomas Gibson.<p>In a video which has since been deleted from …

TV

17 surprising things you didn't know you could do with Google

Here are just some of the things that you probably didn't know you could Google.<p><b>1) The cheapest airfare from all the major travel booking websites at</b> …

Scientists just confirmed there's a second layer of information hidden in our DNA

That's something biologists have known for years, and they've even been able to figure out some of the proteins responsible for folding up DNA. But now a group of physicists have been able to demonstrate for the first time through simulations how this hidden information controls our evolution.<p>Let's …

Genetics

This Awesome Video Explains The Entire Universe in Less Than 4 Minutes

And at the end of it we're all still going to die.<p>We humans like to make a big deal of things - climate change, new viruses, the death of our …

Black Holes

Watch Henry Rollins Recall Terrifying Acid Trip Nightmare

Musician-writer recalls hilarious, horrifying drug experience on Comedy Central storytelling series 'This Is Not Happening'<p>Henry Rollins first tried …

Bernie Sanders

Blockbuster trailers overshadow bruising Super Bowl

For fans of tactical defensive gridiron, Super Bowl 50 was a bruising, attritional classic. For those hoping instead for spectacular passing from …

Neil deGrasse Tyson Talks God, Aliens, And Multiverses

<i>EDITOR’S NOTE: An earlier version of this story was published here.</i><p>Things are looking up for Neil deGrasse Tyson―<i>way</i> up. As the director of the Hayden Planetarium and the author of several popular books on space, Tyson is already one of the nation’s best-known scientists. And now his already-high …

West Side Story

Big Bang, Deflated? Universe May Have Had No Beginning

If a new theory turns out to be true, the universe may not have started with a bang.<p>In the new formulation, the universe was never a singularity, or …

Physics

Four future space technologies that will change the world in your lifetime

From ending natural disasters, to flying to Sydney in an hour, scientists are working on future technologies to solve some of humanity's biggest challenges<p>Imagine a world where severe storms, tornadoes, and flash flooding are no longer a threat to human life. Or a time when flying from London to …

Here's what it would take to colonize the largest planet in the solar system

Just a few videos ago, I blew minds with a "How to" on terraforming the Moon. Once we've developed a Solar System spanning civilization and have claimed mastery over the laws of physics, and have common-place technology which staggers and dwarf our current comprehension of what's possible it should …

Astronomy

Liking Windows 10 so far? Here's how to make it even better

Windows 10 is great; if you’re on a Windows 7 or 8 PC, there’s virtually no reason not to upgrade.<p>That said, there are so many new features and settings that sorting through them all can become overwhelming, and you could be missing out on making the most of your Windows 10 experience.<p>Don’t worry …

Get self-destructing Gmail emails with Dmail

Chrome web extension allows you to revoke access to sent emails whenever you like<p>Last month, Google introduced an "Undo Send" option for all Gmail users, allowing anybody to recall messages up to 30 seconds after sending them. However, if 30 seconds isn't enough time for you to spot an error (or …

Apps

Quantum Experiment Shows How “Time” Doesn’t Exist As We Think It Does (Mind-Altering)

I'm in!<p><b>“We choose to examine a phenomenon which is impossible, absolutely impossible, to explain in any classical way, and which has in it the heart</b> …

A secret option in your Android phone can help make it work faster

It involves enabling a secret menu reserved for developers and changing some settings.<p>But don't worry, it's extremely easy to do and completely reversible, harmless to your device, and it should take all of two minutes.<p>This will work with most Android phones running the latest version of Android …

Android News

The Most WTF Things We Saw At CES 2015

The nopes, huhs, whyyys, and wtfs of the Consumer Electronics Show<p>The International Consumer Electronics Show is an incredible event, showcasing some astoundingly innovative technologies each year. It’s also a place where a lot of weird stuff happens. While scouring the showroom floors at this …