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Physicists Found Proof That the Universe Is Built Like a Hologram

In <i>Prometheus</i>, Michael Fassbender’s David, an android, finds a magnificent hologram of the universe called the Orrery. This holographic map revealed …

Physics

If the Universe Is Expanding, What Does It Expand Into?

<i>If the universe is expanding, then what does it expand into?</i><p><b>Richard Muller:</b><p>The universe doesn't have to be expanding into anything in order to …

Harry Potter

How to Build a Tiny, Off-Grid House for $2500 (Video)

From life inside a tiny, 7'x12' portable house to touring an infamous roundhouse, we've been pretty fascinated by the DIY tiny house movement. Here's …

Neil deGrasse Tyson explains what the world will be like in 500 years

Using the Age of Exploration as a basis, Neil deGrasse Tyson takes a close look at what life on Earth could look like in another 500 years. Spoiler Alert: It's going to get crowded. But he's got some solutions if we take action today.<p><b>Follow TI:</b>On Facebook<p><i>StarTalk Radio is a podcast and radio</i> …

Neil deGrasse Tyson

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Dutch Baby: The One-Skillet Breakfast You’re Not Making (Yet!)

Sure, pancakes are great. But there’s always one (or two) that burn before you get the skillet temperature right, and you have to babysit them for way too long. If you’re not about that life, Dutch babies are the breakfast for you. They’re similar to a pancake, except they’re baked in a cast iron …

Breakfast

Fear of the light: why we need darkness

Light pollution conceals true darkness from 80% of Europe and North America. What do we lose when we can no longer see the stars?<p>Every civilisation we know of has devised a system – scientific, religious, what have you – to make sense of the night sky. The mystery of what’s up there, where it came …

Natural Gas

Hugh Laurie explains why his new show Chance is nothing like House

Monosyllabic names aside, this is a very different kind of troubled doctor.<p>After eight long 22-episode years on <i>House</i>, it seemed for a while like Hugh …

New Theory of the Higgs Boson Could Explain Why Gravity Is So Weak

A new theory suggests that missing extra copies of the Higgs boson might explain why gravity is so much weaker than it should be.<p>Something is seriously wrong with gravity, and nobody's quite sure why.<p>The problem is that gravity is too weak. Out of the four fundamental physical forces in the …

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Physics

Forget contactless cards. You will soon be able to pay with your veins

The death of the plastic credit card could be a step closer as high street names including McDonald's and the Co-op prepare to test a breakthrough finger-scanning payment technology.<p>FingoPay, developed by British start-up Sthaler, uses a biometric reader to scan the veins of a shopper’s finger, …

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The most stylish outdoor furniture

A chesterfield sofa, a Saarinen tulip table, a Patricia Urquiola designed chair... a wish list of desirables for the stylish contemporary living room you might think. But actually, let's take this outside because these statement pieces are now available in all-weather forms, thanks to new …

Greg Lavardera + Tedd Benson = Alliance For Modern Methods of Construction

credit: Bensonwood/ Greg La Vardera<p>Tedd Benson is one of the most interesting builders in America; he has been looking at the way houses have been …

Prefab Homes

What the dog smelled: The science and mystery of cadaver dogs

Dive teams spent 12 days searching the waters of Elliot Lake in northern Ontario and didn't find a thing.<p>When the cadaver dogs were called in, they …

University of Tennessee

Current Obsessions: Something Natural

From a minimal planter to preserving midsummer blooms, here’s what we’ve been keen on this week.<p>Above: We’re inspired to preserve the best of …

The BLAIR WITCH and 10 CLOVERFIELD LANE Switcheroos Show Studios How to Generate Genuine Excitement

Concrete home in Argentina is arranged around mature trees and plunge pool

Argentinian studios Marcelo Del Torto and Torrado Arquitectos have arranged a family home around a group of mature trees in a gated community in …

Architecture

Raúl Sánchez uses contrasting materials to define rooms in Barcelona apartment

Spanish architect Raúl Sánchez has overhauled a long and narrow apartment in Barcelona to create a sequence of rooms lined in patterned tiles, …

Architecture

NASA releases new video showing the globe age one year

Last year around this time, NASA released the first image of Earth taken by the EPIC camera on the DSCOVR satellite. Since then, that camera has captured a full year of our planet from its location at Lagrange Point 1 about one million miles away.<p>Compiling over 3,000 images, NASA put together a …

Astronomy

Your taste in music says a lot about how your brain processes information

But as uncharacteristic as it is for me to become obsessed with country hits, it makes sense for the way I react to the world around me, according to a 2015 study in PLOS ONE.<p>In the study, researchers found that the types of music you like are linked to the way you process information.<p>There are two …

Psychology

Who Loves Their Owners More: Cats or Dogs?

A new study revealed a significant difference between felines and their canine counterparts.<p>Cats and dogs have plenty in common: Both species are adorable, fuzzy, and (sometimes) cuddly, and the internet can't seem to get enough of them.<p>But according to a recent study conducted by neuroscientist …

You'll Never Believe What's Really Inside Your Ikea LACK Table

The Swedish retailer is craftier than we give them credit for.<p>We already have Ikea's iconic LACK table all over our homes, but the side table still holds a few secrets that might shock even the superstore's biggest enthusiasts. The $10 coffee table stands fairly sturdy, so no one would guess that …

What is the Best Way To Build A Wall? Not A Simple Answer

Voltaire wrote <i>Le mieux est l'ennemi du bien</i>, often translated as <i>"The perfect is the enemy of the good;"</i> he might well have been talking about …

Home Improvement

Amazon Tests 'Daily Dish' Food Delivery Service for the Workplace

Hungry? Amazon is now testing a food delivery service for workplaces, dubbed "Daily Dish," eliminating the need for participating employees to hop in their cars and drive out for some grub every day.<p>According to Geekwire, there are a few companies involved in the initial test, all of which are …

RIP VHS: World's Last VCR Will Be Made This Month

Be warned, vintage videophiles: Japan’s Funai Electric, a company that claims to be the last manufacturer of videocassette recorders (VCRs), will manufacture its last VHS player this month.<p>Funai, which manufacturers the VCRs in China for Sanyo, says the decision comes after selling only 750,000 …

Film Industry