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A Physicist Has Created a Lab-Sized "Black Hole"

The experiment's results may finally prove that Hawking radiation exists.<p>Black holes swallow up everything, and nothing escapes. This property, the most iconic characteristic of these mysterious space phenomena, had its first major challenge this week when Techonion professor Jeff Steinhauer posted …

Physics

How to Read People Like Sherlock Holmes: 5 Secrets Backed by Research

We’d all like to learn how to read people like Sherlock Holmes. And research shows understanding things like body language is even more powerful than …

Body Language

Discover Why Hong Kong Is Asia’s Melting Pot

Explore this fascinating city, like no other place on Earth.<p>Nowhere else can a child experience a city so exuberantly complex in such a geographically tiny package as Hong Kong, which packs seven million citizens into just 426 square miles, making it one of the most densely populated regions on the …

Hong Kong

How Beats conquered the world

Back in the 1970s and 80s, before he helped found Beats Electronics, Jimmy Iovine was a record producer working on albums like Bruce Springsteen’s <i>Born to Run</i> and Tom Petty’s <i>Damn the Torpedoes</i>. To help him craft hits, Iovine had a radio tower built into the A&M studio on the Charlie Chaplin lot. At …

Hangover Cures That Really Work

Whether it's a holiday weekend or a summertime soiree, here's how to take part in the festivities sans the painful post-drinking aftermath.<p>You already know the drill on some basic rules for warding off and healing a hangover—i.e. drinking a ton of water and eating the night of as well as the next …

Alcohol

What to do about Heartbleed, a gaping security hole affecting 66 percent of the Internet (at least)

There’s a security flaw in one of the basic encryption tools used by a huge number of websites, and it probably affects you.<p>Just to be safe, you should probably change your passwords. All of them.<p><i>Update 4/9: Before you change passwords on a site, first check to see if it is vulnerable to</i> …

iWatch may arrive hand-in-hand with iPhone 6 this September

That third quarter iWatch release date is sounding a tad more credible today, with word that Apple is now taking delivery of circuit board samples of …

Wearable Tech

Land Rover's new concept can make a car transparent

Land Rover is showcasing a new concept that would give drivers a better view of the road through augmented reality. The Transparent Bonnet Concept utilizes cameras mounted in the car's grille to capture a view of the road that's usually obscured by the hood. This data is then fed to a heads-up …

£120 Micro 3D printer raises $1m in 24 hours

The Micro, a 3D printer that costs $199 (£120), has raised more than $1 million (£600,000) on Kickstarter in just 24 hours.<p>The Micro -- created by a …

Meet the Women Leading a New Movement In R&B - PAPER

If there's one trend in music we've been consistently impressed with, it's indie's R&B; moment. (Or maybe that's R&B;'s indie moment.) Guys like The Weeknd, Frank Ocean and How to Dress Well and DJs and producers like Sango, Kaytranada and Ta-Ku are bringing '90s sounds back to the future with …

Work begins on the world's first 3D-printed house

Zero waste, lower transport costs and recyclable materials – is 3D-printing the future of housebuilding? Dutch architects are putting the process to the test for the first time in Amsterdam<p>Treacle-black plastic oozes from a nozzle at the bottom of a small tower in Amsterdam, depositing layer upon …

How to Make Bakery-Style Apple Danish at Home

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: Heather Hands from Flourishing Foodie is sharing a recipe for a delicious -- and jaw-dropping -- danish braid that will give you a reason to get</i> …

The 10 Best Cars Designed by Bertone

Iconic Italian design house Bertone is reportedly on the cusp of bankruptcy. Its history includes some of the greatest automotive designs ever committed to sheetmetal. Let's revisit 10 favorites from the company's epic highlight reel.<p>Iconic Italian design house Bertone is reportedly on the cusp of …

Shigeru Ban’s Cardboard Cathedral in New Zealand

A devastating earthquake struck Christchurch, New Zealand in 2011 damaging the city’s iconic Christchurch Cathedral. Architect and 2014 Pritzker …

New Zealand

Map Of The Developing Human Brain Shows Where Problems Begin

A high-resolution map of the human brain in utero is providing hints about the origins of brain disorders including schizophrenia and autism.<p>The map shows where genes are turned on and off throughout the entire brain at about the midpoint of pregnancy, a time when critical structures are taking …

London and the U.K. From Above

Photographer Jason Hawkes has been making fascinating aerial images since 1991. With a gyro-stabilized camera, he takes photos directly from the open door of a helicopter. Hawkes has covered subjects around the world, but specializes in aerial shots of the United Kingdom. Once more, he's been kind …

How Drug Cartels Are Like Amazon And Google

After this enlightening TEDTalk, you’ll never look at drug cartels the same way again.<p>Billions of dollars in sales. Quick shipments. Ultra-efficient distribution chains. Carefully orchestrated PR. Drone delivery.<p>It sounds a bit like Amazon! But in reality, this is any one of the three major Mexican …

Mexico

How can I stop my wireless router getting hacked?

Set up a longer passkey and change or hide the SSID, suggests Rick Maybury<p><i>One of my neighbours has been boasting about a program that sends millions of password permutations to wireless routers, with the intention of using their Internet connection and hacking into local computers, without the</i> …

Militias in the Central African Republic are slitting children's throats, razing villages and throwing young men to the crocodiles: http://gu.com/p/3ktn7/fb What needs to happen before the world intervenes? Photograph: Matthieu Alexandre/AFP/Getty Images

Venture capital in an age of algorithms

Advertisement<p>11 Comments<p>We live in an age of algorithms. Cheap computing and abundant software have brought huge advances in all kinds of fields. …

The Future Of Flight: A Congestion-Killing Aircraft

Meet the 100-passenger plane that'll keep your flight running on time.<p>Aircraft design is often overlooked in discussions of the FAA's multibillion-dollar NextGen initiative, the elaborate mélange of satellite-based guidance, arrival, and departure technologies intended to modernize the outdated and …

Graphene paint could power homes of the future

Houses could be painted with a new super-material that generates electricity from sunlight and can even change colour on request, following new research.<p>Scientists at the University of Manchester used wafers of graphene, the discovery of which won researchers a Nobel Prize, with thin layers of …

Graphene

Porn, rape, and a 'natural experiment' - Gene Expression

By Razib Khan | May 2, 2013 3:24 am<p><b>Credit:</b> Plp<p><b>Update:</b> To be explicit, I’m not claiming that the correlation is causal. Rather, I’m pointing out that …

Romancing the drone: Man pops the question via hexacopter - TODAY.com

Today<p>What began as a "baby bump photo shoot" in San Francisco's Alamo Square turned into a surprise wedding proposal with the help of an unlikely ally, a ring-delivering hexacopter drone.<p>Early on a cool spring day, the first Sunday in April, before the crowds of tourists gathered, Jason Muscat took …

Drones

The Seven Most Incredible Telescopes In Existence

The biggest, smallest, and most robotic stargazing tools.<p>When China completes its newest telescope project in 2016, the Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical radio Telescope (FAST), it will have a dish nearly half the size of a country (OK, only the world's smallest country, Vatican City, but …

22 Amazing Destinations You Can See With Google Street Views

That trip you'd been thinking about is so far down the horizon, you can barely make it out.<p>To top that off, your passport expired three months ago, you have a whopping credit card bill, and you need to pay a parking ticket. You are eternally trapped here, but through the power of The Internet you …

Key West

Why your brain loves music

New neuroscience study sets out to explain why in some respects music offers the same sort of pleasure as a really good thriller.<p>The love affair between <b>music</b> and neuroscience just keeps going and going. And this isn’t surprising because music’s power over us is so huge, and so odd. It’s not like …

Flute

Shooting in High-Def From Outer Space With UrtheCast

Google Earth provides Web users with basic global satellite imagery periodically updated. “It’s always sunny,” says Scott Larson, “and the car is …